April 29, 2011 - Lakers squash Hornets to march on Kobe
Bryant and Pau Gasol exploded for 23 of Los Angeles' 29 points in the
third quarter to propel the two-time defending NBA champions to a 98-80
victory over Western Conference rivals the New Orleans Hornets on
Thursday, sending them into the next round of the playoffs.
April 29, 2011 - Fenerbahce eye James Gist Partizan
could be forced to let one of their leaders go once the season is over
once again. Reports in Turkey suggest that Fenerbahce Ulker are
seriously considering the addition of James Gist.
April 28, 2011 - Miljenovic, new member of the black and white team One
of the most perspective young players in our country Nenad Miljenovic
is a new member of the club from Humska! Miljenovic was born on April
8, 1993, he is 194cm tall and he is a point guard.
April 28, 2011 - Zmago Sagadin to coach Olimpija According
to latest rumours, Zmago Sagadin could soon take charge of Olimpija
Ljubljana following the resignation of Jure Zdovc who left the club due
to personal reasons.
April 28, 2011 - Caja Laboral tabs Vladimir Dragicevic Caja
Laboral strengthened its roster ahead of ACB playoffs by signing
Montenegrin forward Vladimir Dragicevic until the end of the season.
April 28, 2011 - Parker: I will be at EuroBasket 2011 Tony
Parker is determined to return to French national team this summer
after one-year break. 29-year-old NBA star confirmed his intention in a
recent interview he gave to a French TV sports show 'Stade 2'.
April 28, 2011 - Printezis returns to Olympiacos After
spending almost two years in Spain with Unicaja Malaga Greek forward
Giorgos Printezis returns to his previous club Olympiacos. The
26-year-old power forward saw limited time in Malaga and was looking
for a way out.
April 28, 2011 - Turkish Airlines presents the Crazy Dunkers to soar into their second Final Four! The
high-flying Crazy Dunkers presented by Turkish Airlines have done it
before and now they are back for a second time to thrill the fans at
the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four 2011 Barcelona.
April 27, 2011 - Rick Pitino leaves Puerto Rico post After
just five months in charge, Rick Pitino has left his post as coach of
the Puerto Rico national side. The Puerto Rican Basketball Federation
(FBPR) announced late Tuesday that Louisville coach Rick Pitino will
not lead their national team at the FIBA Americas Championship this
summer due to complications with NCAA rules.
April 27, 2011 - Kurtinaitis sees Jankunas in his plans Recently
crowned VTB United League champion with Khimki, Rimas Kurtinaitis,
shared his thoughts with the media about his success as a coach as well
as some potential moves in the players' market.
April 27, 2011 - Fans choose Prokom squad as Official Cheerleaders of the Final Four Cheerleaders
Prokom, the cheerleading squad that supports Polish League champion and
Euroleague regular Asseco Prokom Gdynia, will bring their dancing and
cheering talents to the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four as
the winners of the inaugural Efes Dance Squad Talent Contest.
April 26, 2011 - Real Madrid extends Mirotic through 2016 Just
days before its first Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four appearance
in 15 years, Real Madrid has announced a new agreement with forward
Nikola Mirotic to extend his contract until the end of the 2015-16
April 26, 2011 - Euroleague Final Four entertainment Among
other things, Catalonia is famous for its art, architecture and
athletic feats. Nothing quite captures those three characteristics at
once like the ‘castellers’, the region’s traditional man-made
skyscrapers, an art form that has already been recognized by UNESCO on
the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of
April 25, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011 game times confirmed The
game times for EuroBasket 2011 were confirmed. Since the tournament was
expanded from 16 to 24 teams, there will be three games played in each
group every day.
April 25, 2011 - Meet the 2011 Final Four teams! Be
sure to check out team, coach, player and legend profiles - plus season
stats, bloggers and much, much more - for Maccabi Electra, Montepaschi
Siena, Panathinaikos and Real Madrid, the star-studded teams of the
2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four!
