Vanderbilt Commodores

Vanderbilt hires G League President Malcolm Turner as new AD

Vanderbilt has hired NBA G League President Malcolm Turner as its new athletic director, opting for a business executive over candidates with experience in college athletic administration for the Southeastern Conference's only private university.

Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos said current and former athletic directors were among the diverse candidates Vanderbilt considered before choosing Turner.

"Malcolm didn't come up through college athletics but I think he is a great fit for Vanderbilt," Zeppos told The Associated Press.

Turner will start Feb. 1 and replace David Williams, the first African-American athletic director in the SEC, to cap a search that...

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