Basketball News Articles

Basketball Legend joins ISBC line up - 04 Jul 2014

The International Sport Business Congress, in association with BT, has netted another sporting great to join an exciting speaker line up for its two-day event this month - with psychologist, organisational consultant, high performance executive coach and basketball legend John Amaechi OBE to give a keynote discussing how sport can impa… read more

NBA announces EMEA exec changes - 04 Jun 2014

The National Basketball Association has announced a number of organisational changes in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in London, with immediate effect. read more

NBA basketball returns to London in 2015 - 02 Jun 2014

The New York Knicks will return to London to play a regular season game against the Milwaukee Bucks at The O2 on 15th January, as part of the NBA Global Games 2015. read more

Stern earns International Impact recognition - 09 May 2014

NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern has been awarded the inaugural International Impact Award at the prestigious BT Sport Industry Awards in London, becoming the first American to win an Award in the event’s 13-year history.  read more

Luol Deng To Launch Uk Basketball Academy - 21 Feb 2014

Team GB and Cleveland Cavaliers’, Luol Deng, will launch his first-ever basketball academy in his adopted hometown of Brixton, South London this summer. read more

UK Sport withdraws basketball funding - 05 Feb 2014

UK Sport has withdrawn millions of pounds worth of funding to four sports at elite level, with basketball, synchronised swimming, water polo and weightlifting all suffering after failing to meet targets. read more

Sport England sets out community targets - 27 Jan 2014

Sport England has set out its plans for future investment in six sports - basketball, tennis, swimming, table tennis, squash and fencing – with the aim of illustrating a new approach to ensure that millions of people across the country who play sport, and the volunteers who support them, get the maximum impact from its investments.  read more

NBA Commissioners predict more UK games - 16 Jan 2014

Incoming NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes that the league is likely to further its involvement in the UK market, which will continue to sit at the centre of its international growth. read more

#SIBC 2014 tips off with NBA double - 10 Jan 2014

The Nolan Partners Sport Industry Breakfast Club kicks off with an NBA special on Thursday, with two of the most influential figures in global sport, National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner David Stern and NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver taking to the stage for the first Nolan Partners Sport Industry … read more

Two weeks to go for Breakfast Club opener - 02 Jan 2014

In just two weeks time, two of the most influential figures in global sport, National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner David Stern and NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, will take to the stage on 16th January for the first  read more

NBA execs hold court at Breakfast Club opener - 16 Dec 2013

Two of the most influential figures in global sport, National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner David Stern and NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, will take to the stage on 16th January for the first Nolan Partners Sport Industry Breakfast Club of 2014.  read more

BT Sport acquires live NBA rights - 28 Nov 2013

BT Sport has extended its growing rights portfolio with the capture of live and exclusive UK rights to the National Basketball Association, starting this weekend. read more

Euroleague players show ONE TEAM support - 20 Nov 2013

All Euroleague basketball players have thrown their support behind the organisation’s corporate social responsibility programme, and its long-term strategic partner, Special Olympics, by giving up their names during this week’s round of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague.  read more

NBA reveals Looney Tunes EMEA partnership - 17 Oct 2013

The National Basketball Assocation and Warner Bros Consumer Products have agreed a new multi-year partnership to launch a series of products, events and promotional campaigns across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  read more

NBA launches campaign for global fans - 07 Oct 2013

The National Basketball Association has unveiled its first-ever marketing campaign geared towards international fans. Titled “One Game One Love, the campaign tipped off in conjunction with NBA Global Games, which started this weekend in Istanbul. read more

BBL signs SportsDirect partnership - 30 Sep 2013

The British Basketball League (BBL) has announced a new partnership with SportsDirect, expanding its recent run of new commercial agreements, which has also seen the competition begin a new life on Eurosport. read more

Eurosport becomes BBL Broadcaster - 23 Sep 2013

Eurosport has replaced Sky Sports as the official broadcaster for the 2013/14 season of the British Basketball League (BBL).  read more

NBA 3X makes UK city visits - 03 Jul 2013

The National Basketball Association has announced that NBA 3X, the league’s global 3-on-3 basketball tournament, will be returning to the UK with events in London and Manchester this July. read more

NBA basketball returns to London in 2014 - 26 Jun 2013

The NBA has announced details of ‘NBA Global Games London 2014’, which will see regular-season basketball action return to the English capital as part of the sport’s global expansion plans next year. read more

Bristol joins British Basketball League - 18 Jun 2013

Bristol will have a top-flight British basketball team from 2014, after an agreement was signed between Bristol Sport Ltd (BSL) and SGS College’s Bristol Academy Flyers Basketball Club. read more

Manchester to Host NBA Preseason Game - 06 Mar 2013

For the first time, the city of Manchester will host an NBA preseason game when the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Philadelphia 76ers at the Manchester Arena on 8th October as part of a series of eight global games announced by the NBA.  read more

NBA fans treated to unlimited stat access - 18 Feb 2013

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has launched a new digital platform, which aims to provide fans with previously unprecedented levels of access to the statistics behind the sport with the development of NBA.com/Stats. read more

CAPITALIZE LANDS BBA PR BRIEF - 08 Feb 2013

Capitalize–The BrandFan® Agency has been appointed by the British Basketball Association to communicate the development of a new premier professional basketball competition in the UK.   read more

Basketball ‘needs fresh start’ says BBA - 01 Feb 2013

Following the British Basketball Association’s decision to announce plans for a new premier professional basketball league, David Paton - chief commercial & operating officer at the BBA – has claimed the sport needs a fresh start to showcase leading homegrown talent alongside some of the world’s best and provide a timely boost for the sport … read more

British Basketball reveals Pro League plan - 11 Jan 2013

The British Basketball Association has announced further plans to establish the UK’s premier professional basketball competition, capitalising on the growing interest in basketball across the UK, with a nationwide professional league set to showcase British players alongside international basketball talent. read more

Adidas expands NBA partnership - 11 Jan 2013

The National Basketball Association and adidas have expanded their relationship to make the league’s official global uniform and apparel provider the presenting partner of NBA London Live 2013. read more

Sky Sports announces NBA coverage deal - 08 Jan 2013

The NBA has expanded its media coverage in the UK after agreeing a new live broadcast deal with Sky Sports, who will also show NBA London Live 2013 exclusively live this month, as part of a new agreement for live games throughout the current season. read more

ESPN UK continues Euroleague coverage - 20 Dec 2012

ESPN UK is set to continue its coverage of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague from the beginning of this season’s Top 16 phase, after announcing a new deal with Euroleague Basketball.  read more

ESPN UK confirms NBA extension - 06 Dec 2012

The NBA has signed an extension to its broadcast agreement with ESPN in the UK, with the renewed deal allowing NBA coverage to return to ESPN UK from 6th December. The channel will then broadcast three live games per week for the remainder of the 2012/13 season. read more

Euroleague Basketball reveals London details - 30 Nov 2012

London’s O2 Arena will play host to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four as part of a four game basketball competition in May 2013, with tickets on sale from 9am (GMT) today - available through the competitions official ticket website.   read more

Basketball team thrown out League - 31 Oct 2012

Cheshire Jets have been thrown out of the British Basketball League because of their financial problems, despite new owner Hadyn Cook’s best efforts, having saved the club from going out of existence last month. read more

Eurosport renews Eurocup deal - 26 Oct 2012

Euroleague Basketball and the Eurosport Group have announced Eurosport 2 will remain the official broadcasting partner of the Eurocup for a further three seasons until 2015, securing a full decade of continental club basketball on the channel.  read more

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