Attorney, Television Commentator, Former NBA Player and Former Men’s Basketball Player, University of Maryland
(Len Elmore’s appointment as the new Knight Commission co-chair, effective Jan. 1, 2021, was announced on Nov. 10, 2020.)
Len Elmore is a former collegiate basketball All American at the University of Maryland at College Park, a ten-year professional player in both the ABA and NBA, an attorney, a television sports personality and an educator whose professional experience spans a rich athletic career, several prestigious law firms as well as significant business and public interest endeavors.
Upon conclusion of his basketball career in 1984, Elmore received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1987 as the first (and, to date, the only) NBA player to graduate from that institution.
Since 1987, Len has served as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn NY, a Senior Counsel or partner for several name law firms, a sports agent and as CEO of three enterprises, including TestU, an education technology company, and iHoops, a youth sports joint venture of the NBA and the NCAA. Len served several years as Chairman of the Board and then President/Executive Director of the National Basketball Retired Players Association. He has also enjoyed a 31-year career as a network basketball commentator formerly for ESPN and CBS Sports and currently Fox Sports.
Currently, Len is a Senior Lecturer for Columbia University in the School of Professional Studies Sports Management program where he was awarded the 2019 Dean’s Excellence Award. He also currently serves as a director on the board of a public company, 1800Flowers.com. Also, Len has recently been reappointed to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics where he served approximately 12 years as a Commissioner.