Ernie Grunfeld Bio, Age, Wife | Daughter | Son, Stats Net worth, College And Moves

Ernie Grunfeld Biography

Ernie Grunfeld is an American former professional basketball player and former general manager of the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. In college at the University of Tennessee, he set a new record as the school’s all-time leading scorer. Ernest won gold medals with Team USA at the 1975 Pan American Games and the 1976 Summer Olympics. He began his professional career as a player with the Milwaukee Bucks. He also served as General Manager of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association since (1989 to 1999)and as the Bucks General Manager from (1999 to 2003) and then became the president of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards from (2003 to 2019).

Ernie Grunfeld Age

Ernest Grunfeld was born on 24th April 1955, in Satu Mare, Romania. He is 63 years old as of 2018.

Ernie Grunfeld Wife  | Ernie Grunfeld Daughter | Ernie Grunfeld Son

He is married to Nancy, and together they have a son named Dan. The son received Romanian citizenship in order to be eligible for playing for the Romania national basketball team. Nancy And Grunfeld’s Son played for Stanford University (2002–2006), the German Basketball Bundesliga team EWE Baskets Oldenburg (2006–2007), and Gandía BA, a professional basketball team in Spain. the couple also has a daughter by the name Rebecca Grunfeld Hamilton.

Ernie Grunfeld NetWorth

The former general manager of Wizard has an estimated net worth of $19 Million as of 2019.

Ernie Grunfeld College

He attended Tennessee University (where he played basketball with future NBA Hall of Famer Bernard King). Nicknamed the “Ernie and Bernie Show”, they averaged over 40 points per game. With 2,249 points, he set a new record as the school’s all-time leading scorer. The record was broken by Allan Houston in 1993.

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Ernie Grunfeld Moves

The Wizards announced that Ernie Grunfeld has been dismissed as the Wizards’ President of Basketball Operations. Wizards Majority Owner Ted Leonsis shared his thoughts on the move in the team’s press release.

“We did not meet our stated goals of qualifying for the playoffs this season and, despite playing with injuries to several key players, we have a culture of accountability and a responsibility of managing to positive outcomes. I wish to thank Ernie for his service to the Washington Wizards. He and his family have been great leaders in our community and have worked tirelessly to make us a top NBA franchise.”

The team announced they will begin a search for a new president immediately. Senior Vice President Tommy Sheppard (who is now serving as the interim president) will be among the candidates for the job, according to the team. Marc Stein reported last week that Celtics’ assistant GM Mike Zarren could also be a candidate for the job.

It goes without saying this move was overdue, but we’ll go ahead and say it: The move was overdue. Although Grunfeld deserves credit for bringing the team out of the dregs of the post-MJ era, his strategies constantly kept the team stuck in the middle of the Eastern Conference. The Wizards never won 50 games in a season, and never reached Eastern Conference Final during his time in Washington.

Getting back to the playoffs will be a clear edict for whoever comes next, but they’ll face some challenges imposed by recent moves from Grunfeld. Washington will not have much money to spend despite having several key players on expiring deals. They could also face a major decision with Bradley Beal if he makes All-NBA and gets supermax extension eligibility. To make things worse, Troy Brown Jr. is the only first-round pick from the last five seasons that is still on the team and the Wizards do not have another second-round pick until 2023. Whoever comes next is going to have to get very creative on how to shape the direction of the franchise to avoid the pitfalls of the last 16 years.

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Pan American Games and Olympics

He played on the team that won a gold medal at the 1975 “Pan American Games”. He also participated in the basketball event at the 1976 Summer Olympics, again winning the gold medal. He became an American citizen that same year.

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Ernie Grunfeld And Bernard King

The two were college and pro teammate, “Bernie and Ernie” is the story of two men who had widely different backgrounds and experiences and seemingly shared nothing in common except the game of basketball, yet forged a close friendship that has lasted four decades.

Ernie Grunfeld Bucks

He started his professional career as a player with the Milwaukee Bucks. He served as the Bucks General Manager from 1999 to 2003, and then became the president of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards from 2003 to 2019. Grunfeld was drafted 11th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1977 NBA draft. He played with that team for two years and moved to the Kansas City Kings for the 1979–82 seasons
Although he took the job as the Bucks’ general manager on 13th August 13. He also held the position for four seasons, during which the Bucks made the playoffs three times and enjoyed 14 playoff wins. The team won 177 regular season games and lost 151 “.540 average”.

