Mumbai: NBA commissioner Adam Silver is on Disney's shortlist to succeed Bob Iger as CEO.
According to reports, Silver is a finalist for the top position at Walt Disney that has been open since Bob Iger resigned.
The NBA has extended Silver's contract until 2024. Silver is currently in the process of negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement with the NBPA as well as new media rights agreements with its broadcast partners.
As the NBA and Disney have a broadcasting agreement, it has also been reported that Silver's position at NBA may present a conflict of interest.
Other on list includes Candle Media co-founder and co-CEO Kevin Mayer, and Disney co-chairman Dana Walden.
Since Silver would be fresh off the completion of two significant deals, the timing of his current contract would make sense if he were to leave the NBA.