Last year I joined the NBA’s International Basket- ball Operations department, where I currently work helping to manage the league’s international basketball development strategies and day-to-day government affairs and international relations issues. This includes working with international
NBA players and the planning and implementation of
Basketball without Borders, the NBA’s premier global
and community relations
initiative. My group also
supports the league’s
global expansion by oper-
ating clinics, camps and
other basketball events all
over the world. We like
to point to the success of
the San Antonio Spurs’
“Foreign Legion” (two-
thirds of their players this
season are from outside
the U.S.) as a sign that
basketball has become a
truly global game!
I currently live in New York City together with my longtime girlfriend (and former International High School girls’
volleyball coach!) Alana, who recently completed her first
year at Columbia Law School. We love living in New York
and exploring all the city has to offer, and we also recently
My entire experience at French American and International, from Kindergarten all the way through 12th grade,
was instrumental in helping me get where I am today, and
continues to be tremendously valuable as I move forward in
my life and career. The language skills and global perspective I developed at school are of paramount importance
in my current position at the NBA, where communicating
across cultures is a daily activity.
I am grateful for the opportunity that French American
gave me to grow into a confident, well-rounded, critical
thinker, and I am excited to now have the chance to apply
the values I learned at school each day at my dream job.
Chris, along with his family members, authored and published Paris While We’re Young, a family guide to Paris. The
book was named Best Travel Guide by the North American
Travel Journalists Association in 2010, and earned a Finalist
medal in the Next Generation Indie Books Awards, 2010.
Christopher Ebersole Class of 2006
Chris Ebersole using his coaching skills to lead children in New York City in an NBA clinic.