NBRPA Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Paul Corliss.
The National Basketball Retired Players Association, was founded in 1992 by NBA luminaries, Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA is a non-profit association comprised of former professional basketball players (NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters, and WNBA). It is the only alumni association of its kind, supported directly by the NBA and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).
We cover Paul's career as a sports writer, after he graduated from college. He then worked at NASCAR and the NFL for the best part of ten years, before commencing his current role in 2011, alongside CEO Arnie Fielkow.
We chat about the origins of the NBRPA and the wide array of (quoted from their website) 'programs, services and benefits designed to help retired basketball players and their families successfully navigate life after the game'.
Paul talks about the NBRPA's unprecedented success at the 2015 All-Star Weekend. The Legends of Basketball participated in community-based projects, celebrated Black History Month and conducted numerous radio and on-air television interviews - in conjunction with NBA TV - that will air over the coming months.
This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the NBRPA. We even have time to discuss some of Paul's greatest memories of working with Magic Johnson, Bill Walton, Spencer Haywood, Jalen Rose, Teresa Weatherspoon, Ralph Sampson, Tiny Archibald and many other Legends of Basketball.
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