Adelaide Basketball announces new leadership group
Adelaide Basketball has announced a new management team to lead the Adelaide 36ers and Adelaide Lightning into the future.
The club's current Chief Financial Officer, Asa Cowell, has been elevated to Chief Executive Officer, and specifically tasked by Club Chairman, Grant Kelley, with mapping out a financially secure future for professional basketball in South Australia. Cowell, whose prior role was as CFO for Kelley’s family investment group, Holdfast Assets, previously owned his own financial consulting firm.
In a move designed to provide for clear succession planning, the restructure will also see the club’s current General Manager of Operations and Basketball, Joe Tertzakian, promoted into the role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
Current Adelaide Lightning Assistant Coach, Marcus Wong, will also join the management team as General Manager of Adelaide Lightning. Wong boasts over 17 years of experience in the accounting industry and will continue in his role as Director of the Bluestone Accountants and Business Advisors. He has a strong basketball background, having been assistant coach of Adelaide Lightning for four seasons, and Head Coach of the Sturt Sabres Women’s ABA team for seven years, leading the club to dual championships.(Bold added.)