Senior Vice President, Basketball Communications
Tim Frank is in his 12th season at the National Basketball Association (NBA) league office and his 19th overall in the NBA, including a seven-year stint at the Houston Rockets.
Frankís responsibilities with the NBA, WNBA, and NBA Development League include managing the publicity of all three leagues and their players; working with all 30 NBA teams, all 12 WNBA teams, and all 16 NBA D-League teams in coordinating their media operations; and serving as a liaison between the media and league executives. Frank also manages media operations for events for all three leagues, including The Finals and NBA All-Star.
Prior to joining the NBA, Frank worked for seven years at the Houston Rockets, the last two as the Director of Team Communications. He oversaw the teamís media relations and acted as liaison between the teamís basketball operations staff and the media. Frank also worked as Manager of Media Services earlier in his tenure in Houston. His Rockets career began in the teamís media services department in October 1994 as Assistant Manager of Media Services.
Before joining the Rockets, Frank served as a Sports Information Assistant at the University of Michigan. In Ann Arbor, he assisted the Sports Information Director with Wolverine football and basketball and was the primary media contact for Michigan wrestling, gymnastics, and tennis. Prior to his time at Michigan, Frank served as a student assistant in the Notre Dame sports information office for four years.
A native of Altoona, Pa., Frank worked as a sports correspondent for his hometown paper, the Altoona Mirror, during high school and college. He received his start in sports media as an anchor on a childrenís news show from 1980 to Ď86.
Frank, a 1993 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, lives in Stamford, Conn., with his wife Sarah and their three children, McKenna, Ryan, and Kylie.