For Episode 13 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we got the opportunity to sit down with British Basketball Federation (BBF) Chairman, Nick Humby.
Having come into the post on January 1st 2016, Humby has spent his time spearheading the new vision and strategy document ‘Transforming Basketball in Britain Together‘ that was released last week, which aims to shape the future of the basketball across the UK for the next 12 years.
Humby spoke with us for almost an hour and a half to discuss:
His background before taking the BBF Chairman role
Why he decided to take on the mammoth task of transforming British basketball
Why he believes culture is the most important thing to change the sport
How this new strategy document is going to be different to previous strategies that have failed
Why the BBF were forced to release the vision document earlier than they would have liked
The current funding situation of the BBF and how they have until March to secure more money
How the BBF plans to apply for UK Sport funding as an emerging sport before the end of June
Why the GB Senior Men’s games in September are important to symbolise a fresh beginning
The plans for the professional league operating license moving forward
What will happen to teams & organisations that do not buy into the new standards and vision for basketball
The six outcomes that the BBF wants to focus on in the long term
The top ten strategic priorities the BBF believes will be key to developing the sport in Britain
Why the BBF has chosen for GB’s three home games to be played at the Copper Box
How he has become more hands on than he would have liked and inadvertently become the voice of the sport
What will happen with the structure and delivery of the sport when the BBF becomes the official FIBA member in October 2016
And much, much, more!
There was so much we didn’t get the chance to go into, but hopefully, there is plenty of value in here to begin with – I have no doubt we will speak with Nick again at some point in the future.
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