Paul Skrbina | July 1, 2016
From Notre Dame football co-captain to MBA to the NBA.
Byron Spruell’s journey from Irish offensive lineman from 1984-87 under Lou Holtz to MBA in 1989 to a 25-plus-year career in global professional services landed him Thursday in the NBA as the league’s president of league operations, commissioner Adam Silver announced.
He will begin his new role Aug. 1.
Spruell’s responsibilities will include overseeing rule change processes, game official training and evaluation and conduct standards and discipline enforcement. He also will work with USA Basketball and the International Basketball Federation to promote the game worldwide.