51 minutes | Jan 11th 2021

An NBA Season Unlike Any Other & The Path Ahead | Mark Tatum

As the Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer of the National Basketball Association, Mark Tatum has been influential in guiding and growing the league’s business expansion, including the spearheading of its international efforts. Mark sits down with host Paul Witko to discuss the NBA’s “bubble” plan to restart the season amidst a global pandemic and the league’s proactive commitment to social justice. Mark also comments on the league’s partnership with its stars, the impact of international expansion, and technological evolution surrounding the league and fan engagement. Along the way, Mark shares some insights from his early career in business and what attracted him to a career in sports.

Mark Tatum graduated with a B.S. in Business Management from Cornell University in 1991 and received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1998. Prior to joining the NBA, Mark had an accomplished career in sales and marketing across several Fortune 500 companies and Major League Baseball. He was named to Forbes’ list of Top 25 Most Influential Minorities in Sports in 2016 and sits on the boards of various organizations, including USA Basketball, LA 2028 Summer Olympics, and the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors.

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