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The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced the NBA Foundation Board of Directors on 9 Oct 2020. It is comprised of eight representatives from the NBA Board of Governors, executives and players from the NBPA and the league office.
The Foundation Board of Directors aims to provide strategic direction with respect to programming and grant-making as well as oversee the organization’s activities, working directly with all of the 30 NBA teams and their governors to support and facilitate sustainable initiatives in team markets.
The inaugural board members are:
Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings forward
Gayle Benson, New Orleans Pelicans Governor
Tobias Harris, Philadelphia 76ers forward
Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets Chairman
Tony Ressler, Atlanta Hawks Principal owner
Michele Roberts, NBPA Executive Director
Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner
Larry Tanenbaum, NBA Board of Governors Chairman and Toronto Raptors Governor
Larry Tanenbaum and Michele Roberts will serve as ex-officio board members in their capacities as NBPA Board of Governors Chairman and NBPA Executive Director, respectively. Also, members of the league office will serve as NBA Foundation officers, managing daily operations. The officers will be COO Mark Tatum as President and Deputy Commissioner, President of Social Responsibility and Player Programs Kathy Behrens as Vice President, Senior Associate Counsel Matthew Carpenter-Dennis as Secretary and Global Head of League Finance Heidi Nadler as Treasurer. An Executive Director for the Foundation is being searched for.
As announced earlier, the NBA Foundation will drive economic empowerment for Black communities through employment and career advancement, looking to increase access and support for high school, college-aged and career-ready men and women, and help national and local organisations that provide skills training, mentorship, coaching and pipeline development in NBA markets and communities across USA and Canada.