April 24, 2011 - Khimki claim VTB United League title Russian
side Khimki claimed its first title in several years after defeating
CSKA Moscow 66-64 in VTB United League final. Meanwhile the hosts of
the Final Four, Unics Kazan, had settle with the third place.
April 24, 2011 - Bojan Bogdanovic to Fenerbahce? Croatian
international Bojan Bogdanovic could be on his way to Fenerbahce Ulker.
The reports on basketball.ru quote Jonathan Givony stating that the
player already agreed on a deal with the Turkish side for the next
April 23, 2011 - Partizan tabs prospect Nenad Miljenovic Serbian
giants Partizan Belgrade continue the tradition of snapping young
talents and turning them into stars. The most recent example of such
strategy is Czech forward Jan Vesely who could be leaving the club in
summer for NBA or European powerhouse.
April 23, 2011 - Ivkovic to coach Serbia as volunteer Dusan
Ivkovic is back as the head coach of Serbia, and he'll do the job as a
volunteer. The new Serbian Basketball Federation (KSS) president Dragan
Djilas, who is the mayor of Belgrade, announced this week that Ivkovic
was going to lead the team.
April 23, 2011 - Lakers take 2-1 series lead with win over Hornets The
New Orleans Hornets didn't expect Pau Gasol to toss up a 3-pointer from
the corner any more than the Lakers star's growing chorus of critics
expected him to make it. Gasol stunned them all by draining the shot,
then scored twice more during a key fourth-quarter surge that helped
secure a 100-86 victory Friday night and put Los Angeles in control of
the first-round playoff series.
April 23, 2011 - Zdovc leaves Olimpija Jure
Zdovc decided to break the contract with Union Olimpija and leave the
club. He was head coach of Union Olimpija from December 2008. He
decided to take this move due to personal reasons and made his decision
clear to everyone on today's evening practice.
April 22, 2011 - Undisputed champions!!! Best
two teams in the region met in Stozice hall in the final game and a
game for the trophy. Championship ring went to black and whites, after
a big and exciting struggle they beat Olimpija with a score: (23:26,
16:17, 19:22, 16:12).
April 22, 2011 - 2010-11 All-Euroleague nominees The
wait is over, Turkish Airlines Euroleague fans. Here are your nominees
for the 2010-11 All-Euroleague team! Fans and media members have voted
to nominate 10 players to the All-Euroleague team, producing a
top-level list of nominees for what has been an incredible 2010-11
April 22, 2011 - Adriatic League, Final Four, final: April 21, 2011 Partizan
mt:s held on to edge Union Olimpija 74-77 on Thursday at Stozice Arena
in Ljubljana to win the Adriatic League for the fifth season in a row.
Curtis Jerrells made 5 free throws in the final minute to help Partizan
hold off the host club.
April 21, 2011 - Partizan won Adriatic NLB league In
great atmosphere in very well crowded Stozice Arena in Ljubljana,
Slovenia, Partizan mt:s Belgrade beat Union Olimpija Ljubljana and won
Adriatic NLB league title for 2010/2011 season. It is fifth title for
Partizan mt:s in this competition in 10 years history.
April 21, 2011 - Real Madrid's Nikola Mirotic chosen 2011 Rising Star After
transforming himself from little-used teenage reserve at the start of
the season to a decisive force in his team's drive to the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Final Four, forward Nikola Mirotic of Real Madrid
has been voted the 2011 Rising Star Trophy winner in a ballot of
Euroleague head coaches.
April 21, 2011 - Euroleague For Life promotes "Basketball for Everyone" at Turkish Airlines Final Four Barcelona 2011 For
the second consecutive season, Euroleague Basketball is using the
biggest stage of European professional basketball, the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Final Four Barcelona 2011, to promote the Special Olympics
movement and the rights of people with intellectual disabilities to be
accepted, respected and included in the game of basketball.
