Golden State guard Mitch Richmond was named NBA Rookie of the Year, taking 80 of 85 votes by a panel of sports writers and broadcasters.

Richmond, Golden State's first-round draft choice from Kansas State and the fifth selection overall, averaged 22 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 79 games for the Warriors, who improved from 20-62 in 1987-88 to 43-39 this year.