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Nets name Jackie Wilson II as Executive Director, Diversity and Inclusion

BSE Global, parent company of the Nets, Liberty and Barclays Center, has named Jackie Wilson II, an entrepreneur, sports agent and litigator, as their Executive Director for Diversity and Inclusion. In addition, BSE has added the position to its executive management team.

Although there’s been no formal announcement, Wilson’s bio has been posted on the BSE’s leaders page and he has noted the move on his LinkedIn page. which also states he began the job this month.

BSE Global described Wilson’s job this way...

Jackie Wilson oversees BSE Global’s Diversity and Inclusion strategies and initiatives, and helps to develop and execute the company’s overall social justice vision. He works closely with BSE’s Diversity Council and collaborates with departments across the company, as well as the Employee Resource Groups.

The Nets have been in the forefront of the NBA’s social justice efforts. Joe and Clara Wu Tsai announced their support for nationwide protests following the murder of George Floyd and set up a Social Justice Fund, a $50 million effort to advance social justice and economic mobility initiatives in Brooklyn.

In their August 25 statement, the Tsais promised to “strengthen the commitment to diversity and an inclusive work culture at the Nets, Liberty and Barclays Center organizations in the areas of recruiting, training and career development; vendors selection; executive leadership and internship programs; and overall awareness through training, conversations, and events around social justice and racial equality.”

In the team’s bio of Wilson, BSE Global described his experience in the area as “tremendous” in “the recruitment and growth of diverse talent, as well as establishing corporate and community programs related to Diversity and Inclusion.”

Both a certified sports agent and a certified trainer, Wilson began his career as a litigator for a Morristown, N.J. law firm, then moved into a Denver-based sports agency, All Pro Sports & Entertainment, where he was both general counsel and an agent. APSE represents mostly NFL players.

More recently, he founded and ran Nova Fitness Innovations, a New York-based network of technology-based fitness centers.

Wilson is a graduate of Duke University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy with a minor degree in African American Studies, and holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Although WIlson’s title is new, he essentially replaces Maurice Stinnett who was Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Culture at BSE Global for two years before leaving for Warner Music in August.