2012 SBL Draft to take place on Aug. 1

The 2012 SBL Draft is scheduled to take place on Aug. 1 in Taipei, the Chinese Taipei Basketball Association (CTBA) said.

For the first time, the CTBA said, a pre-draft physical would be held so teams could better understand physical conditions of the applicants.

The draft order will be the reverse of the ranking from the last season with Bank of Taiwan receiving the No. 1 pick.

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Hsu Chih-chao named Dacin head coach

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Hsu Chih-chao, head coach of the Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor (KKL) last season, will become Dacin Tiger’s head coach in the coming season, Dacin Tigers General Manager Wang Tsai-hsiang said.

Hsu, who spent most of his career with Dacin, will be returning to his old team and replace Chiu Ta-tsun, who left after the season to coach in China’s Jiangsu.

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2012-13 SBL season to tip off on Nov. 17

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SBL team meeting convened by the CTBA today reach a consensus that the 2012-13 SBL regular season will tip off on Nov. 17 this year.

Among the important decisions made in the meeting include the acceptance of players of Taiwanese descent for the first time with each team is allowed to keep two such players who possess a ROC (Taiwan) passport.

The players with Taiwanese descent would not be counted as import players.

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SBL announces 2011-12 season schedules

Dacin Tigers and Taiwan Beer will meet in the opening game of the 2011-12 SBL season on Dec. 17 at Miaoli Dome in the central city of Miaoli, the Chinese Taipei Basketball Association announced.

For the first time, SBL games will be scheduled to play in the southern city of Greater Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city. The regular season games from Jan.6-8 will be played at Kaohsiung Dome with a capacity of over 10,000.

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Taiwan to include Jeremy Lin in Asian Championship roster

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Taiwan’s basketball federation will include Jeremy Lin, the first Taiwanese-American in the NBA, in its 24-man preliminary roster for the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship for Men, Taiwan media quoted Chinese Taipei Basketball Association (CTBA) President Ting Shou-chung as saying.

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