He's been tapped to raise the profile of the organization, which counts 700 former NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters and WNBA players as members.
Hopefully we can create some awareness, some planning, a decision-making mechanism from top to bottom – whether it’s social, emotional or financial – so you’re prepared for that next step.
Jalen gave a follow up interview and talked a little about the organizations secondary mission to give charitably to youth basketball and got a little plug in for his charter school:
In addition, my personal focus on educating young people is well-aligned with the NBRPA. The NBRPA's Dave DeBusschere Scholarship Fund provides opportunities for former players and their families to access higher education, while my greatest philanthropic undertaking to date – the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy – is an open enrollment, public charter high school on the Northwest side of Detroit that provides a leadership-focused education that engages and inspires youth to achieve at the rigorous level necessary to ultimately graduate with a college degree.