Pro Basketball Writers Association

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The Pro Basketball Writers Association (PBWA) is a professional organization for sportswriters who write about professional basketball, including the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1]


The idea of a professional organization like the PBWA began to be discussed in the early 1970s.[1] One of the rationales was to improve working conditions.[1] For NBA beat writers, the league did not have a specific policy regarding access to locker rooms, team practices, players, coaches, general managers, and other executives.[1]

On January 18, 1972, interested sportswriters gathered formally for the first time, to begin organizing what was to become the Pro Basketball Writers Association of America (PBWAA).[1] The meeting occurred at the Century Plaza Hotel, in Los Angeles, California, during the NBA All-Star Game weekend.[1] The PBWAA organized formally one year later, on January 23, 1973, at a meeting in the O'Hare Hyatt Regency Hotel, in Chicago, Illinois.[1]


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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Pro Basketball Writers Association: PBWA Info". February 21, 2008. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 

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