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File photo of Vivek Ranadive
India native Vivek Ranadivé has been a shot in the arm for Sacramento’s bid to match Seattle’s offer on the Kings. His presence in the group of “whale” investors is often referred to as a “game changer” in the fight to keep the team in town.
Ranadivé has talked about turning the next generation of the NBA into “NBA 3.0,” which he describes as a league with more of a focus on technology and globalization. David Stern, who recently visited India, has shown strong interest in expanding the NBA brand into the country.
I spoke with Karan Madhok of the blog Hoopistani.com
. Madhok covers basketball and the NBA from an India perspective on his site. Madhok said he became interested in writing about the sport because he attended a “rare high school in India where basketball was more important than Cricket.”
I appreciate him taking the time to answer a few questions. Click here
for some excerpts from the interview.