Friday May 1st, 2015

Warriors general manager Bob Myers is the NBA's 2014-15 executive of the year, the league announced on Friday.

Golden State improved by 16 wins over last season, from 51-31 in 2013-14 to 67-15 in 2014-15, the best record in the NBA.

Last May, the Warriors hired Steve Kerr to replace Mark Jackson, who was fired after three seasons.

Golden State also resisted trading shooting guard Klay Thompson in a potential trade for star power forward Kevin Love.

• GOLLIVER: Gentry reflects on Warriors' run

Other offseason moves included the signing of guards Shaun Livingston and Brandon Rush.

The Warriors will face the Memphis Grizzlies in the conference semifinals after sweeping the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round.

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin finished second with eight first-place votes and Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer finished third with four first-place votes.

Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took a leave of absence in September.

• BALLARD: How Kerr transformed the Warriors into title contenders

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