Taylor: Adam Silver has signed NBA commissioner contract
After announcing that he won't be selling his team just yet, Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor addressed reporters about the excitement he has for his organization and the future of the NBA. That future includes Adam Silver as the next NBA commissioner. According to Taylor, Silver signed his contract Friday to be the next commissioner of the league. “I see some really positive things, other than this here, that are going to happen to this organization in the future and the NBA," Taylor said. "I've worked really hard with Adam Silver over the years. He signed his contract today, finally, that he'll be the next commissioner. He just did that today and he called me. I'm excited about that. I know him; I know our future of the NBA." An NBA spokesman had no comment on Taylor's remarks. However, a league source with knowledge of the deal confirmed Taylor's remarks to CBSSports.com, describing it as "a formality." Back in October of 2012, David Stern announced that he was going to step down as commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, after 30 full years of holding the job. At the time of the announcement, it was also noted that the Board of Governors unanimously voted to negotiate with Silver, the deputy commissioner, to replace Stern. Taylor was the chairman of the Board of Governors for the NBA from 2008 to 2012. Peter Holt, owner of the San Antonio Spurs, was elected as the new chairman in 2012. For years, it's been assumed that Silver would be the natural successor to Stern. Silver has been the deputy commissioner for the NBA since 2006 and has worked with the NBA since 1992.
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