Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown has been elected as a Vice President of the National Basketball Player’s Association’s Executive Committee. He will serve a three-year term.
NBPA Vice President: Jaylen Brown— NBPA (@TheNBPA) February 18, 2019
Formerly acting as the alternative @celtics Player Representative, @JaylenBrown has just been elected as an NBPA Vice President and will now serve his 3-year term on the Executive Committee. pic.twitter.com/0yLgc6cxra
As the NBPA’s press release notes, Brown previously served as the Celtics Player Representative. He will serve his three-year term as VP on the Executive Committee alongside Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon and Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo, who also served as team representatives for their respective clubs. The three players will replace Stephen Curry, Carmelo Anthony, and Andre Iguodala, whose three-year terms have expired.
Iguodala was elected as the NBPA’s First Vice President, replacing LeBron James, whose four-year term has just expired. The Golden State Warriors forward will also serve a four-year term.
During the NBA’s Summer League in 2017, Brown held an event for young players to get together and bond. “Jaylen Brown’s Welcome to the NBA Night” was held to gather rookies and young players, many of whom are under 21-years-old, to come and build relationships, mentoring or otherwise. Prior to this event in Las Vegas, Brown told ESPN’s Marc Spears that he’s “always had his eyes set” on becoming the NBPA’s President. Being elected to his current position at the age of 22 seems like a nice step in that direction.