It would seem that our senior partner, Tim DiPiero, continues to refuse to retire from his long-standing athletic pursuits. While he loves to play and compete in golf and pickleball and an annual bocce tournament, playing basketball still remains his favorite sport. Inspired over the last 25 years by guys like Nemo Nearman, Keith Holmes, Pete White and Bob Johnson, among several other veteran ballers, Tim, at the “young” age of 74 has been a part of some winning championships of late.
Teaming with his brother, Bill, and occasionally with former Huntington St. Joe and Marshall University player, Greg Imperi, as well as friends from around the country, he has been on basketball teams in the past several months that have won three gold medals. Playing in the 70-74 age division, his Brothers 70 team won a national 3 on 3 tournament at The Huntsman Games in October in St. George, Utah and in May, a 5 on 5 full-court Masters Basketball Association tournament in Coral Springs, Florida, which is reputed to be the best senior basketball tournament in the country. Then, on June 17, 2023, his USA 70 team went 5-0 in the full-court European Senior Basketball Championship in Albufeira, Portugal beating Lithuania in the finals by four points.
In both Florida and in Portugal his younger brother, Bill, was named MVP, which Tim readily admits his brother deserved. Given his competitive drive, particularly inside his family, rumors have it that such an admission is made with extreme reluctance.
In the photo above, you can see the championship team. To the right is a picture of his brother receiving the MVP award. If you’d like to watch the video of the game, you can check it out here. In the last minute of the clip, you will find Tim driving and scoring, and at the end, showing off the team’s championship award.