Clyde Drexler Will Replace Roger Mason As BIG3 Commissioner
The BIG3’s second season remains to be months away, with the opening week games in Houston tipping off on June 22, however the league has discovered itself making headlines in methods it will desire to not this week.
On Wednesday, BIG3 commissioner Roger Mason was fired amid allegations of corruption involving Qatari traders. Mason released a statement following his firing vehemently denying those allegations and levying allegations of his personal in opposition to the league’s co-founder Jeff Kwatinetz of making a hostile and racist work surroundings.
With all of that also simmering in what figures to be a prolonged authorized battle between the league, the traders (already concerned in a lawsuit with the BIG3) and Mason, the league introduced on Thursday morning that that they had already discovered Mason’s alternative in Corridor of Famer Clyde Drexler.
Drexler was a coach throughout the BIG3’s inaugural season for Energy, and can function the league’s commissioner by 2020 on a three-year deal signed on Thursday. Each Drexler and the BIG3 launched statements on his choice as the subsequent commissioner.
“Clyde is a consummate skilled, revered businessman, and indisputably one of many biggest gamers to ever play the sport of basketball,” stated league Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Jeff Kwatinetz and Ice Dice. “We had been thrilled to have his early assist as a coach for our inaugural season, and couldn’t be extra happy to welcome him to the chief crew as BIG3 Commissioner.”
“I wholeheartedly consider in what Ice Dice and Jeff have delivered to life with the BIG3,” stated Drexler. “The extent of play and the professionalism I witnessed final season far exceeded something that many people concerned ever imagined. I’m proud to imagine the position of BIG3 Commissioner and sit up for working carefully with Ice Dice and Jeff as we proceed to construct off of the momentum established in our first season.”