USA Basketball CEO Jim Tooley Elected To FIBA Central Board
USA Basketball CEO/Executive Director Jim Tooley has been elected to the 2014-19 FIBA Central Board, it was announced by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) on Thursday in Seville, Spain. Additionally, FIBA Americas president Horacio Muratore of Argentina was was unanimously elected as the 12th President of FIBA for 2014-19 and succeeds France's Yvan Mainini who has served in the capacity since 2010.
Tooley joined USA Basketball in March 1993 as USA Basketball’s Men's National Team Director and was unanimously appointed to the position of CEO/Executive Director effective Jan. 1, 2001. He is the current Treasurer of FIBA Americas, while also serving on the Executive Committee & Central Board of FIBA Americas. In addition, Tooley is a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Trustees and has also been an ambassador for FIBA's development of 3x3 basketball worldwide.
Delegates from the 116 national federations who were in attendance at the FIBA World Congress on Thursday elected 12 of the potential 29 members that will make up the Central Board for the 2014-2019 term of office. The FIBA Central Board meets twice a year and is charged with establishing FIBA Internal Regulations, selecting sites for the FIBA World Cup, FIBA World Championship for Women and age-based basketball world championships, and growing the game of basketball around the globe, among other items. The 2014-16 FIBA Central Board will meet for the first time on Sept. 13 in Madrid.
About USA Basketball
Based in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball, chaired by Jerry Colangelo, is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men’s and women’s basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the U.S. by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA teams that compete in FIBA-sponsored international competitions, as well as for some national competitions, and for the development of youth basketball initiatives that address player development, coach education and safety.
USA teams are the current men’s and women’s champions in the Olympics; men’s and women’s FIBA World Championships (FIBA Basketball World Cup for Men, FIBA World Championship for Women); men’s and women’s FIBA U19 and U17 World Championships; men’s and women’s U18 and U16 FIBA Americas Championships; the FIBA 3x3 Women’s World Championship; the FIBA 3x3 Women’s U18 World Championship and women’s Youth Olympic Games. USA Basketball currently ranks No. 1 in all five of FIBA’s world-ranking categories, including combined, men’s, women’s, boys and girls.
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FIBA (fiba.com) - the world governing body for basketball - is an independent association formed by 214 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognized as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).