The National Lacrosse League announced today that the NLL Board of
Governors has retained George Daniel as Commissioner. Daniel had been
serving as Interim Commissioner since his appointment on January 10,
2009. Daniel and the Board reached an agreement that will extend
through the 2011 season.
Prior to serving his appointment as Interim Commissioner, Daniel was
Deputy Commissioner & Chief Operating Officer as well as serving as
the league’s General Counsel for the 2001 to 2006 seasons as well as
the 2008 season. During his tenure as Deputy Commissioner, Daniel led
the league’s efforts in collective bargaining negotiations as well as
television and sponsorship contract negotiations. Daniel also served
as President of the New York Titans for the 2007 season.
“I would like to thank the Board of Governors for their continued
confidence and support. I look forward to the opportunity of leading
an emerging and dynamic professional sports league like the NLL,”
Daniel said. “I am very excited about the future of the NLL and the
sport of lacrosse.”
“During the past season, George demonstrated the leadership skills and
experience to carry the league forward”, said Steve Govett, President
of the Colorado Mammoth and Chairman of the NLL Board of Governors.
“George’s wealth of experience in league business matters provides a
great level of stability and comfort for the league.”