October 31- November 1, 2017
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President, NBA G League

Malcolm Turner
President, NBA G League

As President of the NBA G League, Malcolm Turner oversees the business and basketball operations for the NBA G League.

Under Turner’s leadership, the league experienced a dramatic and groundbreaking transformation to become the NBA G League in the first title partnership of its kind. Since assuming his current role in November 2014, the NBA G League has grown to a record 26 teams for the 2017-18 season with continued expansion on the horizon as the league continues to fulfill its mission of having 30 teams.

Before joining the NBA family, Turner worked at Wasserman Media Group as the managing director of the golf division. Prior to that, Turner helped build Wasserman’s consulting division as its managing director, creating and managing sports, entertainment, venue and new product launch strategies for leading corporate brands and properties.

Preceding his time at Wasserman, Turner served as the senior vice president of OnSport, a North Carolina-based sports and entertainment consulting firm, where he managed strategy for clients including American Express, Nokia, Travelers and Northern Trust. As a former tournament official for the PGA Tour, Turner also managed the event marketing and activation of numerous PGA Tour Championship events.

Turner was recognized as a member of SportsBusiness Journal’s “Forty Under 40” in 2007 and has served on the advisory boards of Teach for America, the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Morehead-Cain Scholarship Fund.

A member of the New York State Bar, Turner earned his joint J.D./M.B.A degrees from Harvard University. While at Harvard, Turner worked with the NBA’s President of Marketing and Media in conjunction with the launch of the WNBA and consulted with the President of Major League Baseball Properties.

Turner holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UNC Chapel Hill. He resides in New York City with his wife Jessica.