Report: Chris Paul elected NBPA president

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Updated: 8/21/2013 8:44 pm

New York, NY (Sports Network) - The National Basketball Players Association has reportedly elected Chris Paul as President on Wednesday.

According to USA Today, Paul, previously an NBPA vice presidnet, was named president during the union's summer meeting in Las Vegas. He will replace Derek Fisher, whose tenure expired this summer.

The 28-year-old point guard averaged 16.9 points, 9.7 assists and 2.4 steals in 70 games with the Clippers last season. He signed with Los Angeles to a five-year, $107.3 million deal on July 10.

A six-time All-Star and three-time All-NBA First Team selection, Paul gives the NBPA its first big-named president since Patrick Ewing, who served from 1997-2001.

Other candidates considered were LeBron James, who contemplated running but ultimately decided not to, and free agent Roger Mason Jr.

With Paul at the helm, the union will be looking to achieve stability and direction following February's ousting of Billy Hunter, the union's longtime executive director, whose business practices had been questioned by the union. The NBPA has hired a search firm to help hire a new executive director.

Paul, Mason Jr, Jerry Stackhouse, James Jones, Andre Iguodala, Stephen Curry, Willie Green and Matt Bonner will comprise the NBPA's new executive committee.

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