Latest International basketball News

LaMelo Ball, 17, signs with Australian team to prep for NBA

Jun. 17, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — American teenager LaMelo Ball has signed with the Illawarra Hawks for the upcoming National Basketball League season, the second top U.S. prospect to join the Australian league under its Next Stars Program. The 17-year-old guard is rated as one of the best U.S. high school basketball players...

Correction: NBA Draft-International Model story

Jun. 17, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — In a story June 14 about international players and the NBA draft, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Dallas Mavericks took Sarunas Marciulionis in the 1987 draft. It was Golden State that made the pick. A corrected version of the story is below: Mavs illustrate draft's...

Analysis: A global NBA now has a truly global champion

Jun. 14, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Canadian flag, soaked in beer and champagne, was waved in the Toronto locker room. Pascal Siakam wore the flag of Cameroon around his shoulders. Marc Gasol was yelling some happy phrase in Spanish. Every team that wins an NBA title calls itself "world champions." These Toronto...

Pelicans add ex-WNBA star Cash to front office

Jun. 10, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin says the club has hired former WNBA and U.S. national team player Swin Cash to serve in an executive role. Griffin, who announced the hiring Monday, says Cash will be vice president of basketball operations and team...

USA Basketball announces roster, defines Jeff Van Gundy role

Jun. 10, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

Jeff Van Gundy got USA Basketball into this summer's FIBA World Cup. And now he'll try to beat them as well. USA Basketball on Monday announced the 20 names of players for the national team training camp to be held this summer in advance of the World Cup in China — plus revealed that Van Gundy will coach...

Tony Parker says he's retiring from NBA after 18 seasons

Jun. 10, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker's impressive career is over. Parker announced Monday he's retiring from basketball after 18 seasons in the NBA. The 37-year-old guard said on Twitter it was an emotional decision. "It's with a lot of emotion that I retire from basketball, it was an...

Penicheiro, Riley Hunter headline Hall of Fame class

Jun. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ruth Riley Hunter says her journey to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame began in front of her television set more than a quarter-century ago. Ticha Penicheiro's own dream started when she received a basketball from her parents when she was 6. Both entered the Hall of Fame on...

New-look Minnesota Lynx early surprise in WNBA season

Jun. 4, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx may be the surprise of the first week of the WNBA season. The new-look Lynx came into the season with an overhauled roster, including the retirement of Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore taking the season off and injuries to veterans Rebekkah Brunson and Seimone Augustus. General...

G League, club teams to meet in international tournament

Jun. 2, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A team of NBA G League players will compete in an international tournament in September. The NBA G League International Challenge will take place Sept. 18-22 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Along with the NBA G League Elite Team from the U.S., the tournament will feature Uruguay's national team,...

NBA monitoring political climate with China, without worries

May. 30, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The NBA is closely monitoring the ongoing trade dispute and tariff rift between the U.S. and China, though the league is not yet worried that it will interfere with any business happening with the world's most populous nation. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver even went as far Thursday night to...