By Eurohoops Team/ email@example.com
The NBA and FIBA have begun negotiations for the creation of NBA Europe, an overseas division of the league according to a report by Marca which is denied to Eurohoops by FIBA.
The report mentions that talks between FIBA and NBA are on the right track and a potential deal could be launched as early as the next season. According to Marca, NBA commissioner Adam Silver also sent a letter to EuroLeague CEO Jordi Bertomeu, informing him of the plan and his intention to establish this new competition. According to Eurohoops sources, no such letter has been sent to EuroLeague.
FIBA sources confirmed that a meeting which included the NBA and the EuroLeague was held, however, the aim was not to discuss the creation of a European conference, but the unification of European basketball with the NBA being called to the meeting as a stakeholder.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday (19/10), the EuroLeague board of the 13 clubs which are shareholders of the competition met in Barcelona to discuss the future of the league. The focus of the meeting was the competition’s financial situation and the clubs’ concerns regarding their revenues in the post-COVID era.