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Chris Paul Elected as NBPA President

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0  Updated at 2:43 am, August 22nd, 2013 By:
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NBA via Los Angeles Clippers (NEW YORK) —  After a two-day meeting in Las Vegas, Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul has been elected as president of the National Basketball Players Association.

Paul was a vice president on the union’s executive board for the past four years.  He will replace Derek Fisher, who had been president since 2006.

“I’ve been thinking about (running) for a while on and off,” said Paul.   “I’ve had a lot of dialogue about it with committee members. I wouldn’t have taken on the role if I was going to do it alone.”

His first and most important job now will be to guide the union through the process of selecting a replacement for Billy Hunter, who was fired as NBPA executive director in February.

Paul signed a five-year, $107 million deal to remain with the Clippers earlier this offseason.

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