January 26, 2017

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is proud to have Reel Media Group join the organization’s 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend celebration in New Orleans, LA, February 17-19.

The partnership between the NBRPA and Reel Media has given members the opportunity to work exclusively with the nation’s top broadcasting coaches including Stephanie Siegel, an Emmy Award Winning Reporter and Comcast SportsNet Washington Wizards Broadcast Team Analyst and ESPN Radio Host Bram Weinstein. The program helps pioneer players to learn the skills needed to become a successful media personality.

Throughout All-Star Weekend, Reel Media Group will be hosting a three-day broadcast boot camp for NBRPA members. The comprehensive program will take place at the Doubletree New Orleans on Friday and Saturday and then at WVUE FOX 8 New Orleans studios on Sunday where players who receive the training will have a chance to work on set with Bram. Members are encouraged to attend all three days of the boot camp to receive the full benefits to the program.

reel-media“We are so excited to host our fourth broadcast boot camp at NBRPA’s All-Star Weekend Celebration in New Orleans for NBA Legends seeking a career in broadcasting,” said Weinstein. “Our comprehensive three day workshop prepares former NBA players for the skill sets necessary to succeed in a transition to broadcasting and will include working on set in a professional studio showcasing all of the TV disciplines used on a variety of formats.”

Players who have participated in previous Reel Media boot camps have landed opportunities to do analyst work on local and national platforms.

“Members will get a real sense of the work and effort needed to pursue a career in broadcasting,” said Siegel. “Both Bram and I do our best to bring in top coaches, speakers and former players to break down every aspect of the job. What I think has been the most exciting addition to our program is the extended education through our digital content creation program. All players who participate in our boot camps can tape their own content with our direction and support from our production team. We want them to understand the importance of creating content and gaining exposure across all mediums.”

Players can apply for funding to cover the cost of the program and travel expenses by emailing or contacting Scott Rochelle at 847-736-1328 or

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.