Adam Silver

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
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Profession: NBA Commissioner

United States of America

Biography: Adam Silver is an American lawyer and sports executive, best known as the current commissioner of the National Basketball Association. He began his career as an associate with the law firm Cravath, Swain & Moore in New York before joining the NBA in 1992.

After joining the NBA, Silver held a variety of roles. He eventually ended up as chief operating officer and deputy commissioner, in which role he was mentored by then-commissioner David Stern. Silver then took over when Stern retired in 2014.

Silver has led the league to continued success, but his most high-profile move thus far has been forcing Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014 after recordings of him making racist remarks went public.

Born: April 25, 1962
Birthplace: Rye, New York, USA
Age: 60 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus

Historical Events

  • 2014-02-01 American businessman and lawyer Adam Silver becomes the 5th NBA Commissioner

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