July 31, 2011 - Miljenovic Lifts Serbia Over Italy, Into Final
Miljenovic scored 20 points as Serbia came back from a 16-point deficit
to beat Italy 67-60 to advance to the final of the U18 European
Championship and go for their third title in five years. Nikola
Jankovic and Vasilje Micic both added 11 points for Serbia, who won the
U18 titles in 2007 and 2009 as well as 2005 as Serbia & Montenegro.
July 31, 2011 - FIBA clears NBA players to play abroad during lockout FIBA
has confirmed it will approve the transfer of players under contract
with the NBA deciding to play for clubs of FIBA affiliated leagues
during the on-going lockout. During a lockout NBA players who continue
to be under contract with an NBA team are free to play anywhere they
want, whether for their national teams and/or for club teams.
July 30, 2011 - Partizan MT:S picks up playmaker Law Perennial
Serbian and Adriatic League champion Partizan mt:s enhanced its
backcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by
signing guard Acie Law to a one-year deal, the club announced Friday.
Law (1.90 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Golden State of the NBA,
where he averaged 5.1 points in 40 games last season.
July 30, 2011 - Buducnost inks Bozovic for 2 years KK
Buducnost announced its first signing for the upcoming season, in which
the team will try to battle its way to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
through the Qualifying Rounds. Buducnost bolstered its frontcourt by
inking Milivoje Bozovic to a two-year deal.
July 30, 2011 - CEZ Nymburk extends Lenzly Perennial
Czech League champions CEZ Basketball Nymburk reached a new agreement
with combo guard Mike Lenzly to keep him in the team next season.
Lenzly (1.89 meters, 30 years old) will enter his third season with
Nymburk, to which he helped to win back-to-back Czech League and Czech
Cup titles, as well as reaching the Eurocup Quarterfinals in 2010.
July 30, 2011 - Krka updates roster with Balazic, Pavic, Baxter & Jordan KRKA
Novo Mesto updated its roster this week by re-signing team captain Jure
Balazic for two seasons and adding guard Jimmy Baxter and center Jerome
Jordan. Big man Balazic (2.04 meters, 30 years old) helped the club to
the Slovenian league and FIBA EuroChallenge titles last season.
July 29, 2011 - Azovmash pens Slipenchuk to 3-year deal Azovmash
Mariupol signed guard Artem Slipenchuk to a three-year contract on
Friday. Slipenchuk (1.92 meters, 21 years old) began last season with
Budivelnik, but soon moved to Kryvbasbasket, where he averaged 5.8
points and 4.3 assists per game in the Ukrainian League.
July 29, 2011 - Brose Baskets adds scoring ace Tucker German
League champion Brose Baskets added more fire power to its team by
inking versatile forward PJ Tucker to a one-year deal, the club
announced Friday. Tucker (1.96 meters, 26 years old) arrives from
Quebradillas Pirates, where he finished a very eventful 2010-11 season,
averaging 15.3 points and 9.3 rebounds in 15 Puerto Rican League games.
July 29, 2011 - Hapoel Migdal announces Izraeli Hapoel
Migdal Jerusalem strengthened its backcourt for the upcoming future by
inking Guni Izraeli to a two-year deal, the club announced Friday.
Izraeli (1.82 meters, 26 years old) will join forces with recently
extended playmaker Yuval Naimy at point guard.
July 29, 2011 - Lokomotiv Kuban tabs Rivers Lokomotiv
Kuban added more fire power to its roster by inking shooting guard KC
Rivers to a one-year deal, the club announced Friday. Rivers (1.96
meters, 24 years old) arrives from Canadian Solar Bologna, where he
averaged 17.3 points and 4.4 rebounds in 17 Italian League games last
season. He had started the 2010-11 season with Chorale Roanne,
averaging 10.2 points and 3.3 rebounds in 6 Eurocup games before
July 29, 2011 - PGE Turow adds size with Lauderdale PGE
Turow improved its frontcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking big man Dallas Lauderdale to a
one-year deal, the club announced Friday. Lauderdale (2.03 meters, 22
years old) just finished his college career at Ohio State University,
where he averaged 4.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 37 NCAA
games last season.
July 29, 2011 - Noah Nearing France Return France
are hoping to have Joakim Noah back in their EuroBasket training camp
next week but there was more bad news on the injury front following a
second straight victory over Canada. Les Bleus topped the Canadians
86-69 in Toulouse a day after enjoying a 106-44 rout in Pau, but once
again the news was dominated by the injuries that have hit the squad.
July 29, 2011 - Gasol Going For Gold Again Only
one colour interests Pau Gasol when it comes to international
basketball: Gold. The Spain star insists there can be no other target
for Spain when they defend their title at the EuroBasket in Lithuania.
"We can only go for gold," he told AS. "An ambitious and highly
competitive team likes ours cannot look for anything other than that,
but always with respect for the opponents.
July 28, 2011 - Panathinaikos inks Pat Calathes Turkish
Airlines Euroleague champion Panathinaikos will have more of a family
feel this season after the club signed the older brother of one of its
rising stars. The Greens signed forward Pat Calathes, whose younger
brother Nick Calathes played a major role toward lifting the team to
the Euroleague title last season.
July 28, 2011 - Real Madrid lands Pocius Real
Madrid improved its backcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season by inking shooting guard Marty Pocius to a two-year
deal, the club announced Thursday. Pocius (1.96 meters, 25 years old)
arrives from Zalgiris Kaunas, where he averaged 10.9 points and 2.3
assists in 16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season. In his two
seasons with Zalgiris, Pocius has helped his former team win the
Lithuanian League and the Lithuanian Cup titles in 2011, and lift
back-to-back Baltic League trophies.
July 28, 2011 - Olympiacos signs Howard A
successful college forward is set to make his Turkish Airlines
Euroleague debut, as Olympiacos announced the arrival of Matt Howard
for the upcoming season. Howard (2.03 meters, 22 years old) arrives
from Butler University, where he averaged 16.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and
1.5 assists in 35 NCAA games last season.
July 28, 2011 - Union Olimpija invests in Blazic Union
Olimpija got stronger for the upcoming future by inking guard Jaka
Blazic to a three-year deal, the club announced Thursday. Blazic (1.93
meters, 20 years old) arrives from Geoplin Slovan, where he comes off a
breakout season. He averaged 9.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists
in 30 Slovenian League games this season.
July 28, 2011 - EB renews broadcast agreement with NTV-Plus Euroleague
Basketball is proud to announce that its games will continue to be
broadcast in Russia thanks to a new agreement with NTV-Plus. All
Russian fans will be able to keep watching Euroleague Basketball games
during the next three years - until the end of the 2013-14 season -
through NTV-Plus, owned by Gazprom-Media, the largest Russian media
July 28, 2011 - Lokomotiv Kuban extends Massey Lokomotiv
Kuban announced a new agreement with power forward Jeremiah Massey to
extend his contract until the end of the 2011-12 season. Massey (2.02
meters, 29 years old) averaged 13.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in 35
Russian League games last season. He helped Loko to make it to the
Russian League semifinals and the EuroChallenge title game.
July 28, 2011 - Benetton Basket inks Moore Benetton
Basket found a new guard for the upcoming season, none other than
E'Twaun Moore, who is set to make his Eurocup debut in 2011-12. Moore
(1.92 meters, 22 years old) arrives from Purdue University, so Benetton
will be the first stop in his professional career.
