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FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers to return in "bubble" format 

OCTOBER 15, 2020

MIAMI (United States) - The second window of the FIBA ​​AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers will be played in a “bubble” format from November 27 to December 1, 2020.
 
Taking into account health protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FIBA has decided to return to competition in a “bubble” format which allows for a more controlled and secured environment for teams to compete. This format will also facilitate the implementation of governmental Sanitary Protocol required by many countries across the America’s zone.
 
Each of the chosen venues will host national teams that make up each group of the FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers:
 
- Buenos Aires, Argentina (Group A & B): Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay.
- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Group C): Canada, Cuba, Virgin Islands and Dominican Republic.
- A final confirmation on the host country for Group D that includes Bahamas, United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico will be sent out in the next few days. 
 
"It is an honor to be back playing and allowing for competition around the world. Our National Federations and the entire basketball ecosystem need to compete, so together we continue to develop and promote our game. This upcoming qualifying period for the AmeriCup 2022 will be remembered as the restart of our game and we are extremely happy and excited with the possibilities,” said FIBA ​​Americas Executive Director Carlos Alves.
 
FIBA will soon release the schedule of the group matches.
 
The top three teams from each group will qualify for the FIBA ​​AmeriCup 2022.

Regresa la segunda ventana de los Clasificatorios al FIBA AmeriCup 2022

MIAMI (Estados Unidos) - La Oficina Regional de FIBA en las Américas anunció que la segunda ventana de los Clasificatorios al FIBA AmeriCup 2022 se jugarán del 27 al 30 de noviembre de 2020.

Tomando en cuenta los protocolos de salud por la pandemia de COVID-19, FIBA ​​ha decidido regresar a la competencia en un formato de “burbuja” que permite tener un ambiente más controlado y seguro para que los equipos compitan. Este formato también facilitará la implementación del Protocolo Sanitario gubernamental requerido por muchos países de la zona de América.

Cada una de las sedes escogidas albergará a las selecciones nacionales que conforman cada grupo de los Clasificatorios a la FIBA AmeriCup 2022:

- Buenos Aires, Argentina (Grupo A& B): Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Brasil, Panamá, Paraguay y Uruguay.
- Punta Cana, República Dominicana (Grupo C): Canadá, Cuba, Islas Vírgenes y República Dominicana.
- En los próximos días se enviará una confirmación final sobre el país anfitrión del Grupo D que incluye a Bahamas, Estados Unidos, México y Puerto Rico.

"Es un honor regresar a la cancha y permitir la competencia en todo el mundo. Nuestras Federaciones Nacionales y todo el ecosistema del baloncesto deben competir para que juntos continuemos desarrollando y promoviendo nuestro juego. Este próximo período de clasificación para la AmeriCup 2022 será recordado como el reinicio de nuestro juego y estamos extremadamente felices y emocionados de las posibilidades,” dijo el Director Ejecutivo de FIBA ​​Américas Carlos Alves.
 
FIBA comunicará el calendario y horario de los partidos, próximamente.

Los tres mejores equipos de cada grupo se clasificarán para la FIBA ​​AmeriCup 2022.

SERVICENOW BECOMES THE OFFICIAL WORKFLOW PARTNER

OF THE NBA AND WNBA

 

– ServiceNow Played Key Role in Safe Return of NBA and WNBA Seasons 

 

NEW YORK, NY and SANTA CLARA, Calif. – October 12, 2020 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) today announced a multiyear partnership that makes ServiceNow their inaugural Official Workflow Partner.  ServiceNow, the company that makes work, work better, will deliver the products and technologies needed to create and streamline workflows across the NBA and WNBA.

 

As part of the multiyear partnership, the NBA and WNBA used ServiceNow’s Employee workflows to manage the complex, manual processes associated with the 2019-20 NBA Season Restart and 2020 WNBA season.  ServiceNow’s workflows enabled the NBA and WNBA to execute essential onboarding and health-screening processes to promote a safer environment on their campuses.  This month, the NBA and WNBA safely completed seasons in Orlando and Bradenton, respectively, bringing basketball back to fans around the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

“In the office or on the court, ServiceNow is making returning to the workplace work for everyone,” said Bill McDermott, ServiceNow CEO.  “It’s inspiring to become the Official Workflow Partner of both the NBA and WNBA.  ServiceNow workflows already have helped keep everyone healthy and safe, enabling the NBA to restart the season and the WNBA to have a season, and giving all of us the chance to once again enjoy this amazing game and its extraordinary athletes. This is the beginning of a multiyear partnership to support the league’s digital transformation journey and create the workflows that keep the league and the game going strong.”

