The deadline date set for the three Associations to respond is 30th June 2012. Once FIBA has the resolution from each Home Country Association it will confirm the governance structure that is to be adopted to best serve the future development of the sport in Britain.
Unexpectedly Basketball Wales has already intimated to FIBA its Board's resolution. Although its resolution not to support affiliation through the British Basketball Federation was anticipated, the final consideration by FIBA awaits the resolutions from England and Scotland which will be notified to FIBA by 30th June 2012.
Patrick Baumann, FIBA Secretary General commented:
"We are following closely the events in the UK and despite the negative Welsh opinion it is premature to jump to any conclusions about the future of the British Basketball Federation. We are first waiting to receive notification in due course of the decisions of England and Scotland and FIBA will then assess the future of the British Basketball Federation concept. In our view, this still remains the most sustainable opportunity of growth for all athletes in the UK and can lift the country to new heights."