The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Scott Fleming, former India men’s national team head coach, has joined NBA India as Head of Basketball Operations. He will oversee the league’s youth and elite basketball development in India, including the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program, NBA Academy India and NBA Basketball School.
He has 25 years collegiate coaching experience, including 20 seasons as head coach and athletic director at Mount Vernon Nazarene University (Ohio), where he won two National Coach of the Year awards and a Christian College National Championship. Basketball in India is poised for significant growth, and the NBA has done a tremendous job increasing participation in the sport in India. I am thrilled to be back in India, a country that holds a special place in my heart, to help expand the NBA initiatives and the talent level across the country.
The NBA Academy India, an elite basketball training centre at Jaypee Greens Integrated Sports Complex for the top male and female prospects, officially opened May 9 for top elite male prospects from throughout the country. It builds on the NBA’s existing basketball and youth development initiatives in India.