STATEMENT FROM CEO ARNIE FIELKOW AND NBRPA ON THE PASSING OF CRAIG SAGER

December 15, 2016

On behalf of the entire NBRPA family, we are deeply saddened by the loss of broadcasting legend Craig Sager. His unwavering passion, distinctive fashion, and true grit made him a favorite amongst coaches, players, and fans. Not only will he be known as one of the greatest voices our sport has ever heard, he will also just as importantly be remembered for being such a great source of inspiration during his courageous battle with cancer. Our condolences go out to the Sager family during this difficult time.

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 & 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., Johnny Newman, Casey Shaw and David Naves.