June 30, 2011 - Asvel inks big man Armstrong Proposed
wild card recipient Asvel Basket Lyon Villeurbanne moved to beef up its
frontcourt for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by
signing experienced big man Hilton Armstrong for next season.
June 30, 2011 - Big Sofo extends Maccabi stay All-Euroleague
center Sofoklis Schortsanitis will get at least one more chance to lead
Maccabi Electra to glory after his option for next season was activated
Thursday and another added that could keep him in Tel Aviv for 2012-13,
too. Maccabi announced that it had picked up its option on Big Sofo for
next season and agreed with him on a second option for the following
June 30, 2011 - Donetsk adds versatility with Pustozvonov Ukranian
finalist BC Donetsk announced the addition to its roster of forward
Maksym Pustozvonov in order to strengthen its roster for the upcoming
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds. Pustozvonov (2.00
meters, 24 years old) arrives from Azovmash Mariupol where last season
he averaged 12.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in six regular
season games of the Eurocup.
June 30, 2011 - Alba hires Herbert for bench Alba
Berlin has celebrated its wild card in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Qualifying Round by putting a new boss, veteran head coach Gordon
Herbert, at the head of its bench. Herbert, 52, arrives from another
German team, Deutsche Bank Skyliners, whom Berlin toppled in the recent
German League semifinals.
June 30, 2011 - Alba Belrin brings in MVP Wood Alba
Berlin announced a big addition for its try to come back to the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague through the Qualifying Rounds. The new player is
German League MVP Dashaun Wood (1.85 meters, 25 years old) and he
arrives from the Deutsche Bank Skyliners, where his numbers were 18.9
points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists.
June 30, 2011 - Asvel Basket tabs Jamie Skeen French
squad Asvel Basket keeps getting ready for the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds with the addition of forward Jamie Skeen
for the next campaign. Skeen (2.05 meters, 23 years old) arrives from
VCU of the NCAA, a team that surprised many by making the Final Four
June 30, 2011 - BC Donetsk lands Avdalovic, Curry Ukranian
runners-up BC Donetsk announced the addition of two new players in
order to try its assault to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying
Rounds assault, guards Vule Avadalovic and Ramel Curry.
June 30, 2011 - CSKA MOSCOW gets bigger with Darjus Lavrinovic A
former All-Euroleague big man has found a new home as CSKA Moscow on
Thursday announced the signing of center Darjus Lavrinovic for the next
two seasons. Lavrinovic (2.12 meters, 31 years old) arrives from
Fenerbahce Ulker, where he played one season and won the Turkish League
title earlier this month.
June 30, 2011 - REGAL FCB brings back Rabaseda On
Thursday Regal FC Barcelona announced that young prospect Xavier
Rabaseda will be back to play with the club this season after one year
on loan to Fuenlabrada of the Spanish League. Rabaseda (1.97 meters, 22
years old) is a shooting guard who exploded last season at Fuenla with
averages of 8.7 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 33 Spanish
June 30, 2011 - Devotion Marketing Awards nominees announced Euroleague
Basketball is proud to announce that the nominees for the fifth edition
of the Devotion Marketing Awards are Asefa Estudiantes, Asseco Prokom
Gdynia and Union Olimpija Ljubljana. The Devotion Marketing Awards
recognize the efforts made by Euroleague and Eurocup clubs to enhance
the growth of basketball from a marketing perspective.
June 30, 2011 - New teams proposed as 2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague participants A
week before its general assembly meets, Euroleague Basketball has
announced the proposal for teams to fill wild card openings in the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague for the upcoming 2011-12 season. In the
Euroleague Basketball bylaws, the right is reserved to grant wild
June 30, 2011 - Khimki adds point man Khvostov One
of the most experienced young point guards in the world is changing
uniforms for the first time as Khimki Moscow Region on Thursday
announced that Dimitriy Khvostov will join the club for the next two
June 30, 2011 - Unics tabs Mike Wilkinson Eurocup
champion and Turkish Airlines Euroleague newcomer Unics of Russia
announced the addition of forward Mike Wilkinson for the next two
seasons. Wilkinson (2.04 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Lokomotiv
Kuban of Russia, where last season he averaged 13.8 points and 6.1
rebounds in 35 Russian League games.
June 29, 2011 - CSKA Moscow signs Voronov Russian
champ CSKA Moscow kept adding new names to its renewed roster for the
upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by adding guard Evgeny
Voronov. Voronov (1.93 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Dynamo Moscow
of Russia where last season he averaged 12.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and
2.7 assists in 25 Russian League games.
