Amadou Fall named Basketball Africa League President

This historic initiative will not only further enhance the game in Africa but also provide new opportunities
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has named Senegal’s Amadou Gallo Fall as the new Basketball Africa League President.
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 1: Amadou Gallo Fall, NBA Vice President & Managing Director – Africa speaks during a camper welcome at the Basketball Without Boarders Africa program at the American International School of Johannesburg on August 1, 2018 in Gauteng province of Johannesburg, South Africa. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has named Senegal’s Amadou Gallo Fall as the new Basketball Africa League President.

The current NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa will assume his role as Basketball Africa League President immediately while assisting in the transition and search for a new Managing Director.

The NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer, Mark Tatum said; “Amadou’s efforts to grow basketball and the NBA’s business across Africa have been extraordinary, and he is an ideal choice to lead the Basketball Africa League,”

“This historic initiative will not only further enhance the game in Africa but also provide new opportunities in media, technology, and infrastructure on the continent.”

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The NBA and FIBA’s launch of the BAL will mark the NBA’s first collaboration to operate a league outside of North America.

Fall joined the NBA in January 2010, and helped open the league’s office in Johannesburg, South Africa in May 2010, and has directed the NBA’s grassroots basketball development initiatives and partnerships with marketing, media, and consumer product companies in Africa.

Fall in 1998 worked with the Dallas Mavericks, as a scout before becoming Director of Player Personnel and Vice President of International Affairs, where he served as the team’s international goodwill ambassador and oversaw scouting assignments.


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