The leader of the NBA isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon as the leader of the Duke in the NBA coalition, the commissioner has signed a contract extension through the 2023-24 season.
Duke alum and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has signed a contract extension to remain the head of the NBA through the 2023-24 season.
Silver, Duke Class of 1984, has been the commissioner of the NBA since 2014, following his unanimous selection, replacing longtime NBA Commissioner David Stern.
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Silver first joined the NBA in 1992 and since then has been the Senior Vice President and COO, NBA Entertainment, NBA Chief of Staff, and Special Assistant to the Commissioner at the league office.
Most notably, Silver served as the Deputy Commissioner under Stern from 2006 until his appointment as commissioner in 2014.
In 2016, Silver was listed at the No. 1 in the Sports Business Journal 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business and one year prior he was named as the Executive of the Year by the same outlet.
In the same year of 2015, Silver was named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and Fortune’s 50 Greatest Leaders.
Despite not having any association with the basketball program during his four years at Duke, Silver still looks back fondly of his time in Durham and says in the four years he was there, Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski laid the groundwork for one of the best college basketball programs there is today.
As the NBA continues to grow its global brand, Silver still remains connected to Duke University as he is one of the members on the Board of Trustees and is always complimentary when speaking with or about the abundance of Duke players currently in the NBA as it is not only a reflection of Coach K and the basketball program, but it shows how well developed the institution is as a whole.
Adam Silver has brought the NBA to places many thought it would not reach and he continues to try and grow the league to even more countries in the years to come. The NBA is in one of the best places as a professional sports league under Commissioner Silver and it will only continue to get better and grow in popularity.