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Cornell grad named deputy commissioner of NBA

Cornell grad named deputy commissioner of NBA

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Mark Tatum will become the NBA’s new deputy commissioner when Adam Silver takes over for David Stern on Saturday.

NBA owners unanimously approved the appointment of Tatum, a 15-year veteran of the league office, on Thursday.

Tatum is the NBA’s executive vice president of global marketing partnerships. He has overseen the league’s marketing partnerships business and also was responsible for managing the league’s media sales. The graduate of Cornell and the Harvard Business School joined the NBA in 1999.

Silver has been deputy commissioner since 2006.

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