Adam Silver is an American lawyer and the commissioner of the National Basketball Association. He has held this post since February 1, 2014.
Before joining the NBA, he served as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, a law firm in New York, and worked as a law clerk to Judge Kimba Wood, a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Silver was named 2015 Executive of the Year by Sports Business Journal. That year he was also named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People and one of Fortune’s 50 Greatest Leaders.
In 2014, he was named the Sports Illustrated Executive of the Year and was ranked number one on Sports Business Journal’s list of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business.
As of July 1, 2015, Silver serves on Duke University’s Board of Trustees. He also serves on the board of the Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation and New York Road Runners.