NBA extends Silver's contract as commissioner into 2024

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Jun 28 2018 10:02 AM

NEW YORK -- Adam Silver's contract as commissioner of the NBA has been extended through the 2023-24 campaign, NBA board of governors chairman Larry Tannenbaum announced Wednesday.

Tannenbaum, owner of the Toronto Raptors, did not disclose financial terms of the new deal, which will stretch Silver's time as the fifth commissioner in NBA history beyond a full decade.

Silver, who began working for the league in 1992, served as deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of the NBA for eight years until replacing David Stern on February 1, 2014.

Other former NBA commissioners include Maurice Podoloff, J. Walter Kennedy and Larry O'Brien.

Silver's tenure saw major controversy after only three months when former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from the league for life by Silver over racist comments made by Sterling revealed during a private telephone conversation with Sterling's girlfriend.

Silver fined him the maximum $2.5 million allowed under NBA rules and urged league owners to expel Sterling as owner of the Clippers, which they eventually did, selling the club to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer.

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