NBRPA Retains Newman on Board of Directors, adds Martin, Donaldson & Glenn

October 20, 2014

Johnny Newman has been elected to a second straight term as a member of the Board of Directors for the NBRPA. Playing for 7 NBA teams over this 16-year career, Newman scored more than 12,500 points and amassed 2,500 assists as well. Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 29th pick in 1986, the University of Richmond product joined Mark Price and Brad Daugherty as the rookie class in Cleveland.

After brief stints away from the Board of Directors, two NBRPA members rejoin the leadership team. LaRue Martin, the #1 overall pick in the 1972 NBA Draft out of the Loyola University (Illinois), is back on the Board of Directors after serving as one from 2011-2013. The 6’11” center spent four seasons professionally with the Portland Trail Blazers.

James Donaldson, a board member from 2010-2012, rejoins the NBRPA Board of Directors. The former All-Star played 14 seasons, including a trip to the Western Conference Finals with the Dallas Mavericks in 1988. The 7’2” center was the 73rd overall pick in the 1979 NBA Draft out of Washington State University.

Finally, Mike "Stinger" Glenn has joined the NBRPA Board of Directors. Selected 23rd overall in the 1977 NBA Draft out of Southern Illinois, the 6'2" point guard spent time in the Association with the Buffalo Braves, New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, and Milwaukee Bucks.

The NBRPA would also like to thank now former Chairman of the Board Otis Birdsong, George Tinsley and Steve Hayes for their dedication and contributions as members on the NBRPA Board of Directors!