Byron Spruell

by Justin Cates
Byron Spruell
President, League Operations
National Basketball Association (NBA)
Serves on Board of Directors for: Aon plc

Byron Spruell is President, League Operations at the National Basketball Association (NBA). In his role with the NBA, Spruell helps shape the future of the league, overseeing critical league operations, introducing innovations through strategy and analytics, and promoting the global growth and evolution of the game in coordination with League stakeholders, USA Basketball and the International Basketball Federation.

Before joining the NBA in 2016, Spruell spent 20 years at Deloitte LLP, most recently as Vice Chairman, Central Region Marketplace Leader and Chicago Managing Principal. He led the firm’s client and business growth and strategic positioning across 22 states consisting of 31 offices and more than 14,000 Deloitte professionals. He serves on several non-profit boards, including the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees and the Jackie Robinson Foundation, among others.

Spruell earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

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