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NBA Executive of the Year Award Winners

Posted Feb 26 2013 12:02PM

A year-by-year list of the NBA's Executive of the Year award winners:

Year Executive(s) Team(s)
2011-12 Larry Bird Indiana Pacers
2010-11 Gar Forman
Pat Riley
Chicago Bulls
Miami Heat
2009-10 John Hammond Milwaukee Bucks
2008-09 Mark Warkentien Denver Nuggets
2007-08 Danny Ainge Boston Celtics
2006-07 Bryan Colangelo Toronto Raptors
2005-06 Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Clippers
2004-05 Bryan Colangelo Phoenix Suns
2003-04 Jerry West Memphis Grizzlies
2002-03 Joe Dumars Detroit Pistons
2001-02 Rod Thorn New Jersey Nets
2000-01 Geoff Petrie Sacramento Kings
1999-00 John Gabriel Orlando Magic
1998-99 Geoff Petrie Sacramento Kings
1997-98 Wayne Embry Cleveland Cavaliers
1996-97 Bob Bass Charlotte Hornets
1995-96 Jerry Krause Chicago Bulls
1994-95 Jerry West Los Angeles Lakers
1993-94 Bob Whitsitt Seattle SuperSonics
1992-93 Jerry Colangelo Phoenix Suns
1991-92 Wayne Embry Cleveland Cavaliers
1990-91 Bucky Buckwalter Portland Trail Blazers
1989-90 Bob Bass San Antonio Spurs
1988-89 Jerry Colangelo Phoenix Suns
1987-88 Jerry Krause Chicago Bulls
1986-87 Stan Kasten Atlanta Hawks
1985-86 Stan Kasten Atlanta Hawks
1984-85 Vince Boryla Denver Nuggets
1983-84 Frank Layden Utah Jazz
1982-83 Zollie Volchok Seattle SuperSonics
1981-82 Bob Ferry Washington Bullets
1980-81 Jerry Colangelo Phoenix Suns
1979-80 Red Auerbach Boston Celtics
1978-79 Bob Ferry Washington Bullets
1977-78 Angelo Drossos San Antonio Spurs
1976-77 Ray Patterson Houston Rockets
1975-76 Jerry Colangelo Phoenix Suns
1974-75 Dick Vertlieb Golden State Warriors
1973-74 Eddie Donovan Buffalo Braves
1972-73 Joe Axelson Kansas City/Omaha Kings
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