Denver Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri runs away with Executive of the Year Award voting


Ujiri finished with eight first-place votes and 59 total points, more than double the runner-up, Gary Sacks of the LA Clippers.

After assembling an ensemble cast that shocked most of the NBA when they finished the season with a 57-25 record, Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri was the runaway winner of the 2013 Executive of the Year Award.

Over the last few seasons, Ujiri has kept Denver near the top of the league despite the contentious departure of Carmelo Anthony. The Nuggets' success stands in sharp contrast to teams like the Cavaliers, Raptors and Hornets, who have sunk to the depths of the NBA following the departure of their franchise players.

The voting for this season's award speaks to the respect Ujiri has garnered in front offices around the league, as 17 different GMs received votes, but none finished anywhere near him:

Name Team 1st-place votes 2nd-place votes 3rd-place votes Total
Masai Ujiri Nuggets 8 6 1 59
Gary Sacks Clippers 3 4 1 28
Daryl Morey Rockets 4 1 2 25
Glen Grunwald Knicks 2 4 3 25
R.C. Buford Spurs 4 1 1 24
Pat Riley Heat 4 1 1 24
Bob Myers Warriors 1 4 6 23
Sam Presti Thunder 1 1 4 12
Danny Ferry Hawks 1 1 -- 8
Rob Hennigan Magic 1 -- 2 7
Billy King Nets -- 2 1 7
Donnie Walsh Pacers -- 1 4 7
Kevin O'Connor Jazz -- 2 -- 6
Jason Levien Grizzlies 1 -- -- 5
John Hammond Bucks -- 1 1 4
Dell Demps Pelicans -- -- 1 1
Gar Forman Bulls -- -- 1 1

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