David Stern: FIBA made a mistake moving the World Cup into odd years

David Stern: FIBA made a mistake moving the World Cup into odd years

The former NBA Commissioner explains why a lot of players dropped from NTs this summer

Former NBA commissioner David Stern said that FIBA made a mistake in moving the FIBA Basketball World Cup to an odd year and only one season before the Olympics.

Stern spoke with The Undefeated.

What’s your take on notable players dropping out of the World Cup team?

FIBA made a mistake moving the World Cup into odd years. And as a result, you are asking players to play in the FIBA world championship, play in the season and then play in the Olympics. And I think that pushed a lot of players to feel that they should make a choice between back-to-back years of international competition. And that’s it”.

Source: The Undefeated.

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