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The NBPA (@TheNBPA) is implementing new programs to help players become better husbands, fathers and businessmen.
The National Basketball Players Association is implementing new programs that will prepare players for life after basketball. Many players retire and are unable to adjust to their new lives. They’ve been away from their families for so long that they struggle in their role as husband and father. They’ve never had any business training so they invest their money in the wrong places.
The NBPA is putting programs in place to help players get their lives together away from the court. The programs will begin working with players while they're in the league and continue to guide them once they retire.
Maurice Evans, the vice president of the NBPA, said that he and the rest of the executive committee is working to "improve the union and help it to work towards becoming the strongest union in sports."
“We are updating our agent regulations, our by-laws and our player programs," Evans told HOOPSWORLD. "We are planning to cut into the deficit that is plaguing our players by way of bankruptcy, divorce, drugs and lack of transitional skills upon leaving game. This is very exciting, especially as the business review winds down and all of the negative energy associated with it is cast aside.”