Monday July 21st, 2014

National Basketball Association Development League president Dan Reed resigned after seven years at the position and will take a job at Facebook as the head of global sports partnerships, the NBA announced Monday.

His last day on the job will be July 31. 

“Dan’s exceptional business acumen and tireless work ethic have lifted the NBA Development League to new heights,” said NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum. “We thank Dan for his contributions to the NBA and look forward to working with him in his new role."

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Before leading the D-League, Reed was the NBA Senior Director of Team Marketing and Business Operations, advising NBA teams on business, marketing and other areas. 

The D-League started in 2001 with eight teams. The league now has 18 teams, with 17 being owned by or affiliated with an NBA franchise. 

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