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SBD Global/November 14, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Spanish Basketball League Holds Eight-Hour General Assembly, Will Revamp Structure

There were many subjects to address at the Spanish Basketball League's (ACB) general assembly, which lasted eight hours, according to González & Margalef of AS. The clubs "approved an operative plan through '17 that will generate an important change in the product in a global manner." The ACB said in a statement, "There will be special work on the system of competition. There will be a review of the rules of the game and the model for the broadcasting rights." The goal is to "approve a new league format that would be in effect" for the '14-15 season. The clubs also established a process to elect a new ACB president. Each team will have until the end of November to "present candidates and a commission will select at least three candidates to propose during an assembly" on Dec. 16. To be elected, "a candidate will need the support of 14 of the 18 ACB clubs." A new budget was also approved, and this "features a 10% increase following the revenue from a new sponsorship with banana company Plátano de Canarias." ACB side Gran Canaria President Joaquin Costa said, "It has been one of the most productive general assemblies I can remember" (AS, 11/13).
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