James Jones has been named the 20-21 NBA Executive of the Year. Jones joined the Phoenix front office in 2017 and took over decision-making duties shortly before the start of the 18-19 season. 

The award is voted upon by his peers.

The Phoenix Suns reached the playoffs for the first time since 2010.

Jones received nine of the 30 first-place votes and earned 65 total points from the voting panel, which comprised one basketball executive from each team. 

Utah Jazz Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Dennis Lindsey finished in second place with 61 points (nine first-place votes). 

Brooklyn Nets General Manager Sean Marks finished in third place with 51 points (five first-place votes).