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Basketball - 22 Jun 2004
Euroleague Basketball announced today an extension of its agreement with sports business consultant Marshall Glickman. Glickman has been a full-time consultant with the Euroleague since December, 2002. As part of the new agreement, Glickman will return to the United States, where he will launch a new consulting practice, G2 Strategic, LLC, but will make frequent trips to Europe.
Basketball - 17 Jun 2004
The FIBA Central Board, the supreme executive body of the International Basketball Federation, met over the weekend in Paris, France. Amongst a variety of items, the 20 members discussed the relation between national federations, clubs and leagues, changes to the official basketball rules, new qualification criteria for the Olympic Games and FIBA World Championships, regulations governing player agents and a new FIBA ethics code.
Basketball - 16 Jun 2004
An agreement was reached on Tuesday in Belgrade between the Adriatic League, the Basketball Federation of Serbia and Montenegro and some of the most important clubs of the country in relation to a new configuration for the regional competition. The mediation of Euroleague CEO Jordi Bertomeu during the meetings has proven decisive for the agreement, which guarantees the participation of the best teams from Serbia and Montenegro in the Adriatic League. The agreement calls for the Adriatic League t
Basketball - 02 Jun 2004
The FIBA Europe Executive Committee and Competitions Commission met in Munich on Friday 27th May, to discuss several issues concerning the EuroLeague Women and also the dates of the European Championships for Men and Women 2005.
Basketball - 26 May 2004
NEW YORK, May 25, 2004 -- The 2004 Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) season will be televised to record numbers worldwide, including games and programming reaching 188 countries through 66 telecasters and in 30 languages.
Basketball - 17 May 2004
The Czech Basketball Federation hosted the annual meeting of the FIBA Europe General Assembly on 15th – 16th May 2004 in Prague.
Basketball - 15 Apr 2004
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) convened last week in New York for a two-day workshop covering a variety of subjects of common interest. The topics included the participation of NBA players in official international competitions, the international transfer of players, the Basketball without Borders youth development camps in Asia, Africa and South America, women’s basketball, the upcoming Olympic Games and the global fight against dop
Basketball - 25 Feb 2004
The commission that, as the ULEB required, is in charge to develop two of the projects approved in the last club assembly (Roma, October 2003), the UNIFORM PLAYERS CONTRACT y el REGULATIONS OF THE ARBITRATION COMMISSION GOVERNING INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF PLAYERS IN THE ULEB COMPETITIONS, met in Barcelona coinciding with Euroleague Top 16 Draw.
Basketball - 01 Oct 2003
Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Cablevision Systems have entered into multi-year agreements with the National Basketball Association for distribution of NBA TV, the league’s 24-hour network, it was announced today by NBA Commissioner David Stern, Time Warner Cable Executive Vice President of Programming Fred Dressler, Cox Communications Vice President of Programming Bob Wilson and Cablevision Senior Vice President of Digital Project Management Kristin Dolan.
Basketball - 12 Sep 2003
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and its European Zone (FIBA Europe) have announced today that they will not be renewing their existing agreement with Sportfive which ends in December 2004.
Basketball - 02 Sep 2003
On Tuesday afternoon, the CEO of the Euroleague, Jordi Bertomeu, is traveling to Bologna with the objective of collecting the most information possible about the current situation of Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna following ratification by the Italian Basketball Federation (FIP) of the Italian League's decision to not admit Virtus into the top division of Italian basketball (A1).
Basketball - 15 Aug 2003
In an effort to further enhance the popularity of women’s basketball around the globe, FIBA will launch its inaugural Women’s World Cup this year.
Basketball - 27 May 2003
The World Championship for Junior Men has been moved from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Thessaloniki, Greece. Greece stepped forward to host the event due to the recent outbreak of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in the Asian region; the championship will take place on the dates foreseen, July 10 – 20, 2003.
Basketball - 19 May 2003
The ULEB wants to express its disappointment in the decision made by FIBA-Europe to not accept the agreement negotiated in recent months and wishes to clarify the following:
Basketball - 03 Apr 2003
Following the green light of the FIBA Central Board in November 2002, FIBA and its continental organizations have decided to enter a new era in a global and common effort to make FIBA more visible in the sports world through a new brand.
Basketball - 06 Mar 2003
Jordi Bertomeu, CEO of the Euroleague, took the opportunity of the regular season MVP trophy presentation to Joseph Blair of Ulker on Tuesday to speak for the first time to the media of Turkey at a pre-game press conference in Istanbul.
