Sachin Gupta

EVP of Basketball Operations at Minnesota Timberwolves

Sachin Gupta concluded his first season as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations after being hired by the Timberwolves on July 30, 2019. In this role, Gupta oversees the Strategy, Performance and Analytics operations for the team.

Gupta’s expertise guided the Wolves in completing a historic trade deadline in February 2020, when the franchise acquired All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell, guard Malik Beasley, forward Juancho Hernangomez, forward James Johnson, forward Jarred Vanderbilt, guard/forward Jacob Evans and forward Omari Spellman.

Gupta spent the 2018-19 season as assistant general manager with the Detroit Pistons after spending the 2017-18 as an advisor to Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey. This marked Gupta’s second stint with the Rockets organization. Prior to rejoining the Rockets, Gupta served as vice president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers from 2014-16, originally joining the team as a consultant in 2013 while finishing his MBA studies at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. During his tenure, Gupta played a key role in the club’s dramatic overhaul, leading to the club’s eventual return to contention.

A Boston-area native, Gupta began his NBA career with the Rockets in 2006 as Morey’s first hire. He would build the foundation for the team’s extensive analytics department which the Rockets would later become renowned for. In addition to his analytics responsibilities, Gupta also assisted in managing the team’s salary cap during his six-year tenure in Houston.

Prior to joining the NBA ranks, Gupta spent two years at ESPN where he had a hand in fostering basketball’s analytical movement, implementing advanced NBA metrics on before their use had become widespread across the league. While at ESPN, he also became well versed in the CBA when he developed the widely popular NBA Trade Machine.

Gupta earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.


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