Lawrence Frank Named 2019-20 NBA Basketball Executive of the Year
The NBA announced that LA Clippers President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank has been named the 2019-20 NBA Basketball Executive of the Year.
“L is a passionate, dedicated, and selfless leader. I am proud of the work he and his group are doing, and thrilled his peers feel the same way,” said Steve Ballmer, Clippers Chairman. “This award is a great tribute to the hard work done by the entire front office, including our General Manager Michael Winger, Assistant GMs Mark Hughes and Trent Redden, and consultant Jerry West. Together, they have worked to develop every facet of our basketball operations department.”
In his third year as the Clippers President of Basketball Operations, Frank and the front office shaped a roster headlined by two-time Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and six-time All-Star Paul George. At the trade deadline, they acquired Marcus Morris Sr., who averaged career-highs in points per game (16.7) and three-point percentage (40.8%). This marks the second time in franchise history that a Clippers executive has won the award, and the first time in Frank’s career.