Yao Ming, 43, has resigned as president of the Chinese Basketball Association.
“The Chinese Basketball Association did not provide a reason for Yao Ming’s resignation, but its board of directors said new leadership was needed,” the Associated Press reported on Aug. 25.
Yao Ming is 229 centimeters tall and has been called 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 the head coach of Shanghai before becoming president of the Chinese Basketball Association in 2017.메이저놀이터
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 committed a series of mistakes that 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 5 million yuan (approximately $900 million) and the coaching staffs of both teams were banned for five years.