View Full Version : What's the benefit of being a player rep?

02-08-2010, 04:28 AM
What does derrick fisher and adonal foyle get out of being president/vp of the players union? Is it basically a volunteer position, or do they get paid?

02-08-2010, 04:33 AM
probably so they can speak on behalf of the players to get fair contracts. thats what i guess their reason is to be player reps.

02-08-2010, 09:59 AM
Perhaps they have political or public service aspirations. Ronald Reagan was the head of the actors union before going into politics.

02-08-2010, 10:07 AM
It's also good experience to have after they retire. A lot of guys retire early and don't make anywhere near as much as the superstars so they'd like a career for another 30 years before 65. Otherwise they'd run out of money fast. A lot of guys like Tony Battie and Mike James do the same in terms of trying to work on their broadcasting skills so they'd have a future after basketball.

02-08-2010, 01:20 PM
It's likely they get paid an honorarium, and if not, that they are offered jobs NBAPA regional representatives when they retire. (In the case of the latter, during CBA negotiations the regional representatives, employed by the NBAPA, call every player on their list twice a month to hear opinions and concerns and then report them to the NBAPA at large).