NBA & ABA Executives Directory

Only the executives in charge of player personnel decisions (usually the general manager) are listed.
Active executives are listed in bold.

270 Executives

270 Executives Table
A
Executive Team(s)
Otto AdamsFTW (1957)
Danny AingeBOS (2003-17)
Jack AnkersonDLC/SAA (1973-74), VIR (1974-76)
Al AttlesGSW (1976-86), GSW (1997)
Red AuerbachBOS (1950-84)
Joe AxelsonCIN/KCO/KCK (1969-79), KCK/SAC (1982-88)
B
Executive Team(s)
Lon BabbyPHO (2013)
Pete BabcockDEN (1987-90), ATL (1990-2003)
Rob BabcockTOR (2004-06)
Mel BaselNJA/NYA (1967-69)
Bob BassFLO (1971-72), MMP/MMT (1972-73), MMT/MMS (1974-75), SAS (1979-94), NOH (1995-2004)
Elgin BaylorLAC (1986-2008)
Clair BeeBLB (1952-54)
John BegzosSAA/SAS (1974-79), KCK (1979-80)
Carl BennettFTW (1948-54)
Bill BertkaNOJ (1974-76)
Al BianchiWSA/VIR (1970-74), NYK (1987-91)
Danny BiasoneSYR (1955-63)
Bernie BickerstaffDEN (1990-97), CHA (2003-07)
Mark BinsteinPTC (1971-72)
Larry BirdIND (2003-12), IND (2013-17)
Marty BlakeSTL/ATL (1960-70), PTP/PTC (1970-71)
Lance BlanksPHO (2010-13)
Roy BoeNYA (1973-74), NYA/NYN/NJN (1975-78)
Vince BorylaNYK (1960-61), LAS/UTS (1970-72), DEN (1984-87)
Jeff BowerNOH/NOK (2005-10), DET (2014-17)
Jim BrewerMIN (1990-92)
Bob BrinerTEX/DLC (1971-73)
Magnus BrinkmanSHE (1949-50)
Allan BristowDEN (1997-98), NOH (2004-05)
Larry BrownPHI (1997-98)
Walter BrownBOS (1946-50)
Chad BuchananPOR (2011-12)
Bucky BuckwalterSEA (1973), POR (1986-92)
Mike BudenholzerATL (2015-17)
R.C. BufordSAS (2002-17)
C
Executive Team(s)
John CalipariNJN (1996-99)
Lou CarneseccaNYA (1970-73)
M.L. CarrBOS (1994-97)
Charles CavagnaroNOB/MMP (1970-72)
Dave CheckettsUTA (1987-89), NYK (1991), NYK (1999)
Rich ChoPOR (2010-11), CHA/CHO (2011-17)
Jeffrey CohenKCK (1981-82)
Edwin CoilDET (1965-75)
Bryan ColangeloPHO (1994-2006), TOR (2006-13), PHI (2016-17)
Jerry ColangeloPHO (1968-94), PHI (2016)
Jim CollierUTS (1974-75)
Doug CollinsDET (1995-98)
Tim ConnellyDEN (2013-17)
Clifford CourtneyINO (1952-53)
Bob CousinsATL (1970-72)
D
Executive Team(s)
Pete D'AlessandroSAC (2013-15)
Mike D'AntoniDEN (1998-2000), PHO (2006-07)
Bill DavidsonDET (1978-79)
Harold DavisDNN (1949-50)
Carroll DawsonHOU (1996-2007)
Dave DeBusschereNYA (1974-75), NYK (1982-86)
Don DeJardinHSM/CAR (1969-70), PHI (1970-73)
Vinny Del NegroLAC (2012)
Don DelaneyCLE (1980-82)
Fred DelanoFTW/DET (1957-58)
Dell DempsNOH/NOP (2010-17)
Tony DiLeoPHI (2012-13)
Vlade DivacSAC (2015-17)
Eddie DonovanNYK (1965-70), BUF (1970-75), NYK (1975-82)
Joe DumarsDET (2000-14)
Mike DunleavyMIL (1992-97), LAC (2008-10)
Bill DyerBLB (1947-50), BLB (1951-52)
E
Executive Team(s)
Dick EicherDNR (1967-69)
Loren EllisWAT (1949-50)
Bob ElmerBLB (1952)
Wayne EmbryMIL (1972-77), CLE (1986-99), TOR (2006)
John EricksonMIL (1968-70)
Charles EscoeDTF (1946-47)
F
Executive Team(s)
Joseph FayPRO (1946-49)
Bob FeerickSFW/GSW (1963-74)
Oscar FeldmanDET (1975-77)
Arnie FerrinUTS (1972-74)
Leo FerrisSYR (1949-54)
Bob FerryBAL/CAP/WSB (1973-90)
Danny FerryCLE (2005-10), ATL (2012-15)
Bill FitchCLE (1973-79)
Gar FormanCHI (2009-17)
Bob FosterWSC (1950-51)
G
Executive Team(s)