July 28, 2011 - Power Electronics keeps Pietrus A
former Eurocup winner will be back to the competition next season, as
Power Electronics Valencia reached a new agreement with power forward
Florent Pietrus to keep him in the team for one more year. Pietrus
(2.02 meters, 30 years old) averaged 3.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in 20
Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season, in which Power
Electronics made it to the Quarterfinal Playoffs and was one win away
from reaching the Final Four.
July 27, 2011 - Olympiacos re-signs center Glynadakis Olympiacos
reached an agreement with center Andreas Glyniadakis to extend his
contract until for one more season, the club announced on Wednesday.
Glyniadakis (2.15 meters, 30 years old) averaged 2.7 points and 0.7
rebounds in just three Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season,
but increased his output to 4.7 points and 2.3 boards in the Greek
July 27, 2011 - Spirou tabs Green, keeps Broyles Spirou
Basket kept getting ready for the upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Qualifying Rounds by inking power forward Caleb Green to a one-year
deal and extending Dwayne Broyles until the end of the 2011-12 season.
July 27, 2011 - Artland adds Hilliard, Holston Artland
Dragons got closer to complete its roster for the upcoming Eurocup
Qualifying Round by inking playmaker David Holston and swingman Anthony
Hilliard to respective one-year deals. Holston (1.70 meters, 25 years
old) arrives from another Eurocup Qualifying Round, Pinar Karsiyaka,
where he played in each of the last two seasons.
July 27, 2011 - Mavrokefalides banned for two months In
a rather bold move the Greek Basketball Federation have decided to
punish Loukas Mavrokefalides with a two-months ban from any
competition. The player, who cited personal problems, had declined an
invitation to join the Greece NT earlier in the summer. This was the
second summer in a row the player refused to play for Greece and
apparently the Federation decided to use him as an example for future
July 27, 2011 - Nizhny Novgorod tab Bremer The
surprise of the Russian Professional Basketball League last season
Nizhny Novgorod signed J.R. Bremer for the point next season. The
former NBA All-Rookie has led the Russian League in assists over the
past three seasons with a playoff record of 15 assists in one game this
past playoff season.
July 27, 2011 - Union Olimpija adds Capin at guard Union
Olimpija Ljubljana has fortified its backcourt with a familiar face,
Slovenian national team player Aleksandar Capin. The veteran guard has
spent the past season-and-a-half with Lithuanian powerhouse Zalgiris
Kaunas, which he helped win the Lithuanian League and Cup and the
Baltic League titles last season.
July 27, 2011 - Hapoel Migdal signs Jackson Hapoel
Migdal Jerusalem improved its roster for the upcoming future by inking
small forward Luke Jackson to a two-year deal on Wednesday. Jackson
(2.01 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Idaho of the NBA Development
League, where he averaged 14.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists in
18 games last season.
July 26, 2011 - Caja Laboral signs Bjelica for 2 years Caja
Laboral signed forward Milko Bjelica to a two-year deal, the club
announced Tuesday. Bjelica (2.07 meters, 27 years old) has been a
double-digit Euroleague scorer over the past two seasons with Lietuvos
Rytas in Lithuania. Last season he averaged 12.3 points and 4.7
rebounds in 16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague contests.
July 26, 2011 - Maccabi Electra pens Ohayon to 3-year deal Maccabi
Electra signed point guard Yogev Ohayon to a three-year deal, the club
announced Tuesday. Ohayon (1.88 meters, 24 years old) arrives from
rival Hapoel Jerusalem, where he averaged 4.8 points, 3 assists and 1.5
steals per game in the Eurocup and 8.5 points, 5.3 assists and 1.8
steals per game in the Israeli League.
July 26, 2011 - Nachbar out of Eurobasket Bostjan
Nachbar is set to miss Eurobasket 2011 after having to go through
surgery to fix a problem in his ankle. After consulting the medical
team of the Slovenia NT it was decided that the player should undergo
an urgent operation, so he wouldn't aggravate the problem.
July 26, 2011 - Alba Berlin locks up prospect Ney through 2015 Alba
Berlin locked up promising swingman Joey Ney for the next four years.
Ney (1.97 meters, 18 years old) played for Berlin's ProB squad last
season and averaged 7.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.
July 26, 2011 - Anadolu Efes lands Kinsey A
versatile veteran has switched Turkish Airlines Euroleague powerhouses
as Anadolu Efes announced Tuesday the arrival of swingman Tarence
Kinsey on a one-year deal. Efes also has an option to extend his
contract until the end of the 2012-13 season. Kinsey (2.00 meters, 27
years old) arrives from cross-town rivals Fenerbahce Ulker, where he
averaged 8.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 14 Euroleague games
July 26, 2011 - Panathinaikos extends Perperoglou Turkish
Airlines Euroleague reigning champion Panathinaikos reached a new
agreement with small forward Stratos Perperoglou to stay together next
season, the club announced Tuesday. Perperoglou (2.03 meters, 26 years
old) averaged 7.1 points and 2.3 rebounds in 22 Euroleague games with
the Greens last season, in which he won the Greek League and the
Euroleague titles with Panathinaikos.
July 26, 2011 - Karsiyaka lands Mire Chatman An
experienced point guard has the chance to return to the Eurocup next
season, as Pinar Karsiyaka announced the arrival of Mire Chatman, who
inked a one-year deal with his new club on Tuesday. Chatman (1.87
meters, 32 years old) arrives from Besiktas JK, where he averaged 19.7
points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in 8 Eurocup games last season.
July 26, 2011 - Gran Canaria 2014 brings back Palacios After
two years on loan, Gran Canaria 2014 has announced that big man Juan
Palacios will play for the team next season. Palacios (2.03 meters, 26
years old) arrives from U.B. La Palma, where he became one of the best
players in the Spanish second division last season.
July 26, 2011 - For Batum It's Gold, Then Olympics Nicolas
Batum is not beating around the bush when it comes to France's goal at
the EuroBasket. "I want a gold medal," Batum told French sports daily
L'Equipe. "We'll see how the journey goes, but I am playing for a
title." Joakim Noah's dominant presence in the paint can prove a
catalyst for France's gold medal effort, believes Batum.
July 26, 2011 - Dragicevic Believes In Montenegro Potential Vladimir
Dragicevic has hailed Montenegro's preparations for EuroBasket 2011 as
they look forward to competing in their first major tournament. The
squad have spent the last week in Zlatibor as they begin tuning up for
the tournament in Lithuania, and Dragicevic is impressed with the
progress they have made.
July 26, 2011 - BK Prostejov tabs Pandula BK
Prostejov improved its perimeter for the upcoming future by inking
small forward Dusan Pandula to a two-year deal on Monday. Pandula (1.96
meters, 27 years old) arrives from Mlekarna Miltra Novy Jicin, where he
averaged 9.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 34 Czech League
games last season.
July 25, 2011 - PGE Turow keeps big man Kickert In
an effort to keep the core of last season’s Polish League runner-up
squad together heading into the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying
Rounds, PGE Turow Zgorzelec re-signed Australian big man Daniel Kickert
for the coming season. Kickert (2.08 meters, 28 years old) joined Turow
midway through last season and averaged 9.3 points and 2.8 rebounds
over 25 games.
July 25, 2011 - Asvel Baskets adds versatile forward Thompson Asvel
Basket made an important pick up at small forward by signing Dijon
Thompson, who comes off an injury-plagued year with Spartak St.
Petersburg. Thompson (2.01 meters, 28 years old) averaged 12 points, 6
rebounds and 1.7 steals in the FIBA EuroChallenge and 10.3 points, 5.3
rebounds and 2.3 steals in the Russian League, but missed the second
half of the season with a knee injury.
