April 18, 2001
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has named Santa Clara University men's basketball coach Dick Davey to its board of directors. Davey will serve under the leadership of 2001-02 NABC President and University of Kansas men's basketball coach Roy Williams to protect the best interests of the game, coaches and student-athletes.
"Dick has shown tremendous dedication to basketball and his student-athletes throughout his career in this sport," said Williams. "As Guardians of the Game, the NABC and its members see coaches as mentors who exhibit four core values, leadership, advocacy, service and education. Dick has exemplified these values and we are proud to name him to our board of directors."
Davey will enter his 10th season as the head coach of the Bronco men's basketball program in 2001-2002 with a 160-102 overall record. He has posted three 20-win seasons, including a 20-12 mark in 2000-2001. He has compiled an 80-29 record at home in his nine seasons for a .734 winning percentage and is the West Coast Conference's winningest active coach. Previous to his appointment as head coach, Davey served as an assistant on the Bronco staff for 15 seasons.
"The NABC has a lot of issues on its plate, ranging from the NCAA's recommendation to eliminate exempt tournaments/certified events to the amateurism deregulation legislation," said Jim Haney, NABC executive director. "With the knowlege of the game and the genuine concern for student-athletes that Dick possesses, the board will benefit immediately from having him serve as a director to this association."
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Overland Park, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary University of Kansas basketball coach. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently claims nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches. Associate memberships also are afforded to athletic directors, conference commissioners, faculty members, officials and high school coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today's student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership can be found at www.nabc.com.