UBA ropes in NBA legend as India director of sport

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MUMBAI: NBA legend AC Green, nicknamed NBA's Iron Man, has been named director of Sport by United Basketball Alliance (UBA). Green will play a significant role in promoting the sport in India.

The UBA has successfully conducted four seasons in India.

Over his 16 year career, Green scored more than 12,300 points and remains among the league's best all-time rebounders, being 18th overall in NBA history for offensive rebounds. "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," he said.

UBA chairman Tommy Fisher said, "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."

Green won three NBA Championships with the Lakers in 1987 and 1988 with the team known as "Showtime" and another 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 and earned the nickname 'Iron Man' for playing in an NBA record 1,192 consecutive games over 16 seasons. Green's Iron Man record still stands today.