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Home - News archive June 2014

  News archive June 2014

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June 30, 2014 - Serbia win Turgut Atakol tournament
Serbia have made a powerful statement of their intentions at next week's U20 European Championship by triumphing in the prestigious Turgut Atakol Tournament over the weekend. Nikola Jankovic top-scored for Serbia in the final with 19 points. Read more here.

June 30, 2014 - Khimki adds Euroleague champ and MVP Rice
Khimki Moscow Region left no doubt of its intention to fight for another Eurocup title on Monday, when it announced the addition of combo guard Tyrese Rice, the bwin MVP of the 2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, to its roster for the next three seasons. Read more here.

June 30, 2014 - CSKA re-signs Teodosic for three years
CSKA Moscow will retain the services of its top backcourt player from the last three seasons after point guard Milos Teodosic signed a new three-year deal to remain at the club. Teodosic who first joined CSKA in 2011, ranks fourth among the Turkish Airlines Euroleague leaders. Read more here.

June 30, 2014 - Unicaja tabs All-Eurocup center Golubovic
Unicaja Malaga bolstered its front line on Monday with the addition of All-Eurocup center Vladimir Golubovic. The sides signed a one-year deal with an option for a second season. Golubovic (2.12 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler. Read more here.

June 30, 2014 - Cedevita signs Delas and Pilepic to multiyear contracts
Croatian champion Cedevita Zagreb made two more additions to the roster for its second Turkish Airlines Euroleague season. The club from the Croatian capital announced on Monday afternoon multi-year deals with shooting guard Fran Pilepic and power forward Mario Delas. Read more here.

June 30, 2014 - Pinar Karsiyaka bulks up with Gabriel
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir bolstered its frontcourt by announcing over the weekend the signing of forward Kenny Gabriel to a two-year contract. Gabriel (2.09 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Greek side Ago Rethymno, where he played last season averaging 12.7 points and 9.2 rebounds. Read more here.

June 30, 2014 - Cantu gets defensive with Mbodj
Pallacanestro Cantu bulked up in the paint by bringing Cheikh Mbodj to the team on a one-year deal. Mbodj (2.08 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Ilysiakos Athens in Greece, where he posted 9.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game last season. Read more here.

June 30, 2014 - Telekom Bonn and Brooks stay together
The roster of Telekom Baskets Bonn continued taking shape with the announcement of a contract extension with shooting guard Ryan Brooks for another season. Brooks averaged 9.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals coming off the bench in the Eurocup last season. Read more here.

June 30, 2014 - Paris-Levallois tabs veteran big man Ford
On its way back to the Eurocup for the second consecutive season, Paris-Levallois reached an agreement to have veteran big man Sharrod Ford help fill up the paint for the upcoming one. Ford (2.06 meters, 31 years old), arrives from Brose Baskets Bamberg. Read more here.

June 30, 2014 - Dijon tabs forward Joseph
JDA Dijon continued building roster for its Eurocup debut season, signing forward Kris Joseph for next season on Monday. Joseph (2.01 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Elan Chalon, where he made his European and Eurocup debuts last season. Read more here.

June 30, 2014 - Olimpia Milano ends 18 year wait
It has taken 6,604 days but EA7 Emporio Armani have finally celebrated again their team winning the Italian Serie A title and, just like the last time, a captain named Gentile lifted the trophy. Milano prevailed 74-67 at home over defending champions Montepaschi Siena in Game 7. Read more here.

June 30, 2014 - Unics extends experienced two-time Eurocup champ Bykov
Getting its roster ready for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, Unics Kazan remained one of the most active teams early in the offseason when it re-signed veteran point guard and two-time Eurocup champion Sergey Bykov for two more years on Monday. Read more here.

June 30, 2014 - Lokomotiv Kuban hands on to Zubkov
Lokomotiv Kuban re-signed one of its most promising young players, Andrey Zubkov, on his birthday to a new three-year deal over the weekend. Zubkov played 21 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last season with Loko averaging 3.7 points and 1.0 rebounds in 8 minutes per appearance. Read more here.

June 30, 2014 - Alba Berlin retains Obradovic on bench
With eyes on its return to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague in the fall, ALBA Berlin has chosen to stay the course on its bench by re-signing head coach Sasa Obradovic for next season, with an option for one more. Obradovic, 45, has been head coach in Berlin for two seasons so far. Read more here.

June 30, 2014 - Unics Kazan brings back veteran Vadim Panin
After helping one Russian Federation team reach the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, veteran forward Vadim Panin will try again with another in the qualifying rounds after signing to play for Unics Kazan the next two seasons. Read more here.

June 27, 2014 - Barcelona topple Real Madrid in Spain
FC Barcelona eked out an 83-81 win over Real Madrid on Thursday night at home, in Game 4 of the Spanish Liga Endesa finals, to reclaim the domestic league title from their eternal rivals. Juan Carlos Navarro was named Finals MVP for the third time in his career. Read more here.

June 27, 2014 - Unicaja hires Eurocup assists king Markovic
Unicaja Malaga made the first off-season addition to its roster with the signing Stefan Markovic, the Eurocup's career assists king, to a two-year deal on Friday. Markovic (1.91 meters, 26 years old) spent the last season with Banvit Bandirma in Turkey. Read more here.

June 27, 2014 - Unics adds backup big man Gubanov
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds challenger Unics Kazan reached into its recent past for a solid big man off the bench, Petr Gubanov, signing him to a two-year contract on Friday. Gubanov (2.06 meters, 27 years old) previously played the 2011-12 season for Unics. Read more here.

June 27, 2014 - Stelmet Zielona Gora promotes Adamek to head coach
Polish League runner-up Stelmet Zielona Gora did not need to look far for a new person to lead it into the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, promoting Andrzej Adamek from assistant to head coach on a two-year contract. Read more here.

June 27, 2014 - Unics Kazan tabs Pedoulakis for bench
Eurocup runner-up will aim for a return to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague through the qualifying rounds with a new head coach, Argiris Pedoulakis, on its bench. Unics announced the signing of Pedoulakis, 50, to a one-year contract on Friday. Read more here.

