The league announced Thursday (March 15) that the Hall of Famer has signed a three-year deal to become the commissioner, replacing Roger Mason Jr., who was terminated earlier this week.
“Clyde is a consummate professional, revered businessman and indisputably one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball,” said league co-founders and co-CEOs Jeff Kwatinetz and Ice Cube. “We were thrilled to have his early support as a coach for our inaugural season and couldn’t be more pleased to welcome him to the executive team as BIG3 Commissioner.”
Founded by Ice Cube, BIG3 is a 3-on-3 featuring mostly retired NBA players. After an inaugural season last year, it returns again this summer.