(East Los Angeles, CA)[From The Editor’s Desk]: The L.A. Sparks have promoted Eli Horowitz to the position of Assistant General Manager to start the new 2023 WNBA season. Horowitz will be the newly hired General Manager/Chief Administrative Officer, Karen Bryant’s Assistant and is now acting in that capacity.
Horowitz came to the Sparks in 2018 and established himself as the Communications & Public Relations Director who was responsible for the issuance of all “season” and “game-to-game” media credentials to all levels of media outlets whether they were mainstream, weekly, or on-line/digital organizations.
He also implemented a very good “off-season” media effort that focused on rostered players who sponsored, and/or led, outstanding community outreach events in the City and County, or in many other parts of Southern California. This past summer, he kept media outlets aware of Sparks’ players who were participating in overseas leagues in Europe and Puerto Rico.
Taking over for Horowitz will be Corrie Hemry who now assumes the position of Manager, Communications.
Please read the Team’s press announcement from earlier this month.
Los Angeles Sparks Name Eli Horowitz Assistant General Manager
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Sparks Chief Administrative Officer and General Manager Karen Bryant announced on January 3rd, that the organization has elevated Eli Horowitz to Assistant General Manager. Working in partnership with Bryant and Head Coach Curt Miller, he will help oversee player personnel, scouting, salary cap management, and basketball analytics.
Horowitz enters his sixth season with the franchise, most recently serving as Senior Director, Communications & Basketball Analytics.
“Eli has been a great contributor to the Sparks for the past five seasons and is very deserving of the new opportunity,” Bryant said of Horowitz. “His passion for the WNBA along with his knowledge of player personnel and analytics will be a valuable addition to our basketball operations team.”
Horowitz started with the Sparks in May of 2018 as Director of Public Relations and Communications. Over the past few seasons, Horowitz took on additional responsibilities in stats and analytics before being promoted to Senior Director of Basketball Analytics in February of 2022. In the role, he supported college and international scouting efforts, advised on player personnel, and managed the Sparks salary cap.
“I want to thank Karen Bryant and Eric Holoman for the incredible opportunity to serve as Assistant General Manager of this iconic franchise,” said Horowitz. “I’m excited to work alongside the best athletes in the world and play a role in building the next chapter of Los Angeles Sparks basketball.”