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The former Oakland Raiders CEO, Amy Trask, has just landed a major role. She is the new CEO of the Big 3 basketball league, according to Ice Cube’s twitter.
For those who do not know, the Big 3 is a new 3 on 3 basketball league founded by Ice Cube. It is bringing together former NBA legends and players, including former NBA players Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, Stephen Jackson, and Jermaine O’neal, to play high-level basketball.
The league’s goal, according to the league’s site, is as follows:
“The BIG3 is the American 3-on-3 professional basketball league. Combining superstar players and fan interaction before and after the games make this an exciting live experience. The entire league is operated and managed by the players. No outsiders. No politics. Just highly competitive basketball played as it’s meant to be.”
Amy Trask was the CEO of the Raiders from 1997 until 2013. She left the Raiders a few years after Al Davis’ death and moved on to television. She got a job with CBS Sports and frequently appears on CBS’ That Other Pregame Show and was an original panelist on the first all-women talk show, We Need to Talk. She just recently released a book, You Negotiate Like a Girl, on her time as an executive in the NFL.
Now, she is looking to be a trailblazer once again, like she was in Oakland and on television, with the Big 3 league. It is an exciting opportunity and the league seems to show a lot of promise.
There is a lot of work to do on the new league, but there is no one better for the job than Trask.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.