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FIBA Central Board extends Secretary General Baumann's contract until 2031

MIES, Switzerland - FIBA's Central Board on Saturday unanimously agreed to extend the contract of Secretary General Patrick Baumann until 2031.

Mr Baumann has held the position since 2003. In 2010 his contract was renewed until 2022.

FIBA President Horacio Muratore said: "We are really pleased with the work of Patrick Baumann. He has helped FIBA become a solid organization thanks to the implementation of concrete measures such as the introduction of a new, efficient modern structure and governance system, which unites the whole FIBA family, integrates its key stakeholders and protects our values; the construction of the House of Basketball, our first and very own purpose-built headquarters; and the signing of long-term commercial partnerships, providing for a stable and strong financial foundation which supports all of the FIBA family for the next decade.

"From a sporting perspective, he has been instrumental in the development of our new competition system that came into effect last year as well as the successful launch of 3x3, which has now become an Olympic discipline. These accomplishments, among others, have contributed greatly to FIBA's vision of making basketball the most popular sports community.

"The Board felt it therefore essential to ensure stability in our work on the agreed roadmap towards this vision with Mr. Baumann at the helm of FIBA."

Mr Baumann, a Swiss national, joined FIBA in 1994 as a lawyer and a year later was appointed Deputy Secretary General of basketball's world governing body.

In 2002, he was unanimously appointed FIBA Secretary General by the Central Board and five years later became a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Prior to joining FIBA, he was involved in basketball as a player, coach and referee in Switzerland and Italy.

Mr Baumann is married and has two children.


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