The NBA G League has officially expanded to Mexico City. On December 13, the NBA’s commissioner Adam Silver announced the partnership with the Capitanes. Starting in the 2020 season, the Capitanes will be the 29th team in the NBA G-League with a five-year commitment from the team. This will be the first team outside the United States and Canada. The Capitanes were established in 2016.
“Bringing an NBA G League team to Mexico City is a historic milestone for the NBA which demonstrates our commitment to basketball fans in Mexico and across Latin America,” explained Silver. “We look forward to welcoming Capitanes to the NBA family.”
Also at the announcement in Mexico City was NBA League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Managing Director Raul Zarraga, NBA Mexico Vice President, and Caitanes co-owners Patricio Garza and Gilberto Hernández.
“This is a landmark moment not only for our organization, but for the game of basketball and our passionate fans in Mexico,” stated Hernández. “We are thrilled to be a part of the NBA family and can’t wait to begin competing in the G League next season.”
The Capitanes season will begin November 2020 at stadium Gimnasio Olímpico Juan de la Barrera.