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ABOUT

Based on the experiences of its membership – NBA players – the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) has learned that numerous unique and extraordinary situations challenge professional basketball players. Apart from the pressure of having to perform on-court, the NBPA has come to understand and appreciate the multitude of off-court situations that players regularly have to confront. How a player handles these off-court challenges can have as much of an impact on his career in the NBA and his future as his on-court performance.

The Department of Player Programs was established in 1993 to help players address these issues and help them to transition to life after basketball. Since its creation, Player Programs has made an impact on the lives of current and former players by providing them with educational programs and support services. In addressing NBA players’ needs and lifestyle concerns, Player Programs has acted to help players maximize their potential both on and off the court.

LEADERSHIP

PURVIS SHORT

PURVIS SHORT

CHIEF OF PLAYER PROGRAMS
PLAYED 12 YEARS IN THE NBA
PURVIS.SHORT@NBPA.COM
ROY HINSON

ROY HINSON

SENIOR REGIONAL DIRECTOR
PLAYED 10 YEARS IN THE NBA
ROY.HINSON@NBPA.COM
TIM MCCORMICK

TIM MCCORMICK

SENIOR REGIONAL DIRECTOR
PLAYED 10 YEARS IN THE NBA
TIM.MCCORMICK@NBPA.COM
FRANK BRICKOWSKI

FRANK BRICKOWSKI

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE
PLAYED 13 YEARS IN THE NBA
FRANK.BRICKOWSKI@NBPA.COM
TAMAR SLAY

TAMAR SLAY

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE
PLAYED 3 YEARS IN THE NBA
TAMAR.SLAY@NBPA.COM
DAMIEN WILKENS

DAMIEN WILKENS

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE
PLAYED 10 YEARS IN THE NBA
DAMIEN.WILKENS@NBPA.COM
LUPERCIA TEN

LUPERCIA TEN

ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF PLAYER PROGRAMS
20 YEARS AT THE NBPA
LUPERCIA.TEN@NBPA.COM
KEVIN CARTER

KEVIN CARTER

SPECIALIST
5 YEARS AT THE NBPA
KEVIN.CARTER@NBPA.COM
BIANCA VAZQUEZ

BIANCA VAZQUEZ

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
3 YEARS AT THE NBPA
BIANCA.VAZQUEZ@NBPA.COM

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