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    ESPN ranks front offices,GM's,coaches

    Welcome to #NBAfrontofficerank, our first #NBArank for management.

    These NBA front-office rankings are powered by ESPN Forecast.

    We're starting today with the overall rankings, which will be unveiled here and on Twitter, using the hashtag #NBAfrontofficerank, starting at 11 a.m. ET. Then we'll break out the three categories -- owners, team presidents/general managers and coaches -- from Wednesday to Friday.

    We asked our ESPN Forecast panel to rate every owner, basketball decision-maker and coach from 0 to 10, and we asked the panel to tell us how important each role is.

    In particular, we asked the voters to rate each team's front-office management on its guidance and leadership in terms of how it affects overall on-court success, both in the short and long term.

    From there, we simply calculated the ratings to determine the best and worst front offices in the NBA.

    Here's what we found.


    RANK



    TEAM Rating

    1 San Antonio Spurs 9.45


    2 Miami Heat 8.56


    3 Dallas Mavericks 7.96


    4 Indiana Pacers 7.82


    5 Chicago Bulls 7.33


    6 Boston Celtics 7.30


    7 Houston Rockets 7.10


    8 Oklahoma City Thunder 6.93


    9 Portland Trail Blazers 6.65


    10 Golden State Warriors 6.21


    11 Memphis Grizzlies 6.01


    12 Phoenix Suns 5.99


    13 Toronto Raptors 5.97


    14 Los Angeles Clippers 5.96


    15 Brooklyn Nets 5.39


    16 Los Angeles Lakers 5.33


    17 Atlanta Hawks 5.23


    18 Orlando Magic 5.22


    19 Utah Jazz 4.95


    20 New Orleans Pelicans 4.92


    21 Sacramento Kings 4.89


    22 Charlotte Bobcats 4.71


    23 Denver Nuggets 4.62


    24 Philadelphia 76ers 4.59


    25 Minnesota Timberwolves 4.54


    26 Washington Wizards 4.35


    27 Cleveland Cavaliers 3.75


    28 Detroit Pistons 3.56


    29 Milwaukee Bucks 3.54


    30 New York Knicks 3.21
    -espn

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    Welcome to #NBAfrontofficerank, our first #NBArank for management.





    OUR PREDICTION ENGINE




    These NBA front-office rankings are powered by ESPN Forecast.


    We're continuing our rankings with a look at the league's owners. We'll reveal our final two categories -- presidents/general managers and coaches -- on Thursday and Friday. (Our ranking of all 30 teams' overall management was revealed Tuesday, and can be seen here.)

    We asked our ESPN Forecast panel to rate every owner, basketball decision-maker and coach from 0 to 10, and we asked the panel to tell us how important each role is.

    In particular, we asked the voters to rate each team's ownership in terms of their performance in guiding the franchise to overall on-court success, both in the short and long term.

    From there, we simply calculated the ratings to determine the best and worst owners in the NBA.

    Here's what we found. For a detailed explanation of our findings
    RANK TEAM RATING

    1San Antonio Spurs
    Spurs Sports & Entertainment, Peter Holt 9.16


    2Dallas Mavericks
    Dallas Basketball Limited, Mark Cuban 8.48


    3Miami Heat
    Miami Heat Limited Partnership, Micky Arison 8.43


    4Boston Celtics
    Boston Basketball Partners LLC, Wyc Grousbeck 7.75


    5Houston Rockets
    Rocket Ball, Ltd., Leslie Alexander 7.41


    6Indiana Pacers
    Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Herb Simon 7.18


    7 Golden State Warriors
    GSW Sports LLC, Joe Lacob and Peter Gruber 6.66


    8Brooklyn Nets
    ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment, Mikhail Prokhorov 6.61


    9Chicago Bulls
    Chicago Professional Sports Limited Partnership,
    Jerry Reinsdorf 6.52


    10Portland Trail Blazers
    Vulcan Inc, Paul Allen 6.41


    11Oklahoma City Thunder
    The Professional Basketball Club LLC, Clayton Bennett 6.23


    12 Memphis Grizzlies
    Memphis Basketball LLC, Robert Pera 6.09


    13Utah Jazz
    Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment, Greg Miller 5.77


    14Los Angeles Lakers
    The Los Angeles Lakers, Inc., Family trust managed by Jim and Jeanie Buss 5.45


    15Sacramento Kings
    Vivek Ranadive 5.36


    16Orlando Magic
    RDV Sports Inc, Richard DeVos 5.34


    17Toronto Raptors
    Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Larry Tanenbaum 5.11


    18New Orleans Pelicans
    New Orleans Hornets NBA Limited Partnership,
    Tom Benson 5.11


    19Denver Nuggets
    Kroenke Sports Enterprise, Josh Kroenke 5.09


    20Washington Wizards
    Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Ted Leonsis 4.73


    21Philadelphia 76ers
    Philadelphia 76ers Inc, Joshua Harris 4.57


    22Atlanta Hawks
    Atlanta Spirit LLC, Bruce Levenson and Michael Gearon Jr. 4.43


