Eugene Short (1953-2016)

March 18, 2016

Eugene Short (August 7, 1953 – March 16, 2016) has passed away. Short was drafted by the New York Knicks in the 1975 NBA Draft after a stellar basketball career at Jackson State University where he was a two-time Southwestern Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year. Prior to his selection in the NBA Draft, he was also drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the ABA draft when the two leagues were separate and he also played for the US National Team in the 1974 FIBA World Championship. He won a bronze medal during his tenure on the team. Short is the older brother of another former NBA player, Purvis Short.
About the National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Thurl Bailey, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Eldridge Recasner, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., David Naves, Johnny Newman and Casey Shaw.