Welcome to #NBAfrontofficerank, our first #NBArank for management.
We're continuing our rankings with a look at the league's lead basketball decision-makers -- team presidents, general managers and, in some cases, owners. We revealed our owner rankings on Wednesday and will unveil our final category -- coaches -- on Friday. (Our ranking of all 30 teams' overall management was revealed Tuesday, and can be seen here.)
We asked our ESPN Forecast panel to rate every owner, basketball decision-maker and coach from 0 to 10, and we 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 simply calculated the ratings to determine the best and worst front offices in the NBA.