- Was a New York Islanders fan growing up in Queens.
- Worked for the NYC law firm Proskauer Rose Goetz and Mendelsohn.
- Served as senior vice president and general counsel of the NBA before leaving for the NHL in 1992.
- Became the NHL's first commissioner after a unanimous vote in December of 1992.
- Oversaw both the 1994-95 and 2004-05 NHL lockouts.
- Brittany — Daughter
- Lauren — Daughter
- Shelli Bettman — Wife
- Jeffrey Pollack — Half Brother
- Jordan Bettman — Son
- Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (1974); New York University School of Law, New York, NY (1977)
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Charlie Rose with Mark Hosenball, Walter Issacson & Dan Goodgame; James Fallows, Michel McQueen & Jonathan Alter; Gary Bettman (January 22, 1996)
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