June 29, 2011 - Bennet Cantu tabs Cinciarini In
its return to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Bennet Cantu announced
on Wednesday the addition of point guard Andrea Cinciarini for the next
three seasons. Ciniciarini (1.90 meters, 25 years old) arrives from
Fabi Shoes Montegranaro of Italy where last season he averaged 7.9
points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 30 Italian League games with
June 29, 2011 - Alexander Gomelskiy Coach of the Year: Zeljko Obradovic, Panathinaikos After
another brilliant season from a master whose records just keep growing
bigger, eight-time Euroleague champion Zeljko Obradovic has been voted
as the winner of the 2010-11 Euroleague Basketball Alexander Gomelskiy
Coach of the Year Trophy. A vote of head coaches on Turkish Airlines
Euroleague teams during the season just finished determines the award
June 29, 2011 - EuroBasket Women: Second round review We
now head to the quarter-final stage of the EuroBasket Women. And to say
everything is going to plan is sadly very mistaken. Here's the outlook
of the second round.
June 29, 2011 - Cholet keeps William Gradit French
runners-up Cholet Basket announced a contract extension with forward
William Gradit for one more year, allowing him to help the team take a
shot at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds.
June 29, 2011 - Italy Announce Preliminary Squad Eighteen
players know for certain they have a chance to feature for Italy at
this summer's EuroBasket in Lithuania after being named in an
preliminary squad on Tuesday. Among them are the NBA trio of Danilo
Gallinari, Andrea Bargnani and Marco Belinelli, players who are
certainties if they avoid injuries in the preparation period.
June 28, 2011 - New award for champions coach The
jubilee, tenth "Belgrade basketball coaching clinic"
organized by Basketball Coaches Association of Serbia, was held on
Saturday and Sunday in the hall "Šumice" with the participation of our
most eminent experts - Dusan Ivkovic, Zeljko Obradovic, Svetislav
Pesic and Dusko Vujosevic.
June 28, 2011 - Montepaschi brings back David Andersen Montepaschi
Siena upgraded its frontcourt in a big way Tuesday, by bringing back
three-time Euroleague champion David Andersen, who helped the Italian
champs reach a Final Four early last decade. Anderson (2.12 meters, 31
years old) was a key factor in 2004 when Siena mad its second Final
Four, in Tel Aviv, and went on to win the Italian League title that
season for the first time in its long history.
June 28, 2011 - Galatasaray lands Furkan Aldemir Turkish
runners-up Galatasaray Cafe Crown announced on Tuesday a new arrival in
order for the team to bolster its roster for the upcoming Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds. The new face is young power
forward Furkan Aldemir.
June 28, 2011 - Bilbao keeps Josh Fisher Turkish
Airlines Euroleague newcomer Bizkaia Bilbao Basket announced on Tuesday
that guard Josh Fisher will stay in the team for one more season.
Fisher (1.89 meters, 31 years old) had a good season with Bilbao last
year with averages of 3.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists.
June 28, 2011 - Krka's new head coach is Nenad Trajkovic Slovenian
champs Krka Novo Mesto announced Nenad Trajkovic as the new head coach
for the next two seasons, in which the team will try to come back to
the Turkish Airlines Euroleague through the Qualifying Rounds.
Trajkovic, 50, arrives from the NBA, where he was an assistant coach in
charge of player development at the Phoenix Suns.
June 28, 2011 - Gravelines tabs Andrew Albicy French
team BCM Gravelines announced a two-year agreement with guard Andrew
Albicy while preparing the assault to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Qualifying Rounds. Albicy (1.78 meters, 21 years old) arrives from
Paris Levallois where last season he averaged 11.1 points and 4.5
assists in the French League.
June 27, 2011 - Unics gets point guard Williams Unics
Kazan continued building a roster for its first Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season by signing point guard Marcus Williams, who will also
make his debut in the competition. Williams (1.91 meters, 25 years old)
spent last season in Russia playing for Enisey, where he produced 15.3
points and led the league with 6.8 assists per game.
June 27, 2011 - Fenerbahce lands Curtis Jerrells Turkish
champs Fenerbahce Ulker announced on Monday the addition of guard
Curtis Jerrells for the next campaign. Jerrells (1.85 meters, 24 years
old) arrives from Partizan Belgrade where last season he averaged 9.7
points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 10 Turkish Airlines Euroleague
June 27, 2011 - AJ Milano grabs floor general Cook Armani
Jeans Milano has turned to a veteran floor general to lead the team on
the court next season by signing Omar Cook. The playmaker has spent the
past three seasons in the Euroleague and is the competition’s career
leader in assists per game (5.53 apg.).
June 27, 2011 - CEZ Nymburk keeps Simmons, Kremen Czech
champ CEZ Nymburk made official on Monday contract extensions with
guard Tre Simmons, for one more campaign, and forward Michal Kremen,
for two more years, in order to build the team as soon as possible to
prepare the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds.
June 27, 2011 - Budivelnik lands Rolandas Alijevas Ukraine
champion Budivelnik announced the addition of guard Rolandas Alijevas
for the next season, in the attempt to get through the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds. Alijevas (1.92 meters, 26 years old)
arrives from Rudupis Prienu of Lithuania where last season he helped
the team finish third in the Lithuanian League.
June 26, 2011 - Mastermind clinic closes EBI seminars The
fourth annual Euroleague Basketball Institute Mastermind Coaching
Seminars reached a successful conclusion on Saturday as dozens of
students from around the world received their diplomas from the hands
of the coaching legends – Aito Garcia Reneses, Ettore Messina, Zeljko
Obradovic and Xavier Pascual – whom they had come great distances to
June 25, 2011 - Spirou, Mallet agree on 2 more years Belgian
champions Spirou Basket Charleroi have made sure their leader from last
season is back for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying round
with the signing of veteran point guard Demond Mallet to a new two-year
contract. Mallet (1.86 meters, 33 years old) helped Spirou rise through
qualifying last year and reach the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular
Season, where the team made a late surge that fell short of the Top 16.
June 24, 2011 - Khimki tabs big man Zhukanenko for two years BC
Khimki Moscow Region added to its frontline with the signing of center
Aleksey Zhukanenko to a two-year contract. Zhukanenko (2.10 meters, 25
years old) arrives from fellow Russian club Dynamo Moscow. Last season
he averaged 15.4 points and 6.7 rebounds in the FIBA EuroChallenge and
12.7 points and 7.4 rebounds in the Russian League.
June 24, 2011 - Cholet Basket re-signs athletic forward Vebobe Cholet
Basket re-signed Luc-Arthur Vebobe for another two seasons after the
athletic forward made his Euroleague debut last season with the club.
Vebobe (2.03 meters, 31 years old) averaged 5.4 points and 4.1 rebounds
in nine Euroleague games off the bench last season and 6 points and 5.6
rebounds in 25 French League appearances as Cholet made it to the
French playoff finals.
June 24, 2011 - Vesly was 6th pick on the NBA draft In
the night between Thursday and Friday NBA draft was held for generation
2011, among players who applied for the draft, like everybody already
know was BC Partizan mt:s player Jan Vesely.
June 24, 2011 - Galatasaray confirms Mahmuti on bench Turkish
League runners-up Galatasaray Cafe Crown announced Friday that head
coach Oktay Mahmuti will be back on the bench in 2011-12 when the team
starts the new season in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying
Round. Mahmuti, 43, led Galatasaray to the Last 16 of the Eurocup in
his first season, and then his team pushed Fenerbahce Ulker to six
games before losing the Turkish League finals.
June 24, 2011 - Khimki brings on guard Vyaltsev BC
Khimki Moscow Region got to work on its new roster for the 2011-12
season by signing experienced guard Egor Vyaltsev to a two-year
contract on Friday. Vyaltsev (1.93 meters, 25 years old) has played his
whole career in his native Russia, and is coming off four seasons with
June 24, 2011 - REGAL FCB holds onto Lorbek Spanish
champions Regal FC Barcelona announced Friday that center Erazem Lorbek
will wear its jersey again next season after an option on his contract
was picked up by the club. Lorbek (2.08 meters, 27 years old) and
Barcelona won the Euroleague title together in 2010, his first season
with the club.
June 24, 2011 - Cholet Basket signs scoring guard Hite One
day after its top scorer signed elsewhere, Cholet Basket found a go-to
perimeter guy in Robert Hite, who penned a one-year deal with the
French League runner up. Hite (1.88 meters, 27 years old) finished that
season with Limoges of the French League, where he averaged 16.2 points
and 4 rebounds in 13 games.
June 23, 2011 - Brose Baskets: Pleiss extends stay German
champion Brose Baskets Bamberg revealed that center Tibor Pleiss will
remain with the team for the 2011-12 season. Pleiss (2.13 meters, 21
years old) is one of the top young centers in European basketball. He
averaged 6.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and was third in the regular season
with 1.5 blocks per game for Brose Baskets last season, which was his
first in the Euroleague.
June 23, 2011 - Maccabi Electra reels in swingman Smith Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv continued its fast-paced roster-filling for the
2011-12 season with the announcement Thursday that swingman Devin Smith
will join the Turkish Airlines Euroleague runners-up on a two-year
contract. Smith (1.96 meters, 30 years old) arrives to Maccabi from
Benetton Treviso, where he was named to the All-Eurocup First Team each
of the last two seasons.
June 23, 2011 - Nymburk inks three new players Czech
League champion CEZ Nymburk began loading up for the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Round this week with three new additions to the
roster: point guard Eugene Lawrence, forward Lukas Palyza and center
June 23, 2011 - Unics Kazan adds veteran center Savrasenko Unics
Kazan added some big-time experience to help fill the middle next
season by signing veteran center Aleksey Savrasenko, a three-time
Euroleague champion, on Thursday. Savrasenko (2.15 meters, 32 years
old) arrives from BC Khimki Moscow Region, which just finished as
runner-up in the Russian League.
