Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler is new Big3 commissioner
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 16, 2018 08:11 AM
FILE - In this July 16, 2017, file photo, Big3 basketball team Power coach Clyde Drexler looks on during a game against the Ghost Ballers in Philadelphia. Hall of Fame basketball player Clyde Drexler is the new commissioner of the Big3 league. He's signed a three-year deal as commissioner, the Big3 announced Thursday, March 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball player Clyde Drexler is the new commissioner of the Big3 league.
Drexler coached a team last year in the inaugural season of Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league of former NBA players. He’s signed a three-year deal as commissioner, the Big3 announced Thursday.
He replaces former NBA player Roger Mason Jr., who left following a dispute with the league.
Drexler starred for the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets during his 15-year career, winning a gold medal with the 1992 U.S. Olympic team.
He says the level of play and professionalism last season “far exceeded anything that many of us involved ever imagined.” He adds he looks forward to working with Cube and co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz to continue the league’s growth.