4. Dan Tolzman, Toronto Raptors
Another fast rising name up the executive ranks in the NBA is the Raptors assistant general manager Dan Tolzman. Helping the Raptors build a roster worthy of winning the 2019 NBA Championship, Tolzman is a name that will be considered for other front office positions around the league in the near future any way you look at it.
If the Bulls aren’t going to be able to interview someone like Raptors president Masai Ujiri or GM Webster, then they should go after the next best option. Whenever there’s a franchise as successful of late as the Raptors, there needs to be more credit that goes around beyond the biggest names like Webster and Ujiri.
Tolzman started his front office run with the Nuggets back in the early 2000’s as a media relations intern. The highest ranking role he would hold in the Nuggets organization was as a scouting coordinator, which is a job he left in 2013. He joined the Raptors as their director of scouting that same year.
Since that point, Tolzman quite quickly climbed up the Raptors management ranks to get to the role he’s in now. His first promotion was to the director of player personnel, which he took for a brief stint before going down to the G-League to be the 905 Raptors general manager.
Tolzman made the jump back into the NBA in 2017 as the vice president of player personnel, and then he would be promoted to the assistant general manager.