Yao Ming resigns as head of Chinese Basketball Association…match-fixing fallout likely

Yao Ming (43), the president of the Chinese Basketball Association, has resigned.

“The Chinese Basketball Association did not explain the reason for Yao Ming’s resignation, but the board of directors of the Chinese Basketball Association said that new leadership was needed,” the Associated Press reported on 25th (Korea time).

Yao Ming is 229cm tall and has been described as a “walking Great Wall”. He joined the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 2002 and retired in 2011, becoming an eight-time All-Star. After retiring, he served as head coach of Shanghai before becoming president of the Chinese Basketball Association in 2017.메이저사이트

Yao Ming’s resignation was prompted by the recent match-fixing scandal. In last month’s playoffs, Jiangsu led 100-96 with 1:36 left in regulation, but a flurry of mistakes allowed Shanghai to score 10 points and lose 104-108. The Chinese Basketball Association launched an investigation and found evidence of match-fixing. Shanghai and Jiangsu’s records for the 2022-2023 season were erased, they were excluded from the playoffs, and they were fined RMB 5 million and the coaching staffs of both teams were banned for five years.

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