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#1 Draft Pick

Year Player Team
2021 Cade Cunningham PG/SG Pistons
2020 Anthony Edwards SG Timberwolves
2019 Zion Williamson PF Pelicans
2018 Deandre Ayton C Suns
2017 Markelle Fultz PG/SG 76ers

League Executives

Tenure Name Title
2014-21 Adam Silver Commissioner
1984-13 David Stern Commissioner
1976-83 Larry O'Brien Commissioner
1964-75 J. Walter Kennedy Commissioner
1950-63 Maurice Podoloff Commissioner

Players' Union Leaders

Tenure Name Title
2013-21 Michele Roberts Union Director
1997-12 Billy Hunter Union Director
1995-96 Simon Gourdine Union Director
1988-94 Charles Grantham Union Director
1970-87 Larry Fleisher Union Director