01august

Krzysztof Koralewski Named New League Director Of Officiating

FIBA commissioner and instructor Krzysztof Koralewski has been appointed head of the VTB United League officiating department. The highly-respected national instructor is known for his work as a FIBA referee and, since 1998, as FIBA commissioner at top international tournaments. Koralewski has also worked with the VTB United League as a member of the review committee since its creation.

As head of the League's officiating department, Koralewski will oversee the officiating, communicate with international basketball organizations and national federations on matters of officiating, and regularly serve as an inspector at games.

- In Koralewski, our League has received a very experienced specialist with a deep knowledge of basketball and, specifially, officiating, - noted VTB United League general director Ilona Korstin. - Koralewski's success as FIBA commissioner at three world championships and the Olympic Games proves that point. Of equal importance is the fact that Koralewski is familiar with our league, the officiating in past seasons and various problems, having served as a member of the League's review committee since its creation. His terrific resume and professionalism will help the VTB United League reach a new level in its management of the officiating.

- I'm happy to join such a major, progressing club competition, - said Koralewski. - I've been in contact with the VTB United League fora long time. For that reason, I'm confident that this will be a productive and interesting collaboration. In my many years of work as a referee and commissioner I established connections with many professionals, who were engaged in developing officiating in their countries and international leagues. I'm confident that will help me in my new responsibilities with the League.

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Krzysztof Koralewski was born in Kielce (Poland) on September 17, 1947.
He began officiating at the national level in 1967.
He worked as a FIBA referee from 1979-1998.
As a referee, he took part in the 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympic qualifying tournaments, 1997 European championships, 1989 and 1991 European women's championships, as well as the 1994 women's world championships.
Since 1998, he has been a FIBA commissioner and national instructor. In this role, he was served at the 2008, 2010 and 2014 world championships as well as the 2012 Olympic Games.

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