Congratulations to Pat Riley, who was named the Sporting News Executive of the Year, which is a legit award that is recognized by the NBA even though they give their own out as well. Nonetheless, easy choice. Any time one guy can convince Joel Anthony to sign a 5-year, $18 million contract, then acquire Erick Dampier AND Mike Bibby during the season is a shoe-in for this award. Throw in guaranteed deals for Jerry Stackhouse, Dexter Pittman and Patrick Beverly and this becomes even more of a no-brainer.

Oh, also Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh. Maybe something to do with that.