June 30, 2015 - Reyer Venezia lands Mike Green Reyer
Venezia bolstered its roster while preparing for its Eurocup debut as
on Monday, the Italian team announced point guard Mike Green. Green
(1.85 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Paris Levallois where last
season he averaged 10.8 points. Read more here.
June 30, 2015 - Valencia Basket announces Luke Sikma Valencia
Basket announced on Monday the addition of Luke Sikma for the next two
seasons. Sikma (2.03 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Iberostar
Tenerife of the Spanish League, where last season he was on of the main
protagonists. Read more here.
June 30, 2015 - AEK Athens lands Diplaros long term AEK
Athens announced on Monday the signature of a five-year contract with
young guard Nikos Diplaros. Diplaros (18 years old, 2,00 meters)
arrives directly from the Greek fourth division, as he played with
Esperos Patras. Read more here.
June 30, 2015 - Limoges adds Payne, Wojciechowski French
League champion Limoges CSP reached an agreement with swingman Mark
Payne to work together for the next two seasons, the club announced
Monday. Payne (2.03 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Champagne
Chalons-Reims Basket. Read more here.
June 30, 2015 - Strasbourg re-signs big men Fofana and Duport French
League runner-up Strasbourg kept a pair of big men on their squad,
extending contracts with centers Romain Duport and Bangaly Fofana, as
the club starts preparing for the return to the Euroleague. Strasbourg
and Fofana will remain together for the next two seasons. Read more here.
June 30, 2015 - Cedevita locks up rising talent Mazalin through 2019 Cedevita
Zagreb signed top prospect Lovro Mazalin to a new deal that will keep
him at the club for the next four seasons, the club announced Monday.
Mazalin (2.03 meters, 18 years old) first came to Cedevita two seasons
ago. Read more here.
June 30, 2015 - NBA quartet to lead Italy at EuroBasket Danilo
Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, Andrea Bargani and Luigi Datome, Italy's
'Fabulous Four', headline the EuroBasket 2015 preliminary roster which
head coach Simone Pianigiani announced on Monday. The Italian
preliminary squad consists of only 16 players. Read more here.
June 30, 2015 - Batum excited about move to Hornets Nicolas
Batum is full of optimism about the next NBA season following his trade
from the Portland Trail Blazers to the Charlotte Hornets. The French
international has left a team that reached the playoffs in the Western
Conference for a side that missed the post-season in Eastern
Conference. Read more here.
June 30, 2015 - Serbia U20s win Turgut Atakol Tournament With
just over a week remaining to the start of the U20 European
Championship in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Serbia proved on Sunday they are
entitled to hope they can further improve on last year's bronze-medal
finish. Serbia's Marko Tejic was named tournament MVP. Read more here.
June 30, 2015 - Proposed team list for the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague and Eurocup The
proposed lists of participating teams for the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague and 2015-16 Eurocup have been reviewed by the members of the
Euroleague Commercial Assets Executive Board following the criteria
approved during the last ECA Shareholders Meeting. Read more here.
June 30, 2015 - Cedevita promotes Mrsic to head coach The
two-time Croatian champion Cedevita Zagreb appointed former Croatian
playing great Veljko Mrsic as the team's new head coach, the club
announced on Monday. For the past two seasons Mrsic served as an
assistant to Jasmin Repesa. Read more here.
June 29, 2015 - Fenerbahce signs two-time champ Sloukas Fresh
off its maiden Turkish Airlines Euroleague appearance, Fenerbahce Ulker
Istanbul has turned to a core member of the recent Olympiacos Piraeus
dynasty to strengthen its backcourt. Fenerbahce signed two-time
Euroleague champion Kostas Sloukas to a three-year deal on Monday. Read
June 29, 2015 - Laboral Kutxa lands three-point threat Corbacho Laboral
Kutxa Vitoria added fire power to its roster by inking three-point
specialist Alberto Corbacho to a two-year deal. Corbacho arrives from
Rio Natura Monus Santiago de Compostela, where he averaged 12.3 points
and made 96.2% of his free throw attempts. Read more here.
