Today in Sports History: May 9

In 2000, the NBA announced that Stu Jackson would join the NBA as Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations. Jackson, the former President and General Manager of the Vancouver Grizzlies, would take over the position held by Rod Thorn. Jackson would report to NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Russ Granik and be responsible for chairing the league’s Competition and Rules Committee, overseeing officiating, and imposing discipline for misconduct by players and coaches.

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