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Home - News archive June 2011

  News archive June 2011

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 one.

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 last March.

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 League games.

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 cards.

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 years.

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 the team.

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 winner.

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 appearances.

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 learn from.

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 Triumph Lyubertsy.

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 Martin Miklosik.

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 Garcia Reneses.

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 Yugoslav Cup.

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 of titles.

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 2012-13 season.

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 this year.

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 series.

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 Illinois.

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 16.

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 recorded.

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 Barcelona, Spain.

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 finals.

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 series.

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 games.

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 Saturday.

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 way.

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 finals.

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 Sunday.

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 next season.

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

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