Mark Tatum Rumors

Hughes has been with the Knicks since 2007, now as director of player personnel. Former Pistons President Joe Dumars led the team to a title and should get looks again like his counterparts who’ve gotten multiple jobs without that level of success. “We have a long history of minorities being well-represented as top basketball executives. I think it’s a matter of time before the numbers move up,” deputy commissioner Mark Tatum said in a wide-ranging interview with CSNChicago.com, pointing out his belief that it’s cyclical while stating nearly one-third of the basketball operations positions were held by African-American men in 1994-95.
Although privately the NBA doesn’t feel the Rooney Rule should apply to them, Tatum revealed to CSNChicago.com the league is starting two initiatives to address diversity across all mediums. They hired a chief diversity and inclusion officer, Oris Stuart, who will head up the NBA’s Global Inclusion Council. The council is made up of 18 team and league executives, who’ll look at hiring practices and organizational structures in the league office and also the teams.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the departure of WNBA president Laurel Richie offers the league an opportunity to “reset” heading into its landmark 20th season. Richie announced Wednesday that after five years she is stepping down, moving on to pursue other interests. NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum will run the league on an interim basis. Silver, in a phone interview with espnW, emphasized that the change was Richie’s decision.