NBA Legend, AC Green, has been roped in as the Director of Sport by United Basketball Alliance (UBA), in a bid to promote the sport in India. Nicknamed "Iron Man," Green will now play a major role in the growth of basketball in India.
UBA has successfully conducted four seasons in India.
“Basketball is such an important part of my life and I am happy to be heading to India once again to help further the growth and development of the sport I love. The UBA has made great strides in the last two years and I look forward to building upon that success,” said Green.
Green won three NBA Championships with the Lakers in 1987 and 1988 with the team known as “Showtime” and another one in 2000. In addition to winning championships playing alongside Lakers teammates Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar in the 1980’s, he won his third title playing with Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.
Green was an NBA All-Star in 1990. Over his 16 year career, he scored more than 12,300 points and remains among the league’s best all-time rebounders, being 18 overall in NBA history for offensive rebounds.
He earned the nickname 'Iron Man' for playing in an NBA record 1,192 consecutive games over 16 seasons and his Iron Man record still stands today.
“Today, we continue our commitment to India and the game of basketball by adding a key member to our team who brings the game’s highest level of professionalism to the UBA. We’re excited to have AC as part of our team and look forward to continued growth of basketball in India,” said UBA chairman, Tommy Fisher.