#BuiltbyBlack : Wayne Embry. The first African-American to be an NBA General Manager (1972 with the Bucks). He was promoted to that position after his team success as the assistant GM, during which he was instrumental in trading for Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson in 1970.
Tune in tomorrow at 11am/et on @NBA for a special #MLKDay Roundtable on Dr. King’s life, legacy, and the movement for racial justice featuring Caron Butler, @NCRMuseum President Terri Freeman, @unumfund Founder@MayorLandrieu , and barrier-breaking NBA executive Wayne Embry.
Another cool initiative from the Raptors — ‘Because of you’ — as a way to recognize trail blazing leaders in our midst. Nurse’s shirt recognizes Wayne Embry, first Black general manager and team president.