Byron Spruell

by Justin Cates
Byron Spruell
President, League Operations
National Basketball Association (NBA)

Byron Spruell is President, League Operations for the National Basketball Association (NBA).

In this role, Spruell oversees critical league operations, including domestic and international Basketball Operations, Referee Operations and Basketball Strategy & Analytics. With effective integration of these departments, he is responsible for the management of rule changes, the development, evaluation, and training of game officials, the enforcement of conduct standards, and the application of analytics, innovation and strategy on the evolution of the game.

Spruell also collaborates with USA Basketball and International Federations to promote the global growth of the game and development of players worldwide.

Prior to the NBA, Spruell spent 20 years at Deloitte LLP.

Spruell actively serves on Boards of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and Aon, a leading global professional services firm.

Spruell earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He was an offensive lineman and co-captain of the Fighting Irish’s football team and currently serves on the University’s Board of Trustees.

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