June 22, 2011 - Mastermind Coaching Clinic opens in Barcelona Months
of basketball study reach a crescendo this weekend as participants in
the Euroleague Basketball Institute Mastermind Coaching Seminars
descend upon Barcelona to learn first-hand from four of the world's
finest bench bosses at the Mastermind Coaching Clinic. The clinic
features four days of on-court instruction, Wednesday through Saturday,
by legends Ettore Messina, Zeljko Obradovic, Xavier Pascual and Aito
June 22, 2011 - Galatasaray hangs on to Andric Galatasaray
Café Crown renewed the contract of center Luksa Andric to keep him with
the club for two more seasons. Andric (2.10 meters, 26 years old)
joined Galatasaray last season and averaged 9.8 points and 3.5 rebounds
in 12 Eurocup games.
June 22, 2011 - Unics Kazan keeps All-Eurocup guard Lyday Unics
Kazan will have a familiar face helping lead the team into its Turkish
Airlines Euroleague debut after re-signing All-Eurocup guard Terrell
Lyday for two more seasons. Lyday (1.91 meters, 32 years old), who has
sepnt the past three seasons with Kazan, was a key factor in Unics’s
march to the Eurocup crown last season.
June 22, 2011 - 2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams With
the conclusion of the domestic league competitions all around Europe
over the weekend, the teams that will aspire to become the next Turkish
Airlines Euroleague champion, starting from both the Regular Season and
the Qualifying Rounds, are almost fully known now.
June 22, 2011 - McCalebb, three more years in Siena Italian
champ Montepaschi Siena announced a contract extension with star guard
Bo McCalebb for three more seasons. The deal will keep the former
All-Euroleague playmaker in Siena through the end of the 2013-14
season. McCalebb (1.83 meters, 26 years old) had a difficult last
season with Siena due to injury problems.
June 22, 2011 - CSKA snags scorer Sammy Mejia CSKA
Moscow signed shooting guard Sammy Mejia to a two-year contract to help
fill the shoes of retiring star Trajan Langdon. Mejia (1.98 meters, 28
years old) has spent the past two seasons with Cholet Basket in France,
with whom he ranked seventh in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague last
season in scoring with 15.1 points per game.
June 22, 2011 - CSKA puts veteran Krstic at center CSKA
Moscow has added experience and power to its frontcourt by signing
center Nenad Krstic to a two-year contract. Krstic (2.13 meters, 27
years old) returns to the Euroleague after seven seasons away. He grew
up with Partizan Belgrade and helped the club win three straight
Yugoslavian/Serbian League titles between 2001 and 2004, plus the 2002
June 22, 2011 - REGAL FCB lands versatile Eidson Spanish
League champs Regal FC Barcelona announced the addition of swingman
Chuck Eidson, who led the Turkish Airlines Euroleague in steals last
season, for the next two years. Eidson (2.02 meters, 31 years old)
arrives from two seasons playing for Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, with
whom he reached the 2010-11 Turkish Airlines Euroleague title game, but
lost it against Panathinaikos.
June 21, 2011 - VEF Riga tabs promising point guard Kaufmanis VEF
Riga made a move to shore up its point guard spot for the future by
signing promising playmaker Janis Kaufmanis to a three-year deal.
Kaufmanis (1.85 meters, 21 years old) arrives from fellow Latvian side
Valmiera, for whom he averaged 12.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.7
assists in the Baltic League and 12.9 points, 4 rebounds and 1.7
assists in the Latvian League last season.
June 21, 2011 - Lietuvos Rytas, swingman Jomantas pen new deal Lietuvos
Rytas and veteran swingman Arturas Jomantas agreed to extend their
relationship by signing a new deal for the coming season with an option
for the 2012-13 season. Jomantas (1.99 meters, 26 years old) has spent
the last five seasons with Rytas, during which he has gathered a host
June 21, 2011 - Bilbao, Blums agree again Turkish
Airlines Euroleague newcomer Bizkaia Bilbao Basket of Spain showed
confidence in its backcourt by announcing Tuesday a one-year contract
extension for point guard Janis Blums, who has already spent three
seasons in the club. Blums (1.90 meters, 29 years old) helped Bilbao
reach the Eurocup Finals two seasons ago, where they finished third.
June 21, 2011 - Real Madrid lands Pablo Laso as boss After
some weeks of speculation, Real Madrid has a new head coach, Pablo
Laso, who signed a two-year deal on Tuesday that will let him make his
Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut next season. Laso, 43, arrives from
Lagun Aro of Spain, where he coached the last four seasons. He started
with the team in 2007-08 in the second division and managed to lead
them to the Spanish League first division.
