The Sports Network reports:

The National Basketball Association has opened a new office in Moscow, as announced by deputy commissioner and COO Adam Silver on Thursday.

Moscow joins the ever-expanding international umbrella housing an NBA office, which includes seven markets in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

“This is a great time for the NBA to expand its presence in Russia, especially given Mikhail Prokhorov’s commitment to further grow the sport in the country,” said Silver.