NBRPA Announces Newly-Elected Board Members

August 25, 2015

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only Association comprised of NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA alumni, announced results of its recent election for the NBRPA Board of Directors. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Rick Barry and soon-to-be Hall of Famer Spencer Haywood (will be inducted into HOF next month) have been reelected to the NBRPA Board of Directors, while former Harlem Globetrotter David Naves and former Philadelphia 76er Casey Shaw are newly-elected to the Board.

This is the first NBRPA Board election that has taken place since the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee instituted representation of the following categories to create a more diverse Board that will represent a true cross-section of membership:
- One Retired player from the Globetrotters.
- One Age 60+ retired player from the National Basketball Association or American Basketball Association.
- One Age 41-60 retired player from the National Basketball Association.
- One 40-and-Under retired player from the National Basketball Association.
- One Retired player from the Women’s National Basketball Association.
- One Staff representative from the National Basketball Association.
- One Staff representative from the National Basketball Players’ Association.
- Five At-large retired players (5)

Barry and Haywood have both been on the NBRPA Board since 2013, helping move the organization to an all-time high in membership and member programs. Their reelection came in the “At-large” category. Naves, a first-time Board Member, was elected in the “Globetrotter” category and Shaw is a first-time electee in the “40-and-Under” category.

“I’d like to welcome Rick and Spencer back to the board – membership recognized their contributions to the organization and we’re excited to have them continue to serve the NBRPA,” Bailey said. “David Naves and Casey Shaw, our new electees, will bring new ideas and energy to the board that should help us be more inclusive and representative of NBRPA Membership as a whole.”

NBRPA Board Elections opened on July 14 at the Legends World Sports Conference in Las Vegas with physical ballots. Electronic ballots were available to all members via email and all voting was overseen and audited by the Weltman & Bernfield Accounting Group. New Board Members will take their seats at NBA All-Star in Toronto in February, 2016.