HoopsHype Travis Schlenk rumors

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In addition to exploratory conversations with Bird and Mullin, the Kings have formally interviewed Dunleavy, Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace and Warriors assistant GM Travis Schlenk for the job, sources said. The search is "very fluid" and is expected to expand beyond the current crop of candidates, one person familiar with the process said. "It's wide open," another league source said. "It's not concrete on those guys." CBSSports.com

Yet while it has been reported that West is pushing for his former Memphis colleague, Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace, he said the only candidate he's endorsing is Golden State assistant general manager Travis Schlenk. "I think with Travis, I see a lot of people get jobs, but this guy is eminently qualified," West said of Schlenk. "I don't call many times or talk to people on behalf of people – and I get a lot of calls to do it – but I have an unbelievably high regard for him and I think he would be a great choice, whether he's (Ranadive's) choice or not. USA Today Sports

Travis Schlenk is one of several candidates Vivek Ranadivé is considering to run the Sacramento Kings’ new front office. Along with Chris Wallace of the Memphis Grizzlies, the Golden State Warriors assistant GM is one of two men that has reportedly spoken to Ranadivé about the opportunity. If Schlenk is hired to lead the Kings new front office, what should fans expect from the young executive? He is a man, according those who know him well, that embraces the changing landscape of talent evaluation while still holding old-fashioned methods with high regard. Mitch Germann, a former executive with the Kings, is a friend of Schlenk’s and in a recent interview with The Wichita Eagle, he described Schlenk as someone who “always married technology with the craft, a mixture of art and science”. “I think, for me personally, I do like the numbers,” Schlenk told Warriors radio broadcaster Tim Roye in an interview two years ago before the 2011 NBA Draft. “I like statistics, but I think it’s just part of it. I think a big part of it is going out and watching a guy. I like watching a guy’s mannerisms on the court, how he interacts with the coaches, what happens when he comes out of the game, what he’s doing during timeouts.” Cowbell Kingdom

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When the new GM is hired could take some time.Geoff Petrie and Co. continue to work on the NBA Draft while the search continues for Petrie's replacement. Ranadive is being advised during this process by the likes of Jerry West, among others. So the search won't be limited to known candidates like GSW asst. GM Travis Schlenk. One situation to monitor is Indiana. If Larry Bird is truly interested in returning to the franchise, Kevin Pritchard becomes an option. Ranadive could also make a run at Bird. In this search, there's no reason Ranadive won't swing for the fences, which is why San Antonio's R.C. Buford came up, even though most don't expect there to be any interest from Buford. Sulia

May 27, 2013 Updates

According to two people with knowledge of the situation, Vivek Ranadive has begun the process of finding a replacement for Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie and is considering San Antonio Spurs team president R.C. Buford, Golden State assistant general manager Travis Schlenk, and Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace. Former Indiana general manager David Morway may also receive consideration, and Ranadive's internal list is not believed to be limited to this group. The people spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the search. USA Today Sports

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Travis Schlenk, Warriors' assistant GM: Schlenk has risen through the ranks from video guy to a trusted voice on all trades and personnel decisions. In what can often be a challenging environment with an abundance of agendas, Schlenk has just put his head down and outworked everyone. He's invaluable when it comes to evaluating college talent, scouting pro personnel and working out complicated trade mechanics. In other words, he wears all the hats well. As much as the Warriors value him, sources say the team wouldn't stand in the way if Schlenk got an opportunity for a promotion with another organization. CBSSports.com

June 15, 2011 Updates

The Warriors have made some big moves since owner Joe Lacob took over the team in November, including a couple to their front office. They brought in NBA icon Jerry West and former agent Bob Myers, both of which were considered outside-the-box hires. The team is expected to make another move, although it will certainly come with less fanfare. Travis Schlenk, who has been with the Warriors for seven seasons, will be promoted and have the title of assistant general manager/director of player personnel, beginning on July 1. CSNBayArea.com

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