Assistant General Manager
Trail Blazers Assistant General Manager Bill Branch begins his 34th year in the NBA and 11th season with the Trail Blazers in 2020-21. With a career of unique NBA experience, Branch’s primary focus is working with President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey on developing the Trail Blazers’ roster and day-to day management of basketball operations. Before coming to Rip City, Branch spent three seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he served as the team’s director of pro player personnel and contributed to one of the largest turnarounds in NBA history. The Thunder improved its record by 27 games in 2009-10, tied for the ninth largest single-season leap in NBA history. Prior to his time with the Thunder, Branch worked for the Denver Nuggets from 1997-2007, first as an advance scout and the last five years of his tenure as assistant coach and director of scouting. A North Carolina native, Branch turned his role as the Charlotte Hornets' first intern into a 10-year run with the expansion team's basketball operations staff to spark his NBA career. As an administrative assistant in the Hornets’ player personnel department from 1987-90, Branch designed the team’s first computerized scouting database to track collegiate and pro talent, and ended his run with the Hornets as the team's director of scouting. Branch’s career exploits earned him the coveted role of advance scout for USA Basketball, culminating in a Gold Medal win for the 2008 Olympic team coached by Mike Krzyzewski. He also has served twice as a coach in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program. As part of this outreach effort, Branch traveled to South Africa and participated in a weeklong camp attracting Africa’s top 100 basketball players. Branch and his wife, Monicah McGee, have two children, Ava and Tate.
Assistant General Manager
Steve Rosenberry enters his 11th season as an Assistant General Manager for the Trail Blazers in 2020-21. Rosenberry works closely with Trail Blazers Director of Player Personal Joe Cronin on evaluating collegiate players, and assists President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey in generating and vetting free agent and trade opportunities. A veteran NBA talent evaluator, Rosenberry most recently served as director of pro personnel/college scouting with the Atlanta Hawks from 2008-10. Rosenberry got his NBA start with Seattle in 1985 and worked for six seasons there as a scout before joining the Charlotte Hornets in a similar capacity from 1991-94. Rosenberry returned to Seattle in 1994 and spent the next 13 seasons there until 2007, most recently serving as director of scouting. He then spent the 2007-08 season as a consultant with the Milwaukee Bucks. A talented player in his own right, Rosenberry played two seasons for the Lancaster Red Roses of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) from 1978-80. He then spent two years in Europe with the McGregor Power All-Stars before pursuing a career in basketball management. A 1978 Guilford College (Greensboro, N.C.) graduate, Rosenberry was a three-year guard for the NAIA school. A Philadelphia native, Rosenberry spent his high school days in Harrisburg, Pa. He and his wife, Kathi, have a daughter, Taylor, and a son, Kyle.