Palmer Leaves NBA Union Marketing Post After Six Months

  • Dartmouth graduate joined the NBPA from UNI Sport Pro
  • Palmer played in 48 career NBA games in the early 1990s

Walter Palmer has left the union that represents National Basketball Association players, six months after joining the organization as its director of international relations and marketing. 

Prior to joining the National Basketball Players Association, Palmer was an executive with Nyon-Switzerland-based UNI Sport Pro, a global platform for independent athlete associations and unions in myriad sports, according to its website. 

“I resigned last week,” Palmer said in an e-mail. “It was not a good fit. I will be re-engaging in the global work I was doing previously.”

Dartmouth College graduate Palmer, who joined the NBPA Dec. 15, is a former general secretary of EU Athletes, a federation of player unions in Europe representing more than 30 associations and 25,000 athletes. Palmer also co-founded a union for basketball players in Germany in 2005. 

The 33rd pick in the 1990 NBA draft, the 7-foot-1 Palmer appeared in 48 career regular-season games and also played for teams in Spain, Italy, France, Germany and Argentina.

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