17 Facts About Glen Grunwald


Glen Grunwald was born on June 13,1958 and is an attorney and basketball executive who serves as the Executive Advisor of Canada Basketball and as a Senior Advisor of the Memphis Grizzlies.


Glen Grunwald previously served as President and CEO of Canada Basketball and as general manager of the Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks of the NBA.


Glen Grunwald is the only player selected All-Chicago area four times, and was player of the year in the state his senior year, 1976.


Glen Grunwald was injured prior to his freshman year at Indiana University, and although he was a team captain in 1981 when Indiana won the national title, and was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 5th round of the NBA Draft, he never played professional basketball.


Glen Grunwald returned to college, earning a JD at Northwestern University School of Law, and an MBA from Indiana University.


Glen Grunwald was a corporate attorney before returning to basketball as vice president and general counsel of the Denver Nuggets in 1990.


From 1994 to 1997 Glen Grunwald was vice president for legal affairs and assistant general manager of the expansion Toronto Raptors, working with college teammate and general manager Isiah Thomas.

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Glen Grunwald became general manager in 1997 after Thomas failed in his attempt to become majority owner and ended his connection to the team.


Glen Grunwald oversaw some of the Raptors' greatest years of success, including orchestrating a trade for Vince Carter and team's first trip to the NBA conference semi-finals.


Glen Grunwald later became the president and CEO of the Toronto Board of Trade, the largest local business organization in Canada, and is heavily involved in both the business and social communities of Toronto.


Glen Grunwald was further involved with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, as well as Canada Basketball.


On September 28,2006, Glen Grunwald accepted a job as vice president for Basketball Operations for the New York Knicks, again working with Isiah Thomas.


Glen Grunwald was named interim GM for Knicks on June 4,2011, taking over from Donnie Walsh.


In September, 2013 Glen Grunwald was replaced as general manager by Steve Mills, and reassigned by the Knicks to serve as an advisor to Mills.


Glen Grunwald left the position in August 2018 to take a role with the Memphis Grizzlies.


Glen Grunwald came to Toronto in 1994 and obtained his Canadian citizenship in 1999.


Glen Grunwald is married and has three children named Gabe, Emma and Willis.