Jim Carr, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), has been named to the board of directors for USA Basketball for a term that will run through 2016.
As the recognized governing body for basketball in the United States by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection; training and fielding of USA teams that compete in FIBA- sponsored international basketball competitions, as well as for some national competitions.
"I'm excited and honored to serve on the USA Basketball Board of Directors," Carr said. "The NAIA traces its founding to James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, and the sport has an important place in our Association's history as well as in our future. I look forward to working with these other leaders to advance the game of basketball."
Carr previously served on the board of USA Basketball from 1998 to 2008, when the structure of the board changed. This term, Carr is the National Organizations Representative, which represents several national competition organizations.
Also announced as members of the 11-member 2013-16 USA Basketball Board of Directors were: NBA appointees Kim Bohuny, NBA Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations-International; and Mark Tatum, NBA Executive Vice President of Global Marketing Partnerships; NCAA appointees Dan Gavitt, NCAA Vice President of Men's Basketball Championships; Mark Lewis, NCAA Executive Vice President of Championships and Alliances; and Chris Plonsky, University of Texas Women's Athletics Director and Senior Associate Athletic Director of Men's/Women's Athletics External Services; Scholastic Director Bob Gardner, National Federation of High School Associations Executive Director; At-large/ Independent Director Billy Hunter, Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association; and athlete representatives Chauncey Billups, co-captain of USA Basketball's 2010 World Championship gold medalist team, and Katie Smith, three-time Olympic gold medalist (2000, 2004 and 2008) and three-time FIBA World Championship medalist (1998 gold, 2002 gold, 2006 bronze).
Jerry Colangelo, 2009-12 USA Basketball chairman and managing director of USA Basketball's 2006-08 and 2009-12 men's national teams, has been re-elected chairman of USA Basketball's Board of Directors for the 2013-16 term.
For more information about USA Basketball, visit the official website of USA Basketball at www.usabasketball.com.