• Kyodo


Patrick Baumann, the secretary general of the International Basketball Federation, indicated Wednesday he would like to settle the issues that resulted in the Japan Basketball Association’s indefinite international ban within six months.

Baumann, who met with Japanese Olympic Committee chairman Tsunekazu Takeda, will establish a task force of seven to eight members. The task force will aim to resolve the JBA’s outstanding issues, including unifying Japan’s two principle basketball leagues, the JBA’s National Basketball League and the independent bj-league.

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