June 30, 2012 - Lietuvos Rytas loans Radosevic from Milan Lietuvos
Rytas added size and promising talent for the upcoming season by
getting big man Leon Radosevic on loan from EA7 - Emporio Armani
Milano. Radosevic (2.08 meters, 22 years old) averaged 3.5 points and
1.3 rebounds in 14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games with Milan last
June 30, 2012 - 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Draw criteria and procedure The
Qualifying Rounds will consist of three rounds, QR1, QR2 and QR3. There
will be a seeded draw, placing teams into an eight team bracket. Teams
will be separated into two seeds according to the Club Ranking
described in this appendix. Teams entering the draw following a
renouncement will be seeded according to the Club Ranking. Teams
granted a Wild Card by ECA will be seeded above the rest of the teams.
June 29, 2012 - CSKA Moscow signs big man Erceg CSKA
Moscow bolstered its frontcourt with the signing of sharpshooting big
man Zoran Erceg, who returns to the Euroleague after a one-year
absence. Erceg (2.11 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Besiktas, with
whom he won the Turkish League and the FIBA EuroChallenge last season.
June 29, 2012 - VEF Riga adds forward Daniels Latvian
champion VEF Riga has bolstered its roster by signing scoring forward
William Daniels for the 2012-13 Eurocup Regular Season. Williams (2.03
meters, 26 years old) averaged 14.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4
assists per game last season playing for Nanterre in the French League.
June 29, 2012 - Kentucky Wildcats kindle the NBA draft Kentucky
Wildcats top prospect Anthony Davis was taken with No.1 pick in the NBA
draft by New Orleans. Hornets finished last season with Western
Conference low 21 wins. 19-years old teenager from Chicago led
University of Kentucky to the National championship in NCAA in his only
June 29, 2012 - Triumph Lyubertsy re-signs point guard McKee Triumph
Lyubertsy managed to lock up floor general Tywain McKee for another
season, the club announced Thursday. McKee (1.88 meters, 26 years old)
was a key part of Triumph’s success last season with 10.6 points, 4.7
rebounds and 4.1 steals as the club finished third in the
June 29, 2012 - Azovmash inks three-point specialist Zabirchenko Azovmash
Mariupol signed three-point specialist Dmytro Zabirchenko from fellow
Ukrainian side Budivenlyk, the club announced Thursday. Zabirchenko
(1.92 meters, 28 years old) returns to his boyhood club, where he last
played in 2006.
June 29, 2012 - Unics bags star forward Banic Unics
Kazan signed star forward Marko Banic to a three-year deal, the club
announced Thursday. Banic (2.04 meters, 27 years old) arrives from
Gescrap Bilbao, where he has spent the past seven seasons. He averaged
13.3 points and 4 rebounds in 20 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last
season in leading Gescrap to the playoffs.
June 29, 2012 - Telenet Oostende keeps core intact Telenet
Oostende made moves to keep the core of its 2011-12 Belgian
championship squad intact by re-signing or extending the deals of four
players: Dragisa Dronbnjak, Veselin Petrovic, Dusan Katnic and Quentin
June 28, 2012 - Unics adds Sergeev at point Unics
Kazan bolstered its backcourt with the signing of Pavel Sergeev, who
returns to the club after playing the 2007-08 season there. He signed a
one0year deal with a team option for a second season. Sergeev (1.87
meters, 25 years old) arrives from Spartak St. Petersburg, where he saw
limited action backing up Eurocup MVP Patrick Beverley last season.
June 28, 2012 - Garbajosa, Parker end emblematic careers A
pair of emblematic former stars have announced their retirements
back-to-back over the last 24 hours, leaving Turkish Airlines
Euroleague fans with a wealth of memories of their glory days as
June 28, 2012 - EuroChallenge 2012/13 clubs announced FIBA
Europe has announced the list of teams to participate in the
EuroChallenge 2012/13 season. The Draw for the Regular Season will take
place in Freising, Germany, on Friday 6 July. The EuroChallenge Regular
Season line-up will feature 32 clubs. 28 teams will be drawn directly
into drawn into the Regular Season groups.
June 28, 2012 - Sweden return to Group D summit Sweden
hit back from an early deficit to beat Germany and move back into first
place in Group D of the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round. Frida
Eldebrink remained red hot, pouring in 21 points for the Swedes as they
improved to 3-1. Both Sweden and a team they have beaten, Spain, are
June 28, 2012 - EuroLeague Women clubs announced FIBA
Europe has announced the list of teams that will participate in the
2012/13 EuroLeague Women season. The Regular Season line-up features 21
clubs, which will be drawn into three groups of seven (7) teams.
June 28, 2012 - Jamont Gordon leaves CSKA Moscow CSKA
Moscow today announced that the club and Jamont Gordon have decided to
part ways. After agreeing on the contract termination, Gordon was
released from the team. 25-year-old point guard is now a free agent.
June 28, 2012 - Anthony Parker retires American
veteran Anthony Parker announced his retirement from professional
basketball after 15 amazing years in Europe and USA. The last five of
those seasons, the 37-year-old shooting guard spent was in the NBA,
where he played for the Toronto Raptors (2006-2009) and Cleveland
June 28, 2012 - Cholet Basket appoints Sousa head coach Cholet
Basket named Jean-Manuel Sousa as the successor to Erman Kunter, who
left the club for the same position at Besiktas earlier in the week.
Sousa, 46, arrives from Le Havre, where he has served in various
capacities for 21 years.
June 27, 2012 - Le Mans pens Pape Sy to two-year deal Le
Mans signed one of the best all-around players in France, swingman Pape
Sy, to a two-year deal, the club announced Tuesday. Sy (2.00 meters, 24
years old) arrives from BCM Gravelines, which he led to the Eurocup
Last 16 and first place in the French League regular season last year.
June 27, 2012 - Experts to debate regulations at Basketball Rules Summit In
a first-of-its-kind initiative, Euroleague Basketball will convene a
Basketball Rules Summit next week to debate how rules and regulations
can be put to the service of making the game even better for fans.
