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NBA to open 5 international offices

Updated: October 6, 2009, 4:22 PM ET
Reuters

LONDON -- The NBA is opening at least five new international offices, including around three in Africa by 2012, NBA Commissioner David Stern said on Tuesday.

Speaking ahead of a preseason game in London between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz, Stern said the NBA was hiring staff, a year after the league laid off around 80 employees.

"We've made a number of hires with respect to our international offices over the past year," Stern told a news conference, adding the league is opening ...

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