Sam Vincent joins staff

February 1, 2012

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) today announced the hire of former NBA player and Charlotte Bobcats head coach Sam Vincent as part-time Director of Chapter Development

"Sam Vincent’s resume speaks for itself – he won an NBA championship as a player and recently led an NBA team as head coach," said NBRPA CEO Arnie D. Fielkow. "Sam’s past experiences give him a unique understanding of our members’ mindset. He also has a thorough understanding of the NBRPA and its chapters, because he established the NBRPA Chapter in Orlando and served as its first President."

Vincent, a former No. 1 draft pick of the Boston Celtics after an All-America career at Michigan State, played seven NBA seasons and served as head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats for the 2007-2008 season. In his role with the NBRPA, Vincent will work with current NBRPA Chapters in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando and Phoenix, while also assisting NBRPA Members in the establishment of new local Chapters in major markets.

"I am honored to have this opportunity to work with the world's greatest basketball players from the world's greatest leagues," Vincent said. "We are excited to grow the NBRPA membership though Chapter development and identify opportunities to stay engaged with our communities."