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American businessman and NBA commissioner

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Adam Silver: American businessman and NBA commissioner
Adam Silver is an American lawyer and sports executive who is the fifth and current commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He joined the NBA in 1992, and has served in a variety of executive positions with the league, becoming chief operating officer and deputy commissioner under his predecessor and mentor David Stern in 2006. When Stern retired in 2014, Silver was named the new commissioner.

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Can Adam Silver save the NBA in China?

The 2019 NBA season starts tonight, but the organization is still facing backlash from China after Rockets' manager Daryl Morey tweeted in support of pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. Wall Street..
CBS News - Published

NBA's relationship with China frayed over Hong Kong protests

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says China asked the league to fire Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, following Morey's tweet supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The situation has..
CBS News - Published

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NBA Commissioner says China fallout caused large financial loss [Video]NBA Commissioner says China fallout caused large financial loss

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says fallout from China controversy has already caused large financial loss

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:22Published

Chinese fans miffed at NBA, but not enough to skip game [Video]Chinese fans miffed at NBA, but not enough to skip game

Chinese fans in Shenzhen miffed at NBA, but not enough to miss exhibition game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:16Published

Chinese fallout continues amid NBA tweet controversy [Video]Chinese fallout continues amid NBA tweet controversy

Chinese organizers on Wednesday canceled a fan event on the eve of a NBA exhibition game in Shanghai, which is the latest fallout in a growing dispute over a tweet by a team official supporting the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

"I am here for Adam Silver" - Rockets' Harden [Video]"I am here for Adam Silver" - Rockets' Harden

Rockets star James Harden throws his support behind beleaguered NBA commissioner Adam Silver

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:35Published

China slams NBA in dispute over free speech [Video]China slams NBA in dispute over free speech

Chinese state media slammed the NBA on Wednesday saying it is peddling in a "secessionist pipe dream" escalating an ongoing dispute between Beijing and the U.S. league. Sareena Dayaram reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:16Published

Chinese state TV drops NBA games amid twitter row [Video]Chinese state TV drops NBA games amid twitter row

CCTV's move to cancel showings of NBA exhibition games comes after the NBA commissioner refused to condemn a tweet by Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, supporting the Hong Kong protests.Gracie..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

China TV drops NBA exhibition games, escalating pressure amid tweet uproar [Video]China TV drops NBA exhibition games, escalating pressure amid tweet uproar

NBA commissioner Silver defends free speech

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:28Published

Basketball coaches focused on teams not China amid Twitter storm [Video]Basketball coaches focused on teams not China amid Twitter storm

Coaches remain tightlipped over China Tweet storm

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:09Published

 

NBA's Silver says Hong Kong tweet furor already hit league's bottom line

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial..
Reuters - Published

China wanted Rockets GM sacked for Hong Kong tweet, Adam Silver says

But the NBA Commissioner says he told officials in Beijing, "There's no chance that's happening. There's no chance we'll even discipline him"
CBS News - Published

NBA Commissioner says league hit by huge financial losses due to Hong Kong tweet

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial..
Reuters - Published

Adam Silver: China wanted Rockets GM Daryl Morey fired over tweet, NBA said 'no chance'

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the Chinese government and partners asked the NBA to fire Daryl Morey fired, but Silver staunchly refused.
USATODAY.com - Published

China's business bullying jumps to new heights over tweet by NBA Rockets GM

At least Daryl Morey got support from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver who, to his credit, said the league would adhere to American values: Our view
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NBA-China standoff intensifies over controversial tweet

The fallout between the NBA and China has intensified after Chinese organizers canceled a fan event in Shanghai just one day before an exhibition game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles..
CBS News - Published

Gregg Popovich offers support for NBA commissioner Adam Silver on NBA-China showdown

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gave his unwavering support to NBA commissioner Adam Silver amid the escalating rift between the NBA and China.
USATODAY.com - Published

NBA says free speech remains vital amid China rift

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league wasn't apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. (Oct...
USATODAY.com - Published

NBA commissioner Adam Silver issues new statement on China: 'Sports can be a unifying force'

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, in a clarifying statement on China, said it is not the league's role to "adjudicate the differences" among people.
USATODAY.com - Published

China suspends broadcast of NBA preseason games

NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended Tuesday morning a team executive's comments supporting Hong Kong protesters. Silver says he accepts the consequences in China for Houston Rockets General Manager..
CBS News - Published

NBA's Silver says won't regulate what players, employees say on issues

National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver said on Tuesday it is not up to the NBA to regulate what players, employees and team owners say amid anger from China over a tweet from Houston..
Reuters - Published

NBA's Silver says won't compromise values, to discuss situation in China visit

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Tuesday the league was not willing to compromise and backed members' right to express their opinions, in the face of anger from China following an executive's tweet..
Reuters - Published

NBA head laments "economic impact" of China controversy

Commissioner Adam Silver backs Houston Rockets general manager's right to free speech, but admits the damage caused by a single tweet about Hong Kong "will take some time to heal"
CBS News - Published

NBA head Adam Silver defends response over tweet uproar

NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended the league's response to the Houston Rockets general manager's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, telling Japan's Kyodo News that his organization..
Reuters - Published

Silver says changes to rules on draft trades possible

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says changes to draft-trade rules may be coming
USATODAY.com - Published

NBA teams 'moving away' from using 'owner,' says commissioner Adam Silver

NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he's seen mixed reactions from players over the years regarding the use of the term "owner."
USATODAY.com - Published

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: Punishment for Warriors part-owner Mark Stevens 'appropriate'

Adam Silver cited how forthcoming and apologetic Mark Stevens was in deciding against a lifetime ban for the Warriors minority owner.
USATODAY.com - Published

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