December 31, 2011 - Oostende announces Brent Wright As
it was officially announced by the club Brent Wright agreed with
Oostande until the end of the season. This will be Wright's second
stint with the Belgian club after the 2005-2006 season and he will be
replacind Dusan Sakota.
December 31, 2011 - Kirilenko will stay in Moscow Forward
Andrei Kirilenko will stay with CSKA Moscow until the end of the
season, it has been confirmed. Kirilenko will join up with his CSKA
Moscow team-mates on January 3rd, after failing to agree terms with the
NBA teams that he and his party have spoken to.
December 31, 2011 - Goree leaves PAOK Earlier
tonight it was made known that Marcus Goree left Greek club PAOK. The
official reason that was leaked by the club is that he had to leave to
the US for personal reasons, but the real reason is constant delays in
payments, a source told several media outlets.
December 30, 2011 - Repesa back to Cibona's bench Jasmin
Repesa accepted Cibona's proposal and will be returning to the Croatian
club for a thrid time in his career. The experienced Croatian coach
signed a contract until summer 2014 and this will be the first year in
a Croatian club after 9 seasons in Italy.
December 30, 2011 - Aris' players on strike! Aris'
players have not been paid in months and decided not to show up in
Friday afternoon's practice session. More specifically the Greek
players of the club have not received a single salary since the start
of the season, while many of the players that were with Aris since last
season are owed money from last season.
December 30, 2011 - Fenerbahce Ulker: Ukic breaks finger Fenerbahce
Ulker will start the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 without one of
its most important players, as playmaker Roko Ukic will be sidelined
for a month due to a broken finger, the club announced Friday.
December 30, 2011 - Eurocup Last 16 groups breakdown, Group I It
is not a surprise to say that each and every team in Group I has a
legitimate reason to expect to reach the Eurocup quarterfinals. Two of
them, however, have much more Eurocup experience than the others.
Valencia Basket is the original Eurocup champion in 2003 and won a
second title in 2010.
December 30, 2011 - Zagreb wins Rome NIJT! The
2011 edition of the Citta di Roma Tournament saw a new champion
celebrate as KK Zagreb CO beat Fenerbache-Ulker 62-52 in the final of
the tournament on Thursday night in Rome, Italy. The trophy isn't the
only thing Zagreb won but also the first ticket to the 2012 Nike
International Junior Tournament that will take place during the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Final Four for the 10th year in a row.
December 29, 2011 - Krka adds Lalic, Lucic & Hansbrough Krka
Novo Mesto will have a fresh look for the Last 16 after signing Jure
Lalic, Ben Hansbrough and Uros Lucic. The team has also released three
players: Marko Djurkovic, Mustafa Abdul Hamid and Jimmy Baxter. Lalic
(2.10 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Cibona, where he averaged 7.5
points in four Eurocup games this season.
December 29, 2011 - Strasbourg announces Ajinca Strasbourg
officially announced the signing of Alexis Ajinca until the end of the
season. The 23-year old French center didn't manage to find a contract
in the NBA and decided to return to France. Ajinca also played a couple
of games for Hyeres-Toulon earlier this season during the lockout
averaging 21 points, 10 rebounds and an index rating of 29.
December 29, 2011 - Game of the Nation - new documentary "The
fate of 3 million is in the hands of twelve" - that's how the creators
of a new documentary about Lithuanian national team chose to present
their movie "Game of the Nation". Lithuania will aim to qualify for
London Olympics next summer and if they succeed it will be the 6th
straight Olympic appearance for the Baltic nation.
December 29, 2011 - Becirovic on his way to ACB Apparently,
the experienced Slovenian guard Sani Becirovic, currently a player of
Italian side Benetton Treviso, has a lucrative offer from an unnamed
top Spanish club, in his hands. According to the same, reliable source,
the former Slovenian international player could be very interested in
December 28, 2011 - Maccabi Electra lands Demond Mallet Maccabi
Electra announced that point guard Demond Mallet will arrive in Tel
Aviv on Thursday and pending completion of a physical exam, will join
the Turkish Airlines Euroleague runner-up for the remainder of the
December 28, 2011 - Petravicius joins Azovmash Marijonas
Petravicius returns to action as he agreed with Azovmash Mariupol that
was looking to cover the spot that was left empty with the departure of
December 28, 2011 - Lietuvos Rytas to have a new name next season Lietuvos
Rytas could have a new name next season after Vilnius city municipality
became the club's shareholder. Municipality will have 1/4 of all votes
in shareholder's meeting which and will participate in the management
of the club.
