Magnificent Masterminds: The NBA’s 10 Smartest Executives of All-Time

July 12th, 2010 by Mike B. Leave a reply »
Building a winning NBA team is never an easy task. Just look at the Los Angeles Clippers in the mid 1990s. General Manager Elgin Baylor drafted Antonio McDyess over Kevin Garnett, and Lorenzen Wright over Kobe Bryant. Ouch! Led by the dynamic duo of KG and Kobe, there's no telling how many titles the Clippers could have won. But, I guess we'll never know. Then there's Danny Ainge, the GM who amazingly transformed the Boston Celtics from a team that wasn't going anywhere fast to the 2008 NBA Champs. Executives have to draft well, make the right trades, and sign the right free agents, as well. Here is a list of the top 10 front office guys who most teams wouldn't mind running the show for them. Begin Slideshow


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