Matt Winick stepped down in September 2014 as Senior Vice President of Scheduling and Game Operations to become Senior Advisor to President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn.
For more than 30 years, Winick was responsible for all NBA regular-season and playoff scheduling, and also oversaw the administration of the NBA Pre-Draft Camp. Winick joined the NBA as Director of Media Information in 1976, when the league had 20 people on staff and 22 teams in total. He was responsible for all dealings with the media and for coordinating events, including All-Star Games and the NBA Draft.
Prior to joining the NBA, Winick worked for the New York Mets. He dealt with media throughout the country and was on staff when the Mets won the 1969 World Series and 1973 National League Championship. He started with the Mets in 1963 as a statistician and was promoted to Assistant Director of Public Relations.
Winick, a 1960 graduate of the University of Buffalo, currently resides in Baldwin, N.Y., with his wife, Ilene. Their daughter, Stacy, and her family reside in Long Island.