Facts of Adam Silver
|Full Name:||Adam Silver|
|Age:||57 years 3 months|
|Birth Date:||April 25, 1962|
|Birth Place:||Rye, new York,USA|
|Father's Name:||Edward Silver|
|Mother's Name:||Melba Silver|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Maggie Grese|
|Education:||University of Chicago (JD)|
|Height / How tall? :||6 feet 3 inches (1.91m)|
|Net Worth:||$30 million|
|Hair Color:||Dark brown|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
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Adam Silver is an American lawyer and businessman. Silver is currently the commissioner of the National Basketball Association(NBA).
Adam Silver Age, Education, Siblings, Parents
He was born on April 25, 1962, in Rye, New York, USA. He is currently 56 years old. He was born to a Jewish-American family. He attended Duke University (BA) and the University of Chicago (JD).
He has four older siblings and they are Erik, Ann, Owen, and Emily.
His father‘s name is Edward Silver and his mother‘s name is Melba Silver, who belongs to the Jewish-American family.
Adam Silver NBA and career
He worked and served as NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer for eight years.
During his days as a deputy, he played a vital role in different achievements of the league which includes the creation of NBA China and the partnership with Turner Broadcasting, among others.
Silver spent more than eight years as President and COO of NBA Entertainment before joining the league second-in-command. After joining the league in 1992, Silver has also held the positions of Senior VP & COO, NBA Chief of Staff; NBA Entertainment; and Special Assistant to the Commissioner.
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Silver became the next NBA Commissioner under David Stern. Silver took over as the fifth commissioner in NBA history after Stern retired on Feb. 1, 2014.
After he started working as a commissioner, he announced in an op-ed piece published in The New York Times that he wanted to legalize and regulate sports betting. He said,
“It should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated.”
Adam heard the news that the NFL and Fortune 500 companies are interested in hiring him for future leadership positions.
“I love my job at the NBA. The NBA has never been on a greater trajectory and I couldn’t be happier with my job.”
During Silver’s period of working as a Commissioner, league revenues have doubled to over $9 billion, and team valuations have never been higher. According to Forbes, the average NBA team is worth just under $2 billion, up 267 percent in five years.
He looks very confident as there’s more room to grow.
“Think about the global opportunity for the league. We are doing all kinds of new things in Africa, China and India,”
He told CNBC.
“I truly think the best days of the league are still ahead of us. Even Michael Jordan was saying the same thing,”
He is dedicated to growing basketball around the world to bring people together and promote health and fitness. He is also focused on embracing innovation and new technologies, increasing transparency and using basketball.
In June 2018, Silver has received a five-year contract extension through the 2024 NBA finals.
Adam Silver Salary, Net Worth, Social media
As NBA commissioner, his current net worth is $30 million while his salary is under review. He is active on social media. His Instagram has over 389k followers while he seems to be absent from Twitter and Facebook.
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Adam Silver wife, daughter
Adam has been married to Maggie Grise since May 2015. She is an interior designer. They were first met with the help of their mutual friend in 2013. Then they began dating and tied their knot. They have welcomed a daughter Louise Burns Silver in 2017.
References: Wikipedia, IMDb