Slovenian-born Cernivec, who has also become the global director of London Lions Academy, was the first female in NBA's history to become an international scout during her time with the Chicago Bulls. The new general manager is now hoping that top leadership positions in sport can be fulfilled by anyone, regardless of gender.
Tom Brady explained he got to know Bill Russell while living in the Boston area, as he remembered the NBA all-time great who died on Sunday.
The NBA MVP award is the best individual honour in basketball. Fifteen have won the award multiple times - most recently Nikola Jokic - and many have finished as runner-up on more than one occasion. Thirteen different players have gone back-to-back; Jokic included. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has the most MVPs in NBA history, winning the prestigious award a gargantuan six times.
A civil rights icon and NBA record-holder, Bill Russell passed away at the age of 88 on Sunday.