Basketball

Copper Box Arena to host Hoops Aid celebrity basketball game

By James Crook

The first Hoops Aid celebrity charity basketball match will take place at the Copper Box Arena this Sunday September 13 - The Copper Box Arena in London will open its doors for the first Hoops Aid celebrity charity basketball game this Sunday (September 15), bringing sports stars and celebrities together to face-off on the court to support disadvantaged and disabled children in the United Kingdom.

Former NBA star Rodman offers to train North Korea team for Rio 2016

By Gary Anderson

September 11 - Dennis Rodman claims he will coach the North Korean basketball team in the run up to Rio 2016Five-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion Dennis Rodman has claimed that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has asked him to train the North Korean basketball team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, ahead of two exhibition matches taking place in Pyongyang in January next year.

Britain take early exit at EuroBasket to leave funding in jeopardy

By James Crook

British Basketball is facing the prospect of having its future funding slashedSeptember 9 - British Basketball is facing the prospect of having its future funding slashed after the men's senior team were knocked out of the 2013 EuroBasket in Slovenia at the preliminary group stage following an 87-68 defeat at the hands of Ukraine.

Turkish Basketball Federation ramp-up social media activity as EuroBasket tips off

By James Crook

As the EuroBasket gets underway in Slovenia, the Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF) have reached out to a global audience with new communications platformsSeptember 4 - As the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) EuroBasket gets underway in Slovenia today, the Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF) have announced plans to "reach out to basketball fans around the world" with new communications platforms.

FIBA announce 3x3 All-Stars season finale to be held in Qatar

By James Crook

The FIBA 3x3 All-Stars event will take place for the first time in Doha this DecemberSeptember 3 - A new competition to end the 3x3 season will be held in Doha this December, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced today. 

London 2012 Olympians to star on British squad for 2013 EuroBasket

By Gary Anderson

September 1 - Great Britain head coach Joe Prunty has named a youthful squad for the European ChampionshipsBritish Basketball has unveiled the 12 players that will take to the courts for the nation at the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) EuroBasket in Slovenia.

Angola reclaims African basketball crown by overcoming Egypt in final

By Gary Anderson

August 31 - Angola captain Carlos Almeida receives the African Basketball Championship trophy from Ivory Coast sports minister Alain LobognanCarlos Morais was the hero for Angola as he top-scored with 21 points to help his side win back the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) African Championship title against rivals Egypt in Abidjan.

FIBA launches Game Centre app to celebrate one year countdown to World Cup

By James Crook

FIBA have launched a new app to mark reaching the one year to go point to the 2014 FIBA World Cup in SpainAugust 30 - A new app offering live scores, results, event schedule, news and general information for its events has been launched by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to celebrate reaching the one year to go mark for the 2014 World Cup in Spain.

England Basketball and BBL join forces to capitalise on UK basketball popularity surge

By James Crook

 England Basketball and the British Basketball League (BBL) have announced plans to operate closer in order to capitalise on a surge in popularity for the sport in the UK in the aftermath of London 2012.August 24 - England Basketball and the British Basketball League (BBL) have announced plans to operate closer in order to capitalise on a surge in popularity for the sport in the UK in the aftermath of London 2012.
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