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Prioritising is key: How NBA deputy commissioner juggled books & the ball

Mark Tatum played baseball in college and got an MBA from Harvard.

, ET Bureau|
Jan 03, 2019, 08.33 AM IST
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Mark Tatum (Image: Mark Tatum/LinkedIn)
Balancing studies and sports is never a slam dunk. But NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum managed it.

Tatum, who was in Mumbai recently, played baseball in college and got an MBA from Harvard. His one word mantra was “prioritising”.

“I wasn’t tall enough to play basketball. I played baseball,” he told ET Panache. “Balancing studies and sports was hard. But you learn to prioritise. I had a passion for sport, and I figured out how to carve out time for that. At the same time, I understood that why I was in school was for the academics. So it’s just about prioritising and balancing.”

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