Expert professionals from across the spectrum of the sport will come
together in Barcelona, Spain, to propose and debate ways to improve the
spectacle, clarity and fairness of the rules for all participants and
June 27, 2012 - 2011-12 Alexander Gomelskiy Trophy: Dusan Ivkovic, Olympiacos Piraeus To
observe Dusan Ivkovic coaching Olympiacos Piraeus last season was like
watching the master conductor of an orchestra. From tentative
beginnings with a newly formed roster, Ivkovic used all of his
experience as a teacher, communicator and motivator to guide the Reds
to an amazing crescendo at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four
June 27, 2012 - Alba Berlin keeps Schultze Alba
Berlin stayed as one of the most active Turkish Airlines Euroleague
teams in the off-season market. On Wednesday, Alba announced a new
agreement with power forward Sven Schultze to stay together next
season. Schultze (2.08 meters, 34 years old) averaged 2.6 points in 12
Eurocup games last season.
June 27, 2012 - Spartak St. Petersburg lands Tucker Spartak
St. Peterburg bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming Eurocup season
by inking power forward PJ Tucker to a one-year deal on Wednesday.
Spartak keeps an option to extend his contract until the end of the
June 27, 2012 - Moscow will host Euroleague Qualifying Round Eight
teams will battle in September for a single ticket in the next year's
Euroleague in Russian capital. Although participating teams have not
been officially announced yet, it is reported that UNICS Kazan will
receive the wild card.
June 27, 2012 - Zalgiris exercises options to keep Popovic, Lipkevicius Zalgiris
Kaunas announced Tuesday that it has exercised its options to extend
the contracts of two key players from last season’s squad, veteran
guard Marko Popovic and forward Vytenis Lipkevicius, for the 2012-13
June 26, 2012 - Unics brings back shooting guard Zvarykin Turkish
Airlines Euroleague hopeful Unics Kazan signed shooting guard Victor
Zvarykin for the coming season. Zvarykin (1.98 meters, 26 years old)
previously spent parts of two seasons with Unics between 2009 and 2011.
June 26, 2012 - Second in a row for Turkey in Ankara Turkey
won second game in a row in Group A of FIBA Olympic Qualifying
Tournament for women in Ankara. After beating Puerto Rico 65:53
yesterday, today the host team made another successful step in the
competition and won over Japan 65:49.
June 26, 2012 - Anadolu Efes adds promising scorer Batuk Anadolu
Efes has tabbed promising small forward Birkan Batuk as its first
signing ahead of the 2012-13 season. Batuk (1.96 meters, 22 years old)
is a skilled scorer who was the MVP of last season’s Turkish League
June 26, 2012 - Unicaja, Rodriguez part ways; his No. 5 to be retired An
end of an era has arrived for basketball in Malaga, Spain, where
Unicaja announced that team captain Berni Rodriguez will not play for
the club next season. Rodriguez, born in Malaga and a member of the
club from age 8, will get a lasting honor with Unicaja’s decision that
his No. 5 jersey will be retired.
June 26, 2012 - Essex Leopards Join BBL The
British Basketball League (BBL) are pleased to announce that they have
granted a franchise to the Essex Leopards, who will commence BBL
competition from the start of 2013/14 season.
June 26, 2012 - Euroleague Basketball brings together industry leaders for a week of activities Euroleague
Basketball is opening the 2012-13 season in early July with a week full
of activities bringing industry leaders and technical experts together
to debate and establish the framework for improved basketball in the
June 26, 2012 - Croatia, Czechs, Turkey open with wins Three
European teams moved a step closer to the London Games on Monday with
victories on the opening day of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament
for Women (OQTW) in Ankara. Croatia thumped Mozambique, the Czech
Republic hammered New Zealand and Turkey won comfortably against Puerto
Rico to all but seal places in the Quarter-Finals.
June 25, 2012 - REAL MADRID extends head coach Laso Turkish
Airlines Euroleague power Real Madrid reached a new agreement with head
coach Pablo Laso to extend his contract until the end of the 2013-14
season, the club announced Monday. Laso, 44, arrived in the Spanish
capital last summer and has pleased Madrid fans with his team's
run-and-gun, fun-to-watch basketball, which led the Whites to a good
June 25, 2012 - PARTIZAN mt:s, coach Vujosevic reunite A coaching legend is back to
his trademark team, as Partizan mt:s has announced the return of Dusko
who penned a three-year deal with the Serbian powerhouse on Monday.
Vujosevic, age 53, has not coached for almost two years following an
early departure from CSKA Moscow in late November, 2010.
June 25, 2012 - Brose Baskets keeps homegrown guard Tadda A
familiar face is set to stay in his hometown Bamberg for the next two
years, as Brose Baskets announced a new agreement with guard Karsten
Tadda to keep him in the team until the end of the 2013-14 season.
June 25, 2012 - NBA Europe LIVE 2012 presented by BBVA™ to showcase
Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks and top Euroleague teams The
Boston Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball
Association (NBA), and top Euroleague Basketball teams Alba Berlin from
Germany, EA7 Emporio Armani from Italy, and Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
from Turkey will play a series of preseason games this October as part
of NBA Europe Live 2012 presented by BBVA™, the NBA, Euroleague
Basketball, and BBVA announced today.
June 25, 2012 - Boston Celtics to play Emporio Armani in Milan as part
of NBA Europe LIVE 2012 presented by BBVA™ The
17-time NBA Champion Boston Celtics will play 25-time Italian Champions
EA7 Emporio Armani of the Euroleague at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan
on October 7, 2012 as part of NBA Europe Live 2012 presented by BBVA™,
the National Basketball Association (NBA), Euroleague Basketball and
BBVA announced today.
June 25, 2012 - Dallas Mavericks to play Alba Berlin in Berlin as part
of NBA Europe LIVE 2012 presented by BBVA™ The
2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks will play a preseason game against
eight-time German Champions Alba Berlin of the Euroleague on October 6,
2012 at the highly successful O2 World as part of NBA Europe Live 2012
presented by BBVA™ the National Basketball Association (NBA),
Euroleague Basketball, and BBVA announced today.
