Head of Basketball Operations & General Manager
Travis Schlenk is in his first season as Atlanta’s General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations. He was named to his position on May 25, 2017.
Schlenk, a veteran of more than 16 years in the NBA, joined the Hawks after 13 seasons with the Golden State Warriors, including the last five as Assistant General Manager, where he assisted two-time NBA Executive of the Year Bob Myers in the management of all day-to-day basketball operations activities. He was previously the Warriors’ Director of Player Personnel for two years after five seasons as an assistant coach and video scout.
During Schlenk’s time as part of Golden State’s basketball leadership, the Warriors hired 2016 NBA Coach of the Year Steve Kerr as head coach, drafted two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, two-time All-NBA selection Klay Thompson, three-time All-Defensive First Team pick and 2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes; acquired 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala and Andrew Bogut via trade; and signed 2014 NBA MVP and 2017 NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant and Shaun Livingston.
The Warriors have reached the last three NBA Finals and won the championship in 2015 and 2017. Over the last three regular seasons, Golden State compiled a record of 207-39 (.841), the best three-year run in NBA history, also becoming the first club to win 65-or-more games in three consecutive seasons.
He was a video coordinator for the Miami Heat from 2000-04 (where he worked alongside Hall-of-Famer Pat Riley, Stan Van Gundy and Erik Spoelstra), Director of Basketball Operations at the University of Georgia in 1998-99 and part of the Orlando Magic’s basketball operations staff in 1997-98, where he worked under Hall-of-Famer Chuck Daly.
Schlenk earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Management & Human Ecology from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, where he also played basketball. He owns a Masters of Education with an emphasis in Sports Administration from Wichita State University.
A native of Selden, Kansas, Schlenk and his wife, Sarah, have two daughters, Morgan and Charlotte, and a son, Will.