Sports news | Basketball: BFI brings back Scott Fleming as head coach of the men's national team

Chennai, June 9 (PTI) The Basketball Federation of India has reinstated Scott Fleming as head coach of the men's national team after its annual general meeting here.

In addition, he will also strengthen training infrastructure in his country, the sport's governing body announced on Sunday.

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Fleming, who also served as the head coach of the Indian basketball team between 2012 and 2015, was previously the NBA's senior director of basketball operations in India.

Prior to working in India, he also served as a senior assistant coach from 2010 to 2012 for the Texas Legends, the developmental league team of the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association.

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Under Fleming's leadership, India won gold at the South Asian Championships (2014 and 2015) and gold at the 2014 Lusophone Games.

Initially, he also served as the head coach at Nyack College and Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and has also coached in Sweden, Poland, Africa, Mexico and Jamaica.

Discussions are also underway to appoint a special coach for the 3×3 team.

Meanwhile, Sports Federation of India President Aadhav Arjuna highlighted that the board has a vision for the Indian team to immediately participate in the Asian and Olympic Games in the next eight years.

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