Basketball - 12 Feb 2003
Former New Zealand Olympic coach Keith Mair is so keen to get stuck into his new role as CEO of England Basketball he is planning to start work just minutes after arriving from the Southern Hemisphere.
Basketball - 18 Nov 2002
The Central Board of FIBA met on 16th and 17th November 2002 for the 2nd session during its 2003 – 2006 term of office in Geneva, Switzerland. The following decisions were made:
Basketball - 03 Oct 2002
FIBA Europe announced two key personnel moves today with the addition of Mr. Nar Zanolin as Assistant Executive Director and Mr. Kosta Iliev as Assistant Sport Director.
Basketball - 19 Jun 2002
The Central Board of FIBA met for its 9th session during the 1998 - 2002 term of office in Geneva, Switzerland on a very special occasion; as FIBA was founded on the 18th of June 1932 in Geneva.
Basketball - 12 Jun 2002
Recent developments at England Basketball including the resignation and suspension of the Chief Executive (Simon Kirkland), recent staff changes, the temporary appointment of Laszlo Nemeth as acting Deputy Chief Executive and the wish of Laszlo Nemeth, with support from the EB Board Members to communicate honestly and effectively with England Basketballs members and partners has led to several situations that EB Board Members wish to comment on.
Basketball - 06 Jun 2002
FIBA-Europe and ULEB met today in Munich to discuss the current situation and the proposed agreement between the two parties. The meeting was held in a friendly atmosphere and the two parties agreed to meet again after the General Assembly of Euroleague clubs to be held in Zagreb, Croatia on 12th June 2002.
Basketball - 31 May 2002
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that the 2002 NBA Finals will be broadcast in Spanish on television, radio and the Internet. The league unveiled a comprehensive U.S. Hispanic marketing initiative in February at the NBA All-Star 2002 'Latin Night' festivities.
Basketball - 28 May 2002
The following statement is to clarify the present position of England Basketball.
Basketball - 13 May 2002
At today's General Assembly of the 50 European Basketball Federations, Mr. Giorgios Vassilakopoulos from Greece has been elected new President of FIBA-Europe for the 2002 - 2006 term of office.
Basketball - 22 Jan 2002
The National Basketball Association has reached six-year agreements with ABC, ESPN and AOL Time Warner to have ABC, ESPN, Turner Network Television (TNT), and a new AOL Time Warner/NBA jointly owned national cable sports network, televise NBA games beginning with the 2002-03 season.
Basketball - 19 Dec 2001
The fight against doping: the European Commission and the International Basketball Federation sign a convention to help keep basketball clean. The campaign 'For a clean future' launched by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is intended to raise awareness among young players and spectators of the damage to health caused by doping, and to provide information on banned substances and the penalties imposed for using them.
Basketball - 26 Nov 2001
Two top sports consultancy teams, Genesis and KKP, are carrying out a review of England Basketball. The Association is seeking views and comments on a new approach to the sport as a whole. The consultants, totally funded by Sport England, will be looking into the priorities for local development including facility access, the competitive structure and our potential for international performance funding.
Basketball - 19 Nov 2001
New York, NY, November 19, 2001 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) have entered a multi-year, multi-platform television agreement with Alpha TV --one of Greece's leading broadcasters. The deal brings fans across the country NBA and WNBA programming for the 2001-02 NBA season and the 2002 WNBA season via Alpha TV, Polis TV and Alpha Digital Synthesis.
Basketball - 05 Nov 2001
The Board of FIBA-Europe met on 2nd and 3rd November 2001 for its 13th session of the 1998 - 2002 term of office in Munich, Germany.
Basketball - 22 Oct 2001
NEW YORK and LONDON, October 22, 2001 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the BBC announced today that the BBC will be on site at New York City's Madison Square Garden on October 30th for the New York Knicks' home opener against the Washington Wizards and will broadcast the game live to viewers across the UK.
Basketball - 26 Sep 2001
The grounding of Ansett and the resulting lack of available seats on alternative airlines has forced the cancellation of the National Basketball League’s pre-season tournament in Townsville and Cairns in October.
Basketball - 24 Sep 2001
The National Basketball League has delayed making a decision on whether to proceed with the upcoming NBL Blitz pre-season tournament until the close of business on Tuesday September 25.
