50 Most Influential: No. 44 — Mark Tatum
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver tapped the well-regarded Tatum to serve as deputy commissioner in late January, giving more influence to one of the few non-attorneys among top league executives. Since taking the job, Tatum is aggressively overhauling the NBA’s marketing efforts and redefines the deputy commissioner role with a deep sales focus.
NBA writer John Lombardo and Executive Editor Abraham Madkour discuss Adam Silver's selection as No. 1 atop our Most Influential list as well as many of the other NBA executives on the list.