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Jay-Z named puma’s president of basketball operations

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Puma basketball is back in a big way. The brand that hadn’t signed an NBA player since Vince Carter left for Nike in 1999 has already gone out and signed the projected #1 pick in the NBA Draft, as well as Marvin Bagley III, who could go #2 overall, and Texas Tech. Zhaire Smith.

Additionally, Puma has officially named Jay-Z as the President of Basketball Operations. According to Complex, Jay-Z will have a say in. the players selected to join Puma’s revived basketball division, in
addition to assisting in the overall direction of the brand.

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In celebrating the brand’s resurgence, Puma today honored basketball legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier with a lifetime contract. PUMA has a long history in the basketball space with Clyde and the first ever endorsed sneaker – the PUMA Clyde – that was launched in 1973.

 

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