Andre Iguodala is taking up because the appearing government director of the Nationwide Basketball Gamers Affiliation after the resignation of Tamika Tremaglio, the union introduced Thursday.
Tremaglio, the union mentioned, is “stepping down from the place to pursue new alternatives.” The NBPA’s government committee has accepted Iguodala’s appointment, the union mentioned.
Tremaglio was not even two full years into her four-year time period as government director. It was not instantly clear if Iguodala, the four-time NBA champion who retired after final season and was a longtime union officer, would have an interest within the job in a everlasting capability.
The change atop the union appeared to come back as a shock, on condition that Tremaglio revealed on Tuesday that she had simply met with the Indiana Pacers — the second group she visited with this season, following time with the Atlanta Hawks in October — and was planning to be again in Indianapolis for All-Star weekend in February.
“I’m honored to tackle this function and serve the gamers, who’re the center and soul of the NBA,” Iguodala mentioned in a launch distributed by the union.
Whereas the NBA and the NBPA are in fixed communication about numerous issues, the most important subject that the edges take care of gained’t be a serious subject for a number of years. The league and its gamers are nonetheless within the opening months of a brand new Collective Bargaining Settlement that might be in place by no less than Oct. 15, 2028, and maybe by the 2029-30 season.
“His management on the NBPA Government Committee was crucial to a number of rounds of CBA negotiations, and he has empowered our gamers to assume just like the enterprise titans they’re,” Tremaglio wrote of Iguodala on social media final month.