June 27, 2014 - Every 10th NBA Draft pick comes from ABA League
Dario Saric, Jusuf Nurkic, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Nikola Jokic, Vasilije Micic and Nemanja Dangubic are the ABA League players, that were selected at the 2014 NBA Draft. In the end Saric is the highest pick among all European players. Read more here.

June 26, 2014 - Bamberg gets explosive with Theis, extends Tadda
German powerhouse Brose Baskets Bamberg made its first roster moves ahead of the new season by extending the contract of guard Karsten by for two more years and bringing in explosive power forward Daniel Theis on a two-year deal, too. Read more here.

June 26, 2014 - Asik, Calderon lift trade season curtain
Turkish center Omer Asik and Spanish point guard Jose Calderon will become the first European players to change teams in the NBA when the summer transfer window opens officially next Tuesday. Omer Asik will play for the New Orleans Pelicans next season in the NBA. Read more here.

June 26, 2014 - Ivan Batur leaves Zadar
Zadar and Ivan Batur agreed on terminating contract, so this forward leaves Visnjik after spending five senior seasons in his hometown. The team of Zadar, which secured itself to avoid relegation from ABA League in the last round of the past season 2013-14, has entered its reshaping period. Read more here.

June 26, 2014 - EWE Baskets keeps Kramer for two more years
On the way to a new Eurocup season, EWE Baskets Oldenburg has made sure to lock up one of its steadiest stars, swingman Chris Kramer, for two more years. Kramer had a rock-solid Eurcup debut last season, tying for fifth-best in steals in the regular season at 2.1 per game. Read more here.

June 26, 2014 - 2014-15 Eurocup team list proposed
Euroleague Commercial Assets Executive Board approved a proposed list of teams to play in the 2014-15 Eurocup Regular Season to open the competition's 13th annual edition. The list consists of 29 teams to be joined by seven more who will participate first in the Euroleague Qualifying Rounds. Read more here.

June 26, 2014 - Dijon brings on Alingue to protect the paint
JDA Dijon made its first off-season roster addition on Friday by announcing the signing of forward Jacques Alingue to a one-year deal. Alingue (2.03 meters, 26 years old) comes from the second-division team BC Souffelweyersheim, where he spent the last five seasons. Read more here.

June 26, 2014 - Pinar Karsiyaka keeps Dixon at point
After one of its best seasons this century, Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir is heading into the new campaign with the same floor general. The club announced Monday that it has re-signed veteran point guard Bobby Dixon to a one-year extension. Read more here.

June 26, 2014 - Artland Dragons ink center Seiferth
Artland Dragons continued adding young talent to their roster for the 2014-15 Eurocup with the signing Tuesday of center Andreas Seiferth to a one-year contract. Seiferth (2.09 meters) turned 25 on Monday and spent last season with another German club, TBB Trier. Read more here.

June 26, 2014 - Banvit Bandirma extends Rowland for two more seasons
Turkish League semifinalist Banvit Bandirma, started shaping its roster for a new Eurocup season with a two-year contract extension for guard EJ Rowland (1.88 meters, 29 years old), one of the team's top performers last season. Read more here.

June 26, 2014 - The Artland Dragons keep Holston
German squad Artland Dragons secured another pice of its roster for next season with a one-season contract extension with point guard David Holston. Holston (1.68 meters, 28 years old), nicknamed "Magic Dwarf", had first arrived to Artland during the 2011-12 season. Read more here.

June 26, 2014 - Anadolu Efes goes big with Krstic
In its continuing roster remake, Anadolu Efes signed the most productive player of the past three Euroleague seasons, veteran big man Nenad Krstic, to a two-year deal. No player has collected more performance index points than Krstic's 1,184 since the start of the 2011-12 season. Read more here.

June 26, 2014 - CEZ Nymburk lands scoring guard Raivio
CEZ Basketball Nymburk further bolstered its backcourt by signing guard Derek Raivio for the coming season. Raivio (1.90 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Belgian side Okapi Aalstar, for whom he has played the past two seasons. Read more here.

June 26, 2014 - Asvel inks point guard Green
ASVEL Villeurbanne continued building its roster for the next season and the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, adding point guard Taurean Green on a one-year deal. Greene (1.84 meters, 27 years old) comes from Limoges CSP, team he helped win the French title last season. Read more here.

June 26, 2014 - CEZ Nymburk re-signs young forward Kriz
CEZ Basketball Nymburk continued being active in re-signing its players early ahead of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, extending forward Martin Kriz with a new two-year contract. Kriz was the youngest player to play for Nymburk in Eurocup last season. Read more here.

June 26, 2014 - Crvena Zvezda took Cibona's place in Euroleague
Crvena zvezda will participate in 2014/15 Euroleague season, the ECA executive board decided. The Belgrade team will replace Cibona, which did not use the option of participating in their competition. Levski Sofia will try to reach Euroleague through the Qualifying Round. Read more here.

June 26, 2014 - EuroBasket Women 2015 field confirmed
Eleven teams punched their ticket to the EuroBasket Women 2015 in Hungary & Romania, after the conclusion of the 2nd Qualification Round, Wednesday. Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Russia and Slovakia qualified as winners of the six qualifying groups. Read more here.

June 25, 2014 - ECA board approves 2014-15 teams, steps toward comprehensive competition model
The Executive Board of Euroleague Commercial Assets, meeting in Barcelona, unanimously agreed to propose team lists for the upcoming 2014-15 season and also to recommend changes designed to reach a comprehensive competition model for European club basketball. Read more here.

June 25, 2014 - Nizhny Novgorod re-signs Ivlev at forward
Russian League runners-up Nizhny Novgorod continued preparing for their Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut with the re-signing of forward Vladimir Ivlev for another campaign. Ivlev (2.07 meters, 24 years old) played 20 Eurocup games last season with the team. Read more here.

June 25, 2014 - Nizhny Novgorod puts big man Parakhouski in the paint
In getting ready for its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut, Nizhny Novgorod made the first addition to a team that made Eurocup semifinals and VTB League finals last seasons by signing center Artsiom Parakhouski to a two-year deal on Tuesday. Read more here.

