NBA commissioner Adam Silver spoke to the Italian newsp…

NBA commissioner Adam Silver spoke to the Italian newspaper ‘Il Corriere della Sera’ and gave some updates about the potential collaboration on a new European league with FIBA and EuroLeague. “We’re just at the beginning of the conversation,” Adam Silver said. “With FIBA, we already work together for the program ‘Basketball without borders’ and for the African league that we started, which will develop in the coming years”. Silver explained that the NBA’s plan is not to ‘take over’ European basketball but to work together to improve the situation. “With EuroLeague, we already played several preseason games with their teams. We gladly agreed to the invitation for a common table: the goal is not to take over Europe but to work together to improve the basketball environment of the continent. We can’t wait to resume the talks”, Silver said to the Italian newspaper.
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