December 28, 2011 - Hairston sidelined for three weeks Emporio
Armani Milano star Malik Hairston will be sidelined for upto three
weeks as he rests an achiles tendon injury. Though it is a blow for
coach Sergio Scariolo and his side, Hairston should be back in time for
the start of the Euroleague Top 16.
December 28, 2011 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Draw results The
16 teams still alive in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague learned what
the road they must travel to fight for European basketball’s ultimate
prize looks like on Wednesday at the Top 16 Draw in Barcelona, Spain.
December 28, 2011 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four 2012 Istanbul logo unveiled The
Top 16 Draw on Wednesday featured the unveiling of the logo for the
2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Istanbul, the city where
a champion will be crowned in five short months. The logo is inspired
by the geographic location of the city, its graphic identity, and the
art and culture of the country.
December 28, 2011 - CEO and President Jordi Bertomeu Top 16 Draw speech Good
afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to all the members of the
clubs, leagues and a special welcome to the president of the Turkish
Basketball Federation, Mr. Turgay Demirel. Thank you very much for
being here today for this Top 16 Draw. We have reached this point after
two and a half months of competition.
December 28, 2011 - Eurocup Last 16, Group Rundown In
just three weeks, the 16 remaining teams in the hunt for Eurocup glory
will begin the second stage of their season in the Last 16. Here is a
rundown of the four groups of four teams with a look at what has helped
get them this far. Group I features two experienced Eurocup teams and
as many Last 16 newcomers, including two-time former champion Valencia
December 28, 2011 - ZALGIRIS brings Salenga home Zalgiris
Kaunas has reinforced its team with a familiar face, small forward
Dainius Salenga, who returns to the team after one year away. Salenga
(1.97 meters, 34 years old) and Zalgiris agreed to a contract for the
remainder of this season with an option for the 2012-13 campaign.
December 28, 2011 - Besiktas announces Arroyo With
Deron Williams back to NBA, Besiktas was in need of a point guard and
found him in Carlos Arroyo as it was officially announced. This will
mark the thrid stint for the 32-year old Puerto Rican international
after Tau Ceramica in 2002 and Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2008-2009.
December 28, 2011 - 2012 U17 World Championship to be held in Lithuania The
U17 World Championship 2012 will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania as it was
announced by FIBA. The fields for the 2012 FIBA U17 Championships for
Men and Women are set with the USA back in both competitions to defend
their titles from the inaugural events in 2010.
December 28, 2011 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 12 Montepaschi
Siena is back atop the Italian League standings after surviving an
overtime thriller against Novipiu Casale Monferrato one day after
Bennet Cantu hammered EA7 Emporio Armani Milan.
December 27, 2011 - Valladolid agrees with Samo Udrih Blancos
de Rueda Valladolis announced the agreement with Slovenian
International shooting guard Samo Udrih until the end of the season.
32-year old Udrih already has ACB experience as he played in Spain
during 2005-2009 for Girona, Granada and Estudiantes.
December 27, 2011 - Krka interested in Hansbrough Ben
Hansbrough was released by Bayern Munich just a few days ago, but he
could find a new home in Novo Mesto and Slovenian champs Krka. 24-year
old Hansbrough saw limited playing time in Munich and was subsequently
December 26, 2011 - Citta Di Roma Tournament The
first event in the10th anniversary season of the Nike International
Junior Tournament tips off in Rome, Italy, on Tuesday when eight junior
clubs compete to win the Citta di Roma Tournament. The winner will
qualify for the NIJT held during the 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Final Four in Istanbul, Turkey, in May.
December 26, 2011 - Polish League, Regular Season, Game 17 PGE
Turow Zgorzelec climbed into a tie for first place in the Polish League
by downing Zastal Zielona Gora 74-65, while Energa Czarni lost 93-87 at
Anwil Wloclawek. Turow trailed Zastal at the end of the first quarter
15-17, but a 19-9 run in the second out the hosts ahead 34-26 at
December 26, 2011 - bwin MVP for December: Nikola Mirotic, Real Madrid December
2011 may go down in history as the month that Nikola Mirotic completed
his upgrade from prominent role player to a bonafide ace. The Real
Madrid forward has long been seen as a promising talent, hence his
choice as the 2011 Rising Star Trophy winner.