June 25, 2014 - Ukrainian clubs drop out of VTB League
BC Donetsk and Azovmash, the two clubs that have represented Ukraine in the VTB United League will be unable to participate in the regional league in the coming season. Azovmash is based in Mariupol, a city that just like Donetsk has experienced social unrest. Read more here.

June 25, 2014 - Panathinaikos inks teen-prospect Papagiannis
Panathinaikos Athens made another investment in the future by announcing multi-year agreement with big man Georgios Papagiannis on Wednesday. Papagiannis (2.17 meters, 16 years old) is one of the greatest prospects in the world. Read more here.

June 25, 2014 - Limoges adds veteran Amagou, keeps Zerbo
For its long-awaited return to the Euroleague, French champ CSP Limoges has added a big dose of experience with Pape-Philippe Amagou for the next two seasons. Amagou arrives from having played four of the last five seasons with another French club, Roanne. Read more here.

June 25, 2014 - Sagadin returns to ABA League as MZT head coach
Slovenian tactician Zmago Sagadin replaced Zoran Martic at the bench of Macedonian ABA League side MZT Skopje Aerodrom, the club from Skopje announced on their official website. For the third season in a row MZT Skopje Aerodrom, will be coached by a Slovenian. Read more here.

June 24, 2014 - Anadolu Efes inks rising star Saric
One of the most active Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams early in the offseason, Anadolu Efes, has won the race for versatile forward Dario Saric, one of the most coveted young players in the world, by signing him Tuesday to two-plus-one-year agreement to play in Istanbul. Read more here.

June 24, 2014 - Bass excited at Lattes Montpellier move
One of the most productive players in French basketball, Mistie Bass will finally get the chance to play in EuroLeague Women after inking a two-year deal with Basket Lattes Montpellier Agglomeration. Read more here.

June 24, 2014 - USK Prague pick Palau to pull strings
Spanish national team captain and EuroLeague Women veteran Laia Palau is back on board with ZVVZ USK Prague after being tasked with pulling the strings in the backcourt for a second season with the Czech champions. Read more here.

June 24, 2014 - Ukraine punch final round ticket
There were celebrations in Cetinje but it wasn't from the locals after Ukraine beat Montenegro 75-71 in the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round to punch their ticket for next year's Final Round. Oleksandra Kurasova top scored for Ukraine with 18 points. Read more here.

June 23, 2014 - Olympiacos puts Pops in the paint!
Olympiacos Piraeus, active early in building its roster for next season, has added one of the most dynamic big men in basketball, Pops Mensah-Bonsu (2.06 meters, 30 years old) , on a two-year deal announced Monday. Read more here.

June 23, 2014 - Departure of Partizan's captain
After winning their first trophy of the season, Serbian Superleague title, Partizan NIS will have to continue their journey without the captain, since French center Joffrey Lauvergne decided to leave the club. Read more here.

June 23, 2014 - Panathinaikos signs teen Lountzis for five years
Panathinaikos Athens made an investment in the future Monday by signing tall teenage point guard Michalis Lountzis to a five-year deal. Lountzis (1.94 meters, 15 years old) is the captain of the Greek under-16 national team. Read more here.

June 23, 2014 - Euroleague US Tour sends champion Maccabi to Cleveland and Brooklyn
The Euroleague US Tour 2014 will feature Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, the reigning Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion, crossing the ocean for the fifth time in the past decade to face two NBA opponents next October. Read more here.

June 23, 2014 - Tango Bourges hand debut to Adams
Danielle Adams has been handed an opportunity to make her EuroLeague Women debut next season after being snapped up by Tango Bourges. Danielle Adams last stop in Europe was Israeli club Maccabi Ashdod. Read more here.

June 23, 2014 - Anadolu Efes lands defensive ace Lasme
The second-best shot blocker in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague this decade switched teams with the announcement Sunday that Anadolu Efes Istanbul inked Stephane Lasme to a two-year deal. Lasme arrives from Panathinaikos Athens. Read more here.

June 23, 2014 - Olympiacos adds Eurocup champ Lafayette to backcourt
Olympiacos Piraeus added depth and experience to its perimeter by announcing a two-year deal with veteran point guard Oliver Lafayette on Sunday. Lafayette (1.88 meters, 30 years old) spent last season helping Valencia Basket Club win the Eurocup. Read more here.

June 22, 2014 - Final round joy for flawless Latvia
A fifth successive triumph in the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round handed joyous Latvia a place at next year's Final Round after they attained an 82-60 success in the Baltic derby against Estonia. Elina Babkina and Aija Putnina led Latvia with 15 and 16 points, respectively. Read more here.

June 22, 2014 - Classy Croatia sink Israel, seal place
Croatia showed their class by wrapping up their EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round campaign with a crushing 83-56 victory in Israel to cement a place at the Final Round next year. Luca Ivankovic top scored for Croatia with a gam-high 17 points. Read more here.

June 22, 2014 - Partizan NIS remains the only champion of Serbia
Partizan NIS has beaten Crvena zvezda Telekom for the 3rd time in Serbian Superleague finals on Saturday night and won the domestic championship trophy for 13th time and 8th since the independence of Serbia. Read more here.

June 22, 2014 - Saric and Nurkic invited to Green Room at NBA Draft
Rising stars of ABA League Dario Saric and Jusuf Nurkic, their clubs Cibona and Cedevita, as well as ABA League, received a huge honour by NBA, which invited the players to Green Room at the NBA Draft. Read more here.

June 22, 2014 - Novica Velicković leaves Mega Vizura
The reshaping of Mega Vizura roster ahead of the new season continues. After the arrivals of Masan Vrbica and Aleksandar Marelja, the club split with experienced power forward Novica Velicković, which will continue with his career in Turkey. Read more here.

June 20, 2014 - Laboral Kutxa pens forward Shengelia to 3-year deal
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria has made forward Tornike Shengelia its first signing ahead of the 2014-15 season. The sides signed a three-year deal that was announced by the club. Shengelia comes off an eventful 2013-14 season in which he played for Chicago and Brooklyn in the NBA. Read more here.

June 20, 2014 - Fenerbahce Proclaimed TBL Champions
Fenerbahce Ulker were proclaimed champions in the Turkish BEKO TBL on Thursday night after Galatasaray Liv Hospital decided to forfeit Game 7 of the finals. Bojan Bogdanovic has been one of the linchpins of Fenerbahce's offence. Read more here.

