KUALA LUMPUR - A recent meeting of the FIBA Asia Central Board marked an important step forward as the top decision making body of FIBA Asia, met in the Malaysian capital.
A multitude of ideas were exchanged on a variety of key topics and areas concerning the game, with the main theme of the gathering very much centered around taking FIBA Asia forward in all aspects of its operations.
The overarching discussion was in respect of the recently-developed FIBA Asia Development Plan which was launched earlier in the month and there was an overwhelmingly positive and appreciative response from the FIBA Asia Central Board to the plan.
With the key strapline of 'Four years to become a force', the main thrust of the plan is to provide all the stakeholders within the game with the necessary tools required, to develop the sport in their respective national federations.
Targeting the primary areas of administration, coaching and technical-related matters, a robust programme of various seminars and clinics will be among the main vehicles used to deliver the plan.
The meeting also considered upcoming events during the current calendar year, with members expressing their confidence that the standard of basketball to be seen is likely to show an improvement in comparison to editions of the corresponding events during previous years.
The FIBA Asia Central Board also reviewed and considered the various recommendations made by the FIBA Asia Permanent Committees on a diverse range of issues.
The draw for the upcoming FIBA Asia 3x3 events was also concluded at the meeting, which was attended by FIBA President Yvan Mainini and FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member Patrick Baumann.