Nueva adquisición al Programa Nacional Femenino
La Federación de Baloncesto de Puerto Rico (FBPUR) anunció que Sabrina Lozada será la nueva canastera del conjunto nacional femenino.
“Estoy muy honrada y agradecida por esta oportunidad de jugar para el Equipo Nacional. Espero con ansias esta increíble experiencia de representar a la Isla y a mi familia”, expresó Lozada.
“Es una poste que nos va a ayudar mucho en la pintura. Ella estaba comprometida con el Programa Nacional hace un tiempo pero no pudo hacer su debut en los Panamericanos ni en el AmeriCup porque firmó en la liga profesional de Portugal. Ella nos indicó que quería pasar el verano con su familia pero siempre nos habló de su disponibilidad. Finalmente hará su debut y estaría sustituyendo a India (Pagán) en la Selección”, indicó, por su parte, Gerardo “Jerry” Batista, técnico de la escuadra nacional.
Las boricuas se enfrentarán a República Dominicana el 14 de noviembre a las 8:00 pm, luego a Canadá el día 16 en el mismo horario y a Cuba el 17 a las 4:30 pm, como parte de la acción del Grupo A. El quinteto boricua será dirigido por Batista y asistido por Danny Ortiz y Carlos Calcaño.
El nuevo rostro del quinteto boricua, es una pívot de 22 años y 6'2" de estatura, jugó en la División I de la NCAA con la Universidad de Wichita State y actualmente juega en la liga femenina de Portugal con el club Vitoria Sport.
Puerto Rico logró medalla de bronce en los Juegos Panamericanos y del Caribe en el 2019 en Lima, Perú. Además, obtuvo la cuarta posición en el Americup que se jugó en San Juan, Puerto Rico.
JDC BASKETBALL LEAGUE SUB-24
AL RUEDO LA FINAL SUB-24
Por primera ocasión, los bicampeones Yauco United Dragons y los Arenosos de Camuy se verán las caras en una Serie Final, cuando mañana sábado, a la 1:00 p.m., inicien en el coliseo Raúl ‘Pipote’ Oliveras una batalla campal por la supremacía del torneo Sub-24 masculino de la JDC Basketball League.
La final, que se jugará a un máximo de tres partidos, continuará el domingo en el coliseo Raymond Dalmau de Quebradillas (5:00 p.m.), y de ser necesario regresaría el sábado 2 de noviembre a Yauco.
En la serie semifinal A, los campeones defensores dominaron en el mínimo de dos encuentros a los Gallitos de Isabela. El primer choque concluyó 109-55. Mientras, el segundo desafío cerró con puntuación de 107-72.
Camuy, por su parte, venció 87-81 y 91-82 a los Tiburones de Aguadilla para barrer la serie semifinal B.
En el segundo enfrentamiento, Luis Rivera (integrante de los Piratas de Quebradillas en el BSN) y Luis Henriquez lideraron la ofensiva de los Arenosos con 21 puntos cada uno. Samuel De León aportó 20 y Joel Rodríguez 12.
Camuy estará en su primera participación en una final y los Dragones en su tercera de forma consecutiva.
Para mayor información pueden visitar la página oficial en Facebook: Baloncesto Liga Sub 24.
PHOENIX SUNS’ DEANDRE AYTON SUSPENDED 25 GAMES
NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2019 – Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns has been suspended without pay for twenty-five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for a diuretic, it was announced today by the NBA.
Ayton’s suspension will begin with tomorrow’s game between the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets.
ALONCESTO SUPERIOR NACIONAL FEMENINO
MANATÍ A MEDIO CAMINO
Jazmon Gwathmey anotó 15 puntos, Shayla Cooper 14, Pamela Rosado 13 y Kathryn Westbeld 11 para darle a las Atenienses de Manatí un triunfo 60-57 sobre las Cangrejeras de Santurce y colocarlas a medio camino de su primer título en el Baloncesto Superior Nacional Femenino (BSNF).
La importada de las Cangrejeras, Tierra Henderson, falló seis de nueve intentos desde el tiro libre y así facilitó que las Atenienses consiguieran ventaja 2-0 en la serie final, pautada a un máximo de siete partidos.
Un tiro libre de Cooper le otorgó ventaja definitiva a Manatí, 56-55, con 1:21 del cuarto parcial. Pamela Rosado colocó las hostilidades en caja de seguridad con una efectiva penetración, 58-55, restando 1:09.
Luego de intercambiar canastas, Santurce tuvo una oportunidad de provocar el empate con un lance a larga distancia de Annelisse Vargas, pero no tuvo éxito.
Rosado coqueteó con un triple-doble con 13 tantos, 14 rebotes y nueve asistencias.
A pesar de no anotar desde el tiro libre, Henderson fue la mejor a la ofensiva por las Cangrejeras con 24 unidades y Dayshalee Salamán sumó 13.
La final se traslada este sábado, 26 de octubre (8:00 p.m.), al coliseo Juan Aubin ‘Bincito’ Cruz Abreu para el tercer partido de la serie.
Para más información del BSNF pueden visitar la página oficial en el Internet a la dirección bsnfpr.net y para estadísticas al enlace bsnfpr.cf, así como todas las plataformas en las redes sociales, Facebook: www.facebook.com/bsnfpr y Twitter: www.twitter.com/
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CLIPPERS’ PATRICK BEVERLEY FINED
NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2019 – LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley has been fined $25,000 for throwing the game ball into the spectator stands, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The incident occurred at the conclusion of the Clippers’ 112-102 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 22 at Staples Center.
