The executive of the Cleveland Cavaliers, David Griffin, who was the favorite to win the NBA’s Executive of the Year award, came in second in this year’s voting.
Griffin was able to sign Kyrie Irving to an extension, hire European coaching legend David Blatt, bring LeBron James back to Cleveland, and acquire big name players like Kevin Love, Timofey Mozgov, J.R. Smith, and Iman Shumpert through a series of trades starting in the preseason.
The winner of the award was Golden State Warrios Executive Bob Myers. The Warriors made absolutely no moves this season other than hiring Steve Kerr as their head coach and signing free agent Saun Livingston, both made early in the summer. Kerr was able to lead the team to a 67-15 record.
The Cavs had a busy offseason, bringing two stars to Cleveland, including the hometown hero LeBron James. With James and Kevin Love on hand, David Blat twas able to maneuver around numerous injuries to their key players to finish 53-29, good for second in the Eastern Conference.
The full tally can be seen here below: