Euroleague Basketball Clarification
In light of the recent stories published by different media outlets, and originally by Spanish newspaper Marca, Euroleague Basketball wants to clarify the following.
•As has been confirmed by both NBA and FIBA, executives of the three parties (FIBA, NBA and EB) met in Madrid in September to agree on identifying areas of collaboration and synergies to join efforts to grow basketball’s popularity in Europe.
•The topics discussed in the meeting never included the creation of an NBA division in Europe.
•No other meetings have been held to discuss the abovementioned topic.
•Euroleague Basketball CEO Jordi Bertomeu has not received any letter from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, as was wrongly reported by Marca.
Euroleague Basketball and its clubs remain committed to continuing to work with FIBA, the NBA and every other stakeholder to grow the sport of basketball.