To view the incident, click on the following link:
SALT LAKE CITY TO HOST NBA ALL-STAR 2023
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 23, 2019 – The NBA announced today that Salt Lake City has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2023. The 72nd NBA All-Star Game will take place at Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz, on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. This will mark the 30th anniversary of the 1993 NBA All-Star Game played in Salt Lake City.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement today during a press conference at Vivint Smart Home Arena, where he was joined by Larry H. Miller (LHM) Group of Companies Owner and Chairman Gail Miller, LHM Group of Companies CEO Steve Starks, Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski.
“Along with a rich basketball tradition, Salt Lake City has proven to be a world-class destination for large-scale events and sports competitions,” said Silver. “I want to thank the Miller Family and the Utah Jazz organization for their commitment to hosting our All-Star festivities and to developing a program that will leave a lasting impact on the community.”
“The return of the NBA All-Star Game to Salt Lake City is a tremendous honor and an opportunity for us to welcome back the NBA family for one of basketball’s biggest events,” said Miller. “The memory of John Stockton and Karl Malone sharing MVP honors 30 years ago remains strong. We are excited to create new memories for this generation of NBA fans in a place that loves to celebrate basketball.”
“We are excited to bring NBA All-Star 2023 to Salt Lake City and Utah,” said Starks. “We have civic and community partners who are engaged and committed to making our celebration very special. Vivint Smart Home Arena is an ideal host venue after our recent $125 million renovation, which focused on enhancing the guest experience. With the close proximity of the Salt Palace Convention Center and Huntsman Center as facilities, NBA fans will enjoy a dynamic downtown atmosphere.”
“I am very proud of our people and our state, and hosting NBA All-Star 2023 is a fitting tribute to the Miller Family and Utah Jazz organization,” said Herbert. “We look forward to showcasing our state in an unforgettable way. It’s true that nature played favorites with Utah. Visitors can hike or bike in red-rock Moab in the morning, ski at Park City in the afternoon, and attend NBA All-Star events at night for a robust Utah experience.”
“Salt Lake City is a vibrant, diverse, and culturally-rich community that knows how to celebrate the experience of sport,” said Biskupski. “Our 2002 Olympic Winter Games remain the standard against which all other Games are measured. Our selection as the NBA All-Star 2023 host is a testament to Salt Lake City as a sought-after destination for major conventions, sports and entertainment events, and new business.”
NBA All-Star oncourt events will tip off on Friday, Feb. 17 at Vivint Smart Home Arena and will culminate with the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 19. Additional programming for fans of all ages will take place at venues throughout the city, including the Salt Palace Convention Center and Huntsman Center on the University of Utah campus.
The league will also continue to celebrate its tradition and commitment to social responsibility with a full schedule of NBA Cares and Diversity & Inclusion events during NBA All-Star 2023. Through partnerships with schools, government, and local and national nonprofit organizations, the league will reach thousands of children and families in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas and provide critical resources to community-based programs.
In 2023, TNT will be televising the All-Star Game in prime time for the 21st consecutive year, marking Turner Sports’ 38th year of All-Star coverage. The game will be broadcast worldwide in more than 200 countries and territories and more than 40 languages.
NBA ALL-STAR HISTORY IN UTAH
Salt Lake City previously hosted NBA All-Star at the Delta Center in 1993, when the Western Conference defeated the Eastern Conference 135-132 in overtime in the 43rd All-Star Game. Karl Malone and John Stockton of the hometown Jazz became the first teammates to share the All-Star MVP award.
Malone led the West with 28 points, while Stockton notched nine points and 15 assists. The San Antonio Spurs’ David Robinson added 21 points and 10 rebounds for the West, which overcame a game-high 30 points from the Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan.
This was the final All-Star Game for the Detroit Pistons’ Isiah Thomas and the first for Orlando Magic rookie Shaquille O’Neal. The Charlotte Hornets’ Larry Johnson became the first player in franchise history to appear in an All-Star Game.
Mark Price of the Cleveland Cavaliers won the Three-Point Contest, ending a three-year reign by the Chicago Bulls’ Craig Hodges. Price would win it again in 1994. The Miami Heat’s Harold Miner won the first of his two Slam Dunk Contest titles.
Salt Lake City was home for the Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association from 1970-75 and hosted the 1973 ABA All-Star Game at The Salt Palace. The Eastern Conference team in the 1973 ABA All-Star Game included NBA legend Julius Erving and was coached by Hall of Famer Larry Brown.
2019-20 NBA REFEREES BY THE NUMBERS
NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2019 – Seventy referees will make up the NBA officiating staff for the 2019-20 season. Below are some numbers and tidbits pertaining to this season’s NBA officials.
On The Court
· 3,690 – The 70 NBA officials will be called on to fill 3,690 referee assignments during the regular season.
· 34 – Ken Mauer is entering his 34th season as an NBA referee, the most for any current official.
· 80 – 56 of the 70 referees (80%) have worked in the NBA G League.
· 41/28 – 41 of the 70 referees (59%) have 10 or more years of officiating experience, while 28 of the 70 (40%) have 15 or more years of officiating experience.
· 34 – 24 of the 70 referees (34%) have WNBA officiating experience.
Off The Court
· 75,000 – NBA officials who cover 60 or more games during the regular season will fly approximately 75,000 miles.
· 1989 – Joe Borgia, Senior Vice President, Referee Operations, was part of the officiating crew for the longest modern-day game when the Seattle SuperSonics and the Milwaukee Bucks went to five overtimes on Nov. 9, 1989. He also worked the highest-scoring game in history (Detroit Pistons 186, Denver Nuggets 184) on Dec. 13, 1983.
