Team USA will welcome Seattle Storm star Sue Bird and Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant to the federation board of directors and retired general Martin Dempsey as president of American basketball.
Dempsey served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Barack Obama.
He is the second person to be re-elected for consecutive Olympic cycles, following in Jerry Colangelo’s footsteps.
Dempsey will remain in the role until the Paris 2024 Olympics.
He mentioned how proud he was of the United States team and called the USAB run a “remarkable achievement”, including the team’s gold medals in basketball, basketball. women’s ball and women’s 3 × 3 at the Tokyo Games.
“We remain determined and enthusiastic about winning and we are once again dedicated to representing our country with honor in international competitions,” said Dempsey.
Durant and Bird are among the five selected athlete representatives.
The jury is made up of all the gold medalists.
For this cycle, the number of people on the set has increased from 11 to 15 people.
Alongside Bird and Durant, Team USA also added Seimone Augusts, Jennifer Azzi and current NBA player Harrison Barnes.
Other new board members include Bethany Donaphin, WNBA League Operations Manager, Gloria Nevarez, West Coast Conference Commissioner, Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of High School Associations, and John Rogers Jr., President and Co-CEO of Ariel Investments.
The other members of the Team USA board of directors are remnants of the more recent Olympic cycle, including NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, NBA Senior Vice President of International Operations Kim Bohuny, Vice President of the NBA NCAA senior basketball president Dan Gavitt, Stanford athletic director Bernard Muir, and the Texas executive. Senior Assistant Sports Director Chris Plonsky.