 

“ServiceNow provided critically-important resources to help us safeguard the health and well-being of everyone on the NBA and WNBA campuses – and we would not have been successful without them,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.  “We look forward to building on our partnership and working together to ensure our organization is well-positioned for whatever lies ahead.

 

Using digital workflows, ServiceNow helped the league to facilitate screening for more than 2,600 league staff, vendors and guests who entered the NBA and WNBA campuses in Florida and successfully process more than 13,000 essential documents.  Through the use of ServiceNow technology, the league demonstrated that a safe, careful return to play was possible with the right tools and protocols in place.

 

In addition to ServiceNow Employee Workflow products, the NBA and WNBA plan to rollout additional products throughout the multiyear partnership, including:

 

  • ServiceNow Software Asset Management (SAM):  SAM will help the league reduce risk, increase visibility, work faster and smarter, while optimizing software spend.
  • ServiceNow IT Operations Pro (ITOM Pro): ITOM Pro will drive visibility across the league’s infrastructure to maintain service health and optimize cloud expenditure.
  • ServiceNow Integrated Risk Management (IRM): IRM will deliver risk management and compliance solutions across the league’s digital business processes as it continues to grow globally.
  • ServiceNow Customer Service Management (CSM): CSM will be deployed throughout the business to provide a better experience for coaches, players and fans.  

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NBA AND NBPA ANNOUNCE FIRST-EVER NBA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2020 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced the NBA Foundation Board of Directors, comprised of eight representatives from the NBA Board of Governors, players and executives from the NBPA and the league office.  The Foundation’s Board of Directors will provide strategic direction with respect to programming and grantmaking as well as oversee the organization’s activities, working directly with all 30 NBA teams and their governors to support and facilitate sustainable initiatives in team markets.  The inaugural board members are:

 

  • Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings Forward
  • Gayle Benson, New Orleans Pelicans Governor  
  • Tobias Harris, Philadelphia 76ers Forward
  • Michael Jordan, Charlotte Hornets Chairman
  • Tony Ressler, Atlanta Hawks Principal Owner
  • Michele Roberts, NBPA Executive Director
  • Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner
  • Larry Tanenbaum, NBA Board of Governors Chairman and Toronto Raptors Governor

 

Michele Roberts and Larry Tanenbaum will serve as ex-officio board members in their capacities as NBPA Executive Director and NBA Board of Governors Chairman, respectively.  Additionally, members of the league office will serve as NBA Foundation officers, managing day-to-day activities and operations.  The officers will be Deputy Commissioner and COO Mark Tatum as President, President of Social Responsibility and Player Programs Kathy Behrens as Vice President, Senior Associate Counsel Matthew Carpenter-Dennis as Secretary and Global Head of League Finance Heidi Nadler as Treasurer.  A search for an Executive Director for the Foundation is underway. 

  

As previously announced, the NBA Foundation will drive economic empowerment for Black communities through employment and career advancement, seeking to increase access and support for high school, college-aged and career-ready men and women, and assist national and local organizations that provide skills training, mentorship, coaching and pipeline development in NBA markets and communities across the United States and Canada.  Over the next 10 years, the 30 NBA team governors will collectively contribute $30 million annually in initial funding, and the Foundation will also work strategically with marketing and media partners to develop additional programming and funding sources.  The NBA Foundation will collaborate with all 30 teams, their affiliated charitable organizations and the NBPA to support national organizations and their local affiliates as well as local grassroots organizations to create change in team markets. 

 

The Foundation is one aspect of the NBA family’s collective efforts to address racial inequality and promote social justice, the goal of the 2019-20 season restart in Orlando.  In addition to the formation of the Foundation, the NBA and NBPA are committed to increasing Black representation across the league, ensuring greater inclusion of Black-owned and operated businesses across NBA business activities and using the collective platforms and resources of the NBA and all 30 teams.


