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Larry Riley
Former Golden State Warriors GM
San Ramon, California, United States

Larry Riley, who has 30 plus years of experience in the NBA, currently serves as the Assistant to the General Manager of the Atlanta Hawks, a role he has been in since 2018. Before the Hawks, Larry was with the Golden State Warriors as Director of Scouting. Prior, Larry was the General Manager of the Warriors, bringing in top guys such as Stephen Curry 7th overall in 2009, Klay Thompson in 2011 and has since had a hand in the wildly successful 2012 draft that brought the team Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, and Draymond Green. Larry spent three seasons with the Warriors as Assistant Coach and Assistant GM before being promoted to GM in 2009.

Riley arrived at Golden State after spending the previous six seasons (2000-01 thru 2005-06) with the Dallas Mavericks, where he served the last four campaigns as an assistant coach and NBA advance scout. Prior to joining the Mavericks, Riley served a six-year stint (1994-95 thru 1999-00) as the director of player personnel for the Vancouver Grizzlies. In that role, he oversaw the team’s scouting of professional, college and international players and advised the team on all player-related transactions. Riley also spent six years (1988-89 thru 1993-94) with the Milwaukee Bucks organization as an assistant coach and scout. While with the Bucks he was responsible for advance scouting of NBA opponents, CBA, USBL and college scouting. Riley originally broke into the NBA when he was originally with the Bucks in 1988 as a scout and video coordinator.

Before entering the NBA, Riley was the head coach at Eastern New Mexico for ten years from 1978-88, where he developed the program into an NAIA powerhouse and helped the program transition up to NCAA Division II. Riley, who owns 40 years of basketball coaching and administrative experience overall, was also the head coach at Chadron State in Nebraska for two seasons from 1976-78. Additionally, he served assistant coaching stints at Southeast Missouri State (1969-70), Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1970-73), Brevard Community College (1973-74) and Mercer (1974-76).

A 1966 graduate of Chadron State with an honors degree in education, Riley was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993. He received a master’s degree in education from Southeast Missouri State in 1970.

Mentor of the Following Courses:

Basketball Player Development

Speaker at the Following Conferences:

Basketball Career Conference