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"INDIAN PLAYERS & PERSON WHO MADE THEIR MARK IN NBA"

Updated: Sep 8, 2022


INDIAN PLAYERS & PERSON WHO MADE THEIR MARK IN NBA BY 11IC BLOG

With these person below, we will give you information about the successful Indians in the field of NBA.

SATNAM SINGH

- born on December 10, 1995 he lives in Punjab. At the Age of 9, he became the most taller people in their village, he enrolled in Ludhian Basketball Academy with the help of friend of his father. He learned the basic basketball skills and drills. He became a big fan of Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming and Dwight Howard. He became the first Indian player drafted into the National Basketball Association. The Dallas Mavericks choose him in the 52nd overall pick of the NBA draft. He played the center position due to his height of 7 ft. He also became the first player in 2005 draft to enter without college playing. On 2019 of July he also traded to Memphis Grizzlies to trade for Delon Wright.



SACHIN GUPTA

is an computer science and electrical engineer from Stanford Business School.

He worked on ESPN in year 2006 he created the NBA trade machine on website to give the users an opportunity to play the role of being a general manager. Sachin started of being a special advisor of the Houston Rockets team in 2006 to 2013 and also became the VP of Philadelphia 76ers basketball operations And last became the Detroit Piston general manager. In Minnesota Timberwolves named Indian-American Sachin Gupta as the EVP of Basketball Operations. Sachin arrange and specialize expertise of the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement and also team analytics.


PRINCEPAL SINGH

- He trained at the NBA academy in India on New Delhi for almost 18 months, before called up to NBA Global Academy. He named the Most Valuable Player MVP at Indian Junior National Championship in October 2019 after leading the Punjab team and he scored 40 points against the Rajasthan team in the final. He became the first Indian to be part of NBA championship winning roster. He is the one of the most talented and promising names in the Indian Basketball. He won the title with Sacramento Kings at the age of 20. He was hoping to be part of the NBA draft next year.


VIVEK RANADIVE

- was born on October 7, 1957. He is an author, philanthropist, engineer and also business executive. He grew up in Mumbai he was the youngest among three siblings. He was the CEO of TIBCO Software a multi-billion dollar company and he was also a Co-owner and the chairman of NBA team of Sacramento Kings. After that he was also became the co-owner and the vice chairman of the team Golden States Warriors and make him the first Indian to co-own an NBA franchise. He sell his share of the Golden State Warriors so he can purchased the Kings.


AMJYOT SINGH

- was born on January 27, 1992 IN Chandigarh, India. His father is the member of Indian national basketball team . He was a cricket player back then, his position is the main bowler. He didn’t know the rules of basketball and how to play the sport. He joined the Basketball academy in Punjab. Back in 2010 he led the Punjab team to Junior National Basketball and he titled as a captain. He also joined in FIBA Asia Championship in China, and made his appearance for the senior team. The Indian Amjyot Singh selected by Oklahoma City Blue in 2017 NBA league draft.


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