LA CLIPPERS’ LAWRENCE FRANK WINS
2019-20 NBA BASKETBALL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2020 – NBA team basketball executives have selected LA Clippers President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank as the winner of the 2019-20 NBA Basketball Executive of the Year Award, the NBA announced today.  This is the first NBA Basketball Executive of the Year Award for Frank, who has served in the Clippers’ front office since 2016 after spending 20 years in the NBA coaching ranks.

 

Frank received 10 of 29 first-place votes and earned 61 total points from a panel of team basketball executives throughout the NBA.  Oklahoma City Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti finished in second place with 41 points (four first-place votes), followed by Miami Heat President Pat Riley in third place with 39 points (four first-place votes). 

 

Executives were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote.  The voting was conducted based on regular-season games played through March 11.  The seeding games, which were played July 30 – Aug. 14 as part of the season restart, did not count toward voting for the NBA Basketball Executive of the Year Award or the league’s other traditional end-of-season awards.

 

Frank assembled a roster that posted a 44-20 record in games played through March 11, the second-best mark in the Western Conference.  Using 29 different starting lineups in 64 games during that period, the Clippers relied on their depth to earn a playoff berth for the eighth time in the last nine seasons.         

 

With Frank leading the Basketball Operations department, LA’s roster for the 2019-20 season took shape in July 2019 with the signing of two-time Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Kawhi Leonard as a free agent and the acquisition of six-time NBA All-Star Paul George in a trade with the Thunder.

 

In games played through March 11, Leonard averaged 26.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.0 assists and George averaged 21.0 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists.  Leonard, a two-time Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and George, a four-time NBA All-Defensive Team selection, helped the Clippers rank fifth in the NBA in defensive rating in games played through March 11 – up from a season-ending ranking of 19th last season.    

 

Other moves last offseason included re-signing starting guard Patrick Beverley, starting center Ivica Zubac and forward JaMychal Green.  Frank and the Clippers also moved to bolster the roster during the 2019-20 season, acquiring starting forward Marcus Morris Sr. from the New York Knicks as part of a three-team trade on Feb. 6 and signing guard Reggie Jackson on Feb. 20 after he was waived by the Detroit Pistons.

 

Frank joined the Clippers as an assistant coach in 2014.  He stayed in that role for two seasons before moving into the front office as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations in 2016.  Frank was promoted to President of Basketball Operations in August 2017.  His NBA tenure includes head coaching stints with the Pistons and New Jersey Nets and assistant coaching roles with the Nets, Vancouver Grizzlies and Boston Celtics.

 

The voting results for the 2019-20 NBA Basketball Executive of the Year Award are below.  The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP.

 

 

VOTING RESULTS: 2019-20 NBA BASKETBALL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

Executive (Team)

1st Place Votes (5 Points)

2nd Place Votes (3 Points)

3rd Place Votes (1 Point)

Total Points

 

Lawrence Frank (LA Clippers)

10

3

2

61

Sam Presti (Oklahoma City)

4

6

3

41

Pat Riley (Miami)

4

5

4

39

Jon Horst (Milwaukee)

3

3

3

27

Masai Ujiri (Toronto)

2

2

4

20

Zach Kleiman (Memphis)

1

3

2

16

Rob Pelinka (Los Angeles Lakers)

1

3

0

14

Donn Nelson (Dallas)

0

2

2

8

Tim Connelly (Denver)

1

0

2

7

Danny Ainge (Boston)

1

0

1

6

Bob Myers (Golden State)

1

0

0

5

Jeff Weltman (Orlando)

1

0

0

5

David Griffin (New Orleans)

0

1

2

5

James Jones (Phoenix)

0

1

0

3

Ed Stefanski (Detroit)

0

0

1

1

Dennis Lindsey (Utah)

0

0

1

1

Kevin Pritchard (Indiana)

0

0

1

1

Sean Marks (Brooklyn)

0

0

1

1

 

Below is the list of all-time recipients of the NBA Basketball Executive of the Year Award.

