The NBA has announced current Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, Amadou Gallo Fall as the President of the impending Basketball Africa League.
The NBA recently announced the introduction of the Basketball Africa League set to be launched in 2020. The league is presented in conjunction with the International Basketball Federation and will look to establish the sport as a mainstay on the continent with 12 teams from different countries on the continent in its inaugural season.
Amadou Gallo Fall started off his career in the world of basketball relations as the Director of Player Personnel and Vice President of International Affairs at the Dallas Mavericks. Fall has also been tasked with a key role in the NBA’s Basketball without Borders program that in part helped create stars like Cameroonian center and forward, Joel Embiid and Pascal Siakam.
With the BAL set to be the first basketball league operated by the NBA outside of North America and top professional clubs from leagues in Angola, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia joining according to an unnamed source quoted by The Undefeated, Fall is in a unique position and arguably one of the most influential names in African basketball going forward.
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