We have an unusual development in the NBA G League: An existing pro basketball team, the Mexico City Capitanes, will join the circuit for the 2020-21 season.
The Mexico City Capitanes, currently part of Mexico’s Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional, becomes the NBA G League’s 29th team. The team will play its NBA G League home games at the Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera in Mexico City.
“Bringing an NBA G League team to Mexico City is a historic milestone for the NBA which demonstrates our commitment to basketball fans in Mexico and across Latin America,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “As the first G League franchise based outside of the U.S. and Canada, we look forward to welcoming Capitanes to the NBA family.”
“The NBA G League has long been focused on growing the game in Latin America and internationally. Having a team in Mexico City is an important step in realizing that vision,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “I’m proud to welcome Capitanes to the G League and look forward to watching the team play at Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera next season.”
Starting next season, the Capitanes will play in the NBA G League for an initial term of five years. The team is owned and operated by Moisés Cosío and a group of minority investors.