NBA G League expands to Mexico City in landmark partnership with Capitanes

By abarron | December 12, 2019

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 12, 2019 – The NBA G League, the NBA’s official minor league, and Capitanes,
a professional basketball team based in Mexico City, today announced that Capitanes will join the NBA
G League as its first team from outside the U.S. and Canada.

Capitanes becomes the NBA G League’s 29th team and will make its debut for the 2020-21 season. The
team will play its NBA G League home games at the Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera in Mexico City.

The announcement was made today by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NBA G League President
Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Capitanes Member of the Board Gilberto Hernández at the Arena Ciudad de
Mexico prior to the Dallas Mavericks taking on the Detroit Pistons as part of The NBA Mexico Games
2019 presented by Nike.

Capitanes, which was established in 2017, currently competes in Mexico’s Liga Nacional de Baloncesto
Profesional. Starting next season, Capitanes will play exclusively in the NBA G League for an initial
term of five years. The team is owned and operated by Moisés Cosío and a group of minority investors.
The schedule for the 2020-21 NBA G League season, which tips off in November 2020, will be
announced in August 2020.

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