Lawrence Frank of the Los Angeles Clippers has been named the winner of the 2019-20 NBA Basketball Executive of the Year Award, the NBA announced today.
This is the first NBA Basketball Executive of the Year Award for Frank, who has served in the Clippers’ front office since 2016 after spending 20 years in the NBA coaching ranks.
Frank was responsible for the Clippers acquiring Kawhi Leonard and Paul George during the 2019 offseason.
Frank received 10 of 29 first-place votes and earned 61 total points from a panel of team basketball executives throughout the NBA. Oklahoma City Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti finished in second place with 41 points (four first-place votes), followed by Miami Heat President Pat Riley in third place with 39 points (four first-place votes).
Rob Pelinka of the Los Angeles Lakers finished seventh in voting.