Boston Celtics

With the Celtics on the All-Star break, forward Grant Williams is getting some much needed rest off the floor. Still, he got to experience a major accomplishment over the weekend.

As first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday, Williams has been voted the First Vice President of the NBPA – the NBA’s players association. The NBPA structure has seven vice presidents behind the president on the Executive Committee, but one of the seven sits higher on the corporate flow chart – a spot Williams will now step into. The role was previously held by Andre Igoudala.

  • For Williams, this vote continues his involvement with the NBPA. He had been in one of those six general VP spots since 2021, alongside fellow Celtics Jaylen Brown and Malcolm Brogdon – who have both held those positions since 2019. The VP spots come with three-year terms, while the First VP serves four years.

    “The role that I play as VP of the Player’s Association, you understand where the league is going in the future and where the league is currently at,” Williams said about his involvement with the NBPA earlier this season. For me, it wasn’t a matter of life-changing money, it was a matter of value, not only for this year, but for years to come.”

    Williams will serve under NBPA president C.J. McCollum, who has held the role since 2021. Jaren Jackson Jr. and Donovan Mitchell were also added as VPs, replacing Williams and Kyrie Irving. The remaining VPs are Bismack Biyombo and Garrett Temple.