Raptors 905 GM Chad Sanders named NBA G League Executive of the Year

William Lou
·NBA reporter
·1 min read

Raptors 905 are drawing recognition for their stellar season inside the NBA G League bubble.

General manager Chad Sanders was named the G League Executive of the Year for the 2021 season, the team announced on Monday. Sanders was promoted to 905 general manager in 2018.

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Sanders assembled the best offence in the competition, with the 905 leading the league in points and assists. His squad rattled off a nine-game winning streak to secure the top seed in the playoffs despite losing multiple players to call-ups and injuries, before eventually losing in the semifinals.

Chad Sanders led Raptors 905 to a first place finish in the NBA G League regular season. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
Chad Sanders led Raptors 905 to a first place finish in the NBA G League regular season. (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

The 905 roster featured several standout players, including Henry Ellenson, who was then promoted to the Raptors on a 10-day contract. Forward Alize Johnson is also expected to draw interest from NBA teams, while Gary Payton II and Nik Stauskas also offer NBA-level skill sets. Rotation pieces Matt Morgan and Matt Mooney also had their moments as valuable contributors later in the season.

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