John GabrielORL (1996-2004)
Dave GavittBOS (1990-94)
Michael GearonATL (1977-79)
Harry GlickmanPOR (1970-81)
Edward GottliebPHW/SFW (1952-63)
Chris GrantCLE (2010-14)
Keith GrantDAL (1996)
Brad GreenbergPHI (1996-97)
Ed GregoryGSW (1995)
David GriffinCLE (2014-17)
Alex GrozaSDA (1972-75)
Ernie GrunfeldNYK (1991-99), MIL (1999-2003), WAS (2003-17)
Glen GrunwaldDEN (1990), TOR (1997-2004), NYK (2011-14)
Richie GuerinATL (1972-73)
H
Executive Team(s)
Les HabeggerSEA (1983-85)
William HaleINJ (1948-49), OAK/WSA (1967-70)
John HammondMIL (2008-17)
Harry HanninCHP (1961-62)
Alex HannumDNR (1971-74)
James HardyANA/LAS (1967-70)
Del HarrisMIL (1987-92)
Larry HarrisMIL (2003-08)
Les HarrisonROC/CIN (1948-58)
Lew HaymanTRH (1946-47)
Rob HenniganORL (2012-17)
Rod HigginsCHA (2007-11)
Sam HinkiePHI (2013-16)
Paul HoffmanCHZ/BAL (1963-65)
Eddie HolmanMNM (1967-68)
Red HolzmanNYK (1970-75)
Bob HoubregsSEA (1969-73)
Ron HrovatCLE (1979-80)
I
Executive Team(s)
Stu InmanPOR (1981-86)
Ned IrishNYK (1946-57)
Dan IsselDEN (1998-2001)
J
Executive Team(s)
Phil JacksonNYK (2014-17)
Stu JacksonVAN (1994-2000)
Buddy JeannetteBLB (1950-51), BAL (1965-68), MNP/PTP (1969-70)
Magic JohnsonLAL (2017)
Emory JonesSTB (1946-50)
Michael JordanWAS (2000-03)
K
Executive Team(s)
David KahnMIN (2009-13)
Stan KastenATL (1979-90)
Bob KauffmanDET (1977-78)
Irv KazeSDA/SDS (1975-76), BUF/SDC (1978-80)
Nick KerbawyDET (1958-61)
Ben KernerTRI/MLH/STL (1949-60)
Steve KerrPHO (2007-10)
J.R. KimbroughINO (1949-52)
Billy KingPHI (1998-2007), NJN/BRK (2010-16)
Dick KleinCHI (1967-69)
Billy KnightVAN/MEM (2000-02), ATL (2003-08)
Irv KosloffSYR/PHI (1963-66)
Jon KovlerCHI (1976-78)
Jerry KrauseCHI (1976), CHI (1985-2003)
John KundlaMNL (1957-59)
Mitch KupchakLAL (2000-17)
L
Executive Team(s)
Frank LaneCHP/CHZ (1962-63)
Frank LaydenNOJ/UTA (1979-87)
Scott LaydenUTA (1989-99), NYK (1999-2003)
Tod LeiwekeHOU (1993-94), POR (2007)
Lou LenartSDC (1980-81)
Slick LeonardINA/IND (1975-80)
Jason LevienMEM (2013-14)
Dennis LindseyUTA (2013-17)
Gene Littles
John LucasPHI (1994-96)
Jim LynamPHI (1992-94)
M
Executive Team(s)
Bob MacKinnonBUF (1975-77), NJN (1981-83), NJN (1986-87)
Sean MarksBRK (2016-17)
Rudy MartzkeCAR/SSL (1974-75)
Jack McCloskeyDET (1979-92), MIN (1992-95), TOR (2004)
Ryan McDonoughPHO (2013-17)
Kevin McHaleMIN (1995-2008)
Billy McKinneyMIN (1988-90), DET (1992-95)
Jack McMahonSDR (1967-68), GSW (1986-87)
Barry MendelsonNOJ (1976-77)
George MikanMNL (1954-57)
Vern MikkelsenPTP/MNP (1968-69)
Nick MiletiCLE (1970-73)
Steve MillsNYK (2014)
Lou MohsMNL/LAL (1960-67)
Doxie MooreAND (1949-50)
Daryl MoreyHOU (2007-17)
William MotschKEN (1967-70)
Dick MottaCHI (1973-76)
Chris MullinGSW (2004-09)
Dennis MurphyMMF/FLO (1969-71)
Bob MyersGSW (2012-17)
N
Executive Team(s)
John NashPHI (1986-90), WSB (1990-96), NJN (1999-2000), POR (2003-06)
Don NelsonMIL (1977-87), GSW (1987-95), DAL (1997-2002)
Donn NelsonDAL (2002-17)
Pete NewellSDR/HOU (1968-72), LAL (1972-76)
Milt NewtonMIN (2016)
O
Executive Team(s)
Kevin O'ConnorUTA (1999-2013)
Neil OlsheyLAC (2010-12), POR (2012-17)
Bill OrwigUTS (1975-76)
P
Executive Team(s)
Ray PattersonMIL (1970-72), HOU (1972-89)
