By Alex Vejar
Salt Lake Tribune
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will be the keynote speaker at the Associated Press Sports Editors summer conference in Las Vegas. He is scheduled to appear July 10 from 3:30-4:15 p.m. at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino.
Silver will sit down for a 30-minute conversation with ESPN NBA reporter Kendra Andrews, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
“We’re thrilled to have Adam Silver as our keynote speaker,” APSE president Jorge Rojas said. “It’s been a big year in the NBA, with LeBron James setting the all-time scoring record, a new CBA and many other interesting storylines. We were fortunate to have the NBA commissioner in Las Vegas at the time of our conference, and are thankful he was able to carve out time on a busy day to appear in front of our members.”
Silver has been commissioner of the NBA since 2014. He succeeded David Stern, who died in January 2020. The WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League are also under Silver’s purview.
Silver recently negotiated a new CBA between the league and the National Basketball Players Association.
He has been outspoken about social issues and pushed inclusiveness during moments of strife around the country.
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