Update 2 – Per the AJC, McDaniel said,
…it was “flattering” to be considered, but he noted that the search is early in its process and he’s committed to serving on the school board.
Update – It is interesting to note that the NBA Players Association is based in New York City. One would assume that, if McDaniel’s gets the position, he would have to relocate to their national headquarters.
Per the SFGate,
Reuben R. McDaniel III, an investment banker and chairman of the Atlanta Public Schools board, is among those being considered to succeed Billy Hunter as executive director of the NBA players union. The 52-year-old McDaniel said he has been screened by an executive at Reilly Partners, the Chicago-based executive search firm hired by the National Basketball Players Association to find Hunter’s successor.
“I’m certainly interested in the opportunity, but it’s very early in the process,” McDaniel said in a telephone interview today.
The union hasn’t given a timetable to name Hunter’s replacement.
McDaniel, who is running for re-election to keep his position on the Board of Education, is facing Cynthia Briscoe Brown for the citywide At Large 8 seat in a run-off that will be determined on December 3.
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