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NBA All-Star Luol Deng Backs PLB

For Immediate Release  NBA ALL-STAR LUOL DENG GIVES BACKING FOR  PREMIER LEAGUE BASKETBALL™ LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (3 March 2014) –Two-time NBA All-Star Luol Deng gives Premier League Basketball™ (PLB™) his full backing as the League moves forward to establish a viable professional basketball enterprise in Great Britain. Deng’s backing follows the recent announcement of the DENG Basketball Academy in Brixton, South London. Deng said: “A successful professional basketball league is critical to the long term success of the sport in the UK, Premier League Basketball has some great and exciting plans which they’ve shared with me and I look forward to seeing ...

BBA Names Matt Williams to Basketball Operations Post

The BBA Limited www.bbauk.com Contact: Anne Mielke UK Phone: +44 (0) 203.514.1773 US Phone: 212.748.8000 Email: amielke@bbauk.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BBA NAMES VETERAN SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE MATT WILLIAMS TO BASKETBALL OPERATIONS POST LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (October 28, 2013) -- The BBA Limited announced today that they have named veteran sports and entertainment executive Matt Williams as the organization’s Director of Basketball Operations.  Williams will oversee the league’s arena relationships, scheduling, all on-court activities, game operations and player personnel matters. “As we progress our plans to revitalize professional basketball in Britain, the addition of Matt brings proven operational experience to the team” said BBA Commissioner, Ron Scott. “We continue to attract high caliber business, ...

BBA Reaches Agreement with The Aspire Group

The BBA Limited www.bbauk.com Contact: Anne Mielke UK Phone: +44 (0) 203.514.1773 US Phone: 212.748.8000 Email: amielke@bbauk.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE BBA LIMITED REACHES AGREEMENT WITH THE ASPIRE GROUP FOR TICKET MARKETING, TICKET SALES AND FAN DEVELOPMENT BBA’s National Sports Sales Centre to be located at Ricoh Arena in Coventry LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (September 9, 2013) -- The BBA Limited announced today that they have reached a 5 year agreement with The Aspire Sport Marketing Group (UK) LTD to handle all ticket marketing, ticket sales and fan development for the new league.  The BBA plans to commence league operations in late 2014, with a goal of building 12-plus teams in the near ...

BBA Names Agent Bill Duffy to Advisory Board

The BBA Limited www.bbauk.com Contact: Anne Mielke UK Phone: +44 (0) 203.514.1773 US Phone: 212.748.8000 Email: amielke@bbauk.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE BBA LIMITED NAMES RENOWNED AGENT BILL DUFFY TO ADVISORY BOARD Duffy to Assist in Player and Coach Development as BBA Works to Build UK Hoops   LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (July 29, 2013) -- The BBA Limited announced today that renowned sports agent Bill Duffy has been named to the organization’s Advisory Board. Duffy will counsel the BBA on development of coaches and players as the league continues to move forward toward a league launch in 2014. “Bill Duffy is one of the most successful and highly respected agents in the business,” said BBA Commissioner Ron ...

Final Four: Through The Eyes of BBA Commissioner Ron Scott

With the Final Four tipping off Friday in London -- CSKA Moscow will face Olympiacos Piraeus and FC Barcelona Regal will take on its rival Real Madrid -- NBA.com was able to chat with British Basketball Association Commissioner Ron Scott and look at what the Euroleague's presence in London could mean for basketball as a whole. NBA.com: When the Euroleague comes to London, what kind of excitement does that bring to the city? Ron Scott: I will say the NBA product carries more cache, as you know, but the Euroleague game is sold out. And the square earlier today -- it is a ...

The State of British Basketball. Dear John

  Post by John Amaechi OBE I sent this out today to someone influential within basketball and I would challenge anyone who claims to "love" basketball or be interested in the welfare of the British youngsters who want to play to read this and act. FULL DISCLOSURE: I am a prospective director for the BBA - my sole remits are in grass-roots and player development at a strategic (not operational level).  Such a role will only exist if the BBA does and I have not ever been paid a penny by the BBA or anyone associated with that prospective role. I have played NCAA Division ...