White, 45, is a leading candidate to become executive director of the
SAG-AFTRA declined to comment on the situation, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports on Friday.
White has been interviewed by NBA Player Assn. President and
If he is selected for the job, White would be taking over the NBA Players Assn. at a tumultuous time, replacing
White, however, is used to stepping into troubled organizations. The NBA Players Assn. is said to be interested in White in part because of his success in bringing stability to the Screen Actors Guild after the 2009 firing of previous Executive Director
White's departure would be a blow to SAG-AFTRA, which represents more than 125,000 actors and other performers.
The former SAG general counsel joined the guild five years ago as national executive director and guided it through a merger with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. The two unions merged in March 2012.
The former labor and employment lawyer for O'Melveny & Myers has a year left on his contract, which was extended in May 2012.