|17 October 2008|
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.
FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann and Secretary General Emeritus Borislav Stankovic were also present at the meeting.
"The meeting was very fruitful," commented FIBA Europe's President George Vassilakopoulos.
"It is our hope that it will lead to continued cooperation in the future."
"We talked about a lot of important issues and agreed to try to meet on a regular basis," added FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin.
"With basketball being a world game it's important to keep the lines of communication open."