Raptors' Tanenbaum named chairman of NBA board of governors

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Toronto Raptors governor Larry Tanenbaum was elected chairman of the NBA board of governors on Thursday.

Tanenbaum, the longtime chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, becomes the first Canadian owner to serve as chairman of the board. He succeeds Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, who has been chairman since April 2014.

"It is a great honour to have been elected as chairman of the NBA board of governors, for both myself and the Toronto Raptors franchise," said Tanenbaum. "I look forward to working closely with commissioner [Adam] Silver, the league office and my fellow owners in this capacity to grow the game around the world and continually look for opportunities to better this great league for our teams, our players and our fans."

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