Steve PattersonHOU (1989-93), POR (2006-07)
Jim PaxsonCLE (1999-2005)
John PaxsonCHI (2003-09)
Geoff PetriePOR (1992-94), SAC (1994-2013)
Randy PfundMIA (1996-2008)
Paul PhippsSDC (1982-84)
Rick PitinoBOS (1997-2001)
Fred PodestaNYK (1957-60), NYK (1961-65)
Ted PodleskiSDC (1981-82)
Jim PollardMNM/MMF (1968-69)
Gregg PopovichSAS (1994-2002)
Sam PrestiSEA/OKC (2007-17)
Kevin PritchardPOR (2007-10)
R
Executive Team(s)
Jack RamsayPHI (1966-70)
Willis ReedNJN (1990-96)
Jerry ReynoldsSAC (1989-94)
Gene RhodesKEN (1973-76)
Don RichmanSEA (1967-68)
Larry RileyGSW (2009-12)
Pat RileyMIA (2008-17)
Donald RingsbyDNR (1969-71)
Doc RiversLAC (2013-17)
Andy RoeserLAC (2012)
Gabe RubinPTP (1967-68)
Bill RussellSEA (1973-77), SAC (1988-89)
S
Executive Team(s)
Jerry SachsBAL (1968-73)
Gary SacksLAC (2012-14)
Robert SalyersIND (1981-86)
Flip SaundersMIN (2013-15)
Lewis SchaffelNOJ (1977-78), ATL (1979), NJN (1983-86), MIA (1987-95)
Fred SchausLAL (1967-72)
Carl ScheerCAR (1970-74), DNR/DNA/DEN (1974-84), SDC/LAC (1984-86)
Bud SereteanATL (1975-77)
John SharbaroCHS (1946-50)
Bill SharmanLAL (1976-82)
Bob ShortMNL (1959-60)
Gene ShuePHI (1973-74), PHI (1990-92)
Lee SilvermanMMS (1975)
Francis SmithDET (1961-64)
Otis SmithORL (2005-12)
Norm SonjuBUF (1977-78), DAL (1980-96)
Garry St. JeanGSW (1997-2004)
Jim StackMIN (2008-09)
Ed StefanskiNJN (2004-07), PHI (2007-10)
Maurice SternNOB (1967-70)
Gordon StirlingNYK (1986-87)
Mike StorenINA (1967-70), KEN (1970-73), ATL (1977)
Carl StoreyHSM (1967-69)
Rick SundDET (1998-2000), SEA (2001-07), ATL (2008-12)
Al SutphinCLR (1946-47)
T
Executive Team(s)
Charles TheokasNYA (1969-70), NJN (1978-81)
Tom ThibodeauMIN (2016-17)
Isiah ThomasTOR (1994-97), NYK (2003-08)
Rod ThornCHI (1978-85), NJN (2000-04), NJN (2007-08), PHI (2010-12), NJN (2010)
Dave TwardzikGSW (1995-97), ORL (2005-06)
Peter TyrellPHW (1946-52)
U
Executive Team(s)
Masai UjiriDEN (2010-13), TOR (2013-17)
Miguel UlineWSC (1946-50)
Wes UnseldWSB/WAS (1996-2000), WAS (2003)
V
Executive Team(s)
Butch Van Breda KolffMMT (1973-74)
Kiki VandewegheDEN (2001-06), NJN (2008-10)
Dick VersaceMEM (2002)
Dick VertliebSEA (1968-69), GSW (1974-76), IND (1980-81)
Zollie VolchokSEA (1969), SEA (1977-83)
Jan VolkBOS (1984-90)
W
Executive Team(s)
Wally WalkerSEA (1994-2001)
Chris WallaceBOS (2001-03), MEM (2007-13), MEM (2014-17)
Donnie WalshIND (1986-2003), NYK (2008-11), IND (2012-13)
Mark WarkentienDEN (2006-10)
Don WattrickDET (1964-65)
Bob WeinhauerHOU (1994-96), MIL (1997-99)
John WeisbrodORL (2004-05)
John WeissertINA (1970-75)
Harry WeltmanSSL (1975-76), CLE (1982-86), NJN (1987-90)
Jerry WestLAL (1982-2000), MEM (2002-07)
Bob WhitsittSEA (1986-94), POR (1994-2003)
William WilcoxATL (1974-75)
Lenny WilkensSEA (1985-86)
Max WilliamsDLC/TEX (1967-71)
Pat WilliamsCHI (1969-73), ATL (1973-74), PHI (1974-86), ORL (1987-96)
Tom WillinghamNOJ (1978-79)
Pepper WilsonCIN (1958-69)
Tom WilsonDET (1992)
Max WinterMNL (1948-54)
Dave WohlMIA (1995-96)
Z
Executive Team(s)
Frank ZaccanelliDAL (1996-97)
Frank ZaninBRK (2016)
Fred ZollnerFTW (1954-57)
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