June 20, 2014 - CSKA keeps signature forward Vorontsevich
A young Turkish Airlines Euroleague veteran is set to keep playing for his signature club, as CSKA Moscow announced that power forward Andrey Vorontsevich signed a new contract until the end of the 2016-17 season, the club announced Friday. Read more here.

June 20, 2014 - Bayern culminate meteoric rise to top
FC Bayern Munich have conquered their first BEKO Bundesliga title since 1955 and in just three years since their sensational return to the top flight of German basketball. The Bavarian club celebrated their historic achievement as they prevailed 75-62 over Alba Berlin on the road. Read more here.

June 19, 2014 - Cibona will not play in the Euroleague
After careful consideration, Cibona decided not to participate in the next season of Euroleague, due to a difficult financial situation. "Club can not meet all the required criteria for participation," they wrote in the official announcement. Read more here.

June 19, 2014 - Union Olimpija extended with Pipan
Union Olimpija decided to extend their cooperation with the head coach Ales Pipan. He will stay in Ljubljana for at least another season. At the signing, Slovenian tactician was satisfied that the cooperation will continue and he is looking forward, towards the forthcoming season. Read more here.

June 19, 2014 - CSKA Moscow puts Itoudis in charge
CSKA Moscow on Thursday announced a two-year agreement to make Dimitris Itoudis its new head coach. Itoudis arrives from Banvit Bandirma and previously helped lead one storied franchise, Panathinaikos Athens, to five Euroleague titles this century as its first assistant coach. Read more here.

June 19, 2014 - Maccabi promotes Goodes to head coach
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv did not have to look far to replace head coach David Blatt. The Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion appointed Guy Goodes, Blatt’s chief assistant over the past four seasons, as the team’s new head coach on Thursday. The sides agreed to a two-year contract. Read more here.

June 19, 2014 - Maccabi Electra, captain Pnini agree to new deal
Reigning Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv has made sure to keep its captain in uniform. The club announced Wednesday that it has agreed to terms with Guy Pnini on a new multi-year deal. The contract is for two seasons with an option for a third year. Read more here.

June 19, 2014 - Sizzling Croatia sail past Bulgaria
A red-hot shooting performance from Croatia paved the way for their third win in the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round as they stormed to a 78-51 home success against Bulgaria in Group F. Read more here.

June 19, 2014 - Sweden extract a slice of revenge
Having lost their opening game of their EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round campaign in Russia, there was a slice of revenge for Sweden who completed a 57-52 victory against their Group E rivals. Read more here.

June 19, 2014 - Relieved Italy escape Estonian test
Staring down the barrel of an unthinkable third consecutive defeat in Group C of the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round, a relieved Italy escaped with a hard fought 52-45 success in Estonia. Giorgia Sottana was the top scorer for Italy with 18 points. Read more here.

June 18, 2014 - Stefan Sinovec from Skopje to Szolnok
Serbian shooting guard, who played for MZT Skopje Aerodrom last season, will stay in ABA League, but will change his address. Instead of MZT Skopje's he will wear the jersey of Szolnoki Olaj in 2014/15 season. Read more here.

June 18, 2014 - Five ABA League players early entries at NBA draft
Six ABA League players have declared for this year's NBA draft as early entries and only one of them has withdrawn his names from consideration at the event. Some of them have strong chances even to be selected early in the 1st round. Read more here.

June 18, 2014 - Anadolu Efes signs three-time champion Perperoglou
Anadolu Efes Istanbul has added priceless experience with the signing of forward Stratos Perperoglou, a three-time Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion, for the next two seasons, the club announced Wednesday. Read more here.

June 18, 2014 - Wittmann replaces Simon in Szolnok
Only 10 days after winning the new national championship trophy, Szolnoki Olaj started composing the team for the next season. Krisztian Wittmann will replace Balazs Simon at the point guard position. Krisztian Wittmann (184-1985), comes from KTE-Duna Aszfalt. Read more here.

June 18, 2014 - Ukraine step closer to Qualifying
With a convincing 92-76 win over Germany, Ukraine have gone within touching distance of a spot at EuroBasket Women 2015, whilst also crushing the hopes of their opponents. Alina Iagupova was once more powering Ukraine's offensive output. Read more here.

June 17, 2014 - Sasa Pukl is the best rated referee
Sasa Pukl is the best rated ABA League referee for the 2013-14 season. This flattering honour, along with the fact that he officiated also the final game of Euroleague, is the best possible evidence, that the Slovenian Sasa Pukl referee had an amazing season. Read more here.

June 17, 2014 - Limoges CSP signs center Batista
French League champion Limoges CSP began to prepare its return to the top competition in Europe next season by inking veteran center Joao Paulo Batista to a two-year deal. Batista (2.04 meters, 32 years old) arrives from Le Mans Sarthe Basket, where he has played the last six seasons. Read more here.

June 17, 2014 - Famila Schio go with Gatti
Beretta Famila Schio have clinched the signature of playmaker Giulia Gatti from arch rivals Passalacqua Ragusa. The 25-year-old makes the switch to Schio having continued her unusual run of changing teams every summer. Read more here.

June 17, 2014 - Robinson is another USK Prague returnee
The theme of continuity at Czech Republic champions ZVVZ USK Prague continues to feel stronger after the club revealed livewire guard Danielle Robinson was returning for the 2014-15 campaign. Robinson joins a long list of returnees. Read more here.

June 17, 2014 - Zandalasini to shine with Famila Schio
One of the hottest properties in European basketball, rising star Cecilia Zandalasini is to represent Italian champions Beretta Famila Schio next season. The 18-year-old has however not yet committed to moving straight into the pro-game by keeping her options of attending College. Read more here.

June 16, 2014 - New Vice-Presidents announced
Cyriel Coomans, Dino Meneghin and Oleksandr Volkov were announced as the FIBA Europe Vice-Presidents for the 2014-2018 term of office at the first sitting of the new FIBA Europe Board on Friday in Munich, Germany. Read more here.

