Americas Zone Executive and Zone Board celebrate success of FIBA World Cup and Women's AmeriCup 2019
MIAMI (Americas) – The new FIBA Americas Zone Executive and Zone Board for the 2019-2023 term met for the first time on October 4 and 5 in Miami, Florida, to discuss a wide range of topics and make decisions on future events in the Zone.
FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019
The FIBA Americas Zone Board received a detail report from the FIBA Americas Regional Office on the successful realization of the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the USA was crowned continental champion after defeating Canada in the Final.
FIBA Basketball World Cup2019
The Zone Board congratulated all seven of the Americas National Federations that were represented in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. Six of the seven National Teams from the Americas made it to the second round of the competition. Argentina was the top placed team from the Americas, after winning the silver medal in China 2019.
Regional Office relocation to Miami
FIBA Americas Executive Director Carlos Alves provided an updated to the FIBA Americas Executive Committee and Zone Board on the current process of relocating the Regional Office from San Juan to Miami. The move is underway, and the relocation is expected to be finalized by the end of the year
Basketball Champions League Americas
Participating Teams, Groups and Competition System have been confirmed for the inaugural edition of the Basketball Champions League Americas. Action will tipoff on October 28 with San Lorenzo visiting Mogi das Cruzes, and a new continental champion will be crowned between March 9-14, 2020
President of the Basketball Champions League Americas Board Horacio Muratore said, ''This new international club competition will be the most important in the Americas and will be a platform to advance the growth of our brand in the region. The Basketball Champions League Board is a clear example of the new governance system of ONE FIBA, that incorporates the federations with the leagues and their clubs.''
The Executive Committee Meeting was attended by FIBA President Hamane Niang, FIBA Honorary President Horacio Muratore, FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis, FIBA Americas President Carol Callan, FIBA Americas 1st Vice President Marcelo Bedoya, FIBA Americas 2nd Vice Presiden Yamil Bukele, FIBA Americas Treasurer Usie Richards, FIBA Chief Financial Officer Patrick Mariller and FIBA Americas Executive Director Mr. Carlos Alves.
The Zone Board meeting was attended by Zone Board members FIBA President Hamane Niang, FIBA Honorary President Horacio Muratore, FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis, FIBA Americas President Carol Callan, FIBA Americas Executive Director Carlos Alves, FIBA Americas Treasurer Usie Richards (ISV), FIBA Americas 1st Vice President Marcelo Befoya, FIBA Americas 2nd Vice President Yamil Bukele, FIBA Americas 3rd Vice-President Michelle O’Keefe, and FIBA Americas Zone Board members Glen Grunwald, Glyne Clarke, Modesto Robledo, Rafael Uribe, Carlos Fontenelle, Jorge Armando Garcia, Jose Arevalo and Jim Tooley.
FIBA President Hamane Niang said, “I appreciate the quality of discussions and congratulate Americas for such a great meeting”.
FIBA Americas President Carol Callan stated, ''There were great conversations and discussions between all the members of a devoted group that will continue to help in the development of basketball in our Zone. Empowering National Federations, developing and strengthening Women’s Basketball, and growing the basketball family in the Americas will be our main objectives for the 2019-2023 period.''
The Zone Board also approved the new FIBA Americas Committees for the 2019-2023 term.
FIBA Americas Finance Committee:
1. Usie Richards (ISV)
2. Jim Tooley (USA)
3. Kebra Nanton (ANT)
4. Marcelo Bedoya (PAR)
5. Yamil Bukele (ESA)
FIBA Americas Competitions Committee:
1. Glyne Clarke (BAR)
2. Sean Ford (USA)
3. Modesto Robledo (MEX)
4. Facundo Petracci (ARG)
5. Claire Micthell (TTO)
6. Jorge Armando Garcia (COL)
7. Gerasime Bozikis (BRA)
FIBA Americas Development Committee:
1. Rafael Uribe (DOM)
2. Alvaro Calvo (CRC)
3. Jose Arevalo (ECU)
4. Marland Nattie (JAM)
5. Iran Arcos (CHI)
6. Mario Mendez (MEX)
FIBA Americas Clubs and Leagues Competitions Committee:
1. Basketball Champions League Board
2. Ricardo Vairo (URU)
3. Yum Ramos (PUR)
4. Liga Sudmamericana Board
FIBA Americas Youth Competitions Committee:
1. Ricardo Vairo (URU)
2. Jay Demings (USA)
3. Dalia Henry (CUB)
4. Dawn Smyth (CAN)
5. Paul Thompson (BLZ)
6. Mario Ontiveros (ARG)