The National Basketball Players Association elected Golden State’s Andre Iguodala as First Vice President during its Board if of Player Representatives meeting on Monday.
Igoudala has served as Vice President of the Executive Committee since 2013. He will replace LeBron James in his new role. James’ four-year term has expired.
“I am honored to be chosen by my peers to step into this position and take on a larger responsibility within the NBPA,” Iguodala said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing my work with (NBPA executive director) Michele (Roberts), Chris Paul and the Executive Committee to accomplish the best possible outcomes for the union and our future members.”
In other elections, Milwaukee’s Malcolm Brogdon, Boston’s Jaylen Brown and Charlotte’s Bismack Biyombo were elected to serve as Vice Presidents on the Executive Committee. Brogdon, Brown and Biyombo have all previously served as NBPA team representatives; they will replace Carmelo Anthony, Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Iguodala, whose 3-year terms have expired.
“Malcolm, Jaylen and Bismack have all shown a great commitment to the union since they arrived in the league,” NBPA president Chris Paul said in a statement. “I have no doubt they will bring a fresh perspective and passion to the Executive Committee and I am excited to start working with them.”
Other members of the Executive Committee include Minnesota’s Anthony Tolliver (Secretary-Treasurer), San Antonio’s Pau Gasol, Portland’s CJ McCollum and Los Angeles Clippers veteran Garrett Temple (Vice Presidents).
The Committee will help guide the union in policy making and decision-making with regard to the current collective bargaining agreement. Each side can opt out of the current agreement in 2022.