PRESS RELEASES 2008
FIBA Europe has announced the official venues and dates for the Youth European Championships 2009.
A total of 215 teams have entered the 14 men and women's tournaments in three age groups - Under 20, 18 and 16.
FIBA Europe has announced the nominees for its annual Player of the Year awards for 2008.
Awards will be given in four different categories, Men, Young Men, Women and Young Women.
The European Union Sports Ministers have again confirmed their shared positions with the European and international Olympics and sports movement on the specificity and autonomy of sport, during their meeting in Biarritz, France, November 27-28.
Their declaration followed discussions in the first European sport forum, which preceded the ministers' meeting in the French city.
The Executive Committee of the Board of FIBA Europe has unanimously decided to reinstate the women's club CSKA Moscow in the current EuroLeague Women season 2008-09.
The decision was taken after the Russian Federation confirmed they have secured a sponsor for the club.
Representatives of the teams who have earned qualification to the EuroChallenge Regular Season gathered in Munich, Germany on Saturday to find out in which groups they will compete for the chance to advance to the Top 16.
The 32 remaining teams were drawn into eight groups of four with FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin presiding over the draw.
FIBA Europe will endorse Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia (SOEE) for the fifth consecutive year during the Special Olympics European Basketball Week to be held 29 November-7 December 2008 across the region.
Basketball Week is expected to involve 15,000 basketball players with intellectual disabilities from 35 countries in a wide range of activities.
FIBA Europe has announced Wednesday that KK Zagreb, the best-ranked club over the last three seasons from the teams that did not progress from Qualifying Round II, will advance to the EuroChallenge Regular Season as a lucky loser.
The decision was taken by the FIBA Europe Competitions Commission in order to complete a roster of 32 clubs for the EuroChallenge Regular Season.
The eyes of European basketball were on Poland Saturday and the EuroBasket 2009 Draw held at the Capitol Theatre in Warsaw.
Dignitaries such as Serbian great Vlade Divac were on hand as the Preliminary Round groups were decided.
The elite of Europe's basketball world are gathered in Warsaw, Poland this weekend for the EuroBasket 2009 draw, to take place on Saturday, November 8.
Fifteen teams have already qualified for Europe's top basketball tournament while a sixteenth participating nation will be decided through the Additional Qualifying Round (AQR), next summer.
FIBA Europe President George Vassilakopoulos and Secretary General Nar Zanolin met with NBA Commissioner David Stern last Tuesday, 14th October in Berlin, Germany to discuss issues involving to the relationship between FIBA Europe and the NBA.
The meeting touched on topics ranging from the availability of European players playing in the NBA who wish to compete for their national teams, matters related to insurance for those players, agents and scouts and other general issues.