Historical NBA General Managers

Staff Team Start Season End Season Years In Role Birth Date Nationality
Otto Adams DET 1956-1957 1956-1957 1 - -
Koby Altman CLE 2017-2018 - 4 - United States
Jack Ankerson SAN 1973-1974 1973-1974 1 - -
Al Attles GOS, GOS 1976-1977 1985-1986 20 Nov 7, 1936 United States
Red Auerbach ATL, BOS 1949-1950 1983-1984 35 Sep 20, 1917 United States
Joe Axelson SAC, SAC 1969-1970 1987-1988 16 - -
Pete Babcock DEN, ATL 1987-1988 2002-2003 16 - United States
Rob Babcock TOR 2004-2005 2005-2006 2 - United States
Mel Basel BRK 1967-1968 1968-1969 2 - -
Bob Bass SAN, NOP, NOP 1979-1980 2003-2004 22 - -
Elgin Baylor LAC 1986-1987 2007-2008 22 Sep 16, 1934 United States
Clair Bee BAL 1952-1953 1953-1954 2 - -
John Begzos SAN, SAC 1974-1975 1979-1980 6 - -
Carl Bennett DET 1948-1949 1953-1954 6 - -
Bill Bertka UTH 1974-1975 1975-1976 2 - United States
Al Bianchi NYK 1987-1988 1990-1991 4 - -
Danny Biasone PHL 1955-1956 1962-1963 8 - -
Bernie Bickerstaff DEN, CHA 1996-1997 2006-2007 5 - United States
Marty Blake ATL 1960-1961 1969-1970 10 - -
Lance Blanks PHX 2010-2011 2012-2013 3 Sep 9, 1966 United States
Roy Boe BRK, BRK 1973-1974 1977-1978 4 - -
Calvin Booth DEN 2019-2020 - 2 May 7, 1976 United States
Vince Boryla NYK, DEN 1960-1961 1986-1987 4 - -
Jeff Bower NOP, NOP, DET 2001-2002 2017-2018 11 - United States
Elton Brand PHL 2018-2019 - 3 Mar 11, 1979 United States
Jim Brewer MIN 1990-1991 1991-1992 2 Dec 3, 1951 United States
Bob Briner SAN 1971-1972 1972-1973 2 - -
Allan Bristow NOP, DEN, NOP 1990-1991 2004-2005 4 Aug 23, 1951 United States
Larry Brown PHL 1997-1998 1997-1998 1 Sep 14, 1940 United States
Walter Brown BOS 1946-1947 1949-1950 4 - -
Chad Buchanan POR, IND 2011-2012 - 5 - United States
Bucky Buckwalter OKC, POR 1973-1974 1991-1992 7 - -
R.C. Buford SAN 2002-2003 2018-2019 17 - -
John Calipari BRK 1996-1997 1998-1999 3 Feb 10, 1959 United States
Lou Carnesecca BRK 1970-1971 1972-1973 3 - -
M.L. Carr BOS 1994-1995 1996-1997 3 - -
Dave Checketts UTH, NYK, NYK 1987-1988 1999-2000 4 - -
Rich Cho POR, CHA 2010-2011 2017-2018 8 - -
Jeffrey Cohen SAC 1981-1982 1981-1982 1 - -
Edwin Coil DET 1965-1966 1974-1975 10 - -
Bryan Colangelo PHX, PHX, TOR 1995-1996 2012-2013 19 - -
Jerry Colangelo PHX 1968-1969 1994-1995 27 - United States
Doug Collins DET 1995-1996 1997-1998 3 Jul 28, 1951 United States
Tim Connelly DEN 2013-2014 2016-2017 4 - United States
Bob Cousins ATL 1970-1971 1971-1972 2 - -
Pete D'Alessandro SAC 2013-2014 2014-2015 2 Jun 17, 1968 United States
Mike D'Antoni DEN, PHX 1997-1998 2006-2007 2 May 8, 1951 United States
Bill Davidson DET 1978-1979 1978-1979 1 - -
Carroll Dawson HOU 1996-1997 2006-2007 11 - -
