Four-time NBA champion Andre Iguodala might be done with playing basketball, but he isn’t stepping away from the NBA. Iguodala was recently unveiled as the new acting executive director for the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).
Iguodala will assume the position on a temporary basis, taking over from Tamika Tremaglio. After spending less than two years on the job, Tremaglio decided to step down in order to “pursue new opportunities.”
Iguodala was seen as a fitting candidate for the transition considering his previous work in NBPA’s Executive Committee as well as his respect for the commands from the basketball community.
“I am honored to take on this role and serve the players, who are the heart and soul of the NBA,” Iguodala said in a statement shared by NBPA. “I’m presented with a unique opportunity to take all that I’ve learned as a player over the course of my 19-year career and apply it to creating an even stronger and more influential union for current and future generations of players.”
Andre Iguodala retired in October after playing 19 seasons in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, and Miami Heat. During his time in the league, Iguodala won four NBA titles with the Warriors, was named NBA Finals MVP in 2015, and collected one All-Star nod and two NBA All-Defensive selections.