December 25, 2011 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 11 Anadolu
Efes took care of Bandirma Kirmizi without trouble to remain atop the
Turkish League standings, however its lead on its rivals grew when
defending champion Fenerbahce Ulker and Besiktas both loss, which left
Galatasaray Medical park in sole possession of second place.
December 23, 2011 - Zalgiris adds size with Nelson Zalgiris
Kaunas bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming Top 16 by inking
forward Reeves Nelson for the remainder of the season, with an option
to extend him for a longer period of time, the club announced Friday.
Nelson (2.03 meters, 20 years old) arrives from the University of
California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
December 23, 2011 - Italian team goes through after a close finish Partizan
mt:s basketball players didn’t manage to qualify for the next phase in
Euroleague. In the last round Emporio Armani celebrated with a score
72:66 (18:14, 18:15, 14:22, 16:21).
December 23, 2011 - 33rd edition of L'Hospitalet tournament presented The
annual "Torneig de Básquet Júnior Ciutat de L'Hospitalet" will
celebrate its 33rd year this season with a fresh crop of some of the
best young basketball players in Spain and Europe next month. On Friday
the tournament was officially presented in a press conference attended
by Euroleague president and CEO Jordi Bertomeu and other local
basketball and political dignitaries and former players of FC
December 23, 2011 - Valencia Basket: Markovic, Ogilvy out mid-term Valencia
Basket keeps facing severe injury problems, as playmaker Stefan
Markovic and center AJ Ogilvy will remain sidelined longer than
expected, the club announced Friday. Markovic has synovitis in his left
ankle and will be out for 4-6 weeks. Ogilvy has a problem in the
Achillean zone of his right leg and will be out for at least 3 weeks.
December 23, 2011 - Eurocup Last 16 calendar, released The
calendar for the second phase of the Eurocup, the Last 16, has been
released. Sixteen teams will battle from January 17 to February 28 of
2012 and the two best teams in each of the four groups will advance to
the Quarterfinals series, en route to the Eurocup Finals - to happen in
Khimki, Russia on April 14 and 15 - for the last four survivors.
December 23, 2011 - Week 10 bwin MVP: Pietro Aradori, Montepaschi Siena For
the second week in a row, Montepaschi Siena guard Pietro Aradori took
advantage of an opportunity to play extended minutes and proceeded to
improve his Euroleague career highs in every major statistical category
in leading the Italian champions to victory. What’s more, Aradori’s
performance against Asseco Prokom on Wednesday earned him Week 10 bwin
December 22, 2011 - Knocked Out: On Recent Defeat of Croatian Clubs This
article will be about the recent downfall of Croatian Basketball. This
year, all of the three European teams that are competing in European
cups, finished their respective groups at the last place and say an
early goodbye to the European adventure.
December 21, 2011 - Page, Van Oostrum honoured by British Basketball Great
Britain stars Julie Page and Devon van Oostrum have both been honoured
by British Basketball with end-of-year awards. Page, who plays for
Torun in Poland scooped the British Basketball Player of the Year
award, beating Luol Deng, Chantelle Handy and Joel Freeland to the
December 21, 2011 - Spanoulis out three weeks Olympiacos
leader Vassilis Spanoulis will miss action for the next three to four
weeks due to a sprained ankle he suffered on Tuesday night. The
second-ranked scorer in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season so far
was hurt during the practice and he didn’t travel to Nancy for the last
game of the regular season, which will take place on Thursday.
December 21, 2011 - Euroleague Game Center, RS Week 10: Four last Top 16 berths decided this week! The
2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season finishes this week
and with four spots still available in thre groups, everything can
happen. When the dust settles on Thursday night, 16 teams will keep
fighting for Euroleague glory, others will leave the competition and
everything will be ready for the Top 16 Draw, which takes place in
Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday, December 28.
December 21, 2011 - Eurocup Week 6 MVP: Fabien Causeur, Cholet Basket The
last week of the regular season completed the chart of the Last 16
teams and the competition is now ready to move on to the second phase!
