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Roger Mason plans to run for NBPA president
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On August 15, 2013 @ 6:00 pm In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY Sports
Roger Mason Jr., presented his case for president of the National Basketball Players Association.
“What the NBPA needs is someone who is a representative of the majority of our players –somebody who understands where we’ve been, where we are now and where we need to go and I can humbly say that’s me,” Mason told USA TODAY Sports shortly after announcing on Twitter he will run for NBPA president at next week’s players union meeting in Las Vegas.
USA TODAY Sports reported earlier this week that Mason had emerged as a strong candidate to replace Derek Fisher.
By the time NBA players assemble in Las Vegas on Wednesday to vote for a president, Mason may have already received a public vote of support from the remaining members of the executive committee: first vice president Jerry Stackhouse, secretary-treasurer James Jones and vice presidents Chris Paul, Andre Iguodala, Willie Green, Stephen Curry and Matt Bonner.
It remains unclear who, if anyone, will challenge Mason. If Mason is elected president, his vice president’s role will become available.
“As an executive committee, we’ve been pretty quiet, but steadily, we’ve been rebuilding the PA over the past six months, and we’ll have some really exciting news next week after our meeting,” Mason said. “As an executive committee, we’ve been evaluating everything from finances to productivity to player services – the top to the bottom. We’ve really been leading the charge to rebuilt and relaunch the NBPA. We’re excited to share our plan next week at the meeting.”
Mason declined to divulge precise details but hinted that the NBPA wants to help grow NBA revenue, which the players and league share 50-50, be more inclusive and possibly announce the hiring of a search firm to find candidate … [For more on Roger Mason plans to run for NBPA president, click here.]
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