Happy Chandler
Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler, Sr. (July 14, 1898 – June 15, 1991) was a politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He represented the state in the U.S. Senate and served as its 44t...
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Maurice Podoloff
Maurice Podoloff (Russian: Морис Подолоф; August 18, 1890 – November 24, 1985) was a U.S. lawyer and basketball and ice hockey administrator. He served as the president of the Basketball Associat...
Gary Bettman
Gary Bruce Bettman (born June 2, 1952) is the commissioner of the National Hockey League (NHL), a post he has held since February 1, 1993. Previously, Bettman was a senior vice-president and general c...
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Brady Cowell
Warren C. "Brady" Cowell (December 12, 1899 – April 15, 1989) was an American college football, basketball, and baseball coach and college athletic director. Cowell played football, basketball ...
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Bowie Kuhn
Bowie Kent Kuhn (/ˈbuːi ˈkjuːn/; October 28, 1926 – March 15, 2007) was an American lawyer and sports administrator who served as the fifth Commissioner of Major League Baseball from February 4, ...
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Harley Earl
Harley J. Earl (November 22, 1893 – April 10, 1969) was the initial designated head of Design at General Motors, later becoming Vice President, the first top executive ever appointed in Design o...
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Jim Thorpe
James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk, translated as "Bright Path"; May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was a Sac and Fox athlete of Native American and European ancestr...
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Ryozo Kato
Ryozo Kato (加藤 良三, Katō Ryōzō, born September 13, 1941) is a Japanese lawyer and career diplomat who served as the Japanese Ambassador to the United States from 2001 to 2008. He also served ...
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Ward Lambert
Ward Louis "Piggy" Lambert (May 28, 1888 – January 20, 1958) was an American basketball and baseball coach. He served as the head basketball coach at Purdue University during the 1916–17 season and f...
Walter Kennedy (basketball)
James Walter Kennedy (born in Stamford, Connecticut, June 8, 1912 – June 26, 1977) was the commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1963 until 1975. He is sometimes mistake...
Bert Bell
De Benneville "Bert" Bell (February 25, 1895 – October 11, 1959) was the National Football League (NFL) commissioner from 1945 until his death in 1959. As commissioner, he introduced competitive parit...
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Fay Vincent
Francis Thomas "Fay" Vincent, Jr. (born May 29, 1938) is a former entertainment lawyer and sports executive who served as the eighth Commissioner of Major League Baseball from September 13, 1989 to Se...
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Ichiro Yoshikuni
Ichiro Yoshikuni (September 2, 1916 - September 2, 2011) was a Japanese baseball executive. He served as the Commissioner of Baseball in Nippon Professional Baseball from 1989 to 1998. The longest-ser...
Elmer Layden
Elmer Francis Layden (May 4, 1903 – June 30, 1973) was an American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and professional sports executive. He played college football at the ...
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History of the NFL Commissioner
The Commissioner of the NFL is the chief executive of the National Football League (NFL). This article details the previous history of the chief NFL executive.
In 1920, the Canton Bulldogs were o...
Semon Knudsen
Semon Emil "Bunkie" Knudsen, (October 2, 1912 in Buffalo, New York – July 6, 1998 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), was a prominent automobile executive.
Knudsen was the son of former General Motors...
Jim Hinga
Jim Hinga (September 23, 1924 – March 10, 2002) was an American college basketball coach. Hinga coached Ball State University from 1954 to 1968 and compiled a 154–169 career mark, which is still a sch...
William M. Moore
William Milton "Bill" Moore (May 19, 1926 – December 22, 2013) was an American football coach, basketball coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Shepherd ...
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Larry O'Brien
Lawrence Francis "Larry" O'Brien, Jr. (July 7, 1917 – September 28, 1990) was one of the United States Democratic Party's leading electoral strategists for more than two decades. He ser...
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Ford Frick
Ford Christopher Frick (December 19, 1894 – April 8, 1978) was an American sportswriter and baseball executive. After working as a teacher and as a sportswriter for the New York American, he ser...
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NHL Commissioner
The National Hockey League Commissioner is the highest-ranking executive officer in the National Hockey League (NHL). The position was created in 1993 with Gary Bettman as the first Commissioner. Amon...
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Commissioner of Baseball (NPB)
The Commissioner of Baseball is the highest office in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). NPB's current Commissioner is Katsuhiko Kumazaki.