NBL (United States) Most Valuable Player Award
The National Basketball League Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) was an annual National Basketball League (NBL) award given to the best performing player of the regular season in each of the twelve years the league existed. The MVP was selected by sports writers, broadcasters, coaches, and managers.
|*||Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame|
|Denotes player whose team won championship that year|
|Player (X)||Denotes the number of times the player had been named MVP at that time|
|Team (X)||Denotes the number of times a player from this team had won at that time|
|1937–38||Leroy Edwards||Center||Oshkosh All-Stars|
|1938–39||Leroy Edwards (2)||Center||Oshkosh All-Stars (2)|
|1939–40||Leroy Edwards (3)||Center||Oshkosh All-Stars (3)|
|1940–41||Ben Stephens||Guard / Forward||Akron Goodyear Wingfoots|
|1941–42||Chuck Chuckovits||Guard / Forward||Toledo Jim White Chevrolets|
|1942–43||Bobby McDermott*||Guard||Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons|
|1943–44||Bobby McDermott* (2)||Guard||Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (2)|
|1944–45||Bobby McDermott* (3)||Guard||Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (3)|
|1945–46||Bobby McDermott* (4)||Guard||Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (4)|
|1946–47||Bob Davies*||Guard||Rochester Royals|
|1947–48||George Mikan*||Center||Minneapolis Lakers|
|1948–49||Don Otten||Center||Tri-Cities Blackhawks|
- "NBL – Most Valuable Player Award Winners". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
- "Mikan Breaks Records; Named Most Valuable". Chicago Daily Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. April 4, 1948. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
- Associated Press (March 26, 1949). "Otten of Tri-Cities Named Top Player in National League". Chicago Daily Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. Retrieved June 16, 2019.