April 20, 2011 - LKF sets goal for the national team Lithuanian
Basketball Federation (LKF) has set the goals for the men's national
team in the upcoming EuroBasket 2011. The team is expected to reach the
final and get a direct qualification for London Olympics.
April 20, 2011 - Dimitris Diamantidis wins sixth Best Defender Trophy After
letting it slip from his grip for just one season, Panathinaikos point
guard Dimitris Diamantidis once again owns the Best Defender Trophy
after dominating a vote by Turkish Airlines Euroleague head coaches.
This marks the sixth time in seven seasons since its inception that
Diamantidis has won the award.
April 20, 2011 - Black and whites in the finals in the last moments Semifinal
game between Buducnost from Podgorica and current champion of NLB
league Partizan m:ts resolved in the finish of the game. Black and
whites were more concentrated and have won a very important match that
leads them to the finals. Vlade Jovanovic’s team overcame excellent
Buducnost with a score 62:58 (14:16, 16:13, 7:16, 25:13).
April 19, 2011 - Adriatic League, Final Four Semifinals: April 19, 2011 Partizan
and Union Olimpija reached the Adriatic League final! Both teams
survived their respective semifinal games at Stozice Arena in
Ljubljana, Slovenia, and will face each other in the final on Thursday.
April 19, 2011 - Olimpija joined Partizan in final Now
we have both participants for Thursdays final game for Adriatic NLB
league champion. In second semifinal game, Olimpija Ljubljana downed
Krka Novo Mesto 67:57.
April 19, 2011 - Partizan in Adriatic final Partizan
mt:s won in very dramatic and exciting game against Buducnost
Podgorica, in first semifinal game of Adriatic NLB league final four.
April 19, 2011 - Officials for 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four announced The
names of the eight referees who will work the 2011 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Final Four in Barcelona have been announced by Euroleague
Basketball. The referees selected come from eight different countries
and boast a wealth of experience. Two have previously officiated in a
continental final and five have refereed the Euroleague Final Four.
April 19, 2011 - Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy: Igor Rakocevic, Efes Pilsen The
first Turkish Airlines Euroleague post-season award, the Alphonso Ford
Top Scorer Trophy, given annually to the Euroleague player with the
most points averaged over a minimum number of games, has been won by
Igor Rakocevic of Efes Pilsen.
April 19, 2011 - Adriatic NLB league Final four start today Today
in Stozice Arena, Ljubljana, Slovenia will start Adriatic NLB league
Final four. Partizan mt:s Belgrade, Buducnost Podgorica, Olimpija
Ljubljana and Krka Novo Mesto will fight for 2010/2011 Adriatic NLB
April 19, 2011 - Rose scores 36, Bulls beat Pacers 96-90 The
way this series is going for the Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose wasn't
sure if he should feel relieved or concerned. "It's kind of both," he
said. The 2-0 lead sure looks good. How they got it, though, is a
April 18, 2011 - Eurocup clubs commission meets in Treviso Seven
clubs representing 2010-11 Eurocup teams met Sunday in Treviso, Italy
on the occasion of the Eurocup Finals to discuss the current status of
the competition and to propose improvements for future editions. Topics
discussed included the competition system, commercialization of
audiovisual rights, and the geographic coordination of regular season
April 17, 2011 - Eurocup Finals MVP, Marko Popovic of Unics Unics
won its first Eurocup title and also earned a first appearance in the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague thanks to the leadership on court by
veteran guard Marko Popovic, who was elected MVP of the Eurocup Finals.