Carroll Dawson HOU 1996-1997 2005-2006 10 - United States
Dave DeBusschere BRK, NYK 1974-1975 1985-1986 5 Oct 16, 1940 United States
Don DeJardin PHL 1970-1971 1972-1973 3 - -
Don Delaney CLE 1980-1981 1981-1982 2 - -
Fred Delano DET 1957-1958 1957-1958 1 - -
Dell Demps NOP 2010-2011 2018-2019 9 Feb 12, 1970 United States
Tony DiLeo PHL 2012-2013 2012-2013 1 - -
Vlade Divac SAC 2018-2019 2019-2020 2 Feb 3, 1968 Serbia
Eddie Donovan NYK, LAC, NYK 1965-1966 1981-1982 17 - -
Joe Dumars DET 2000-2001 2013-2014 14 May 24, 1963 United States
Mike Dunleavy, Sr. MIL, LAC 1992-1993 2009-2010 12 - United States
Bill Dyer BAL, BAL 1947-1948 1951-1952 4 - -
Dick Eicher DEN 1967-1968 1968-1969 2 - -
Todd Eley DEN 1995-1996 1996-1997 2 - -
Andy Elisburg MIA 2013-2014 - 8 - United States
Bob Elmer BAL 1952-1953 1952-1953 1 - -
Wayne Embry MIL, CLE, TOR 1972-1973 2005-2006 23 Mar 26, 1937 United States
John Erickson MIL 1968-1969 1969-1970 2 - -
Marc Eversley CHI 2019-2020 - 2 - United States
Bob Feerick GOS 1963-1964 1973-1974 11 Jan 2, 1920 United States
Oscar Feldman DET 1975-1976 1976-1977 2 - -
Leo Ferris PHL 1949-1950 1953-1954 5 - -
Bob Ferry WAS 1973-1974 1989-1990 17 May 31, 1937 United States
Danny Ferry CLE, ATL, NOP 2005-2006 2018-2019 10 Oct 17, 1966 United States
Bill Fitch CLE 1973-1974 1978-1979 6 - -
Gar Forman CHI 2009-2010 2019-2020 11 - United States
John Gabriel ORL 1999-2000 2002-2003 4 - United States
Dave Gavitt BOS 1990-1991 1993-1994 4 - -
Michael Gearon ATL 1977-1978 1978-1979 2 - -
Harry Glickman POR 1970-1971 1986-1987 17 - United States
Edward Gottlieb GOS 1952-1953 1962-1963 11 - -
Chris Grant CLE 2010-2011 2013-2014 4 - United States
Keith Grant DAL 1996-1997 1996-1997 1 - United States
Brad Greenberg PHL 1996-1997 1996-1997 1 - -
Ed Gregory GOS 1995-1996 1995-1996 1 - -
David Griffin CLE 2013-2014 2016-2017 4 - United States
Ernie Grunfeld NYK, MIL, WAS 1991-1992 2018-2019 28 Apr 24, 1955 Romania
United States
Glen Grunwald DEN, TOR, NYK 1990-1991 2012-2013 10 - -
Richie Guerin ATL 1972-1973 1972-1973 1 - -
Les Habegger OKC 1983-1984 1984-1985 2 - -
John Hammond MIL, ORL 2008-2009 - 14 Jul 19, 1954 United States
Harry Hannin WAS 1961-1962 1961-1962 1 - -
Alex Hannum DEN 1971-1972 1973-1974 3 - -
Del Harris MIL 1987-1988 1991-1992 5 - -
Larry Harris MIL 2003-2004 2007-2008 5 - United States
Les Harrison SAC 1948-1949 1957-1958 10 - -
Rob Hennigan ORL 2012-2013 2016-2017 5 - United States
Rod Higgins GOS, CHA 2004-2005 2010-2011 7 Jan 31, 1960 United States
Sam Hinkie PHL 2013-2014 2015-2016 3 - United States
Paul Hoffman WAS 1963-1964 1964-1965 2 - -
Red Holzman NYK 1970-1971 1974-1975 5 - -
Jon Horst MIL 2016-2017 - 5 - United States
