Thunder forward Kevin Durant has come second in the draft and MVP votings, but nobody in the NBA can touch him nowadays when it comes to pitching products - whether it's shoes, video games or soft drinks. He leads our Commercials Rankings and No. 2 (Kobe Bryant) is not even close.
Best transaction: Traded a future first-round pick to the Denver Nuggets for the draft rights to guard Jameer Nelson on June 24, 2004
Worst transaction: Traded guards Tracy McGrady, Tyronn Lue and Reece Gaines and forward Juwan Howard to the Houston Rockets for guards Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley and center Kelvin Cato on June 29, 2004
Executive of the Year: Never
May 23 2005 Resigned as general manager and chief operating officer.
April 10 2005 Signed guard Andre Barrett for the remainder of the season. April 8 2005 Signed guard Mark Jones for the remainder of the season. March 31 2005 Signed guard Andre Barrett to a 10-day contract and waived guard Mark Jones. March 23 2005 Signed guard Mark Jones to a 10-day contract. March 17 2005 Fired head coach Johnny Davis and assisant coach Ron Ekker and named Chris Jent interim head coach. January 10 2005 Traded guard Cuttino Mobley and forward Michael Bradley to the Sacramento Kings for guard Doug Christie. November 1 2004 Traded guard Keith Bogans to the Charlotte Bobcats for forward Brandon Hunter. October 27 2004 Waived forward Corsley Edwards. October 14 2004 Waived guard Jemeil Rich and center Earl Barron. October 12 2004 Waived forward Ajani Williams. October 4 2004 Signed guard Jemeil Rich, forwards Corsley Edwards and Ajani Williams and center Earl Barron. August 16 2004 Signed center Mario Kasun. August 12 2004 Re-signed guard DeShawn Stevenson and named Ron Ekker, Chris Jent, Clifford Ray and Morlon Wiley assistant coaches. August 2 2004 Signed forward Stacey Augmon. July 29 2004 Signed forward Michael Bradley. July 23 2004 Traded forward Drew Gooden, center Steven Hunter and the draft rights to forward Anderson Varejao to the Cleveland Cavaliers for center Tony Battie and two second-round picks. July 14 2004 Signed forward Hidayet Turkoglu. July 7 2004 Signed center Dwight Howard and guard Jameer Nelson. June 29 2004 Traded guards Tracy McGrady, Tyronn Lue and Reece Gaines and forward Juwan Howard to the Houston Rockets for guards Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley and center Kelvin Cato. Draft 2004 Selected center Dwight Howard (1st overall pick), forward Anderson Varejao (30th overall pick) and guard Antonio Burks (36th overall pick). Traded a future first-round pick to the Denver Nuggets for the draft rights to guard Jameer Nelson; traded the draft rights to guard Antonio Burks to the Memphis Grizzlies for cash considerations.
April 2 2004 Signed guard Derrick Dial. March 30 2004 Signed forward Britton Johnsen for the remainder of the season. March 20 2004 Signed forward Britton Johnsen to a second 10-day contract.