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EWING COMMANDS NEW CENTER OF ATTENTION AS NBPA PRESIDENT
Published September 16, 1997
The NBPA elected Patrick Ewing as its new president, according to Roscoe Nance of USA TODAY. NBPA Exec Dir Billy Hunter and Ewing's agent, David Falk, both called Ewing one of the top player "experts" on the CBA. Ewing: "My goal is to make sure the players stay unified ... We have a lot of important business ahead of us, and there is no limit to what we can accomplish if we stay together." Joining Ewing on the Exec Committee are First VP Charles Smith, VPs Tyrone Corbin, Juwan Howard, Dikembe Mutombo, Mitch Richmond, Mark West and Herb Williams and Secretary/Treasurer Jim McIlvaine (USA TODAY, 9/16). Ewing will serve a four-year term as president and now has "one of the strongest voices in the union he once tried to decertify" (N.Y. TIMES, 9/16).