NBA General Managers: Teams, Hiring and Working

Who runs NBA teams? NBA general managers are in charge of running the team’s business and finances. The list of NBA general managers is below.

The NBA basketball managers have the job with the most responsibility, diversified aims, and pressure of any other position in the league. On the other hand, some general managers can easily carry out their responsibilities and make their work appear to be a piece of cake, contributing to their achievements in the field. Who are these people in management positions? This edition rates the top basketball general managers in the NBA based on trustworthy web publications and fan surveys. These rankings cover the entirety of the NBA’s history and the present day.

  1. Travis Schlenk

Date Of Birth:1977

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Team: Atlanta Hawks

Date Of Hire: 2017

Travis Schlenk is president of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. Before joining the Hawks in May 2017, Schlenk was the associate general manager of the Golden State Warriors, where he had served as a video scout since before the 2004-05 season. During his time with the Warriors, Schlenk earned a reputation for his talent evaluation skills. He has been credited with identifying Draymond Green, who was selected 35th overall in the second round of the 2012 NBA draft. Schlenk was appointed President of the Atlanta Hawks on August 19, 2019. Schlenk recruited Danilo Gallinari and Bogdan Bogdanovic in two months in 2020.

  1. Sean Marks

Date Of Birth: August 23, 1975

Team: Brooklyn Nets

Date Of Hire: 2016

Sean Andrew Marks is a basketball executive, former player, and coach from New Zealand who is the general manager and alternate owner of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets (NBA). In February 2016, Sean Marks became the Nets’ general manager. Earlier, the club had declared the vacant position and purportedly invited bids from qualified candidates. The club’s owners eventually agreed. Marks has the most effective club transformation plan. Marks has spent nearly two decades in the NBA as a player, coach, and general manager of the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs. The team went from being the league’s laughingstock to a contender with the best winning streak in its league history under his leadership.

Sean marks - NBA General manager

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  1. Rob Pelinka

Date Of Birth: December 23, 1969

Team:  Los Angeles Lakers

Date Of Hire: 2017 

In 2017, Rob succeeded Magic Johnson as head coach of the Lakers. Before that, he worked as a sports agent, representing the likes of Kobe Bryant and other NBA superstars. His stint at the club was marked by a total change of the club’s identity, including the construction of a new roster and coaching staff. That resulted in the club winning its 17th NBA championship in 2020. He is also recognized for making some of the club’s most major trade acquisitions in recent memory. Notable names, including Lebron James and Anthony Davis, who were franchise players for their respective clubs at the time of the transaction, are among the signees.

Rob Pelinka - NBA General Manager

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  1. Sam Presti

Date Of Birth: November 1, 1977

Team:  Oklahoma City Thunder

Date Of Hire: 2007 

Sam, then only 29, set a record as the NBA’s youngest general manager when he was hired in 2007 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder. The squad went from misbehaving and underachieving to competitive in just three years under his leadership. He gained notoriety for picking and dealing with several current NBA stars.

Sam Presti - NBA General Manager

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  1. Mitch Kupchak

Date Of Birth: May 24, 1954

Team:  Charlotte Hornets

Date Of Hire: 2018 

Kupchak is the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets’ general manager and president of basketball operations (NBA). He played for the Washington Bullets and Los Angeles Lakers, winning three NBA titles. After retiring in 1986, Kupchak became the Lakers’ associate general manager. Charlotte Hornets president of basketball operations and general manager Kupchak was hired on April 8, 2018. Kupchak made his first draft pick as Charlotte Hornets’ general manager on June 21, 2018. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the 11th pick, was dealt to the Los Angeles Clippers for Miles Bridges, the 12th pick.

Mitch Kupchak - NBA General Manager

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  1. Bob Myers

Date Of Birth: November 1, 1977

Team:  Oklahoma City Thunder

Date Of Hire: 2007 

Bob Myers is one of the top general managers in the NBA right now. When the Golden State Warriors needed to get back into contention in 2012, they turned to him for help. He created a solid supporting cast for Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson by drafting and trading for players like Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, Kevon Looney, and Andrew Bogut. He heavily influenced Kevin Durant’s 2016 choice to join the Warriors. These strategies by Myers have led to three championships in the last decade and a new single-season record of 73 victories.

Bob Myers - NBA General Manager

Image Source: twitter.com/@WarriorsMuse

  1. Jon Horst

Date Of Birth: March 31, 1975

Team:  Golden State Warriors

Date Of Hire: 2012

Young, sharp, and hungry, Jon Horst in his first two seasons as Bucks coach, the team won 60 games, had the league’s best record, and came within two games of beating the NBA champion Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Milwaukee has a winning culture, thanks to 36-year-old Horst. He sacked Jason Kidd and hired Mike Budenholzer, a former Spurs assistant under Gregg Popovich, and surrounded team star Giannis Antetokounmpo with shooters and long, athletic guys. The reigning NBA executive of the year has yet to be great, but Horst may be.

Jon Horst - NBA General Manager

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