June 21, 2011 - Regal FC Barcelona locks up shot-blocking ace Vazquez Spanish
champ Regal FC Barcelona made sure that one of its key inside players
will stick around for a few more years by re-signing big man Fran
Vazquez, for the next two seasons. Vazquez (2.09 meters, 28 years old)
averaged 8.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 block per game last season in
20 Euroleague appearances.
June 21, 2011 - Zalgiris, head coach Zouros sign extension Zalgiris
Kaunas announced late Monday that it had agreed to a new deal with head
coach Ilias Zouros to keep him for the coming season. The 45-year-old
Zouros joined Zalgiris in January and led the team to the Lithuanian
League, Baltic League and Lithuanian Cup titles. The Zalgiris position
marked his first Euroleague job in nine years after coaching Olympiacos
at the start of the millennium.
June 21, 2011 - Brose Baskets extends Jacobsen Back-to-back
German League champions Brose Baskets Bamberg has started consolidating
its roster for the 2011-12 season with the announcement Tuesday that
guard Casey Jacobsen has been signed to a three-year contract
extension. Jacobsen (1.98 meters, 30 years old) averaged 9.1 points,
4.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists in his 10 Turkish Airlines Euroleague
appearances last season.
June 21, 2011 - Efes Pilsen brings back Kuqo In
a busy week of signings for the club, Turkish powerhouse Efes Pilsen
announced on Tuesday the comeback of veteran big man Ermal Kuqo to the
team for the next two seasons. Kuqo (2.07 meters, 31 years old) played
last season with Galatasaray Cafe Crown of Turkey, averaging 8.7 points
and 3.0 rebounds in 12 Eurocup games.
June 20, 2011 - All-Euroleague forward Savanovic to Efes Efes
Pilsen made a major roster move for the 2011-12 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season by signing All-Euroleague forward Dusko Savanovic to
a three-year contract. Savanovic (2.04 meters, 27 years old) arrives
from Power Electronics Valencia, where he came within one game of the
Final Four in what was his rookie Euroleague season.
June 20, 2011 - Spirou Basket makes Welsch first new signing Belgian
champ Spirou Basket Charleroi made Czech star Jiri Welsch the club’s
first signing ahead of the 2011-12 season. Welsch (202, 31) agreed to a
two-year deal with the club, which will try to duplicate last season’s
success in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds.
June 20, 2011 - Cholet brings in Ona-Embo French
League runners-up Cholet Basket announced the addition of point guard
Carl Ona-Embo for the next two seasons. Ona-Embo (1.83 meters, 22 years
old) arrives from Poitiers of the French League, where last season he
averaged 8.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists in over 25 minutes
per game in 30 appearances during his debut season in France.
June 20, 2011 - Cholet keeps Fabien Causeur French
League finalist Cholet Basket had a busy day with the new roster as it
gets ready for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds. The
club announced on Monday afternoon that guard Fabien Causeur (1.94
meters, 24 years old) will stay with the team until the end of the
June 20, 2011 - CSKA, Siskauskas agree for 2 more years On
a busy signings day and after signing Andrey Vorontsevich to a new
three-year deal, Russian champion CSKA Moscow announced a new agreement
with superstar Ramunas Siskauskas for the next two seasons. Siskauskas
(1.98 meters, 32 years old) will begin his fifth season with the club
June 20, 2011 - Galatasaray grabs versatile Ozer at forward Galatasaray
Café Crown bolstered its frontcourt on Monday with the signing of
versatile forward Cevher Ozer to a two-year deal. Ozer (2.05 meters, 28
years old) arrives from fellow Istanbul club Besiktas ColaTurka, where
he spent the past five seasons.
June 20, 2011 - Maccabi Electra brings two-time champ Halperin home Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv has come to terms with former Euroleague champ and
All-Euroleague selection Yotam Halperin on a three-year deal. Halperin
(1.96 meters, 27 years old) returns to his boyhood club after three
seasons in Greece with Olympiacos Piraeus.
June 20, 2011 - Bennet Cantu keeps big man Scekic In
its first move after earning a berth in the 2011-12 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season, Bennet Cantu re-signed big man Marko Scekic for two
seasons. Scekic (2.07 meters, 30 years old) joined Cantu late in the
season from Buducnost and proceeded to produce 12.1 points and 5.9
rebounds in the Italian League playoffs to help the club race to the
Italian League finals.
June 20, 2011 - FB Ulker brings in Bogdanovic, Gist Just
fresh from another Turkish League crown, Fenerbahe Ulker already
announced two new signings for the next season, which will see the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four hosted in its home city,
Istanbul. The two new faces are forwards Bojan Bogdanovic, coming from
Cibona Zagreb, and James Gist, arriving from Partizan Belgrade.
June 20, 2011 - Siena wins fifth straight in Italy Montepaschi
Siena became just the second team in 62 years to win the Italian League
title for a fifth consecutive season when it edged visiting Benet Cantu
63-61 on Sunday in a thrilling Game 5 of their best-of-seven final
June 19, 2011 - Jon Scheyer signs two year deal with Maccabi Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv is proud to announce that it has signed
Jewish-American guard Jon Scheyer (23, 1.96) to a two-year contract.
