This is CEBL

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We are a nation of passionate sports fans. It makes us proud, and ultimately it defines who we are. We are bringing together international pro ball players with Canadian elite players to form a new league.


Starting with six teams across the country, the CEBL is modelled after successful international professional leagues.  We use FIBA rules for a fast paced, entertaining GAME. Better yet, we are a pro league that plays in the summer, so get ready for great ball, food, music and entertainment.

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CEBL League Office

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Mike Morreale

Chief Executive Officer

A sports, business and community leader, Mike Morreale is the CEO of the Canadian Elite Basketball League.  Former pro football player, Mike played 12 years in the CFL, eight with his hometown Hamilton Tiger Cats. He was awarded the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian in 1998, Grey Cup Canadian MVP in 1999, and in 2000 was given the Tom Pate Memorial Award for outstanding sportsmanship and contributions to his team, community and association.  He was a player rep and CFLPA executive during his playing days and served as the VP of Marketing until subsequently elected as the ninth CFLPA President in May 2012.  He has served in several prominent roles in the business community and also works as a broadcaster for TSN, Sportsnet, and TicatsTV.


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LEE GENIER

President & Chief Operating Officer, Western Operations

A passion for sports, community and success, Lee is the President & COO, Western Operations for the Canadian Elite Basketball League. His deep sports management experience includes 19 years with the Calgary Stampeders, where he held the Position of Senior Vice President, Business Operations and earned three Grey Cup rings during his tenure. In 2010, Lee joined the Board of Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton where he led the organization to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, which saw a gold medal winning run in Bobsleigh. In 2015, Lee brought the Saskatchewan Rush and professional lacrosse to the Province winning back-to-back NLL championships in 2015 and 2016. This success earned Genier 2016 NLL Executive of the Year.


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John LaSHWAY

Executive Vice-President, Strategy & Communications

A veteran sports management executive, John Lashway is the President of the Hamilton team and EVP, Strategy and Communications for the CEBL. With 22 years of senior management experience in the National Basketball Association and 10 in the National Hockey League, John helped launch the Toronto Raptors in 1995 following nine years with the Portland Trail Blazers. John played a key role in the merger of the Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs that formed Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., which he served as a senior vice president until leaving to start Lashway Consulting Group in 2008.  For the past 10 years he has delivered business, communications, brand development, and community engagement strategies to organizations in numerous industries across the United States and Canada. The CEBL has named Lashway as President of the Hamilton Professional Basketball Club. 


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GLENN YOUNG

Executive Vice-President, Sales & Marketing

With a long career in sports management, marketing and sponsorships, Glenn is the EVP, Sales and Marketing for the Canadian Elite Basketball League. Throughout his career, Glenn has held leadership positions with consumer lifestyle brands, agencies and management firms bringing his brand, sales and marketing expertise to the sports and lifestyle industries.  For over 10 years, he was a Senior Vice President at International Management Group (IMG) a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 30 countries around the world.


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Greg Francis

Head of Basketball

As Head of Basketball for the CEBL, Greg will play an important role in the league’s player acquisition strategy and basketball operations.  Greg is the Manager of Men’s High Performance at Canada Basketball.  A former national team player, Greg has played in many Olympic and international basketball competitions, following his NCAA career at Fairfield University.  His national coaching experience includes serving as head coach of the Canadian Junior Men’s National Team and as an assistant coach of the Canadian Senior Men’s National Team. Earlier in his career, he was also the head basketball coach of the University of Alberta, Golden Bears and the University of Waterloo Warriors men’s teams.


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JOSH KNOESTER

Vice-President, League Operations

As VP, League Operations Josh plays a vital role in overseeing the day-to-day business operations of the CEBL. A graduate of Brock University's top-rated Sport Management Program, Josh looks forward to contributing to the start-up of Canada's newest professional sports entity. Before his time with the CEBL, Josh was a major part of the Leadership Team that founded the Niagara River Lions Professional Basketball Club. After the organization's inception, Josh served in a number of Director level roles within the River Lions' organization, including time spent as the franchise's Director of Corporate Partnerships & Sales. His passion for sport and community will be a key asset in delivering the unique offering that the CEBL has for Canadian sport and entertainment fans.