This is the first time that RC Buford has won the award, so congrats to him. I personally think he should have gotten it years ago.
I don't believe he should have gotten it this year simply because his only moves were signing Marco Belinelli, Jeff Ayres and trading De Colo for Daye. In my opinion, executive of the year should be given to a GM that makes major changes that in turn improves their team greatly.
I think the award should have went to 1 of the 3 that were behind Buford in voting.
Either McDonough, Olshey or Ujiri.