August 1: USA vs. Puerto Rico Scrimmage (Las Vegas, NV)

August 3: USA vs. Puerto Rico, State Farm USA Basketball Challenge (Las Vegas, NV)

August 6: USA Senior Menís National Team Training (Guangzhou, China)

August 7: USA vs. China, China Basketball Challenge (Guangzhou, China)

August 8: USA vs. Brazil, China Basketball Challenge (Guangzhou, China)

August 11-16: USA Senior Menís National Team Training Camp (Seoul, Korea)

August 13: USA vs. Lithuania (Seoul, Korea)

August 15: USA vs. Korea (Seoul, Korea)

August 17-18: USA Senior Menís National Team Training Camp (Sapporo, Japan)

August 19-Sept. 3: 2006 FIBA Menís World Championship (Sapporo and Saitama Japan)

September 6-10: Basketball Without Borders (Johannesburg, South Africa)

September 8: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony (Springfield, MA)

October 1: NBA Europe Live Training Camps begin

October 2: Players report to their teams no earlier than 11 a.m. (local time)

October 3: NBA Training Camps open

October 5: Start of the 2006 NBA Preseason schedule
Philadelphia vs. Winterthur FC Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
San Antonio vs. Adecco Asvel (Lyon, France)

October 6: Phoenix vs. Lottomatica Roma (Rome, Italy)
L.A. Clippers vs. BC Khimki (Moscow, Russia)

October 7: L.A. Clippers vs. CSKA (Moscow, Russia)

October 8: San Antonio vs. Maccabi Elite (Paris, France)

October 10-11: NBA Europe Live (Cologne, Germany)

October 11: Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

October 14: Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors (Monterrey, Mexico)

October 30: Rosters set for opening day, 6 p.m. ET

October 31: Start of the 2006-07 NBA Regular Season

2007

February 18: 2007 NBA All-Star Game (Las Vegas, Nevada)

April 18: 2006-07 NBA Regular Season ends

April 19: Rosters set for 2007 NBA Playoffs, 3 p.m. ET

April 21: 2007 NBA Playoffs begin