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

258 Executives

» Last Names Starting with A
Executive Team(s)
Otto Adams FTW (1957)
Danny Ainge BOS (2003-14)
Jack Ankerson DLC/SAA (1973-74), VIR (1974-76)
Al Attles GSW (1976-86), GSW (1997)
Red Auerbach BOS (1950-84)
Joe Axelson CIN/KCO/KCK (1969-79), KCK/SAC (1982-88)
» Last Names Starting with B
Executive Team(s)
Lon Babby PHO (2013)
Pete Babcock DEN (1987-90), ATL (1990-2003)
Rob Babcock TOR (2004-06)
Mel Basel NJA/NYA (1967-69)
Bob Bass FLO (1971-72), MMP/MMT (1972-73), MMT/MMS (1974-75), SAS (1979-94), NOH (1995-2004)
Elgin Baylor LAC (1986-2008)
Clair Bee BLB (1952-54)
John Begzos SAA/SAS (1974-79), KCK (1979-80)
Carl Bennett FTW (1948-54)
Bill Bertka NOJ (1974-76)
Al Bianchi WSA/VIR (1970-74), NYK (1987-91)
Danny Biasone SYR (1955-63)
Bernie Bickerstaff DEN (1990-97), CHA (2003-07)
Mark Binstein PTC (1971-72)
Larry Bird IND (2003-12), IND (2013-14)
Marty Blake STL/ATL (1960-70), PTP/PTC (1970-71)
Lance Blanks PHO (2010-13)
Roy Boe NYA (1973-74), NYA/NYN/NJN (1975-78)
Vince Boryla NYK (1960-61), LAS/UTS (1970-72), DEN (1984-87)
Jeff Bower NOH/NOK (2005-10), DET (2014)
Jim Brewer MIN (1990-92)
Bob Briner TEX/DLC (1971-73)
Magnus Brinkman SHE (1949-50)
Allan Bristow DEN (1997-98), NOH (2004-05)
Larry Brown PHI (1997-98)
Walter Brown BOS (1946-50)
Chad Buchanan POR (2011-12)
Bucky Buckwalter SEA (1973), POR (1986-92)
R.C. Buford SAS (2002-14)
» Last Names Starting with C
Executive Team(s)
John Calipari NJN (1996-99)
Lou Carnesecca NYA (1970-73)
M.L. Carr BOS (1994-97)
Charles Cavagnaro NOB/MMP (1970-72)
Dave Checketts UTA (1987-89), NYK (1991), NYK (1999)
Rich Cho POR (2010-11), CHA (2011-14)
Jeffrey Cohen KCK (1981-82)
Edwin Coil DET (1965-75)
Bryan Colangelo PHO (1994-2006), TOR (2006-13)
Jerry Colangelo PHO (1968-94)
Jim Collier UTS (1974-75)
Doug Collins DET (1995-98)
Tim Connelly DEN (2013-14)
Clifford Courtney INO (1952-53)
Bob Cousins ATL (1970-72)
» Last Names Starting with D
Executive Team(s)
Pete D'Alessandro SAC (2013-14)
Mike D'Antoni DEN (1998-2000), PHO (2006-07)
Bill Davidson DET (1978-79)
Harold Davis DNN (1949-50)
Carroll Dawson HOU (1996-2007)
Dave DeBusschere NYA (1974-75), NYK (1982-86)
Don DeJardin HSM/CAR (1969-70), PHI (1970-73)
Vinny Del Negro LAC (2012)
Don Delaney CLE (1980-82)
Fred Delano FTW/DET (1957-58)
Dell Demps NOH/NOP (2010-14)
Tony DiLeo PHI (2012-13)
Eddie Donovan NYK (1965-70), BUF (1970-75), NYK (1975-82)
Joe Dumars DET (2000-14)
Mike Dunleavy MIL (1992-97), LAC (2008-10)
Bill Dyer BLB (1947-50), BLB (1951-52)
» Last Names Starting with E
Executive Team(s)
Dick Eicher DNR (1967-69)
Loren Ellis WAT (1949-50)
Bob Elmer BLB (1952)
Wayne Embry MIL (1972-77), CLE (1986-99), TOR (2006)
John Erickson MIL (1968-70)
Charles Escoe DTF (1946-47)
» Last Names Starting with F
Executive Team(s)
Joseph Fay PRO (1946-49)
Bob Feerick SFW/GSW (1963-74)
Oscar Feldman DET (1975-77)
Arnie Ferrin UTS (1972-74)
Leo Ferris SYR (1949-54)
Bob Ferry BAL/CAP/WSB (1973-90)
Danny Ferry CLE (2005-10), ATL (2012-14)
Bill Fitch CLE (1973-79)
Gar Forman CHI (2009-14)
Bob Foster WSC (1950-51)
» Last Names Starting with G
Executive Team(s)
John Gabriel ORL (1996-2004)
Dave Gavitt BOS (1990-94)
Michael Gearon ATL (1977-79)
