First team visits of LF2
The SNB organises LF2 team visits for the first time.
The beginning of CBA's negociations for women
The SNB, the UCLFB and the SCB negociate the CBA for women.
First team visits of LFB
The SNB organises LFB team visits for the first time.
Amara Sy, new President of SNB
The new executive comittee : Amara Sy, Alice Nayo, Jesse Delhomme, Moustafa Diallo, Edouard Choquet, Jean-François Reymond, Pierric Poupet, Jacques Alingue, Johan Passave-Ducteil, Ilian Evtimov, Margaux Okou et Antoine Eito.
The beginning of Basket Promotion
The association is created to help and support players in the preparation for their career change.
Johan Passave-Ducteil, new President of SNB
Johan Passave-Ducteil was elected president of the SNB. Along with a new president, the assembly inducted two vice presidents in Dounia Issa and Jesse Delhomme and set up representative executive committees of players in ProA, ProB and NM1. For the first time in the SNB's history, this executive committee also included foreign players.
FNASS and its members (included SNB) become representative
It became representative in the sports field following the publication of an order from the Ministry of Works by the intermediary of the FNASS, representative in the sports field.
The 2013/2014 season marked a turning point for the SNB. it considerably increased its representativeness in basketball by passing the 70% membership level in the LNB for the first time.
The status of JFL
JFL status is applied for the first time during the 2010-2011 season.
Aymeric Jeanneau, new President of SNB
For professional reasons, Mohammed SY decided to resign as president of the SNB after only one year. He was replaced by Aymeric JEANNEAU who was then vice president of the SNB.
After threats, the strike
The reform concerning nationalities in the professional championships was Mohammed SY's battle. He decided to launch two wide-ranging actions:
- Mobilisation of all the PRO A and PRO B players during the 25th day of championship home matches (refusal to play the first two possessions of all the matches);
- A press conference organised by the SNB with the selected players for the 2009 ALL STAR GAME.
Two highly symbolic actions that would put the SNB back on the list of stakeholders who count in French basketball. Few club managers thought that the SNB could mobilise all the players. The result of these actions was convincing. As of the following season, there was a change in the rules concerning the number of foreign players in PRO A and PRO B.
The first CBA
Maurice BEYINA, who was president of the SNB until 2007, notably negotiated and signed the first collective agreement for professional basketball during his term of office in 2005. Even though it has been modified since then, the collective agreement is still applicable today.
The SNB was officially recognised by the LNB and obtained a place on the league's executive board, a place which it still holds today.
The recovery strategy
Since the discussions were at a standstill, the SNB decided to organise a mobilisation of the players for the December 2003 ALL STAR GAME, if no negotiations were scheduled.
Maurice BEYINA, who was then a Pro A professional player, decided to take the SNB in hand. His objective was simple: bring basketball players back to heart of the social dialogue, defend their rights and let their voices be heard among the authorities (federation and league).
Loss of dynamism
The impact of the SNB on players started to decrease, mainly due to two factors: loss of the partnership with Panini and the Bosman case.
The constitutive meeting was held at the INSEP (French National Institute of Sport and Physical Education) on 19 May, 1988 and J. MONCLAR was elected as the first President of the SNB. He was accompanied by other players such as S. OSTROWSKI, G. BEUGNOT, R. DACOURY as well as C. MONSCHAU.
The triggering event
The CCHN (French High Level Club Committee) forerunners of the UCPB (French National Basketball Club Union) including National 1A and 1B clubs, which are the two professional divisions, decided to make a contract of a minimum of 3 years compulsory for players across the board.
The best players targeted by the measure considered it unacceptable and on 25 April, at the end of the Limoges-Orthez match, four players (R. DACOURY, S. OSTROWSKI, F. HUFFNAGEL and D. HAQUET) called a press conference and indicated their disagreement. In light of this proposal, they also wanted to be involved in decisions by the league and to finally create an organisation to represent them.
J. CACHEMIRE tried to mobilise basketball players by creating the UNJBB (French National Basketball Players' Union). However, this attempt to unite the players failed due to a lack of motivation.