Bob Houbregs SEA 1969-1970 1972-1973 4 Mar 12, 1932 Canada
Ron Hrovat CLE 1979-1980 1979-1980 1 - -
Stu Inman POR 1981-1982 1985-1986 5 - -
Ned Irish NYK 1946-1947 1956-1957 11 - -
Dan Issel DEN 1998-1999 2001-2002 4 Oct 25, 1948 United States
Stu Jackson MEM 1994-1995 1999-2000 6 - -
Buddy Jeannette BAL, WAS 1950-1951 1967-1968 4 Sep 15, 1917 United States
James Jones PHX 2018-2019 - 3 - United States
Michael Jordan WAS 2000-2001 2000-2001 1 Feb 17, 1963 United States
David Kahn IND, MIN 1995-1996 2012-2013 14 - United States
Arturas Karnisovas DEN 2016-2017 2019-2020 4 Apr 27, 1971 Lithuania
Stan Kasten ATL 1979-1980 1989-1990 11 - -
Bob Kauffman DET 1977-1978 1977-1978 1 Jul 13, 1946 United States
Irv Kaze LAC 1978-1979 1979-1980 2 - -
Nick Kerbawy DET 1958-1959 1960-1961 3 - -
Ben Kerner ATL 1949-1950 1959-1960 11 - -
Steve Kerr PHX 2007-2008 2009-2010 3 Sep 27, 1965 United States
Billy King PHL, BRK 1998-1999 2015-2016 15 Jan 23, 1966 -
Dick Klein CHI 1967-1968 1968-1969 2 - -
Billy Knight MEM, ATL 2000-2001 2007-2008 7 Jun 9, 1952 United States
Irv Kosloff PHL 1963-1964 1965-1966 3 - -
Jon Kovler CHI 1976-1977 1977-1978 2 - -
Jerry Krause CHI 1985-1986 2002-2003 18 - -
John Kundla LAL 1957-1958 1958-1959 2 - -
Mitch Kupchak LAL, CHA 1994-1995 - 27 May 24, 1954 United States
Frank Lane WAS 1962-1963 1962-1963 1 - -
Trajan Langdon NOP 2018-2019 - 3 May 13, 1976 United States
Frank Layden UTH 1979-1980 1986-1987 8 - -
Scott Layden NYK, MIN 1999-2000 - 11 - United States
Tod Leiweke HOU, POR 1993-1994 2007-2008 2 - -
Lou Lenart LAC 1980-1981 1980-1981 1 - -
Slick Leonard IND 1975-1976 1979-1980 5 - United States
Dennis Lindsey UTH 2012-2013 2018-2019 7 - United States
Gene Littles NOP 1990-1991 1990-1991 1 - -
John Lucas PHL 1994-1995 1995-1996 2 Oct 31, 1953 United States
Jim Lynam PHL 1992-1993 1993-1994 2 - -
Bob MacKinnon LAC, BRK, BRK 1975-1976 1986-1987 5 - -
Sean Marks BRK 2015-2016 - 6 Aug 23, 1975 New Zealand
Jack McCloskey DET, MIN, TOR 1979-1980 2004-2005 17 - -
Ryan McDonough PHX 2013-2014 2018-2019 6 - United States
Kevin McHale MIN 1995-1996 2008-2009 14 Dec 19, 1957 United States
Billy McKinney MIN, DET 1989-1990 1994-1995 4 Jun 5, 1955 United States
Jack McMahon HOU, GOS 1967-1968 1986-1987 2 - -
Monte McNair SAC 2020-2021 - 1 - United States
Barry Mendelson UTH 1976-1977 1976-1977 1 - -
George Mikan LAL 1954-1955 1956-1957 3 Jun 18, 1924 United States
Nick Mileti CLE 1970-1971 1972-1973 3 - -
Steve Mills NYK 2013-2014 2016-2017 4 Oct 6, 1959 United States
Lou Mohs LAL 1960-1961 1966-1967 7 - -
Daryl Morey HOU 2007-2008 2019-2020 13 - United States
David Morway IND 2008-2009 2011-2012 4 - United States
Dick Motta CHI 1973-1974 1975-1976 3 - -
