While the President is busy policing his policies beneath the basket during games, he’s also been making moves up the National Basketball Player’s Association’s food chain. Today, it was announced that Malcolm Brogdon was elected as a Vice President of the NBPA Executive Committee and will serve a 3-year term in the role.
NBPA Vice President: Malcolm Brogdon— NBPA (@TheNBPA) February 18, 2019
Previously serving as Player Representative for the @Bucks, Malcolm Brogdon has just been elected as a Vice President and will serve a 3-year term on the NBPA Executive Committee. pic.twitter.com/9W4R06Rmam
Formerly, he served as the Bucks player representative, but he’ll have a larger hand in supporting the player’s rights during any negotiations with the league. Joining him in the VP role are Bismack Biyombo and Jaylen Brown, who will also serve 3-year terms. The previously made CBA is set to run through 2023-24 with a mutual opt-out after 2022-23. What that means is it’s likely Brogdon may not have a huge hand in the next set of negotiations, but perhaps this is just a stepping stone for him into a larger role.
Either way, it’s cool to see a Buck step into these types of leadership roles for the players, and hopefully he can bring a diverse set of views given his path into the league versus a guy like Brown, Biyombo or Andre Iguodala, who was elected as Vice President of the NBPA, replacing LeBron James. Malcolm also replaced Carmelo Anthony and Stephen Curry in this role, so let’s hope he follows the career trajectory of the latter rather than the former. Good on you, Prez.