Adam Silver is an American lawyer and sports executive who has served as the commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) since February 2014. He was born on April 25, 1962, in Rye, New York. Silver joined the NBA in 1992 and held various positions within the organization before becoming the commissioner. Prior to his appointment as commissioner, he served as the NBA's deputy commissioner and chief operating officer, playing a key role in the league's business and legal affairs. As commissioner, Silver has been known for his progressive and forward-thinking approach. He has been involved in several significant changes and initiatives within the NBA, including the implementation of stricter rules on player conduct, the introduction of new technology to enhance the fan experience, and the negotiation of a groundbreaking collective bargaining agreement with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). Under Silver's leadership, the NBA has experienced continued growth and global expansion. He has been instrumental in cultivating international partnerships and expanding the league's reach to new markets, including the establishment of the NBA's first international league, the Basketball Africa League. Silver is also known for his stance on social issues, supporting player activism and advocating for equality and inclusion within the NBA and beyond. He has been at the forefront of addressing issues such as racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, and mental health awareness. With his strategic vision, leadership skills, and dedication to the sport of basketball, Adam Silver has solidified his position as one of the most influential figures in professional sports. He continues to shape the NBA's future and guide the league through various challenges and opportunities.