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Globalizing the NBA
Transcript of Globalizing the NBA
Drafted into the NBA First Soviet Russian Player
Join the NBA International NBA Rep Hank Biasatti
1947 Arvydas Sabonis The United Nations (UN) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) jointly announced Eduardo Najera of the Dallas Mavericks as the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Sports Against Drugs ROAD TO AN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE January-
FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, voted to drop restrictions on professional basketball players competing in international events such as the Olympics. 1989 1989 April-
FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, voted to drop restrictions on professional basketball players competing in international events such as the Olympics. November-
First players from Soviet Russia play on court- 1989 November-
First major professional sports league game is played outside of America 1990 September-
First non-American team joins NBA (Toronto Raptors) 1993 2on2 in Taiwan
(August 8, 2000) First pre-season game in the DR
(July 26, 2002) 17 Intl. Players drafted
(June 26, 2002) Search for Dirk in Germany
(September 22, 2002) Virgin Isles MVP
(May 9, 2002) WORLD WIDE PARTY