Clark appointed interim Performance Director at British Basketball

Clark appointed interim Performance Director at British Basketball
By Sportsbeat

28/08/2017 at 12:55Updated

Mark Clark hopes to see British Basketball realise its potential after being appointed as the organisation's Performance Director on an interim basis.

His appointment comes following the departure of Rohan West.

Board member Clark, who will remain in his role as director, has worked closely with Great Britain coaches throughout the summer and will continue as Academy Director at Barking Abbey.

A former head coach of the women's and junior national teams, Clark is eager to see Great Britain compete against the best during his tenure as Performance Director.

"I've always believed that we have the potential to compete and win. Realising our potential will require the whole sport to be on the same page which I am confident we will be," he said.

"It is a privilege to be asked to take on this role. To compete with the best on a regular basis is going to take a huge and sustained effort.

"If I can contribute to building the culture and the structures to enable the sport to develop, then I will feel I've made a positive contribution."

British Basketball chief executive, Lisa Wainwright, is confident that Clark is the right man for the job due to his extensive experience in the sport.

"Mark's knowledge of the UK game as a whole, as well as his international experience, make him an ideal fit for this role as we look to build on the start made over the last few months," she added.

"We will be adding to the elite level basketball experience on the board over the next few months."

"Having helped to set commercial activity on track, I am sorry to see Rohan West leave after an outstanding six months in his interim role.

"He will be missed but in conjunction with our partners, we will continue to develop the game's commercial future." Sportsbeat 2017