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New role likely for VP Mark Tatum

Updated: January 28, 2014, 11:09 AM ET
By Brian Windhorst and Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Incoming NBA commissioner Adam Silver is expected to promote league executive Mark Tatum to deputy commissioner, multiple sources told ESPN.

Tatum, who would become one of the highest-ranking African-Americans in professional sports, has been with the NBA the past 14 years and previously worked for Major League Baseball. He's currently executive vice president of global marketing partnerships and focuses on the league's relationship with top sponsors and its television and media partners.

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