April 17, 2011 - Unics, a huge, 92-77 title-game winner over Cajasol Sevilla Unics
Kazan dominated Cajasol Sevilla 92-77 to finish the 2011 season as the
Eurocup champion. Maciej Lampe scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds
and Marko Popovic added 18 points and set a Eurocup Finals record with
11 assists to lead Unics to a historic win at the Palaverde in Treviso,
April 17, 2011 - Cedevita beat Benetton in 3rd place game Cedevita
Zagreb finished the 2010-11 Eurocup with a prestigious win by downing
Benetton Basket Bwin in the Third Place Game at Palaverde in Treviso,
Italy on Sunday. Cedevita pleased its fans that traveled for the Finals
with a marquee victory to end its first season in the Eurocup with
April 16, 2011 - Cajasol ousted Benetton 63-75 Cajasol
Sevilla has made it to the Eurocup final! Cajasol advanced to the title
game and will fight for its first Eurocup title - and the right to play
in the 2011-12 Euroleague - by downing Benettom Basket Bwin 63-75 in
the second semifinal at Palaverde in Treviso, Italy on Saturday night.
April 16, 2011 - Unics, a 87-66 winner over Cedevita Unics
made it to the Eurocup final! Unics confirmed its status as a solid
candidate to lift the Eurocup trophy by downing Cedevita Zagreb 87-66
in the first semifinal at Palaverde in Treviso, Italy on Saturday.
April 15, 2011 - Eurocup Finals: Official press conference The
Eurocup Finals got off to an official start Friday morning in a
beautiful setting with representatives of all four semifinal teams
meeting for the opening press conference in the Sala Affreschi (Room of
Frescoes) at the Palazzo Rinaldi in Treviso, Italy.
April 15, 2011 - Eurocup Semifinal preview: Unics vs. Cedevita The
Eurocup Finals gets underway with a duel between Unics Kazan and
Cedevita Zagreb at 18:00 CET on Saturday. The teams meet for the third
time this season, but this time the prize is much greater: a spot in
the 2011 Eurocup championship game.
April 15, 2011 - Eurocup Semifinal preview: Benetton vs. Cajasol A
fight to reach the Eurocup title game sees two of the best teams in the
competition battling again in the second semifinals, as Benetton Basket
Bwin takes Cajasol Sevilla in Treviso, Italy on Saturday at 20:45 CET.
April 14, 2011 - Maccabi invited to join VTB United League Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv, the Israeli runners-up that already got an invitation
to the Adriatic league for the next season received another invitation
this time from the VTB league.
April 14, 2011 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 24: April 13, 2011 Panathinaikos
pounded Ikaros 92-70 for its 11th straight win in the Greek League,
though it remains in second place behind undefeated Olympiacos. The
Greens dominated early with a 21-4 start en route to a victory that
took its record to 22-1.
April 13, 2011 - Cedevita Zagreb remained undefeated Cedevita
Zagreb remained undefeated in the Croatian League by beating Zadar
69-60 Tuesday in its last game before heading to Italy for the Eurocup
April 12, 2011 - ECA board meets in Barcelona At
a meeting in Barcelona on Monday, the Euroleague Commercial Assets
executive board presided over a review of developments in the current
season while looking ahead to potential changes in future years. The
board heard about financial, attendance, audience and similar results
for the ongoing 2010-11 season, which culminates with the 2011 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Barcelona, Spain from May 6 to 8.
April 11, 2011 - Sportingbet MVP for March: Jeremy Pargo, Maccabi Electra There
was no shortage of heroes as the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs
proved over the last three weeks to be as unpredictable and dramatic as
elite pro basketball can get. When the dust settled on 17 games that
thrilled fans everywhere, one of those heroes stood out tallest, Jeremy
Pargo of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, who is Euroleague Basketball's
choice as Sportingbet Monthly MVP for March.
April 11, 2011 - Madrid: Llull out three weeks Days
after his team made a historic return to the Final Four after 15 years,
Real Madrid has announced that guard Sergio Llull will be sidelined
three weeks due to a leg injury. Llull was re-injured in his team's
Spanish League showdown against archrivals Regal FC Barcelona on
April 11, 2011 - Trifunovic fired, Maskoliunas takes hot seat Lietuvos
Rytas fired head coach Aleksandar Trifunovic after the club
surprisingly lost in BBL semi-final and had to work hard to claim the
third place. It was the second spell of Serbian coach in Vilnius as he
has coached Rytas in 2006-2008.
