FIBA, NBA and Euroleague meet to reunite European basketball | A final agreement may be in the interest of the Argentine national team
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the North American League (NBA) and the Euroleague on Friday admitted that the connection “to talk about unifying European basketball,” which has been broken since the Euroleague split in 2000. The final agreement could benefit the Argentine national team, as it will be Eliminate the conflict in the calendar that prevents them from having Euroleague players in the World Cup qualifier windows.
“The mid-September meeting was held to discuss the unification of European basketball,” the International Basketball Association said in a statement, on the initiative of the International Basketball Federation and in the presence of the Euroleague. The Euroleague organizes the private and almost closed competition which is currently the most popular continental tournament in Europe.
“As a key agent in the growth of our sport and a long-time collaborator of the International Basketball Federation, the National Basketball Association was invited and participated in the meeting,” the International Basketball Federation added, in response to a report from the Spanish sports newspaper. Marker, which on Thursday announced plans to create the NBA Europe.
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“European and world basketball is about to suffer an unprecedented earthquake in the history of its competitions. As you know MarkerAnd the NBA and FIBA have already begun negotiating the creation of NBA Europe, the European division of the best league in the world. And the Spanish sports newspaper explained that “the negotiations are on the right track for this section, so that we can see the light in the near future.”
While he admitted the meeting, the Euroleague denied the information in the Spanish newspaper about the possibility of creating the NBA in Europe. “The issues discussed at that meeting never included the creation of an EBA division in Europe,” the EBA said in a statement.
Without clearly specifying the details of the project, Marca indicated that the new competition would replace the European League but would not be integrated into the current North American Championship. Regardless of whether the project bears the prestigious NBA seal or not, the tripartite agreement will put an end to coincidences in the calendar between Euroleague and FIBA matches, which sometimes lead to scheduling conflicts and prevent national teams from having the best basketball. Players in the World Cup qualifiers windows.