Among the winning teams on Tuesday, Cholet Basket's Fabien Causeur was
the best player of the night with an index rating performance of 33,
which earned him MVP of the Week honors in Week 6.
December 21, 2011 - ASVEL got through but is it enough? Now
it happened and the French giants beat the vodoo. They are again at the
second stage of a prestigious European basketball; first in 3 years.
That was long wait for a team that has a history like ASVEL. The
process was not easy though.
December 20, 2011 - Eurocup TV coverage The
sixth and final week of the Eurocup Regular Season action features TV
coverage of six games on Tuesday, including two do-or-die showdowns,
Aris vs. Rupudis and Asvel Basket vs. Lukoil Academic, on Eurosport 2!
December 20, 2011 - EBI master program graduates new class The
2010-2011 academic year of the International Master Program in Sports
Management & Marketing, part of the Euroleague Basketball
Institute, came to an end with a graduation ceremony at Ca' Foscari
University in Venice, Italy on Saturday.
December 20, 2011 - Eurocup regular season Week 6: there is no tomorrow! The
2011-12 Eurocup regular season comes to an end this Tuesday with
several teams still fighting for survival and others tying to win their
respective groups. As many as 12 teams have already advanced to the
next round and nine of them know already their Last 16 groups, but
there will be several showdowns all over the competition to keep
fighting for Eurocup glory.
December 20, 2011 - Game of the season for Partizan mt:s At
Thursday, December 22, Partizan mt:s will host EA7 Armani in Belgrade
in Week 10 of Turkish Airlines Euroleague. This game will decide if
Partizan mt:s or EA7 Armani will continue competitions in top 16 phase.
December 20, 2011 - Scoring king Navarro out with foot injury Juan
Carlos Navarro of FC Barcelona Regal will be sidelined for one month
due to a foot injury, the club announced Monday. Navarro, the
Euroleague's career scoring leader, suffers from plantar fasciitis on
his left foot. The injury also caused him to leave the club's most
recent Spanish League game.
December 20, 2011 - Stojakovic retires In
a sudden move Predrag Stojakovic has decided to retire from
professional basketball, at the age of 34. As the player told ESPN
today, he decided to quit basketball due to physical exhaustion,
despite having a fair amount of offers on the table.
December 19, 2011 - EA7 Emporio Armani signs Gentile through 2015 One
of the most promising swingmen in European basketball switched Italian
teams this weekend, when EA7 Emporio Armani Milano announced the
arrival of Alessandro Gentile, who signed a contract until the end of
the 2014-15 season. Gentile (200, 19) arrives from Benetton Treviso,
where he has averaged 15 points and 6.6 rebounds in 5 Eurocup games
December 19, 2011 - Cedevita was better in Zagreb Cedevita
basketball players have beaten Partizan mt:s and deservedly secured
another win within 12th round in ABA league. Hosts dictated game tempo
from the beginning of the game and won in Zagreb with the score 75:57
(21:12, 20:13, 17:20, 17:14).
December 19, 2011 - Reds' Papadopoulos out 6 weeks Days
after making the Top 16 with its biggest win of the season, Olympiacos
announced that starting center Lazaros Papadopoulos will be sidelined
until at least after the start of the Top 16 next month. Papadopoulos,
31, underwent left knee surgery on Sunday, three days after he scored
12 points, his season high, in an 86-61 blowout victory over Bennet
Cantu that put Olympiacos in the Top 16.
December 19, 2011 - Ukraine and Hungary host the 2015 EuroBaskets FIBA
Europe have awarded Eurobasket 2015 to Ukraine and has also given the
women's tournament to Hungary. The board met today in Munich to decide
who would host the two events in 2015. Ukraine was an automatic choice
for the men's event, following the withdrawal of joint bidders,
France/Germany and Italy/Croatia.
December 19, 2011 - Belgian League, Regular Season, Game 13 Belgacom
Spirou Charleroi edged Dexia Mons-Hainaut 76-72 to remain atop the
Belgian League table with an 8-2 record. Demond Mallet led the way with
23 points plus 4 assists and 2 steals, Caleb Green added 15 points and
Jiri Welsch 10.
