NBA in China

The NBA and the CBA have been working together in recent years trying to develop the Chinese basketball level and bring it to new heights. That partnership took another major step in October when the NBA and CBA announced a comprehensive multi-year collaboration to foster coaching development in China.

One part of the new deal will see NBA experienced coaches,trainers, and even nutritionists lecture at the CBA’s exisiting coaching camps. But the more interesting aspect will be Chinese coaches in the making having the chance to travel to the US to experience first hand how teams are run by learning through NBDL teams and coaches. They will be able to attend practices as well as receive personal training from the NBDL coaches. Things are also working the other way around, with American coaches coming to coach in the CBA as is the case with the Shanghai Shark’s new head coach, Bob Donewald Jr.

(Source: NBA in