Jonathan Kolb

Who is Jonathan Kolb? Liberty General Manager, Age, Wife, Family, Salary

Jonathan Kolb Biography

Jonathan Kolb is the General Manager of the New York Liberty. He has been named 2023 WNBA Executive of the Year becoming the first executive to win the award for the franchise, which is eight wins away from securing its first WNBA championship.

Jonathan Kolb Age

Kolb’s actual age is unknown but he celebrates his birthday on July 21.

Is Jonathan Kolb Married?

Jonathan has managed to keep his personal life separate from his professional life. His marital status is unknown. He likes his professional career to be the topic as he is aspiring to make Liberty win their first title in franchise history and New York City’s first in professional basketball since the Knicks in 1973.

Jonathan Kolb Education

Jonathan graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Justice Studies, Business, and Political Science. He was admitted to the Arizona State Bar.

Jonathan Kolb New York Liberty

Jonathan was hired by the New York Liberty as the General Manager in March 2019. His main role is to obtain and develop a championship caliber team. New York Liberty Alternate Governor Oliver P. Weisberg commended his basketball IQ and passion adding that the role suited him and would be successful in it.

“His basketball IQ, passion and development ideas illustrate why he will be successful in this role and help lead the team into its next chapter of success.”

Since his hiring, he has assembled a team that is eight wins away from bringing home the first WNBA championship in franchise history. During the 2020 WNBA Draft, the team selected Sabrina Ionescu out of Oregon. He also hired Sabrina Ionescu out of Oregon.

During the offseason, prior to the 2023 WNBA season he bought 2021 MVP Jonquel Jones to Brooklyn from the Connecticut Sun in January. A month later he signed leading free agents Breanna Stewart, a two-time WNBA champion and the 2018 MVP, and Courtney Vandersloot, also a WNBA champion and a five-time All-WNBA selection. This made Liberty the first WNBA team with at least three All-Stars.

With this team, Liberty ended the regular season with the second-best record in the league (32-8). That .800 winning percentage is the highest in the franchise’s 27 seasons, a huge improvement from its .444 mark (16-20) in 2022. They also won the 2023 WNBA Commissioner’s Cup championship in August 2023.

Jonathan Kolb WNBA

Prior to joining Liberty, Kolb worked in the WNBA league office for five years. His last role was the Director of Basketball Strategy and Analytics. In the role he oversaw the management of the league’s roster and salary cap and assisted with collective bargaining agreement compliance. He also assisted in the streamlining of the league’s statistical monitoring systems, focusing on the potential on-court impact of proposed rule changes.

Jonathan Kolb Salary

As the General Manager of New York Liberty, Kolb earns an annual base salary of $1.4 million. He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

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