Sam Presti Bio


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Sam Presti, Assistant General Manager
Sam first joined the Spurs as an intern in the summer of 2000, and the 29-year-old has quickly moved up the ladder. After one season, Sam was named the team’s basketball special assistant Then in September of 2002, he was promoted to assistant director of scouting. Sam was named the Spurs director of player personnel in September of 2003 and became the Spurs assistant general manager in September of 2005.

Sam led the design and implementation of the Spurs scouting database, a system that is now being used by numerous teams throughout the NBA.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in 2000 in communications, politics and law from Emerson College in Boston, becoming the first Rhodes scholar nominee in the history of the school. Sam was also a four-year basketball letterman, serving as team captain his junior and senior seasons. He earned All-Academic honors two times and was twice selected to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Tournament team. Sam was honored with the Emerson College Young Alumnus Award in 2005.

A native of Concord, Massachusetts, Sam is an accomplished drummer and has produced three music CDs with all proceeds benefiting the Extra Ordinary Needs Fund at Children’s Hospital in Boston.