For generations the National Basketball Association (NBA) has impacted the world, transforming lives through its multiplicity of diplomacy, civic engagement and education initiatives.
Positioned to engage local communities throughout America, the recently revamped NBA G League property not only began to serve as an invigorated platform for those aspiring to play in ‘The League’ and streamline talent, but also to interact with fans of the NBA brand through the sport of basketball.
Embodying and commanding the world-class respect associated with the NBA and G League, 87ers Ambassador of Basketball and Harlem Globetrotters alum Joe Richmond is faithfully focused on being the standard-bearing model statesman for the global sports leader, the sport of basketball and humanity.
“Joe is one of the most selfless people that I have ever met. Whether it’s using his time, talents, or his resources, he’s always willing to help someone reach their fullest potential.” said basketball official and Delaware resident, Hiram Whatley, Sr.
A generation transforming figure, Richmond found solace in playing basketball growing up in South Philadelphia with his brother, “Big Mike.” Since graduating from “Southern” High School, the alma mater of NBA Alum Lionel Simmons, Richmond has amassed over four decades working in the basketball industry by way of a lifetime being connected to the game.
“I’ve been blessed to have had the opportunities that I’ve had throughout my life as a result of a round ball and a game,” said Richmond who played and coached in Sweden.
“It’s been interesting over the years gaining professional experience while visiting just about all of the U.S. and several countries across most of the continents,” said the former coach and manager of the Delaware Destroyers, a minor league team that played at a Wilmington community center in the early 2000s.
A longtime Newark, Delaware resident know as “Showboat,” Richmond has a level of fame and proven track record managing basketball clubs and community outreach projects throughout the Diamond State and Greater Philadelphia region. Promoting the on-court and off-court work of the Sevens, Richmond cares about the advancement Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers.
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