2011 in basketball

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The following are the basketball events of the year 2011 throughout the world.

Tournaments include international (FIBA), professional (club) and amateur and collegiate levels.


Men's tournaments

Olympic qualifiers

Women's tournaments

Olympic qualifiers

Youth tournaments

Club championships

Continental championships



Transnational championships

National championships






Awards and honors

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame




  • On June 1, Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement from basketball after 19 seasons and four world championships. O'Neal made the announcement on his Twitter page.[4]
  • On July 1, the collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and its players union expires, and the league immediately imposes a lockout of its players.
  • On July 20, Yao Ming officially announced his retirement from basketball after nine seasons and a series of foot and ankle injuries. Yao has been credited with fueling greatly increased interest in the NBA in his home country of China since his selection as the #1 overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft.[5]
  • On September 26, New Jersey Nets minority owner Jay-Z announced that the team would change its name to the Brooklyn Nets when it moves to its new arena for the 2012–13 season.[6]



See also


  1. ^ "NJCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RECORD BOOK" (PDF). NJCAA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-14. Retrieved 10 Oct 2014.
  2. ^ "Hall of Famers". Basketball Hall of Fame. Retrieved 12 Oct 2014.
  3. ^ "Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2011". Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Yao Ming retirement marks end of an era
  6. ^ "Jay-Z: Team to be Brooklyn Nets". ESPN.com. Associated Press. September 26, 2011. Retrieved September 26, 2011.

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