NBA D-League Completes Landmark Season With Record For Assignments And Players On NBA Rosters

– Record 92 Unique NBA Players Assigned and 199 NBA D-League Alumni on

NBA Rosters at End of 2016-17 Season –

– League to be Known as NBA Gatorade League Starting with 2017-18 Season –

NEW YORK, May 3, 2017 The NBA Development League (NBA D-League) completed a landmark season this year, establishing records for unique NBA players assigned with 92 and players on end-of-regular-season NBA rosters having NBA D-League experience with 199.

The 2016-17 season was also highlighted by the announcement that the league will be renamed the NBA Gatorade League (NBA G League) beginning next season through an expanded, multiyear partnership between the NBA and Gatorade, marking the first time a U.S. professional sports league has named an entitlement partner. Through the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI), the sports fuel company will collaborate with the NBA G League on programs to help enhance player sports performance and recovery.

The NBA D-League, which reached nearly 1.5 million in total attendance this past season, also announced it will expand to a record 25 teams in 2017-18 as the league has more than tripled in size since its inaugural season in 2001-02.

Other highlights from the 2016-17 NBA D-League season include:

NBA D-League Alumni in the NBA

Marketing Partnership

NBA D-League Total Attendance

Social Media

Expanded Visibility

Record Jersey Partnerships