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Basically the Photoshop/GIF of the Day

Ernie Grunfeld and Jordan Crawford

Ernie Grunfeld debriefing with the Monumental Media and PR Network after putting the squeeze on Jordan Crawford.

Ernie Grunfeld Basketball

Ernest Grunfeld was selected to participate as a member of the American basketball team at the 1973 Maccabiah Games, while he was still attending high school. The US team was defeated by Israel in the final game. He played on the team that won a gold medal at the 1975 Pan American Games. He also participated in the basketball event at the 1976 Summer Olympics, once more winning the gold medal. He became an American citizen that year.

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Report: Wizards To Replace Ernie Grunfeld, Finally, My God, I Thought They’d Never Do It

Grunfeld, for the mercifully unacquainted, had been running the Wizards’ basketball operations since 2003 and is a living monument to organizational stagnation, as well as bad-faith and craven ass-covering. He’s the appallingly incompetent shit-for-brains who:

  • Traded three players and the fifth overall pick in the 2009 draft—which, not for nothing, could have been used to select Stephen fucking Curry—to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Mike Miller and Randy Foye, a pair of role players both of whom were entering the final seasons of their contracts, and neither of whom remained with the Wizards after the following season;
  • Gave Gilbert Arenas a six-year, $111 million contracts after the knee injury and surgery that permanently sapped Arenas’s athleticism and reduced him to a husk of himself—the contract that prompted the NBA to create its 2011 amnesty clause.
    Traded Arenas for Rashard Lewis, up to then the only player in history with a contract nearly as bad as Arenas.
  • Gave washed-up 32-year-old Antawn Jamison, who sucked even in his prime, a four-year contract extension worth $50 million; and
  • Tried to build a team around the insanely awful “Big Three” of Nick Young, Andray Blatche, and JaVale McGee.
    Just in the first round of the 2011 draft alone, selected two of the worst players in NBA history, Jan Vesely and Chris Singleton.
  • When his grand (dumbfuck) plan to lure Kevin Durant to D.C.—he cleared salary space by loading the roster with mercenary short-timers whose contracts all expired at the same time, with the predictable result that an up-to-then young and rising squad played like malcontented shit all season, missed the playoffs, and squandered all the momentum and goodwill they’d built over the previous two seasons—predictably failed, used the salary cap space he’d cleared to grant world-historically stupid long-term contracts to the nightmare dumpster triad of Ian Mahinmi, Jason Smith, and Andrew Nicholson, locking the team into cap hell for at least a half-decade to come, during which, thanks to the many shortsighted trades he’s made over the years to save his own job in the ruin of previous appalling decisions, it’ll also be chronically short of draft picks.
  • Let then-29-year-old locker-room lynchpin Trevor Ariza leave in free-agency after he played a huge role in a thrilling and successful 2014 postseason run; signed Paul Pierce to a one-year contract to replace him; let Pierce walk the following offseason; drafted Kelly Oubre Jr. in 2015 to be the wing of the future, then traded Oubre to the Phoenix Suns in 2018… for washed-up 33-year-old Trevor Ariza.
  • Signed 25-year-old Otto Porter to a max contract and traded him for flotsam and cap relief less than 20 months later.

Ernie Grunfeld Draft History

Washington Wizards: A Complete History of his’s NBA Draft Failures

Washington Wizards fans have constantly complained about Ernie Grunfeld. But, how bad has he really been in the NBA Draft? Here’s a complete history.
Ernie Grunfeld is bad at the NBA Draft.

He’s had a pretty gruesome track record at each of his stops, and there have been several high-profile misses in his 492-year tenure in DC itself. But after spending far too much time and energy shouting about this without actually looking up the details, I decided to undertake a little project.

I set out to find the answers to which the players drafted in his time spent as overlord of Washington Wizards basketball, and which stars/superstars/warm bodies could have been donning the red, white, and blue instead.

It’s well documented that he’s drafted exactly two All-Star players in his entire career: John Wall, who was the presumptive first pick in 2010, and Michael Redd, who had a fleeting career of brilliance as a second-round pick in Milwaukee.
The two are obviously far and few between, meaning a graveyard of curious choices and migraine-inducing decisions.

Ernie Grunfeld  Twitter

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