Board of Directors

  • Charles “Choo” Smith

    Chairman

    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 …Continue reading

  • Shawn Marion

    Shawn Marion

    Vice Chairman

    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 …Continue reading

  • Sam Perkins

    Treasurer

    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 …Continue reading

  • Grant Hill

    Secretary

    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 …Continue reading

  • Dave Bing

    DIRECTOR

    It’s not often, if at all, that one can claim success in three distinct areas—professional sports, business and politics. Yet, Dave Bing did just that when he was elected the 62nd Mayor of the City of Detroit in May 2009 as part of a special election. A native of Washington, D.C., Bing is a graduate …Continue reading

  • Johnny Davis

    Director

    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 …Continue reading

  • Caron Butler

    Director

    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 …Continue reading

  • Nancy Lieberman

    Director

    Nicknamed “Lady Magic”, Nancy Lieberman is an American former professional basketball player and coach in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) who is currently a broadcaster for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA) as well as the head coach of Power, a team in the BIG3 which she led to its 2018 Championship. Lieberman is regarded as one of the greatest figures in …Continue reading

  • Jerome Williams

    Director

    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 …Continue reading

  • CJ Kupec

    Director

    A former power forward/center in the National Basketball Association for the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets, Kupec was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 4th round of the 1975 NBA Draft and was also selected by the Spirits of St. Louis in the fifth round of the 1975 ABA Draft.    After playing in the NBA, Kupec …Continue reading

  • Mike Bantom

    Director

    A 6’9″ power forward/center from Saint Joseph’s University, Bantom won a silver medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics as a member ofthe United States national basketball team, who lost a controversial final game to the Soviet Union. He was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the eighth pick of the 1973 NBA draft, and he embarked upon a nine-year NBA (1973–82) career as a member of …Continue reading

  • Chucky Brown

    DIRECTOR

    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 …Continue reading