Andre Iguodala, who recently retired from the NBA after a 19-year career, will take over as acting executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, the NBPA executive committee announced Thursday.
Iguodala, 39, replaces Tamika Tremaglio, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities after being named union head in September 2021 when she replaced Michele Roberts.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, a formal search will begin to find Tremaglio's successor and Iguodala will serve on a temporary basis.
“I am honored to take on this role and serve the players, who are the heart and soul of the NBA,” Iguodala said in a statement. “I’m presented with a unique opportunity to take all that I’ve learned as a player over the course of my 19-year career and apply it to creating an even stronger and more influential union for current and future generations of players. I am thrilled to work alongside our extremely committed Executive Committee to lead the brotherhood through its next stage of advancement and development.”
A four-time NBA champion and 2015 NBA Finals MVP, Iguodala finished a four-year term as the NBPA's first vice president in February and was part of the union's executive committee from 2010-17. During his NBA career, he played for the Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat.
After Iguodala retired, he told The New York Times he planned to move into the investing world to run a $200 million venture capital fund with his business partner, Rudy Cline-Thomas. He is currently an investor in soccer team Leeds United of the English Championship; NWSL expansion franchise Bay Area FC, which is set to begin play in 2024; and the San Francisco-based team in Tiger Woods' startup golf league, the TGL, among others.