Harry Glickman POR (1970-81)
Edward Gottlieb PHW/SFW (1952-63)
Chris Grant CLE (2010-14)
Keith Grant DAL (1996)
Brad Greenberg PHI (1996-97)
Ed Gregory GSW (1995)
David Griffin CLE (2014)
Alex Groza SDA (1972-75)
Ernie Grunfeld NYK (1991-99), MIL (1999-2003), WAS (2003-14)
Glen Grunwald DEN (1990), TOR (1997-2004), NYK (2011-14)
Richie Guerin ATL (1972-73)
» Last Names Starting with H
Executive Team(s)
Les Habegger SEA (1983-85)
William Hale INJ (1948-49), OAK/WSA (1967-70)
John Hammond MIL (2008-14)
Harry Hannin CHP (1961-62)
Alex Hannum DNR (1971-74)
James Hardy ANA/LAS (1967-70)
Del Harris MIL (1987-92)
Larry Harris MIL (2003-08)
Les Harrison ROC/CIN (1948-58)
Lew Hayman TRH (1946-47)
Rob Hennigan ORL (2012-14)
Rod Higgins CHA (2007-11)
Sam Hinkie PHI (2013-14)
Paul Hoffman CHZ/BAL (1963-65)
Eddie Holman MNM (1967-68)
Red Holzman NYK (1970-75)
Bob Houbregs SEA (1969-73)
Ron Hrovat CLE (1979-80)
» Last Names Starting with I
Executive Team(s)
Stu Inman POR (1981-86)
Ned Irish NYK (1946-57)
Dan Issel DEN (1998-2001)
» Last Names Starting with J
Executive Team(s)
Stu Jackson VAN (1994-2000)
Buddy Jeannette BLB (1950-51), BAL (1965-68), MNP/PTP (1969-70)
Emory Jones STB (1946-50)
Michael Jordan WAS (2000-03)
» Last Names Starting with K
Executive Team(s)
David Kahn MIN (2009-13)
Stan Kasten ATL (1979-90)
Bob Kauffman DET (1977-78)
Irv Kaze SDA/SDS (1975-76), BUF/SDC (1978-80)
Nick Kerbawy DET (1958-61)
Ben Kerner TRI/MLH/STL (1949-60)
Steve Kerr PHO (2007-10)
J.R. Kimbrough INO (1949-52)
Billy King PHI (1998-2007), NJN/BRK (2010-14)
Dick Klein CHI (1967-69)
Billy Knight VAN/MEM (2000-02), ATL (2003-08)
Irv Kosloff SYR/PHI (1963-66)
Jon Kovler CHI (1976-78)
Jerry Krause CHI (1976), CHI (1985-2003)
John Kundla MNL (1957-59)
Mitch Kupchak LAL (2000-14)
» Last Names Starting with L
Executive Team(s)
Frank Lane CHP/CHZ (1962-63)
Frank Layden NOJ/UTA (1979-87)
Scott Layden UTA (1989-99), NYK (1999-2003)
Tod Leiweke HOU (1993-94), POR (2007)
Lou Lenart SDC (1980-81)
Slick Leonard INA/IND (1975-80)
Gene Littles
John Lucas PHI (1994-96)
Jim Lynam PHI (1992-94)
» Last Names Starting with M
Executive Team(s)
Bob MacKinnon BUF (1975-77), NJN (1981-83), NJN (1986-87)
Rudy Martzke CAR/SSL (1974-75)
Jack McCloskey DET (1979-92), MIN (1992-95), TOR (2004)
Ryan McDonough PHO (2013-14)
Kevin McHale MIN (1995-2008)
Billy McKinney MIN (1988-90), DET (1992-95)
Jack McMahon SDR (1967-68), GSW (1986-87)
Barry Mendelson NOJ (1976-77)
George Mikan MNL (1954-57)
Vern Mikkelsen PTP/MNP (1968-69)
Nick Mileti CLE (1970-73)
Lou Mohs MNL/LAL (1960-67)
Doxie Moore AND (1949-50)
Daryl Morey HOU (2007-14)
William Motsch KEN (1967-70)
Dick Motta CHI (1973-76)
Chris Mullin GSW (2004-09)
Dennis Murphy MMF/FLO (1969-71)
Bob Myers GSW (2012-14)
» Last Names Starting with N
Executive Team(s)
John Nash PHI (1986-90), WSB (1990-96), NJN (1999-2000), POR (2003-06)
Don Nelson MIL (1977-87), GSW (1987-95), DAL (1997-2002)
Donn Nelson DAL (2002-14)
Pete Newell SDR/HOU (1968-72), LAL (1972-76)
» Last Names Starting with O
Executive Team(s)
Kevin O'Connor UTA (1999-2014)
Neil Olshey LAC (2010-12), POR (2012-14)
Bill Orwig UTS (1975-76)
» Last Names Starting with P
Executive Team(s)
Ray Patterson MIL (1970-72), HOU (1972-89)
