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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 30 / 17

French int’l and NBA player NICOLAS BATUM was named director of basketball operations for French Pro A side Asvel. NBA player and club President TONY PARKER said, “I’m more ‘business’ and he is focused more on sport. He will work on scouting, recruiting and the trai...

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