June 25, 2012 - Boston Celtics to play Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul as
part of NBA Europe LIVE 2012 Presented by Garanti Bank™ The
17-time NBA Champion Boston Celtics will play a preseason game against
five-time Turkish Champions Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul of the Euroleague
on October 5, 2012 at the state-of-the-art Ulker Sports Arena as part
of NBA Europe Live 2012 presented by Garanti Bank™, it was announced
today by the National Basketball Association (NBA), Euroleague
Basketball and BBVA.
June 25, 2012 - Le Mans signs Long Le
Mans Sarthe Basket kept getting stronger for the upcoming 2012-13
Eurocup season by inking athletic guard Cam Long to a one-year deal on
Monday. Long (1.93 meters, 23 years olg) arrives from Siauliai, where
he averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.1 steals in 29
Lithuanian League games last season.
June 25, 2012 - LE MANS re-signs Mendy, tabs Issa Le
Mans Sarthe Basket continued putting together a group of core players
to stay together in the upcoming seasons. On Saturday, Le Mans
announced the arrival of Dounna Issa, as well as inking Kevin Mendy to
his first professional contract. Issa (1.98 meters, 31 years old)
arrives from BCM Gravelines, where he averaged 3.6 points, 4.9 rebounds
and 1.1 blocks in 12 Eurocup games last season.
June 25, 2012 - GESCRAP BB keeps Samb Gescrap
BB reached a new agreement with big man Mamadou Samb to keep him in the
team until the end of the 2013-14 season. Samb (2.08 meters, 22 years
old) joined Gescrap in January and saw very limited playing time in the
2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague - just 35 seconds in Game 3 of the
playoffs against CSKA.
June 25, 2012 - Banvit BK lands Mejia Banvit
BK brought in more fire power to try to get to the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague through the Qualifying Round by inking scoring machine Sammy
Mejia to a one-year deal, the club announced Saturday. Mejia (1.98
meters, 29 years old) arrives from CSKA Moscow, where he averaged 5
points in 6 Euroleague games last season.
June 25, 2012 - Lietuvos Rytas inks Nedovic Lietuvos Rytas improved its
backcourt for the upcoming future by inking combo guard Nemanja Nedovic,
the club announced this weekend. Nedovic (1.91 meters, 21 years old)
arrives from Crvena Zvezda Diva, the only club he has played for until
joining L. Rytas.
June 25, 2012 - BC Donetsk tabs Jovanovic as coach Ukrainian League champion BC Donetsk found a new head coach in Vlada Jovanovic,
who inked a two-year deal with his new club on Sunday. Jovanovic, age
38, arrives from Partizan mt:s, where he has worked as head coach in
the last two years. He has led Partizan to win back-to-back Serbian
League and Serbian Cup titles in each of the last two season.
June 24, 2012 - Caja Laboral inks Pleiss and Causeur Caja
Laboral of Spain jumped into the summer player market with both feet on
Sunday, putting two of Europe's top young talents, big man Tibor Pleiss
and shooting guard Fabien Causeur, on the roster for the next Turkish
Airlines Euroleague season. Read more here.
June 24, 2012 - Mahmuti Returns to Efes Anadolu
Efes have signed a deal with their former coach, Oktay Mahmuti, after
failing to agree the terms with Zeljko Obradovic. Serbian coach was the
first choice of the club. The sides were close to an agreement, but
Obradovic’s desire to change all of the foreign players in the roster
caused Anadolu Efes to switch to plan B. Read more here.
June 24, 2012 - Simone Pianigiani joins Fenerbahce Italian
coach signed a deal with the turkish team after leading Montepaschi
Siena to another title in Italy. There are several reports from Turkish
media that the Italian coach signed a two year deal with the club, but
Fenerbahce has not made official the terms of contract. Read more here.
June 23, 2012 - Tanjevic To Coach Turkey Again Bogdan
Tanjevic led Turkey for several years before stepping down after the
team's silver-medal winning performance at the 2010 World Championship.
Now the 65-year-old tactician, who has survived colon cancer, is back
at the helm of the Turks. Read more here.
June 23, 2012 - Unics brings Aco Petrovic back to bench Unics
Kazan put its first piece in place for next season's Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by bringing back veteran head coach Aco
Petrovic on a one-year contract on Friday. Petrovic, 52, coached Unics
between 2007 and 2009 with great success, reaching the Eurocup Final
Eight in 2008 and then winning the Russian Cup in 2009. Read more here.
June 22, 2012 - Besiktas Agrees With Erman Kunter Just
one day after losing Ergin Ataman to Galatasaray MP, Besiktas have
agreed terms with Cholet’s Turkish coach Erman Kunter. According to
Abdullah Sozer, the president of the club’s basketball committee,
Kunter was going to extend his contract with Cholet, if they didn’t
come up with an offer at the last minute. Read more here.
June 22, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague draws open 2012-13 season
on July 6 Euroleague
Basketball is proud to announce that the first calendar events of a new
and exciting basketball season – the draws for the 2012-13 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague – will be held on Friday, July 6 at the Mediapro
Auditorium in Barcelona, Spain. Read more here.
June 22, 2012 - Lokomotiv-Kuban re-signs Ilievski A
well-rounded floor general is set to stay put in Lokomotiv Kuban, as
the club announced Monday that playmaker Vlado Ilievski re-signed his
contract until the end of the 2012-13 season. Ilievski (1.88 meters, 32
years old) arrived to Loko before the start of last season's Last 16.
Read more here.
June 22, 2012 - Weurzburg inks McKinney s.Oliver
Baskets Wuerzburg started to get ready for its Eurocup debut in the
upcoming 2012-13 season by inking shooting guard Jimmy McKinney to a
two-year deal on Thursday. McKinney (1.92 meters, 28 years old) arrives
from Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt, where he has played for the last six
seasons. Read more here.
June 22, 2012 - Valencia Basket brings back Kelati One
of the Eurocup's few two-time champions is returning to the team he won
it with first as Valencia Basket on Friday announced a contract
agreement with sharpshooter Thomas Kelati until the end of the 2013-14
season, pending medical and physical tests. Read more here.
