NBA Announce Bulls and Pistons Will Play in 2023 NBA Paris Game
The Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons are going to Paris in 2023, per the NBA.
The NBA announced the decision for NBA Paris 2023 on Tuesday, with the NBA Paris game scheduled for January 19.
“It is a great honor to bring Chicago Bulls basketball back to Paris for The NBA Paris Game 2023,” said Chicago Bulls Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Artūras Karnišovas.
“I know how special this will be for our players, our organization, and our international fanbase. We look forward to representing Chicago overseas and are grateful for the opportunity to do so.”
The international contest will be played in Accor Arena in Paris. The last time the arena hosted a regular-season League game was a Hornets-Bucks game on January 24, 2020.
This is the third time the Bulls will play a game in Paris in franchise history. Chicago played two preseason games back in 1997. The Pistons will be making their Paris debut in 2023; they have played regular-season games in international waters before, playing in London in 2013 and Mexico City in 2019.
“The Detroit Pistons organization is excited to take on the Chicago Bulls and play our first-ever game in France. Playing a regular-season game in Paris will be a great experience for our players and coaches, and we look forward to showcasing Detroit Basketball to an international audience.” Pistons general manager Troy Weaver said.
The 2023 NBA Paris game will mark the League’s 12th game in Paris since 1991.