first_imgSilver indicated, though, he has “not given it any thought.””I feel very fortunate to be in this position,” Silver told ESPN about his reaction to those job opportunities. “As a longtime fan, as a longtime league employee, the opportunity to become the commissioner of this league was beyond anything I even ever dreamed of as a kid. Related News The NFL reportedly has checked in with Silver in the past to see if he would be interested in making a switch. ESPN reported in 2017: “A confidant of one owner reached out to gauge whether Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner, would be interested in running the NFL, to which Silver immediately said no.”NFL commissioner Roger Goodell signed a five-year extension in December 2017 worth up to $200 million.Silver is under contract through the 2023-24 season after signing a five-year extension with the NBA in June. The league has been thriving under Silver’s watch as NBA revenues have nearly doubled in his five years on the job, from $4.8 billion to a projected $9.1 billion, ESPN noted. Adam Silver has been drawing interest from owners in the NFL to potentially run their league, but the NBA commissioner doesn’t seem interested in making the jump to a different sport — at least for now. According to ESPN, which cited unidentified sources, several NFL owners have attempted to persuade Silver to “run their league over the course of his five years as the NBA’s commissioner.” “I’ve loved every day I’ve been in this job, and I think there’s nothing but enormous opportunity ahead for this league. And ultimately, I realize I’m just passing through like every player who’s gone through this league and ultimately like every owner, and I feel an enormous obligation to the fans and to this greater NBA family to do my best and try my hardest every day. But that’s where 100 percent of my focus is.” NBA wrap: Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks to win over Pacerslast_img

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