    23Phoenix Suns
    Suns Legacy Partners, Robert Sarver 4.36


    24Detroit Pistons
    Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tom Gores 4.36


    25Minnesota Timberwolves
    Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Limited Partnership, Glen Taylor 3.98


    26Milwaukee Bucks
    Milwaukee Bucks Inc, Herb Kohl 3.95



    27Cleveland Cavaliers
    Cavaliers Operating Company, Dan Gilbert 3.82


    28Charlotte Bobcats
    Bobcats Sports & Entertainment, Michael Jordan 3.41


    29 Los Angeles Clippers
    LAC Basketball Club, Inc., Donald Sterling 3.36


    30New York Knicks
    Madison Square Garden Inc, James Dolan 2.14
    -espn
    Last edited by MILLERHIGHLIFE; 04-04-2014 at 12:14 PM.

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    Welcome to #NBAfrontofficerank, our first #NBArank for management.





    OUR PREDICTION ENGINE




    These NBA front-office rankings are powered by ESPN Forecast.


    We're continuing our rankings with a look at the league's lead basketball decision-makers -- team presidents, general managers and, in some cases, owners. We revealed our owner rankings on Wednesday and will unveil our final category -- coaches -- on Friday. (Our ranking of all 30 teams' overall management was revealed Tuesday, and can be seen here.)

    We asked our ESPN Forecast panel to rate every owner, basketball decision-maker and coach from 0 to 10, and we asked the panel to tell us how important each role is.

    In particular, we asked the voters to rate each team's front-office management on its guidance and leadership in terms of how it affects overall on-court success, both in the short and long term.

    From there, we simply calculated the ratings to determine the best and worst front offices in the NBA.
    RANK



    TEAM

    Rating




    1 San Antonio Spurs
    Gregg Popovich/R.C. Buford 9.60


    2 Miami Heat
    Pat Riley/Nick Arison/Andy Elisburg 8.98


    3 Oklahoma City Thunder
    Sam Presti 8.52


    4 Indiana Pacers
    Larry Bird/Kevin Pritchard 8.33


    5 Houston Rockets
    Daryl Morey 7.98


    6 Boston Celtics
    Danny Ainge 7.74


    7 Portland Trail Blazers
    Neil Olshey 6.93


    8 Dallas Mavericks
    Donnie Nelson/Mark Cuban 6.90


    9 Toronto Raptors
    Masai Ujiri/Jeff Weltman 6.76


    10 Los Angeles Clippers
    Doc Rivers/Gary Sacks/Andy Roeser 6.64


    11 Phoenix Suns
    Ryan McDonough/Lon Babby 6.57


    12 Golden State Warriors
    Bob Myers/Jerry West/Joe Lacob 6.48


    13 Memphis Grizzlies
    Jason Levien/John Hollinger/Stu Lash/Chris Wallace 6.33


    14 Chicago Bulls
    John Paxson/Gar Forman 6.31


    15 Orlando Magic
    Rob Hennigan 5.86


    16 Los Angeles Lakers
    Jim Buss/Mitch Kupchak 5.79


    17 Atlanta Hawks
    Danny Ferry 5.71


    18 Utah Jazz
    Dennis Lindsey/Kevin O'Connor 5.43


    19 Philadelphia 76ers
    Sam Hinkie 5.17


    20 New Orleans Pelicans
    Dell Demps 4.67


    21 New York Knicks
    Phil Jackson/Steve Mills 4.67


    22 Sacramento Kings
    Pete D'Alessandro/Chris Mullin 4.52


    23 Minnesota Timberwolves
    Flip Saunders/Milt Newton 4.48


    24 Charlotte Bobcats
    Rod Higgins/Rich Cho/Michael Jordan 4.24


    25 Denver Nuggets
    Tim Connelly/Josh Kroenke 4.24


    26 Washington Wizards
    Ernie Grunfeld 3.90


    27 Cleveland Cavaliers
    David Griffin (Interim) 3.86


    28 Brooklyn Nets
    Billy King 3.81


    29 Milwaukee Bucks
    John Hammond 3.48



    30 Detroit Pistons
    Joe Dumars 2.95

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/10...top-executives
    Last edited by MILLERHIGHLIFE; 04-04-2014 at 12:09 PM.

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    Welcome to #NBAfrontofficerank, our first #NBArank for management.





    OUR PREDICTION ENGINE




    These NBA front-office rankings are powered by ESPN Forecast.


    We've already ranked the owners and top executives. Today, we conclude our rankings with a look at the on-court decision-makers -- the coaches. (Our ranking of all 30 teams' overall management can be seen here.)

    We asked our ESPN Forecast panel to rate every owner, basketball decision-maker and coach from zero to 10, and we asked the panel to tell us how important each role is.

    In particular, we asked the voters to rate each team's coach in terms of their performance in guiding the franchise to overall on-court success, both in the short and long term.

