ANDREW S. LUSTGARTEN
Senior Vice President, Business and Strategic Development
Prior to assuming his current role in 2012, Lustgarten acted as Special Assistant to the Commissioner. Since joining the league in July 2007, Lustgarten has been involved in numerous strategic initiatives, including the Collection Bargaining Agreement negotiations, the formulation of the league’s Revenue Sharing Plan, the formation of NBA China, and the structuring of the partnership with the NCAA to launch iHoops, an initiative to improve the quality of youth basketball in America. Lustgarten serves as the NBA’s representative on the iHoops finance committee.
Prior to joining the NBA, Lustgarten held various positions, including Vice President, Finance at Cablevision Systems Corp., and as a Financial Analyst in the Media & Entertainment Investment Banking Group of Bear Stearns & Co. Inc.
Additionally, Lustgarten serves on the Board of Directors of the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, the largest privately funded research group focused on pancreatic cancer.
Lustgarten received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, with concentrations in finance and management, and his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Lustgarten currently resides in New York with his wife Rachel and daughter Charlotte.