Board of Directors

  • Spencer Haywood

    Chairman

    On the court, Spencer Haywood was such a devastating force in his prime that no opponent could defend him or keep him off the boards. Off the court, he had a lasting effect on the game of basketball, largely because he provided the 1970 legal test case that opened the NBA to undergraduate college players. …Read More >

  • Dwight Davis

    Vice Chairman

    Dwight E. Davis — a community activist, motivational speaker and a successful businessman in life after basketball — joined the NBRPA Board of Directors in 2014. Davis starred at the University of Houston from 1969-72 and was inducted into his alma mater’s  “Hall of Honor” in 2006. He still holds many records for his rebounding, …Read More >

  • 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 …Read More >

  • Nancy Lieberman

    Secretary

    On November 5th, 2009, Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman added a new piece of history to her already illustrious career when Donnie Nelson and Evan Wyly, co-owners of Frisco’s NBA Development League expansion team announced the hiring of Nancy as the first head coach of the Texas Legends. Lieberman widely considered one of the most …Read More >

  • David Naves

    Director

    David Naves joined the NBRPA Board of Directors in 2016. Ever since he was a kid growing up on the Southside of Chicago, Naves had a passion for basketball, science, and technology. He attended Lindblom Technical High School, one of two S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) high schools in Chicago. While there, Naves joined …Read More >

  • Eldridge Recasner

    Director

    Eldridge Recasner is a former NBA player, University of Washington Hall of Famer and Pac-12 Hall of Honor Member. As a four-year starter for the U of W Men’s Basketball team from 1986-1990, he was a member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team (1987) along with being a three-time All-Conference guard (1988, 1989, and 1990). He …Read More >

  • Jerome Williams

    Director

    Jerome “Junk Yard Dog” Williams is a 6-foot-9 power forward from Washington D.C. Williams played at Georgetown University in the mid-1990s before being selected by the Detroit Pistons in the first round, 26th overall, of the 1996 NBA draft. He played nine years in the NBA with the Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls and New …Read More >

  • Grant Hill

    Director

    Hill, a 7-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 in Detroit before moving on to Orlando …Read More >

  • 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 …Read More >

  • 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 …Read More >