|Born||1962 (age 50–51)
New York City
|Alma mater||Duke University
University of Chicago Law School
|Occupation||Deputy Commissioner of the NBA|
Adam Silver (born 1962) is an American lawyer and the deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of the National Basketball Association. He has held this post since July 2006. On October 25, 2012, he was endorsed by David Stern to be the next NBA commissioner when Stern announced that he will step down as NBA commissioner on February 1, 2014.
He graduated from Duke University in 1984 and received a 1988 law degree from the University of Chicago. Before joining the NBA, he served as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, a law firm in New York. Silver also worked as a law clerk to Judge Kimba Wood, a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Silver began working for the NBA in 1992. Before assuming his current role, Silver held the positions of special assistant to the commissioner, NBA chief of staff, senior vice president of NBA Entertainment, and president of NBA Entertainment. Silver was an executive producer of the IMAX movie Michael Jordan to the Max, as well as the TNT documentary Whatever Happened to Micheal Ray? He also worked on the production side of Like Mike and Year of the Yao.
Future commissioner of the NBA
- Press release announcing Silver's appointment as Deputy Commissioner
- Stern anoints Silver as successor
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- Profile from NBA.com