George Daniel to continue as National Lacrosse League commissioner

George DanielThe National Lacrosse League in the United States has confirmed that George Daniel will continue as commissioner, a role he has been holding on an interim basis since January.

Daniel has signed a deal that will run until the end of the 2011 season. He was previously deputy commissioner and has been with the organisation since 2001.

Prior to serving his appointment as Interim Commissioner, Daniel was Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer.

During his tenure as Deputy Commissioner, Daniel led the league's efforts in collective bargaining negotiations as well as television and sponsorship contract negotiations. Daniel also served as President of the New York Titans for the 2007 season.

"During the past season, George demonstrated the leadership skills and experience to carry the league forward”,  said Steve Govett, President of the Colorado Mammoth and Chairman of the NLL Board of Governors. “George's wealth of experience in league business matters provides a great level of stability and comfort for the league.”