BBL In Talks With Football Bundesliga Team About Possible Involvement In League
The Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) "has entered talks with football Bundesliga clubs Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV about a possible involvement in the BBL," according to SPORT BILD. BBL CEO Jan Pommer confirmed talks with several Bundesliga clubs about possible participation in the BBL following the example of Bayern Munich. Pommer said, "We have held first noncommittal, explanatory talks with Dortmund, Schalke and Hamburg. We informed the clubs how, in our view, the basketball project of Bayern Munich works, and what the league's general framework looks like." Thanks to the support of Bayern Munich's football department, the club returned to the BBL in '11-12 (SPORT BILD, Issue 11/14).