August 5, 2014 | General Latest News Press
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2014Rose to help NBRPA shape programming and serve as spokesperson for organization
CHICAGO – The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA), the only alumni association comprised of former NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA players, announced the appointment of former NBA and collegiate standout and current ESPN/ABC analyst Jalen Rose as the organization’s official ambassador. In his new role, Rose will assist the NBRPA in shaping its programming to assist former players in life after basketball and serve communities. Rose will also serve as an official spokesperson for the organization and help introduce the organization and its benefits to other former players.
“We are very proud of our organization’s 22-year heritage as the preeminent alumni association for former professional basketball players,” said NBRPA President & CEO Arnie D. Fielkow, who has overseen growth in membership to an all-time high of nearly 700 members. “As we have grown and evolved our board of directors, I recognized the importance of adding a former player with special qualifications into the organization to help take our association to the next level. Without a doubt, we believe we have added that person to …