Former college hoops star Isaiah Austin joins the NBA league board as a member for the 2021-22 season.
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“I just took an NBA member position with the NBA front office – so I’ll start with them.” [on] October 4th, ”Austin said in conversation with Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
Austin was a Big 12 All-Defensive Team recipient; and was considered a top prospect in the 2014 draft before medics diagnosed him with Marfan syndrome.
Austin played professionally around the world from 2014 to 2021 – but was never deemed eligible to play in the NBA.
Now Austin will have a chance to join the NBA in a coveted role.
The NBA league office is the executive branch of the NBA; led by Commissioner Adam Silver and Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum.
It might not be hardwood, but it’s still the boardroom.
Austin, 27, will have a huge opportunity to secure a role on the NBA basketball team.