Basketball: Breakers CEO set to depart

Breakers CEO Richard Clarke. Photo / www.photosport.nz
Breakers CEO Richard Clarke. Photo / www.photosport.nz

Long-time New Zealand Breakers CEO Richard Clarke is set to be leaving the franchise at the end of the ANBL season.

The Breakers are holding a press conference at midday tomorrow to reveal a "significant announcement" - believed to be the departure of Clarke at the end of the 2015-2016 season.

Clarke is one of the club's foundation members, originally coming on board under Michael Redman as the marketing director for the club, before transitioning to being the general manager two seasons later.

He has been a key part of the Breakers' success on the court and stability off it, as they brought home four titles.

Fairfax Media are reporting that Clarke is set to join the Brisbane Bullets, who already have former Breakers personnel Andrej Lemanis and CJ Bruton on staff, and reportedly have a big budget to spend on signing big-name players.

In the past, Clarke turned down a chance to become the chief executive of the Blues rugby franchise, citing unfinished business with the Breakers.

The Breakers are currently in fifth on the ANBL ladder with a 11-10 record, having lost their last four games.

- NZ Herald

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