Elian Rodriguez

Operations Specialist




Elian Rodriguez joined the NABC staff in the Fall of 2020. He was hired through the McLendon Future Leadership Initiative, a program started by coaches Frank Martin, Tommy Amaker and John Calipari, that allows minorities opportunities in athletics and corporate positions. At the NABC, Elian’s duties include managing zoom meetings, staff calendars, playing a key role in our association management system and digital membership card, assisting the CFO with human resource responsibilities, and assisting with the day-to-day operations.

Elian came to the NABC after spending two seasons with the New York Knicks as student and temporary basketball operations associate. With the Knicks he assisted staff, executive staff and players with the day-to-day basketball operations at the training facility and off-site events. He began his athletic administration career at Manhattanville College as a student manager for the women’s basketball program where he oversaw all basketball operations.

In his free time, he likes to spend time with family, friends, and voluntarily coach at St. Clare’s Middle school where he has been coaching for the last five years.

He is a native of the Bronx, New York, where he currently resides along his mother, sister, and father. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sports studies (2017) and a master’s degree in sports management (2019) from Manhattanville College.