Former USOC leader takes job with wheelchair basketball

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Jim Scherr, the former CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, has been hired as interim executive director of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association.

The NWBA is the governing body for the U.S. paralympic team.

Scherr was an Olympic wrestler at the Seoul Games in 1988. He went on to serve as CEO of the USOC from 2005-09.

Afterward, he spent time as commissioner of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and also as chief operating officer of the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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