The American basketball league (NBA) reinforces its leadership. The competition has named the former director of strategy for the Sacramento Kings, Joe Dumars, new COO and Executive Vice President from the competition, succeeding Kiki VanDeWeghe.
dumars will oversee all matters related to basketball operationsincluding the development and interpretation of the rules, conduct, discipline and policies and procedures of the game, interacting with players, coaches and managers of the thirty teams that make up the competition.
Before taking part in the competition, Dumars was general manager of the Detroit Pistons for fifteen years, from 1999 to 2014. and was named in 2003 as the best executive in the NBA. In these last three seasons, he has acted as director of strategy in the Sacramento Kings.
Dumars will oversee the development and interpretation of game rules, conduct, discipline, and policies and procedures.
As a player, Dumars played fourteen seasons in the competition, all of them with the Detroit Pistonsa team with which he played more than a thousand games, was six times all star and won two championships, in 1989 and 1990. In 2006, Dumars entered the hall of fame of the NBA.
“As a respected and veteran member of the greater NBA family, Joe has developed strong relationships throughout the league, which will lay the foundation for success in his new role,” said NBA President Byron Spruell.
The American basketball league was created in 1946 as a private entity and, in 1990, the possibility was included for Canadian teams to also play in this competition. Since the 2004-2005 season, the NBA has been made up of thirty non-relegated franchises, divided into two conferences, the East and the West. The most successful team is the Boston Celtics with seventeen titles, followed by the sixteen achieved by the Los Angeles Lakers.