Assistant General Manager
Travis Schlenk, 41, is in his 12th season with the Golden State Warriors, and his fifth as assistant general manager. In this role, Schlenk reports directly to General Manager Bob Myers and assists in the management of all day-to-day basketball operations, including all player-related matters.
With more than 16 years of experience in the NBA, Schlenk has held jobs at virtually every level of basketball operations, including positions in the video room, on the bench, scouting and in the front office.
Prior to being promoted to his current position, Schlenk spent the previous two seasons as the team’s director of player personnel. In that role he assisted in all player personnel matters, while also assisting with trade & free agent discussions, player contracts, salary cap analysis and adherence to Collective Bargaining Agreement rules and regulations.
Before joining the team’s front office, Schlenk spent five years as an assistant coach and video scout for the Warriors. His duties in that role included the preparation of scouting reports for the coaching staff and players, assisting on-court at practice sessions and working with players on individual skill development. Additionally, Schlenk has also assisted with the team’s advance scouting duties.
Schlenk joined the Warriors prior to the 2004-05 season as a video scout after spending the previous four years as the video coordinator for the Miami Heat. Prior to joining the Heat, he was an assistant coach at the University of Georgia during the 1998-99 season under Ron Jirsa. Schlenk’s introduction to the NBA came as a member of the Orlando Magic’s basketball operations staff during the 1997-98 campaign.
A native of Selden, Kansas, Schlenk earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Management & Human Ecology from Bethel College, where he was also a member of the school’s basketball team. After graduation from Bethel, he received a Masters of Education with an emphasis in Sports Administration from Wichita State University.
Travis and his wife, Sarah, currently reside in Oakland with their daughters, Morgan and Charlotte, and son, Will.