July 25, 2011 - Spartak signs former Euroleague champ Halperin Spartak
St. Petersburg added a great deal of talent and experience to its
backcourt by signing two-time Euroleague champ and former
All-Euroleague selection Yotam Halperin to a two-year deal. Halperin
(1.96 meters, 27 years old) has spent the past three seasons in Greece
with Olympiacos Piraeus.
July 25, 2011 - Lokomotiv Kuban lands center Brezec Eurocup
newcomer Lokomotiv Kuban found a center to steamroll the opposition by
signing Primoz Brezec, who was the most dominant player of the Eurocup
regular season last year. With fellow Russian side Krasnye Krylia,
Brezec (2.16 meters, 31 years old) led the competition with 20.8 points
per game and was second with 9.7 rebounds per game.
July 25, 2011 - Rising star Mirotic shines at under-20s Real
Madrid forward Nikola Mirotic, chosen as the 2010-11 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Rising Star, made history at the European under-20
Championships in Bilbao, Spain. Mirotic, chosen as the tournament's
MVP, led the Spanish national team to the gold medal and broke the
competition's scoring record, averaging 27 points and 10 rebounds in 9
July 25, 2011 - BC Donetsk inks Kovalenko, Nelson BC
Donetsk got closer to complete its roster for the upcoming Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking shooting guard DeMarcus
Cousins and big man Vitaly Kovalenko to respective one-year deals.
Kovalenko (2.01 meters, 27 years old) arrives from BC Kyiv, where he
averaged 10.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 46 Ukrainian League games last
July 25, 2011 - Emporio Armani inks Hairston at forward Emporio
Armani Milan agreed to terms with second-year forward Malik Hairston,
who played a big role in leading Montepaschi Siena to the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Final Four last season. Hairston (1.98 meters, 24
years old) was the Euroleague's weekly MVP after both Games 2 and 4 of
the playoffs to lead his former team over Olympiacos and into the Final
July 25, 2011 - Basile returns to Italy Gianluca
Basile is set to return to Italy as he has signed a contract with
Cantu. The former international Italian had previously spent the last
six seasons abroad, playing for Barcelona. But after an injury plagued
campaign last season he was released on free.
July 25, 2011 - Dexia Mons-Hainaut extends Taylor Dexia
Mons-Hainaut reached a new agreement with small forward Ronell Taylor
to keep him in the team until the end of the 2012-13 season. Taylor
(1.96 meters, 28 years old) averaged 14.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.3
assists and 1.6 steals in 38 Belgian League games last season. He
helped Mons to win the Belgian Cup title and reach the Belgian League
July 25, 2011 - Elan Chalon completes roster with Smith, Delaney Elan
Chalon rounded up his roster for the upcoming Eurocup Qualifying Round
by extending swingman Bryant Smith and inking guard Malcolm Delaney.
Smith (1.96 meters, 33 years old) averaged 4.7 points in 33 French
League games last season. He helped Chalon to win the French Cup title
and reach the Semaine des As final.
July 25, 2011 - FIBA refuses to insure Khryapa for Eurobasket Viktor's
Khryapa participation in Eurobasket is on thin ice after FIBA refused
to insure the player for the tournament. According to CSKA president
Andrey Vatutin the insurance carrier of FIBA is refusing to insure the
player after the injury problems which the player faced last year.
July 24, 2011 - Spanoulis to miss Eurobasket Greek
international combo guard Vasilis Spanoulis will have to skip the
upcoming Eurobasket due to injury. Spanoulis had to leave Greece NT
training camp yesterday after being in pain during the previous days.
July 24, 2011 - Olympiacos tabs rookie Lucas at point Olympiacos
found a young playmaker to help run the show by signing Kalin Lucas
over the weekend. Lucas (1.85 meters, 22 years old) arrives from
Michigan State University, where he was a four-year starter and helped
the Spartans reach the 2009 NCAA Tournament championship game.
July 23, 2011 - Fratello begins his adventure with Ukraine Ukraine
coach Mike Fratello has begun preparing his squad for Eurobasket in
Lithuania, by taking them to Klaipeda - where they will play their
Group D games. The former Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies coach,
turned TV analyst has taken the national team to Lithuania's third
largest city to begin training camp.
July 23, 2011 - Spartak adds Dragicevic, Sergeev Spartak
St. Petersburg added two more important pieces to the puzzle for the
upcoming season by signing power forward Vladimir Dragicevic and point
guard Pavel Sergeev. Dragicevic (2.05 meters, 25 years old) agreed to a
three-year deal. He has spent most of his career with Buducnost in his
native Montenegro, but finished last season with Caja Laboral in Spain.
He averaged 4.3 points and 1.6 rebounds in eight games with Laboral at
the end of the Spanish League regular season and into the playoffs.
July 22, 2011 - Nowitzki Will Play At The EuroBasket Dirk
Nowitzki has firmly declared his readiness to play for Germany at the
EuroBasket. The German Basketball Federation published an announcement
on their website on Friday afternoon with Nowitzki, as well as Chris
Kaman, stating their intention to put on the national team shirt in
Lithuania. The presence of Nowitzki, who earlier this summer led the
Dallas Mavericks to their first NBA title, means the 24-team EuroBasket
will include one of the best players in the world.
July 22, 2011 - Gran Canaria extends center Rey through 2014 Gran
Canaria 2014 locked up blossoming center Xavi Rey for the next three
seasons, the club announced Friday. Rey (2.09 meters, 24 years old)
comes off a breakout season in which he averaged 10.5 points, 4
rebounds and 1 block over 22-plus minutes in the Eurocup and 7.8 points
and 4.9 rebounds in the Spanish League.
July 22, 2011 - Benetton Basket signs forward Moldoveanu Benetton
Basket Treviso announced on Friday the signing of Romanian forward Vlad
Moldoveanu, who will make his professional debut with the club this
season. Moldoveanu (2.06 meters, 23 years old) arrives from American
University in the United States’ capital, where he averaged 20.4 points
and 6.4 rebounds as a senior last year.
July 22, 2011 - BC Donetsk signs Radenovic BC
Donetsk signed big man Ivan Radenovic to a two-year contract on Friday.
Radenovic (2.08 meters, 27 years old) is a versatile power forward who
arrives from Spanish club Menorca Basquet, for whom he averaged 11.1
points and 4.8 rebounds in the Spanish League last season.
July 22, 2011 - Brose Baskets lands Jenkins A
veteran scorer is set to return to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, as
German League champion Brose Baskets signed shooting guard Julius
Jenkins to a two-year deal on Friday. Jenkins (1.87 meters, 30 years
old) arrives from Alba Berlin, where he has played for the last five
seasons. He averaged 12 points and 3.4 assists in 11 Eurocup games last
season, in which he helped the team to reach the German League finals.
July 22, 2011 - VEF Riga inks Kavaliauskas VEF
Riga reached an agreement with center Antanas Kavaliauskas, who inked a
one-year deal with the Latvian League champion on Friday. Kavaliauskas
(2.08 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Prima Veroli, where he
averaged 9.9 points on 66.2% two-point shooting and 4.6 rebounds in 37
Italian second division games last season.
July 22, 2011 - Reds pick up Kyle Hines Olympiacos
moved to reshape its frontcourt by signing one of the breakout players
from last season, Kyle Hines (1.98 meters, 24 years old). The big man
dominated off the bench in 10 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games for
Brose Baskets Bamberg, where he averaged 12.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and
1.1 blocks per game.