June 29, 2015 - Historic first title for super Serbia Having
never previously finished on the EuroBasket Women podium, Serbia are
now the EuroBasket Women champions after taking a historical 76-68
triumph against France in front of over 5,000 fans in Budapest. Ana
Dabovic and Sonja Petrovic carried Serbia to their golden moment. Read
June 29, 2015 - Dabovic headlines All-Star five Serbia
guard Ana Dabovic has been named as the Most Valuable Player of
EuroBasket Women 2015 after leading her side to their first European
championship. Dabovic received the most votes from a media panel,
edging France center Sandrine Gruda into second place. Read more here.
June 29, 2015 - EuroBasket Women 2017 awarded to Czech Republic The
FIBA Europe Board discussed a number of important matters during its
extraordinary session in Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday. The Board voted
Czech Republic as the next EuroBasket Women hosts in 2017. Czech
Republic and Serbia were the two bidding Federations. Read more here.
June 29, 2015 - Spain beat Belarus to Bronze medal Although
not the very top step like during the Final Round in 2013, Spain still
climbed back onto the EuroBasket Women podium after beating Belarus to
the bronze medal with a 74-58 victory. Alba Torrens contributed an
all-action 25 points, six rebounds and five assists in the win. Read
June 28, 2015 - Real Madrid, Felipe Reyes agree on two more years Five
weeks after he lifted the Turkish Airlines Euroleague trophy as team
captain, veteran big man Felipe Reyes and Real Madrid have agreed to a
new two-year contract. Reyes (2.04 meters, 35 years old) was named to
the All-Euroleague First Team last season. Read more here.
June 27, 2015 - Unicaja Malaga adds three-point ace Smith Unicaja
Malaga made guard Jamar Smith its first offseason signing, the club
announced Friday. The contract is for two seasons. Smith (1.91 meters,
28 years old) arrives from Limoges CSP, which he helped win the French
championship. Read more here.
June 27, 2015 - Anadolu Efes Istanbul inks point guard Granger As
it has done all week long, Anadolu Efes Istanbul continued bolstering
its roster on Friday by announcing the addition of point guard Jayson
Granger for the next two seasons. Granger (1.89 meters, 25 years old)
arrives from Unicaja Malaga of Spain. Read more here.
June 27, 2015 - Ukic, Ante Delas, Ramljak and Barac leave Cedevita As
it has been expected, after the departure of head coach Repesa,
Cedevita will enter next season with slightly changed roster. Roko Leni
Ukic, Ivan Ramljak and Ante Delas, together with Stanko Barac, will not
defend the colours of the Zagreb club. Read more here.
June 27, 2015 - Dreams come true for Petrovic and Serbia Sonja
Petrovic is still pinching herself in disbelief after Serbia claimed a
historic first ever place in the EuroBasket Women final where they will
meet France. Having not worn a national team vest for some six years,
the EuroLeague Women champion came in from the cold. Read more here.
June 27, 2015 - Les Bleus extract revenge on holders Having
lost out in agonising fashion to Spain two years ago in the title game,
France extracted some sweet revenge by ending the reign of the
EuroBasket Women holders with an absorbing 63-58 Semi Final triumph.
Sandrine Gruda registered a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Read more here.
June 27, 2015 - Security working group studies safety measures for clubs' approval The
Euroleague Basketball Security Working Group, charged with studying
proactive measures that will ensure a safe and fun environment at games
for fans and participants alike, met in Barcelona in advance of making
recommendations for improvements to the ECA Shareholders Meeting. Read
June 26, 2015 - EuroBasket Women 2015, Semi-finals Time
for big decisions at EuroBasket Women 2015, as we came to Semi Finals.
Serbia vs. Belarus and France vs. Spain. Four teams and only three
medals. After First and Second Round, Quarter-Finals, we are finally at
the last stage at EuroBasket Women 2015. Read more here.
June 26, 2015 - EA7 Milan, Banchi part ways A
year after having enjoyed major success in their first season together,
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan and head coach Luca Banchi are going their
separate ways, the club announced Thursday. Banchi, 49, arrived in
Milan two summers ago. Read more here.