June 22, 2012 - Montepaschi promotes Banchi to head coach spot Montepaschi
Siena announced on Friday that its new coach will be none other than
Luca Banchi, who has already spent a long time on the bench of the
Italian powerhouse. Banchi, age 46, had been the assistant of Simone
Pianigiani, who resigned the head coaching position earlier this week,
for the last six seasons. Read more here.
June 22, 2012 - Alba Berlin signs Peavy Alba
Berlin bolstered its frontcourt for its Turkish Airlines Euroleague
return in 2012-13 by inking forward Nathan Peavy to a one-year deal on
Friday. Alba keeps an option to extend his contract until the end of
the 201-314 season. Read more here.
June 22, 2012 - Champs! James' triple-double lifts Heat to title Best
player in the game. Best team in the league. Now NBA champion, too.
LeBron James is finally savoring it all since taking his talents to
South Beach. ''Happiest day of my life,'' he said. James had 26 points,
11 rebounds and 13 assists, leading the Heat in a 121-106 rout of the
Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night to win the NBA Finals in five games. Read more here.
June 21, 2012 - Ergin Ataman Joins Galatasaray MP After
the departure of Oktay Mahmuti, Ergin Ataman becomes the new head coach
of Galatasaray Medical Park. "Team president Unal Aysal told me
that they want to compete for the top, both in Turkey and Europe" said
Ataman. "I’m honoured to be a part of this project. We have agreed on a
three-year deal." Read more here.
June 21, 2012 - CSKA moving to new arena CSKA
Moscow president Andrei Vatutin has announced that the Russian
champions will be playing their Euroleague games in the "Megasport"
arena as of next season. The decision to move was taken in order for
the club to comply with Euroleague's criteria which will be implemented
starting next season. Read more here.
June 21, 2012 - Valencia Basket adds Bojan Dubljevic One
of the most promising big men in European basketball switched Eurocup
clubs on Wednesday, when Valencia Basket announced the signing of
center Bojan Dubljevic to a three-year deal. Dubljevic (2.05 meters, 20
years old) arrives from Buducnost Voli, where he earned All-Eurocup
second team honors last season. Read more here.
June 21, 2012 - Brose Baskets inks big man Zirbes German
champions Brose Bamberg Basket moved quickly to add size for the next
Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by signing young center Maik Zirbes
for three seasons until 2015. Zirbes (2.07 meters, 22 years old)
arrives from TBB Trier of the German League, with whom he averaged 10.6
points and 7.1 rebounds, tied for fifth-best in the competition, last
season. Read more here.
June 21, 2012 - EA7 Emporio Armani lands Hendrix EA7
- Emporio Armani Milano fortified its frontcourt for the upcoming
future by inking big man Richard Hendrix to a two-year deal, the club
announced Thursday. Hendrix (2.03 meters, 25 years old) arrives from
Maccabi Electra, where he averaged 8.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.3
blocks in 21 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season. Read more here.
June 21, 2012 - Alba Berlin lands Morley Alba
Berlin stayed as one of the most active teams in this off-season by
inking small forward Zach Morley to a one-year deal on Wednesday.
Morley (2.03 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Budivelnik, to which he
helped to win the Ukrainian League title in 2010-11. He averaged 11.8
points and 6.1 rebounds in 50 Ukrainian League games last season. Read
June 21, 2012 - Olympiacos holds onto Kostas Sloukas Turkish
Airlines Euroleague champions Olympiacos BC is holding on to one of its
young stars with the announcement Wednesday that combo guard Kostas
Sloukas signed a new contract through the end of the 2014-15 season.
Sloukas (1.90 meters, 22 years old) averaged 5.5 points on 55.6%
three-point shooting and 87.5% free throw accuracy in 15 Euroleague
games off the bench last season. Read more here.
June 21, 2012 - CSKA Moscow keeps Voronov CSKA
Moscow kept building a strong core of players for the upcoming future
by re-signing guard Evgeny Voronov to a two-year deal on Wednesday.
Voronov (1.94 meters, 26 years old) became a key player in CSKA's
rotations due to his defensive skills. Read more here.
June 21, 2012 - ECA Board meets in preparation for the 2012-13 season The
Euroleague Commercial Assets Board met in Barcelona on Wednesday to
close the book on a highly successful 2011-12 season that met all
estimated profit projections and to plan for even better seasons ahead.
The main order of business was to approve the teams that will play next
season in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, which will feature a new Top
16 round expanded to 14 games, and in the Eurocup, where the qualifying
round was eliminated and a single-game final reestablished. Read more here.
June 21, 2012 - Down 3-1 to Heat, Thunder vow to keep fighting Down
3-1 in the NBA Finals, history says the Oklahoma City Thunder aren't
coming back. Nobody has ever rallied from that deficit in the finals.
Then again, few have erased a 2-0 deficit in any playoff series, and
the Thunder did that just one round ago when they charged past the San
Antonio Spurs. Read more here.
June 20, 2012 - Rivas Ecopolis adds Henry The
new PF of Rivas Ecopolis is Jamaican born Atlanta Dream player Aneika
Henry. The club released the statement from the official site that
Henry will play for Madrid club next season. As an ex
Florida State Gators, Gran Canaria and Mann Filter Zaragoza
player, Henry comes from Lotos Gydnia. Read more here.
June 20, 2012 - Maccabi Electra re-signs Devin Smith Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv reached an agreement with Devin Smith to stay together
in the upcoming 2012-13 season. Smith (1.96 meters, 31 years old)
averaged 8.3 points on 85.7% free throws and 4.8 rebounds in 21 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague games last season. Read more here.
June 19, 2012 - Pianigiani leaves hometown club, Montepaschi Siena One
of the most successful coaches in Italian basketball history will take
his talents elsewhere in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague next season
after Simone Pianigiani announced Tuesday that he is leaving
Montepaschi Siena after six seasons as head coach. Read more here.
June 19, 2012 - CSKA finalises Jackson deal CSKA
Moscow have announced the signing of American guard Aaron Jackson (26
years, 190cm - signed 3year contract with the club). Jackson played for
Bilbao for the past two seasons. Read more here.
