Echo Fox announced Thursday former NBA player and front office executive Jared Jeffries joined the organization as president.
“Jared Jeffries is a proven winner and fierce competitor on and off the court,” Echo Fox owner Rick Fox said in a statement. “We cannot be more excited to have someone with his pedigree as a professional player and front office executive help lead Echo Fox as it continues its ascension to the number one esports organization in the world.”
The announcement reads that Jeffries “will be actively involved in roster selection and team management, player recruiting, hiring and managing team coaches and GMs and overseeing player training, health and wellness programs.” He will also have a part in active brand building for Echo Fox, overseeing the streaming platforms for the team.
Jeffries was previously played for the Indiana University Hoosiers and was named a Big 10 Player of the Year during his sophomore year, until he made his pro debut with the Washington Wizards in 2002. After his retirement as a player, he recently served as Director of Player Personnel for the Denver Nuggets. Jeffries played in the NBA during the final two years of Fox’s career, though the two never played for the same team.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the Echo Fox family as it’s clear they’re leading the way in the next great spectator sport,” Jeffries said in the statement.