Position: President & CEO
Time With Phoenix: 2002-2011
Welts has built a decorated career in the NBA, including stints as the league’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President. Per the official Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame website, Welts is credited as “transforming the mega NBA All-Star Weekend into what it is today.”
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From 2002 to 2011, however, he joined the Phoenix Suns and was a big part in their return to national relevance. During his time in Phoenix, where he served as the team’s President for nine years, the team made the Western Conference Finals three different times.
After Phoenix, Welts joined the Golden State Warriors as President and COO and still holds those positions today.
Time With Phoenix: 1971-1975
Scott, a New York City streetball legend, spent 10 seasons in the ABA/NBA from 1970 until 1980. While Scott was well-traveled during his basketball career, playing with five teams, his best years came as a member of the Phoenix Suns. In fact, all three of his NBA All-Star appearances came with Phoenix. During his 208-game stint with the Suns, the UNC alum averaged 24.8 points and 5.3 assists per game.
In 1975-76, he was a huge part of the Boston Celtics’ title run, averaging over 15 points per game in the playoffs.