Abdur-Rahim named NBA G League President

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Shareef Abdur-Rahim has been named the NBA G League President. He replaces Malcolm Turner, who stepped down.

Abdur-Rahim has been the NBA’s Vice President of Business Operations before receiving this promotion. Turner will officially leave his post on Jan. 11th, 2019.

Turner has accepted the Director of Athletics post with the Vanderbilt Commodores.


Abdur-Rahim will now oversee the G League’s Business and Basketball Operations. He also will help implement their professional path program, as well as ongoing testing of new rules, and expansion efforts. 

“Shareef’s unique experience as a player, team executive and member of the NBA’s Basketball Operations department make him a fantastic fit to be the next President of the NBA G League,” NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum said. “He is well-prepared to build on the tremendous progress that the NBA G League has made under Malcolm, who deftly oversaw a pivotal period of expansion and transition. 

“We thank Malcolm for his lasting contributions to the NBA and the NBA G League and wish him the best at Vanderbilt.”

Prior to joining the NBA league office, he spent five seasons as the Sacramento Kings, first as an assistant coach from 2008 through 2010. He also served three seasons as Kings Assistant General Manager.

He also served as the NBA G League’s Reno Bighorns (now the Stockton Kings) during the 2013-14 season.

“I am thrilled to have this extraordinary opportunity with the NBA G League,” Abdur-Rahim said. “I’ve seen firsthand the NBA G League’s remarkable growth under Malcolm’s leadership, and I look forward to working with the players, teams and my colleagues to take the league to even greater heights.”

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