Boris Diaw to become president of Levallois Metropolitans

2019-04-20T23:37:18+00:00 2019-04-20T23:37:32+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

20/Apr/19 23:37

After Tony Parker, another French basketball great assumes the presidency of a Pro A club.

By Eurohoops team/

Former NBA champion and longtime captain of the French national team Boris Diaw will become the new president of French First Division club Levallois Metropolitans in the upcoming weeks.

Per Le Parisien, Diaw is expected to be selected unanimously for the position. “It’s a very interesting challenge for him and great news for French basketball,” Bourg-en-Bresse GM Fabrice Pacquelet said. From 2010 to 2017, Diaw had been the president and shareholder of lower division club JSA Bordeaux but he quit in 2017.

Now Diaw, who played with Levallois Metropolitans in the last season of his career before his retirement last September, will be appointed the president of a Pro A club. A role that is currently held also by his friend and longtime teammate in the French national team Tony Parker in ASVEL Villeurbanne.

“Having another club president of such fame after Tony Parker can only be beneficial,” Pacquelet commented.

Levallois Metropolitans is currently 10th in the Pro A standings with a 14 – 14 record.