Germany's Second-Tier Basketball League Strips Dusseldorf Baskets Of License
The licensing chapter of German professional basketball club Dusseldorf Baskets "has found an inglorious ending after the second league stripped its license," according to Thomas Schulze of RP ONLINE. Previously, the club, whose team competitively qualified for the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL), "was denied a license for the top flight." The club "has the opportunity to appeal the second league's decision" -- first through an external reviewer and later in front of an arbitration court. The club's "insufficient economic performance has been an issue over the past several years" (RP ONLINE, 8/21).