New York, NY (Sports Network) - Denver Nuggets executive vice president of
basketball operations Masai Ujiri was named the winner of the 2012-13 NBA
Executive of the Year award on Thursday.
Ujiri strengthened Denver's roster in the offseason by acquiring Andre
Iguodala from Philadelphia in a four-team, 12-player deal, while bringing back
JaVale McGee and Andre Miller.
The Nuggets ended the 2012-13 season with a 57-25 mark, including a 38-3
record at home. Denver earned the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference, but
lost in six games to Golden State in the opening round of the playoffs.
Ujiri was named to his current position on Aug. 27, 2010. He worked for the
Nuggets organization as a scout from 2003-07, and served as the team's
director of international scouting during the 2006-07 season.
Denver's George Karl was named NBA coach of the year Wednesday, and last week
Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried won the league's citizenship award.
Ujiri totaled 59 points and received eight first-place votes from a panel of
his fellow team executives throughout the league. Los Angeles Clippers
executive Gary Sacks finished second with 28 points and three first-place
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