Basketball Operations Team Leader, NBA India
REQ ID : 6237 LOCATION :
Mumbai, Maharashtra, IN, 400051
Position Summary :
This position will be responsible for developing and managing Basketball Operations initiatives throughout India. In addition to the daily operations, this role will contribute to the development, administration, and execution of the NBA's global basketball strategy.
Major Responsibility :
Develop a sustainable grassroots infrastructure in key India markets.
Consult, design, and implement grassroots initiatives; school-based programs, youth leagues, 5x5 and 3x3 tournaments, coaching development clinics, and camps.
Provide basketball expertise to NBA India regarding basketball development, game operations, game administration, rules and regulations, player personnel, competitive matters (state of the game in India), and trends.
Support NBA India's New Business Development and Marketing Partnerships departments in designing and delivering basketball programming that supports business growth and long-term basketball improvement in India.
Guide basketball initiatives in India, particularly youth and coaching development and basketball marketing platforms and programs.
Drive youth basketball and coaching development strategies to support long-term growth of basketball in India.
Support FIBA with development of Coaching Certification program in India.
On-Court training and development of coaches and players Manage basketball research and development throughout India and provide reports and strategy based on key findings.
Manage key day-to-day relationships with the Basketball Federation of India, State Basketball Associations, Basketball clubs, government and other key stakeholders.
Develop and evolve relationships with the basketball community in India.
Work closely with other NBA offices to maximize opportunity and growth.
Oversee NBA India Basketball Operations budget, scheduling, and staffing.
Required Skills / Knowledge :
Prior coaching, playing, or team administration experience at the professional or collegiate level
Extensive experience with elite basketball (players, coaching, talent evaluation, on-court programming, etc.)
Extensive experience creating, planning, and executing all aspects of basketball development programs (clinics, camps, seminars, grassroots, etc.)
High level of connectivity in the India corporate community Ability to spot, recruit, and train talent in a highly evolving marketplace
A successful track record of developing, enhancing and maintaining strong working relationships with both internal and external clients
Ability to develop creative solutions which will meet the objectives of prospective partners
Knowledge of the NBA's international business and league operations
Strong project management and event management skills, with a demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple on-going projects
Basic knowledge of Marketing, TV and digital sales, merchandising and sponsorship and communications
Strategic thinker - able to shape, develop and execute the strategy for India region International thinker and operator - someone who is appreciative of other cultures and business practices, preferably with experience in India
Strong persuasive and negotiation skills
A credible communicator, adept at operating at Board level Commercially minded and results-driven
Excellent presentation skills
Ability to work well within a matrixed organization
A passion for basketball
BSc / BA (or equivalent) required - MBA preferred
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