The NBA Board of Governors has unanimously approved the appointment of Mark Tatum to Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer. A 15-year veteran of the league office, Tatum will assume his new role on February 1, 2014, when current Deputy Commissioner and COO Adam Silver becomes NBA Commissioner.
The league also announced the promotions of three other league executives, also effective February 1. Bill Koenig, NBA Executive Vice President, Business Affairs and General Counsel, has been promoted to President, Global Media Distribution, reporting to Silver. Sal LaRocca, NBA Executive Vice President, Global Merchandising Group, has been promoted to President, Global Operations and Merchandising, and Danny Meiseles, NBA Executive Vice President and Executive Producer, has been promoted to President and Executive Producer, Content. LaRocca and Meiseles will report to Tatum.
Jason Cahilly, NBA Executive Vice President, Strategy and Chief Financial Officer, will assume the position of Chief Strategic and Financial Officer, reporting to Silver. NBA Executive Vice President and General Counsel Rick Buchanan will now oversee all of the league’s legal matters, reporting to Joel Litvin, President, League Operations.
“Mark Tatum’s appointment as NBA Deputy Commissioner is recognition of the confidence our owners and teams have in his leadership ability and track record of success,” said Silver. “As Deputy Commissioner and COO, Mark will use his extensive industry relationships and knowledge of our game to help guide and grow our league.”
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