April 11, 2011 - Zalgiris take BBL crown for 2010/2011 Tadas
Klimavicius has put in a man of the match performance to lead Zalgiris
Kaunas to a 75-67 victory in the final of the Mastercard BBL elite
April 11, 2011 - Easy win for black and whites in Pionir Basketball
players of Partizan mt:s won in 6th round of Superleague. Game with
Mega Vizura finished with result 100:82 (30:26, 19:15, 25:25, 26:16).
April 10, 2011 - Trajan Langdon to be replaced by Martynas Pocius CSKA
Moscow is planning to rebuild the team after the worst season for the
club in decades. The club wants to replace veterans with younger
April 10, 2011 - Pargo, Maccabi unable to agree on new deal Israeli
champions Maccabi Tel Aviv are facing a tough task of securing the
services of Jeremy Pargo for another season.
April 10, 2011 - Serbian League, second phase, Game 6: April 8-9, 2011 Partizan
mt:s, Hemofarm Stada and Radnicki tie atop the Serbian League
standings, each with a 5-1 record. Partizan defeated Mega Vizura 100-82
in Belgrade on Saturday.
April 10, 2011 - Barca targeting Milos Teodosic After
failing to qualify for the Euroleague Final Four Barcelona is already
thinking about the next season. According to various sources, current
Euroleague title holders are showing serious interest in Milos Teodosic
April 10, 2011 - Lawson hits 10 3s in Nuggets' 130-106 win Ty
Lawson made his first 10 3-pointers Saturday night and scored a
career-high 37 points in leading the short-handed Denver Nuggets to a
130-106 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
April 8, 2011 - 2011 Eurocup Finals referees announced Euroleague
Basketball has announced the names of the officials will work the games
of the 2011 Eurocup Finals in Treviso, Italy on April 16 and 17. The
list of referees for that weekend's two semifinal, third-place and
title games features a mix of experience and youth.
April 8, 2011 - Sportingbet Playoffs Game 5 MVP: Dusko Savanovic, Power Electronics Power
Electronics Valencia forward Dusko Savanovic put his best foot forward
on Thursday despite his team’s 66-58 loss at Real Madrid that send the
latter to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four and ended his
April 7, 2011 - Real Madrid will make its first Euroleague Final Four appearance in 15 years Real
Madrid stormed back from a double-digit first half deficit to beat
Power Electronics Valencia 66-58 on Thursday at Caja Magica in the
Spanish capital to win their Quarterfinal Playoffs series 3-2 and earn
the club’s first Euroleague Final Four berth in 15 years.
April 7, 2011 - History on the march in Game 5! One
of the most intriguing roads ever taken to the Final Four will end with
a one true battle as the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs conclude
with a winner-take-all Game 5 between host Real Madrid and Power
Electronics Valencia at Caja Magica arena in the Spanish capital on
April 7, 2011 - 2010-11 Eurocup MVP: Dontaye Draper, Cedevita Zagreb Euroleague
Basketball is proud to announce that Dontaye Draper of Cedevita Zagreb
has been chosen as the 2010-11 Eurocup MVP. In his debut season, Draper
has led Cedevita all the way from the Qualifying Round to the Eurocup
Finals as the team’s undisputed floor general and star.
April 7, 2011 - Pietrus, in Valencia until end of season As
announced by the club the same day of the decisive Game 5 of the
Playoff series that could grant it the first participation in a Final
Four ever, Power Electronics Valencia and forward Florent Pietrus have
reached an agreement to extend the player's contract until the end of
April 6, 2011 - Countdown to Eurocup Finals in Treviso With
10 days left until the Eurocup finals, the host city of Treviso, Italy
rolled out the welcome mat for fans with a press conference on
Wednesday to promote the event. The Eurocup Finals, featuring teams
from four different countries, will be played on Saturday, April 16 and
Sunday, April 17 at Palaverde in Treviso.
