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Irwin Mandel

Senior Vice President-Financial & Legal

Irwin Mandel

Irwin Mandel

Entering his 38th season, Irwin Mandel has the longest tenure of anyone with the Bulls ... the senior financial executive in the NBA, and one of the very most experienced in any management position in the League ... responsible for the Club's financial, legal, and corporate areas ... most important duties include player contracts, financial reports, and applying and interpreting the NBA’s salary cap, free agency and other collective bargaining rules ... one of the select few NBA executives chosen to serve on the committee to advise the League regarding salary cap rule changes ... said Commissioner David Stern recently, “nobody in the NBA understands the intricacies of the salary cap better than Irwin Mandel” ... also considered one of the NBA’s most knowledgeable and creative experts on player contracts and the collective bargaining rules ... helped develop NBA team financial statements and assisted the NBA Labor Relations Committee ... oversaw the instituting of a detailed budget plan for the office and negotiated the Club’s switch to charter travel ... mentor to many people in the front office…recently served as a consultant to two of the other major sports leagues regarding the benefits and workings of the NBA's salary cap and free agency systems ... received both his undergraduate degree in Accounting and his Law degree from Northwestern University ... he is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the Illinois Bar ... worked in the tax department of Arthur Andersen & Co. for four years prior to joining the Bulls ... formerly served two terms as President of the Northwestern University Club of Chicago and was a recipient of the Northwestern Alumni Service Award ... active in various charitable programs ... speaks regularly to business groups, law schools and college students regarding legal and financial management careers in professional sports ... avid tennis player and recent ardent (but ability–challenged) golfer … native Chicagoan ... married to Sheri, with two sons, Michael and Robby, daughter-in-law, Jamie, and most recent additions, grandchildren Sadie Ann and Eli.