· 1977 – Ken Mauer earned 1977 All-Big Ten honors for the University of Minnesota’s baseball team, helping lead the Golden Gophers to the College World Series alongside Baseball Hall of Famer Paul Molitor.
· 36 – Brent Barnaky, who wears No. 36, served as a civil trial lawyer before becoming an NBA official.
· 25 – Monty McCutchen, Vice President, Head of Referee Development and Training, spent 25 years as an NBA referee.
· 20 – George Toliver, Associate Vice President, Referee Operations, is the father of three-time WNBA All-Star and two-time WNBA champion Kristi Toliver, who wears No. 20 for the Washington Mystics.
· 19 – Jason Phillips is the new Replay Center Operations Principal after spending 19 years as an NBA official.
· 13 – Referee Jacyn Goble previously worked for 13 years as a police officer for the Miami-Dade Police Department.
· 12 – Referee Leroy Richardson spent 12 years in the United States Navy, serving as a surface warfare specialist and underwater sea surveillance specialist. Other officials who have served in the U.S. military include Matt Boland (Connecticut National Guard) and Rodney Mott (U.S. Navy).
· 9 – The NBA features nine officials who attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Bennie Adams (Southern University), Tony Brown (Clark Atlanta University), Sean Corbin (Coppin State University), Courtney Kirkland (Southern University), Karl Lane (Philander Smith University), Eric Lewis (Bethune Cookman University), Matt Myers (Hampton University), CJ Washington (Southern University) and Tom Washington (Norfolk State University).
· 8 – Referee Haywoode Workman played eight seasons in the NBA.
· 6 – Referee Leon Wood played six seasons in the NBA.
· 4 – Four referees were born outside of the U.S.: Marat Kogut (Kiev, Ukraine), Gediminas Petraitis (Kaunas, Lithuania), Evan Scott (Taejon, South Korea) and Mousa Dagher (Homs, Syria).
· 3 to 4 – An NBA official runs an average of 3 to 4 miles during a game.
· 3 – Referee Development Performance Advisor Joe Crawford, who was an NBA referee for 39 years, is one of three members of his family to serve as an official. His late father, Shag, and his brother, Jerry, were both longtime Major League Baseball umpires.
· 3 – This year’s officiating staff features three second-generation NBA referees: James Capers (James Capers, Sr.), JB DeRosa (Joe DeRosa) and Brian Forte (Joe Forte).
NBA ROSTERS FEATURE 108 INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS
FROM 38 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES
– Sixth Consecutive Season League Has at Least 100 International Players –
– 16 Canadians Set Record for Most Players from a Non-U.S. Country on Opening-Night Rosters –
NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2019 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that 108 international players from 38 countries and territories are on opening-night rosters for the 2019-20 season, marking the sixth consecutive season that opening-night rosters feature at least 100 international players.
The record for international players (113) and record for countries and territories represented (42) were set at the start of the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, respectively.
This year’s 108 international players are more than four times the 24 international players on opening-night rosters for the 1994-95 season 25 years ago. Opening-night rosters also feature a record 16 Canadian players - the most players from a non-U.S. country ever on opening-night rosters.
The most-represented countries among the 108 international players on opening-night rosters are Canada (16 players), Australia (nine players), France (eight players), Croatia (seven players) and Serbia (six players). Canada saw a record six players selected in the NBA Draft 2019 presented by State Farm®, surpassing the previous record for most draftees from a non-U.S. country (five) set by France in 2016.
The Dallas Mavericks have an NBA-high seven international players. The Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers each have six, while the Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards each have five.
The NBA’s 74th season begins tonight with a doubleheader on TNT as part of Kia NBA Tip-Off 2019. In the opening game, the defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors will host the New Orleans Pelicans at 8 p.m. ET. In the second game, the Los Angeles Lakers will face the LA Clippers at 10:30 p.m. ET.
In addition to the 108 international players on 2019-20 opening-night rosters, there are a record 11 international players from eight countries on “two-way” contracts.
A record 30 former Basketball Without Borders (BWB) campers are on opening-night rosters, surpassing the previous record of 28 set last season. Former BWB campers include RJ Barrett (New York Knicks; Canada; BWB Global 2017), Marc Gasol (Raptors; Spain; BWB Europe 2003) and Joel Embiid (76ers; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2011). BWB is the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program that has seen 69 former campers drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents since 2001.
Below please find international player milestones and storylines for the upcoming season:
- There are 11 international players on opening-night rosters who have been NBA All-Stars: Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks; Greece), Goran Dragić (Miami Heat; Slovenia), Embiid, Al Horford (76ers; Dominican Republic), Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol (Portland Trail Blazers; Spain), Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets; Australia), Nikola Jokić (Denver Nuggets; Serbia), Kristaps Porzingis (Mavericks; Latvia), Ben Simmons (76ers; Australia) and Nikola Vučević (Orlando Magic; Montenegro).
- Four of the five players who won 2018-19 Kia NBA Performance Awards were international: Antetokounmpo (Kia NBA Most Valuable Player), Luka Dončić (Kia NBA Rookie of the Year; Mavericks; Slovenia), Pascal Siakam (Kia NBA Most Improved Player; Raptors; Cameroon) and Rudy Gobert (Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year; Jazz; France).
- As part of the NBA.com 2019-20 GM Survey, Antetokounmpo was voted the No. 1 player most likely to win the MVP (52% of votes) and the No. 1 player with whom general managers would want to start a franchise (86% of votes). Jokić (48%) and Embiid (28%) were voted the best centers in the NBA.
- Rui Hachimura (Wizards; Japan) and Yuta Watanabe (two-way player for the Grizzlies; Japan) are seeking to make history as the first two Japanese players to play in the NBA during the same season.
- Bruno Fernando (Atlanta Hawks) is seeking to become the first player from Angola to play in an NBA game.
- There are three sets of international brothers on opening-night rosters: Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo (Greece); Marc and Pau Gasol (Spain); Willy and Juancho Hernangómez (Spain).
Below please find the full list of international players on 2019-20 opening-night rosters
(active and inactive):
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Portland Trail Blazers
New Orleans Pelicans
New York Knicks
New York Knicks
San Antonio Spurs
NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2019 – Longtime NBA official Gary Zielinski will join the NBA Referee Operations Department as Director of Amateur Officiating Development, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, NBA President of League Operations. Zielinski recently retired as an NBA referee after spending 18 seasons in that role.
In his new position, Zielinski will provide guidance and training regarding playing rules and officiating career opportunities to amateur players, coaches and officials, with a specific focus on youth. He will create and implement youth officiating development curriculum based on the NBA’s officiating program and Jr. NBA’s educational initiatives. In addition, Zielinski will conduct clinics and camps and identify candidates for introduction into the referee scouting pipeline.
“We are excited that Gary will continue to serve the NBA in this new role,” said Spruell. “His extensive knowledge and experience as an NBA referee will be invaluable as we develop our grassroots officiating programs.”
Zielinski officiated more than 1,000 regular-season games as well as 18 playoff games in the NBA. Before joining the NBA’s officiating staff, he worked as a referee for four seasons in the WNBA and seven seasons in the Continental Basketball Association.
Oct. 8, 2019 - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement regarding the NBA and China:
I recognize our initial statement left people angered, confused or unclear on who we are or what the NBA stands for. Let me be more clear.
Over the last three decades, the NBA has developed a great affinity for the people of China. We have seen how basketball can be an important form of people-to-people exchange that deepens ties between the United States and China.
At the same time, we recognize that our two countries have different political systems and beliefs. And like many global brands, we bring our business to places with different political systems around the world.
But for those who question our motivation, this is about far more than growing our business.
Values of equality, respect and freedom of expression have long defined the NBA – and will continue to do so. As an American-based basketball league operating globally, among our greatest contributions are these values of the game.
In fact, one of the enduring strengths of the NBA is our diversity – of views, backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and religions. Twenty-five percent of NBA players were born outside of the United States and our colleagues work in league offices around the world, including in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei.
With that diversity comes the belief that whatever our differences, we respect and value each other; and, what we have in common, including a belief in the power of sports to make a difference, remains our bedrock principle.
It is inevitable that people around the world – including from America and China – will have different viewpoints over different issues. It is not the role of the NBA to adjudicate those differences.
However, the NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say on these issues. We simply could not operate that way.
Basketball runs deep in the hearts and minds of our two peoples. At a time when divides between nations grow deeper and wider, we believe sports can be a unifying force that focuses on what we have in common as human beings rather than our differences.
– NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass released the following statement:
"We recognize that the views expressed by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey have deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable. While Daryl has made it clear that his tweet does not represent the Rockets or the NBA, the values of the league support individuals’ educating themselves and sharing their views on matters important to them. We have great respect for the history and culture of China and hope that sports and the NBA can be used as a unifying force to bridge cultural divides and bring people together.”
WIZARDS DISTRICT GAMING WINS TOP PICK IN 2020 NBA 2K LEAGUE DRAFT
– Hornets Venom GT Wins NBA 2K League Expansion Draft Lottery –
– Expansion Draft Set for Oct. 18 –
NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2019 – The NBA 2K League announced today that Wizards District Gaming won the NBA 2K League Draft Lottery and will have the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft. Knicks Gaming will have the second overall pick, and Hawks Talon GC will have the third overall pick.
The NBA 2K League Draft Lottery was conducted today at the National Basketball Association (NBA) office in New York City. Click here for the complete 2020 NBA 2K League Draft order, which is subject to change based on trades and additional player retainment. The date of the draft will be announced in the coming months.
Additionally, Hornets Venom GT, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, won the NBA 2K League Expansion Draft Lottery, which was also conducted today at the NBA office in New York City. Hornets Venom GT will have the first and fourth overall picks in the 2019 NBA 2K League Expansion Draft. Gen.G will have the second and third overall picks in the expansion draft.
During the expansion draft, which will be held Friday, Oct. 18, the two expansion teams can each select up to three players from the non-protected player pool. The expansion draft will consist of three rounds, with each team’s third-round pick being optional. Expansion teams have the option of selecting a third player in the expansion draft if they forgo their second-round pick in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft. The expansion draft will be a snake draft, so the pick order will alternate in the second and third rounds (i.e. 1, 2, 2, 1, 1*, 2*).
* indicates optional picks
Today’s two draft lotteries were conducted by drawing ping-pong balls in random order from the official ball machine that is used for the NBA Draft Lottery. For complete details on both lotteries, click here.
For more information on NBA 2K League Season 3 roster construction, click here. Fans can also follow the NBA 2K League on Twitter (NBA2KLeague), Instagram (nba2kleague), Facebook (NBA 2K League), Twitch (NBA2KLeague) and YouTube (NBA 2K League) and visit NBA2KLeague.com.
NBA INDIA GAMES 2019: BY THE NUMBERS
– Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers to Play First-Ever NBA Games in India –
MUMBAI, Oct. 1, 2019 – The NBA India Games 2019, which will feature the Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers playing two preseason games Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Dome, NSCI, SVP Stadium in Mumbai, will mark the first games that teams from a North American sports league will play in India.
