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G League names Malik Rose head of basketball operations

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Mar 11, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; The NBA G League logo is covered in confetti after the Final between the Delaware Blue Coats and the Lakeland Magic at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 11, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; The NBA G League logo is covered in confetti after the Final between the Delaware Blue Coats and the Lakeland Magic at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA G League named Malik Rose the head of basketball operations on Wednesday.

Rose, formerly the NBA’s vice president of basketball operations, will be charged with leading the developmental circuit’s efforts to expand its talent pipeline and also will oversee the G League Ignite.

He replaces Brad Walker, who was named commissioner of the America East Conference in August.

“We are thrilled to have Malik join the NBA G League,” league president Shareef Abdur-Rahim said in a news release. “With his success as a player at the highest levels of the game and extensive background as an executive in both the NBA and G League, Malik has the experience, vision and expertise to help accelerate our progress and further deepen the connection between the two leagues.”

Rose, 47, played 13 seasons in the NBA and won two championships with the San Antonio Spurs (1999, 2003).

“I am grateful for the opportunity to transition from NBA Basketball Operations to this exciting position alongside Shareef and a talented staff with the NBA G League,” Rose said. “As someone who benefited greatly from his experience in the NBA G League, I know firsthand its importance to the NBA’s business and see enormous potential for continued growth.”

–Field Level Media