Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 9:20 am  |  2 responses

Argentina Rushing to Acquire Insurance for Ginobili, Scola, Delfino and Nocioni

The NBA lockout is throwing a wrench into the Argentinian national team’s plans to have League stars represent it at the FIBA Americas Championship. From FIBA.com: “It remains to be seen if stars Luis Scola, Manu Ginobili, Andres Nocioni and Carlos Delfino will be among them because of the insurance quandary caused by the NBA lockout. ‘This has to be resolved in 15 days time because all the teams will soon begin training,’ Argentina Basketball Confederation president German Vaccaro said to FIBA.com. Argentina will start training on July 29. ‘In our case, I´m optimistic that Argentina will have all of their players to play in the tournament we are hosting.’ Because of the NBA labor dispute, players’ contracts will not be insured by the league. ‘We have to find a solution for the players,’ Vaccaro said. ‘From an institutional standpoint, it would be irresponsible on our part to make the players play without an insurance policy and on the other hand, for them, the players, they need to be insured for their own security, in order to do their job.’”

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  • JD

    pretty much all international teams have to do this now, GBs hopes in the euros lie on luol deng and ben gordon playing and a small association like the british one has to find it

  • AussieBaller

    it really is a shame that the NBA lockout is stopping players from representing their countries at international competitions. its not enough for the league to ruin the NBA season, they cant let us enjoy some quality FIBA competition either!