Masai Ujiri has been named the NBA's executive of the year.

Ujiri, general manager of the Denver Nuggets, put together a roster that won 57 games.

The Nuggets were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in six games by the Golden State Warriors.

Ujiri became GM of the Nuggets in 2010 after a stint with the Toronto Raptors as their Director of Global Scouting.