Jorge Garbajosa (Torrejon de Ardoz, 1977) has officially become the new president of FIBA Europe today, which makes him the Spaniard with the most important managerial position in the history of basketball. The one who was still president of the FEB, where the electoral process will now be opened, aspired to the position together with the French Jean-Pierre Siutat, 64 years old, his counterpart in the French federation.
the former player it was voted on by the FIBA Europe Assembly in Munich. The presidents of the 50 national federations voted. Garbajosa, as a candidate, had to delegate his vote, which was executed by the general secretary, Gabriel Rodríguez de la Paz. Elisa Aguilar, who aspires to be his replacement at the head of the FEB, was in charge of presenting Garbajosa as a candidate.
The election of Garbajosa as president of FIBA Europe will open a new era in the FEB after seven years of the Madrid presidency. Aguilar, director of competitions for the FEB, has already expressed her intention to run for office and become the first woman in the history of Spanish basketball. As August is not a business month, the presidential elections should be in June or July so that the National Team would go to the World Cup with the president.
Jorge Garbajosa leaves the presidency of the FEB with the absolute men’s team champion of Europe, the world and number one in the world ranking. He will also be the next FIBA world president by rotation.