Jr. NBA Leadership Council

The Jr. NBA Leadership Council consists of prominent basketball influencers and stakeholders, including Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and reigning WNBA All-Star Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics. Retired General Martin E. Dempsey, special adviser to Commissioner Silver, serves as the chairman of the Jr. NBA Leadership Council. Below is the full list of council members:

  • General Martin E. Dempsey*, Special Adviser to NBA Commissioner
  • Jennifer Azzi, WNBA legend
  • Jenny Boucek, Seattle Storm head coach
  • Bruce Bowen, NBA legend and ESPN analyst
  • Miles Brown, Actor
  • Renee Brown, Former WNBA Executive
  • Bill Burgos, Orlando Magic head strength & conditioning coach
  • Doris Burke, ESPN analyst
  • James Capers, NBA referee
  • Rick Carlisle, Dallas Mavericks head coach
  • Tamika Catchings, WNBA legend & Indiana Pacers Executive
  • Michael Carter-Williams, Charlotte Hornets guard
  • Pokey Chatman, Indiana Fever head coach
  • Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball Board of Directors Chairman
  • Jason Collins, NBA legend
  • Dell Curry, NBA legend
  • Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors guard
  • Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans forward
  • Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics forward
  • Dr. John DiFiori, NBA Director of Sports Medicine
  • Skylar Diggins, Dallas Wings guard
  • Teresa Edwards, WNBA legend
  • Justin Holiday, Chicago Bulls guard
  • Ernie Johnson, Turner Sports broadcaster
  • Kevin Johnson, Philadelphia 76ers head athletic trainer
  • Michael B. Jordan, Actor
  • Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University head coach
  • Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls guard
  • Spike Lee, Academy Award-nominated director
  • Meyers Leonard, Portland Trail Blazers center
  • Rebecca Lobo, WNBA legend and ESPN analyst
  • Ryan McDonough, Phoenix Suns general manager
  • Caleb McLaughlin, Actor
  • Steve Nash, NBA legend
  • Chiney Ogwumike, Connecticut Sun forward
  • Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks forward
  • Steve Smith, NBA legend and Turner Sports analyst
  • Dawn Staley, WNBA legend
  • Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics head coach
  • Masai Ujiri, Toronto Raptors general manager
  • Kiki VanDeWeghe, NBA Executive VP, Basketball Operations
  • Zendaya, Actress and recording artist

*denotes Jr. NBA Leadership Council Chairman