The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world. It has 30 franchised member clubs (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada), and is an active member of USA Basketball (USAB), which is recognized by FIBA (also known as the International Basketball Federation) as the national governing body for basketball in the United States. The NBA is one of the four major North American professional sports leagues. NBA players are the world's best paid sportsmen, by average annual salary per player.
The league was founded in New York City on June 6, 1946, as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). The league adopted the name National Basketball Association on August 3, 1949, after merging with its rival National Basketball League (NBL). The league's several international as well as individual team offices are directed out of its head offices located in the Olympic Tower at 645 Fifth Avenue in New York City. NBA Entertainment and NBA TV studios are directed out of offices located in Secaucus, New Jersey.
We are more than the game of basketball. We are one of the world's premier sports and entertainment enterprises; a diverse group of high-performing individuals delivering joy and excitement to hundreds of millions of basketball fans all over the world.
We are a dedicated, passionate team with an intensity and energy that sets us apart. We make a positive impact in our communities through the on- and off-the-court performance of our teams; we understand that the celebrity of our players and our game requires of us broad social responsibility on a global scale.
We are an organization where continuous innovation and change are embraced. Working with talent at every level, you will come to appreciate that this is the place to build a career where your stats will be measured and your results rewarded.
We are driven to be the best sports entertainment organization in the world. In our relentless pursuit we are always on the lookout for motivated, talented additions to our continuously expanding roster.