Andreas Zagklis takes reins at FIBA

Basketball Dec 14, 2018

Andreas Zagklis takes reins at FIBA

by Ed Odeven

Nearly two months after longtime secretary general Patrick Baumann's death on Oct. 13 in Buenos Aires, FIBA has appointed his successor. At a FIBA Central Board meeting on Dec. 7 in Mies, Switzerland, Andreas Zagklis was unanimously approved as the next secretary general. The 38-year Greek ...

FIBA chief Baumann strikes tough tone on JBA ban

Basketball 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 ...

FIBA hands down Japan ban; JBA sorry

Basketball Nov 27, 2014

FIBA hands down Japan ban; JBA sorry

by Kaz Nagatsuka

It was something everyone expected to happen, so there shouldn't have been any surprise whatsoever. That, however, did nothing to lessen the gravity of the situation. The Japan Basketball Association was informed on Wednesday that it'd been suspended by FIBA, the sport's world governing body, ...

Basketball 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 Patrick ...

FIBA warns JBA about problems

Basketball Dec 21, 2013

FIBA warns JBA about problems

by Kaz Nagatsuka and Ed Odeven

FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann has advised the Japan Basketball Association to resolve issues that exist inside the nation's basketball circles or face greater problems in the future, according to Japanese media reports. Baumann asked JBA executives during a Tuesday meeting in Tokyo to work ...