2017 NBA management rankings, from top to bottom

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2017 NBA management rankings, from top to bottom

Post by bobheckler on Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:44 pm

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2017 NBA management rankings, from top to bottom




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8:43 AM PT



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We're ranking every front office in the NBA, and -- surprise, surprise -- the San Antonio Spurs, who will be making their 20th straight playoff appearance, are No. 1.

We asked our ESPN Forecast panel to rate every team's owner, basketball decision-maker(s) and coach from 0 to 10, and we then 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 calculated the ratings to determine the NBA's best and worst front offices.

We'll break out the three categories -- coaches, team presidents/general managers and owners -- from Wednesday to Friday.

Today, we unveil our overall rankings, from top to bottom. (Close your eyes, Knicks fans.)


RANK.....FRANCHISE....................OVERALL.....OWNER/GM/COACH RATINGS
1...........San Antonio Spurs...............9.62
2...........Golden State Warriors..........8.97
3...........Boston Celtics...................8.56
4...........Houston Rockets..................8.23
5...........Miami Heat........................7.93
6...........Cleveland Cavaliers.............7.57
7...........Dallas Mavericks.................7.45
8...........Toronto Raptors...................7.33
9...........Utah Jazz...........................7.27
10..........Oklahoma City Thunder........6.50
11..........Portland Trail Blazers..........6.31
12..........Washington Wizards............6.23
13..........Memphis Grizzlies...............6.14
14...........Atlanta Hawks...................6.10
15...........Milwaukee Bucks...............6.05
16...........Denver Nuggets................5.78
17...........LA Clippers......................5.631
18...........Minnesota Timberwolves.....5.627
19...........Indiana Pacers..................5.53
20...........Detroit Pistons..................5.51
21...........Charlotte Hornets..............5.36
22...........Philadelphia 76ers.............5.00
23...........Los Angeles Lakers............4.29
24...........Brooklyn Nets...................3.97
25...........New Orleans Pelicans.........3.96
26...........Phoenix Suns....................3.92
27...........Orlando Magic...................3.90
28...........Chicago Bulls....................3.71
29...........Sacramento Kings..............2.69
30...........New York Knicks................2.20




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