ULEB rejects new FIBA calendar

ULEBThe assembly of the Union of European Basketball Leagues (ULEB) held in Barcelona today, has reiterated its opposition to the project approved in November by the FIBA, which includes qualifying games of the National Teams during the season starting in 2017.

The ULEB expresses its readiness to dialogue with FIBA to find a solution to the problem that can create the entry into force of this new calendar, which is considered harmful to the professional Leagues, as it includes windows in September, November, February and June for National teams qualifiers.

The ULEB is in favor of maintaining the current status quo of the agreement signed with FIBA Europe in 2004.

Earlier, FIBA Europe had already objected to the new schedule of FIBA World. The NBA still has not reacted officially but it is hard to imagine that the NBA would agree to let its players play qualification games for their national teams in the middle of the season.

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