A special One Team Global Ambassador Award has been given to veteran Kyle Hines of EA7 Emporio Armani Milan during the EuroLeague ELPA Players Representatives Meeting on Monday at league headquarters in Barcelona.
Ever since he first became involved with One Team back in 2012, the inaugural year of Euroleague Basketball's social responsibility program, Hines has displayed all the qualities that align with the One Team pedagogy. His involvement and dedication to One Team have been comprehensive, as Hines has promoted the program's values and inspired young people both locally and across the continent in his role as Global Ambassador.
The 2021-22 season in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and the 7DAYS EuroCup marked the 10th anniversary for One Team, and the special award for Hines coincided with the EuroLeague Players' Sustainability Session on Tuesday. The focus of the session was how players can be relevant voices in support of sustainability. During this discussion, player representatives from all 18 EuroLeague teams learned about Euroleague Basketball's sustainability plan, the ways in which they can act as sustainability advocates, and how Adidas and other Euroleague Basketball partners are aiding the efforts of the league in working towards its sustainability goals.
Hines first became a One Team Ambassador for Olympiacos Piraeus in the 2012 season and was then named the One Team Global Ambassador in December 2013. Since leaving Olympiacos in 2013, Hines continued his One Team responsibilities while playing for CSKA Moscow and Milan, performing the duties of the One Team Club Ambassador or the One Team Global Ambassador. He also won four EuroLeague titles during his playing career and is one of just three players ever to become champion more than once with each of two different teams.