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Monday, April 26, 2010

Otis Smith gets shut out in Executive of the Year voting

From cbssports.com:

Milwaukee Bucks' general manager John Hammond becomes the first Bucks executive to win the award, after Milwaukee finished the regular season with 12 more wins than last season and earned its first playoff berth since 2006. Hammond received 12 of 30 votes from a panel of fellow NBA executives. Oklahoma City's Sam Presti was second with nine votes and Cleveland's Danny Ferry took third with two votes in results the league announced Saturday.

Charlotte's Rod Higgins, Dallas' Mark Cuban, Memphis' Chris Wallace, New Orleans' Jeff Bower, Portland's Kevin Pritchard, Sacramento's Geoff Petrie and Utah's Kevin O'Connor each received one vote.


  • At 4:35 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    The Bucks' GM is certainly well-deserving of the award, and the Thunder GM did a nice job of building the team to make it a playoff contender, and the Cavaliers had the league's best record, so it was understandable Danny Ferry received a few votes.

    But why the heck would Otis Smith not get a single vote!? He completely retooled the Magic Eastern Conference Champions roster from last season, and here they wind up with the same number of wins as last season and the league's second-best record this season, and that's not good for a single vote, yet three GMs whose teams didn't even make the playoffs got votes!? You've gotta be kidding!

    I'm sure Otis doesn't care, but it would be nice to see him get some recognition for the job he's done in building the Magic.

  • At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You are absolutely right how in the world does Otis not get 1 vote. Let's figure this out. Milwaukees GM definitely deserves this award for a team that has been able to move forward without Michael Redd they are doing an amazing job. Oklahoma Citys GM does not deserve any recognition because he didn't pick up free agents all he did was sign rookies. What I'm wonderin is how the HELL did New Orleans GM get a vote? Somebody inform me on what he did cuz I'm lost. Memphis is a maybe that can go either with the coach or maybe the GM as to why there record improved. Cleveland absolutely there GM went above and beyond so he deserves some votes, but let's talk about Otis. We have the same exact record we did last season because we made key acquisitions. Rashard Lewis was suspended for the 1st 10 games of the season Vince Carter went down for a few games Mickael Pietrus went down and Jameer Nelson even went down for a few games and our record is still the same as last year and the 2nd best in the NBA and u mean to say that GM doesn't recieve one vote. He went our resigned Gortat signed Bass signed Barnes and was able to trade for Vince Carter and a rising Ryan Anderson and he gets no votes. The NBA is ridiculous and are non believers in Magic


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