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President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Alonzo Mourning

Council member

Alonzo H. Mourning, Jr., member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, is Vice President, Player Programs for the Miami Heat Basketball Organization, a position he has held since 2009. Mr. Mourning played with the Miami Heat from 1995 to 2002 and from 2005 to 2008 and was a member of the Heat team that won the 2006 National Basketball Association (NBA) Championship. Previously, he played for the New Jersey Nets and the Charlotte Hornets. Mr. Mourning is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2014. He is a seven-time All-Star, a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and was named to the All-NBA First Team in 1999. In 2009, he became the first Miami Heat player to have his number retired. He is a founder of a number of charitable organizations, including the Mourning Family Foundation, Athletes for Hope, Zo’s Fund for Life, and the Overtown Youth Center. Mr. Mourning received a B.A. from Georgetown University.

Full Bio
  • Seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year.
  • Founder of Mourning Family Foundation.
  • Recipient of numerous awards, including NBA’s Community Assist Award in 2006, National Urban League’s Outstanding Community Service Award in 2003, Silver Medallion Community Service Award by the National Conference for Community and Justice in 2003, and NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Sportsmanship Award in 2002, and The Children’s Trust Excellence Award for Public Policy in 2007.

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