NBPA Player Wellness Transition Coach

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Reporting to the Director of Player Wellness, the Player Wellness Transition Coach aids retiring NBA players and their families with their transition away from playing professional basketball.  The Transition Coach will work with retiring players and their partners to develop tailored plans that will guide the retiring athlete through retirement.  The plans will include relevant wealth management and investment strategies, professional development opportunities,


NBPA Player Wellness Counselor

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Reporting to the Director of Player Wellness, the Player Wellness Counselor consults with the Director and Assistant Director of Player Wellness regarding the emotional and mental challenges associated with being an NBA player and provides insight into effective ways of reaching and assisting players.  The Counselor will assess the internal marketing materials designed to promote the usage of the mental wellness services available


NBPA Regional Representative

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Reporting to the Chief of Player Programs, the Regional Representative is responsible for developing strong relationships with players and organizing the implementation of various Player Programs to support the NBPA’s goal to provide support, education, direction and attention to individual players.  The NBA’s 30 teams are divided among the Regional Representatives. RESPONSIBILITIES: Answer all player questions including, but not limited to, the services


Inside Jakob Poeltl’s Journey from Austria to Canada, Cultural Roots and Camp Plans

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Former Utah college star Jakob Poeltl was surrounded by his biggest supporters on the biggest night of his life—draft night. Beside him was his mother (Martina), father (Rainer), sister (Miriam) and Utes coach (Larry Krystkowiak), who all remained hopeful that they would hear his name called early. In the weeks leading up to last year’s draft, he was projected to be a top-10 pick. But


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