Michele Roberts chosen to lead NBA players association


A groundbreaking decision by NBA players on Monday night.

The players association chose Washington, D.C., lawyer Michele Roberts as its new executive director, Yahoo! Sports' Ad

rian Wojnarowski reported. Roberts will be the first woman to lead a male North American professional sports league's union.

Roberts will replace longtime director Billy Hunter, who was forced out after a fight with the players.

Wojnarowski reported that Roberts received the support of Clippers guard Chris Paul, the NBPA's president.