EuroLeague Basketball Presents Calendar Proposal To Stakeholders, FIBA
EuroLeague Basketball presented a calendar proposal to its stakeholders -- clubs, domestic leagues, coaches, players and officials -- and to FIBA on Thursday, with the aim of finding a solution to the current FIBA 2017 calendar and the interference of the "FIBA windows" with the club competitions, both domestic and int'l, in Europe and beyond. The calendar proposal principles have previously been presented to the clubs and have also been shared with all EuroLeague players through those present at the latest EuroLeague team captains meeting. The proposal is based on the following principles:
- National federations need their national teams to have the best players available for all official games.
- National federations need their national teams to play official qualification games on home soil.
- The national team calendar should occupy four weeks per season, in addition to a two-week preparation period.
- The club calendar should occupy 38 weeks per season.
- Professional basketball players need at least four weeks of complete rest from official activity per season (EuroLeague).