Chrysa Chin Appointed NBPA’s First-Ever Chief Player Engagement Officer

by Duchess Magazine
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Trailblazing Chrysa Chin for decades, has been a solid confidant and life coach to NBA players around the league where she dedicated her time to their professional and personal development and now, her appointment by the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) has been announced.

The announcement was made on April 6, 2022. In her new role, the super accomplished advisor and mentor will spearhead player-centric services aimed at providing players with the best resources and solutions to protect their physical and mental well-being, develop their careers, and maximize their success on and off the court.

Chin boasts of 30 years of experience in sports and entertainment.

Before her appointment, she served as EVP, Strategic Engagement & Development where she was responsible for identifying challenges and offering counseling and support to members. She led crisis management initiatives including the oversight of the Anti-Drug Program and partnered to provide strategic solutions for resolving on and off-court issues. In addition, Chin served as the primary liaison with draft prospects, elite youth, and rookies.

Prior to her 2014 return to the NBPA, Chin was the NBA’s Vice President of Player Development for the National Basketball Association, where she was the first woman to hold a managerial position in the Player Development Department and the title of Vice President. She also spearheaded its “20 and Under” program, and served as a League representative in the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug program.

In her early years, Ms.Chin served as the Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the NBPA, later departing to consult for Nike, Inc. She has also played an active role with the WNBA among others.

Chin co-founded Behind the Bench, the National Basketball Wives Association which moves wives from behind the bench and puts them at the forefront of community involvement and philanthropy while raising funds for charitable initiatives.

She began her career as a case manager for the city of New York, where she engaged with youth deemed juvenile delinquents by society. It was while instilling values of excellence and education, she unearthed her passion for seeing people reach their full potential and ignited her life mission of mentoring.

Chin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from William Smith College.

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