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Magley Moving On

Released: July 02, 2017
By: NBL Canada Media

The National Basketball League of Canada announces that league commissioner David Magley has opted to move on after fulfilling his two year agreement in the position.
"After much prayer and consideration, I believe it is time for me to go home to my family and become a more engaged husband, father and grandfather.  I have been BLESSED with a loving wife, four amazing children and an ever expanding group of grandchildren, who I miss daily...
My time in Canada has been incredible. I was allowed the opportunity to help in a small way in the formative years of a wonderful basketball academy in Orangeville and work with dear friends to be the first GM/Head Coach of the A's, through my relationship with the Tipping family and I will be forever grateful for that.  
Next I spent (two) amazing years traveling one of the most beautiful countries on earth, listening to fans, working with a supportive ownership group, traveling through (35) markets in North America (on weekends) looking for talent & sharing the opportunity of playing in this great league, receiving direction from league President Vito Frijia & trying to stabilize and grow an incredible game in the homeland of the man who invented it.
Being from a relative small town in Indiana & having basketball as a passion, who could ask for more?
I hope we moved the ball a little and know that the best days are yet to come for the NBL Canada.  More importantly I hope that I was able to touch a few lives in the same manner in which I was blessed by so many.
Thank you owners, coaches, players, employees, volunteers, press and most importantly the wonderful fans...
Happy 150th anniversary Canada, was an honor to live in your amazing country!!!"
- David Magley NBL-C Commissioner '15-'17
League president, Vito Frijia is confident that strong candidates are available to replace Magley and expects to start a nation wide search immediately.
"The league is in the strongest position it has ever been and I am confident that with our board's direction the new commissioner will take us to even higher heights.
On a personal note, I know where we were when David assumed his role and appreciate all of his efforts to help us get where we are and am grateful for all he has done.  I believe I speak for all of our board members when I say he will always be a part of the NBL family and a dear friend to me and our London Lightning family as well" - Vito Frijia, NBL Canada President
About the National Basketball League of Canada
Heading into its seventh season, the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) was founded in 2011 and is Canada's longest standing professional domestic basketball league.  There are currently 11 teams with two divisions: Central and Atlantic.  The NBLC is committed to being one of the leading professional basketball leagues in the world.  The NBLC provides Canadian athletes, international athletes and coaches and officials the opportunity to participate in the game they love at the professional level.  The NBLC is also dedicated to raising the profile of the sport of professional basketball throughtout Canada by providing fans with an exciting and entertaining experience starting at a community level.
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