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Glen Grunwald is the former general manager of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. He was GM of the club from March 1998 until April, 2004. The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Location of NBA teams, conferences and divisions The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Grunwald was a high school All-American basketball player from East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, Illinois. He was injured prior to his freshman year at Indiana University, and although he was a team captain in 1981, when Indiana won the national title, and was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 5th round of the NBA draft, he never played professional basketball. East Leyden High School is a secondary school located in Franklin Park, Illinois which educates grades 9-12. ...


Grunwald instead focused on his education, earning a law degree, an MBA and an Honours business degree in marketing. He went on to become a successful corporate attorney for major law firms, business founder and operator, and legal counsel to a television network, before joining the basketball world again as a VP of the Denver Nuggets.


Grunwald is attributed with turning the basement-dwelling Raptors into a Playoff Contender through good drafting and skilled trading. Grunwald was fired as GM in April, 2004 after the club had a dismal season. He was replaced by Rob Babcock. Rob Babcock is the former general manager of the Toronto Raptors. ...


Currently, Grunwald is the President and CEO of the Toronto Board of Trade, the largest local business organization in Canada, and is heavily involved in both the business and social communities of Toronto. In addition to his work at the Board of Trade, he sits 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 further involved with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, as well as Canada Basketball. This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ...


An accomplished speaker, Mr. Grunwald has addressed a wide range of organizations including the Rotary Club, the Canadian Property Tax Association, the Toronto Industry Network, the American Business Awards, and the Canadian Society of Club Managers.


Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1958, Mr. Grunwald came to Toronto in 1994 and obtained his Canadian citizenship in 1999. He is married and has three children.


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Ex-Raptors GM Grunwald to join Knicks - Boston.com (396 words)
Former Raptors general manager Glen Grunwald is returning to the NBA as the New York Knicks' executive vice president for basketball operations.
Grunwald, who leaves his position as president and CEO of the Toronto Board of Trade, becomes the right-hand man to Isiah Thomas, a longtime friend and president and head coach of the struggling Knicks.
Grunwald and Thomas were teammates at Indiana University and co-captains of the 1981 team that won the NCAA title.
Knicks Hire Glen Grunwald (403 words)
Grunwald also drafted Chris Bosh with the fourth overall selection in the 2003 NBA Draft.
Thomas hired Grunwald in Toronto on Nov. 8, 1994, as vice president, legal affairs and assistant general manager, where he assisted with the 1995 expansion draft and player personnel decisions.
Grunwald leaves behind a position with Canada's largest chamber of commerce, the Toronto Board of Trade, where he served as President & CEO since December 2004.
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