Adam Silver Career and Net Worth
Adam Silver Career and Net Worth, Who is the CEO of the NBA? and more facts are found in this article.
Adam Silver is an American businessman, lawyer and sports executive. He has about $40 million in net worth as of this writing. Adam is is the fifth and current commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Adam Silver Early Life
Adam Silver was born on 25th April, 1962 in Rye, New York City. Adam attended Rye High School and finished in 1980. Adam proceeded to Duke University, where he studied political science. Adam worked for Les AuCoin (a member of the U.S. House of Representatives) after graduating from school as a legislative aid for a year. Adam then went to University of Chicago Law School. He graduated with a J.D. degree in 1988. Adam worked with Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York as a clerk. Adam joined the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore as an associate.
Adam Silver NBA Career
Adam joined the NBS in 1992 as the Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer for eight good years. Whiles in the position, he got involved in the negotiation of the league’s last three collective bargaining agreements with the National Basketball Player Association, the development of the WNBA league, the NBA Development League, the creation of NBA China as well as the partnership with Turner Broadcasting to manage the NBA’s digital assets. Adam also held the positions of Senior VP & COO of NBA Entertainment. He served in the capacity of executive producer on the IMAX movie, “Michael Jordan to the Max”, the documentary “Whatever Happened to Michael Ray?” and the films “Like Mike” in 2002 and “Year of the Yao”. He left very significant prints on the NBA. Who is the CEO of the NBA? Learn in this article. Adam was endorsed by David Stern to be the next NBA Commissioner in October, 2012 when he announced that he was stepping down from the position on February 1, 2014. Adam encountered his first major test as league Commissioner when he was compelled to deal with racist comments by Clippers owner Donald Sterling in the latter part of April 2014. The Clippers Owner was caught on tape spewing racist comments against his girlfriend. Adam announced within a few days of the tape coming the his notice that Sterling was to be banned from all NBA events for the rest of his life -that was firm!. Adam stated he was working with the NBA to compel Sterling to sell the team. This goes down as one of the most punitive measures imposed on the owner of a professional sports team in the annals of the sport. Other very notable incidents he had to deal with as Commissioner include a 2019 tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey that appeared to be in support of the 2019 Hong Kong protests. The tweet sparkled controversy and issues bothering on the partnership between China and the NBA. China responded to the tweet by threating severing of all ties with the NBA. Adam came to the defense of Morey claiming he had the right to express himself freely. He several awards and recognition in the sport domain. Adam was ranked No.1 by Sports Business Journal on their 2016 list of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business. Adam was named Executive of the Year by Sports Business Journal, one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People as well as one of Fortune’s 50 Greatest Leaders of the year. Who is the CEO of the NBA? Well, it is none other than Adam Silver.
Adam Silver Personal Life
Adam has remained married to his wife, Maggie since 2015. The couple have a daughter together. Adam is on the Board of Trustees of Duke University and was crowned “Distinguished Alumnus Award” from the University of Chicago Law School. Adam also serves on the board of the Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.