July 22, 2011 - Alba Berlin tabs scoring guard Weaver Alba
Berlin added scoring punch to its backcourt with the signing of Kyle
Weaver. The shooting guard joined Spirou Charleroi midway through last
season and helped the club win the Belgian championship. Weaver (1.98
meters, 25 years old) averaged 8.3 points and 3.8 rebounds in six
regular season games and was the leading scorer in the clinching game
of the playoff finals with 14 points and 7 rebounds.
July 22, 2011 - Efes big man Gonlum suffers knee injury Anadolu
Efes could be without one of its frontcourt pillars for much, if not
all, of the coming season after big man Kerem Gonlum suffered a knee
injury while training with the Turkish national team. Gonlum, who
started 15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season and averaged
9.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, apparently damaged his anterior
cruciate ligament during a collision with another player.
July 22, 2011 - Brose Baskets playmaker Goldsberry needs surgery Brose
Baskets Bamberg point guard John Goldsberry could miss the entire
2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season to undergo knee surgery. He
is scheduled to have the operation on his left knee next week in the
United States and will travel to Germany afterwards for his
July 21, 2011 - Norrkoping finds new coach in Burke Norrkoping
Dolphins reached an agreement with Paul Burke to promote him to the
head coach spot next season. As such, Burke will try to lead the
Dolphins to the Eurocup - and become the first Swedish team to do so -
by surviving the Qualifying Round against Telenet Oostende. Burke, age
38, has coached the Dolphins' women's team in the last two seasons.
July 21, 2011 - Artland holds on to Hartenstein Artland
Dragons announced a new deal with backup center Florian Hartenstein on
a contract extension through the end of the 2011-12 season. Hartenstein
(2.06 meters, 33 years old) averaged 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds in 17
German League games last season. This will be his third season in
July 21, 2011 - Khimki brings back Mozgov, adds Quinn BC
Khimki Moscow Region brought a familiar face back and announced a new
player with the signing of Timofey Mozgov and Chris Quinn on Thursday.
Mozgov (2.16 meters, 25 years old) played four seasons with the club
from 2006 through 2010. He averaged 6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.9
blocks in 16 Euroleague games as a reserve in his final season with the
July 21, 2011 - Alba Berlin extends Taylor Alba
Berlin reached a new agreement with combo guard Bryce Taylor to stay
together for one more season. Taylor (1.93 meters, 24 years old)
averaged 7.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 11 Eurocup games
with Alba last season. He shined in the 2009-10 Eurocup, averaging 18.5
points in 6 regular season games with Telekom Baskets Bonn.
July 20, 2011- Banvit adds scoring ace Erdogan A
long-heard rumor came true on Tuesday when Banvit announced the arrival
of scoring machine Serkan Erdogan, who inked a two-year deal with his
new club. Erdogan (1.90 meters, 32 years old) began his career in 1994
with Kolejliler Ankara, proceeded to Tuborg Spor Kulubu Izmir from 1995
to 1998 and Tofas Spor Kulubu Bursa the following season.
July 20, 2011 - Emporio Armani Milan tabs Giachetti at guard Emporio
Armani Milan added some experience to its backcourt by signing veteran
combo-guard Jacopo Giachetti, who has spent the past seven seasons
playing for Virtus Roma. Giachetti (1.90 meters, 27 years old) has
played in five Euroleague seasons. Last year he averaged 5.7 points and
1.7 assists over 18 minutes in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, but was
limited to six games due to a knee injury.
July 20, 2011 - Panathinaikos keeps Tsartsaris A
familiar face - not to mention one of the biggest winners in European
club basketball - will be back to Panathinaikos next season, as the
reigning Turkish Airlines Euroleague champions announced a new
agreement with big man Kostas Tsartsaris to stay together for one more
year. Tsartsaris (2.10 meters, 31 years old) will enter his 10th
consecutive season with Panathinaikos, to which he has helped to reach
its current golden age.
July 20, 2011 - Union Olimpija lands Thompson Union
Olimpija fortified its frontcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season by inking power forward Deon Thompson to a two-year
deal, the club announced Wednesday. Thompson (2.03 meters, 22 years
old) arrives from Ikaros Kallitheas, where he averaged 14.1 points, 8.8
rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 25 Greek League games last season.
July 19, 2011 - Cibona inks Marcinkovic Cibona
improved its frontcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Qualifying Round by inking swingman Pavle Marcinkovic to a three-year
deal on Monday. Marcinkovic (1.97 meters, 22 years old) arrives from
Zadar, his only club until this moment. He averaged 6 points and 3.4
rebounds in 25 Adriatic League games last season.
July 18, 2011 - Anadolu Efes also lands Batista Anadolu
Efes Istanbul kept improving its froncourt for the upcoming future by
inking center Esteban Batista to a three-year deal, the club announced
Monday. Batista (2.08 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Caja Laboral,
where he arrived midway through last season. He averaged 8.4 points and
6.3 rebounds in 10 Euroleague games. Batista started the 2010-11 season
with Fuenlabrada, averaging 12.9 points and 8.4 rebounds before joining
Laboral in January.
July 18, 2011 - Alba Berlin inks Marko Simonovic German
finalists Alba Berlin announced a new name on Monday in order to make
its roster even stronger for the upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Qualifying Rounds that the German squad will start against VEF Riga.
The new addition is forward Marko Simonovic (2.03 meters, 25 years old)
arriving from Buducnost of Montenegro, where last season he averaged
10.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in six Eurocup appearances.
July 17, 2011 - Milano adds big, young Radosevic The
2011-12 roster of Emporio Armani Milano keeps filling with talent with
the announcement on Sunday that young big man Leon Radosevic will join
the Italian club, too. Radosevic (2.08 meters, 21 years old) arrives
from Cibona Zagreb, the club he grew up with.
July 16, 2011 - Gravelines Dunkerque tabs promising Loum To
gear up for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds this
fall, BCM Gravelines Dunkerque has signed promising young big man
Abdoulaye Loum, who was one of the top performers in the French juniors
last season. Loum (2.08 meters, 20 years old) arrives from STB Le
Havre, where he made a token appearance in three first-division games
while playing mainly in the country's top junior league.
July 16, 2011 - Milano lands Drew Nicholas A
two-time Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion and former Top Scorer
Trophy winner switched teams and countries on Saturday as Emporio
Armani Milano announced the arrival of shooting guard Drew Nicholas,
last seen raising the continental trophy with Panathinaikos in the
spring. Nicholas (1.93 meters, 30 years old) averaged 9.8 points and
1.7 assists in 20 Euroleague games last season, helping Panathinaikos
reach the pinnacle of European competition for the second time in their
three seasons together.
July 16, 2011 - Brose Baskets adds forward Slaughter German
champion Brose Baskets Bamberg kept loading up for 2011-12 with the
signing on Saturday of forward Macus Slaughter for the upcoming Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Regular Season. Slaughter (2.04 meters, 26 years
old) arrives from Valladolid of the Spanish League, where he averaged
9.9 points and 6 rebounds in 34 games last season.
July 15, 2011 - Union Olimpija signs Ben Woodside Union
Olimpija announced on Friday the addition of point guard Ben Woodside
with a one-year contract. Woodside (1.80 meters, 26 years old) arrives
from BCM Gravelines of the French League. Last season, he averaged 13.7
points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.7 assists to lead his team to the French Cup
title and the French League semifinals.
