• Wed 85°F / 53°F

Chris Paul Elected as NBPA President

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.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Advertise With Us

Would you like to advertise on East Idaho News? Fill out this form to contact a representative.
  • Full and Last
  • The name of your company, business or brand.