A.C. Green, Director of Native American Affairs
A.C. Green spent 16 seasons in the NBA, and won three championships with the Los Angeles Lakers spanning three decades (in 1987, 1988, and 2000). Beginning with teammates such as Showtimes’ Magic Johnson, Coach Pat Riley, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and James Worthy, and ending with Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Robert Horry, Derek Fisher, and Coach Phil Jackson. A.C. is the only player in Laker history to win a championship in the “Fabulous” Forum and Staples Center.
A.C. is known as the NBA’s Iron Man, having played in 1,192 straight games. He was selected by NBA coaches to the league’s all defensive second team in 1988-89, and was voted by his fans as a starter for the 1990 NBA All-Star Game. A.C. recorded a career high 35 points on January 15, 1994.
Outside of basketball, A.C.’s heart is dedicated to working with youth. Because of his love for young people, A.C. established the A.C. Green Youth Foundation in 1989, with the main focus on sexual abstinence education. Through his “I’ve Got the Power” and “Game Plan” abstinence curriculum, videos, leadership camps, and web site, A.C.’s mission is to help young people build self-esteem and character, and learn moral and ethical principles which will help them make responsible decisions. A.C. is a youth mentor, author, speaker, and successful businessman. His business interests have included ownership of numerous Denny’s Restaurants and a Hyundai dealership, as well as various entrepreneurial pursuits. A.C. is also in demand as a business consultant and lecturer.
AT BXA A.C. is heading the Native American Affairs Division. Being part Native American himself has brought A.C. a unique perspective on working with tribes and understanding their needs. This insight is already manifesting itself with unique and innovative solutions to Indian Country’s any and diverse benefits needs. A.C. has devoted himself to NABI and Native American Athletes and is a tireless worker and supporter on their behalf.