July 15, 2011 - Anadolu Efes brings in Vujacic Anadolu
Efes Istanbul improved its backcourt for the upcoming season by inking
shooting guard Sasha Vujacic to a one-year deal and an option for
another, the club announced on Friday. Vujacic (2.00 meters, 27 years
old) arrives from New Jersey, where he averaged 11.4 points and 2.3
assists in 56 NBA games last season.
July 15, 2011 - Alba Berlin tabs Torin Francis German
runners-up Alba Berlin is shaping up for the new season and its
imminent Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds duel against VEF
Riga as the team announced on Friday the addition of big man Torin
Francis for the next two seasons. Francis (2.10 meters, 28 years old)
arrives from Panellinios of the Greek League, where last year he
averaged 15.7 points and 8.2 rebounds in six Eurocup Last 16 games.
July 15, 2011 - VEF Riga extends Janicenoks Latvian
champ and Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds participant VEF
Riga announced on Friday the contract extension of small forward
Kristaps Janicenoks for the next three years. Janicenoks (1.96 meters,
28 years old) averaged 20.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.5
steals in six Eurocup regular season games.
July 14, 2011 - Partizan tabs Cakarevic Partizan
mt:s Belgrade reached an agreement with versatile forward Marko
Cakarevic, who signed a three-year contract with the reigning Serbian
League and Adriatic League champion on Wednesday. Cakarevic (2.00
meters, 23 years old) comes off a breakout season with Radnicki, where
he averaged 12.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 16 Serbian
League games last season, helping his team to reach the semifinals.
July 14, 2011 - Unics lands Henry Domercant A
veteran bomber is back to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, as Unics
announced the arrival of Henry Domercant, who inked a two-year deal
with the reigning Eurocup champion on Thursday. Domercant (1.92 meters,
30 years old) arrives from Spartak St.Petersburg, where he averaged
15.7 points and 1.3 steals in 33 Russian League games last season.
July 14, 2011 - Charleroi, Vilnius chosen to host Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds Two
cities whose hearts beat for basketball – Charleroi, Belgium and
Vilnius, Lithuania – have been chosen to jump-start the new 2011-12
season as the hosts of Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds
next fall. The 6,000-seat Spiroudome in Charleroi and the 11-000-seat
Siemens Arena in Vilnius both will host qualifying-round games between
September 29 and October 2.
July 14, 2011 - Real Madrid adds scoring guard Carroll Real
Madrid added more fire power to its roster by inking last season's
Eurocup top scorer Jaycee Carroll to a three-year deal, the club
announced Thursday. Carroll (1.88 meters, 28 years old) arrives from
Gran Canaria, where he averaged 19 points on 42.3% three-pointers,
87.8% free throws, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 12 Eurocup games
July 13, 2011 - Zalgiris signs Rakovic One
of the best newcomers to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague last season
switched teams on Saturday, when Milovan Rakovic was officially loaned
to Zalgiris Kaunas from Montepaschi Siena for one year. Rakovic (2.08
meters, 26 years old) was his team's top rebounder and third-best
scorer at the most recent Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in
Barcelona, where Siena finished third.
July 13, 2011 - VEF Riga extends Cain VEF
Riga reached a new agreement with forward Tyler Cain to extend his
contract until the end of the 2012-13 season, the club announced
Wednesday. Cain (2.04 meters, 22 years old) averaged 4.8 points and 5.2
rebounds in 6 Eurocup games last season.
July 13, 2011 - Lokomotiv Kuban keeps Shukhovtsov Lokomotiv
Kuban reached a new agreement with center Grigori Shukhovtsov to extend
his contract for two more years - until the end of the 2012-13 season -
on Wednesday night. Shukhovtsov averaged 4.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in
36 Russian League games last season.
July 13, 2011 - Olympiacos extends Printezis Olympiacos
BC reached a new agreement with versatile forward Georgios Printezis to
extend his contract until the end of the 2011-12 season, the club
announced Wednesday. Printezis (2.02 meters, 26 years old) rejoined the
Reds in April and helped the win to win the Greek Cup and reach the
Greek League finals.
July 12, 2011 - Lietuvos Rytas lands Roberts Lietuvos
Rytas improved its frontcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking power forward Lawrence Roberts
to a two-year deal, the club announced Tuesday. Roberts (2.06 meters,
28 years old) arrives from Anadolu Efes, where he averaged 6.5 points
and 5.1 rebounds in 16 Euroleague games last season.
July 12, 2011 - BC Donetsk inks prospect Lypovyy A
familiar face will be back in BC Donetsk next season, none other than
Oleksandr Lypovyy, who inked a five-year deal with the Ukrainian
powerhouse on Tuesday. Lypovyy (2.00 meters, 19 years old) was sent to
Donetsk on loan from BC Kyiv last March and averaged 2.7 points in 19
Ukrainian League games, helping the team to reach the finals.
July 12, 2011 - Etha Engomis adds size with Dawson Etha
Engomis improved its frontcourt for the upcoming Eurocup Qualifying
Round by inking center Mark Dawson to a one-year deal, the club
announced Tuesday. Dawson (2.08 meters, 28 years old) arrives from
Ilysiakos Athens, where he averaged 7.8 points and 6.6 rebounds in 14
Greek League games last season.
July 11, 2011 - Bilbao Basket lands Grimau Bizkaia
Bilbao Basket added much-needed experience for its upcoming Turkish
Airlines Euroleague debut next season by inking swingman Roger Grimau
to a two-year deal, the club announced Monday. Grimau (1.96 meters, 32
years old) arrives from FC Barcelona Regal, where he had played for the
last eight seasons, becoming the team's captain.
July 11, 2011 - Real Madrid extends Velickovic A
former Turkish Airlines Euroleague Rising Star award winner is staying
put, as Real Madrid reached a new agreement with forward Novica
Velickovic to extend his contract until the end of the 2012-13 season,
the club announced Monday. Velickovic (2.05 meters, 24 years old)
averaged 3.4 points and 2.8 rebounds in 19 Euroleague games last
season, helping his team to reach the Final Four.
July 11, 2011 - Spartak St. Petersburg lands Mavrokefalidis Spartak
St. Petersburg kept improving its froncourt for the upcoming Eurocup
Qualifying Rounds by inking big man Loukas Mavrokefalidis to a two-year
deal, the club announced Saturday. Mavrokefalidis (210, 26) arrives
from Olympiacos, where he averaged 8.4 points and 4 rebounds in 18
Euroleague games last season.
July 11, 2011 - Azovmash brings back Rizvic A
familiar face is back in Mariupol, Ukraine, none other than Hasan
Rizvic, who agreed to a two-year deal with Azovmash this weekened.
Rizvic (2.10 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Unics, where he
averaged 5.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in 16 Eurocup games last season,
helping his team to win the title.
July 11, 2011 - Oostende tabs Rich, Sakota BC
Oostende keeps improving its roster with the initial goal of getting to
the Eurocup next season by inking versatile forward Dusan Sakota and
combo guard Jason Rich. Sakota (2.09 meters, 25 years old) has been
sidelined since April 2010 due to a stomach injury that needed him to
go into an induced coma for several days.
July 11, 2011 - Artland Dragons keeps Bailey Artland
Dragons reached a new agreement with guard Bryan Bailey to extend his
contract until the end of the 2011-12 season, the club announced this
weekend. Bailey (1.85 meters, 31 years old) averaged 11.5 points, 2.4
rebounds and 3.2 assists in 41 German League games last season, helping
Artland to reach the semifinals.
July 11, 2011 - Prostejov tabs Venta Prostejov
find a new point guard in its fight to each the Eurocup through the
Qualifying Round by inking Matej Venta to a one-year deal this weekend.
Venta (1.87 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Hopsi Polzela, where he
averaged 10.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 25 Slovenian
League games last season.
July 10, 2011 - Milano inks Bourousis for two years Emporio
Armani Milan confirmed the addition of former All-Euroleague team
member forward Ioannis Bourousis for the next two seasons. Bourousis
(2.10 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Greek League runners-up
Olympiacos, for whom he averaged 10.7 points and 6.6 rebounds last
season in 18 Turkish Airlines Euroleague appearances over 17 minutes
July 9, 2011 - Zouros names Greece squad Elias
Zouros has named the 16-men preliminary squad of the Greek National
Team. Zouros delayed his announcement as he was waiting for Bourousis
anti-doping test results. The former Olympiacos player was found clean
and the green light was given by the Greek Basketball Federation to the
July 9, 2011 - Galatasaray tabs Songaila In
another impressive move Galatasaray has tabbed former NBA veteran
Darius Songaila. The Lithuanian has an eight seasons experience in NBA
and although he has only played ten official games last season he will
bring a lot to table, especially at the Euroleague qualifying round
where Galatasaray will take part, starting from the game against PAOK.
July 8, 2011 - Donetsk brings forward Saltovets back BC
Donetsk signed forward Oleg Saltovets for the coming season after he
played for the club last season on loan. Saltovets (2.02 meters, 34
years old) had been under contract at BC Kyiv, which loaned him to
Donetsk, but after that deal expired, Saltovets and Donetsk decided to
extend the relationship for the 2011-12 season.
July 8, 2011 - Brose Baskets keeps guard Schmidt Brose
Baskets Bamberg announced that young guard Daniel Schmidt's contract
has been extended for the 2011-12 season. Schmidt (1.86 meters, 20
years old) saw extremely limited action last season at Bamberg.
July 8, 2011 - Bilbao lands Raul Lopez Spanish
runners-up Turkish Airlines Euroleague debutante Bizkaia Bilbao Basket
announced on Friday the addition of point guard Raul Lopez for the next
two seasons. Lopez (1.82 meters, 31 years old) arrives from BC Khimki
Moscow region where last year he averaged 8.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, 3.0
assists and 1.5 steals in 10 Euroleague appearances.
July 8, 2011 - Fifth annual European Basketball Marketing Summit The
European Basketball Marketing Summit '11, held in Barcelona, Spain on
Thursday and Friday, attracted more than 60 representatives from
European clubs and 14 countries across the continent to hear from
experts and discuss together ways of better serving fans, sponsors and
July 8, 2011 - NGC Cantu links Lighty NGC
Cantu improved its backcourt for its upcoming Turkish Airlines
Euroleague return this season by inking versatile swingman David Lighty
to a two-year deal, the club announced Friday. Lighty (1.95 meters, 23
years old) just finished his college career at Ohio State University
July 8, 2011 - BC Donetsk lands Michael Lee BC
Donetsk improved its frontcourt for its upcoming Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds debut by inking power forward Michael Lee
to a one-year deal, the club announced Thursday. Lee (2.07 meters, 25
years old) arrives from Radnicki Kragujevac, where he averaged the
Adriatic League top scorer last season.
July 8, 2011 - Zalgiris tabs high-flying Weems Zalgiris
Kaunas added some athleticism on the wings with the signing of Sonny
Weems to a one-year deal. Weems (1.98 meters, 25 years old) will make
his European basketball debut this season with the Lithuanian champs.
He arrives from Toronto of the NBA, where he averaged 9.2 points and
2.6 rebounds last season over 59 games as a part-time starter.
July 7, 2011 - Cholet Basket keeps big man Falker Cholet
Basket re-signed big man Randal Falker for the coming season, which
will be his third with the club. Falker (2.01 meters, 25 years old) led
Cholet with 5.9 rebounds and was sixth in the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague with 1.3 blocks per game last season despite coming off the
bench for just 21 minutes per game.
July 7, 2011 - VEF Riga locks up Janicenoks for 3 years Turkish
Airlines Euroleague hopeful VEF Riga made sure to keep its leader by
signing guard Kristaps Janicenoks to a three-year contract extension.
Janicenoks (1,96 meters, 28 years old) starred for VEF last season in
the Eurocup when he ranked second in the competition in the regular
season with 20.3 points per game and tied for third with 2.5 steals per
July 7, 2011 - Lietuvos Rytas lands high-scoring guard Rice Lietuvos
Rytas upgraded its offense with the addition of high scoring guard
Tyrese Rice, who arrives from German side Artland Dragons. The sides
agreed to a one-year contract with an option for a second season. Rice
(1.85 meters, 24 years old) was the German League runner up in scoring
last season with 17.2 points per game and ranked fourth with 5.1
assists per game.
July 7, 2011 - Caja Laboral brings in Lampe for 2 years One
day after its starting center transferred elsewhere, Caja Laboral
reacted with a big signing of its own by grabbing Maciej Lampe for two
seasons. Lampe (2.10 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Eurocup
champion Unics Kazan, where he spent the past two seasons.
July 7, 2011 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Draw 2011-12 The
thoughts of sneakers squeaking and balls sailing through the nets were
on the minds of all Thursday as the draws for the 2011-12 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Regular Season and Qualifying Rounds and the
Eurocup Qualifying Round took place in Barcelona, Spain.
July 7, 2011 - bwin partners with Euroleague Basketball The
bwin sports brand has today become the new sponsor for Euroleague
Basketball, the most important professional club basketball competition
in Europe. bwin’s marketing and media rights agreement for Euroleague
events runs until June 2014.
July 7, 2011 - Euroleague assembly meets before 2011-12 draw The
Euroleague Commercial Assets board and assembly met in Barcelona, Spain
on Wednesday, to point the way to an exciting new 2011-12 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague that will give 38 teams from 18 countries the
chance to call themselves continental champions next spring.
July 7, 2011 - Eurocup Clubs Commission meeting in Barcelona The
Eurocup Clubs Commission met Wednesday in Barcelona prior to the
2011-12 Eurocup Qualifying Round draw to continue discussions on how to
improve the competition and establish a framework designed to meet all
the needs of the clubs.
July 6, 2011 - A new home for European basketball On
the eve of group draws that signal the start of the 2011-12 season, a
new era of growth in European basketball was celebrated Wednesday night
with the inauguration of the recently completed Euroleague Basketball
headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. An estimated 200 representatives from
across the breadth of the European basketball family joined in
festivities that symbolized the consistent expansion that the sport has
achieved since Euroleague Basketball was founded in 2000.
July 6, 2011 - Valencia gets big man Ogilvy Power
Electronics Valencia found an anchor inside by signing Australian
center A.J. Ogilvy. The deal, which is pending a physical examination,
is for one season with an option for 2012-13. Ogilvy (2.11 meters, 23
years old) arrives from Turkish club Besiktas ColaTurka, for whom he
averaged 7.8 points, 5 rebounds and 0.5 blocks.
July 6, 2011 - Cibona adds Rudez & Kovacevic at wings Cibona
continued its preparation for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Qualifying Rounds by signing swingmen Damjan Rudez and Hrvoje Kovacevic
from Croatian League rival Cedevita Zagreb. Rudez (2.03 meters, 25
years old) was one of the stars of Cedevita's charge to the Eurocup
Finals last season, during which he averaged 13.2 points over 16 games.
July 6, 2011 - Lokomotiv inks Zabelin Eurocup
debutante Lokomotiv Kuban announced on Wednesday the addition of power
forward Artem Zabelin for the next season. Zabelin (2.15 meters, 23
years old) arrives from Russian champs CSKA Moscow where he has been
the last four campaigns.
July 6, 2011 - Turkey Squad Includes Preldzic, Kanter The
EuroBasket Women may be over but the applause being directed at
silver-medal winners Turkey sure isn't. At Tuesday's Turkish Basketball
Federation press conference to announce the preliminary squad for the
EuroBasket in Lithuania, the attention deservedly fell on coach Ceyhun
Yildizoglu and his magnificent squad that made history in Poland.
July 6, 2011 - Germany NT preliminary squad announced German
National selector Dirk Bauermann has announced his 16-men preliminary
squad for Eurobasket 2011. Dirk Nowitzki's name is not amongst them,
but it is means little as he will join the team on a latter stage.
July 6, 2011 - Efes announces Barac Efes
Anadolu has officially announced the signing of Stanko Barac. Barac has
been in Efes' radar for a long time now and after weeks of negotiations
between Efes and Caja Laboral the deal was closed with the Turkish
giants paying a reported fee of 1.2M euros for the player's buyout.
July 6, 2011 - CSKA lands Teodosic A
former Euroleague MVP has switched allegiances with the news that
Russian champion CSKA Moscow has signed playmaker Milos Teodosic to a
three-year deal. Teodosic (1.95 meters, 24 years old) arrives from
Olympiacos, where he averaged 10.9 points on 89.8% free throw shooting
and 3.6 assists in 18 Euroleague games last season.
July 6, 2011 - Serbia Start Preparations With Doubts Serbia
coach Dusan Ivkovic is facing some serious obstacles ahead of the
EuroBasket in Lithuania concerning player availability. The veteran
tactician announced a 19-man squad for the national team's first
training camp but only 15 of those called showed up for the opening
day. Some were absent with permission, like captain Nenad Krstic, who
is completing his move from the NBA to CSKA Moscow, but others like
Miroslav Raduljica have informed the coach that they will not be with
July 5, 2011 - CSKA re-signs big center Sokolov CSKA
Moscow re-signed Dmitry Sokolov, one of its top players in the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague last season, to a two-year deal, the club announced
Tuesday. Sokolov (2.14 meters, 26 years old) has spent the past two
seasons with CSKA. Last year he posted 8.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.7
blocks in 22 minutes over 10 Euroleague games.
July 5, 2011 - Cibona signs big man Suton Cibona
Zagreb signed promising big man Goran Suton to bolster the club as it
aims to return to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague via the Qualifying
Rounds. Suton (2.08 meters, 25 years old) split last season between
Spartak St. Petersburg in Russia and Angelico Biella in Italy. He
averaged 9 points and 7.4 rebounds over 25 Italian League games for
July 5, 2011 - Euroleague Basketball referees working on their game, too, this summer Three
off-season camps designed to help Euroleague Basketball referees hone
their skills have been completed successfully in locations around
Europe, with a fourth scheduled for later this summer. The first camp
was held during the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in
Barcelona, Spain, during the first weekend of May.
July 5, 2011 - Skyliners sign Katzurin as boss Fraport
Skyliners of Germany announced the addition of Muli Katzurin as head
coach for the next season. Katzurin, 57, arrives from Alba Berlin of
Germany, a team he joined last January and led them to the German
League finals, lost to Brose Baskets.
July 5, 2011 - Valencia names Olmos new coach Power
Electronics Valencia stepped into its history books to bring back one
of the most successful head coaches in club history, Paco Olmos, as its
new boss. The 41-year-old Valencia native was at the helm when Valencia
won the 2003 ULEB Cup.
July 5, 2011 - Valencia brings in Markovic Power
Electronics Valencia will put the ball in the hands of the Eurocup’s
all-time leading assist man next season after signing Stefan Markovic
to a two-year deal. Markovic (1.91 meters, 23 years old) arrives from
Benetton Treviso, whom he helped to the Eurocup Final last season.
July 5, 2011 - Lokomotiv brings in Bykov Eurocup
newcomer Lokomotiv Kuban announced the addition of guard Sergey Bykov
for the next campaign. Bykov (1.90 meters, 28 years old) arrives from
Russian champs CSKA Moscow, where last season he averaged 2.8 points
and 2.2 rebounds in 5 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games.
July 5, 2011 - Valencia inks guard San Miguel Power
Electronics Valencia hired another new point guard, Rodrigo San Miguel,
as it returns to the competition it has won twice so far, the Eurocup,
for the 2011-12 season. San Miguel (1.86 meters, 26 years old) has
played five full seasons in the Spanish League, the last three for
July 5, 2011 - Lokomotiv tabs Shabalkin Lokomotiv
Kuban keeps getting ready for its Eurocup debut in the 2011-12 season
by inking versatile forward Nikita Shabalkin to a two-year deal, the
club announced Tuesday. Shabalkin (2.05 meters, 24 years old) arrives
from Dynamo Moscow, where he averaged 10.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in
27 Russian League games last season.
July 5, 2011 - Skyliners ink Johannes Herber Fraport
Skyliners kept getting ready for its Eurocup return in the 2011-12
season by inking swingman Johannes Herber to a two-year deal, the club
announced Friday. Herber (1.97 meters, 28 years old) arrives from
Walter Tigers Tuebingen, where he averaged 6.6 points and 2 assists in
34 German League games last season.
July 5, 2011 - Lokomotiv keeps Chalmers, Sheleketo Lokomotiv
Kuban announced new agreements with scoring guard Lionel Chalmers and
forward Maksim Sheleketo, who will keep playing for the Russian
powerhouse next season. The club kept an option to extend Sheleketo's
contract until the end of the 2012-13 season.
July 5, 2011 - Benetton tabs Gal Mekel Benetton
Basket has found a new point guard in Gal Mekel, who will play for the
Italian powerhouse next season. Mekel (1.95 meters, 23 years old)
arrives from Hapoel Gilboa/Galil, where he has played in the last three
July 5, 2011 - 2011-12 Eurocup participating teams The
list of teams that will make up the 2011-12 Eurocup has been announced
by Euroleague Basketball. For the third season in a row, the
competition will be filled by teams in three different ways: by direct
qualification to the Eurocup Regular Season, by promotion from the
Eurocup Qualifying Round and by demotion following the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds.
July 5, 2011 - Unicaja adds Rowland at point Just
days after announcing playmaker Kris Valters, Unicaja signed point
guard EJ Rowland, who penned a two-year deal with his new club on
Tuesday. Rowland (1.88 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Italian side
Vanoli Cremona, where he averaged 13.9 points, 3.8 assists and a
league-best 2.9 steals in 30 games last season.
July 5, 2011 - Benetton inks Djordjevic as new coach Benetton
Basket has found a new coach in Sasha Djordjevic, who inked a one-year
deal with his new club on Saturday. Djordjevic, age 43, returned to the
sidelines for the first time since 2007, as his only previous coaching
experience was with Armani Jeans Milano. He arrived to Milano in
January 2006, replacing Lino Lardo, and helped the club to reach the
Italian Cup and the Italian League semifinals in 2007.
July 5, 2011 - Skyliners keep guard Robertson German
League semifinalist Fraport Skyliners has started gearing up for the
2011-12 Eurocup Regular Season by re-signing spectacular guard Quantez
Robertson to a new two-year contract. Robertson (1.88 meers, 27 years
old) averaged 7.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 27 minutes
per game last season.
July 5, 2011 - Gortat Gives Thumbs-Up To Poland Marcin
Gortat has announced his intention to play for Poland at the EuroBasket
in Lithuania. The 2.13m Phoenix Suns center has returned to Europe from
the United States and revealed he will suit up for the Poles when they
play in Group A against Spain, Turkey, Lithuania, Great Britain and a
team that comes from the Additional Qualifying Round.
July 5, 2011 - Turkey NT preliminary squad announced Turkish
National selector Orhun Ene has announced the 18-men list of the
preliminary squad of the team. Obviously the big news comes from the
calling of Emir Preldzic, who seems to have been given the green light
July 5, 2011 - Partizan extends team's backbone Serbian
and Adriatic League champ Partizan Belgrade announced a major contract
extension to several veteran players to secure the core of the team for
the next Turkish Airlines Euroleague season. The three extended players
are guard Dusan Kecman, big man Rasko Katic and guard Petar Bozic.
July 5, 2011 - Efes signs youngster Balbay Anadolu
Efes Istanbul made official the addition of young guard Dogus Balbay
for the next three seasons. Balbay (1.85 meters, 22 years old) arrives
from the NCAA as he played for the Univeristy of Texas. Last season he
averaged 4.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 36 games.
July 4, 2011 - 2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Draw seeds, info The
draw will be held according to seeds. The 22 directly qualified teams
will be divided into six seeds with four teams in each, in accordance
with the Club Ranking described in Appendix I of the Euroleague
Basketball Club Licensing Rules. The performance of teams in European
competitions during a three year period will be used. Each club will
get 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw or loss from the Regular
July 4, 2011 - UNICS extends Petr Samoylenko Eurocup
champion and Turkish Airlines Euroleague debutante Unics announced on
Monday a contract extension with the team captain, guard Petr
Samoylenko, for the next season. Samoylenko (1.86 meters, 34 years old)
averaged 2.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 14 Eurocup
appearances last season, to help Unics become Eurocup champ for the
July 4, 2011 - PAOK extends Markopoulos as head coach PAOK
Thessaloniki decided to give continuity to its project by extending the
contract of head coach Soulis Markopoulos for three more seasons until
the end of the 2013-14 campaign. Markopoulos, 62, has spent the last
two seasons already at PAOK and led the team to the third place in the
Greek League last season.
July 4, 2011 - Asvel confirms Kim Tillie Asvel
Basket made official this weekend the extension of power forward Kim
Tillie for the next two seasons and an option for two more in order to
strengthen the team for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying
Rounds. Tillie (2.11 meters, 22 years old) averaged 4.8 points, 4.3
rebounds and 1.3 steals in four Eurocup games last season.
July 3, 2011 - Danilochkina Heads All-Tournament Team Russia
guard Elena Danilochkina was named as the Most Valuable Player of
EuroBasket Women 2011 after sparking her country to a third
championship in eight years. The 25-year-old emerged as her team's most
influential player in Poland, shooting over 50% from the field to lead
the Russians in scoring while hitting 18 points in both the quarter and
July 3, 2011 - Golden Russia Down Turkey In Style It
wasn't the smoothest of rides but a rampant Russia finally reached
their destination to top the podium and be crowned EuroBasket Women
2011 champions. Their stuttering and unconvincing start to the
tournament was little more than a distant memory as they swept aside
Turkey with a classy and powerful performance to make up for missing
out on top spot in the Final two years ago.
July 3, 2011 - France Defeat Czechs To Conquer Bronze Two
years after claiming gold, France secured the consolation of bronze at
EuroBasket Women with a 63-56 victory over the Czech Republic in Lodz.
Both teams came to Poland with greater ambitions in mind. Both have the
consolation of places at next year's Olympic qualification tournament.
July 3, 2011 - Montepaschi Siena inks forward Summers Italian
champion Montepaschi Siena has put some young energy into its lineup by
signing forward DaJuan Summers to help try to get back to the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Final Four next season. Summers (2.03 meters, 23
years old) arrives from Detroit of the NBA, where he played in 66 games
over two seasons, averaging 3.2 points in 9 minutes per game.
July 3, 2011 - CSKA brings Ponkrashov back again CSKA
Moscow welcomed back a familiar face to the club ahead of the new
season by signing combo-guard Anton Ponkrashov to a multi-year deal.
Ponkrashov (2.00 meters, 25 years old) previously played two Euroleague
seasons with CSKA and reached the Euroleague title game in 2007 and the
Final Four in 2010.
July 3, 2011 - Galatasaray tabs leader in Lakovic A
former Euroleague champion and All-Euroleague guard has found a new
home with the announcement Saturday that Galatasaray Cafe Crown has
signed Jaka Lakovic to help lead its upcoming Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds effort. Lakovic (1.86 meters, 32 years
old) arrives from Regal F.C. Barcelona of Spain as one of the most
accomplished Euroleague players all century.
July 2, 2011 - AJ Milano puts Fotsis at forward A
current and three-time continental champion has decided to take his
talents to a new country as Armani Jeans Milano of Italy announced
Friday that it has signed forward Antonis Fotsis for two seasons.
Fotsis (2.09 meters, 30 years old) arrives from defending champ
Panathinaikos, with whom he won the Turkish Airlines Euroleague title
in May to go along with previous ones in 2000 and 2009.
July 2, 2011 - Cantu goes big with rebounder Parakhouski Turkish
Airlines Euroleague newcomer Cantu of Italy added strength to its
frontline Friday with the signing of big man Artsiom Parakhouski for
the upcoming 2010-11 season. Parakhouski (2.11 meters, 23 years old)
debuted as a pro last season with VEF Riga of Latvia, winning that
country's national title and participating in the Eurocup.
July 1, 2011 - Unicaja announces Kristaps Valters Spanish
power Unicaja made official on Friday the addition of guard Kristaps
Valters for one season with an option for another. Valters (1.91
meters, 30 years old) arrives from another Spanish League team,
Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, where last season he averaged 10.3 points and
4.2 assists per game.
July 1, 2011 - Galatarasay gets swingman Gordon Turkish
runners-up Galatasaray Cafe Crown announed on Friday the addition of
versatile swingman Jamon Gordon to help the team try to make through
the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds next fall. Gordon
(1.91 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Greek side Olympiacos, where
last season he averaged 4.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.6
steals in 19 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games.
July 1, 2011 - Executives of the Year: Pavlos and Thanassis Giannakopoulos, Panathinaikos A
quarter of a century spent building their club into the most successful
in modern European basketball has resulted in Pavlos and Thanassis
Giannakopoulos of Panathinaikos Athens being voted Executives of the
Year for the 2010-11 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season.
July 1, 2011 - Montenegro Name Preliminary Squad Montenegro
coach Dejan Radonjic has announced his 16-man preliminary squad for the
EuroBasket. Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic and Lottomatica Roma's
Vladimir Dasic are included as well as Nikola Vucevic, the 20-year-old
who was just taken in the first round of the NBA Draft by Philadelphia.
July 1, 2011 - NBA lockout is here! Well,
what we suspected would happen for months now is just hours before
realisation. As the NBA announced NBA team owners are locking the
players out and the league is suspended. Negotiations between the two
parties broke off minutes ago (Thursday afternoon in Manhattan). This
means that at least a part of the 2011/12 NBA season will be lost and
along with it tens of millions of dollars in the form of players wages,
TV rights revenues, tickets sales, sponsorships etc.