LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul was elected president of the NBA players’ association Wednesday, replacing Derek Fisher.
The vote by NBA player representatives came six months after the union fired Billy Hunter as executive director. Hunter countered with a wrongful-termination lawsuit in May, accusing Fisher of conspiring with NBA officials during the 2011 lockout.READ MORE: Person Critically Injured In Shooting By School Security Officer
Paul was a vice president on the executive committee for the past four years.READ MORE: Some Calif. Residents Face Losing Fire Protection Insurance After Moratorium Protecting Them Expired
In meetings at the Venetian Hotel, Roger Mason Jr. was elected first vice president. He replaced Jerry Stackhouse, who resigned from the office and is expected to take a position within the union.MORE NEWS: LA County Reports 5 New COVID-19 Deaths; Hospitalizations Hold Steady
Anthony Tolliver and Steve Blake were elected vice presidents, filling the executive committee positions vacated by Paul and Mason.