Adam Silver

Commissioner at National Basketball Association, Inc.

Adam Silver

Adam Silver

Commissioner at National Basketball Association, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

NBA Entertainment

RelSci Relationships

5372

Primary Location

New York City, NY

Number of Boards

8

Birthday

1962

Age

59

Number of Awards

4

Interests

Basketball

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President at Duke University

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Chairman-Emeritus at Duke University

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Executive Chairman at Lustgarten Foundation

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President at Lustgarten Foundation

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President at Globicon

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Madison Square Garden Sports Corp.

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Vice President, Office for Institutional Equity at Duke University

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Provost & Jo RAE Wright University Professor at Duke University

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Executive Chairman at Guggenheim Partners LLC

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Co-Founder at The Carlyle Group, Inc.

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Adam Silver
Commissioner at National Basketball Association, Inc.
Education
Doctor of Jurisprudence
Class of 1988

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

AB in Political Science
Class of 1984

Duke University is an academic university that offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It also has publications and research services. The university was founded in 1838 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

Memberships
Life Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member
Current

CEO Action For Diversity & Inclusion is the CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Commissioner
1992 - Current

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world. It has thirty franchised member clubs (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada), and is an active member of USA Basketball (USAB), which is recognized by FIBA (also known as the International Basketball Federation) as the national governing body for basketball in the United States. The NBA is one of the four major North American professional sports leagues. NBA players are the world's best paid sportsmen, by average annual salary per player.

President & Chief Operating Officer
Prior

NBA Entertainment, part of National Basketball Association, Inc., is a company headquartered in Secaucus, NJ, that operates as a national basketball association.

Associate
Prior

Cravath, Swaine & Moore provides legal services in various industries such as: broadcasting, media and entertainment, consumer products, energy, financial institutions, healthcare, industrial and chemicals, professional services, real estate, retail, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. The company was founded in 1819 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Board Member
Prior

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Board Member
Prior

NBA Sports & Culture Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd. is a holding company that organizes sports activities. It focuses on expanding basketball game and building the brand. It also provides licensees in business segments including television, new media, marketing partnerships, merchandise, events, and programs. The company was founded on January 24, 2008 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Director
Prior

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids operates as a social advocacy group. The organization utilizes donated talent, time and space of its corporate and media partners to create anti drug advertising, public relations and educational campaigns. It comprises of communication, educational, health and medical professionals that encourage children to shy away from drug abuse. The organization was founded in 1987 by Richard T O'Reilly and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member, Visiting Committee
Prior

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1 - $10K
2019

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$1 - $10K
2018

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$1,000 - $10K
2013

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids operates as a social advocacy group. The organization utilizes donated talent, time and space of its corporate and media partners to create anti drug advertising, public relations and educational campaigns. It comprises of communication, educational, health and medical professionals that encourage children to shy away from drug abuse. The organization was founded in 1987 by Richard T O'Reilly and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$500
2013

Secretary of Commerce at United States Department of Commerce

$2,600
2013

Senator from New Jersey

$150
2012

Former Governor of North Carolina

Advisors
Special Advisor

Former Chairman at United States Joint Chiefs of Staff

Awards & Honors
2015
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
Rank #18
2013
Sports Illustrated Magazine - 50 Most Powerful People in Sports
Rank #1
Sports Business Journal - 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business
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