Chris Mullin GOS 2004-2005 2008-2009 5 Jul 30, 1963 United States
Bob Myers GOS 2012-2013 - 9 - United States
John Nash PHL, WAS, BRK, POR 1986-1987 2005-2006 14 - -
Vinny Del Negro LAC 2012-2013 2012-2013 1 - -
Don Nelson MIL, GOS, DAL 1976-1977 2004-2005 27 May 15, 1940 United States
Donnie Nelson DAL 2002-2003 - 19 Sep 10, 1962 United States
Pete Newell HOU, LAL 1968-1969 1975-1976 8 - -
Milt Newton MIN 2013-2014 2015-2016 3 - United States
Kevin O'Connor UTH 1999-2000 2011-2012 13 - United States
Neil Olshey LAC, POR 2009-2010 - 12 Jan 10, 1965 United States
Ray Patterson MIL, HOU 1970-1971 1988-1989 19 - -
Steve Patterson HOU, POR 1989-1990 2006-2007 5 - -
Jim Paxson CLE 1999-2000 2004-2005 6 Jul 9, 1957 United States
John Paxson CHI 2003-2004 2008-2009 6 Sep 29, 1960 United States
Rob Pelinka LAL 2016-2017 - 5 - United States
Scott Perry NYK 2017-2018 - 4 - United States
Geoff Petrie POR, SAC 1992-1993 2012-2013 21 Apr 17, 1948 United States
Randy Pfund MIA 1996-1997 2007-2008 12 - -
Paul Phipps LAC, DEN 1982-1983 1984-1985 3 - -
Rick Pitino BOS 1997-1998 2000-2001 4 Sep 18, 1952 United States
Fred Podesta NYK, NYK 1957-1958 1964-1965 7 - -
Ted Podleski LAC 1981-1982 1981-1982 1 - -
Gregg Popovich SAN 1994-1995 2001-2002 8 Jan 28, 1949 United States
Sam Presti OKC 2007-2008 - 14 - United States
Kevin Pritchard POR, IND 2007-2008 2016-2017 8 Jul 17, 1967 United States
Jack Ramsay PHL 1966-1967 1969-1970 4 Feb 21, 1925 -
Willis Reed BRK 1990-1991 1995-1996 6 Jun 25, 1942 United States
Jerry Reynolds SAC 1989-1990 1993-1994 5 - United States
Don Richman OKC 1967-1968 1967-1968 1 - -
Larry Riley GOS 2009-2010 2011-2012 3 - -
Pat Riley MIA 1995-1996 2018-2019 24 Mar 20, 1945 United States
Donald Ringsby DEN 1969-1970 1970-1971 2 - -
Andy Roeser LAC 2012-2013 2012-2013 1 - -
Gersson Rosas DAL 2013-2014 2013-2014 1 - Colombia
Bill Russell OKC, SAC 1973-1974 1988-1989 5 Feb 12, 1934 United States
Jerry Sachs WAS 1968-1969 1972-1973 5 - -
Robert Salyers IND 1981-1982 1985-1986 5 - -
Lewis Schaffel UTH, ATL, BRK, MIA 1977-1978 1994-1995 13 - -
Fred Schaus LAL 1967-1968 1971-1972 5 Jun 30, 1925 United States
Carl Scheer DEN, LAC, NOP 1974-1975 1989-1990 14 - -
Travis Schlenk ATL 2016-2017 - 5 - United States
Bud Seretean ATL 1975-1976 1976-1977 2 - -
Bill Sharman LAL 1976-1977 1981-1982 6 May 25, 1926 United States
Tommy Sheppard WAS 2019-2020 - 2 - United States
Bob Short LAL 1959-1960 1959-1960 1 - -
Gene Shue PHL, PHL 1973-1974 1991-1992 3 Dec 18, 1931 United States
Francis Smith DET 1961-1962 1963-1964 3 - -
Otis Smith ORL 2005-2006 2011-2012 7 Jan 30, 1964 United States
Norm Sonju LAC, DAL 1977-1978 1995-1996 17 - -
