National Basketball Players Association hires Tamika Tremaglio to replace Michele Roberts as executive director

Tamika Tremaglio, a prominent Washington, D.C., attorney and longtime National Basketball Players Association consultant, has been hired as the new executive director of the NBPA.

Tremaglio will replace Michele Roberts, who was the first woman to run a major professional sports league union. Tremaglio joins new NBPA president CJ McCollum as the players' association leadership heads into the upcoming collective bargaining negotiations with the NBA.

Tremaglio will retire as the managing principal of Deloitte's Greater Washington practice and take over the NBPA job.

"Tamika has been by our side for many years, advising us on the best practices and policies needed for our organization to operate like a successful business," McCollum said in a statement Wednesday. "Given Michele's strong leadership and guidance that have brought us where we are today, we were looking for a next-generation leader, who has the skills, vision and credibility to pick up where Michele will leave off to elevate our union to even greater heights."

Tremaglio holds juris doctor and master of business administration degrees and is a trained forensic accountant. She oversees 14,000 employees in 23 offices throughout the Metropolitan Washington area. Besides her consulting with the NBA since 2012, she worked with the WNBA players in their 2019 collective bargaining agreement talks.

"Congratulations to Tamika Tremaglio on her appointment to serve as the NBPA's next Executive Director," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement Thursday. "We look forward to working with her, NBPA President CJ McCollum and all the players as we continue to build on our strong partnership and grow our game globally. I also want to thank Michele Roberts for her leadership in navigating one of the most challenging stretches in the NBA's history and wish her well as she begins a new chapter."