|NBA vice president Lyons to retire following season|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 18 April 2007 09:19|
Lyons, responsible for all overseas communications and media activities, began his career in 1981 as an intern and served as the NBA's director of media relations from 1989-93. Besides working in 135 consecutive NBA finals games, he also worked closely with USA Basketball since professionals were first used in the 1992 Olympics.
``Terry Lyons' enormous contributions to our media relations efforts for almost three decades have been a key driver to our growth, domestically and internationally,'' commissioner David Stern said in a statement. ``He has grown up with the NBA and the NBA has grown up with him. We will miss him greatly, and wish him continued professional success and much personal happiness.''