The Spanish Federation of Basketball (FEB) said Thursday in a statement that it is opposed to a hypothetical “second division ACB” or another formula that can put in place the ACB to resolve his internal conflict between clubs that “devalues the competitions organized by the FEB”.
“As has been manifested by the public, and recently the president Jorge Garbajosa, whatever the proposal of the CSD in its mediation, shall respect the rights and competences of the FEB. Rights and powers that would be frontally assaulted with a hypothetical split-second ACB or any other formula that devalues the competitions organized by the FEB or is intended to vary the current pyramid of competition of the Spanish basketball,” said the FEB.
This demonstration occurs at the root of that in the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Association of Clubs of Basketball (ACB) last Tuesday, the club will evaluate changes in the competition to decrease the number of parties, with the aim of solving the conflict with the four clubs of Euroleague (Real Madrid, Barcelona, Baskonia and Unicaja), who left the meeting of may 8, above. In this meeting it was agreed to put in place a “plan global, strategic” in the face of the trading with the FEB and the Higher Sports Council (CSD), which is included in the discussion both the number of teams in the Endesa League as the “conditions of access to the competition”, the regulation of ascents and descents.
ACB with 16 teams
Among the solutions considered by the ACB are both the reduction of the Endesa League to 16 teams as the change of the entry fee and the fund for the regulation of promotion to another payment format to ascend. It has also been suggested the creation of the second division of teams in ACB.
The Spanish Federation of Basketball, he recalled that the rules on promotion and relegation from the LEB Gold to the Endesa League is governed by the convention FEB-CBA, so that “it is not the object of discussion” in the internal conflict of the CBA, which must “be limited to the scope of its powers”.
“The rule about the ups and downs of the LEB Gold to the Endesa League is regulated in the convention, coordination between the FEB and the CBA and is included in our bases of competition, as well as two ascents of the set do not object of discussion in this conflict,” says the FEB in a press release issued Thursday. In the same text, the Federation indicates that the ACB is “absolutely entitled” to develop its “global plan strategic” but the management of clubs must be “limited to the scope of your ability and skills.
The FEB indicates that it has caused “some consternation” that the CBA look for solutions to this conflict, “putting on the negotiating table powers attributed by Law to the Spanish Federation of Basketball and that in any case, they are the source of the conflict”.
“The fundamental problem seems to be the size of the Endesa League and the desire of some clubs to lighten their schedule of competition through the reduction of equipment. Any agreement in this sense would correspond to its authority organizational scope and private would be respected by the FEB,” adds the ELF.