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Nuggets' Masai Ujiri is top exec

Updated: May 9, 2013, 3:47 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Even as Masai Ujiri accepted the NBA's executive of the year trophy from club president Josh Kroenke on Thursday, the Denver Nuggets general manager said he would have given it up gladly in exchange for a deep playoff run.

"It's a little bittersweet for me," Ujiri said at a news conference a day after the Nuggets' George Karl took the trophy for coach of the year. "I would trade that to be playing right now."

Ujiri, the first African-born GM in major American sports, built ...

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