Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 3:10 pm  |  9 responses

Larry Bird Named NBA Executive of the Year

Larry Bird was named as the top front-office exec in he NBA, it was announced today. From the Indy Star: “Bird totaled 88 points and received 12 first-place votes from a panel of his fellow team executives throughout the NBA. He becomes the first person to win Executive of the Year, coach of the year and Most Valuable Player. The Pacers, who are tied 1-1 with Miami in the Eastern Conference Semfinals, went 42-24 in the regular season and earned the No. 3 seed in the conference. ‘This is an honor for the Indiana Pacers, not an award for Larry Bird,’ said Bird. ‘Everyone in this franchise put in a lot of work and showed a lot of patience as we have tried to get this team to a level on and off the court the fans in Indiana can be proud of. You always believe, and hope, the players you get will fit into a plan and I’m very proud of what our guys and our coaches have accomplished so far this year.’”

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  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow


  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    not really. signed d west, traded for hill and barbosa (got barbosa for basically nothing), and ended up a 3 seed, built a solid team

  • Mike Mihalow

    *traded Kawhi Leonard for George Hill

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    They’re committed to Paul George and Dannny Granger…keeping Kawhi Leonard didn’t make sense at the time. Also, I don’t think many people projected him having the kind of impact he had this year. Well deserved, Indy did well. Did MJ get runner up?

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    This is a fail.

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com Don

    Pacers are surprisingly good.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    He didn’t deserve it, LAC had the executive of the year.
    But still,
    -Nice resume Larry.

  • Ill Smith

    I vote David Stern.

  • Matt Park

    How in the world did Neil Olshey not win? He picked up Reggie Evans and Kenyon Martin (both became key rotation players) for nothing, made the correct trade for Chris Paul although I did have doubts at the time, got Nick Young got absolutely nothing, and just made the right moves all season (including not firing Del Negro).