Scheyer, an intelligent, talented and competitive player, was born in
June 18, 2011 - Brose repeats German League title! A
10-1 run in the last 90 seconds of the fifth and deciding game of the
German League finals launched Brose Baskets Bamberg to it second
consecutive title and a place in the 2011-12 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague with a 72-65 victory over visiting Alba Berlin on Saturday.
June 18, 2011 - Union Olimpija brings back Filipovski Union
Olimpija Ljubljana has dipped into its past by signing one of its
former head coaches, Saso Filipovski, to a new three-year stint on the
bench. Filipovksi, 36, arrives from Lottomatica Roma in Italy, a team
he joined in midseason, coaching the team to a 2-4 record in the Top
June 18, 2011 - CSKA icon Langdon announces retirement One
of the signature stars and true gentlemen of the Euroleague over the
last decade, Trajan Langdon of CSKA Moscow, announced his retirement
from basketball on the club's website Saturday. Langdon was a two-time
Euroleague champion, in 2006 and 2008, and a three-time runner-up.
June 17, 2011 - FB Ulker defends Turkish crown Fenerbahce
Ulker wrapped up its fifth Turkish League championship and fourth in
the last five years by holding on to edge Galatasaray Café Crown 88-91
in Game 6 of the Turkish League finals on Friday in Istanbul.
June 17, 2011 - Official EuroBasket music video presented EuroBasket
2011 will have not only official theme song but also its own music
video. The official song in Lithuanian was presented a few months ago.
Recently an English version fo the song was created and music video was
June 17, 2011 - Slovenia name preliminary squad Slovenia
coach Bozidan Majlkovic has named a preliminary 17-man squad for the
upcoming Eurobasket that starts on August 31st. The big news is that
Barcelona's Erazem Lorbek, who took a year out last summer is included
on the list, along with team-mate Jaka Lakovic. Both just recently won
the Spanish ACB title with a series sweep over Bilbao.
June 17, 2011 - Euroleague Draws for 2011-12 season announced Euroleague
Basketball is pleased to announce that the first calendar events of a
new and exciting basketball season – the draws for the 2011-12 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague, Eurocup Qualifying Rounds and EuroChallenge – will
be held on Thursday, July 7 at the Mediapro Auditorium, Imagina in
June 17, 2011 - Russian League Finals, Game 4 Coming
back like it never had to before, CSKA Moscow put the wraps on its
ninth consecutive Russia League title on Thursday with a resounding
63-74 road win against Khimki Moscow Region. CSKA won the series 3-1,
marking the fourth consecutive year that CSKA defeated Khimki in the
June 16, 2011 - Spain preliminary squad: Vazquez out, Sada in Sergio
Scariolo picked 15 players for Spain national team. Even though
reigning European champions were expected to bring their strongest
roster, Fran Vazquez will not play in EuroBasket 2011.
June 16, 2011 - Britain preliminary squad without Pops Great
Britain star Pops Mensah-Bonsu is not going to recover in time from a
shoulder operation to play at the EuroBasket in Lithuania.
June 16, 2011 - Maccabi Electra inks Pnini through 2014 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague runners-up Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv has renewed its
contract with one of the team's playoffs heroes, swingman Guy Pnini,
for three seasons until 2014, the club announced Thursday. Last season,
Pnini (2.01 meters, 27 years old) averaged 7.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and
1.1 assists in 22 Euroleague appearances.
June 16, 2011 - Russian League Finals, Game 3 CSKA
Moscow took control of the Russian League finals with a 58-70 victory
over BC Khimki Moscow Region. Alexey Shved starred with 20 as CSKA
regained home-court advantage and took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five
June 15, 2011 - Barcelona takes Spanish crown Regal
FC Barcelona won the Spanish League championship for the 16th time by
beating Bizkaia Bilbao Basket 55-64 on Tuesday to sweep the
best-of-five finals series. Juan Carlos scored 16 points and dished 4
assists to pace Barca, which relied on its defense to secure the
victory in the end.
June 14, 2011 - Caja Laboral pens playmaker Heurtel to long-term deal Caja
Laboral signed playmaker Thomas Heurtel to a four-year deal, fortifying
the team's backcourt for years to come. Heurtel (189, 22) spent last
season playing in Spain on loan for Meridiano Alicante where he
averaged 9.5 points and 2.4 assists per game.
June 14, 2011 - Maher Names ‘Hardworking’ British Squad Great
Britain coach Tom Maher has decided on the 12 players he will take on
the country's maiden voyage in the EuroBasket Women. The Brits, who are
competing in Group B of the EuroBasket Women against Belarus, the Czech
Republic and Israel, have the majority of the players that finished
first in their Division A group one year ago.
June 14, 2011 - Benetton keeps Gentile through 2014 Benetton
Basket Treviso and teenage talent Alessandro Gentile have extended
their contract together until 2014, the club announced on Tuesday.