Below is a look at facts and figures about The NBA India Games 2019:
- 10 million – The Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA Program, a comprehensive youth development initiative that aims to develop the game at the grassroots level in India, has reached more than 10 million youth from 13,000 schools across 34 cities and has trained more than 13,000 physical instructors nationwide since the program’s launch in 2013.
- 3.1 million – More than 3.1 million fans follow the NBA India Facebook page.
- 8,353 – The distance from Sacramento to Mumbai is approximately 8,353 miles (13,442 kilometers).
- 8,159 – The distance from Indianapolis to Mumbai is approximately 8,159 miles (13,129 kilometers).
- 3,000 – As part of Reliance Foundation’s Education and Sports for All (ESA) initiative, the NBA will invite 3,000 boys and girls from participating Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA schools in Mumbai to attend the “The NBA India Games for Reliance Foundation ESA” on Oct. 4.
- 2017 – The NBA Academy India, an elite basketball training center in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) for the top male and female prospects from throughout India and the first of its kind in the country, officially opened in May 2017.
- 2011 – The NBA office in Mumbai, which opened in 2011, is one of 12 NBA offices outside the U.S.
- 750 – NBA products and merchandise are available in more than 750 retail stores across India and on NBAStore.in Powered by Myntra, the official online NBA store in India.
- 300 – More than 300 live NBA games are available in India each season on SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 3 and SONY ESPN, including 85 with Hindi commentary.
- 200 – The NBA India Games 2019 will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories via television, digital and social media.
- 35 – More than 35 current and former NBA players have visited India on behalf of the NBA since 2006.
- 30 – There are currently 30 active NBA Basketball Schools in six cities across India providing tuition-based basketball development programs to boys and girls ages 6-18.
- 20 – Twenty boys and girls from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program represented India in the 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship in Orlando, Florida from Aug. 6-11.
- 17 – Kings Chairman, CEO, Governor and Mumbai-native Vivek Ranadivé was 17 years old when he left India for Cambridge, Massachusetts to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
- 14 – The Kings (7) and Pacers (7) have played a combined 14 NBA games outside of North America heading into The NBA India Games 2019.
- 10 – More than 10 years ago, NBA Cares created its first Live, Learn and Play Place in India (Delhi 2008), and upon completion of the NBA’s series of grassroots community, youth basketball and elite development events and programs ahead of The NBA India Games 2019, the NBA will have created more than 1,305 places where kids and families can live, learn or play in communities around the world.
- 8 – The Kings and Pacers feature eight international players representing seven countries and territories:
- Kings (5): Nemanja Bjelica (Serbia), Bogdan Bogdanović (Serbia), Buddy Hield (Bahamas), Cory Joseph (Canada) and Isaiah Pineiro (Puerto Rico)
- Pacers (3): Goga Bitadze (Georgia), Amida Brimah (Ghana) and Domantas Sabonis (Lithuania)
- 5 – The NBA, Pacers and Kings will support five under-resourced municipal schools in and around Mumbai, including Sitaram Mill Compound Marathi BMC School, where league and team executives and former NBA players will break ground on a new basketball court on Oct. 5. In partnership with American India Foundation (AIF), this joint Legacy Project will transform the educational experience for hundreds of Mumbai’s most underserved students for years to come.
- 1 – The NBA India Games will mark the first games that teams from a North American sports league will play in India.
BALONCESTO SUPERIOR NACIONAL FEMENINO
LLEGA LA TV A LA SERIE FINAL
A partir de este lunes, la serie final del Baloncesto Superior Nacional Femenino (BSNF) será transmitida por un canal de televisión abierta. La final entre las Cangrejeras de Santurce y las Atenienses de Manatí podrá verse a través del canal 13.
No obstante, el canal 13 no será la única opción para ver los juegos cuatro, cinco, seis y siete, también dichos desafíos serán televisados por Latin American Sports, canales 158 (SD) y 358 (HD) en Liberty.
Los primeros dos enfrentamientos de la serie, que domina Manatí 2-0, han sido transmitidos en la página de Facebook Live del BSNF. El tercer encontronazo, esta noche, también irá por la red social del organismo.
DISPONIBLES LAS ESTADÍSTICAS ONLINE
Por primera vez, las estadísticas de los juegos están disponibles jugada a jugada, en vivo, en la página del organismo, www.bsnfpr.net.
Antes de iniciar la serie final se completó el proceso con FIBA Live Stats para obtener el servicio, tal y como lo tiene el torneo masculino.
Para más información del BSNF pueden visitar la página oficial en el Internet a la dirección bsnfpr.net y para estadísticas al enlace bsnfpr.cf, así como todas las plataformas en las redes sociales, Facebook: facebook.com/bsnfpr
y Twitter: twitter.com/bsnfpr.
We have created the following videos to better help you understand our points of education (with a video specifically dedicated to traveling) and coach’s challenge experimental rule for this year.
Please let me or Pete Lagiovane (email@example.com) know if you have any additional questions.
POE: The 2019-20 Points of Education video (narrated by VP, Head of Referee Development & Training Monty McCutchen) provides examples and guidance regarding Illegal Contact Initiated by Offensive Players, Freedom of Movement (Perimeter and Post), Traveling and Respect for the Game.
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TRAVELING/GATHER: This video (narrated by VP, Head of Referee Development & Training Monty McCutchen) provides an overview of rules regarding Traveling for Standing and Progressing Players and Traveling for Dribbling Players, as well as specifically addresses the newly-defined concept of the “gather”.
