NBA All Star Reggie Miller was elected to the USA Cycling Board

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NBA All-Star Reggie Miller is one of four new members who have been elected to the USA Cycling Board of Directors. Miller is joined by new board members Lucia Deng, a pillar of the New York cycling scene, Ed Ewing, co-founder of the Major Taylor Project, and Brendan Quirk, CEO of Allied Cycle Works. One of the best all-round shooters in NBA history. Five-time NBA All-Star Champion and 1994 FIBA ​​Champion, Miller has scored over 25,000 points and is ranked second with 2,560 three points in his career. Miller won an Olympic gold medal playing for the 1996 United States team and in 2012 Miller was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Since retiring from basketball, Miller has become an avid cyclist. In an interview with mbaction.com, Miller describes how a ride with Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford got him hooked in 2000 and he’s been on the rise ever since. In recent years, Reggie started running in California and even became a mentor for Kate Courtney. Courtney said in an interview with NBC Sports, “I’ve had a lot to learn from Reggie, and he’s been a great positive voice in terms of convincing me that I can reach the top.”

Reggie is also a champion of equality in cycling. Working with Castelli, he released the ‘Say Their Names’ jersey which featured a number of slogans used by Black Lives Matter protesters this summer. Sales of the jersey were used to benefit the Equal Justice Initiative, a 501 (c) (3) organization committed to ending mass incarceration and fighting racial and economic injustice in the United States. Miller also partnered with Castelli to raise funds for the Dropping Dimes Foundation with his Team Boombaby clothing.

Miller said on social media, “HONORED… The main reason I joined the USA Cycling board was hopefully to diversify cycling and get more kids to ride. . I look forward to working with the other new board members Lucia Deng, Ed Ewing and Brendan Quirk. ”

Rob DeMartini, CEO of USA Cycling, said, “We are honored that Lucia, Ed, Reggie and Brendan are joining the USA Cycling Board to guide us in promoting cycling and building an organization for the future. Lucia, Ed, Reggie and Brendan all bring unique perspectives, experience and passion to cycling, and we appreciate their contribution and guidance in championing American cycling at all levels.

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