(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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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN