Odds & Ends: Union, Jerrett, Green, Dirk

The NBPA is looking for its next executive director and there's no leading candidate to fill the job just yet, Jerry Stackhouse told Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal (via Twitter).  “We haven’t got a search firm in place; how can there be a leading candidate?,” said the longtime NBA veteran, who says that the union is looking at two or three firms and may nail one down after the Finals (link).  Meanwhile, the players' union is likely to have their annual meeting in Las Vegas in August (link) and it stands to reason that they'll have their next leader appointed by then.  Here's more from around the Association..

  • Arizona forward Grant Jerrett is rising on draft boards, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter).  Jerrett is only 19 and has impressed in workouts with great range for a 6'10" player.  DraftExpress currently has him at the back end of the second round on their latest mock.
  • Spurs guard Danny Green has asserted himself in the NBA just a few seasons removed from questioning his basketball career in the D-League, writes Alex Kennedy of USA Today.  Kennedy notes that if Green hooked on elsewhere, he might not have found individual success.
  • Dirk Nowitzki's career is likely winding down and Mac Engel of the Star-Telegram writes that he'll be extremely missed when his career with the Mavericks is through.  The big man would like to play for a title again before calling it quits and Dallas is working diligently this summer to make a free agent splash.

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