With the Twitterverse going crazy about a major announcement by the NBA and Denver Nuggets set for tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. MT - all sorts of guesses started flying. The Nuggets moving to Seattle? Laughable. The 2015 All Star game in Denver? George Karl retiring? The Nuggets getting their own D-League team? Masai Ujiri to get the Executive of the Year award? Ding ding ding, according to the Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman.
Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri will be named the NBA's executive of the year on Thursday, a source told The Denver Post on Wednesday night.
Ujiri, the first African-born GM in major American sports, put together Denver's roster, a squad that won 57 games, most in Nuggets NBA history.
The guess-work by Denver's media has become hilarious at this point. Hochman is the guy with all the scoops and was on top of the Carmelo Anthony trade, the Evan Fournier draft pick, and all sorts of other goodies. I typically wait until I see something from Hochman and that lets me know it's good to go. Great work from our local beat writer!
Masai has done a wonderful job since coming to the Nuggets and he'll be the third Nuggets executive to win the award. Vince Boryla won it for his work during the 1984-85 season, Mark Warkentein won it for his work during the 2008-09 season, and Masai will take it this season.