The results of WNBA.com's 2004 Fans Faves picks

Fan Faves ’04: And the Winners Are ...

Sept. 23 -- We nominated. You voted. As the regular season came to an end, WNBA.com asked who you thought was most deserving for each of the four major regular-season awards. With the initial returns are in (it's never too late, you can still go to the pages and vote), here are the winner in the 2004 fan awards:

Most Valuable Player
Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles Sparks (33%)
Leslie was third in the league in scoring (17.6 points per game), first in rebounding (9.9 rpg) and her team had the best regular season record (25-9). Any questions?
Second place: Lauren Jackson, Seattle (22%)
Third place: Tina Thompson, Houston (19%)
Fan-Faves ’04: Most Valuable Player


Rookie of the Year
Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury (66%)
Led the Mercury to nine more wins than the year before (from eight to 17), while leading all rookies in scoring with 17.0 points per game.
Second place: Alana Beard, Washington (21%)
Third place: Lindsay Whalen, Connecticut (10%)
Fan-Faves ’04: Rookie of the Year


Defensive Player of the Year
Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles Sparks (32%)
Led the league in blocks per game (2.88), defensive rebounds per game (8.1) and finished in the top 15 in steals (1.47 spg).
Second place: Sheryl Swoopes, Houston (28%)
Third place: Tamika Catchings, Indiana (17%)
Fan-Faves ’04: Defensive Player of the Year


Coach of the Year
Mike Thibault, Connecticut Sun (32%)
For the second consecutive season, Thibault led the Sun to the postseason. Only this season, the Sun are the top seed in the East.
Second place: Anne Donovan, Seattle (24%)
Third place: Carrie Graf, Phoenix (23%)
Fan-Faves ’04: Coach of the Year


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Video

Sparks vs. Mercury

Diana Taurasi scores 17 points to lead the Mercury to their 16th straight win.

Tina Charles Highlights

Watch Tina Charles' highlights from the Liberty's game versus the Mystics.

Storm vs. Shock

Odyssey Sims scores 21 points and Glory Johnson goes for a double-double in the Shock’s 80-74 win over the Storm.

Mystics vs. Liberty

Tina Charles scores 23 points and pulls down 12 rebounds in the Liberty's 80-76 OT win over the Mystics.

Sky vs. Stars

Kayla McBride scores 16 points to help the Stars take down the Sky, 92-74.