June 16, 2014 - CSKA Moscow, Messina part ways
CSKA Moscow officially announced today it parts ways with its head coach Ettore Messina. It was Messina’s second stint with the Russian powerhouse, and he steps down after two seasons during which he led the club to two Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four semifinal appearances. Read more here.

June 16, 2014 - Israel dig out valuable maiden success
There was a palpable sigh of relief in Ramat Gan as the home favourites Israel dug out a nail-biting 71-68 win against Bulgaria to take a first success in the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round. Read more here.

June 16, 2014 - Kobryn class takes Poland to OT Triumph
Ewelina Kobryn underlined why her return to national team action was so widely celebrated after a class effort took Poland to a 75-70 overtime success against Slovakia in the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round. Read more here.

June 16, 2014 - Spurs beat Heat 104-87 in Game 5 to win NBA title
Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who added this title to the ones they won in 1999, 2003, '05 and '07. They nearly had another last year, but couldn't hold off the Heat. Read more here.

June 14, 2014 - Semen Antonov named VTB League’s Top Russian Player
Nizhny Novgorod forward Semen Antonov has been named the 2013-2014 VTB United League's Top Russian Player. He was honored in Moscow prior to Game 3 of the VTB United League playoff finals. Read more here.

June 14, 2014 - Wright scores 15 to lead Storm past Stars
The Seattle Storm did not let another game slip away on the road. Tanisha Wright scored 15 points and the Seattle Storm never trailed, holding off San Antonio's late rally in a 79-72 victory over the Stars on Friday night. Camille Little scored 13 points, Temeka Johnson added 11. Read more here.

June 14, 2014 - VTB United League, CSKA crowned champions!!!
CSKA Moscow defeated Nizhny Novgorod in Game 3 of the playoff finals, 82-66, to capture the championship. The game was even for most of the first half, before CSKA dominated the final three minutes to pull ahead by seven points at halftime. Read more here.

June 14, 2014 - Three-Peat for Ploiesti in Romania
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti have edged out CS Municipal Oradea 3-2 in the play-off finals of the Romanian LNB league to lift their third domestic champion trophy in a row and the 10th in the club's history. Ploiesti then cruised to a 95-76 win at home in Game 2. Read more here.

June 14, 2014 - France's Petro puts career on hold
EuroBasket 2013 champion Johan Petro should be over the moon this summer but instead his - immediate at least - future is mired by uncertainty. Petro returned to the senior French national team last September and helped France conquer first gold medal at EuroBasket in Slovenia. Read more here.

June 13, 2014 - FIBA Europe relocate EuroBasket 2015
The Board of FIBA Europe has decided to relocate EuroBasket 2015 from Ukraine to a new destination, during its meeting in Munich, Germany on Friday. The decision was taken after a careful consideration of the continuous political situation and security issues in Ukraine. Read more here.

June 13, 2014 - Cedevita adds Gordic to its backcourt
Looking ahead to its Turkish Airlines Euroleague return next season, Adriatic League runner-up Cedevita Zagreb added depth to its backcourt adding big guard Nemanja Gordic on a three-year deal. Gordic (1.95 meters, 26 years old) played with Igokea Aleksandrovac last season. Read more here.

June 13, 2014 - Spurs take 3-1 lead with 107-86 victory over Heat
Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the Spurs routed the Heat again, winning 107-86 to open a commanding 3-1 lead. The Spurs can win their fifth NBA championship with a victory at home in Game 5 on Sunday and avenge their seven-game loss to Miami last year. Read more here.

June 13, 2014 - David Blatt resigns as Maccabi Electra head coach
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv announced on Thursday evening that David Blatt is stepping down as head coach after four seasons at the helm. Maccabi finished its fantastic season on Wednesday by winning the Israeli League championship, completing a dream campaign. Read more here.

June 13, 2014 - Union Olimpija split with Gailius
Union Olimpija decided not to keep Deividas Gailius in the 2014-15 season although he was one of the team’s strongest weapons. The reason for the decision were his problems with a knee injury, which prevented him to help Union Olimpija in the last phase of the national championship. Read more here.

June 13, 2014 - Maccabi's trophy case hits century mark
Maccabi Tel Aviv completed a glorious season treble on Wednesday night and reached an almost unimaginable, certainly enviable, milestone by collecting their 100th trophy in the club's history. Tyrese Rice, the Euroleague Final Four MVP, paved the way to the triumph with 30 points. Read more here.

June 13, 2014 - Turow dethrone Stelmet in Poland
PGE Turow Zgorzelec have knocked down defending champions Stelmet Zielona Gora in the Finals of the Polish Tauron PLK to conquer the domestic crown for the first time in the club's history. Nemanja Jaramaz was instrumental in Turow's success. Read more here.

June 12, 2014 - Prostran moves to Sweden
Point guard Toni Prostran, that returned home for the past two seasons, will no longer wear Zadar's jersey. This became clear, after the Swedish side Norrkoping Dolphins announced the signing of the 23-year old player. Read more here.

June 12, 2014 - Larkins helps Fever beat Storm 76-68
Erlana Larkins scored 17 points and Natasha Howard and Shavonte Zellous each added 13 to help the Indiana Fever beat the Seattle Storm 76-68. The Fever (5-4) overcame a nine-point, second-quarter deficit, taking the lead at 63-61 on Marissa Coleman's 3-pointer with 4 minutes to play. Read more here.

June 12, 2014 - Portugal burn Italy in dramatic Finale
They may have been viewed as underdogs prior to the start of the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round but Portugal showed they can be contenders after stunning Italy with a nail-biting 54-52 home success. Read more here.

June 12, 2014 - Greece confirm Katsikaris ss new coach
The beginning of the long-awaited era of Fotis Katsikaris at the helm of the Greek national team was confirmed officially on Wednesday morning. The naming of Fotis Katsikaris as Greek national team head coach has been a long time in the making. Read more here.

June 12, 2014 - Murphy magic inspires Montenegro
Days after beating Germany at home in the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round, Montenegro claimed a 60-48 road victory against their Group D rivals thanks to some stellar work from Eshaya Murphy. Read more here.

June 12, 2014 - Croatia sneak past Israel in Thriller
There was near unbearable tension down the stretch in Slavonski Brod as Croatia held their nerve to dig out a dramatic 76-73 Group F victory against Israel in the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round. Read more here.

