The British Basketball Association announced veteran sports and entertainment exec MATT WILLIAMS as the organization's director of basketball operations. Williams will oversee the league's arena relationships, scheduling, all on-court activities, game operations and player personnel matters. Williams has more than 25 years of experience in sports and entertainment, including sports franchise management, new business development, venue management, marketing, broadcasting, and media and community relations (BBA). ... Int'l Handball Federation President HASSAN MOUSTAFA has been re-elected with more than 90% of all votes. IHF VP MIGUEL ROCA MAS of Spain and Treasurer SANDI SOLA of Croatia "will also retain their positions for the next four years period." The only new member in the exec committee is Czech representative FRANTISEK TABORSKY (GULF TIMES, 10/26). ... Arabian Gulf League Al Jazira has hired WALTER ZENGA to replace LUIS MILLA as coach. Zenga previously coached UAE sides Al Ain and Al Nasr and Serie A clubs Catania and Palermo. He took charge starting Friday "after completing a 20-month deal" (THE NATIONAL, 10/25).
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