NBA players union elects new executive director (Yahoo Sports)


LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 15: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a press conference during the NBA Summer League on July 15, 2014 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

The National Basketball Players Association has elected Michele Roberts as executive director, making her the first woman to lead a North American pro sports union. The Washington trial lawyer defeated tech industry CEO Dean Garfield and Dallas Mavericks CEO Terdema Ussery in the final vote. ”After all the hours and time (invested by) our executive committee, along with an amazing search committee that helped throughout this process, it’s an unbelievable feeling to have the wonderful Michele Roberts now as a part of our team,” NBPA president and Los Angeles Clippers star guard Chris Paul told reporters in Las Vegas.



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