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Carol Callan to step down as USA Basketball’s Women’s National Team Director

Carol Callan receives her Naismith Trophy award in 2019 / @usabasketball

Carol Callan, director of the U.S. women’s national basketball team, will be stepping down after the Tokyo Olympics. 

Callan, who has held the role since 1995, will continue her four-year term as president of FIBA Americas after being elected to the position in 2019. 

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductee spoke with ESPN on Monday, saying that she has been thinking about stepping away for awhile, and probably would have done so last year if the Olympics had gone on as planned. 

“When you love something, it’s a little hard to think, ‘When do you draw that line?’ ” Callan told ESPN. “But I have the opportunity to delve into FIBA Americas position, plus still be on call as a consultant to help whoever the next person is. And also to continue to work on things I really enjoy, including 3 on 3 and other developmental things in the sport.”

With the next major competition for the U.S. senior women being the FIBA Women’s World Cup in 2022, USA Basketball will begin the search for her successor after the Olympics.