June 19, 2012 - Fenerbahce chose Iniguez TKBL
champions Fenerbahce, who parted ways with Georgios Dikeoulakos,
appointed Roberto Iniguez as head coach for next season. Iniguez is
coming from Ros Casares Valencia, who experienced a dream season last
year. Read more here.
June 19, 2012 - Scariolo Announced the Spanish Roster Spain's
national team coach Sergio Scariolo has announced the roster that will
compete in the Olympics this summer. There are currently 13 players in
the team which means one of them will be left out by the Italian coach
before the games start. Read more here.
June 19, 2012 - CSKA Moscow, Ettore Messina reunite A
month after almost winning the Turkish Airlines Euroleague title game,
CSKA Moscow has turned to one of the most successful coaches in
Euroleague history to lead its team again. CSKA announced officially on
Tuesday that Ettore Messina will return as head coach as part
of a three-year development plan adopted by the club's board. Read more
June 18, 2012 - Galatasaray Medical Park appoints Memnun & Ozyer Galatasaray
Medical Park announced that the new head coach of the team will be
Ekrem Memnun and his assistant will be Derya Ozyer. Galatasaray, who
parted ways with Ceyhun Yıldızoglu after losing against Fenerbahce in
TKBL Finals, found the new coaching team. Cem Akdag was rumoured to be
the head coach but instead, Ekrem Memnun was appointed. Read more here.
June 18, 2012 - James scores 29, Heat rally past Thunder 91-85 The
Miami Heat have been here before, two wins from an NBA title. The
difference now? LeBron James isn't letting his head get in the way of
his talent. James had 29 points and 14 rebounds, and the Heat took a
2-1 series lead with a 91-85 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on
Sunday night. Read more here.
June 18, 2012 - Italian League finals, Game 5 Montepaschi
Siena became the first team in the 63-year history of the Italian
League to win the title for a sixth consecutive season when
it blew out
visiting EA7 Emporio Armani Milan on Sunday with an 84-73 victory in
Game 5 of their best-of-five final series. Read more here.
June 17, 2012 - French League final Elan
sportif chalonnais is the French League champion! Chalon won its
first-ever French League title by downing Le Mans 95-76 in the final on
Saturday. Chalon became the first team to win the French triple crown -
league, cup and Semaine des As - and earned the right to play in the
2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Read more here.
June 17, 2012 - Ricky Hickman Agrees to Two Year Deal with Maccabi Talented
American guard Ricky Hickman (age 26, 1.89 meters) has reached an
agreement with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv; the two year contract is
expected to be signed in the coming days. Read more here.
June 17, 2012 - Sweden stuns Spain It
was a big day for Swedish basketball history because the Scandinavians
managed to beat Spain 78:69 at home, who is already one of the
favourites of Eurobasket Women 2013. Swedish team, led by Eldebrink
sisters, namely Frida (24 points, 5/6 three pointers) and Elin (6
rebounds, 5 assists) managed to keep Spanish away from them in the
scoresheet until the fourth quarter. Read more here.
June 16, 2012 - Spanish League finals, Game 5 FC
Barcelona Regal is once again the Spanish League champion! Barcelona
successfully defended the title and lifted the Spanish League trophy
for the 17th time in club history by downing Real Madrid 73-69 in
do-or-die Game 5 of the best-of-five final series at Palau Blaugrana on
Saturday. Read more here.
June 16, 2012 - Unicaja targets Roko-Leni Ukic Unicaja
Malaga are interested in veteran Croatian guard Roko-Leni Ukic, media
reports say. In an effort to rebuild after a disastrous domestic
season, which saw them finish ninth, missing the post-season play-offs.
Read more here.
June 16, 2012 - Euroleague Basketball and FIBA Europe agree on 2012-13
Eurocup Competition System Changes Both
organizing bodies have agreed that the 2012-13 Eurocup will have some
changes compared to recent editions. Following the Euroleague
Commercial Assets (ECA) Shareholders Executive Board Meeting held on
March 5 2012, the proposed competition system for the 2012-13 season
that will require approval by the ECA Shareholders Meeting on July 5
2012 will include a single game final, home and away semi-finals, and
will not include a Qualifying Round. Read more here.
June 16, 2012 - Italian League finals, Game 4 EA7
Emporio Armani Milan extended the Italian League finals by at least two
more days with an 88-83 victory over defending champ Montepaschi Siena
on Friday night in the fashion capital. The hosts used a 14-0 run that
bridged the first and second halves to take the lead for good and hung
on late after Siena clawed its way back within 1. Read more here.
June 16, 2012 - Serbian League finals, Game 4 Partizan mt:s became national
champion for the 11th year in a row Friday after edging
rival Crvena Zvezda Diva 82-86
to win the best-of-five Serbian finals in four games. Milan Macvan
amassed 19 points and 8 rebounds and Vladimir Lucic added 14 points.
Omar Thomas scored 23 and Petar Popovic 22 for Crvena Zvezda, but
neither could score in the final minute. Read more here.
June 15, 2012 - Coach Ivkovic leaves on a high note Dusan Ivkovic will not return to the bench of
Olympiacos or any other club,
the coaching legend announced Friday. Ivkovic, 68, will remain the head
coach of the Serbian national team. After leading Olympiacos Piraeus to
the 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague title in thrilling fashion at last
month’s Final Four in Istanbul and following that up with the Greek
championship, club management offered Ivkovic a two-year extension.
Read more here.
June 15, 2012 - Poland spoilt for choice this summer Poland
head coach Ales Pipan has named a 21-strong preliminary squad for the
EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round. Pipan finds himself in the kind of
troubling situation any coach would be pleased to have to deal with.
June 15, 2012 - Heat survive Thunder rally for 100-96 win LeBron
James has seen his share of great starts turn into faulty finishes. So
with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh providing the help he needed, he wasn't
letting another one get away Thursday night. James scored 32 points.
June 14, 2012 - Spanish League finals, Game 4 FC
Barcelona Regal overpowered Real Madrid for a 75-81 win in Game 4 of
the Spanish League finals on Wednesday night to set up a decisive Game
5 at home for the title on Saturday. Barcelona got big efforts up and
down its lineup to grab the vital win in a game that they never trailed
after the first quarter.
