NBA hall of famer Clyde Drexler has been named the commissioner of the BIG3 Basketball League.
Hall of Fame guard, NBA Champion and 10-time All-Star Clyde Drexler has been named the new Commissioner of the BIG3. Drexler served as coach of BIG3 team Power for the league’s debut 2017 season. He has signed a three-year contract, keeping him in the role through the 2020 season.
Drexler takes over for Roger Mason Jr., after Mason was fired due to corruption allegations from the league.
Per reports, Ahmed Al-Rumaihi and Ayman Sabi and were brought to the BIG3 by Mason, and were eventually sued for allegedly cheating the league out of millions in investments. Mason also allegedly refused to cooperate with the league during the lawsuit because of his relationship with Sabi and Al-Rumaihi, and the league felt he was obligated to take its side because of his role as commissioner.
Additionally, the BIG3 says it has evidence Al-Rumaihi and Sabi had been paying for gifts and vacations for some BIG3 employees, all the while not paying the league, according to TMZ. Subsequently, this caused to the league to believe that Mason was receiving these benefits and affected his ability to perform the job, according to TMZ.
As Commissioner, Drexler will help lead the BIG3’s basketball operations as well as executing the league’s long-term strategy on all fronts. He will join the BIG3 Board of Directors, alongside Jeff Kwatinetz and Ice Cube, and Chairman of the Board Amy Trask. Also joining the Board as directors and board observers will be players Chauncey Billups, Jermaine O’Neal, Corey Maggette and Jerome ‘Junk Yard Dog’ Williams as well as legal legend Mark Geragos.