Terdema L. Ussery II
Terdema L. Ussery II is in his 10th year as President and CEO of the Dallas Mavericks. He previously served as president of Nike Sports Management and commissioner of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), among other positions. He was recently ranked 21st in Sports Illustrated’s “Top 101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports,” and was named the “2003 Corporate Executive of the Year” by Black Enterprise Magazine.
Ussery earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton in 1981, then earned a master’s degree from Harvard in 1984. In 1987, Ussery earned a law degree from the UC Berkeley. He sits on many Boards, and has taught as an adjunct professor at several graduate institutions.