Spurs general manager R.C. Buford has been named the NBA’s Executive of the Year for the 2015–16 season, the league announced on Monday.
Buford finished with 77 total points in voting by fellow executives, beating out Portland’s Neil Olshey who finished with 63, and Golden State’s Bob Myers who tallied 38. Olshey actually received the most first-place votes among executives with 10, one more than Buford.
The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Buford cast his vote for Olshey.
It’s Buford’s second award; he previously won the award in 2013–14, when the Spurs defeated the Heat in the NBA Finals.
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