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NBA Partners With Argentine Basketball Confederation To Develop Sport

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 22 / 16

The NBA and the Argentine Basketball Confederation (CABB) announced a partnership to further develop the game of basketball in Argentina, which includes for the first time the Jr. NBA program -- the league’s youth basketball participation initiative, as well as the third NBA3X three-on-three t...

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