Fresh into the new season, the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF has appointed a Technical Director to drive it’s 2013-2017 Strategic Plan aimed at developing and adding value to all it’s leagues and programmes.
After considering a number of candidates, the federation settled for former long-time national coach, board member, team owner and international scout for New York Knicks, Ayo Bakare.
Bakare is expected to bring additional impetus and experience to the rather difficult job of implementing, supervising and diversifying the various initiatives of the federation. The new Technical Director who has resumed duties with the federation, has served as Head Coach on several teams within the national team programme and has won medals on the African continent at junior and senior (men and women) categories.
He was also the one who qualified Nigeria for her first Fiba Men’s and Women’s World Championships in 1998 and 2006 as well as the Olympic Games in 2012 and for which he has been honoured by Fiba Africa.
In a related development, the federation has also reconstituted some key committees to ensure a successful 2013/2014 season. The reconstituted committees have been streamlined to allow for expedited and easy decision-making and implementation and are as follows:
Muktar Khale- Chairman
YOUTH AND WOMEN DEVELOPMENT
Brig.Gen.Saleh Bala- Chairman
MEDIA AND PUBLICITY
Patrick Omorodion- Chairman
DSTV LEAGUE MGT BOARD
Agboola Pinheiro- Chairman
Rep. of Atlantic Conference Teams
Rep. of Savannah Conference Teams
Rep. of Referees Council
Rep. of Coaches Association
Ajibarede Bello (Omito)
The federation is currently working to reconstitute the Medical and Anti-Doping as well as the Finance and Sponsorship Committees.