The fourth edition of the report, which covers the 2014-15 basketball season (1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015), combines FIBA’s knowledge and data on international transfers with the CIES Observatory’s renowned expertise in analysis to shine light on the international migration of players in any given basketball season.
There was a strong presence of foreign players (43%) within the various national leagues, while the NBA and WNBA international leagues have witnessed an increase in the number of players from outside the United States of America.
The 2014-15 season also shows an increase in the number of U21 players utilised by teams.
New for this year, the IBMR features a section on the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT), which is an independent organisation officially recognised by FIBA and provides services for the resolution of contractual disputes between players, agents, coaches and clubs via arbitration in a simple, fast and cost-efficient manner.
Click here to download the full CIES report (pdf).