The NBA Players Association has made history. The NBPA has been without an executive director since Billy Hunter was fired in February of 2013. For the first time in history, a woman will head of a major professional league union.
Michele Roberts, a prominent Washington civil litigator, as its executive director. Roberts, an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Roberts won over the players with a strong background as a civil criminal litigator and an unblemished character. She’ll be replacing the deposed Billy Hunter, whose tenure was marked with labor negotiation failures, corruption and ethical entanglements.