According to a report in Sports Business Daily, NBA G-League President Malcolm Turner is leaving his position to become Vanderbilt’s athletic director. Turner will replace David Williams, who announced his retirement in September.
Turner has been in his current role since November 2014. Prior to that, he headed the golf division at Wassermann Media Group. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina and a J.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard.
While his resume is impressive, the lone drawback is that he’s never worked in a college athletic department before. Hopefully he’ll bring in some assistants with relevant experience.