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Volume 7 No. 149
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New Basketball Australia CEO Jerril Rechter Sees 'Big Things' Ahead

New Basketball Australia CEO Jerril Rechter can "see big things" ahead of the game in this country but her first goal is "make a quick transition into the sport," according to Roy Ward of THE AGE. The current VicHealth CEO and Australian Football League side Western Bulldogs director will take on the CEO role from mid-March, succeeding Anthony Moore, who ended his four-year tenure last year, and interim CEO Paul Maley. She enters the organization just months before three of the biggest events in BA's history, starting with the Australian Boomers vs. Team USA games at Marvel Stadium in August, the FIBA World Cup in China and the Boomers and the Opals "chasing medals" at Tokyo 2020. Rechter, like those who have come before her, "sees a sport with major opportunities in front of it" but she wants to look over the state of the game first before "mapping out" how they can "make the most" of having world-class players like Ben Simmons and Liz Cambage along with an ever-growing participation base (THE AGE, 2/20).