According to media reports, Michele Roberts, a powerful Washington D.C. litigator, has been elected as the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) which is better known as players union.
The league and Players Association announced the news on Tuesday, July 29.
Michele Roberts becomes the first female executive director of NBPA. She will replace Billy Hunter, who was forced out 17 months ago amid charges of nepotism and other concerns.
Michele Roberts, not someone with NBA ties, got 32 of the 34 votes, which included 28 team representatives.
One of the other finalists was Mavericks CEO Terdima Ussery, but the union moved away from someone already connected to the league.
About NBPA :
The National Basketball Players Association (the NBPA) is a labor union that represents basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Founded in 1954, it is the oldest trade union of the four major North American professional sports leagues.
Its offices are located in the historic Park and Tilford Building at 310 Lenox Ave., New York City.
About Michele Roberts :
Michele Roberts is a powerful Washington D.C. litigator. She works for the firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.