Ms. Farris played for the Detroit Shock, New York Liberty, and Phoenix Mercury during her WNBA career. In 2003, she helped lead the Shock to their first WNBA Championship. After her professional playing career, she became an assistant coach at Tulane University and Alfred Bonnabel High School before taking a position as an assistant coach with the New York Liberty. She currently serves as the head coach of Girls Basketball for John Curtis Christian School located in the New Orleans metro area.“ I am very excited to be the recipient of the 2017 Michael Justin Glenn Internship,” said Ms. Farris. “I look forward to receiving business experience from the NBRPA throughout my tenure and representing the WNBA with great dignity.”
Chasity Melvin was named the second recipient of the NBRPA Michael Justin Glenn Internship in 2016.
Melvin was drafted by the Cleveland Rockers in the 1999 WNBA Draft and enjoyed a stellar twelve-year career in the league where she played for the Rockers, Washington Mystics, and Chicago Sky. She was named a WNBA All-Star in 2001. She has also played professionally in Italy, Israel, Spain, Poland, Russia, and China.
Melvin credited her time playing professional basketball for helping her with broadening her business skills as she took it upon herself to utilize the opportunities that came with being in the WNBA to learn more about the business aspect of the sports world. She has organized various camps, clinics and speaking presentations and brought great business expertise to the NBRPA during her tenure as an intern.
Matt Fish was the first recipient of the NBRPA Michael Justin Glenn Internship in 2015.
Fish, who holds two bachelor’s degrees and two master’s degrees, began his internship in the spring of 2015 and worked at the NBRPA office in Chicago until the Fall of 2015.
During his professional career, Fish played three seasons in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Washington Bullets, and Miami Heat. He also played in the IBA and CBA where he won a championship in 1992 with the CBA’s Quad City Thunder. Fish currently serves as the President of the NBRPA Phoenix Chapter and is the publisher for Rebound Magazine, the official publication of the NBRPA.