Alonzo Mourning appointed to President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

Former Miami Heat star joins NBA player Jason Collins, TV host Rachel Ray

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor
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Alonzo Mourning has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - President Barack Obama appointed several more people to key administration posts Thursday, including former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning.

Mourning will now be a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

Earlier this month, Mourning was named as an inductee in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The seven-time NBA all-star and two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year is the all-time leader in blocked shots for Miami with 1,625.

Other celebrities that were also appointed to the same council Thursday include NBA player Jason Collins and television host Rachel Ray.

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