Gentile (1.96 meters, 19 years old) was Benetton's third-best scorer as
the team reached the Eurocup Finals at home in Treviso this season.
June 14, 2011 - Efes Pilsen keeps Cenk Akyol Efes
Pilsen continued solidifying its roster Tuesday by taking an option to
extend forward Cenk Akyol's contract for another season. Akyol (1.97
meters, 24 years old) played very little in the last Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season, his sixth in two stints with Efes.
June 14, 2011 - Nathan Jawai moves to Unics Kazan Eurocup
champions are still fighting for bronze in Russian league but the club
is already planning roster for the debut season Euroleague. Australian
center Nathan Jawai became the lastest acquisition of the Russian club.
June 14, 2011 - Garbajosa retires from the national team Jorge
Garbajosa will no longer be representing Spain in international
tournaments. 33-year-old forward decided it was the right time end his
career in the national team.
June 13, 2011 - Caja Laboral and Ivanovic: two more years One
of the longest and most successful relationships between a Turkish
Airlines Euroleague club and a head coach will continue as Caja Laboral
announced Monday a new two-year agreement with Dusko Ivanovic.
June 13, 2011 - Efes Pilsen keeps Guler through 2013 Among
the teams confirming players for next season the fastest, Efes Pilsen
on Monday announced a new two-year agreement with guard Sinan Guler,
who has already been with the club three seasons.
June 13, 2011 - Mavericks beat Heat to win first championship The
Dallas Mavericks ended three decades of frustration by capturing their
first championship with a 105-95 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday
to win the best-of-seven NBA Finals 4-2.
June 12, 2011 - Rytas hires Dzikic, signs Seibutis With
less than 24 hours after Krka won Slovenian league title, coach
Aleksandar Dzikic flew to Vilnius to finalize his contract with
Lietuvos Rytas where he is expected to spend at least two years.
June 12, 2011 - Anadolu Efes tabs Dusko Savanovic Dusko
Savanovic will be moving to Turkey next season after signing a deal
with Anadolu Efes (former Efes Pilsen), mondo.rs reports. Serbian
international enjoyed a successful season in Euroleague which helped
him draw attention of the rich clubs.
June 12, 2011 - French League playoffs, Final SLUC
Nancy won its second French League title with a thrilling 74-76 victory
over defending champion Cholet in their single-game final Saturday at
the Palais Ominsport de Bercy in Paris. With the victory, Nancy earned
the right to play in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague next season, too.
June 11, 2011 - Czech League Finals, Game 6 CEZ
Nymburk used a second-half surge on the road to defeat BK Prostejov
65-82 on Friday and, in so doing, claim its eighth consecutive Czech
League title. Nymburk won the best-of-seven series 4-2 two nights after
needing overtime to avoid its first home loss in the playoffs in at
least five years.
June 10, 2011 - Mavericks stifle Heat and edge closer to first NBA title The
Dallas Mavericks used a storming late run to move to the brink of their
first NBA title with a 112-103 victory over the Miami Heat on Thursday.
With a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Finals, Dallas can now claim the
crown by winning one of the two remaining contests, but they will have
to complete the feat in Miami, where the teams split the opening two
June 10, 2011 - Unicaja lands big man Zoric Unicaja
announced its first big roster addition for the upcoming 2011-12 season
on Thursday, signing power forward Luka Zoric to a three-year contract.
Zoric (2.11 meters, 26 years old) arrives from recently-crowned
Croatian League champion KK Zagreb, with whom he also won the Kresimir
Cosic Cup this season.
June 10, 2011 - Spanish League Finals, Game 1 Regal
FC Barcelona opened the best-of-five Spanish League finals with a bang
on Thursday as it blasted visiting Bizkaia Bilbao 74-64 in a game it
led from tipoff to final buzzer. Game 2 is also in Barcelona on
June 9, 2011 - True Champions – 10th title in a row! Partizan
mt:s players an Serbia champions 10th time in a row! In third game in
play off finals Partizan mt:s won 18th title in domestic championships,
and coach Jovanovic players finished great season in a best possible
June 9, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011 promo videos presented EuroBasket
2011 will be the biggest sporting event hosted by Lithuania and it gets
a massive amount of interest in basketball-crazy nation. The first few
tournament promo videos appeared recently.
June 9, 2011 - Nenad Krstic signs with CSKA Moscow Russian
giants CSKA Moscow agreed terms with Nenad Krstic who will play for his
new club for two years, novosti.rs reports. Krstic finished the season
in NBA with Boston Celtics but will be coming back to Europe.
June 9, 2011 - Mavericks claw way back into NBA finals Dirk
Nowitzki called out his Dallas teammates before game four and Jason
Terry responded with his best game of the 2011 NBA finals. Dallas
outscored the Heat 21-14 in the fourth quarter and no one stepped up
bigger for the Mavericks off the bench on Tuesday than guard Terry.
