Four-time NBA champion Andre Iguodala has become the National Basketball Players Association acting executive director, after current head Tamika Tremaglio stepped down.
“A formal search is expected to commence eventually, and it remains to be seen whether Iguodala — a longtime member of the NBPA’s executive committee — will become a candidate to become a permanent executive director, sources told ESPN,” NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski wrote.
Former director Tremaglio negotiated the league’s new new seven-year collective bargaining agreement, which was no easy feat, so Iggy certainly has big shoes to fill in the interim.
“I am honored to take on this role and serve the players, who are the heart and soul of the NBA,” said Iguodala. “I’m presented with a unique opportunity to take all that I’ve learned as a player over the course of my 19-year career and apply it to creating an even stronger and more influential union for current and future generations of players. I am thrilled to work alongside our extremely committed Executive Committee to lead the brotherhood through its next stage of advancement and development.”
NBPA president CJ McCollum is happy to have a former player take over, even if it is temporary.
“Having a former player lead as executive director of the union is an exciting proposition,” McCollum of the New Orleans Pelicans said in a statement. “We thank Tamika for her service and leadership throughout the CBA process and are thrilled to welcome Andre as acting executive director.”
Iguodala only recently announced his retirement from the NBA after 19 seasons.
He was part of the Golden State Warriors dynasty, and won four championships with the Dubs during his time.
He has been been a member of the NBPA’s executive committee since 2015.