APIA (Samoa) - Samoa National Basketball Association (SNBA) partnered with the National University of Samoa (NUS) to help integrate basketball into their school calendar activities and continue the grassroots development of basketball in Samoa. The partnership will provide an opportunity for high school and collegiate student-athletes for continuous training and activities throughout the year.
MANILA (Philippines) - Women's basketball has made waves, leaps, and bounds in the recent years. There has been much effort put forth by many sides to continue the progress of women's basketball, especially in the Philippines.
The NBA, WNBA, MLB and MLS have all postponed games after the Milwaukee Bucks refused to play their playoff game against the Orlando Magic in protest against the shooting of Jacob Blake.
MIES (Switzerland) - The CAS today informed FIBA and the Mexican National Federation (ADEMEBA) that the appeal filed by ADEMEBA against the FIBA Central Board decision on the suspension of ADEMEBA of March 27, 2020 is dismissed, and the FIBA decision is confirmed.
MIES (Switzerland) - The World Association of Basketball Coaches (WABC) will continue the Feature Coaching Clinics following the successful first round of the initiative, as well as the recently concluded Women in Basketball Coaches Clinics series.
The Agent Elias Diamantopoulos filed a claim against the American Player Mike Dixon for agent fees, loan repayment and interest.
The NBA Board of Governors announced today that it will contribute $300 million in initial funding to establish the first-ever NBA Foundation dedicated to creating greater economic empowerment in the Black community. The Foundation is being launched in partnership with the National Basketball Players Association.
The Agent, Akos Vegvari, filed a claim against the North Macedonian Club, KK Rabotnicki Ad Skopje, for agent fees, penalties and interest.
The Serbian Player Maja Miljkovic, the American-Nigerian Player Ifunanya Debbie Ibekwe and Ms. Ibekwe’s Agent Lluis Tunez Garcia filed a claim against the Turkish Club Kayseri Basketbol Spor Kulubu Dernegi for outstanding salaries, agent fees, penalties, tax certificates and interest.
The American Player, Kodi Andrew Justice, and his Agent, Eric Fleisher, filed a claim against the Polish Club, Grono Sportowa Spolka Akcyjna, for outstanding salaries, image rights payments, tax certificates, agent fees and interest.
The Agency, Sports International Group, filed a claim against the Polish Club, TS Wisla Krakow, for agent fees and interest.
The American Player Anthony Keith Lee Jr. filed a claim against the Lithuanian Club Basketball Club Prienai for outstanding salaries and interest.
The American Player, Kendall Smith, and his Agent, William Neff, filed a claim against the Belgian Club, Crelan Okapi Aalstar, for outstanding salaries, reimbursement of expenses, agent fees and interest.
MIES (Switzerland) – The International Basketball Foundation (IBF) has partnered with the Gen Z social enterprise app Goodwall to facilitate access for its beneficiaries to Goodwall’s Better together global online program.
MIES (Switzerland) - FIBA's Foundation, the International Basketball Foundation (IBF), is launching its new "Basketball For Good" digital platform today. The Foundation uses the power of basketball to initiate positive social change globally, contributing to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. Following our recent inclusion in the United Nations Sports for Climate Action Framework, this is another aspect where FIBA is aligning with the International Olympic Committee's Olympic Agenda 2020 that endorses sustainability goals.
SUVA (Fiji) - Basketball Fiji (BF) will launch their Hoops For Health Online program on the heels of their highly successful Bula Hoops Online program to continue their adaptation to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic.
MIES (Switzerland) - As the sports world continues to adapt in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, FIBA has been publishing a series of webinars for National Federations, players, coaches, game officials and other actors of the game to support them in their development and learning activities.
MIES (Switzerland) - Following the amendments put forward by the Technical Commission and approved by the FIBA Central Board in March 2020, FIBA has published the Official Basketball Rules 2020.
MIES (Switzerland) - FIBA's Executive Committee convened by video conference today for their third ordinary meeting of the 2019-2023 cycle. FIBA President Hamane Niang commenced the meeting with an open letter addressing racism, calling on the global basketball community to be part of the change in society.
MIES (Switzerland) - FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis has been appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028, the IOC announced on Thursday. Richard Carrion, FIBA Executive Committee member and also Chairman of the Board for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, will continue as Chair of the Olympic Channel Commission.
MIES (Switzerland) - FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, and TCL have announced an entirely new global partnership, following the fruitful relationship between FIBA and TCL at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, hosted across eight cities last year in China.
