Board of Directors

  • Johnny Davis


    There are few people who have been as heavily involved in the NBA as Johnny Davis. Coach Davis spent nearly four decades with the NBA as a player, front office executive, assistant and head coach. A Detroit native, Davis attended high school at Murray-Wright and was coached by the Legendary George “Baby” Duncan and Paul …Read More >

  • Dave Cowens

    Dave Cowens

    Vice Chairman

    Dave Cowens earned a berth in the Basketball Hall of Fame because of his tenacity and work ethic as a mainstay of the Boston Celtics in the 1970s, leading the team to NBA Championships in 1974 and 1976. Playing in the era of Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Wilt “the Stilt” Chamberlain, and “Pistol Pete” Maravich, …Read More >

  • Sam Perkins


    Born in Brooklyn, New York, Perkins attended Samuel J. Tilden High School. He later attended and graduated from Shaker High School in Latham, New York. He was named large-school player of the year (high school) by the New York State Sportswriters Association in 1980 and was also named to the 35 Greatest Boys McDonald’s All Americans …Read More >

  • Grant Hill


    Hill, a seven-time NBA All-Star, played 18 seasons in the NBA where he averaged just over 16 points per game.  Hill was a member of the All-NBA First or Second team five times and was also on the All-Rookie First team during the 1994-1995 season. Hill spent six seasons in Detroit before moving on to …Read More >

  • Caron Butler


    Butler, an NBA Champion (2011) and two-time NBA All-Star (2007, 2008), recorded a career spanning 14 seasons, including stints with the Miami Heat (2002-04), Los Angeles Lakers (2004-05), Washington Wizards (2005-10), Dallas Mavericks (2010-11), Los Angeles Clippers (2011-13), Milwaukee Bucks (2013-14), Oklahoma City Thunder (2014), Detroit Pistons (2014-15) and Sacramento Kings (2015-16). Since retiring from …Read More >

  • Sheryl Swoopes

    Sheryl Swoopes


    WNBA Hall of Famer, Olympian and Champion Speaker and Philanthropist Sheryl Denise Swoopes, born March 25, 1971, was the first player to be signed in the WNBA when it was created in 1996. Swoopes won three Olympic Gold Medals and is a three-time WNBA MVP and was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of …Read More >

  • Jerome Williams


    Jerome Williams played in the NBA for nine seasons including with the Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, and the New York Knicks.  Nicknamed the Junk Yard Dog (or JYD) in his early days as a Detroit Piston, he exemplified hard work and hustle on the court.  After his playing days, Williams joined the NBA’s “Basketball Without Borders” program, an effort to …Read More >

  • Shawn Marion

    Shawn Marion


    Shawn Dwayne Marion (born May 7, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In a career that spanned five teams, Marion earned NBA All-Star honors four times and won an NBA championship in 2011. Nicknamed “The Matrix” by TNT analyst Kenny Smith during the …Read More >

  • Thurl Bailey

    Thurl Bailey


    Thurl Lee Bailey (born April 7, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player whose NBA career spanned from 1983 to 1999 with the Utah Jazz and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bailey has been a broadcast analyst for the Utah Jazz and the University of Utah— in addition to work as an inspirational speaker, singer, songwriter, …Read More >

  • Chucky Brown


    Clarence “Chucky” Brown Jr. (born February 29, 1968) was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the 1989 NBA draft. Brown shares (with Joe Smith, Tony Massenburg, Jim Jackson, and Ish Smith) the NBA record for the most teams played for during his NBA career — twelve: the Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets (where he became champion in 1994–95), Phoenix …Read More >

  • Robert Horry


    Robert Horry was selected 11th overall in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets and played 16 seasons in the NBA, winning seven championships, the most of any player not to have played for the Boston Celtics. He is one of only four players to have won NBA championships with three teams; he won …Read More >

  • Charles “Choo” Smith


    Charles H. Smith, Jr. affectionately known as “Choo” was born to Brenda and Charles H. Smith Sr. on November 30,1970 in West Baltimore. Choo is a graduate of the prestigious City College High School and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from his beloved University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Choo …Read More >