Monday , May , 14 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Colangelo named NBA Executive of the Year

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – Toronto Raptors president and general manager
Bryan Colangelo was named NBA Executive of the Year on Monday.

After 15 years in Phoenix, the 41-year old Colangelo joined the Raptors in
2006 and began building a playoff contender around star forward Chris

Under Colangelo’s first full season at the helm, Toronto won its first
Atlantic Division title, earned home court advantage in the playoffs for the
first time in team history and won a franchise record-tying 47 wins, a 20-win
improvement over the 2005-06 season.

Colangelo also won the honor in 2004-05 after helping the Phoenix Suns to the
third-greatest turnaround in NBA history.

Colangelo received 20 of the 45 votes from his fellow executives to win the
award. Houston Rockets general manager Carroll Dawson, who received nine
votes, finished second.