New York

New York Chapter President: Tom Hoover

Drafted by the Syracuse Nationals (now the Philadelphia 76ers) with the 7th pick in the 1963 NBA Draft, Tom Hoover played five professional basketball seasons. Teams included the New York Knicks and St. Louis Hawks as well as the ABA's Denver Rockets, Houston Mavericks, Minnesota Pipers and New York Nets.

Spending several off-seasons participating in kids basketball camps and clinics as a Knick, his interest in children and education flourished. Hoover began to run an anti-poverty program in New York City, wherein he and his partner Lane Howell (seven-year NFL veteran) helped place teenagers in summer jobs. Through his involvement in the program, he landed a position as an aid for Former New York City Mayor John Lindsay.


Recent New York Chapter Events

Full Court Press

On Saturday, June 11, 2023 the New York Chapter of the NBRPA held a youth basketball clinic at the James Monroe Educational Campus in the Bronx, bringing out NBA and WNBA Legends to coach and mentor over 100 students. Legends in attendance included Nate “Tiny” Archibald, Adrienne Goodson, Kim Hampton, Tom Hoover, Charles Jones, Albert King and Sam Worthen. “We hope that they understand that education is the key to everything and anything you do, it’s going to be based on your education,” NBRPA New York Chapter President Tom Hoover said. “You get hurt, but they can’t take your diploma away.“