May 14, 2012
Warriors Promote Kirk Lacob To Assistant General Manager
The Golden State Warriors have promoted Kirk Lacob to the position of Assistant General Manager, the team announced today.
In this role, Lacob will report directly to General Manager Bob Myers, while assisting with all aspects of the team’s day-to-day basketball operations. He joins Travis Schlenk, who was promoted to Assistant General Manager/Director of Player Personnel prior to last season, on Myers’ front office staff.
Lacob has spent the last two seasons as Golden State’s Director of Basketball Operations, supporting on a variety of front office roles, including player personnel evaluation, draft preparation and scouting, as well as helping to further the use of statistics and technologies in basketball operations. He has also served as the team’s player development representative with the league office, coordinating and implementing programs to aid in the overall development of players both on and off the court.
In addition to his role with the Warriors, Lacob is the General Manager of the Dakota Wizards, the Warriors-owned NBA Development League affiliate. He was named GM of the Wizards in August of 2011. As GM of the Wizards, Lacob is instrumental in all aspects of the team’s operations, including roster formation as well as basketball and business operations. During his first season as General Manager, the Wizards qualified for the D-League Playoffs after finishing tied for first place in the Eastern Conference with a 29-21 regular season record.
A native of Woodside, CA, Lacob graduated from Stanford University in 2010 with a degree in Science, Technology and Society.