World Cup Rumors
FIBA’s Executive Committee convened a meeting on Tuesday 7 June, during which it approved the bidding process for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. That edition of FIBA’s flagship event has the potential to be the first organised by and staged in more than one territory after FIBA’s Central Board came out in favour of receiving bids from multiple host countries.
Marc Stein: Fascinating questions remain, tho, because the whole qualifying structure for international play, remember, soon changes to soccer’s format. Qualifying for the 2019 World Cup in China will happen DURING the NBA season. Pop & NBA players won’t be leaving their teams for qualifying
With the help of Yao Ming, China won the right to host the 2019 Basketball World Cup. China beat out the Philippines in a vote at a FIBA meeting in Tokyo on Friday. “We talked openly about everything” said Kings VP of Basketball and Franchise Operations Vlade Divac of the meeting between DeMarcus Cousins, George Karl, Assistant GM Mike Bratz and himself in Las Vegas earlier this week. “I was very happy and excited about the (upcoming) season.”