Basketball - 19 Sep 2001
Almost two weeks after the end of the European Championship for Men held in Atanlya, Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey, FIBA has gathered all the numbers, which prove that the Championship was a huge success.
Basketball - 14 Sep 2001
The Annual General Meeting of England Basketball will be held this Saturday to receive the Annual Report of the Association. Over the last year the Association has enhanced the development of the sport at Regional and Local level. The Active Sports programme has led to an improvement in the structure of the sport at a Local level. The Association will also report on the increase in International competition and the successful first year of England Basketball Enterprises.
Basketball - 14 Sep 2001
The Australian Basketball Association (ABA) National Finals, scheduled for Bendigo this weekend, have been cancelled. A decision on whether the Finals will be rescheduled will be taken within the next 10 days.
Basketball - 10 Sep 2001
The Board of FIBA-Europe met informally today prior to the final games of FIBA’s European Championship for Men to evaluate recent developments in its relationship with ULEB-Euroleague, and has come to the conclusions below.
Basketball - 07 Aug 2001
At the recent Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly meeting it was decided that Melbourne would host the Commonwealth Games in 2006.
Basketball - 01 Aug 2001
NEW YORK, Aug. 1 -- The National Basketball Association and Reebok International Ltd. (NYSE:RBK) have formed a 10-year strategic partnership beginning in 2001, under which Reebok will design, manufacture, sell and market licensed merchandise for the NBA, the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the National Basketball Development League (NBDL), the NBA's new minor league.
Basketball - 26 Jul 2001
FIBA announced today that it has renewed its agreement with the Paris based Photo Department of Agence France Presse. The original agreement was signed in October 2000, with AFP providing digital photos of every single game of the FIBA SuproLeague, and storing them on their central server in Paris.
Basketball - 09 Jul 2001
The General Assembly of the Standing Conference of FIBA-Europe met in Munich today for an extraordinary session for elections for the President and members of the European Board. Other issues were the future of the European Club Competitions. All 50 affiliated national federations of Europe were present at the meeting.
Basketball - 06 Jul 2001
The National Basketball League today announced the appointment of former Adelaide 36ers’ captain and 1980 Olympian Peter Ali as Chief Executive Officer.
Basketball - 02 Jul 2001
Sixteen of the 21 member federations of FIBA-Oceania were present yesterday, 1st July 2001, as the Confederation's Congress met in the rest day of the 5th Oceania Tournament for its quadrennial meeting to elect the new FIBA-Oceania President and the Oceania Management Committee (Executive Board) members. To the post of President of the organisation Mr. Bob Elphinston was elected unopposed.
Basketball - 30 Apr 2001
The Central Board of FIBA, which was opened and closed by the President of the Government of the Canton of Geneva, Mr. Carlo Lamprecht, met 27th - 29th April for its 7th session in the 1998-2002 Term of Office in Geneva, Switzerland.
Basketball - 17 Apr 2001
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is once again enhancing the viewing experience through the use of new technology. Beginning this week, NBA games will be available on Sportslive, a closed loop broadband service in South Korea. As a result of the recently signed agreement, NBA games and programming can be seen in real time and on demand.
Basketball - 05 Apr 2001
The International Basketball Federation FIBA and the Union of European Basketball Leagues ULEB signed an agreement today which regulates the details of the re-unification of the two European top club competitions SuproLeague and Euroleague as of the 2001/2002 season. The agreement still has to be ratified by the General Assembly of the Standing Conference which meets on 25th – 27th May 2001.
Basketball - 08 Mar 2001
Following advice received yesterday from both the Sports Council and the Department of Agriculture, Irish Basketball’s National Competitions Committee (NCC) have decided to abandon the 2000/2001 ESB League season due to the continuing Foot & Mouth crisis.
Basketball - 07 Feb 2001
ESPN International and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have agreed to extend their existing worldwide distribution agreement through the 2003-2004 season, it was jointly announced today by Willy Burkhardt, Executive Vice President, ESPN Enterprises and ESPN International and Heidi Ueberroth, Executive Vice President of Global Media Properties and Marketing Partnerships, NBA.
Basketball - 29 Jan 2001
The General Assembly of the Standing Conference met today for an extraordinary session in Munich, Germany. The following declaration was issued:
Basketball - 22 Dec 2000
English Basketball to Investigate Rival European Leagues
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