May 29, 2023

Kings’ Monte McNair Named NBA Executive Of The Year

Monte McNair of the Sacramento Kings has been named the NBA Basketball Executive of the Year. McNair received 16 first place votes, while Koby Altman of the Cleveland Cavaliers received seven. Justin Zanik, Calvin Booth and Brad Stevens rounded out the top-5.

The Kings broke their playoff drought and finished the regular season as the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.

Behind the play of De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis, the Kings had the best offensive rating in the NBA.

Sacramento’s trade of Tyrese Haliburton for Sabonis was controversial, but it balanced out their roster and allowed Fox to emerge as one of the best guards in the NBA. The Kings also added Keegan Murray at the draft, Malik Monk in free agency and Kevin Huerter via trade.

The Kings hired McNair in 2020.

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