Len Elmore was an All-American basketball player from 1971 to 1974 at the University of Maryland, where he was awarded the university’s Citizenship Award in 1974. He was a first round draft pick in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the NBA, and over his ten-year career, he played for the Indiana Pacers, Kansas City Kings (presently Sacramento Kings), Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets, and New York Knicks. He also played two seasons with the Pacers when they were in the ABA. Elmore received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1987 and began his law career as a prosecutor, serving as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn.
In 1992, he founded Precept Sports & Entertainment, a sports management company based in Columbia, Maryland. Under his direction, from 1992 until 1997, Precept represented seven NBA first-round draft picks (including a number one pick overall), three high round draft picks in the NFL, an MLB veteran, and several Olympic athletes. During that time, Precept negotiated tens of millions of dollars in performance and endorsement contracts. Elmore is currently also in his 24th year as a media basketball analyst, during which he has covered both NCAA men’s basketball and the NBA. He began his broadcasting career with JP Sports, CBS, and now currently works for ESPN. He also covers the NCAA Tournament for CBS.
Elmore is a noted authority on sports and sports law issues and has published articles on a variety of issues in sports and society. He was a member of the Sports Lawyers Association Board from 2000 to 2007 and was president of the National Basketball Retired Players Association from 2005 to 2008, serving as chief executive until July 2008. He is currently the CEO of iHoops. Elmore is also a commissioner on the John and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. In 2002, he was voted one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Top 50 Greatest Basketball Players.
Elmore teaches Seminar in Sports Media.