The NBA has made over their competition committee and Cleveland Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert has been given a spot. Formerly comprised of the league’s 30 general managers, the competition committee has been redesigned to a new and improved version, featuring two owners, four general managers, three head coaches and one player association representative. Gilbert will be joined by Golden State’s Joe Lacob among the ownership ranks.
The general managers include Mitch Kupchak of the Los Angeles Lakers, Sam Presti of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin O’Connor of the Utah Jazz and Bryan Colangelo of the Toronto Raptors. The coaches will be represented by Rick Carlisle of the Dallas Mavericks, Doc Rivers of the Boston Celtics and Lionel Hollins of the Memphis Grizzlies. The players representative is to be determined.
“The Board decided that the inclusion of owners and head coaches on the competition committee would add valuable perspectives to discussions about our game and how it might be improved,” said Joel Litvin, NBA president of league operations, via a written statement. “At the same time, we will continue to receive input on competition and rules matters from all 30 teams through the General Managers Committee.”
Though the team has been remodled, the process of changing a rule remains the same: A recommendation from the committee would be brough before the league’s Board of Governors for a vote. This group will meet for the first time during the NBA Finals.