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Basketball Australia chief steps down

September 25, 2018

Basketball Australia chief executive Anthony Moore is stepping down after four years in the role.

Moore joined the then financially-challenged national association in 2014 and has since been credited with turning around the fortunes of the game in Australia, as well as adeptly handling the fallout of the ugly brawl in the Philippines during an Asian qualifier in July for the sport’s World Cup.

“It has been both a privilege and my absolute pleasure to lead the sport I love,” Moore said in a statement Tuesday. “It’s been a great experience to lead through this time of development and success for the sport of basketball.

“We have built the reputation of Basketball Australia here at home and internationally.

BA Chairman Ned Coten said Moore’s role in restoring the financial viability of the sport in Australia and reaching an agreement for the visit of USA Basketball in 2019 for matches against the Boomers were highlights of his tenure.

“Anthony has made a terrific contribution as CEO,” Caton said. “He has played a major role in helping steer BA to improved financial stability and securing an historic commercial deal which will see USA Basketball play Australia before more than 100,000 fans in Melbourne in August 2019.

“My hope is that next year’s Boomers vs USA Basketball games will write basketball’s page in the history of Australian sport.”

Moore will finish his duties at Basketball Australia’s annual general meeting on Oct. 27, with a search for his replacement to begin immediately.

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