Speaking of German basketball, BallinEurope pushes forth a plug for Euro-Step.net’s piece of today entitled “The Rise of the Germans.” Writer Julios (hey, that’s what it says) takes a look at Bundesliga CEO Jan Pommer’s once seeming pipe dream of making the BBL the top league on The Continent by 2020.
Julios gives a generally positive assessment of the Pommer Masterplan, reporting that all systems appear to be going strong in noting that “the average attendance this season has reached an all-time high of 4293 and an average capacity of 5,139. That easily places the German league at second spot in Europe second only to the ACB (average attendance of 6,420 per game) [and] well over traditionally strong leagues” such as those in Italy, Greece, Russia and Turkey.”
In addition, the league infrastructure, organization and “Financial Fair Play” rules are perhaps tops in Europe already while the Bayern Munich experiment appears to be coming along nicely.
To read about the possible future of European basketball, check out the entire piece on Euro-Step.