Assistant General Manager
Mike Schmitz enters his first season with the Trail Blazers in 2022-23 after joining the team as an Assistant General Manager. He brings expansive knowledge of evaluating talent both in America and Internationally to the franchise. Schmitz joins the Trail Blazers front office after working as an acclaimed draft analyst for ESPN since 2017. In addition to his role with ESPN, Schmitz served as a contributor to DraftExpress.com, a comprehensive scouting service utilized by NBA, NCAA and international teams. He has also worked as an assistant coach for the Ugandan national team since 2018. His experience includes extensive travel across North America, Europe, Africa and Australia to discover and analyze future NBA prospects. Prior to 2017, Schmitz was an NBA draft analyst for Yahoo Sports and covered the Phoenix Suns as a writer and video analyst. Additionally, Schmitz worked as a video coordinator for the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA G League during the 2012-13 season. Schmitz is a 2012 graduate of the University of Arizona.