June 13, 2012 - CEZ Nymburk inks Pavkovic, Pomikalek CEZ
Basketball Nymburk kept getting ready for the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking playmaker Miljan Pavkovic and
forward Tomas Pomikalek to respective one-year deals.
June 13, 2012 - Rytas replaces Jonas Valanciunas with Dejan Ivanov Lietuvas
Rytas found a replacement for the departing Jonas Valanciunas.
Bulgarian center/forward will be battling for the Lithuanian club next
season. Ivanov arrives from Italian Seria A side Montegranaro Sutor. He
played there since 2009.
June 13, 2012 - Motiejunas won't play for Lithuania this summer The
international debut of Donatas Motiejunas is delayed for at least one
more year after it was announced that the 21-year-old forward won't
play for his country this summer.
June 13, 2012 - Durant powers Thunder past LeBron's Heat 105-94 Kevin
Durant delivered the fourth quarter LeBron James never could last
So forget those NBA Finals jitters at the start. Durant and the young
Thunder showed they have already figured out how to finish.
June 13, 2012 - Latvia Suffocate Italy In Fourth Quarter Latvia
blew open a close contest early in the fourth quarter and stormed to
victory over Italy in the first game of the Qualification Round for
next year's EuroBasket Women in France. Playing at home, the Latvians
trailed by as many as 11 points but outscored the Italians 26-10 over
the last 10 minutes and won the Group E battle, 71-52.
June 13, 2012 - Serbian League finals, Game 3 Partizan mt:s moved within one
win of its 11th straight league crown when it beat rival Crvena Zvezda Diva 78-72
Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five Serbian finals series.
Vladimir Lucic shined with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists to pace
June 12, 2012 - Obradovic leaves Panathinaikos after 13 years The end of the most successful
combination of club and head coach in European basketball history came
Tuesday when Zeljko Obradovic announced that he will leave
after 13 seasons. Obradovic arrived to the Panathinaikos bench in 1999
and went on to win five Euroleague titles with the Greens, starting in
his very first season.
June 12, 2012 - A Decade of Eurocup Greatness: Bench Masters! The
Eurocup has featured many great coaches throughout its first decade.
There have been European basketball legends who led their teams to
great success and up-and-coming coaches who proved themselves on the
way to the top.
June 12, 2012 - Spanish League finals, Game 3 Real
Madrid moved within one win of its first Spanish League championship in
five years by pounding defending champ FC Barcelona Regal 85-59 to a
take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five finals. Madrid will get a chance to
win the crown at home in the Community of Madrid Sports Palace in Game
4 on Wednesday.
June 12, 2012 - Italian League finals, Game 2 Montepaschi
Siena pounded EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 86-58 Monday to take a 2-0 lead
in their best-of-seven Italian League finals series. Bo McCalebb
dominated with 21 points and 5 assists to lead the reigning champs.
June 11, 2012 - Szolnok received the wild-card for 2012/13 ABA League The
regular General Assembley of ABA Sidro confirmed the 14th club for the
2012/13 season on Thursday afternoon. The newcomer is the Hungarian
club Szolnok, who joined the league after Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
decided not to continue in the regional competition in May.
June 11, 2012 - Turkish League finals, Game 6 Besiktas
Milangaz won its first Turkish championship since 1975 on Monday by
beating Anadolu Efes 80-76 at Abdi Ipekci to claim the best-of-seven
series 4-2. Carlos Arroyo starred with 18 points and 8 assists and
Erwin Dudley and Zoran Erceg added 15 points apiece to pace the
winners, who celebrated with passion after the final buzzer.
June 11, 2012 - Turkish Airlines and Euroleague Basketball to host
Future Sponsorship 2012 in Istanbul Now
in its seventh year, the all-new Future Sponsorship 2012 will move to
Istanbul, the European Capital of Sport for 2012. Supported by host
partners Turkish Airlines and Euroleague Basketball, Future Sponsorship
will address the major challenges in the sponsorship world and will
gather high-level brands, rights holders and agencies to shape the
future of the sponsorship industry.
June 11, 2012 - German League finals, Game 3 Brose
Baskets Bamberg won its fourth consecutive German League trophy in
thrilling fashion on Sunday by downing ratiopharm Ulm 97-95 with a
rally at home to sweep their best-of-five playoff final series 3-0.
With the victory, Bamberg returns to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
June 10, 2012 - To the Finals: Heat top Celtics 101-88 in Game 7 LeBron
James finally got a Game 7 victory, on his third try. Next up, the NBA
finals - and his third try at that elusive first championship. A year
after watching someone else celebrate on their home floor, the Miami
Heat were the ones dancing at midcourt.
June 10, 2012 - Celtics face uncertainty after Game 7 loss to Heat Doc
Rivers had tears in his eyes. Rajon Rondo insisted more could have been
done, even after he put up another triple-double. Ray Allen said he has
years left in his legs. The season is over for the Boston Celtics. Only
time will tell if this run of Celtics basketball is over as well.
June 10, 2012 - Italian League finals, Game 1 Montepaschi
Siena opened the best-of-seven Italian League finals in style on
Saturday, downing EA7 Emporio Armani Milano by 86-77 at home in
Palaestra of Siena. All-Euroleague second-team guard Bo McCalebb was
dominant for the winners, amassing 25 points, 5 assists and a
performance index rating of 33.
June 10, 2012 - French League semifinals, Game 3 Chalon-sur-Saone
and Le Mans are the two teams that will face each other later this
month to become French champions after both won their three-game
semifinals on Saturday in spectacular, coming-from-behind style.
June 9, 2012 - Spanish League finals, Game 2 Real
Madrid used a late rally to stun FC Barcelona Regal 69-75 and even
their best-of-five Spanish League finals at 1-1. Sergio Rodriguez
starred in a 1-14 run with a pair of three-pointers and assists on two
more threes as the visitors snagged a big win. Madrid outscored
Barcelona 13-26 in the fourth quarter.
June 9, 2012 - Belgian League finals, Game 5 Telenet
BC Oostende won its 13th Belgiian championship and first since 2007 by
edging Belgacom Spirou Basket 75-74 after overtime Friday in the fifth
and deciding game of the series. Matt Lojeski scored the go-ahead
triple with 23 seconds left in overtime.
