November 5, 2013

The NBRPA today announced election winners for the Association’s open 2014 Board of Directors seats: Dwight Davis and Eldridge Recasner. Davis and Recasner will formally join the NBRPA Board of Directors during NBA All-Star 2014 in New Orleans.

“We are pleased to announce the results of our 2014 Board of Directors election, which were certified by the Weltman & Bernfield Certified Public Accounting Firm and conducted amongst NBRPA Members this past September and October,” said George Tinsley, Chairman of the NBRPA’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. “The NBRPA has built a tremendous amount of positive momentum in the past year and we’re eager to continue moving our Association forward with the addition of our new board members, Dwight Davis and Eldridge Recasner.”

Arnie D. Fielkow, President & CEO for the NBRPA, agreed with Tinsley’s positive outlook.

“We are very excited for Dwight Davis and Eldridge Recasner to join the NBRPA Board of Directors in 2014,” Fielkow said. “Before the election, both Dwight and Eldridge were leaders for the NBRPA – Dwight has organized multiple high-level community events for the NBRPA, and Eldridge has served as our youth clinic coordinator. As board members, we expect them to make an even greater positive impact on our membership and the communities we serve.”

Below are biographies for the two newly-elected NBRPA board members:

Dwight Davis is the Chair of the New Hampshire State Workforce Youth Council, responsible for overseeing the voluntary board that oversees the state workforce investment act youth funds. In his role as Youth Council Chair, Davis has personally visited nearly all of the programs and frequently is asked to be a motivational speaker on a number of topics. Davis also serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way Mass Bay and is Community Campaign Chair of the United Way of the Greater Seacoast. He is a Realtor and has been among the Seacoast Top Producers since 2007. Mr. Davis has a BS degree from the University of Houston and is a member of the Bauer Business School Circle of Honor.

On the basketball court, Davis was an All-American performer at the University of Houston from 1969-72. He was selected as the No. 3 overall pick of 1972 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers and was a standout performer for five seasons in the NBA with the Cavaliers (1972-75) and Golden State Warriors (1975-77). Davis was inducted into the "Hall of Honor" at the University of Houston in November of 2006, some 34 years after leaving UH. He still holds many Cougars’ records for his rebounding, blocked shots and scoring. Mr. Davis spends much of his free time working with at-risk teens with lessons on and off the court.

Davis is married to Gayle Davis and the father of four.

Eldridge Recasner – a University of Washington Hall of Famer and Pac-10 Hall of Honor member – was a four year starter for the Huskies from 1986-1990. He is just one of only three UW players to ever to earn Pac-10 All-Conference honors three times during his career. In addition he was named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Sporting News as a senior in 1990.

Following his distinguished career at the University of Washington, Recasner played in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) for the Yakima Sun Kings, where he was named the league's Most Valuable Player in 1995. That same year he led the Sun Kings to the 1995 CBA Championship, averaging 20.4 points per game. Recasner was able to parlay his MVP season in the CBA into a contract with the World Champion Houston Rockets of the NBA and became a starter during the 1995-96 season. He went on to play two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, from 1996-98 and four seasons with the Charlotte Hornets from 1998-2002, before wrapping up his NBA career with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2002.

Recasner is married to Karen Recasner and has four children, Sydney (16), Erin (13), Lauren (10) and Eldridge III (9).