The NBA originated in 1946 with 11 teams, and through a sequence of team expansions, reductions and relocations currently consists of 30 teams. The United States is home to 29 teams; another is in Canada. The current league organization divides 30 teams into two conferences of three divisions with five teams each.
Governance Structure. The governance structure in sport has dramatically improved over time, since the government included sport in the national budget. The structure in any sport starts at the grassroots local level where, people learn the basic skills of the sport. The Queensland Basketball Association is the local governing body of basketball that was established in 1946.
The National Basketball Association's (NBA) organizational structure is cu-rious. While courts at times refer to the NBA as a joint venture, and at other times as a single entity, their analyses are conducted not for state organization law purposes, but to assess the NBA’s compliance with federal antitrust law.
Rube’s principal responsibilities include collective bargaining with the National Basketball Players Association; CBA system oversight, including with respect to player transactions, the salary...
The EC is comprised of nine members: President, First Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer and six additional Vice-Presidents. The terms of office for the President and First Vice-President are four years while the Secretary-Treasurer and Vice-Presidents serve three year terms. Members of the Executive Committee are elected by their peers at the Board of Player Representatives Meetings.
In April 2014, National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner Adam Silver announced at a press conference that Donald Sterling would be banned for life from any association with the Clippers or the NBA because of his violation of league rules (i.e., through his expressions of offensive and racist views).
This includes placing FIBA's core membership, the National Member Federations, at the very heart of the governance of the sport. Collectively and with equal voting rights, they form FIBA's supreme authority, the Congress. Thus, directly or indirectly, all persons, structures and decisions of FIBA are dependent on the 212 National Federation members.
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