June 9, 2012 - Serbian League finals, Game 2 Crvena Zvezda evened the Serbian League finals
at 1-1 with a 68-56 victory over Partizan mt:s on Friday evening. Omar
Thomas starred with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners, who
dominated the first half and shut down Partizan’s attack in the fourth
June 9, 2012 - Turkish League finals, Game 5 Dogus
Balbay finished an alley-oop layup at the buzzer to lift Anadolu Efes
to an 84-82 overtime victory over Besiktas Milangaz, extending the
Turkish League finals series by at least one more game. Facing
elimination, Efes roared back from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit
to force overtime and then hung on in a thrilling finish to snag the
June 9, 2012 - Eurocup Top 10 - one-season wonders Some
players are born to be Eurocup superstars, while for others the
competition is a stop along the way to successful careers in the
Euroleague and elsewhere. Over time, there has been a select group that
have produced Eurocup brilliance over just one season and never
returned to the shores of the competition again.
June 9, 2012 - UMMC Ekaterinburg sign Ros Casares guard UMMC
Ekaterinburg have taken advantage of the clearout due at folded Spanish
club Ros Casares, as they have signed point guard Silvia Dominguez. The
Spaniard joins the Russian giants, from the former Valencia club having
signed to play for Ros Casares next season, but the club officially
folded three weeks ago.
June 8, 2012 - Poles make Pipan extension official Ales
Pipan has received a big thumbs-up for the job he has done as coach of
Poland by finally having his contract extended until the end of
EuroBasket 2013. The former Slovenia national team boss took a Polish
team without star centers Marcin Gortat and Maciej Lampe to EuroBasket
2011 in Lithuania and steered it to victories in two of its five games.
June 8, 2012 - Gallinari to play, Belinelli uncertain Italy
disappointed their fans earlier in the week with the announcement that
star center Andrea Bargnani will not play in the Qualification Round
for EuroBasket 2013. The Toronto Raptors big man, the Azzurri's leading
scorer at last year's EuroBasket in Lithuania with an average of 22.8
points per game, has agreed with his NBA team that he needs to fully
June 8, 2012 - Stewart signs for Deportivo Zamarat Great
Britain international Azania Stewart has signed a one-year deal with
Deportivo Zamarat after playing four years at the University of
Florida. The 23-year-old Stewart will join her new team-mates after
this year's Olympic Games as the London-born center begins her rookie
June 7, 2012 - German League finals, Game 2 Brose
Baskets Bamberg used a 1-15 charge that bridged the third and fourth
quarters to break the game open en route to a 70-86 win over ratiopharm
Ulm and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five German League finals. Anton
Gavel scored 22 and P.J. Tucker added 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead
June 7, 2012 - Polish League finals, Game 7 Asseco
Prokom Gdynia won its ninth straight Polish League title on Wednesday
at home by beating rival Trefl Sopot 76-68 in Game 7 of the
best-of-seven finals. Donatas Motiejunas dominated with 23 points and
11 rebounds to lead Prokom, while Jerel Blassingame was named finals
MVP after posting 17 points and 4 assists for the champs.
June 7, 2012 - Spanish League finals, Game 1 Marcelinho
Huertas banked in a running three-pointer from nine meters at the
buzzer to give FC Barcelona Regal a stunning 81-80 victory over Real
Madrid in Game 1 of the Spanish League finals. His basket capped a
brilliant comeback from 17 points down. Juan Carlos Navarro led Barca
with 21 points on 4-of-9 three-point shooting.
June 7, 2012 - French League semifinals, Game 2 Both
French League semifinals series will go to a deciding third game after
Cholet Basket bested Le Mans 75-71 on Wednesday and Orleans topped
Chalon/Saone 78-74 Tuesday. Fabian Causeur scored 18 and Roberto Dozier
and Patrick Christopher added 16 each to lead Cholet in a
June 6, 2012 - Chinese champion coach visits Euroleague Basketball
part of an ongoing exchange of expertise, Euroleague Basketball
welcomed the reigning champion head coach of the Chinese Basketball
Association, Min Lulei of the Beijing Ducks, to its headquarters in
Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday.
June 6, 2012 - Greek squad announced for pre-Olympic tournament Greek
national selector Elias Zouros has announced his list of call-ups for
the Greek NT squad which will travel to Venezuela in order to fight for
a ticket to London 2012 Olympic tournament.
June 6, 2012 - Unicaja makes Repesa its new head coach After suffering its worst
Euroleague winning percentage of the century this season, Unicaja of
Spain has chosen veteran head coach Jasmin Repesa
to turn things around. Unicaja and Repesa have agreed to a contract for
next season and another optional, club president Eduardo Garcia
announced at a press conference Wednesday.
June 6, 2012 - Serbian League finals, Game 1 Partizan mt:s took charge in
the Serbian League finales by beating Crvena zvezda Diva 92-83
in Game on Tuesday. Dragan Milosavljevic scored 18 points, Danilo
Andjusic added 16 and Dominic James tallied 15 points and 5 assists to
pace the defending champs.
June 6, 2012 - Croatian League finals, Game 4 Cibona
Zagreb regained the Croatian League championship after a one-year
hiatus on Tuesday by downing rival Cedevita 64-77 to win the
best-of-five finals series in four games. Guards Davor Kus and Khalid
El-Amin paced the winners with 18 and 16 points, respectively, on a
combined 8 of 17 from downtown.
June 6, 2012 - Belgian League finals, Game 4 The
Belgian League finals will go the distance after Belgacom Spirou Basket
beat Telenet BC Oostende 70-65 Tuesday evening to even their
best-of-five series at 2-2. Demond Mallet scored 14 points, Toko
Shengelia tallied 10 points and 9 rebounds and Chris Hill netted 10 off
June 6, 2012 - Turkish League finals, Game 4 Besiktas
Milangaz moved within a single victory of its first Turkish
championship since 1975 when it crushed Anadolu Efes 81-55 on Tuesday
to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven finals. Besiktas
will get its first chance to win the series on Friday on the road,
where it won the first two games.
