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The New NBPA Head Is Not Fucking Around

last weekSports : Deadspin

How did Michele Roberts convince NBA players to elect her as executive director of the players' union? According to this weekend's New York Times profile, she directly addressed the huge, gendered elephant in the room: Read more...

Domonique Foxworth on an athlete’s role in leading his sport from within

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Former NFLPA President Domonique Foxworth, who played in the NFL for seven seasons and served on the union’s executive committee for eight years, was a candidate for the NBPA executive director position to which Washington, D.C., lawyer Michele Roberts was recently elected. Before closing the book on that process, Foxworth, who will graduate from the […]

NBPA makes history with hiring of Michele Roberts

Here’s the Boston Globe reporting on the National Basketball Players Association and their recent news: History was quietly made this week by an organization that desperately needs positive publicity, with Michele Roberts working feverishly...Show More Summary

Choice of New Players' Union Chief Likely to Set New Negotiating Stance with NBA

After 18 months, 306 candidates were chosen, and 68 of them interviewed for the job of leading the NBA's players' association. Then late Monday night in Las Vegas, Michele Roberts was named the NBPA's new executive director. The renowned...Show More Summary

NBPA Elects Liberal Trial Lawyer as First Woman to Run Major Sports Union

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) elected attorney Michele A. Roberts as its executive director, making her the first woman to run a players' association in a major U.S. sport. Roberts responded after winning the job,...Show More Summary

Who is Michele Roberts, the new NBPA executive director?

4 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The process was lengthy, but, when it was over, NBA players had made a history-making choice for the next executive director of their union. Michele Roberts, relatively unheralded outside legal circles and the Beltway, became the first woman to lead a North American men’s pro sports union, getting 32 of 36 votes among player representatives […]

NBA Players Association Names Executive Director

At long last, the NBPA has replaced Billy Hunter. Following a long and mess process, Michele Roberts, an attorney, was voted in as the new executive director: We’re thrilled the […] The post NBA Players Association Names Executive Director appeared first on SLAMonline.

Commissioner Silver's statement on new NBPA Executive Director

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement about the National Basketball Players Association appointing Michele Roberts as its new Executive Director:

Michele Roberts Named Executive Director of NBPA: Latest Reports and Reaction

The NBA Players Association has elected Michele Roberts to succeed Billy Hunter as executive director. David Aldridge of provided the news: Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski noted the final voting numbers, which came from NBPA...Show More Summary

Michele Roberts elected executive director of NBPA

Billy King finally has a successor as NBPA executive director. The NBA Players Association finally has a replacement for Billy King as executive director. The NBPA Executive Committee has recommended D.C. attorney Michele Roberts for the job, and a vote from the Players Association made it official early Tuesday morning. Show More Summary

The NBPA Executive Director Election Sounds Like A Mess

4 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

According to Woj, the NBPA executive committee is supporting Michele Roberts, an attorney, for executive director. The vote is about to begin, but it does not sound like many involved seems to be happy about any of it. Read more...

The NBAPA executive director vote is a mess

The only thing the NBPA members can agree on is discord. The NBPA's search for an executive director to lead the player's association to succeed Billy Hunter is going great! One player told Yahoo! Sports reporter Adrian Wojnarowski Monday's negotiations were "a cluster". Show More Summary

Kevin Johnson will no longer be involved the search for a new executive director of the NBPA, accord

last monthSports : Deadspin

Kevin Johnson will no longer be involved the search for a new executive director of the NBPA, according to Woj. Good. Read more...

NBPA VP Roger Mason Backtracks on “LeBron James Boycott” Comments

3 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Yesterday, we told you about the comments made by National Basketball Players Association Vice President Roger Mason during last night’s episode of Jim Rome on Showtime. In case you missed it, here is the question from Jim Rome and the response from Mason, put together in a 20 second clip previewing Wednesday night’s episode: So LeBron James has stated that he […]

NBPA Walks Back Sterling Boycott Statements

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is walking back hints by its Vice President that NBA players could boycott the league if it does not do something definitive about Clippers owner Donald Sterling. On May 14, NBPA vice president Roger Mason Jr. Show More Summary

NBPA Representative James Jones Shoots Down Idea of Boycott Next Season

Don't worry, NBA fans. The league will continue running in 2014-15, and the players will continue earning their contracts even if a member of the Sterling family is in charge of the Los Angeles Clippers. As National Basketball Players...Show More Summary

NBA players' union lays out Donald Sterling punishment demands

At minimum, the NBPA would like an indefinite suspension of Sterling to go along with the maximum possible fine. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, on behalf of the National Basketball Players Association, has called on NBA commissioner...Show More Summary

Bucher Buzz: Kevin Johnson to Find NBPA's Next Executive President

Kevin Johnson has been known as a savior for the Sacramento Kings. Now, he has been designated to be a savior for the National Basketball Players Association union in order to find its next executive President. Check out the video as Ric Bucher has the inside buzz on how Kevin Johnson and his role with the NBPA. Read more NBA news on

Players Want "Maximum" Punishment For Sterling, But What Can The NBA Do?

4 months agoSports : Deadspin

Kevin Johnson has made very clear the NBPA's stance on how the league should handle Clippers owner Donald Sterling. "They want the most severe sanctions that are allowable under the NBA guidelines," Johnson said today on CBS This Morning. But what exactly is allowable? Read more...

Kevin Johnson: "This Is A Defining Moment In The History Of The NBA"

4 months agoSports : Deadspin

Former Suns guard, and current mayor of Sacramento, Kevin Johnson has taken on an expanded role with the NBPA in the wake of the Donald Sterling saga and he actually did appear on-screen for an interview with Lisa Salters this afternoon. Read more...

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