FIBA chief Baumann strikes tough tone on JBA ban

Dec 18, 2014

FIBA chief Baumann strikes tough tone on JBA ban

by Ed Odeven

FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann repeatedly stated that the Japan Basketball Association’s “lack of vision” is a fundamental problem stunting the sport’s development throughout the nation. During a Thursday morning news conference, Baumann spoke with an authoritative tone about serious issues facing the Japan ...

Sep 16, 2014

FIBA spells out demands to JBA as deadline approaches

by Ed Odeven

FIBA last week repeated its mandate that the Japan Basketball Association deadline for a merger between the bj-league and the NBL is Oct. 31. This occurred in Spain, where the FIBA Basketball World Cup was held. In an interview with Reuters, FIBA secretary general ...

Merger talks going slowly

Jul 17, 2014

Merger talks going slowly

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan Basketball Association officials said that they would actively keep discussing how to overcome the differences between the nation’s top two leagues in order to establish a new professional hoops circuit in two years. Hopefully they will really be able to unite the two ...

FIBA outlines big ambitions for 3x3 basketball

Jul 9, 2014

FIBA outlines big ambitions for 3x3 basketball

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Formerly recognized as more of a fun, casual sport played on the streets, FIBA, basketball’s world governing body, is now trying to develop 3×3 into another legitimate form of basketball. In order to achieve that goal, FIBA has targeted a place for the sport ...