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Adam Silver

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Sports motivational speaker for hire Adam Silver is currently serving as the commissioner of the NBA after taking over for David Stern in February of 2014. Before joining the NBA full time, Adam was a practicing lawyer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City and served as a law clerk for New York federal judge Kimba Wood. He has been praised for his early work as commissioner having earned the respect of players, coaches, team executives and fans alike. Sports Business Journal has consistently ranked him as one of the most influential people in sports business and in 2015 Silver was named to Time Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People in the world.

Adam is a New York native who grew up a Knicks fan and has always had a passion for the game. He attended undergrad at Duke University and received his law degree from the University of Chicago in 1988. Many may not realize that Adam began working for the NBA all the way back in 1992. He held a number of positions within the league offices including special assistant to the commissioner, NBA chief of staff and president of NBA Entertainment. As president of NBA Entertainment, Adam was involved in several exciting projects including the IMAX movie Michael Jordan to the Max, Like Mike and Year of the Yao.

In April 2006, Adam was promoted to deputy commissioner of the NBA and was groomed as the commissioner in waiting to replace Stern when he decided to retire. Outside of his work with the NBA, Adam has served on the board of trustees for Duke University, the Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation and the non-profit running organization New York Road Runners.

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