USA Basketball seeking new home

Oct 25, 2007 - 3:24 PM COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (Ticker) -- USA Basketball is house hunting.

The national governing body for men's and women's basketball in the United States is inviting cities to make their pitch to be its new home as it considers moving its headquarters and national training facilities.

The body has been based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, since January 1979, having moved there from Jacksonville, Illinois.

Now seeking a "single, state-of-the-art location" for its executive and training operations, USA Basketball has sent out a request for proposal (RFP), and has already had interest from more than 20 cities.

"Over the years we have been approached by various cities interested in serving as the new headquarters of USA Basketball" said Val Ackerman, president of USA basketball. "The RFP process will help us determine whether we can forge a long-term partnership that will be in the best interests of USA Basketball, the host city and the sport itself.

"We are very pleased with the strong interest we have received thus far from cities across the country, and we appreciate their recognition and support of our mission to enhance the sport of basketball locally, in the United States and around the world."

Cities have until December 20 this year to get their proposals in, and USA Basketball is hoping to be able to announce its decision next summer.

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