Basketball

Olafur Rafnsson, president of FIBA (the International Basketball Federation) Europe, was last night found dead in his hotel room in Geneva.

If anyone is in any doubt that basketball is a global sport with ambitions to match then a visit to its new headquarters will soon put them right. A glance round the scene at the building’s grand opening and the roll call of the great and good in attendance show very clearly that basketball is a force to be reckoned with.

Basketball’s Eurocup will change its format for the 2013/14 season to include 16 more European professional teams.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced that David Watts is the new vice-president of its Russian arm.

Basketball great Kobe Bryant has failed to pull his belongings from an auction, following a settlement between the National Basketball Association (NBA) player, his mother and Goldin Auctions.

NTV Plus has secured the Russian broadcast rights to Spain's Liga Endesa basketball division in a deal until the end of the 2013-14 season. 

Australian commercial broadcaster Ten Network is in talks to renegotiate a rights deal for the National Basketball League, the sport’s top division in Australia.

DirecTV Sports and its Root Sports regional sports network has agreed a multi-year rights deal with the Mountain West US college sports conference.

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has announced that Moscow will host its 2014 3x3 World Championships, the second edition of the Federation’s showpiece event for the condensed form of the sport.