Friday, February 16, 2007

Chris Alpert: Where are they now?

Chris Alpert
Director of Basketball Operations and Player Personnel
Chris Alpert is taking on the challenges of his second season as director of basketball operations and player personnel for the National Basketball Development League. Alpert served two years as coordinator of basketball operations for the NBDL before being promoted to his current position.
Under the direction of NBA Senior Vice President for Basketball Operations Stu Jackson and NBDL President Phil Evans, Alpert's duties include oversight of NBDL player personnel, coaching, officiating, on-court policy and procedures, as well as scheduling. His role as director of player personnel makes him responsible for evaluating, recruiting and signing players for the NBDL.
The Long Island, N.Y. native comes from a solid basketball background that started as a player, first at Chaminade High School in Mineola, N.Y. and Northfield (Mass.) Mount Herman before a stellar career at Davidson University, where he was captain of the team in 1995 and 1996 and set the school record for career assists. Alpert also played professionally in Europe.
After serving as Southeastern regional scout for the New York Knicks from 1997-2001, Alpert also spent the summer of 2001 scouting for the Milwaukee Bucks before coming on board with the NBDL. His responsibilities with the Knicks included evaluating top collegiate prospects and submitting monthly reports on the top players. He scouted the NIKE Desert Classic for the Bucks in preparation for the 2001 NBA Draft.
Previous stops along the way for Alpert include Cary (N.C.) Academy, where he served as head coach of the junior varsity boy's team and assistant coach of the varsity boy's team. He has also been responsible for the coordination and management of special events for professional athletes, specifically basketball camps and golf tournaments, while working for Pro Management Plus, Inc.
As a player at Davidson, Alpert won the Thomas D. Sparrow Award, awarded annually to one senior athlete for outstanding dedication and contribution to Davidson athletics and the Helen Devane Carnegie Award, awarded annually to one Davidson College freshman who demonstrates the highest level of courage and mental toughness. He also served on the Davidson Student-Athlete Athletic Advisory Committee.
Alpert, 31, is single and resides in Mauldin, S.C.

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