The National Basketball Players Association reached out to former Portland Trail Blazers president Larry Miller, now president of Jordan Brand, to gauge his interest in their vacant executive director position, a league source informed CSNNW.com.
According to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the search, said Miller politely declined to entertain the proposition, being that “he’s extremely happy in his current role.”
One high-profile NBA agent who requested to remain anonymous communicated last week to CSNNW.com that Miller would have been perfect for the position previously held by the outsted Billy Hunter.
Miller, 62, is currently in his second stint with Jordan Brand. He served as president from 1999-2006 before taking the same position with the Trail Blazers. During his time as Trail Blazers’ president, he had his hand in player-personnel matters due to his relationships with agents and players from prior shoe endorsement dealings.
Los Angeles Clippers superstar Chris Paul is the NBPA president and a member of Jordan Brand. He was a big proponent of seeking out Miller, another source said.
Miller resigned from his Trail Blazer post and returned to Jordan Brand in the summer of 2012.