June 26, 2015 - Euroleague Basketball secures multi-year deal with media giant IMG Euroleague
Basketball has agreed a four-year deal with IMG, a global leader in
sports, fashion and media, to represent the former’s fastpath data,
live streaming and sponsorship rights in the betting, casino and gaming
category for global commercialization of Euroleague and Eurocup. Read
June 26, 2015 - Crvena Zvezda re-signs defensive standout Lazic After
a season in which it won the domestic triple crown, Crvena Zvezda
Telekom Belgrade made its first off season move the resigning of guard
Branko Lazic to a two-year deal. Considered to be team's best perimeter
defender, Lazic started 13 of 19 Euroleague games last season. Read
June 26, 2015 - Milutinov and Mitrovic selected at Draft Partizan
NIS center Nikola Milutinov received a huge recognition for hard work
throughout the years and excellent performances in the ABA League this
season in the black and white jersey, by being selected as the 26th
overall pick at the 2015 NBA Draft. Luka Mitrovic 60th pick by
Philadelphia. Read more here.
June 26, 2015 - Repesa is no longer Cedevita head coach Cedevita
is seeking for a new head coach after Jasmin Repesa decided to continue
his career at EA7 Emporio Armani. After finalizing the transfer, after
which Cedevita will receive a buyout from Italian Euroleague side, the
name of the new tactician of the Zagreb team will be announced. Read
June 26, 2015 - Bassin, Mravljak and Ogrizovic to assist Potocnik Union
Olimpija will not only have a new head of the coaching staff in the
2015-16, but also a new assistant, as Ziga Mravljak, who was in charge
of the U16 team of the Dragons last season, will assist Gasper Potocnik
at the bench. He will replace Andrej Zakelj in the coaching staff. Read
June 26, 2015 - Partizan NIS captain to Alba Berlin Captain
of Partizan NIS, shooting guard Dragan Milosavljević leaves the black
and white after five seasons and moves to Germany, where he signed for
the Euroleague side Alba Berlin. He signed a two year agreement. Read
June 26, 2015 - France edge Russia to make Semis again France
squeezed into the last four of EuroBasket Women for the fourth time in
a row after coming out on top in a nerve-wracking 77-74 quarter-final
triumph against Russia. Birthday girl Sandrine Gruda gave herself a
cause for double celebration after a stellar 23 points. Read more here.
June 26, 2015 - Spain inflict heartbreak on Montenegro Spain
inflicted heartbreak on Montenegro as they dodged a major upset to
clinch a dramatic 75-74 success which propelled them into the Semi
Finals. Montenegro will now battle for the fifth spot and try to
realise their dream of a place in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament
next year. Read more here.
June 24, 2015 - EuroBasket Women 2015, Quarter-finals, Day 1 It
is time for new stage at EuroBasket Women 2015, Quarter-finals. Eight
teams qualified from two Secound Round groups E and F. From Group E,
Turkey, France, Belarus and Montenegro qualified to Quarter-finals, and
from Group F, Spain, Lithuania, Russia and Serbia. Read more here.
June 24, 2015 - Brose Baskets keeps Wanamaker, Strelnieks Brose
Baskets Bamberg has made sure that its backcourt will stay strong in
its Turkish Airlines Euroleague return next season by keeping guards
Brad Wanamaker and Janis Strelnieks for another year, the club
announced Tuesday. Read more here.
June 24, 2015 - Anadolu Efes Istanbul bulks up with Brown, Dunston Anadolu
Efes Istanbul bolstered its frontcourt by inking center Bryant Dunston
and power forward Derrick Brown, the club announced Tuesday. Both
players penned two-year contracts with the Turkish powerhouse. Dunston
(2.03 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Olympiacos Piraeus. Read more here.
June 24, 2015 - Euroleague Basketball Institute Annual Workshops mark run-up to 2015-16 season Players,
coaches and executives from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and Eurocup
are once again poised to join Euroleague Basketball personnel and
visiting experts in a two-week-long series of working sessions to
prepare the ground for the new and promising 2015-16 season. Read more here.
June 24, 2015 - Like all his Crvena Zvezda teammates, team comes first for Stojanovic The
well-known saying “There is no I in team” means that the whole of the
group is more important than the individual. And that is ever so true
for Vojislav Stojanovic and Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade. Read more here.
June 24, 2015 - Germany, F.Y.R. of Macedonia deal with early withdrawals Germany
and Macedonia learned that they cannot count on Per Gunther and Gjorgji
Chekovski. Gunther informed the German Basketball Federation that,
after missing out on last summer's EuroBasket qualification campaign,
he will also have to pull out of the big event. Read more here.