June 5, 2012 - Maccabi Electra lands Shermadini at center Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv has made Giorgi Shermadini its first big signing of
the offseason. One of the best young centers in the game, Shermadini
(2.16 meters, 23 years old) arrives from Italian club Bennet Cantu,
where he posted big numbers all season – and in particular in a pair of
Top 16 games against Maccabi.
June 5, 2012 - Italian League semifinals, Game 4 EA7
Emporio Armani Milan advanced to the Italian League finals and ensured
a berth in the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague by beating Scavolini
Siviglia Pesaro 67-73 to win their best-of-five semifinals series 3-1.
Antonis Fotsis scored 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds and Malik
Hairston added 12 points and 7 boards to pace the winners.
June 5, 2012 - Polish League finals, Game 6 The
Polish League finals will go the distance after Trefl Sopot edged
defending champ Asseco Prokom Gdynia 84-81 in Game 6 on Monday to even
the best-of-seven series at 3-3. Former Prokom player Filip Dylewicz
shined with 28 points on 6-of-8 three-point shooting, while Lukasz
Koszarek amazed with 14 points and 16 assists.
June 4, 2012 - Revived Thunder eyeing needed road win in Game 5 In
the span of three days, the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio
Spurs as many times as they had in the last three years. And now the
Western Conference finals are suddenly up for grabs.
June 4, 2012 - Celtics beat Heat in OT, tie East finals at 2-2 Rajon
Rondo delivered the trash talk at halftime and the big plays in
overtime. And after one final defensive stand - maybe assisted by a
Garden ghost - the Boston Celtics were two wins away from an improbable
chance to play for another championship.
June 4, 2012 - German League playoffs, Finals, Game 1 Brose
Baskets Bamberg took a big step towards its third consecutive German
League title by opening the best-of-five playoff finals on Sunday with
a resounding 98-72 home victory against Ratiopharm Ulm. A crowd of
6,800 fans at Stechert Arena had plenty to enjoy as Bamberg led early
and often on the way to an easy win.
June 4, 2012 - Turkish League finals, Game 3 The
best-of-seven Turkish League finals still doesn't have a home winner
after Anadolu Efes came from behind to stop Besiktas Milangaz with a
67-69 road win on Sunday. Besiktas still leads the series 2-1 after
winning the first two games on the court of Efes.
June 3, 2012 - Mahmuti stays at Galatasaray After
a little hesitation, the crises was solved. Mahmuti will go on as head
coach of Galatasaray for next two seasons. It was announced almost a
month ago, Oktay Mahmuti, who led Galatasaray Euroleague TOP16 last
season, extended contract for next two years.
June 3, 2012 - Spanish League semifinals, Game 5 Real
Madrid will face FC Barcelona Regal in the Spanish League finals after
edging Caja Laboral 76-69 Vitoria in the decisive Game 5 of their
semifinal series. Novica Velickovic led the winners with 15 points on
excellent shooting, Felipe Reyes added 12 with 9 rebounds, Jaycee
Carroll scored 11 and Nikola Mirotic 10.
June 3, 2012 - Polish League finals, Game 5 Trefl
Sopot sent the Polish League finals to a Game 6 by edging Asseco Prokom
Gdynia 71-76 on the road Saturday. Lukasz Koszarek made 5 of 6
three-pointers en route to 20 points for Sopot, which narrowed the gap
in the series to 3-2. Game 6 is Monday in Sopot.
June 3, 2012 - French League semifinals, Game 1 Chalon-sur-Saone
and Le Mans won the openers of their respective French League semifinal
series by downing Orleans 70-65 and Cholet Basket 83-78. Chalon’s game
against Orleans was balanced in the beginning with the teams exchanging
leads and the score tied at 19-19 after 10 minutes.
June 3, 2012 - Croatian League finals, Game 3 Cedevita
Zagreb avoided a sweep and sent the Croatian League finals to a fourth
game after edging Cibona 70-79 after overtime in Game 3 on Saturday.
Cibona gets its second chance to win the title in Game 4 of the
best-of-five series on the road Tuesday.
June 2, 2012 - Serbian League, Semifinals, Game 3 The Serbian League finals will
feature the heated Belgrade derby between Partizan mt:s and Crvena Zvezda Diva
after the latter bested Radnicki KG 71-76 in the third and deciding
game of their semifinal series. Omar Thomas dominated with 19 points
and 14 rebounds and Petar Popovic and Branko Lazic netted 14 apiece for
June 2, 2012 - Spanish League semifinals, Game 4 Defending
Spanish League champion FC Barcelona Regal advanced to the finals by
beating Valencia Basket 73-77 Friday night, but Real Madrid forced a
deciding fifth game in its series against Caja Laboral by winning Game
4 on the road Thursday 66-76.
June 1, 2012 - Disciplinary judge fines Panathinaikos, Olympiacos for
Final Four incidents The
independent disciplinary judge for Euroleague Basketball has handed
down his decisions within the specific deadline established in the
Euroleague Bylaws concerning incidents that occurred during the
recent Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Istanbul, Turkey.
June 1, 2012 - Turkish League finals, Game 2 Besiktas
Milangaz has established itself as the clear favorite to win the
Turkish League after beating Anadolu Efes 71-76 Thursday on the road at
Sinan Erdem Arena. Carlos Arroyo scored 19 points, David Hawkins added
17 and Erwin Dudley posted a double-double as Besiktas improved to 2-0
in the best-of-seven series.
June 1, 2012 - Polish League finals, Game 4 Asseco
Prokom Gdynia moved within a win of what would be its ninth consecutive
Polish League title when it beat Trefl Sopot 71-79 on the road
Thursday. Jerel Blassingame scored 21 points and dished 4 assists to
pace the winners, who host Game 5 on Saturday.
June 1, 2012 - Italian League semifinals, Game 2 The
top two teams from the Italian League regular season remained on course
for a duel in the finals as defending champ Montepaschi Siena and EA7
Emporio Armani Milan picked up respective big wins in Game 2 of their
best-of-five semifinals series. Check news archive here.