Pat Riley named Executive of the Year

Updated: May 4, 2011, 6:23 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Miami Heat president Pat Riley has been selected as the NBA's 2010-11 Executive of the Year by the Sporting News.

The NBA's official award for top executive is expected to be released in the coming days.

Riley engineered some major offseason moves last summer, not only convincing Dwyane Wade to stay in Miami, but luring LeBron James and Chris Bosh to join him.

Chicago general manager Gar Forman was second in the Sporting News balloting, while Denver vice president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri was third.


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