June 12, 2014 - Komatina leaves Buducnost VOLI
Soon after the end of the 2013/14 season, Montenegrin champions Buducnost VOLI and their player Milos Komatina parted their ways. Another season, where Buducnost VOLI won the double crown by winning both domestic Cup and Championship trophy, is over. Read more here.

June 11, 2014 - Leonard, Spurs roll to 111-92 victory over Heat
Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 29 points, and the Spurs made a finals-record 75.8 percent of their shots in the first half in a 111-92 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night that gave them a 2-1 lead. Read more here.

June 11, 2014 - Panathinaikos lands Ivanovic as head coach
One of the most experienced Turkish Airlines Euroleague coaches returns to the competition with the announcement that Panathinaikos inked Dusko Ivanovic to a two-year deal. Ivanovic, 56, last walked the sidelines of the Euroleague with Laboral Kutxa Vitoria of Spain. Read more here.

June 11, 2014 - Cedevita Croatian champion for the first time
Cedevita has become the champion of Croatian A-1 League for the first time in history by sweeping the final series against Cibona 3:0. Cedevita Zagreb has won the double crown this season, since after they had previously won the Croatian Cup title. Read more here.

June 10, 2014 - Ostend claim three-peat in Belgium
BC Telenet Oostende were proclaimed Belgian Ethias League champions for the third consecutive year, adding a record 15th championship title to their collection. Ostend enjoyed a 98-61 rout of Okapi Aalstar at home in the tie-breaking fifth game of the play-off finals and won the series 3-2. Read more here.

June 10, 2014 - USK Prague turn to Vaughn again
ZVVZ USK Prague have decided to welcome Kia Vaughn back for a third consecutive year at the club. The player was a fundamental part of the team's historic run to a first-ever appearance at the EuroLeague Women Final Eight, having averaged a near double-double campaign. Read more here.

June 10, 2014 - Zoran Martic leaves MZT
Despite the fact that he has won the double crown with the Skopje member of ABA League, Zoran Martic left the position on the bench of MZT Skopje Aerodrom after the end of a successful season. The news comes as some sort of surprise. Read more here.

June 10, 2014 - CSKA wins, Nizhny puts up fight
In Game 1 of the VTB United League playoff finals, CSKA Moscow defeated Nizhny Novgorod on the road, 65-54. The Army Men took advantage of their size advantage to pull away and lead by 19 points late in the third quarter. Read more here.

June 9, 2014 - 2014-15 Eurocup competition system announced
The 2014-15 Eurocup will maintain its standing as the most inclusive and broad-based club competition in Europe with one change to the qualification of clubs for next season, as well as the consolidation of the changes made prior to the 2013-14 edition. Read more here.

June 9, 2014 - James carries Heat past Spurs to tie NBA Finals
James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful comeback from the cramps that knocked him out of the opener, as the Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 Sunday night. Read more here.

June 9, 2014 - Szolnoki Olaj stays in ABA League
According to the decision made by ABA League board, Szolnoki Olaj received a wild card to participate in our competition in 2014/15 season. The new Hungarian champion now only needs to fulfill the terms, agreed on in the negotiations with the league management. Read more here.

June 9, 2014 - ABA League players shined at Adidas Eurocamp
Four ABA League players found their spot in the All Star team at the prestigious international basketball camp for young players in Treviso, Adidas Eurocamp. As the All Stars have beaten U18 Team USA, the four players from our competition have shown excellent performances. Read more here.

June 9, 2014 - Lithuania make statement of intent
Lithuania showed why they could be the team to beat in EuroBasket Women 2nd Qualification Round Group B after making a real statement of intent with a 108-66 win against FYR of Macedonia. Gintare Petronyte led Lithuania's offensive against FYR of Macedonia. Read more here.

June 9, 2014 - Dubljevic at the double for Montenegro
A double-double by Jelena Dubljevic and some strong second-half defence paved the way for Montenegro to claim a 63-52 home court victory against Germany in the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round. Read more here.

June 9, 2014 - Slovakia see off gutsy Slovenia
While all the talk ahead of the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round was how Slovakia had turned to Kristi Toliver, they didn't need their naturalised star to rack up a fine 74-58 win against Slovenia. Read more here.

June 8, 2014 - McCoughtry, De Souza lead Dream past Sky, 97-59
Erika De Souza in her seventh WNBA season with Atlanta, has played on three teams that lost in the finals. De Souza and Angel McCoughtry each scored 20 points, and the Dream beat the Chicago Sky 97-59 on Saturday night for Atlanta's most lopsided win in franchise history. Read more here.

June 8, 2014 - Dupree, Griner lead Mercury by Stars 91-79 in 20T
Diana Taurasi refused to give in when the Phoenix Mercury were at a low point. Candice Dupree had 26 points, Brittney Griner added 16 points and 18 rebounds and Phoenix rallied for a 91-79 victory in double overtime against San Antonio on Saturday night. Read more here.

June 8, 2014 - Fifth Hungarian title for Szolnoki Olaj
Szolnoki Olaj completed the Hungarian double crown on Saturday, by sweeping Atomeromu SE in finals of Hungarian Championship with three straight victores. This is the fifth Hungarian Championship winner title for the team from Szolnok. Read more here.

June 8, 2014 - Stylish Russia seize initiative in Group E
Russia raised the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round curtain in style by posting an assured 65-51 victory against Sweden to hand a competitive debut win to new head coach Anatoliy Myshkin. Belyakova had 14 points and a fabulous nine assists. Read more here.

June 7, 2014 - 21 years without Drazen Petrovic
On this day, 21 years ago, one of the greatest tragedies in the history of basketball occured, as the best Croatian and perhaps best European basketball player of all times, Dražen Petrović, only 28 years old at that time, passed away even before he could have reached his career peak. Read more here.

June 7, 2014 - Another youngster in Mega Vizura
After they brought in power forward Aleksandar Marelja and extended contracts for the forthcoming season with Nenad Miljenovic and Nemanja Krstic, Mega Vizura has signed with Montenegrin point guard Masan Vrbica. Read more here.