April 6, 2011 - Euroleague Basketball establishes Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four schedule After
careful study and consultation with all clubs and partners involved,
Euroleague Basketball establishes the definitive schedule of games at
the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four taking into
consideration the legal concerns of one of the qualified teams, Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv.
April 6, 2011 - 2010-11 All-Eurocup first, second teams announced After
152 games were played this season on the road to the Eurocup Finals and
a new champion of the competition, Euroleague Basketball has chosen 10
deserving stars to make up the All-Eurocup first and second teams for
the 2010-11 season.
April 5, 2011 - 2010-11 Eurocup Coach of the Year: Aleksandar Petrovic, Cedevita Zagreb Euroleague
Basketball is honored to announce that Aleksandar Petrovic of Cedevita
Zagreb, who took his team all the way from the Qualifying Round to the
Eurocup Finals, has been chosen as the 2010-11 Eurocup Coach of the
Year. In his second season on Cedevita's bench, Petrovic has already
led the club to its best results ever.
April 5, 2011 - 2010-11 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy winner: Donatas Motiejunas, Benetton Bwin With
a great mix of size, talent and know-how, one of the world's top
prospects became the real deal this season by leading his team into the
Eurocup Finals. For his key role in that achievement and for his impact
on Eurocup courts all around the continent, versatile center Donatas
Motiejunas of Benetton Basket Bwin has been chosen by Euroleague
Basketball as the Eurocup Rising Star Trophy winner for 2010-11.
April 5, 2011 - Arvydas Sabonis enters NBA Hall of Fame One
of the greatest player to ever play the game, Arvydas Sabonis, has
finally been picked for NBA Hall of Fame. He was on the list of
candidates several times before but only now Sabas received a well
April 4, 2011 - Euroleague Basketball evaluates Maccabi situation Euroleague
Basketball announced on Monday that it has received from Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv documentation that outlines the club's official
posture concerning its participation in the 2011 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Final Four.
April 4, 2011 - Cedevita hammered Cibona 64-80 Cedevita
hammered Cibona 64-80 Sunday to remain undefeated through three games
in the second phase of the Croatian League. Marino Bazdaric scored 17
and Dontaye Draper added 14 for Cedevita, which led 33-44 at halftime
and took the lead to 20 after three quarters en route to the victory.
April 4, 2011 - Wallace has 19 and Blazers down Mavs 104-96 Gerald
Wallace scored 19 points and the Portland Trail Blazers took advantage
of the road-weary Dallas Mavericks for a 104-96 victory on Sunday
night. LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points for the Blazers, who have won
eight straight at home.
April 3, 2011 - European bigs rated high in NBA Draft 2011 Jan
Vesely has already made a name for himself in Europe by his powerful
dunks. The 20-year-old versatile Czech forward led Partizan last season
to Euroleague Final Four by shocking entire continent. Will he be
making highlights on the other side of the pond next season? According
to many experts, the chances are good that the answer is 'Yes'.
April 3, 2011 - Bilbao Basket shocks Palau Blaugrana with a huge win! Bizkaia
Bilbao Basket came up with a historical win at Palau Blaugrana, where
they lost each and every time they played against the current European
April 1, 2011 - Ostende to host EuroChallenge Final Four The
EuroChallenge Final Four follows less than 20 days after the EuroLeague
Women Final Four, which will take place in Ekaterinburg, Russia from 8
to 10 April. The host club was founded in 1970 and is considered a
powerhouse of Belgian basketball, having conquered 12 domestic league
titles and an equal number of Belgian cup competitions.
April 1, 2011 - Sportingbet Playoffs Game 4 MVP: Malik Hairston, Montepaschi One
week after reviving his team after a record loss, Malik Hairston topped
himself by putting on another Sportingbet MVP performance in Game 4 of
the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs to send Montepaschi Siena to
the Final Four with its third victory in a row over Olympiacos Piraeus,