Basketball Australia is proud to announce today the appointment of former NBL legend Wayne Carroll to the newly-created position of High Performance General Manager.
Sengstock said Carroll’s appointment was another significant advance for the sport and another example of basketball’s commitment to the reform process and its adherence to the recommendations of the High Performance review.
“Wayne will hit the ground running with his first task to review the elite pathways from club through to Olympic level,” Sengstock said. “Too many of our young stars are lost to other sports because we don’t offer a logical pathway for them to achieve their aspirations to make a career out of playing the game that they love – basketball. By fixing this aspect of our sport, we will retain more players at the elite levels while encouraging younger players through the aspiration to emulate their heroes. This is a critical initial focus for Wayne that will have significant benefit to the grassroots of the sport.
“Wayne Carroll is the perfect fit for this role, as he has a wealth of knowledge about elite basketball combined with significant business and people management skills,” Sengstock added. “We are lucky to have him further strengthen BA’s senior management team.”
Carroll played 287 games of NBL basketball, representing Coburg from 1980-86 and North Melbourne from 1987-90. He is a member of the NBL Hall of Fame and a two-time Olympian, having represented Australia in 149 international games. He was a member of the Australian Boomers at the 1984 (Los Angeles) and 1988 (Seoul) Olympic Games, as well as the 1982 and 1986 World Championships. Carroll joins BA from his own promotional business, Carroll Promotions, having accumulated over 20 years of commercial experience.