December 18, 2011 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 12 Maccabi
Electra pummeled Helios 94-56 at home on Saturday night to remain atop
the Adriatic League with a 10-1 record. The league leaders started and
finished strong, outscoring the visitors 52 to 25 in the first and
December 18, 2011 - Lithuanian League, Regular Season, Game 9 BC
Rudupis took a thrilling 90-88 win over Lietuvos rytas on Saturday,
handing the former Eurocup champions their first loss of the season in
the Lithuanian League. Rudupis raised its record to 7-2, while Rytas is
now 8-1. Dainius Salenga was the hero for the winners with 27 points
and a perfect 5 for 5 from beyond the arc.
December 18, 2011 - German League, Regular Season, Game 13 Brose
Baskets remained tied atop the German League standings after pounding
Eisbaren Bremerhaven 90-58 on Sunday. In its last game before a
must-win Euroleague contest, Marcus Slaughter and PJ Tucker shined for
the defending champs, who improved to 10-2 and remain tied atop the
standings with ratiopharm Ulm.
December 17, 2011 - Another one disaster for Partizan mt:s Just
few days before the most important game in Turkish Airlines Euroleague,
Partizan mt:s lost another one game, this time in ABA Adriatic league.
Cedevita Zagreb knocked Partizan mt:s 75:57 in good and interesting
December 16, 2011 - Week 9 bwin MVP: Nenad Krstic, CSKA Moscow One
week after he was formally awarded his bwin MVP for November 2011
trophy, CSKA Moscow center Nenad Krstic was back at it. The big man was
a force inside in racking his second double-double in as many games
against defending champion Panathinaikos to lead CSKA to a convincing
December 15, 2011 - Unics sets defensive record Unics
Kazan set a Euroleague record for the fewest points allowed in one half
of a regular season game when it stopped Asseco Prokom Gdynia on 11 in
the first half of Thursday's game. The dominant defensive presence of
head coach Evgeny Pashutin’s side also tied a record for fewest points
allowed in the second quarter with 5.
December 14, 2011 - Eurocup Week 5 MVP: Jeremiah Massey, Lokomotiv-Kuban A
well-known big man making his mark with a Eurocup newcomer has taken
the Week 5 MVP honor as Jeremiah Massey put Lokomotiv-Kuban on the
brink of Last 16 qualification with a huge home win. Massey dominated
inside as Lokomotiv walloped visiting Gran Canaria 2014 by 73-51 on
Tuesday to take over first place in Group E.
December 14, 2011 - BC Khimki lands veteran forward Gelabale BC
Khimki strengthened its lineup by signing Mickael Gelabale for the
remainder of the season. Gelabale (2.01 meters, 28 years old) has yet
to play this season after helping the French national team to the
silver medal at EuroBasket 2011. He signed with Belgian champion
Belgacom Spirou over the summer, but the deal was terminated due to
medical reasons. Last season Gelabale suited up for Asvel Basket in his
December 14, 2011 - Rudy Fernandez gets traded to Denver Spanish
international Rudy Fernandez had decided to return to the Dallas
Mavericks after initially choosing to stay at Real Madrid, but it has
now been confirmed that he has been traded to the Denver Nuggets.
December 13, 2011 - Valencia Basket extends Lishchuk One
of the best defensive centers in Europe is staying put in a Eurocup
powerhouse, as Valencia Basket announced a new deal with big man Serhiy
Lishchuk, who extended his contract for two more years, until the end
of the 2013-14 season. Lishchuk (210, 29) arrived in Valencia in
September 2009 and has been an essential player to Valencia's success
in recent years.
December 13, 2011 - Eurocup TV coverage The
fifth week of the Eurocup Regular Season action features TV coverage of
eight games on Tuesday, including Nymburk vs. Aris, Turow vs. Buducnost
and Valencia vs. Asvel on Eurosport 2!
December 12, 2011 - Eurocup regular season Week 5: it's make or break time! The
2011-12 Eurocup regular season faces a pivotal week in which a lot of
teams have the chance to win their respective groups or reach the Last
16, joining 5 squads - Lietuvos Rytas, Gravelines, BC Khimki, Spartak
St. Petersburg and Krka Novo Mesto - that already went through. Two of
them open this round in an early game on Monday, as L. Rytas (4-0)
hosts Krka (3-1) at 18:10 CET.
December 12, 2011 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Draw set for December 28 in Barcelona The
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Draw to determine the groups that
make up the second phase of competition will take place on Wednesday,
December 28, 2011, at Mediapro Auditorium in Barcelona, Spain. The Top
16 Draw is scheduled to begin at 13:00 CET and will be broadcast by
live streaming video on Euroleague Basketball’s official website,
December 12, 2011 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 8 Panathinaikos
and Olympiacos registered easy victories against PAOK and Drama
respectively over the weekend in the Greek League. The Reds remain atop
the standings with 7-1 record after eight games, while the Greens
improved to 6-1 and are tied with surprising Kolossos Rhodes.
December 12, 2011 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 11 FC
Barcelona Regal now stands alone atop the Spanish League with a 10-1
record after longstanding co-leader Real Madrid fell to crosstown rival
Asefa Estudiantes on the road Sunday night 90-85. Barcelona made easy
work of Euroleague cohort Unicaja 72-62 at home, outgunning the
visitors 52-19 in the middle two quarters to put the game out of reach.
December 11, 2011 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 11 KK
Zagreb CO handed Adriatic League leader Maccabi Electra its first loss
of the season Saturday night in the Croatian capital 81-74. The win
lifted Zagreb to the top half of the table with a 6-5 record, while 9-1
Maccabi remains first ahead of Cedevita, which has the same amount of
wins, but an additional loss.
December 11, 2011 - Russian League, Regular Season, Game 6 BC
Khimki downed 75-65 previously undefeated CSKA Moscow on Saturday to
become the exclusive leader of the Russian League with 5-1 record.
Sergey Monya led the winners with 19 points and 8 rebounds against his
December 11, 2011 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 9 Anadolu
Efes and Galatasaray Medical Park tie atop the Turkish League standings
each with a 8-1 record, with Fenerbahace Ulker and Besiktas Milangaz
right behind at 7-2 apiece. Efes downed Trabzonspor 91-72 at home on
Saturday behind 19 points from Dusko Savanovic.
December 10, 2011 - First loss for Maccabi Electra in ABA Adriatic league When
nobody expected it just happened. Maccabi Electra lost their first game
in ABA Adriatic league against KK Zagreb CO. KK Zagreb CO hosted
Maccabi Electra in Zagreb and prepared the biggest surprise in these 11
games beating Maccabi 81:74 (28:19, 11:19, 19:19, 23:17).
December 10, 2011 - Cholet Basket signs swingman Christopher Cholet
Basket signed swingman Patrick Christopher as a medical replacement for
injured forward Roberto Dozier. Christopher (1.96 meters, 23 years old)
makes Cholet his second European stop after playing for Turkish club
Antalya last season, where he averaged 15.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and
1.7 assists per game.
December 10, 2011 - Buducnost Voli tabs big man Tica Buducnost
Voli added big man Vladimir Tica to the roster. He helps fill the void
created when Nikola Vucevic left the team. Tica (2.08, 30 years old)
agreed to terms to the remainder of the season. He has past Eurocup
experience in the form of seasons with Hemofarm Stada and his boyhood
club Crvena Zvezda.
December 10, 2011 - BCM Gravelines grabs Reynolds at guard Last
16-bound BCM Gravelines added some scoring punch to its backcourt by
signing point guard J.R. Reynolds, who experience in both the Eurocup
and the French League. Reynolds (1.89 meters, 27 years old) spent last
season with French club Orleans and helped Asvel Basket with the 2008
French league title.
December 10, 2011 - Benetton brings in shooter Jobey Thomas Benetton
Basket added some serious scoring punch by signing swingman Jobey
Thomas, who has been a double-digit scorer in the Euroleague. Thomas
(1.94 meters, 31 years old) is known as an elite outside shooter and is
familiar with the Italian League.
December 9, 2011 - Union Olimpija signs playmaker Mocnik again Union
Olimpija turned to former player Jan Mocnik to bolster its backcourt.
Mocnik (1.76 meters, 24 years old) agreed to terms for the remainder of
the season. The playmaker returns to Olimpija, where he spent the
2007-08 season and averaged 1.1 points and 1.3 assists as a reserve in
11 Euroleague games and 2.4 points and 1.6 assists in 20 Adriatic
December 9, 2011 - Game finish went to Belgians Partizan
mt:s didn’t used first match ball for going through to Top 16 in
Euroleague. Charleroi team won for the first time in their hall with
the score 84:79 (13:18, 24:20, 32:23, 15:18).
December 9, 2011 - Week 8 bwin MVP: Nikola Mirotic, Real Madrid With
the bright lights upon him in a primetime Game of the Week showdown for
first place in Group C, reigning Euroleague Rising Star Award winner
Nikola Mirotic shined brighter than ever in leading Real Madrid to a
convincing 88-64 victory over Maccabi Electra at Caja Magica on
December 8, 2011 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, regular season, Week 8 The
first half of Week 8 games produced two more Top 16 berths – including
one from a team that didn’t play, a new Euroleague record and a
buzzer-beating game-winner for the ages.
December 8, 2011 - Partizan mt:s step closer to top 16 of Turkish Airlines Euroleague Last
night in Game 8 of Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Anadolu Efes beat EA7
Emporio Armani 84:70 and qualified for top 16 of Turkish Airlines
Euroleague. Congratulations to Anadolu Efes, but even more important is
that with this win Anadolu Efes helped a lot to Partizan mt:s to come
one step closer to top 16 phase.
December 8, 2011 - Motiejunas sets defensive rebounding record Donatas
Motiejunas etched his name in the Euroleague record book on Wednesday
by hauling in 18 defensive rebounds in Asseco Prokom Gdynia's 67-52
victory over Union Olimpija Ljubljana. The promising young big man more
than doubled his previous rebounding high of 10 as he posted 11 points
and 21 boards to lead the Polish champs to their first Turkish Airlines
Euroleague win of the season.
December 7, 2011 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, regular season, Week 8 The
regular season enters its decisive phase with six games Wednesday, as
more teams aim for the Top 16. Action starts at 17:15 CET with CSKA
Moscow vs. KK Zagreb and ends at 21:00 CET with SLUC Nancy vs.
Fenerbahce Ulker. Six more games Thursday.
December 7, 2011 - Sluc Nancy fills roster with veteran Gregory French
champion SLUC Nancy turned to a familiar face by signing Kenny Gregory
to shore up its hole at small forward as it tries to advance to the Top
16. Gregory (1.97 meters, 33 years old) has played three Euroleague
seasons with three different teams.
December 7, 2011 - Siena calls on Thornton again In
the face of several recent injuries, Montepaschi Siena has reached into
its past to bring back classic swingman Bootsy Thornton for a third
stint with the club. Thornton (1.95 meters, 34 years old) made the
Final Four with Montepasch in two of his previous three seasons with
the club, including his first one, 2003-04, and his last, 2007-08.
December 7, 2011 - Belgacom Spirou – Partizan mt:s, Thursday 20:30 Partizan
mt:s players are traveling to Belgium on Wednesday where they will have
another Euroleague meeting with team from Charleroi. Eight round
Euroleague game is scheduled for Thursday 8th December with a beginning
December 7, 2011 - Exodus from Union Olimpija Dany
Freen and Ben Woodside were just the start of the exodus from Union
Olimpija. The Slovenian Euroleague team faced new problems on Monday,
when Ratko Varda moved to Azovmash. Union Olimpija players may all
leave the club since they didn't receive their salaries for months,
which is also one of reasons for defeats in recent weeks.
December 7, 2011 - Eurocup Week 4 MVP: Nikola Vucevic, KK Buducnost Voli With
Week 4 in the regular season arrived the first teams to advance to the
Last 16. Despite winning its game however, KK Buducnost Voli still
could not advance to the next round, but Nikola Vucevic emerged as the
leader of the team on court and earned MVP of the Week honors thanks to
an index rating performance of 36, the most among players in winning
teams and, this week, also of any team.
December 6, 2011 - Eurocup Week 4, TV coverage The
fourth week of the Eurocup regular season action features TV coverage
of eight games on Tuesday, including Lietuvos Rytas vs. Le Mans at
18:10 CET and Asvel Basket vs. Telenet Oostende at 20:00 CET on
December 5, 2011 - Bennet Cantu tabs Gianella Bennett
Cantu has improved its backcourt by inking point guard Nico Gianella
until the end of the season, the club announced Monday. Gianella (1.87
meters, 33 years old) arrives from CB Granada, where he played for the
last six seasons. He averaged 9.8 points and 2.7 assists in 30 Spanish
League games last season.
December 5, 2011 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 10 Euroleague
powers FC Barcelona Regal and Real Madrid kept pace with each other
atop the Spanish League as both teams advanced to 9-1. Barcelona took
care of Gran Canaria 65-49 at home on Sunday afternoon in a game it led
from start to finish, while Madrid dispatched Valencia 81-64 at home on
December 5, 2011 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 9 Defending
champion Montepaschi Siena survived an All-Euroleague showdown with
Bennet Cantu to maintain possession of the top spot in the Italian
League. Siena held Cantu to just 8 second-quarter points in building a
40-24 halftime advantage and holding on for a 73-64 victory.
December 4, 2011 - Caja Laboral signs Golubovic at center Caja
Laboral turned to a familiar face to help bolster its frontline by
signing center Vladimir Golubovic two a two-month contract – pending a
physical. Golubovic (2.12 meters, 25 years old) played briefly for
Laboral in the past when he signed a short-term deal in February 2010
to help the club when it faced injury problems.
December 4, 2011 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 10 Maccabi
Electra kept its grip on first place in the Adriatic League with a
tightly fought road win over Crvena Zvezda 76-83 on Saturday night to
remain unbeaten at 9-0. Maccabi went infront 17-25 in the opening
quarter, but the hosts battled hard, won the second quarter and tied
the fourth to keep things close.
December 4, 2011 - Montepaschi loses Lavrinovic, too For
the second time in a week, Montepaschi Siena has announced that one of
its Lithuanian stars, center Ksistof Lavrinovic in this instance, will
need surgery that will keep him off the court indefinitely. Lavrinovic
(2.12 meters, 32 years old) missed the team's last Turkish Airlines
Euroleague game, a victory over Union Olimpija in Slovenia, due to back
December 4, 2011 - Third loss for Partizan mt:s in ABA Adriatic league In
fantastic atmosphere in Moraca hall in Podgorica, Montenegro, Buducnost
beat Partizan mts: in Game 10 of ABA Adriatic league. Can’t remember
that Moraca hall was so crowded like today. Domestic fans, but at same
time a lot of Partizan mt:s fans as well, created fantastic atmosphere
in “Game of the week”.
December 4, 2011 - French League, Regular Season, Game 9 SLUC
Nancy and BCM Gravelines remain tied atop the French League table with
8-1 records after respective wins on Saturday. Nancy edged Le Havre
74-72, while Gravelines downed fellow Eurocup side Le Mans 94-76.
December 2, 2011 - Zalgiris brings back Butkevicius Zalgiris
Kaunas announced on Friday the comeback of forward Povilas Butkevicius
for the remainder of the season. Butkevicius (2.03 meters, 24 years
old) arrives from Rudupis of Lithuania. In the Eurocup, Butkevicius
averaged 7.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in over 18 minutes per game during
the regular season.
December 2, 2011 - Krka switches coaches, inks guard In
a surprise move announced Friday, KRKA Novo Mesto appointed assistsnt
Aleksandar Sekulic head coach of the team, as Nenad Trajkovic stepped
down. Trajkovic arrived this summer to the KRKA bench and led the team
to a current 2-1 record in Group F, good enough for a temporary second
place in the standings.
December 2, 2011 - Another big victory for black and whites! In fantastic atmosphere in full “Pionir “ hall, leading team in group C in Euroleague laid down their weapons. Partizan mt:s won against Maccabi in seventh round with the score 74:71 and that was theirs 4th win in Europe strongest competition.
December 2, 2011 - Week 7 bwin co-MVPs: Erazem Lorbek, FC Barcelona Regal and Milan Macvan, Partizan mt:s For
the first time this season the Euroleague’s weekly MVP honor is shared
by two players. And it couldn’t be more fitting. Two-time
All-Euroleague selection Erazem Lorbek of FC Barcelona Regal and Milan
Macvan of Partizan mt:s are two of the best big man in the game and
both starred in important wins for their respective teams en route to
sharing Week 7 bwin MVP honors.
December 2, 2011 - Unicaja swingman Darden out 2-3 months Unicaja
with be without swingman Tremmell Darden for some time after the player
suffered a broken finger during Wednesday’s Turkish Airlines Euroleague
game against Zalgiris in Kaunas, Lithuania. Darden, who has averaged
8.6 points and 3.7 rebounds in this, his debut Euroleague season,
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