Final Four events: Symposium on basketball rules

May 01, 2003 by Euroleague.net Print
 Final Four events: Symposium on basketball rules
On the morning of Sunday, May 11 at Palau Sant Jordi, a symposium that features experts from around the basketball world will look at the questions of rules modifications in our sport. The conference, "The Rules of Basketball: Criteria for Change", will feature six participants from Europe and the United States and will be aimed at discussing the criteria that the governing bodies of basketball could pursue to adapt the rules to evolving playing trends and to the expectations of the fans. The symposium participants will include NBA referee Tommy Nuñez, University of Texas at El Paso head coach Billy Gillispie, Benetton Basket Treviso general manager Maurizio Gherardini, veteran Spanish head coach Alejandro Garcia Reneses, Euroleague marketing consultant Marshall Glickman and Euroleague chief refereeing officer Costas Rigas. Among the subjects up for discussion will be new trends in the international game and bridging the rules gaps in pro basketball. The wealth of difference experience among the participants will make for a lively interchange about where basketball rules might be going in the future.