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NBA delegation lands in Pyongyang for visit

2013-02-27 10:28

By (Agencies/Xinhua)

NBA delegation lands in Pyongyang for visit

Retired US NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman is welcomed by Son Kwang-ho, Vice Chairman of DPRK's Olympic Committe, as he arrives at an airport in Pyongyang in this still image taken from video, Feb 26, 2013. Rodman arrived in DPRK on Tuesday to film a television documentary with representatives of the Harlem Globetrotters celebrity team, DPRK's state television reported.[Photo/Agencies]

PYONGYANG - A delegation of the US National Basketball Association (NBA) landed in Pyongyang Tuesday for a week-long visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The group consists of 13 current and retired NBA coaches and players, including Dennis Rodman, said a DPRK foreign ministry official, adding that they will take part in basketball matches and other events before leaving on March 5.

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