June 8, 2011 - Serbian League Finals, Game 3 Partizan
Belgrade stormed to its 10th consecutive Serbian League crown with a
86-69 victory over visiting Hemofarm Stada on Wednesday night before
7,550 fans at sold-out Pionir Arena.
June 8, 2011 - AJ Milano brings Scariolo back to Italy In
the first step toward getting ready for the 2011-12 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season, Armani Jeans Milano announced the signing of Sergio
Scariolo as new head coach. Scariolo, 50, returns to Italy for the
first time since 1997.
June 8, 2011 - Efes Pilsen extends Tunceri for two more years In
its first player move for next season, Efes Pilsen and veteran guard
Kerem Tunceri have agreed to a new two-year contract with a third-year
option. One of the emblematic players for Efes over the years, Tunceri
(32 years old, 1.90 meters) tied for third among all Turkish Airlines
Euroleague players in free throw accuracy (93.75%, 30-for-32) over 16
games last season.
June 6, 2011 - Step away from the title! Play-off
final continued in Vrsac. Hall “Milenijum” hosted Partizan mt:s who
were looking for second victory. Black and whites had great support by
fans who came in Vrsac to cheer for coach Jovanovic players. Black and
whites have made a turnover and deserved to win with score 83:89
(22:18, 26:11, 16:29, 19:21).
June 6, 2011 - Wade, Bosh lift Heat to 2-1 lead in NBA finals Dwyane
Wade kept soaring and scoring, doing everything he could to get the
Miami Heat a crucial win towards an NBA title. Chris Bosh and Udonis
Haslem provided the final push. Bosh made a 16-foot, go-ahead jumper
from the baseline with 39.6 seconds left and Haslem pestered Dirk
Nowitzki the rest of the way as the Heat held on for an 88-86 victory
over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in the NBA
June 6, 2011 - Kemzura picks 20 candidates for Lithuania Kestutis
Kemzura who faces a tough task of leading Lithuania to EuroBasket 2011
announced a 20-man list of candidates for the national team.
June 6, 2011 - Zalgiris brings Javtokas back to Lithuania After
five seasons away, former Euroleague champion Robertas Javtokas is
headed home to Lithuania after Zalgiris Kaunas signed the veteran
center to a three-year deal late Sunday.
June 6, 2011 - Greek League Finals, Game 4 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague champion Panathinaikos Athens capped off a stellar
season by winning its ninth straight Greek League title with a
thrilling 101-94 overtime home win against archrival Olympiacos on
June 4, 2011 - Pau Gasol confirms participation in EuroBasket 2011 Spain
should be able to field its strongest roster as the team will try to
retain European title later this year in Lithuania. Los Angeles Lakers
star Pau Gasol confirmed his decision to represent his country again
after one year of absence.
June 3, 2011 - Unicaja confirms coach Mateo, extends Fitch Unicaja
has started to get ready for the upcoming 2011-12 season by extending
scoring ace Gerald Fitch for one more year, the club announced Friday.
It also confirmed that Chus Mateo will stay as the team's head coach
June 3, 2011 - Mavericks erase double-digit road deficit - again Down
by 15. Only 7:14 left. On the road. Headed toward an 0-2 deficit in the
NBA finals against a Miami Heat team ready to be crowned NBA champions
since LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade last summer.
June 3, 2011 - Maccabi Electra extends Blu One
of the best three-point shooters in continental basketball is set to
keep filling the baskets in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, as Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv reached a new agreement with David Blu to extend his
contract for one more season, the club announced Thursday.
June 3, 2011 - German League playoffs, Semifinals, Game 5 Alba
Berlin avenged its defeat to Deutsche Bank Skyliners from last season's
playoffs by ousting the Frankfurt side with a 68-87 win on the road in
the fifth-and-final game of the German League semifinals to advance to
the championship series against Brose Baskets Bamberg.
June 3, 2011 - Italian League playoffs, Semifinals, Game 2 Defending
champ Montepaschi Siena and regular season runner-up Bennet Cantu seem
to be on a crash course for the Italian League finals after jumping out
to respective 2-0 leads in the best-of-five semifinals series.
June 2, 2011 - Efes Pilsen signs long-term deal with coach Sarıca Efes
Pilsen announced Thursday that it had signed head coach Ufuk Sarıca to
a contract extension for two more years with an option for the 2013-14
season. Sarıca, 38, took over head coaching duties at Efes in March
after the resignation of Velimir Perasovic.
June 2, 2011 - Serbian League Finals, Game 1 Partizan
mt:s took control of the Serbian League finals with a convincing 85-60
win over Hemofarm Stada in Game 1 of the series. The defending champs
dominated the first half, taking a double-digit lead after 10 minutes
and soaring to a 49-28 halftime lead.
June 2, 2011 - Turkish League semifinals, Game 4 Galatasaray
Café Crown secured its place in the Turkish League finals where it will
face Fenerbahce Ulke