Recruiting and Development

We believe in casting a wide net to find the best talent. We provide training to our talent acquisition team and hiring managers on best practices in inclusive recruiting, and we have developed partnerships with organizations like Jopwell, National Sales Network, the National Black MBA Assocation, Prospanica, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and the T. Howard Foundation to reach more candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Partnerships with professional organizations such as Women in Sports and Events and the Executive Leadership Council afford our employees opportunities to grow, develop, and expand their networks, and our own NBA University provides programming focused on professional and personal development.

We focus on career development for all members of our NBA family. The NBA Career Crossover Program is designed to help current and former players gain an understanding of the educational and professional development steps necessary to pursue a second career of their choosing. Players can select from a variety of opportunities that educate, expose, and offer relevant experience in a specific area of interest. The programs within NBA Career Crossover include the Basketball Operations Associate Program, League Office Internship, Assistant Coaches Programs, Referee Development Program, Job Shadow Program, and full-time employment opportunities. No matter which path a player chooses, NBA Career Crossover helps a player narrow their focus and being to make progress toward specific career goals.