NCAA Commission Press Release Final

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From: Shannon York, Chief of Staff, Condoleezza Rice
Date: Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 8:49 AM
Subject: Commission on College Basketball – Report Delivery
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Coach McGannon,

Hope this note finds you well. Condi delivered the Commission on College Basketball’s recommendations to the NCAA just now and she wanted to be sure you received a copy of the report, the recommendations and the press release containing her remarks from the press conference. Additionally, here is the link to the Commission’s website where this all will live:

On behalf of Condi and the Commission on College Basketball, thank you for your help, insight, and input during this process. Putting the “college” back in college basketball has been and will continue to be a collaborative effort for all those who care about the futures of student-athletes. Thank you again for your willingness to help contribute to this ever important effort.


Shannon York

  • Chief of Staff, Office of Condoleezza Rice
  • Hoover Institution, Stanford University

From Page 8-Take the time and read the full report

“The Commission’s third strategic area of focus relates to mitigating non-scholastic basketball’s sometimes harmful influence on college basketball. The corruption we observed in college basketball has its roots in youth basketball. Put frankly, youth basketball in this country is ungoverned space. There are good programs – but there are too many that condone illicit behavior.

The Commission recommends the NCAA take short and long-term actions to reform non-scholastic basketball and disassociate itself and its member institutions from the aspects of non-scholastic basketball where transparency and ethical behavior cannot be assured. We believe non-scholastic basketball must be reformed by making its finances transparent. In the short term, we recommend the NCAA promptly adopt and enforce rigorous criteria for certifying the non-scholastic basketball events that its coaches attend. To certify a non-scholastic basketball event, the owners, event operators, sponsors and coaches for the event must agree to financial transparency.”

An example of non-scholastic basketball run amok.

Parents-THINK, please.  THINK.  

Please take the time to read this Press Release.  It’s written by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, with notable assistance from David Robinson, Grant Hill and other well known players, coaches and university administrators.  Basics is proud to have participated in the compilation of the report.

As discussed in the findings, at the root of the problem is Youth Basketball.  We take our position in the community with your children very seriously.  We believe the current youth basketball model is wrong on many fronts.  The report details these problems and offers concrete steps to help solve them.

This report is COMPLETELY IN LINE with our thinking, approach and execution.

Call 616 402-1600 or e-mail with any questions or input.

Coach Jim McGannon