June 7, 2014 - Storm send Lynx to first loss, 65-62
The Seattle Storm finally found a way to finish a game - and in the process, finished off Minnesota's season-opening win streak. Tanisha Wright scored 13 points, including a pair of free throws with 10.3 seconds left, and the Storm hung on to hand the Lynx their first loss of the season. Read more here.

June 7, 2014 - Sparks rout Sky 102-88
The Los Angeles Sparks played their best offensive game of the season despite a hobbled Candace Parker. The Sparks scored season-high points and shot a season-best 56 percent from the field in a 102-88 victory over the Chicago Sky on Friday night. Read more here.

June 7, 2014 - Datome to lead Italy in Qualifiers
Italy head coach Simone Pianigiani has clearly indicated that Detroit Pistons forward Luigi Datome will be the focal point of his team during their EuroBasket 2015 qualification campaign this summer. Datome is the only one of Italy's four NBA players in a 15-strong preliminary list of players. Read more here.

June 7, 2014 - Goethals - no excuses for injured Cats
Belgium may well be missing a couple of key players as they head into battle in the EuroBasket Women 2nd Qualification Round campaign, but this isn't diluting the ambition of Daniel Goethals. Goethals is using the loss of the likes of Sien Devliegher as any kind of excuse. Read more here.

June 7, 2014 - Pawlak proud to be back for Poland
While the comeback of the previously retired Ewelina Kobryn has written headlines in Poland, there is also another notable returnee for the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round.  Paulina Pawlak wants to build off the success she experienced this year with Wisla Can-Pack. Read more here.

June 7, 2014 - Vucetic, Serbia out to make amends
Sixth place for Serbia at a European youth championship borders on a national tragedy. Vasilije Vucetic and the Serbians will be out to right their disappointment from last summer as they prepare for the 2014 U18 European Championship. Read more here.

June 6, 2014 - Mega Vizura brings in Marelja, extends two players
On Friday, Mega Vizura has announced the arrival of a new player, Aleksandar Marelja, while two youngsters from their current squad, Nenad Miljenović and Nemanja Krstić extended their contracts with the club that played their home ABA League games in Smederevo last season. Read more here.

June 6, 2014 - 14 ABA players invited to Serbia national team
Serbia national team head coach Aleksandar Djordjevic announced the preliminary squad for Serbia national team, which will compete at the World Cup in Spain this summer. 14 out of total 29 players that will attend the training camp, will arrive from ABA League. Read more here.

June 6, 2014 - Preliminary squad of Bosnia and Herzegovina national team presented
The preliminary squad for national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been presented in Sarajevo, without the presence of head coach Dusko Ivanovic. 23 names were selected to the preliminary squad, amongst those are two naturalized players, Zack Wright and D.J. Cooper. Read more here.

June 6, 2014 - Flamengo and Maccabi to play 2014 Intercontinental Cup in September
FIBA, FIBA Americas and Euroleague Basketball are pleased to announce that the 2014 FIBA Euroleague Intercontinental Cup will feature Maccabi Electra, the new Euroleague winner, going against the 2014 FIBA Liga de las Americas champion Flamengo of Brazil. Read more here.

June 6, 2014 - Stars shoot past Liberty 87-75
Sophia Young-Malcolm is still working her way back from an ACL injury that sidelined her for all of last season. She had her best game of the young season, scoring 18 points on 8-for-9 shooting, to help the San Antonio Stars beat the New York Liberty 87-75 on Thursday night. Read more here.

June 6, 2014 - Digiturk and Euroleague Basketball sign five-season deal
Digiturk and Euroleague Basketball signed an agreement on the broadcasting rights of Turkish Airlines Euroleague games. The deal, which grants the broadcasting rights of Euroleague games to Digiturk for the next 5 seasons, was signed and became official at a ceremony. Read more here.

June 6, 2014 - Spurs handle Heat, win 110-95 in NBA Finals Game 1
''Beat the Heat!'' had a whole new meaning in a sweltering start to the NBA Finals. The San Antonio Spurs handled the conditions, and the team, and it sure helped when a suffering LeBron James couldn't make it to the finish. Read more here.

June 5, 2014 - Prague hold high hopes for new recruits
ZVVZ USK Prague may have retained the core of their team from what was an outstanding 2013-14, but there is huge excitement at the new arrivals who will line up on their roster next season. Tereza Vyoralová is considered one of the biggest up-and-coming hopes in the Czech Republic. Read more here.

June 5, 2014 - Sernius warns of Belgium
Lithuania head coach Mantas Sernius has warned of the danger posed by Group B rivals Belgium in the forthcoming EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualification Round. The play-caller quickly identified Belgium as posing the main threat to his team's prospects of punching a ticket for Final Round. Read more here.

June 5, 2014 - Panathinaikos repeat double conquest
Panathinaikos have completed their second consecutive League and Cup double in Greece, after successfully defending their Basket League OPAP crown against arch-rivals Olympiacos Piraeus. The Greens of Athens prevailed 82-71 at OAKA Arena in the deciding fifth game. Read more here.

June 5, 2014 - Double blow for Russia
As the clock ticks down towards the start of the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round this weekend, Russia will have to do without the services of the highly influential Natalia Zhedik and Natalia Vieru. Read more here.

June 5, 2014 - Gechevski bows out with third MZT Title
Emblematic F.Y.R. of Macedonia international Todor Gechevski celebrated a 3rd consecutive league crown with MZT Skopje in the final game of his basketball career. Gechevski, who turns 37 in August, had announced earlier this year that he would retire at the end of the current season. Read more here.

June 5, 2014 - Bojovic to pull Fenerbahce strings
Fenerbahce have turned their attention to Serbian playmaker Miljana Bojovic after persuading the point guard to leave Good Angels Kosice after five consecutive seasons in Slovak Republic. Last season she averaged 8.4 points and 5.8 assists in the competition. Read more here.

June 5, 2014 - End of regular season in Serbia
The regular season of Serbian Superleague has ended. For the end, Partizan beat Mega Vizura in an ABA League clash in Hala sportova. Crvena zvezda was better than Metalac, while Radnicki overcame Borac in Cacak. Read more here.

