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Former Bull B.J. Armstrong Confirmed to Park District

Armstrong will oversee the new Slam Dunk Project, which this year aims to renovate 100 outdoor basketball courts

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B.J. Armstrong Confirmed for Park District

Chicago's City Council on Wednesday approved the nomination of former basketball star B.J. Armstrong to the board of the Chicago Park District.

Armstrong replaces Bob Pickens, a former Chicago Bear who served on the board since 2000. He was nominated to the post by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in January.

Armstrong will oversee the new Slam Dunk Project, which this year aims to renovate 100 outdoor basketball courts. The renovations will include resurfacing, sealing and stripping courts. New backboards will be installed along with improving the drainage of courts.

Armstrong will juggle his new position with his continued work as Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose's agent.

He's also served as a senior advisor for a statewide youth outreach program.

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