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Nationality  American
Education  Augsburg College
Name  Roger Griffith
Children  Emma and Abby
Spouse(s)  Jean

Occupation  General Manager of the Minnesota Lynx
Residence  Eagan, Minnesota, United States

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Roger Griffith is an American basketball executive, and the current General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Lynx.

Griffith initially worked for the Lynx' sibling team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he had worked for Timberwolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor at Taymark.

Griffith succeeded the Lynx's first coach and general manager, Brian Agler, in 2003. While his hiring was relatively uneventful, he eventually received some criticism from fans, especially during a long playoff drought during the first part of his tenure as General Manager. These calls stopped, however, after Griffith hired coach Cheryl Reeve, and built a team around Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen, and Maya Moore. The team won three Western Conference championships and two WNBA championships between 2011 and 2013.

Griffith is married to the daughter of Lynx and Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, and the two have two children.

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