As Senior Vice President of Player Development for the National Basketball Association, Greg Taylor manages the league’s programs that promote the personal, professional and social development of NBA players. He is responsible for NBA initiatives including programs designed to orientate and educate rookies in their transition to the league, advising team directors on overall player development and the best protocols to handle off-the-court player matters, as well as other specially designed programs to assist players throughout their NBA careers and beyond.
Prior to joining the NBA in February 2013, Taylor served as President and CEO of the Foundation for Newark’s Future, working to forge private and public sector partnerships to support education reform policies in Newark, N.J. During his tenure, Taylor led the foundation in several groundbreaking investments that transformed and improved educational opportunities for children in Newark, including helping to raise $100 million to match a donation made by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Taylor also worked as Vice President for Programs of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, where he led a series of innovative initiatives that empowered community leaders and organizations through early childhood education, racial equity, and family economic security programs. He has also been a longtime youth basketball coach and is a current board member of both Athletes for Hope and the Newark Charter School Fund.
Taylor received his B.A. from Hunter College, City University of New York and his J.D. from the Bloomington School of Law at Indiana University. He is a native of New York City.