FIBA Europe met with local organisers of the 2007 EuroCup All Star Game to discuss preparations for the event scheduled for March 20, 2007 in Cyprus.
Along with the game itself, an array of events will be taking place, including a gala dinner, coaching clinic, referees clinic, European basketball conference and community relation activities.
A plethora of notable names are scheduled to take part in the various activities.
Panagiotis Yannakis, head coach of the defending EuroBasket champion Greek team, is among those scheduled to take part in the basketball conference, which is titled “How To Build Up & Maintain A Championship Team.”
Yannakis is also scheduled to take part in the coaching clinic.
Back by popular demand, the Matadors, a group of overweight male cheerleaders who perform for the Chicago Bulls, will be returning to Cyprus to take part in the All Star Game entertainment. A dunking show and three-point shootout are also on the slate.
“The All Star Game in Cyprus is getting bigger and bigger each year,” said FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin.
“Last year’s event was phenomenal and I am confident that as they have done each year, the Cypriot Basketball Federation together with DTL EKA AEL Lemesos will build on previous successes and create an even better event.”
The game will be transmitted on television to a targeted 50 countries and FIBA Europe is planning to stream the game live on fibaeurope.com.
“We aim to promote the basketball game’s values and ideals as well as enhance basketball internationally,” added LOC President Michael Loizides.
|The EuroCup All Star Game returns to Cyprus for the third time.|
“We strive to do this by offering top-class basketball and entertainment.”
This will mark the third consecutive year that Cyprus is hosting the All Star Game.
The format for the game will once again be Europe vs. Rest of the World.
The starting five will be determined based on a vote from fibaeurope.com, while the remaining seven players from each team will be selected by FIBA Europe.
2006 - Cyprus
Rest of the World 97
2005 - Cyprus
Rest of the World 106
2004 – Ukraine
Rest of the World 91