Khalid Green, executive director for the Brooklyn Bridge Sports and Leadership Academy (BSLA), has been a fixture in the New York City basketball community since 1996. Khalid’s parents often teased him about sleeping with the brand new basketball given to him by his dad when he was two years old. He was a natural athlete earning nearly a hundred trophies and ribbons for involvement in baseball, basketball and even football. His athletic prowess was honed in weekend and summer sports camps. He played basketball at Bishop Loughlin HS in Brooklyn as well as Upson High School in Thomaston, Georgia. Khalid founded and served as an administrator and coach with the Brooklyn Bridge Amateur Athletic Union program in 1996. He was an assistant coach under Ray Haskins at Long Island University where they went to the NCAA and NIT tournaments respectively. He also served as an assistant coach at Abraham Lincoln, Bishop Loughlin, and Benjamin Banneker High Schools.
In 2003, Mr. Green was named the head varsity coach for Bishop Loughlin High School, where, during his 5-year tenure, he led the program to two semi-final appearances and one division championship. In 2004 Khalid founded the Right Bounce Top 60, which is a showcase game for the top 6th through 8th graders in the tri-state area. Khalid has served as an administrator/coach for the Juice All-Stars and the New York Panthers, led by Gary Charles.
The ‘go to’ person for basketball in Brooklyn, he has been the subject of numerous articles and was twice nominated for the Daily News, Coach of the Year. Mr. Green is currently the national scout of the Brooklyn Nets under the leadership of Sean Marks, general manager, he is responsible for evaluating, interviewing, and analyzing talent. He also conducts background checks of prospective NBA draft picks. A world traveler, he has visited Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, and the list continues. In fact, at the age of 13, an American Egyptologist performed his rite of passage ceremony in Egypt. Years later, as a Crossroads Africa participant, he helped plant trees in a remote village called Kuma Musar during a 6-week stay in Senegal, Africa.
Mr. Green earned a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from Morehouse College, and a Masters degree in English from Long Island University. He he is currently more than halfway finished toward a second Masters degree in Sports Management from Columbia University.