While we aren’t certain it will do much in the way of favoring the Boston Celtics’ interests at a team level when it comes to league negotiations with the National Basketball Player’s Association (NBPA), through a coincidence of their having traded for Indiana Pacers point guard Malcolm Brogdon, a third of the NBPA’s vice presidents are now on the Celtics roster.
Before the arrival of the Pacers floor general, the Celtics saw their star forward Jaylen Brown run for and win a seat on the NBPA executive council when he was just 22 years old. Not too long after, Boston drafted Tennessee product Grant Williams in 2019, who began serving as a player representative in his rookie season. The former Vol would make the full leap to vice president in 2021.
That same year that Williams was drafted, Brogdon was also elected a vice president, with he and Brown both re-elected to their posts this past March.
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“It has been extremely rewarding to serve on the NBPA Executive Committee and I am humbled that my peers put their trust in me to continue working in this role,” said Brogdon at that time (via the NBPA).
“As a member of the Executive Committee the last few years, it has been an honor to contribute to these all-important decisions that impact our lives as players on and off the court,” added future teammate Brown.
This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire.
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