Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
FIBA (International Basketball Federation) selected US based Connor Sport Court International as its ‘Official Technical Supplier’ of custom courts for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
This decision comes as FIBA seeks to elevate the brand identity of the FIBA Basketball World Cup by creating consistent, uniquely-branded playing surfaces of the highest quality across multiple venues. Connor Sports will execute that vision by supplying custom-made and specifically-designed portable QuickLock™ wooden courts to each of the six host cities of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.
“The FIBA World Cup will be the best, highest level basketball tournament ever held,” said Andrew Gettig, VP of International Business for Connor Sport Court. “We are thrilled to provide the highest quality Connor Sports wood floors to meet FIBA’s needs for this competition.”
It may be the first FIBA Basketball World Cup, but this isn’t the first time Connor Sports delivered for high-profile clients and competition. This year, EuroBasket will play its final rounds on a Connor Sports floor and in 2010, Turkey’s Ankara Arena used a Connor Sports QuickLock™ when it hosted several FIBA World Championship games.
Connor Sports has consistently been at the forefront of iconic design for clients such as the NBA Brooklyn Nets, NBA Boston Celtics, Euroleague Fenerbahçe Ülkerand and the US NCAA Final Four.
“Because of our ongoing partnerships with major events and history of designing for the leaders of basketball, we understand the high profile nature of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. We can handle the logistics required to execute the world’s largest basketball tournament, and are excited for the opportunity.” said Ron Cerny, CEO of Connor Sport Court.
Connor Sport Court also provides its patented Sport Court® PowerGame™ as the playing surface for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour and FIBA 3x3 Adult and Youth World Championships. In addition, Connor Sport Court has been a FIBA Equipment & Venue Centre Partner since 1994.
About Connor Sport Court International (CSCI)
More athletic events are played on Connor Sport Court surfaces than on any other sports flooring in the world. Founded in 1872, Connor Sports floors have established themselves as the standard for professional, amateur and collegiate sports.
Sport Court, founded in 1974, is the original modular sport surface, continuously improved and patented to provide the highest levels of quality and performance. Connor Sport Court is proud to supply the NCAA, NBA and numerous other leaders in sport, and is the only sports surfacing company in the world independently audited and verified as “Zero Waste” and fully ISO 9001:2008 certified.
About the FIBA Basketball World Cup
Known as the FIBA World Championship from 1950 until 2010, the FIBA Basketball World Cup is the flagship competition of the International Basketball Federation.
The first-ever FIBA Basketball World Cup took place in Argentina in 1950 with the host nation prevailing in the Final against the USA. Since the first staging of the tournament in Buenos Aires where six teams did battle, the field has grown exponentially to feature the 24 best teams from around the world.
Yugoslavia have won gold in five of the 16 editions of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, while the USA account for four and the Soviet Union for three.
Since 1998, the winners of the FIBA Basketball World Cup get to celebrate their crowning moment by holding aloft the Naismith Trophy, named after the inventor of basketball, Dr James Naismith. The FIBA Basketball World Cup has been the centre stage for some of international basketball's biggest stars - from Oscar Schmidt and and Nikos Galis to Pau Gasol and Kevin Durant and many in between.