Basketball

Jennings named head coach of GB women’s basketball team following funding boost

By Tom Degun

Damian Jennings 2March 28 - British Basketball have appointed Damian Jennings as the new head coach of the GB women's team after the organisation received a £7 million ($10 million/€8 million) funding boost from UK Sport.

British Basketball to receive £7 million funding for Rio 2016

By Duncan Mackay

British basketball London 2012March 22 - British Basketball is to receive more than £7 million to help it prepare for Rio 2016 after UK Sport reversed its decision to axe its funding following last year's Olympics, it was announced today.

Nduku eyes World Cup after being re-elected as Cameroon Basketball chairman

By James Crook

ndukusamuel-b6bafMarch 18 - Samuel Nduku has set his sights on qualification for the 2014 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Basketball World Cup in Spain after gaining re-election as chairman of the Cameroon Basketball Federation (FECABASKET).

Site inspection underway for Dubai 2014 Under-17 basketball World Championships bid

By James Crook

pic-basketball-qatar-oman--March 18 - A delegation from the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has arrived in the United Arab Emirates for a site inspection as part of Dubai's bid to host next year's Under-17 World Championships.

FIBA 3x3 announces partnership with Schelde Sports

By James Crook

logo scheldeMarch 14 - World basketball governing body FIBA have teamed up with Dutch sports equipment manufacturer Schelde Sports, who will become official suppliers of backstop units for all FIBA 3x3 events as the discipline looks set to feature at Rio 2016.

University of Oklahoma head coach to lead USA women’s basketball team at Kazan 2013

By James Crook

112843531March 13 - University of Oklahoma head women's coach Sherri Coale will embark on her first head coaching role with USA Basketball this summer, as it was announced that she will lead the USA women's team at the Kazan 2013 Universiade.

Manchester to host first-ever NBA pre-season game

By James Crook

158988380March 5 - Manchester will host its first ever National Basketball Association (NBA) pre-season game this October as Oklahoma City Thunder take on Philadelphia 76ers at the Manchester Arena, with other pre-season fixtures set for Brazil, the Philippines and Bilbao in Spain.

London Lions visit new Copper Box home on Olympic Park

By Tom Degun

Copper BoxFebruary 28 - British Basketball League (BBL) club the London Lions have visited the Copper Box on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ahead of their move to the venue later this year.

Sale of sponsorship packages for 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup almost complete

By Tom Degun

FIBA 2014 Basketball World Cup logoFebruary 27 - The sale of sponsorship packages for the 2014 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Basketball World Cup in Spain are now almost complete over 500 days before the competition takes place.
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