San Antonio's RC Buford named NBA Executive of the Year

May 9, 2016

San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford has been named the NBA's executive of the year.

The NBA announced the award Monday. It's the second time Buford has received the honor. He previously won it in the 2013-14 season.

Buford led the field with 77 total points in voting by fellow NBA executives. Portland's Neil Olshey finished in second place and Golden State's Bob Myers was third.

Buford helped the Spurs land LaMarcus Aldridge last summer, bringing the most coveted free agent on the market to San Antonio. He also added veteran forward David West and re-signed Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to big-money contracts to keep the Spurs rolling.


San Antonio finished with a franchise-best 67 wins, second in the Western Conference to the defending champion Warriors.