The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
From there, the rest of the 8-week regular season will see the league travel around the country, with most of the early stops on the east coast and in the midwest, before finishing the year on the west coast for the final regular season stop in Los Angeles and the playoffs in Seattle and Las Vegas.
Games will be played in a quadruple-header format each Sunday in a different city, with the broadcast coming the following night on FS1. The games will be “first to 60 points,” rather than the traditional 40 or 48 minute contests.
Here is the full summer schedule for the BIG3:
June 25: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
July 2: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
July 9: BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
July 16: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 23: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
July 30: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
August 6: Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
August 13: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
August 20: Key Arena, Seattle, Washington (Playoffs)
August 26: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada (Championship Finals)
The schedule has a nice balance of major NBA markets as well as smaller markets and college basketball areas, like Lexington.
Along with the schedule, the BIG3 announced the full team and coach pairings ahead of the upcoming player draft.
3’s Company: Captains Player/Coach Allen Iverson and DerMarr Johnson
Three-Headed Monsters: Captains Rashard Lewis and Jason Williams, Coach Gary Payton
Killer 3s: Captains Chauncey Billups and Stephen Jackson, Player/Coach Charles Oakley
Ghost Ballers: Captains Mike Bibby and Ricky Davis, Coach George Gervin
Trilogy: Captains Kenyon Martin and Al Harrington, Coach Rick Mahorn
Tri-State: Captains Jermaine O’Neal and Bonzi Wells, Coach Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving
Power: Corey Maggette and Cuttino Mobley, Coach Clyde Drexler
Ball Hogs: Brian Scalabrine, PLAYER X, Coach Rick Barry