KANSAS CITY, Mo. – NABC Executive Director Craig Robinson has released a statement following publication of the NCAAA Division I Transformation Committee’s final report and recommendations.
“The NABC commends the Transformation Committee on the release of its formal recommendations, and extends gratitude to the Committee for welcoming NABC input throughout its review process. The NABC was particularly encouraged by the Committee’s recommendation to establish Sport Management Committees to oversee individual sports. Legislative and policy-making autonomy for Division I men’s basketball was central to the NABC’s feedback to the Committee, and we continue to believe such a model is imperative for the future of our sport. The NABC urges the NCAA Division I Board of Directors to swiftly adopt this recommendation, and in doing so, better position all sports to address their unique challenges and opportunities. We also look forward to further engaging with our member coaches and college athletics leaders on the report’s additional recommendations.”