Adam Silver’s statement regarding the passing of Bernard J. Tyson

NEW YORK – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement today regarding the passing of Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson:

“Bernard Tyson was a dear friend and partner to the NBA.  Because of his vision, he inspired us to remember that wellness is about the total health of mind and body.  Because of his leadership, millions of people have access to physical and mental health care, safe places to learn and play in their communities, and the chance to reach their full potential in life.  We will miss him deeply and extend our deepest condolences to his wife Denise, their children Bernard Jr., Alexander and Charles, and the countless friends and admirers who benefited from his wisdom, mentorship and generosity.”