Basketball Archive


Basketball: Legendary Players To Help Pick Groups

Germany, Nov 16: Legendary, Seven of Europe’s all-time most prolific basketball players will help pick the First Round groups of EuroBasket 2013, at the Draw ceremony on Sunday, 18 November in Postojna Cave. The three official ambassadors of EuroBasket 2013, Slovenia’s Ivo Daneu, Rašo Nesterović and Peter Vilfan, will be joined on


FIBA Central Board gives green light

KUALA LUMPUR (Central Board), Nov 11: FIBA announced at its Central Board meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that it will go ahead and implement a new format and calendar of competition beginning in 2017. After being presented with the conclusions from the latest consultations with stakeholders – including a study of the


EuroLeague Women Final Eight 2013

Munich – Germany, Oct 30, 2012: The EuroLeague Women Final Eight 2013 will be hosted by the Russian city of Ekaterinburg and the local club UMMC, FIBA Europe announced on Tuesday. The season ending tournament of Europe’s best women’s basketball competition returns to the capital city of the Sverdlovsk Region after the


ESPN and FIBA sign multi rights agreement

GENEVA – Switzerland Oct 22, 2012: FIBA and ESPN today announced a multi-year, multi-platform (TV, internet and mobile) agreement, which includes the rights to more than 400 games across six tournaments from 2013-2015. The agreement covers the FIBA Americas Championships (2013, 2015), the EuroBaskets (2013, 2015), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2014)


Novak Appointed Secretary General

Munich – Germany, Oct 22, 2012: FIBA Europe has appointed 45-year-old former Czech international Kamil Novak as its new Secretary General. Novak was voted in by the FIBA Europe Board during its extraordinary meeting in Munich, Germany, on Saturday, October 20. He will replace Nar Zanolin who was relieved of his duties


FIBA appoints DSI by Inverleigh

GENEVA – FIBA, Oct 09, 2012: International Basketball Federation and Inverleigh Media Holdings (International Sports Media Company) today announced a new long-term partnership whereby Inverleigh will become the exclusive producer and international distributor of the official weekly television series ‘FIBA World Basketball’ starting in January 2013. DSI by Inverleigh, the dedicated distribution


EuroChallenge Regular Season Field Complete

Germany, Oct 03, 2012: Field Complete, Tofas SC Bursa, Gaz Metan Medias, Pizza Express Apollon and Joensuun Kataja clinched the last four available places in the EuroChallenge Regular Season on Tuesday. Gaz Metan produced the big upset of the Qualifying Round. The Romanian side had suffered a 69-67 home defeat to Ural


EuroBasket Women 2013 Draw Completed

Munich – Germany, Sept 21, 2012: The EuroBasket Women 2013 Draw took place on Friday in the storied UNESCO building in Paris, France. In front of a sizeable crowd of National Federation representatives, diplomats, coaches, media representatives and invited guests from across Europe, the 16 teams were drawn into four First Round


Miami Beach ready for FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final

MIAMI, USA (FIBA 3×3 World Tour) – Sept 19, 2012: The first edition of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour will draw to a close from 21-23 September, with Miami Beach seeing one of the 12 best 3×3 basketball teams crowned champions and pocket USD 30,000 of the USD 40,000 total prize pot.


Seedings For EuroBasket Women Announced

Munich – Germany, Sept 18, 2012: FIBA Europe has announced the seedings for the EuroBasket Women 2013 draw which will take place in Paris on Friday. Reigning European champions Russia are the highest-ranked team and in the top group of seeds alongside EuroBasket Women 2011 silver medallists Turkey, bronze medallists France and fourth-placed