COACH’S CHALLENGE: This video (narrated by SVP, Referee Operations Joe Borgia and VP, Replay Operations Jason Phillips) outlines the rules and procedures associated with the newly-adopted Coach’s Challenge.
NBA TIPS OFF GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AHEAD OF FIRST-EVER NBA GAMES IN INDIA
– Weeklong Series of Events to Impact Thousands of Youth, Coaches, Teachers and Families
Across Mumbai –
– NBA Legacy Project Supporting Local Schools with New Basketball Court, Refurbished Facilities and STEM Curriculums and Training Begins Oct. 5 –
MUMBAI AND NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2019 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) will begin a series of grassroots community, youth basketball and elite development events and programs to impact thousands of young people, teachers, coaches and families across Mumbai ahead of The NBA India Games 2019, the NBA announced today. The first-ever NBA game in India will be played in front of 3,000 youth from participating Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA schools, when the Kings and Pacers take the court Oct. 4 at the Dome, NSCI, SVP Stadium in Mumbai.
Throughout the week, NBA Cares, Jr. NBA, Her Time to Play and NBA Academy programming will feature basketball clinics, community impact projects and special events designed to encourage physical fitness, inspire play, empower women and girls and create sustainable, technology-equipped spaces to support STEM education for kids of all ages.
Since the league’s 2008 NBA Legacy Project in Delhi, Jr. NBA and NBA Cares have worked to engage youth across India as part of grassroots efforts that teach the fundamentals and values of the game, including teamwork, community, respect and determination. Launched in 2013, the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program has reached more than 10 million youth from 13,000 schools and trained more than 13,000 physical education instructors nationwide. For the second consecutive year, 10 boys and 10 girls from India represented the country in the second annual Jr. NBA Global Championship in Orlando, Florida.
Continuing and expanding these initiatives ahead of The NBA India Games, the NBA, Pacers and Kings will support five under-resourced municipal schools in and around Mumbai, including Sitaram Mill Compound Marathi BMC School, where league and team executives and former NBA players will break ground on a new basketball court on Oct. 5. In partnership with the American India Foundation (AIF), this joint Legacy Project will transform the educational experience for hundreds of Mumbai’s most underserved students for years to come.
Students and teachers will have access to new Smart Classrooms, STEM Resource Centers and a Robotics Lab outfitted with new technology, digital STEM curriculums and training, and improved infrastructure for school facilities, as well as the newly-constructed basketball court. Additionally, Jr. NBA programs will be launched at each school for both boys and girls.
“Our mission is to use basketball as a platform for good and we are thrilled to partner with the American India Foundation to invest in the education and growth, both physically and mentally, of youth in India,” said Kings Chairman, CEO and Governor Vivek Ranadivé. “I believe in the transformative power of sports and it is a tremendous honor to help bring the game to the country where I was raised as the NBA continues to expand its reach in India and across the globe.”
“We are excited to partner with the American India Foundation to support the health, wellness and education of underserved youth in Mumbai,” said Pacers Chairman, CEO and Governor Herb Simon. “We are absolutely thrilled to be playing the first-ever games in India and we are proud to be part of the expanding NBA worldwide footprint of our game of basketball.”
See below for a full list of events taking place today through Oct. 5. For more information, fans in India can follow the NBA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and use the hashtag #NBAIndiaGames2019.
NBA PROMOTES THREE REFEREES TO 2019-20 OFFICIATING STAFF
NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2019 John Butler, Nate Green and Evan Scott have been promoted to full-time NBA staff officials, it was announced today by .
“John, Nate and Evan have achieved their promotions through the quality of their officiating being at the standard for working NBA games on a regular basis,” said McCutchen. “Our NBA G League is a great tool for officials to earn the right to rise to the NBA ranks and then continue to grow at their craft.”
In addition to their NBA assignments this season, the three new staff officials will continue to officiate NBA G League games. All NBA referees with fewer than four years of service in the NBA work NBA G League games to gain additional experience as crew chiefs and develop as leaders.
New Full-Time NBA Staff Officials
John Butler (Biloxi, Miss.) has officiated five seasons in the NBA G League and two seasons in the WNBA. He worked the NBA G League playoffs from 2015-19 and the Finals in 2018 and 2019. Butler officiated nine NBA regular-season games as a non-staff official during the 2018-19 season. He also has eight years of collegiate officiating experience. See his complete bio here.
Nate Green (Des Moines, Iowa) has worked four seasons as an NBA G League official. He officiated nine NBA regular-season games as a non-staff official during the 2018-19 season. Green also has six years of collegiate officiating experience. A standout player at Indiana State, Green was named the 1999-2000 Missouri Valley Player of the Year. He played professionally in the NBA G League (2001-03) and in Italy (2003-10). See his complete bio here.
Evan Scott (Taejon, South Korea) is one of four referees born outside the United States on the NBA officiating staff. He has officiated three seasons in the NBA G League. Scott worked nine NBA regular-season games as a non-staff official during the 2018-19 season. His officiating experience also includes five years in the collegiate ranks. Scott played two seasons of rugby at Radford University. See his complete bio here.
NBA FINES MILWAUKEE BUCKS
NEW YORK, September 24, 2019 – The NBA announced today that the Milwaukee Bucks have been fined $50,000 for violating league rules governing the timing of discussions regarding future player contracts and permissible commitments to players. The fine is in response to a public statement made recently by General Manager Jon Horst during a televised team event that Giannis Antetokounmpo “will be offered a supermax extension.”
Under NBA rules, teams cannot commit to offer a “supermax” extension prior to the summer following a player’s seventh season in the NBA.
