Glen Grunwald is the current senior vice president, basketball operations for the NBA’s New York Knickerbockers.
From January 2005 until September 2006, Grunwald was the president & CEO of the Toronto Board of Trade. As head of the city’s leading business organization, Mr. Grunwald was heavily involved in both the business and social communities of Toronto. Grunwald has sat on the Board of Governors at George Brown College, the Board of Directors at the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance, and the Board of the Toronto City Summit Alliance. He is also involved with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, as well as Canada Basketball.
Prior to joining the Board of Trade, Grunwald had a decade (1994 – 2004) with the Toronto Raptors. Part of that tenure included seven seasons as the general manager, a period which he built the Raptors into one of the most respected teams in the NBA.
Grunwald graduated from Indiana University in 1981, where he was a co-captain on an NCAA championship team. At Indiana, Grunwald was a Rhodes Scholar nominee and a two-time Big Ten All-Academic Second Team selection. He was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 5th round of the 1981 NBA draft.
Grunwald earned his law degree from Northwestern University in 1984, and added a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana in 1986.
Glen and his wife Heather are proud parents of son Will (7). Grunwald also has a son, Gabe (16) and a daughter, Emma (15).
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