Oct 29, 2015

Legendary Serbian coach Zeravica dies at 84

Serbia’s legendary basketball coach Ranko Zeravica, who with the former Yugoslavia won the 1970 FIBA World Championship, has died on Thursday at age 84, state-run RTS television reported. Zeravica, whose coaching carrier spanned over 50 years and who contributed significantly to the development of ...

Sep 19, 2015

Lithuania tops Serbia, advances to EuroBasket final

Lithuania beat Serbia 67-64 on Friday to advance to the final of the FIBA European Basketball Championship and clinch a slot at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In its second consecutive final, Lithuania will play Spain on Sunday after ending Serbia’s unbeaten ...

Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

Aug 14, 2015

Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

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On Friday, the Japan men’s national team played its first official international contest since FIBA’s suspension of the Japan Basketball Association was officially lifted last Sunday. The result? Japan fell 68-66 to the Czech Republic in an exhibition match at Chiba Port Arena. Japan ...

Kurihara sparks Japan women in rout of Taiwan

Aug 13, 2015

Kurihara sparks Japan women in rout of Taiwan

Shooting guard Mika Kurihara hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points to lead the Japan women’s national team to a 92-52 win over the Taiwan national squad in an exhibition at Chiba Port Arena on Thursday. For Japan’s top-flight team, it was its first ...

China awarded 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 7, 2015

China awarded 2019 FIBA World Cup

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China will host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the sport’s global governing body announced on Friday night in Tokyo. The organizing committees of the Philippines and China made final presentations at a Tokyo hotel before votes were cast by FIBA Central Board members. ...

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 6, 2015

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

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Before the start of the three-day FIBA Central Board meeting on Friday, the Japan Basketball Association hosted a welcome party for the sport’s executives at a Tokyo hotel. The dignitaries included FIBA president Horacio Muratore and FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann on Thursday night. ...

Jul 30, 2015

FIBA suspends Russia from basketball

The Russian Basketball Federation was suspended Wednesday by FIBA, meaning it could miss the European Championship that doubles as an Olympic qualifier. The suspension comes after two years of infighting at the federation, which culminated last month when a Russian court ordered new elections ...