LONGTIME NBA REFEREE MIKE CALLAHAN NAMED
G LEAGUE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT LEAD
NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2019 –Mike Callahan, who retired as an NBA official following the 2018-19 campaign after having served on-court for 29 seasons, will join the NBA Referee Operations Department as G League Training and Development Lead, it was announced today by NBA President of League Operations, Byron Spruell.
In his new role, Callahan will be responsible for the implementation, development and execution of the G League referee educational curriculum. He will also oversee G League referee staff evaluation and development, including the transition of top candidates to the WNBA and NBA.
“We are thrilled that Mike will be bringing his vast experience and teaching abilities to our G League officials,” said Spruell. “He is the perfect mentor to develop our next generation of G League referees for on-court success and growth in their own officiating careers.”
Known as “Duke,” Callahan officiated 1,626 regular-season games and 225 playoff games, including 21 Finals games. He concluded his stellar NBA career as the crew chief for Game 4 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
George Tolliver, a former NBA official and member of NBA Referee Operations since 2004, will transition from G League Lead to Candidate Development Lead where he will oversee the strategic priority of implementing programs to identify new officials for the NBA’s developmental pipeline.
– BOG Also Institutes New Deadline for Submission of Starting Lineups –
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2019 – The NBA Board of Governors today approved new language in the NBA rule book that governs traveling violations. The revision will not change the substance of the rule but will help eliminate the gap between the rule as written and how it has been applied in NBA games.
“One of the most misunderstood rules in our game is how traveling is interpreted and appropriately called,” said Byron Spruell, NBA President, League Operations. “Revising the language of certain areas of the rule is part of our three-pronged approach to address the uncertainty around traveling. This approach also includes an enforcement plan to make traveling a point of emphasis for our officiating staff, along with an aggressive education plan to increase understanding of the rule by players, coaches, media and fans.”
The official NBA rule book will now have a section that formally defines the “gather,” which is a concept that has been used by the officiating staff for many years to apply the rule but was never defined in the rule book. The text of the rule will also be revised to provide additional clarity regarding how many steps a player may take after the gather occurs.
Click here or see attached for the new language in the rule book regarding traveling that is consistent with how the play has been called. A training video that further explains the traveling rule will be issued next week.
Also today, the NBA Board of Governors approved a change to the rule related to the submission of starting lineups. To increase transparency for teams, media and fans, the league will now require teams to submit their starting lineups 30 minutes prior to the game’s scheduled start time instead of the previous rule of 10 minutes. Teams will retain the ability to amend their starting lineups prior to the beginning of the game if circumstances change. This type of change is most likely to occur if a player sustains or reaggravates an injury during pregame warm-ups.
The NBA’s Competition Committee unanimously recommended the clarification of the rule governing traveling violations and the new deadline for the submission of starting lineups.
NBA G LEAGUE WINTER SHOWCASE IN LAS VEGAS
– NBA G League’s Premier Scouting Event Hosted by Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino December 19-22 –
NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2019 – The 2019 MGM Resorts NBA G League Winter Showcase will be played in Las Vegas for the second consecutive year from Dec. 19-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The NBA G League’s premier in-season scouting event, which spans four days and features 28 regular season games spread across two courts, will introduce a tournament format and a $100,000 prize for players on the winning team.
Under the new tournament format, teams will be ranked 1-28 based on their records through the first 12 regular season games of the season. The top four ranked teams will be placed into the Championship Bracket while the remaining 24 teams will be placed into six four-team brackets. All games at the Winter Showcase will continue to count toward regular season records.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with MGM Resorts to bring the NBA G League Winter Showcase back to Mandalay Bay and Las Vegas,” said NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim. “The Winter Showcase has long been a marquee event on the NBA G League calendar and we’re excited to introduce the new tournament format this season.”
Lance Evans, Senior Vice President of Sports & Sponsorships for MGM Resorts International, said, “We look forward to the return of the NBA G League Winter Showcase to Mandalay Bay this December. Las Vegas has become the ultimate sports destination and the resort is home to one of the nation’s best basketball venues. This is a great opportunity to host some of the world’s best athletes as they showcase their abilities in a new tournament-style format.”
For the second consecutive year, the NBA G League Winter Showcase will host more than 20 players from NBA Academies, the league’s network of elite basketball training centers for top prospects from outside the U.S. The prospects will scrimmage against each other, participate in the 2019 Tarkanian Classic and receive life-skills programming focusing on education, leadership, health and wellness, and character development. Since October 2016, NBA Academies have been launched in Canberra, Australia; Jinan, Urumqi and Zhuji, China; Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), India; Mexico City, Mexico; and Saly, Senegal.
The MGM Resorts NBA G League Winter Showcase has become a springboard to the NBA, with more than 60 players earning GATORADE Call-Ups during or immediately following the last 15 Showcases.
Following last year’s Winter Showcase, Brandon Sampson of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers signed a Two-Way contract with the Chicago Bulls and Donte Grantham of the Oklahoma City Blue signed a Two-Way contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The full game schedule is below. A broadcast schedule for the event, which will be closed to fans, will be released at a later date.
*Schedule subject to change
NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2019 – The NBA Board of Governors has unanimously approved the sale of the Brooklyn Nets to Joe Tsai.
“We are thrilled that Joe Tsai is becoming the principal owner and governor of the Brooklyn Nets,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “In addition to being a passionate basketball fan, Joe is one of China’s preeminent internet, media and e-commerce pioneers and his expertise will be invaluable in the league’s efforts to grow the game in China and other global markets. I would also like to thank Mikhail Prokhorov and Dmitry Razumov for their enormous contributions to the Brooklyn community, the Nets organization and the league. They leave a thriving team, well-positioned for the future.”
