Archive for October, 2012

Dinesh Thapa, Secretary General of Nepal Basketball Association is now FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Certified Manager. FIBA has awarded the certificate of “FIBA Certified Manager” to Dinesh Thapa after he completed the 10-module FIBA ACADEMY manager program.

Nepal Basketball Association Secretary General Dnesh Thapa with FIBA (International Basketball Federation) President Mr Yvan Mainini

10 module that were part of the FIBA ACADEMY Managers program were; Constitution & Planning Strategy, Administration, IT & Finance, Eligibility & Transfer of Players, Facilities, Ethics, Branding & Sponsorship, Media, Events Strategy, Events Operation, Branding & Promotion and National Federation Development.  Assessment was made after the completion of the program.

Dinesh is one of the first 5 basketball administrators of the world to be certified as the “Certified FIBA MANAGER” by FIBA. Dinesh along with Mary Ann Carlos of Guam, Chris Clearly of Scotland, Regan Kama and Judy Smith of FIBA Oceania were the first five individuals to receive the certificate of “FIBA CERTIFIED Manager” from FIBA and FIBA ACADEMY. And Dinesh is the first person from ASIA to be certified as the FIBA Manager.

Dinesh who holds the position of Executive Member of South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) executive committee was recently appointed in the FIBA ASIA 3×3 committee member and coordinator of SABA 3×3 basketball.

The qualification of “Certified FIBA Manager” obtained by Dinesh will be helpful for the development of basketball in Nepal and the qualification will  be helpful for the better management and administration of Nepal Basketball Association.

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VERY IMPORTANT: Players who want to participate in the National 3×3 championships or FIBA ASIA & FIBA 3×3 events, tours and Championships; It is COMPULSORY for players to register in . It is one of the major criteria. It will be strictly implemented from 1st Jan 2013. So hurry up, register yourself in The 3×3 basketball is going digital. Please register or your will regret.

Samakhushi ´A´ clinched the title of the Magic Moment Nakhipot Open Basketball Tournament on Friday in the boys´ section. Samakhushi defeated Premier College 58-56 in the final. Sunil Gurung scored 16 points for the winning team.

With the win, Samakhushi bagged Rs 30,000 while Premier received Rs 15,000. In the women´s section, Prime defeated Gurukul 36-33 in another closely contested match for the title. The winner and runner-up bagged Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively.

Himalayan Whitehouse lifted the title of the Akhil Cup Men´s National Basketball Championship on Friday defeating Morgan College 53-37 in the final. Rishi Robertson top scored 17 points in the match. He was also the top scorer of the tournament with a total of 125 points. The winning team bagged a purse of Rs 51,000 while the runner-up received Rs 30,000.

In the third place playoff, Prime College defeated Ace 46-28 in the match held at Minbhavan, Kathmandu. Prime received Rs 20,000. Altogether 83 teams had participated in the tournament.

South Asia Basketball Association (SABA), a sub-zone of Asian Basketball Federation (FIBA ASIA) has formed SABA 3×3 Basketball Committee to govern “3×3 basketball”  in SABA. Nepal Basketball Association Secretary General Mr. Dinesh Thapa heads the committee as the coordinator. Mr. Thapa is also the member of FIBA ASIA 3×3 basketball committee.

Dinesh Thapa during meeting at FIBA ASIA MID ZONE in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dinesh Thapa during meeting at FIBA ASIA MID ZONE in Colombo, Sri Lanka

SABA 3×3 Committee

Coordinator: Dinesh Thapa (Nepal)

Members: Mr. Ahmed Hafiz (Maldives), Mr. Tenxin Jamtsho (Bhutan) & Mr. Mizanur Rahman (Bangladesh)