Jon Spoelstra DEN 1987-1988 1989-1990 3 - -
Garry St. Jean GOS 1997-1998 2003-2004 7 - -
Jim Stack MIN 2008-2009 2008-2009 1 - United States
Ed Stefanski BRK, PHL 2004-2005 2010-2011 7 - United States
Gordon Stirling NYK 1986-1987 1986-1987 1 - -
Rafael Stone HOU 2020-2021 - 1 - United States
Mike Storen IND, ATL 1967-1968 1977-1978 4 - -
Rick Sund DAL, DET, OKC, ATL 1979-1980 2011-2012 25 Jun 4, 1951 United States
Ed Tapscott NYK 1998-1999 1998-1999 1 - -
Charles Theokas BRK, BRK 1969-1970 1980-1981 4 - -
Isiah Thomas TOR, NYK 1994-1995 2007-2008 8 Apr 30, 1961 United States
Rod Thorn CHI, BRK, BRK, BRK, PHL 1978-1979 2011-2012 15 May 23, 1941 United States
Dave Twardzik NOP, GOS, ORL 1991-1992 2005-2006 7 Sep 20, 1950 United States
Peter Tyrell GOS 1946-1947 1951-1952 6 - -
Masai Ujiri TOR 2013-2014 2017-2018 5 Jan 1, 1970 Nigeria
Wes Unseld WAS, WAS 1996-1997 2003-2004 5 Mar 14, 1946 United States
Kiki Vandeweghe DEN, BRK 2001-2002 2009-2010 6 Aug 1, 1958 United States
Dick Versace MEM 2002-2003 2004-2005 3 - -
Dick Vertlieb OKC, GOS, IND 1968-1969 1980-1981 4 - -
Zollie Volchok OKC, OKC 1969-1970 1982-1983 7 - -
Jan Volk BOS 1984-1985 1989-1990 6 - -
Wally Walker OKC 1994-1995 2000-2001 7 Jul 18, 1954 United States
Chris Wallace BOS, MEM 1997-1998 2018-2019 22 - United States
Donnie Walsh IND, NYK 1986-1987 2010-2011 5 Mar 1, 1941 United States
Mark Warkentien CLE, DEN 2004-2005 2009-2010 5 - United States
Don Wattrick DET 1964-1965 1964-1965 1 - -
Troy Weaver DET 2019-2020 - 2 - United States
Bobby Webster TOR 2017-2018 - 4 - United States
Bob Weinhauer HOU, MIL 1994-1995 1998-1999 4 - -
John Weisbrod ORL 2004-2005 2004-2005 1 - -
John Weissert IND 1970-1971 1974-1975 5 - -
Harry Weltman CLE, BRK 1982-1983 1989-1990 7 - -
Jeff Weltman TOR 2016-2017 2016-2017 1 - United States
Jerry West LAL, MEM 1982-1983 2006-2007 17 May 28, 1938 United States
Bob Whitsitt OKC, POR 1986-1987 2002-2003 17 - -
Wes Wilcox ATL 2015-2016 2016-2017 2 - United States
William Wilcox ATL 1974-1975 1974-1975 1 - -
Lenny Wilkens OKC 1985-1986 1985-1986 1 Oct 28, 1937 United States
Max Williams SAN 1967-1968 1970-1971 4 - -
Pat Williams CHI, ATL, PHL, ORL 1969-1970 1995-1996 24 - United States
Tom Willingham UTH 1978-1979 1978-1979 1 - -
Pepper Wilson SAC 1958-1959 1968-1969 11 - -
Tom Wilson DET 1992-1993 1992-1993 1 - -
Michael Winger LAC 2018-2019 - 3 - United States
Max Winter LAL 1948-1949 1953-1954 6 - -
Dave Wohl MIA, LAC 1995-1996 2017-2018 6 Nov 1, 1949 United States
Brian Wright SAN 2019-2020 - 2 - United States
Frank Zaccanelli DAL 1996-1997 1996-1997 1 - -
Justin Zanik UTH 2018-2019 - 3 - United States
Fred Zollner DET 1954-1955 1956-1957 3 - -

252 General Managers found.