San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford has been named the 2013-2014 NBA Executive of the Year.
After a disappointing loss in Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals, many skeptics believed that the veteran Spurs would take a step back this season. But Buford’s ability to add supporting pieces like Marco Belinelli and re-sign Tiago Splitter and Manu Ginobili was enough to sustain the Spurs’ top-level success.
Buford received nine first-place votes from a panel of team executives and finished ahead of Phoenix’s Ryan McDonough and Portland’s Neil Olshey. Here’s the complete voting: