The NBA Players Association finally has a replacement for Billy King as executive director. The NBAPA Executive Committee has recommended D.C. attorney Michele Roberts for the job, and a vote from the Players Association made it official early Tuesday morning.
The vote caps a wild day of meetings for the Players Association, who have gone 17 months without a successor to King. Roberts was one of three candidates being considered for the job, along with Mavericks CEO Terdema Ussery and Dean Garfield, the CEO of Information Technology Industry Council.
Roberts gathered 32 out of 39 votes to be elected, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Sources: Jameer Nelson Signs 1-Year Deal With Pelicans
Free-agent guard Jameer Nelson has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical.
Nelson entered free agency Wednesday, when the Denver Nuggets waived him to create roster space to sign Richard Jefferson and allow second-year guard Jamal Murray to assume the starting point-guard role.
Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical
Bobby Portis Apologizes to Bulls for Mirotic Fight
Bobby Portis has apologized to his Bulls teammates for getting into a fight that left Nikola Mirotic with facial fractures and a concussion. “He didn’t address us today, but he did address the team before so that was taken care of,” Bulls swingman Justin Holiday said after Friday’s practice.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg acknowledged that Portis’ apology took place during a team meeting but did not want to go into specific details about his message. “I’ll keep that between the team,” Hoiberg said, “as far as exactly what was said in that meeting.”
Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN