By: Marcus Vinicius Pinto, Office of the Press / Vasco da Gama
The club will sign an agreement with Tijuca Tênis Clube to compete in the Brazilian Champions League – Basketball Development League, starting in July.
Basketball has returned to Vasco da Gama. Starting in July, the under-22 youth team will compete in the Campeonato Brasileiro de Clubes – Liga de Desenvolvimento de Basquete, which is the first step for Vasco to regain his place at Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB) in the 2022/2022 season. 2023 The announcement was made this afternoon by President Jorge Salgado during the signing of an agreement with the Tijuca Tênis Clube for the contest.
“It is a great pleasure to announce the return of such a traditional and successful game for Vasco da Gama as basketball and this partnership with Tijuca Tênis Clube. I have no doubt that, like football, fans will accept this initiative. And this is good news. for the club, which is slowly and securely repaying its investment in the Olympics ”, said President Jorge Salgado.
The signing of the agreement was attended by President Jorge Salgado, First Vice President Carlos Roberto Osório, Olympic Vice President Marcel Kaskus and Olympic Executive Manager Carlos Magno Barros. On behalf of Tijuca were President Hildo Magno, World Sports Vice President Antônio Augusto Ribeiro, Vice President of Finance, Gilberto Carneiro da Silveira, Vice President of Marketing, Márcio Borzino and promoted project manager Gilberto Carneiro da Silveira Junior .
Campeonato Brasileiro Clubs – Liga de Desenvolvimento de Basquete 2022 is the official under-22 men’s basketball championship which is part of the official calendar of the organization and is organized by the National Basketball League (LNB), with support of the Brazilian Basketball Federation (CBB). )) and co-operation of the Brazilian Club Committee (CBC).
“Tijuca welcomes this partnership between two Rio de Janeiro basketball players. This is just the first step in a partnership that, we are sure, will bear much fruit,” said Hildo Magno, president of Tijuca.
In LNB Vasco and Tijuca will play with Vasco’s shirt, which will have the registration costs, equipment and mandatory sports insurance for the team for all competitions. The Tijuca Tênis Clube will use its core unit in this age group to provide athletes and coaching staff. Throughout the tournament, the team will practice on Tijucano club equipment. As per the agreement with the Brazilian Clubs Committee (CBC), Vasco will pay for the transport.
In the case of Vasco da Gama, the activities will be overseen and supervised by our Department of Olympic Games and Disability Sports, through its Vice President Marcel Kaskus and Executive Manager Carlos Magno Barros. In the case of the Tijuca Tênis Clube, activities will be monitored and supervised by the World Sports Department, through its Basketball Director Marcio Luiz da Costa Guimarães and his Vice President Antônio Augusto do Amaral Ribeiro.
The competition will run from July to October and CR Vasco da Gama / Tijuca, have fallen into Group B, which will host the first stage, Esporte Clube União Corinthians / RS from July 18 to 23 and the second stage, Club Athletico Paulistano / SP from August 24 to 30. If you qualify for the finals, the final stage will be played at the Esporte Clube Pinheiros from September 26 to October 1.
HISTORY – Created in 1920, the Vasco Basketball Department is a cultural within the club. It won the National Championships in 2000 and 2001, the South American Basketball League in 1999 and 2000 and the South American Club Championships in 1998 and 1999, along with 16 Carioca titles. When the women’s team won the Brazilian Championship in 2001 and the South American Basketball League in 2002.