50 Most Influential: No. 22 — Jim Delany
Big Ten ConferenceCHANGE FROM 2013: +2
With the addition of Rutgers and Maryland this year, the Big Ten moved into markets that previously were off limits to Delany’s conference. Delany wasted no time in announcing that the 2017 basketball tournament will be played in Washington, D.C. Delany and the Big Ten set the pace with expansion and a conference TV network, and he has showed no signs of slowing down.
NBA writer John Lombardo and Executive Editor Abraham Madkour discuss the reasoning behind Adam Silver being No. 1 on our Most Influential list.