June 5, 2014 - 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague licence allocation criteria
The following criteria for the allocation of licences to participating teams for the 2014-15 Euroleague season were approved at the Euroleague Commercial Assets (ECA) shareholders' meeting held on July 3, 2013. The Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season will be played with 24 teams. Read more here.

June 4, 2014 - Ivkovic to rebuild with youth in Istanbul
The reign of Dusan Ivkovic at Anadolu Efes was confirmed officially over the weekend and commenced on Tuesday, with the presentation of the legendary Serbian coach in Istanbul. Ivkovic has signed a two-year contract with the Turkish juggernauts. Read more here.

June 4, 2014 - Wisla land deal with Kaczmarczyk
Wisla Can-Pack have bolstered their frontcourt and wing options by signing a deal with versatile forward and Polish national team player Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk. The 25-year-old, who represented her nation on home soil at EuroBasket Women 2011 arrives from Szczecin. Read more here.

June 4, 2014 - Third consecutive title for MZT
MZT Skopje Aerodrom maintains the dominance in Macedonia, since on Tuesday night, they have beaten city rival Rabotnički in the 4th game of the domestic league finals and won their third consecutive national championship trophy. Read more here.

June 4, 2014 - Triple crown for Levski
In the decisive fifth game of Bulgarian League finals, Levski has beaten Lukoil Academic on the road in Samokov and won the trophy for the first time since 2001. This makes them the winners of the triple crown, after having won Balkan League and Bulgarian Cup trophies previously. Read more here.

June 3, 2014 - Crvena Zvezda junior Aranitovic is young, but ready
Playing against older competition nothing new for Aleksandar Aranitovic of Nike International Junior Tournament champion Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade. After all, his brother Petar played at the NIJT at the Final Four in Istanbul three years ago. Read more here.

June 3, 2014 - Martynas Gecevicius named League's Top Lithuanian Player
Martynas Gecevicius has been named the 2013-2014 VTB United League's Top Lithuanian Player. He was honored prior to Game 3 of the Lietuvos Rytas - Nizhny Novgorod semifinal series. VTB United League executive director Tomas Pacesas present Gecevicius with his prize. Read more here.

June 3, 2014 - Nizhny Novgorod on top!
Nizhny Novgorod defeated Lietuvos Rytas 84-78, in Game 4 of the playoff semifinals to advance to the finals. The game hung in the balance until the final minute, when Taylor Rochestie's 3-pointer at the 0:36 mark gave Nizhny a 3-point lead, which it would not relinquish. Read more here.

June 3, 2014 - Andrew Goudelock receives regular-season MVP award
UNICS guard Andrew Goudelock received his regular-season MVP award prior to Game 3 of the CSKA - UNICS playoff semifinals in Moscow. VTB United League President Sergey Ivanov presented Goudelock with his prize. Read more here.

June 3, 2014 - Champion-style
CSKA Moscow knocked off UNICS Kazan at home, 92-86, in Game 3 of the playoff semifinals to clinch a berth in the finals. After an even first half, the Army Men pulled away in the third quarter to seize control. The Kazan visitors did pull within two points midway through the fourth. Read more here.

June 2, 2014 - Zdovc selected players for Slovenia national team
Slovenian national team head coach Jure Zdovc has selected his A and B national teams for this summer's actions, which will reach the peak at the 2014 Spain World Cup. 12 players are selected to A team, while 5 more are to be added from the B team. Read more here.

June 2, 2014 - Groningen win double in the Netherlands
GasTerra Flames Groningen claimed at the weekend their fourth title in the 68-year history of the Dutch Eredivisie League to complete the domestic double for the first time in the history of the club. Groningen had last celebrated an Eredivisie Championship in the 2009-10 season. Read more here.

June 2, 2014 - Hosts win Grand Prix
There was a significant tonic for Slovak Republic head coach Maros Kovacik after he guided his team to triumph at the Grand Prix of Slovakia. Masterminding an unbeaten run, Kovacik presided over convincing victories against Estonia and Germany. Read more here.

June 2, 2014 - Anadolu Efes gives reins to the legendary Dusan Ivkovic
Two years after leaving as both the Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion and the Euroleague Basketball Alexander Gomelskiy Coach of the Year, coaching icon Dusan Ivkovic will return to the sidelines in the Euroleague with the announcement of his new two-year contract with Anadolu Efes. Read more here.

June 2, 2014 - Nizhny Novgorod returns favor in Vilnius
Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) knocked off Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) in Vilnius, 80-69, in Game 3 of the playoff semifinals. Taylor Rochestie helped ice the win for Nizhny in the fourth quarter, pouring in 18 points, and putting his team on top, 2-1, in the series. Read more here.

June 2, 2014 - Mystics survive Sparks, Parker for 3-OT win
Mystics point guard Ivory Latta missed shot after shot during regulation. She took over in the overtime session. Latta scored 14 points and hit clutch shots in all three overtimes and the Washington Mystics survived 31 turnovers for a 92-84 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday. Read more here.

June 2, 2014 - Edgaras Ulanovas receives prize for Young Player of the Year
Neptunas forward Edgaras Ulanovas received his 2013-2014 Young Player of the Year award in Vilnius prior to Game 3 of the Lietuvos Rytas - Nizhny Novgorod playoff semifinals. VTB United League FIBA and Euroleague representative Jiri Zidek was on hand to present the award. Read more here.

June 1, 2014 - Fever beat Liberty 70-66
Marissa Coleman reached the 1,000-point milestone in her career at an opportune time for the Indiana Fever. The fifth-year player hit two free throws with 7.8 seconds left, giving her 1,001 points in her career, to seal the 70-66 victory for the Fever over the New York Liberty on Saturday night. Read more here.

June 1, 2014 - Spurs beat Thunder in OT, advance to NBA Finals
San Antonio fought off Father Time, the league MVP and an injury to its best player to return to the NBA Finals. The Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime Saturday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to set up a rematch with the Miami Heat. Read more here.

June 1, 2014 - 5th consecutive Slovenian title for Krka
Krka has become the Slovenian champion for 5th time in a row and 7th time in the entire history by overcoming Union Olimpija in the decisive 5th game of Slovenian League finals. Krka stays in charge of Slovenian club basketball scene, after beating Union Olimpija in a thriller. Read more here.

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