Jr. NBA Leadership Council

The Jr. NBA Leadership Council consists of prominent basketball influencers and stakeholders, including Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and 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 & Jr. NBA Ambassador
  • Jenny Boucek, Dallas Mavericks Assistant Coach
  • Bruce Bowen, NBA legend & ESPN analyst
  • Miles Brown, Actor
  • Renee Brown, Former WNBA Executive
  • Doris Burke, ESPN analyst
  • James Capers, NBA referee
  • Rick Carlisle, Dallas Mavericks head coach
  • Tamika Catchings, WNBA legend & Pacers Executive
  • Michael Carter-Williams, Orlando Magic
  • Pokey Chatman, Indiana Fever head coach
  • Jerry Colangelo, USAB Board of Directors Chairman
  • Jason Collins, NBA legend & NBA Cares Ambassador
  • Dell Curry, NBA legend
  • Sonya Curry, NBA Parent
  • Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors guard
  • Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers forward
  • Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics forward
  • John DiFiori, NBA Director of Sports Medicine
  • Skylar Diggins-Smith, Dallas Wings guard
  • Teresa Edwards, WNBA legend
  • Bryan Gates, Sacramento Kings assistant coach
  • Gordon Hayward, Boston Celtics forward and Her Time To Play Ambassador
  • Justin Holiday, NBA player
  • Ernie Johnson, Turner Sports broadcaster
  • Michael B. Jordan, Actor
  • Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls guard
  • Spike Lee, Academy Award winning director
  • Meyers Leonard, Portland Trail Blazers center
  • Rebecca Lobo, WNBA legend and ESPN analyst
  • JD McCrary, Actor
  • Caleb McLaughlin, Actor
  • Steve Nash, NBA legend
  • Chiney Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks forward
  • Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks forward & Jr. NBA Global Championship Ambassador
  • Kristaps Porzingis, Dallas Mavericks forward
  • Jordan Sabourin, Detroit Pistons Head S&C Coach
  • Joe Sharpe, Charlotte Hornets Head Athletic Trainer & President of ATA
  • Steve Smith, NBA legend & Turner Sports analyst
  • Dawn Staley, WNBA legend
  • Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics head coach
  • Masai Ujiri, Toronto Raptors general manager
  • Kiki VanDeWeghe, NBA EVP, Basketball Operations
  • Dywane Wade, NBA legend & Jr. NBA Global Championship Ambassador
  • Jamila Wideman, former WNBA player & NBA VP of Player Development
  • Zendaya, Actress and recording artist

*denotes Jr. NBA Leadership Council Chairman

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