NBA G LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE TEAM ROSTERS ANNOUNCED
– Argentina’s San Lorenzo, Brazil’s Flamengo, Germany’s FC Bayern Munich,
Uruguay’s Elite Team and the USA’s NBA G League Elite Team
to Play International Exhibition Tournament Sept. 18-22 –
NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2019 – The NBA G League today announced team rosters for the NBA G League International Challenge. The basketball exhibition tournament comprised of teams from around the world will be held at the Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay for the first time from Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.
Participating teams include the USA’s NBA G League Elite Team (a team of top talent from the NBA’s official minor league), Argentina’s San Lorenzo, Brazil’s Flamengo, Germany’s FC Bayern Munich, Mexico’s Capitanes and Uruguay’s Elite Team.
The tournament will begin with three days of group play, culminating in a final four semifinals and championship game between the top two teams. The NBA G League International Challenge will be livestreamed in Uruguay by Antel on the Vera TV and Vera+ websites and apps. Fans can buy tickets and gain access to exclusive offers and more by visiting www.nbaevents.com/
In addition to the on-court action, the NBA G League International Challenge will feature a variety of interactive fan activities, including an NBA Fan Zone and Jr. NBA programming that will bring the NBA experience to fans in Uruguay.
The tournament will be also supported by a full roster of partners, including presenting partner Antel, and marketing partners Dove Men+Care, Gatorade, Sheraton and Supermatch.
The first NBA G League International Challenge took place at NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles, where the NBA G League USA Team defeated Mexico’s Men’s National Team 88-67.
NBA G LEAGUE ELITE
Position / NBAGL Team
C / Rookie
F / Northern Arizona Suns
G / Oklahoma City Blue
G / Memphis Hustle
F / Delaware Blue Coats
F / Lakeland Magic
F / Stockton Kings
G / Wisconsin Herd
C / Memphis Hustle
G / Windy City Bulls
G / Raptors 905
G / Westchester Knicks
SAN LORENZO – ARGENTINA
Position / #
Gustavo Nicolas Aguirre
G / 7
G / 11
G / 4
G / 2
G / 8
F / 6
F / 10
F / 18
F / 1
C / 3
C / 15
F / 21
CR FLAMENGO - BRAZIL
Pedro Barres Nunes
G / 1
Leron Markeis Black
F / 5
Franco Nicolas Balbi
G / 6
Jhonathan Luz Dos Santos
F / 7
Deryk Evrando Ramos
G / 9
Matheus DaSilva Brito
G / 10
F / 11
Rafael Ferreira De Sousa
C / 12
Carlos Alexandre Rodrigues Do Nascimento
F / 16
Ruan Michel Marques Miranda
Zachary Darnell Graham
F / 32
C / 71
Gustavo de Conti
G / 3
F / 7
G / 8
C / 10
G / 11
G / 14
F / 16
G / 20
G / 21
F / 22
F / 34
F / 43
G / 44
CAPITANES – MEXICO
G / 2
G / 7
F / 8
G / 11
F / 12
C / 14
G / 16
C / 20
F / 22
F / 23
G / 27
G / 33
G / 15
G / 9
G / 6
G / 41
F / 1
F / 10
F / 21
F / 33
C / 34
C / 91
F / 23
G / 3
FIRST-EVER NBA GAME IN INDIA TO BE PLAYED IN FRONT OF YOUTH FROM RELIANCE FOUNDATION JR. NBA PROGRAM
- NBA and Reliance Foundation to Invite 3,000 Boys and Girls from More Than 70 Schools Across Mumbai to Attend Oct. 4 Game Between Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers -
MUMBAI, Sept. 12, 2019 – NBA India today announced that the first-ever NBA game in India will be played in front of 3,000 boys and girls from more than 70 schools under the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program.
Reliance Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports various philanthropic initiatives of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and has partnered with the NBA on the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program in India since 2013.
The NBA India Games 2019, which will feature the Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers playing two preseason games Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Dome, NSCI, SVP Stadium in Mumbai, will mark the first games that teams from a North American sports league will play in India. The NBA India Game on Oct. 5 will be open to fans who have purchased tickets through BookMyShow.
As part of Reliance Foundation’s Education and Sports for All (ESA) initiative, the NBA will invite 3,000 boys and girls from more than 70 participating Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA schools in Mumbai to attend “The NBA India Games for Reliance Foundation ESA” on Oct. 4.
“We are proud to provide young Indian boys and girls under the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program with the opportunity to experience the first-ever NBA game in India,” said NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum. “We share Reliance Foundation’s belief in the transformative power of sport and its ability to capture a child’s imagination, and these historic events will inspire youth across the country for years to come.”
In addition to the games, the league and its partners will host interactive fan activities, Jr. NBA events, an NBA Academy India development camp for women, and NBA Cares community outreach efforts benefiting fans of all ages across Mumbai.
The Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program is a comprehensive youth development initiative that aims to develop the game at the grassroots level and apply the core values of basketball – teamwork, respect, determination and community – to positively impact the lives of boys and girls in India. Since its launch in 2013, the program has reached more than 10 million youth from 10,000 schools across 34 cities and has trained more than 10,000 physical education instructors nationwide. Ten boys and 10 girls from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program represented India in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship, a youth basketball tournament for top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls teams from around the world on Aug. 6-11, 2019 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla.
For more information, fans in India can follow the NBA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and use the hashtag #NBAIndiaGames. For the latest news, updates, scores, stats, schedules, videos and more, download the official NBA App on iOS and Android.