It’s perhaps the toughest basketball tournament in the country: the national tournament for the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics), which starts on March 18 in historic Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.
We’re joined this week by the President and CEO of the NAIA, Jim Carr. We talk hoops, leadership, the relationship between the NAIA and the NCAA, and Jim takes a swing at our “Pregame Batting Practice” questions.
Jim Carr joined the NAIA in July 1998 as Managing Director and General Counsel and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, while retaining the title of General Counsel, in 2000. In September 2006 Carr became the seventh President and Chief Executive Officer of the NAIA.
Before joining the NAIA, Jim practiced law in Birmingham, Ala. from 1994-1998. His primary areas of practice were public finance, and corporate and intellectual property. He also worked in the athletics development office and served as Director of Licensing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) from 1989-1991.
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