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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.