    From there, we simply calculated the ratings to determine the best and worst coaches in the NBA.

    Here's what we found. For a detailed explanation of our findings, click here.






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    1San Antonio Spurs
    Gregg Popovich 9.70


    2Chicago Bulls
    Tom Thibodeau 9.12


    3Los Angeles Clippers
    Doc Rivers 8.56


    4Miami Heat
    Erik Spoelstra 8.38


    5Indiana Pacers
    Frank Vogel 8.18


    6 Dallas Mavericks
    Rick Carlisle 8.18


    7Phoenix Suns
    Jeff Hornacek 7.50


    8 Portland Trail Blazers
    Terry Stotts 6.72


    9 Charlotte Bobcats
    Steve Clifford 6.66


    10Oklahoma City Thunder
    Scott Brooks 6.52


    11Boston Celtics
    Brad Stevens 6.40


    12 Toronto Raptors
    Dwane Casey 6.38


    13Houston Rockets
    Kevin McHale 6.04


    14Atlanta Hawks
    Mike Budenholzer 5.82


    15 Memphis Grizzlies
    David Joerger 5.66


    16 Golden State Warriors
    Mark Jackson 5.46


    17 Minnesota Timberwolves
    Rick Adelman 5.28


    18 Brooklyn Nets
    Jason Kidd 5.18


    19New Orleans Pelicans
    Monty Williams 4.90


    20Los Angeles Lakers
    Mike D'Antoni 4.82


    21Sacramento Kings
    Mike Malone 4.60


    22Orlando Magic
    Jacque Vaughn 4.56


    23Denver Nuggets
    Brian Shaw 4.34


    24 Washington Wizards
    Randy Wittman 4.24


    25 Philadelphia 76ers
    Brett Brown 4.16


    26 Cleveland Cavaliers
    Mike Brown 3.58


    27Utah Jazz
    Tyrone Corbin 3.56


    28New York Knicks
    Mike Woodson 3.36


    29 Milwaukee Bucks
    Larry Drew 3.10



    30 Detroit Pistons
    John Loyer 3.08
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/10...nkings-coaches
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    Welcome to #NBAfrontofficerank, our first #NBArank for management.

    OUR PREDICTION ENGINE

    These NBA front-office rankings are powered by ESPN Forecast.


    We're starting today with the overall rankings, which will be unveiled here and on Twitter, using the hashtag #NBAfrontofficerank, starting at 11 a.m. ET. Then we'll break out the three categories -- owners, team presidents/general managers and coaches -- from Wednesday to Friday.

    We asked our ESPN Forecast panel to rate every owner, basketball decision-maker and coach from 0 to 10, and we asked the panel to tell us how important each role is.

    In particular, we asked the voters to rate each team's front-office management on its guidance and leadership in terms of how it affects overall on-court success, both in the short and long term.

    From there, we simply calculated the ratings to determine the best and worst front offices in the NBA.

    Here's what we found.

    RANK

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    Rating

    1San Antonio Spurs 9.45


    2Miami Heat 8.56


    3Dallas Mavericks 7.96


    4Indiana Pacers 7.82


    5Chicago Bulls 7.33


    6Boston Celtics 7.30


    7Houston Rockets 7.10


    8Oklahoma City Thunder 6.93


    9Portland Trail Blazers 6.65


    10 Golden State Warriors 6.21


    11 Memphis Grizzlies 6.01


    12Phoenix Suns 5.99


    13Toronto Raptors 5.97


    14Los Angeles Clippers 5.96


    15Brooklyn Nets 5.39


    16Los Angeles Lakers 5.33


    17Atlanta Hawks 5.23


    18Orlando Magic 5.22


    19Utah Jazz 4.95


    20New Orleans Pelicans 4.92


    21Sacramento Kings 4.89


    22Charlotte Bobcats 4.71


    23Denver Nuggets 4.62


    24Philadelphia 76ers 4.59


    25Minnesota Timberwolves 4.54


    26Washington Wizards 4.35


    27Cleveland Cavaliers 3.75


    28Detroit Pistons 3.56


    29Milwaukee Bucks 3.54


    30New York Knicks 3.21
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/10...ffice-rankings

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    Personally, I think this is such a stupid, biased rating system. Explain to me how Phoenix is so high. They literally stunk forever and now had one good season and are in the top half of the league in how the franchise is run. They've drafted poorly and made one good trade for Bledsoe. If he walks, they could easily be a bottom feeder for awhile again.

    Same goes for the pelicans at 21. They are a horrifically run franchise. Traded two top picks for Holliday (which is one of their better moves.) Resigned an injury prone, unhappy Eric Gordon. Signed Evans even though they had no spot for him. Had big draft busts like aminu and rivers. Literally the only "good" move they've made was get lucky with the first pick and take the obvious choice in Davis, who's turning into a stud. That's not a great franchise. That's getting lucky.

    Would also be interested in why Utah, Orlando, and Toronto Re where they are.

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    Bledsoe is RFA.

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