Yao Ming steps down as Chinese language Basketball Affiliation president: report

Asian basketball icon Yao Ming tendered his resignation because the chief of the Chinese language Basketball Affiliation on Thursday.

Per studies, there was no motive indicated in CBA’s on-line discover on why Yao stepped down from his place. The CBA board of administrators as a substitute famous their deep appreciation of the Chinese language nice’s seven years of management.

CBA vp Xu Jicheng was appointed to inherit the managing baton from Yao. Jicheng previously served as a senior reporter of the Sports activities Division of Xinhua Information Company, and in addition held the deputy director place of varied media arms of China’s earlier Olympic coverages.

Yao, an eight-time NBA All-Star and a member of Naismith Basketball Corridor of Fame Class of 2016, was credited for spearheading the basketball league in direction of business success since his takeover in 2017. However the scandalous game-fixing incident final month between Jiangsu Dragons and Shanghai Sharks in the end tarnished the CBA’s repute below his watch, which resulted in extreme punishments and suspensions for gamers, officers and executives concerned.

As a FIBA Ambassador and consultant of the Chinese language nationwide basketball program, the towering ex-Houston Rockets star was seen in attendance within the final 2023 World Cup Attract Manila.

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