New Jersey Athletic Control Board commissioner Aaron Davis has taken himself out of the running to be the next executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Davis was announced as one of the 10 finalists to fill the Nevada opening created when Keith Kizer resigned in January.

"I am aware that the names of the 10 finalists for the position of Executive Director of the Nevada Athletic Commission have been publicly released," Davis said Friday in a statement. "It is an honor to be among the 10 finalists.

"Upon reflection and consultation with N.J. state officials and family, I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration. I no longer consider myself a candidate for the position and look forward to remaining in New Jersey."

Davis, a native of Willingboro and former basketball player at Willingboro High School and Wichita State University, has been New Jersey's commissioner since October, 2008, when he replaced Larry Hazzard.

Previously, he served as boxing commissioner in Kansas.

  

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