Adam Silver Biography

Adam Silver

Quick Facts Of Adam Silver

Celebrated Name Adam Silver
Age 58 Years
Nick Name Adam
Birth Name Adam Silver
Birth Date 1962-04-25
Gender Male
Profession Lawyer, businessman and the commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA)
Birth Nation USA
Nationality American
Place Of Birth Rye, New York
Father Edward Silver
Mother Melba Silver
Ethnicity White
Siblings 4
High School Rye High School
College / University Duke University and University of Chicago
Marital Status Married
Wife Maggie Grise
Children Louise Burns Silver
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $30 Million
Salary Will Add Soon
Height 1.9 m
Weight Will Add Soon
Body Measurement Will Add Soon

Adam Silver is an American lawyer, businessman as well as commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He served as NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer for eight years in NBA previously. He joined the NBA in 1992 and has held various positions with the league, becoming a chief operating officer and deputy commissioner under his predecessor and mentor David Stern in 2006. Controversies during his tenure have included racist remarks by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in the year 2014. He was banned for life from the game and the reaction by the People's Republic of China to comments made by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey in support of the 2019 Hong Kong protests.

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Former NBA commish David Stern dead at 77; Adam Silver releases statement

Former NBA commissioner David Stern died at the age of 77, the NBA announced Wednesday. Stern had emergency brain surgery after suffering a brain hemorrhage Dec. 12 while having lunch in New York. The league said Stern was surrounded by his wife, Dianne, and family. Stern spent 30 years as NBA commissioner and has remained affiliated with the league, holding the title of commissioner emeritus. NBA commish Adam Silver released the following statement: “For 22 years, I had a court-side seat to watch David in action. He was a mentor and one of my dearest friends. We spent countless hours in the office, at arenas, and on planes wherever the game would take us. Like every NBA legend, David had extraordinary talents, but with him, it was always about the fundamentals - preparation, attention to detail, and hard work.”

What nationality is Adam Silver?

Silver was born on 25th April 1962 in Rye, New York, the USA. He was born to Edward and Melba Silver, his parents. He was born into a Jewish-American family. He grew up in the suburb of Rye in Westchester County. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is White. Moreover, he has two brothers: Owen, Erik, and two sisters, Emily and Ann. About his education, he attended Rye High School. Later, he graduated from Duke University in 1984. He also received a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago in 1988. There are no details about his parents. As of 2019, he celebrated his 57th birthday with his friends. 

How was the Career of Adam Silver?

  • Beginning his career, he served as a litigation associate at the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore. 
  • Adam was the NBA's Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer for eight years before he became commissioner. 
  • He spent eight years as President and COO of NBA Entertainment.
  • Joining the NBA in 1992, he has also held the positions of Senior VP & COO, NBA Entertainment, NBA Chief of Staff, and Special Assistant to the Commissioner.
  • He was an executive producer of the IMAX movie Michael Jordan to the Max as well as the documentary Whatever Happened to Micheal Ray? during his time with NBA Entertainment. 
  • He also worked on the production side of Like Mike and Year of the Yao.
  • He was endorsed by David Stern to be the next NBA Commissioner on October 25, 2012.
  • TMZ Sports released a video of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling holding a conversation with his girlfriend that included racist remarks on 25th April 2014. 
  • He responded on April 29, 2014, announcing that Sterling had been banned from the NBA for life.
  • Moreover, he fined Sterling $2.5 million, the maximum allowed under the NBA constitution.
  • He published an op-ed piece in The New York Times on 13th November 2014, where he announced that he is in favor of legalized and regulated sports betting, mentioning that it should be "brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated." 
  • On 4th October 2019, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey issued a tweet that supported the 2019 Hong Kong protests.
  • In October 2019, he was faced with an impending issue in terms of the partnership between China and the NBA. 

Moreover, 

  • He also serves on Duke University’s Board of Trustees. 
  • He also serves on the board of the Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. 
  • He received the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Chicago Law School. 
  • He was ranked Silver No. 1 on its list of the 50 Most Influential People in 2016 in Sports Business.

Who is the Wife of Adam Silver?

Putting some lights in his personal life, his personal life is as smooth as his career; there are no any difficulties and problems in his private life. Adam Silver is a married person. He was married to his beautiful wife, Maggie Grise. The pair were first introduced by a mutual friend. They later married in May 2015. The couple welcomed their first child, Louise Burns Silver in 2017. Their marriage is going strong as there is no news regarding any extramarital affairs at present. They are enjoying their life a lot. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

What is the Net Worth of Adam Silver?

The net worth of this famous businessman, lawyer as well as the commissioner of NBA will be surely in millions without a doubt. As of 2020, he has a net worth of $30 Million. But Adam Silver has not revealed anything about his current salary. There is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is earning a considerable amount of salary from his present work. He is satisfied with his earnings. 

How tall is Adam Silver?

Being at the age of fifty-seven, Adam Silver still looks very handsome and charming. With his smile on his face, he attracts a lot of people towards him. He has a tall height of 1.9 m. He has got a balanced weight matching with his height. His hair color is bald and eye color is dark brown. His other body measurements such as weight, biceps size, chest size and more are still to get disclosed yet but it will be added soon once we get information about it. Overall, he has got a very healthy body with an athletic body build. 

Did You Know?

  • Firstly, he served as a litigation associate at the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
  • He was the NBA's Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer for eight years before he became commissioner.
  • He spent eight years as President and COO of NBA Entertainment.
  • He was ranked Silver No. 1 on its list of the 50 Most Influential People in 2016 in Sports Business.