While we’re not sure this will advance the Boston Celtics’ team-level interests in league negotiations with the National Basketball Player’s Association (NBPA), as they happened to be traded for Indiana Pacers point guard Malcolm Brogdon, who are one-third of the NBPA’s vice presidents now in the Celtics roster.
Prior to the arrival of the Pacers’ floor general, the Celtics saw their star forward Jaylen Brown run for the NBPA Executive Board at the age of just 22 and win a seat on the NBPA Executive Board. Not long after, in 2019, Boston drafted Tennessee product Grant Williams, who served as a player representative in his rookie season. The former Vol would make the full leap to vice president in 2021.
The same year that Williams was drafted, Brogdon was also elected vice president, with he and Brown both being re-elected to their posts last March.
“It has been extremely rewarding to serve on the NBPA Executive Committee and I am honored that my colleagues have placed their trust in me to continue in this role,” Brogdon said at the time (via the NBPA).
“As a member of the Executive Committee, it has been my honor over the past few years to contribute to these extremely important decisions that affect our lives as players on and off the pitch,” added future team-mate Brown.
This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire.
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