Steve Patterson HOU (1989-93), POR (2006-07)
Jim Paxson CLE (1999-2005)
John Paxson CHI (2003-09)
Geoff Petrie POR (1992-94), SAC (1994-2013)
Randy Pfund MIA (1996-2008)
Paul Phipps SDC (1982-84)
Rick Pitino BOS (1997-2001)
Fred Podesta NYK (1957-60), NYK (1961-65)
Ted Podleski SDC (1981-82)
Jim Pollard MNM/MMF (1968-69)
Gregg Popovich SAS (1994-2002)
Sam Presti SEA/OKC (2007-14)
Kevin Pritchard POR (2007-10)
» Last Names Starting with R
Executive Team(s)
Jack Ramsay PHI (1966-70)
Willis Reed NJN (1990-96)
Jerry Reynolds SAC (1989-94)
Gene Rhodes KEN (1973-76)
Don Richman SEA (1967-68)
Larry Riley GSW (2009-12)
Pat Riley MIA (2008-14)
Donald Ringsby DNR (1969-71)
Andy Roeser LAC (2012)
Gabe Rubin PTP (1967-68)
Bill Russell SEA (1973-77), SAC (1988-89)
» Last Names Starting with S
Executive Team(s)
Jerry Sachs BAL (1968-73)
Gary Sacks LAC (2012-14)
Robert Salyers IND (1981-86)
Flip Saunders MIN (2013-14)
Lewis Schaffel NOJ (1977-78), ATL (1979), NJN (1983-86), MIA (1987-95)
Fred Schaus LAL (1967-72)
Carl Scheer CAR (1970-74), DNR/DNA/DEN (1974-84), SDC/LAC (1984-86)
Bud Seretean ATL (1975-77)
John Sharbaro CHS (1946-50)
Bill Sharman LAL (1976-82)
Bob Short MNL (1959-60)
Gene Shue PHI (1973-74), PHI (1990-92)
Lee Silverman MMS (1975)
Francis Smith DET (1961-64)
Otis Smith ORL (2005-12)
Norm Sonju BUF (1977-78), DAL (1980-96)
Garry St. Jean GSW (1997-2004)
Jim Stack MIN (2008-09)
Ed Stefanski NJN (2004-07), PHI (2007-10)
Maurice Stern NOB (1967-70)
Gordon Stirling NYK (1986-87)
Mike Storen INA (1967-70), KEN (1970-73), ATL (1977)
Carl Storey HSM (1967-69)
Rick Sund DET (1998-2000), SEA (2001-07), ATL (2008-12)
Al Sutphin CLR (1946-47)
» Last Names Starting with T
Executive Team(s)
Charles Theokas NYA (1969-70), NJN (1978-81)
Isiah Thomas TOR (1994-97), NYK (2003-08)
Rod Thorn CHI (1978-85), NJN (2000-04), NJN (2007-08), PHI (2010-12), NJN (2010)
Dave Twardzik GSW (1995-97), ORL (2005-06)
Peter Tyrell PHW (1946-52)
» Last Names Starting with U
Executive Team(s)
Masai Ujiri DEN (2010-13), TOR (2013-14)
Miguel Uline WSC (1946-50)
Wes Unseld WSB/WAS (1996-2000), WAS (2003)
» Last Names Starting with V
Executive Team(s)
Butch Van Breda Kolff MMT (1973-74)
Kiki Vandeweghe DEN (2001-06), NJN (2008-10)
Dick Versace MEM (2002)
Dick Vertlieb SEA (1968-69), GSW (1974-76), IND (1980-81)
Zollie Volchok SEA (1969), SEA (1977-83)
Jan Volk BOS (1984-90)
» Last Names Starting with W
Executive Team(s)
Wally Walker SEA (1994-2001)
Chris Wallace BOS (2001-03), MEM (2007-14)
Donnie Walsh IND (1986-2003), NYK (2008-11), IND (2012-13)
Mark Warkentien DEN (2006-10)
Don Wattrick DET (1964-65)
Bob Weinhauer HOU (1994-96), MIL (1997-99)
John Weisbrod ORL (2004-05)
John Weissert INA (1970-75)
Harry Weltman SSL (1975-76), CLE (1982-86), NJN (1987-90)
Jerry West LAL (1982-2000), MEM (2002-07)
Bob Whitsitt SEA (1986-94), POR (1994-2003)
William Wilcox ATL (1974-75)
Lenny Wilkens SEA (1985-86)
Max Williams DLC/TEX (1967-71)
Pat Williams CHI (1969-73), ATL (1973-74), PHI (1974-86), ORL (1987-96)
Tom Willingham NOJ (1978-79)
Pepper Wilson CIN (1958-69)
Tom Wilson DET (1992)
Max Winter MNL (1948-54)
Dave Wohl MIA (1995-96)
» Last Names Starting with Z
Executive Team(s)
Frank Zaccanelli DAL (1996-97)
Fred Zollner FTW (1954-57)