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    Adam SIlver

    February 5, 2019

February 5, 2019

Adam SIlver

Adam Silver was unanimously elected NBA Commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, by the NBA
Board of Governors.

Silver presides over a global sports and media business built around four professional
sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, Women’s National Basketball
Association, NBA G League and NBA 2K League. He is dedicated to growing basketball
around the world, embracing innovation and new technologies, increasing transparency
and using basketball to bring people together and promote health and fitness.

Silver has been ranked No. 1 on SportsBusiness Journal’s annual list of the 50 Most
Influential People in Sports Business. He was also named to TIME’s 100 Most
Influential People, Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, and The Bloomberg 50,
Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of 50 people who defined global business. Additionally,
Silver has earned Sports Executive of the Year honors at the Sports Business Awards
and was named Sports Illustrated’s Executive of the Year.

Prior to becoming commissioner, Silver served as NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief
Operating Officer for eight years. He has been instrumental to many of the league’s
signature achievements, including the negotiation of three collective bargaining
agreements with the National Basketball Players Association; the development of the
WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and the Basketball Africa League; the
partnership with Turner Broadcasting to manage the NBA’s digital assets; and the
creation of NBA China.

Before serving as the league’s second-in-command, Silver spent more than eight years
as President and COO, NBA Entertainment. Since joining the league in 1992, Silver has
also held the positions of Senior VP & COO, NBA Entertainment; NBA Chief of Staff; and
Special Assistant to the Commissioner.

Silver was appointed to Duke University’s Board of Trustees in 2015 and received the
2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Chicago Law School. He is
also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of the
Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

Before joining the NBA, Silver was a litigation associate at the New York law firm of
Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he concentrated on media and antitrust cases. He also
served as a law clerk to Federal District Court Judge Kimba Wood in New York City.
Silver graduated from Duke University and the University of Chicago Law School.