“The Board has selected Adam Silver to succeed me as NBA Commissioner, and I am very pleased with their choice,” Stern said in the email. “As you know, Adam is a world-class business executive who has influenced so many areas of our business during his 20-year tenure with the league, from television, to digital, to international, to merchandising, to sponsorships, to team business, to, of course, labor negotiations. I know that the organization will be in very good hands when Adam becomes Commissioner.
Stern has been the pioneer of the NBA’s expansion and growth in global population. Stern has also faced scrutiny for a few questionable rules he has put in place, including his dress code policy and changing the early entry rule to prevent high school players from entering the NBA directly after their senior year.
Adam Silver joined the NBA in 1993 has served as deputy commissioner since 2006. He has a background in law as well as marketing and entertainment in his time with the NBA.