NBA Commissioner Adam Silver agrees to extension through 2023-24 season, when current CBA is set to end
Adam Silver will remain commissioner of the NBA through the 2024 Finals after signing an extension according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Silver has held the role of commissioner since 2014 after taking over for long-time commissioner David Stern.
Silver’s run as commissioner has been a successful one thus far. He’s had to deal with a myriad of issues, but he’s been crucial to increasing the game’s international reach and an increased social media presence for the league.
Silver will be tasked with facing the issues that the NBA deals with through the 2023-24 season. Funny enough, the current Collective Bargaining Agreement actually ends after the 2023-24 season as well. Currently, the league is trying to figure out a way to disincentivize tanking and create a game with more parity throughout the league. The number of teams that are toiling away at the bottom of the league is concerning, but Silver is poised to address this issue.
In addition to tanking, many NBA fans wish to see fewer superteams and more upsets during the playoffs. The Golden State Warriors are currently on a dominant run, winning three titles in four years, but this is nothing new for the NBA. The league has long been marked by a select group of teams dominating the competition.
Silver will certainly invest more of his time in the next six years to fixing the bottom of the league, rather than diluting the top-tier teams.
Silver is one of the few commissioners in sports who fans actually seem to like. Most fans, players, coaches, and executives should be thrilled with the news of his extension.