CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – The award snub sweep is complete for the Cavaliers.
President of basketball operations Koby Altman finished tied for second in voting for NBA Executive of the Year.
Altman tied with Chicago’s Arturas Karnisovas for second, but the Cavs top basketball executive received two first place votes while Karnisovas received one.
Memphis’ Zach Kleiman won the award.
Cleveland’s 22-win improvement this past season was the second-best year-to-year improvement in franchise history.
Although injuries derailed their season down the stretch, the hot start that saw the Cavs one game out of the top seed in the East and 14 games above .500 in February led to a promotion for Altman and contract extension for head coach J.B. Bickerstaff.
Evan Mobley lost the Rookie of the Year award to Toronto’s Scottie Barnes in the closest voting for the award since the current format was adopted for the 2002-03 season.
Forward Kevin Love finished second for the Sixth Man of the Year award, which went to Miami’s Tyler Herro, who garnered 96 of 100 first-place votes.
Ja Morant of Memphis won the Most Improved Player award while Cavs All-Star guard Darius Garland finished third.
Monty Williams of the Suns, who finished with the league’s best regular season record 64-18, won Coach of the Year. Bickerstaff finished fifth in the voting.