Mike White profiles North Catholic graduate Steve Swetoha, who was recently named President and CEO of the D-League's Greensboro Swarm.
"Steve Swetoha never played high school or college basketball, but it hasn't stopped him from making a living with front office jobs in pro basketball.
Not long ago, Swetoha was the general manager of a WNBA team. Now he adds this to this resume:
President of a new D-League team.
Swetoha's story is one of a Pittsburgh kid done good in the world of pro basketball. He has proven you don't have to play it to know it. Swetoha has been named the president of the Greensboro Swarm, the fledgling D-League team of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. The D-League is the minor league of the NBA and has grown in popularity in the past four to five years. The league had only eight teams in its first season (2001-02), but will have 22 next season. About 40 percent of players on NBA rosters this past season spent some time in the D-League."