We had a candid, impassioned and productive conversation yesterday between NBA players, coaches and team governors regarding next steps to further our collective efforts and actions in support of social justice and racial equality. Among others, the attendees included player and team representatives of all 13 teams in Orlando. All parties agreed to resume NBA playoff games on Saturday, Aug. 29 with the understanding that the league together with the players will work to enact the following commitments:
SYDNEY (Australia) - Basketball Australia have announced that Melissa King is to serve as CEO of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 Local Organising Committee.
The tournament is to be staged in Sydney from 22 September to 1 October 2022, with Australia having previously hosted the event in 1994.
Throughout the season restart, our players have been unwavering in their demands for systemic justice. This week we witnessed another horrific, shocking and all too familiar act of brutality in the shooting of 29 year-old Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Players have, once again, made it clear - they will not be silent on this issue. We stand with the decision of the players of the Milwaukee Bucks to protest this injustice and support the collective decision to postpone all of today's games.
MIES (Switzerland) – FIBA’s Foundation (IBF) Board met yesterday in a video conference for its third meeting of the 2019 – 2023 term of office to discuss current and future Foundation matters. Board members from 9 countries and across 7 time zones participated.
The American Player Malik Hairston filed a claim against the Greek Club AEK Athens BC for outstanding salaries, reimbursement of a visa fine, agent fees, penalties and interest.
The American Player, Darrius Garrett, and his Agency, Bill A. Duffy International Inc., filed a claim against the Greek Club, KAE PAOK B.C., for outstanding salaries and agent fees.
The Agent, Lorenzo Gallotti, filed a claim against the Spanish Club, Club Baloncesto Islas Canarias, for agent fees and interest.
The Lithuanian Player/Coach, Evaldas Zabas, and his Agent, Tomas Druktenis, filed a claim against the Icelandic Club, Njardik Basketball Club, for outstanding salaries, agent fees and interest.
The Italian Player Giorgia Sottana filed a claim against the Turkish Club Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü for bonuses and interest.
The American Player Elizabeth Olatayo Williams, the Romanian Player Claudia Monica Cuic and the Hungarian Player Tijana Krivacevic filed a claim against the Turkish Club Botas Spor Kulübü Dernegi for bonuses and interest.
The Agency, CGL Sports, LLC, filed a claim against the American Player Joseph Michael Young and the Chinese Club, Nan Jing TongXi Basketball Club for agent fees and interest.
The Nigerian-American Player Efe Uwadiae-Odigie filed a claim against the Tunisian Club Union Sportive Monastir for outstanding salaries, bonuses, flight reimbursement and interest.
MIES (Switzerland) - Several elite basketball players that have enjoyed many years as professionals are on their way to establishing new careers with the help of the FIBA Europe TIME-OUT program.
GOLD COAST (Australia) - The FIBA Oceania Board held their second meeting online to discuss the mid-year activities and reports of the Zone in anticipation of the second half of 2020.
With the assistance and support of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), G League players have organized and formed their own union, temporarily named the Basketball Players Union (BPU).
MARSAN (France) - I'd like to share something with you that's both very interesting and underestimated when it comes to the development of young players: combining sport and education.
MIES (Switzerland) - Following the World Association of Basketball Coaches (WABC) initiative to support the global basketball community of coaches during the COVID-19 pandemic period, a six week Women in Basketball Coaches Clinics series conducted by pre-eminent female coaches will be launched.
TEGUCIGALPA (Honduras) - In 2018, Carmen Cubas was chosen as the Honduras Mini Basketball delegate to take part in the first Mini Basketball Americas Convention in Mexico. She is the Development Programs and Mini Basketball Manager for the National Basketball Federation of Honduras.
MIES (Switzerland) - FIBA has joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Sports for Climate Action initiative as a signatory of the Sports for Climate Action Framework.
MUNICH (Germany) - The prestigious TIME-OUT 2.0 program is now officially underway, with 52 participants from across Europe and beyond engaged in the opening seminar of the project via video conference on Monday.
Since my first day as FIBA President, I feel a burning desire to help FIBA inspire a more unified global basketball community. Because that is precisely what basketball is, a community. We are sport, yes, but basketball is much more than that. It is a source of hope, a source of friendship and most importantly a source of equality.
MIES (Switzerland) - FIBA has published recommendations on returning to basketball, with the Return to Basketball – Restart Guidelines for National Federations, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. A basketball-specific Risk Assessment Tool has also been produced in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).