NABC Executive Director Jim Haney Statement on formation of NCAA Commission on College Basketball

NABC Executive Director Jim Haney Statement on formation of NCAA Commission on College Basketball

The following is a statement from NABC Executive Director Jim Haney regarding the announcement by NCAA President Mark Emmert on the formation of a Commission on College Basketball.


 "The NABC applauds the swift action of NCAA President Mark Emmert on the formation of a commission to address the recent news of a federal investigation into fraud in men's college basketball.  The revelations of the last couple of weeks have clearly signaled a need for change.

 

"The distinguished individuals selected to serve on this commission, led by former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice as chair, have diverse backgrounds and experience in government, higher education and collegiate athletics.  Former college basketball coaches Mike Montgomery and John Thompson III bring valuable insights to the commission from their own experiences."

 

"The NABC looks forward to collaborating with the commission and other stakeholders in the examination of grass roots basketball, NBA matters relating to the draft, alternatives to the present model of recruiting and the influence of third parties including agents and financial advisors."