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nardy
12-09-2008, 06:25 AM
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New club basketball championship to debut in 2010
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(AP)—A world championship for basketball clubs will be launched in 2010.

World governing body FIBA said Monday that its first annual club championship will be played in October 2010, offering $1 million to the winner.

The inaugural tournament will feature eight teams, comprising the five FIBA continental champions—from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania— the runner-up from the Americas and Europe plus a team invited by the host city.

It will not include an NBA team.

“There have been some talks with the NBA,” FIBA spokesman Marcos Beltra said. “We will organize the first World Club Championship and then study the situation and in the second one invite the NBA champion.”

The Chinese cities of Chengdu and Nanjing have offered to host the five-day, 10-game tournament.

Beltra said the tournament revives the global club format which lapsed when the McDonald’s Championship ended after nine editions from 1987-99. That tournament pitted the continental champions against each other and an invited NBA team.

Nine different NBA teams each won the McDonald’s title once. Tournament MVPs included NBA stars Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan.

FIBA’s decision-making executive board also gave Turkey until next May to make progress in the delayed construction of arenas for the World Championship for national teams that the country is scheduled to host in August and September 2010.

Beltra said Turkey was given a second chance based on assurances made by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

donmar
12-09-2008, 11:35 AM
If we want to see a PBA team in this tournament.. we seriously need to start sending PBA champions to the FIBA Asia Champions Cup (FIBA Asia Club Championship)... national teams, including the Philippines, are not helping in this type of tournament... it suppose to be about the best club in the region not for the best selection...

alermac
12-09-2008, 08:23 PM
This is not the first time FIBA announces this. I hope this time it's for real.

Dtown
12-21-2008, 06:39 PM
So there wouldn't be the NBA champion, or the Euroleague champion? It seems to imply the Eurocup winner would go. Without the champions of the strongest leagues this is an immense let down.

eliooo93
12-28-2008, 08:34 PM
So there wouldn't be the NBA champion, or the Euroleague champion? It seems to imply the Eurocup winner would go. Without the champions of the strongest leagues this is an immense let down.


you're right. i remember the mcdonald's championship that took place every 2 years were the best teams in the world ''including nba teams'' were participating. this was the best tournement in the world :D

donmar
12-29-2008, 11:02 AM
you're right. i remember the mcdonald's championship that took place every 2 years were the best teams in the world ''including nba teams'' were participating. this was the best tournement in the world :D

In the McDonald's Open... NBA... I think only sent NBA champions twice... I think its the Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls... aside from these champion teams, NBA sent teams such us the Cavaliers and the Grizzlies (???) who played the European champions... Chicago Bulls only get to play once in the tourney even though they're a 6-time champion in the 90's

Dtown
12-29-2008, 06:35 PM
In the McDonald's Open... NBA... I think only sent NBA champions twice... I think its the Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls... aside from these champion teams, NBA sent teams such us the Cavaliers and the Grizzlies (???) who played the European champions... Chicago Bulls only get to play once in the tourney even though they're a 6-time champion in the 90's

Actually it was three times (the Spurs went in 99), the point was the NBA sent the NBA champions to three straight tournaments 95, 97, and 99. Considering those were the last three tournaments, there's no reason to think the NBA wouldn't have continued had it lived on.

Edit: The two tournaments before those the NBA sent it's runner up. Lakers in 91, and Suns in 93.

rikhardur
01-31-2009, 04:51 PM
1º de Agosto will be at the championship as African champion.

SOLO
02-01-2009, 02:03 PM
Wait Jordan In both championships
Jordan Rocks

1Dream Basketball
02-01-2009, 11:41 PM
I bet it's 50/50 that this happens

BlacKOEIsle
06-09-2009, 01:13 AM
This tournament will be held in Nanjing,as it's reported today.

Jokinen
06-09-2009, 08:00 PM
This tournament will be held in Nanjing,as it's reported today.


What happened with the main sponsor??, I read that this tournament was about to be cancelled

BlacKOEIsle
06-10-2009, 12:51 AM
What happened with the main sponsor??, I read that this tournament was about to be cancelled


Sorry...I don't know..

Luíz for 3
06-10-2009, 03:20 PM
Teams qualified:

- Virtus Bologna (EuroChallenge champion)
- Chalon Basket (EuroChallenge runner-up)
- Universo BRB (FIBA Americas League champion)
- Halcones de Xalapa (FIBA Americas League runner-up)
- Primeiro de Agosta (Africa Clubs champion)
- Mahram Tehran BC (FIBA Asia Clubs champion)
- One team from Oceania (??)
- Guangdong Southern Tigers as CBA Champion (????)

donmar
06-10-2009, 04:13 PM
Teams qualified:

- Virtus Bologna (EuroChallenge champion)
- Chalon Basket (EuroChallenge runner-up)
- Universo BRB (FIBA Americas League champion)
- Halcones de Xalapa (FIBA Americas League runner-up)
- Primeiro de Agosta (Africa Clubs champion)
- Mahram Tehran BC (FIBA Asia Clubs champion)
- One team from Oceania (??)
- Guangdong Southern Tigers as CBA Champion (????)


I got a feeling Oceania may not send a team at all... there's no regional interclub competition and the global economic recession really hurts basketball here... they probably going to send the Australian NBL champion since a New Zealand franchise also playing in that league.. probably the champion of the upcoming season... coz, the current champion (South Dragons) disbanded or deactivated for a year and only plans to comeback on 2011... so the possible team could be the Melbourne Tigers or the New Zealand Breakers... the second and third ranked teams from last season...

Dtown
06-15-2009, 08:06 AM
Even though it's not till 2010, it makes me mad that if the World Club Championship were held next year neither the Lakers or Panathinaikos would be a part of it.

