Meet The Executive That Oversees The NBA's Game Play
  • 2 months ago
Prior to joining the NBA in August 2016, Mr. Spruell spent 20 years at Deloitte LLP, most recently as its Vice Chairman, Central Region Market Leader. He spearheaded the firm’s client and business growth and strategic positioning across 22 states consisting of 31 offices and more than 14,000 Deloitte professionals across the region. He also served as Chicago Managing Principal, supervising talent and community involvement initiatives in the local office.

Mr. Spruell has served on several charitable boards and committees, including World Business Chicago and the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and is active in various nonprofit organizations, including the United Way, Big Shoulders Fund and Chicago Urban League. He is currently on the boards of the Museum of Science and Industry, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago and the Jackie Robinson Foundation in New York.

President of League Operations at the NBA, Byron Spruell, sat down with Forbes Senior Writer Jabari Young to discuss the state of the NBA, All-Star weekend, and the four things he needs to remain balanced.

0:00 Introduction
1:32 Byron's Position And His Background In Operations Management
4:31 How Sports Commemorates Heroes
9:14 How The NBA Translates To Overseas
12:01 Byron's Sports Background
17:14 Byron On The Importance Of Good Leadership
22:01 2024 All-Star Weekend
31:42 The Difference Between A Good NBA Season And A Great One

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