With reference to a decision of the FIBA Executive Committe for Kosovo to become a member of the World Basketball Federation, the Basketball Federation of Serbia has issued the following statement:
„The admittance of Kosovo to FIBA membership despite the opposition of Serbia is a logical consequence of the Kosovo’s membership in the International Olympic Committee. The Basketball Federation of Serbia will do their best to protect the Serbian clubs and players from the territory of Kosovo and Metohija. We expect the FIBA officials to take seriously our warning that the mutual matches at any level, club or international and ranging from youth to senior, should be avoided at all cost.“