June 21, 2024

Basketball: Alba Baldi manager demands NBA coaching compensation

Basketball: Alba Baldi manager demands NBA coaching compensation

Status: 09/27/2022 10:28 AM

The best basketball league in the world, the NBA, is increasingly taking advantage of European talent. For the general manager of Alba Berlin, Marco Baldi, there is a problem.

Managing Director Marco Baldi of German Basketball Champion Alba Berlin is committed to providing coaching compensation to German talents turned into the North American Basketball League (NBA).

“The NBA generates more than eight billion euros in sales per season. But there is no money to train all these players coming from Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia? They are delivered for free. Is this the situation, or that? I would like to take care of it.” Baldi told Berliner Morgenpost.

‘It’s about strength’

As an example, he cites 60-year-old Moritz Wagner, who trained with Alba since the age of seven before transferring to an American college and then to the NBA with the Orlando Magic. ‘We don’t get anything’Baldy says, “But now let’s say Orlando dumps him on their development team at G-League because they don’t need him at the moment – something that we hope will never happen. If he wants to move from there to Alba Berlin, we’ll have to pay a specific transfer fee.”

According to Baldi, this regulation was coordinated with the FIBA ​​and the National Basketball Association as follows: “So it’s not about any kind of logic and certainly not about sustainability. It’s about strength.” In light of the many talents outside the USA, Baldy would like to change this clip as well, because other leagues have caught up in terms of quality and appeal: “I think the NBA should have an interest in continuing to provide players with that quality.”