Lawrence Frank of the Los Angeles Clippers, wins the Executive of the Year honour.
Lawrence Frank of the Los Angeles Clippers, wins the Executive of the Year honour. Image Credits : Twitter (@LAClippers)

NBA team basketball executives have chosen LA Clippers President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank as the winner of the 2019-20 NBA Basketball Executive of the Year Award, as announced by the NBA. This is Frank’s first NBA Basketball Executive of the Year Award, who served in the Clippers’ front office since 2016 after spending 20 years in the NBA coaching ranks.
Lawrence Frank received 10 out of 29 first-place votes and earned a total of 61 points from the 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 (4 first-place votes), followed by Miami Heat President Pat Riley in third place with 39 points (4 first-place votes).
Frank joined the Clippers in 2014 as an assistant coach. He assumed that role for two seasons before moving into the front office as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations in August 2017. His NBA tenure includes head coaching stints with the New Jersey Nets and the Pistons and assistant coaching positions with the Nets, Vancouver Grizzlies and Boston Celtics.
Executives were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote. Voting was held based on regular-season games played through March 11. The seeding games played from July 30- Aug 14 as part of the NBA Restart, did not count towards voting for the NBA Basketball Executive of the Year Award or the league’s other traditional end-of-season awards.
With Frank leading the Basketball Operations department, LA’s roster for the 2019-20 season took shape in July 2019 with the signing of two-time Bill Russel NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Kawhi Leonard as a free agent and the acquisition of six-time NBA All-Star Paul George in a trade with the Thunder.