THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DON CASEY AS VICE CHAIR OF THE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL FITNESS AND SPORTS The President today announced his intent to appoint Don Casey as
Vice Chair of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
Mr. Don Casey, of Collingswood, New Jersey is currently Head Coach of the New Jersey Nets. Under his direction, the Nets compiled a 13-17 record in the 1998-1999 season. He has been a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports since 1994. Mr. Casey began his NBA career in 1982 as an assistant for the Chicago Bulls and later served as assistant for the Los Angeles Clippers. Mr. Casey coached at the collegiate level at Temple University and became head coach in 1973. He took the 1980-1981 Temple Owls team to Tokyo, Japan to play in the first-ever NCAA game outside the United States. Mr. Casey coached an East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-Star team on a tour of Yugoslavia after the 1978-1979 season. His reputation for coaching against zone defenses prompted him to write his book Temple of Zones. Since 1995 he has served on the Committee of Friends of the Secret Service. Mr. Casey was named Vice-President of the NBA Coaches Association in 1993, an association that handles benefits and pension issues of past and present coaches.
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS) advises the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the ways and means of enhancing opportunities for participation in physical fitness and sports activities. Council members also provide visibility to the cause of physical fitness by their participation in events, conferences and similar activities.