Eversley Joins Board Of Directors For Canada Basketball, Originally Appeared On NBC Sports Chicago
Canada Basketball announced Thursday that Chicago Bulls general manager Marc Eversley has joined its board of directors as Class A principal.
Eversley, a native of Brampton, Ont., Is entering his second season as general manager after being hired by Executive Vice President Artūras Karnišovas in May 2020. Prior to that, Eversley accumulated 14 years of experience in the NBA, including including appearances in the Washington Wizards, Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors hospitality offices.
After being hired by the Bulls, Eversley also spoke enthusiastically about his six years with Nike Canada, where he noted he had developed close relationships with Steve Nash and Vince Carter. Eversley was a member of Carter’s wedding party and is his daughter’s godfather.
“When I was at Nike Canada, where I was doing sports marketing for all of their properties, basketball was kind of a promising business that was pretty fancy,” Eversley said. “But we were determined to hammer the rock in itself and really try to develop basketball… I think you’re starting to see the benefits of that now with the number of Canadians playing in the NBA.”
Eversley’s jump in Canada Basketball signals another layer of that commitment.
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Canada Basketball is currently preparing to host – and participate in – a qualifying tournament for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics on June 29. At the end of May, 21 players accepted pre-qualifying training camp invitations, including Andrew Wiggins, RJ Barrett, Dillon Brooks, Luguentz Dort and other notable names in the NBA.
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