If they want this tournament to be taken seriously 2011 they'll have Euroleague and the NBA signed up.

Cibos
06-16-2009, 10:01 AM
Teams qualified:

- Virtus Bologna (EuroChallenge champion)
- Chalon Basket (EuroChallenge runner-up)
- Universo BRB (FIBA Americas League champion)
- Halcones de Xalapa (FIBA Americas League runner-up)
- Primeiro de Agosta (Africa Clubs champion)
- Mahram Tehran BC (FIBA Asia Clubs champion)
- One team from Oceania (??)
- Guangdong Southern Tigers as CBA Champion (????)

Kinda blows without NBA or Euro champions.

donmar
06-16-2009, 10:32 AM
Well if theres no NBA champs and Euroleague champs... it should be called World Club Champs Division II...

damelo
06-16-2009, 11:10 AM
Those are only teams from continental championships ran by FIBA.

donmar
06-16-2009, 11:40 AM
Those are only teams from continental championships ran by FIBA.


I got your point now... I guess if NBA and Euroleague wants to play in the World Clubs Championship then they should compete in the FIBA Americas League (NBA) and the EuroChallenge (Euroleague) first..

damelo
06-16-2009, 11:51 AM
I got your point now... I guess if NBA and Euroleague wants to play in the World Clubs Championship then they should compete in the FIBA Americas League (NBA) and the EuroChallenge (Euroleague) first..

Well, kind of. Another solution would be fo FIBA to talk with ULEB and NBA in order to bring the EL champs and NBA champs. Still, the NBA may not be prone to accept, as its organization is very different from the federal one used by FIBA.

donmar
06-16-2009, 11:55 AM
Well, kind of. Another solution would be fo FIBA to talk with ULEB and NBA in order to bring the EL champs and NBA champs. Still, the NBA may not be prone to accept, as its organization is very different from the federal one used by FIBA.


How about FIBA maintain the current format of the World Clubs Championship... then have a separate tourney between the EL champs and NBA champs or top four teams of each league... just a thought though...

Dtown
06-16-2009, 09:25 PM
Well, kind of. Another solution would be fo FIBA to talk with ULEB and NBA in order to bring the EL champs and NBA champs. Still, the NBA may not be prone to accept, as its organization is very different from the federal one used by FIBA.

Actually at the moment it seems the NBA is closer to being in this tourney than Euroleague. Tentatively penciled in for 2011. FIBA's issues with ULEB is beyond me though.

cardenales
07-22-2009, 04:22 AM
I wonder what Puerto Rico is going to do with the America Club League because right now playing the semi finals who ever became champ and runner up are going to be seriously hurt for the America Club League. Reason, many players get contract to play overseas. Last year the runner up Gigantes de Carolina (they are playing right now in the semi finals) were not able to play last year in America Clubs Tournament because half of the team players went to played overseas.

Lewis
07-22-2009, 03:49 PM
I wonder what Puerto Rico is going to do with the America Club League because right now playing the semi finals who ever became champ and runner up are going to be seriously hurt for the America Club League. Reason, many players get contract to play overseas. Last year the runner up Gigantes de Carolina (they are playing right now in the semi finals) were not able to play last year in America Clubs Tournament because half of the team players went to played overseas.

the Americas Club League is a joke.

the american team was an All-star team from a semi-pro league, and the dominican team was just a team assembled for that competition, they didn't even play in any dominican league.

alermac
07-22-2009, 05:57 PM
Those are the problems you face when trying to put together an international league between leagues with extremely incompatible schedules and calendars.

Dtown
11-29-2009, 05:35 AM
A discussion about the FIFA equivalent made me want to bump this up. Is there any more news about this tournament?

Also since it's lame to resurrect a topic for only one question, what's everyone's general feel about it? At first I was disappointed that the NBA and Euroleague weren't going to participate, but now I see it as an opportunity to potentially see the pecking order of leagues outside the big two.

Also how would you improve the idea aside from the obvious NBA and Euroleague inclusion?

Current roster of teams
Top 2 Americas teams
Top 2 Eurochallenge teams
CBA Champion (right now I want to bet on them :p)
Asian Club Cup winner
Africa Club Cup winner
Oceania champion (I'm assuming NBL champ)

blacklight
11-29-2009, 07:18 AM
as i can see its a rematch between spain and USA in the finals.
Spain team is superb over other European team. and the USA
is the usual power house.

Franz
11-29-2009, 08:08 PM
as i can see its a rematch between spain and USA in the finals.
Spain team is superb over other European team. and the USA
is the usual power house.

Wrong thread

alermac
11-30-2009, 07:33 PM
how would you improve the idea aside from the obvious NBA and Euroleague inclusion?

Current roster of teams
Top 2 Americas teams
Top 2 Eurochallenge teams
CBA Champion (right now I want to bet on them :p)
Asian Club Cup winner
Africa Club Cup winner
Oceania champion (I'm assuming NBL champ)
I'd say:

2 from Americas League
2 from EuroChallenge
1 from African Club Championship
1 from either Asian Club Championships, or West Asia League
1 from Oceania
1 from East Asia (there would have to be a playoff between teams from Korea, China, Philippines and Japan)

weward
12-01-2009, 09:16 AM
?????2 from Americas League
??????2 from EuroChallenge
??????1 from African Club Championship
(IRAN)1 from either Asian Club Championships, or West Asia League
()1 from Oceania
(SMART GILAS)1 from East Asia (there would have to be a playoff between teams from Korea, China, Philippines and Japan)


but if asia will be represented by only one team, itt will be smart gilas.


gilas fan!!!

Dtown
12-01-2009, 03:19 PM
Does Smart Gilas really count as a club team though? Aren't they the Philippines national team?