 

NBA BASKETBALL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR WINNERS

 

1972-73 – Joe Axelson, Kansas City-Omaha

1973-74 – Eddie Donovan, Buffalo

1974-75 – Dick Vertlieb, Golden State

1975-76 – Jerry Colangelo, Phoenix

1976-77 – Ray Patterson, Houston

1977-78 – Angelo Drossos, San Antonio

1978-79 – Bob Ferry, Washington

1979-80 – Red Auerbach, Boston

1980-81 – Jerry Colangelo, Phoenix

1981-82 – Bob Ferry, Washington

1982-83 – Zollie Volchok, Seattle

1983-84 – Frank Layden, Utah

1984-85 – Vince Boryla, Denver

1985-86 – Stan Kasten, Atlanta

1986-87 – Stan Kasten, Atlanta

1987-88 – Jerry Krause, Chicago

1988-89 – Jerry Colangelo, Phoenix

 

1989-90 – Bob Bass, San Antonio

1990-91 – Bucky Buckwalter, Portland

1991-92 – Wayne Embry, Cleveland

1992-93 – Jerry Colangelo, Phoenix

1993-94 – Bob Whitsitt, Seattle

1994-95 – Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers

1995-96 – Jerry Krause, Chicago

1996-97 – Bob Bass, Charlotte

1997-98 – Wayne Embry, Cleveland

1998-99 – Geoff Petrie, Sacramento

1999-00 – John Gabriel, Orlando

2000-01 – Geoff Petrie, Sacramento

2001-02 – Rod Thorn, New Jersey

2002-03 – Joe Dumars, Detroit

2003-04 – Jerry West, Memphis

2004-05 – Bryan Colangelo, Phoenix

2005-06 – Elgin Baylor, LA Clippers

 

2006-07 – Bryan Colangelo, Toronto

2007-08 – Danny Ainge, Boston

2008-09 – Mark Warkentien, Denver

2009-10 – John Hammond, Milwaukee

2010-11 – Gar Forman, Chicago (tie)

             Pat Riley, Miami (tie)

2011-12 – Larry Bird, Indiana

2012-13 – Masai Ujiri, Denver

2013-14 – R.C. Buford, San Antonio

2014-15 – Bob Myers, Golden State

2015-16 – R.C. Buford, San Antonio

2016-17 – Bob Myers, Golden State

2017-18 – Daryl Morey, Houston

2018-19 – Jon Horst, Milwaukee

2019-20 – Lawrence Frank, LA Clippers

 


Breanna Steward scored 26 points, Jewell Loyd added 19 points and nine rebounds, and the Seattle Storm won their fourth WNBA Championship defeating the Las Vegas Aces 92-59 last night. It was the biggest margin of victory in WNBA Finals history and the Storm’s second championship in three years. Breanna Stewart was named the 2020 WNBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) and set a WNBA Finals record by scoring at least 20 points in the sixth WNBA Finals game.

 

A’ja Wilson led the Aces with 18 points six rebounds and four assists.  

 

Please see below some of the quotes from the players’ postgame media availability with the full transcripts and select images attached (please credit NBAE/Getty Images).

 

Breanna Stewart (Seattle Storm)

“I was talking to Sue about it before we finished. I talked to Cathy [Engelbert] about it before my Podcast. To be able to be the 2020 WNBA champs, it's a huge gold star next to that. This season wasn't easy, and it wasn't easy in a whole bunch of different areas, with the coronavirus, with the social injustices going on in this country and the day-to-day being stuck here in the bubble. But our team is resilient. We continued to keep going, no matter what's going on, and I'm super proud to kind of be a part of this and this one is different than 2018, but it was harder and it means more.”

 

Sue Bird (Seattle Storm)

“Everybody knows why we came here. I think we did, looking back, an incredible job of being activists, of organizing -- I was going to say push the needle, I don't know if that's the right term for it but it's sometimes hard. I said this the other day, it's sometimes hard to know the impact you're having, but there's actually been moments we've been able to see it. I'm just so proud of this league, these players, it's amazing. In some ways, it's an honor to be part of the last two teams standing and an honor to continue spreading the message we started.”

 

A’ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces)

“I think we grew tremendously. I think we honestly understand now what it takes to win a championship. I mean, Seattle is a championship team on paper, on court. It's good to have that measure to know this is what we have to do every possession, every minute. I don't think we really understood that till you're in it. That's normally how it is in professional basketball. But it's a good thing for us. I know that it hurts. I don't know if anyone has lost something big in a game situation, but it's hurts. At the end of the day you learn and grow from it. I feel like I grew, so that's a success in my book. I'm just going to keep growing.”



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