Years ago

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.
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Years ago

Interesting, whilst having a secure financial future is hugely important, what about other directions and initiatives. And whilst promoting from inside has advantages in knowing current knowledge, I reckon most would have been wanting someone from outside with fresh ideas to lead bsa in better direction, not just some accountant balancing the ledger. Good luck but feels pretty underwhelming.

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Years ago

Anon, your post was underwhelming. Stand up with a solution and a suggestion, rather than bag the current leaders.

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Years ago

someone from outside with fresh ideas to lead bsa in better direction
Does that have anything to do with Adelaide Basketball? The article in the OP (I'm assuming it's an article, it's not sourced) implies otherwise.

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This has nothing to do with BSA.

Adelaide Basketball run the 36ers and Lightning.

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Years ago

My bad, saw new CEO replacement and thought it was to do with Hubbard, my apologies.

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Years ago

Does this mean we might get a merchandise store on the website this year now?

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Years ago

Marcus is always the Wong man for the job.

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Years ago

Strong financial focus. Hope Joe [& Marcus, who apparently wears both hats] can ensure the basketball issues are addressed too.

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