NBA Executive, Frank Ross, joins Navin to talk about following his passion and how he didn’t let anyone or anything stop him from chasing his passion.

Guest Bio

Frank Ross enters his seventh season with the Wizards and his third as Vice President of College Personnel. He spent his first two seasons with the team as Director of Player Personnel.

The Washington, D.C. native served six seasons as Director of East Coast Scouting for the Oklahoma City Thunder. In that role, Ross was an integral part in evaluating college and international player talent and providing projections and recommendations on draft selections.

Prior to joining the Thunder organization, Ross served as a scout with the Charlotte Bobcats from 2003-07, evaluating college and minor league player talent. While with the Bobcats, he was also a part of an NBA delegation that con- ducted the Basketball Without Borders program in South Africa for two summers. Ross joined the Bobcats after two seasons as the lead assistant coach with the University at Albany (NY).

Prior to joining the collegiate coaching ranks, Ross was a five-year veteran of the Arlington County Police Department in Northern Virginia. His areas of responsibility included drug enforcement as well as youth and drug counseling. In 1993, Ross received the Meritorious Service Award for extraor- dinary humanitarian effort.

A fifth-round draft choice by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1987 NBA Draft, Ross also participated in free agent camp for the Washington Bullets prior to the 1988 NBA season and played professionally in the Continental Basketball Association with the Sioux Falls Skyforce and in Germany with TTL Bamberg.

Ross attended American University in Washington D.C., where he was a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection and continues to rank in the top-10 in 12 statistical categories, including fourth all-time in career scoring with 1,921 points. Ross was inducted into American University’s Hall of Fame in 2007. Ross, an avid cyclist and recreational golfer, resides in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife Lindsey and two sons, Jalen and Jaxon.


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