June 24, 2015 - Turkey announce strong, rejuvenated squad Turkey
head coach Ergin Ataman proved on Tuesday in Istanbul, by announcing
his 20-strong preliminary squad for EuroBasket 2015, that he will
follow through with the ambitious plan he had unveiled earlier this
year. Read more here.
June 23, 2015 - Tillie wants U18 medal France
have a storied past in European youth basketball with three U18
European Championship titles. But the last crown dates all the way back
to 2006, and Les Bleus have not taken a U18 podium spot since 2009.
Killian Tillie wants to end those droughts. Read more here.
June 23, 2015 - Lithuania clinch final Quarter-Final spot There
were scenes of utter jubilation as the Second Round action concluded in
Gyor with Lithuania claiming a dramatic 73-72 win against Serbia to
collect the last available quarter-final ticket. Nacickaite led the
winners with 21 points. Read more here.
June 23, 2015 - Table-topping Spain too strong for Russia Spain
sealed top spot in Group F after signing off in Gyor with a 66-57
triumph against Russia to move to the last phase of the competition
without a loss to their name. Alba Torrens harvested a nice 24-point
haul, with Laura Nicholls doing the dirty work on the glass by
collecting 13 rebounds. Read more here.
June 22, 2015 - EuroBasket Women 2015, Second Round, Day 6 Last
day in Second Round at EuroBasket Women 2015. Three games will be
played today, after we will find out complete list of teams who will
play in next stage at EuroBasket Women 2015, Quarterfinals. So far,
Turkey, France, Belarus and Montenegro from Group E qualified to
Quarterfinals. Read more here.
June 22, 2015 - Maccabi Electra inks Ford Trophy winner Rochestie Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv started building its team for the next few seasons by
signing reigning Alphonso ford Top Scorer Trophy winner Taylor
Rochestie to a multi-year deal. Rochestie (1.85 meters, 30 years old)
signed for two seasons with an option for the 2017-18 campaign. Read
June 22, 2015 - Velic is the new Krka head coach The
new head coach of Krka for the forthcoming season is Ivan Velic. The
well known tactician to th ABA League fans, spent the majority of his
playing career in Siroki Brijeg, where he also began his coaching
career. Read more here.
June 22, 2015 - Bitter sweet for Montenegro as they reach Quarters Montenegro
almost pressed the self-destruct button as the Second Round action came
to an end in Debrecen but eventually squeezed out a place in the
quarter-finals. Zoi Dimitrakou produced one of her best ever displays
in a Greece vest with 29 points. Read more here.
June 22, 2015 - Yacoubou doubles up for France France
secured second place in Group E of the Second Round with a 64-58 win
over Belarus. The result means that Montenegro advance into the
quarter-finals but Greece are eliminated. Isabelle Yacoubou came up
with 14 points and 12 rebounds, including five points in the fourth
quarter. Read more here.
June 22, 2015 - Turks on top, rivals Czech out Nevriye
Yilmaz had a game-high 23 points as Turkey secured first place in Group
E with a 59-48 win over the Czech Republic, who are now eliminated from
EuroBasket Women 2015 with a 3-4 record in the tournament. Yilmaz was
outstanding at both ends of the floor. Read more here.
June 20, 2015 - EuroBasket Women 2015, Second Round, Day 4 With
3 games from Group F, Day 4 at EuroBasket Women Second Round will start
today. Fantastic day yesterday, as we saw 3 great games. If you ask me,
all three resutls are suprises. In first game yesterday, Montenegro
wins over Belarus 77-72. Greece surprised Czech Republic 74-71. Read
June 20, 2015 - CSKA keeps playmaker Jackson CSKA
Moscow made sure to keep another valuable piece from its last three
runs to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four by re-signing point
guard Aaron Jackson through the end of the 2016-17 season, the club
announced Friday. Read more here.
June 20, 2015 - Dzikic presented Macedonia preliminary squad Aleksandar
Dzikic, Macedonia national team head coach, has revealed the 24-strong
list of candidates to play for the countrie's team at EuroBasket 2015.
No less than seven ABA League players from the 2014/15 season have
found their spots on it. Read more here.
June 20, 2015 - Greeks are in the zone Greece
kept their chances of reaching the quarter-finals of EuroBasket Women
alive with a 74-71 victory over the Czech Republic which blows Group E
even further open. Styliani Kaltsidou scored Greece's final 10 points
amid her game-high total of 20. Read more here.
June 20, 2015 - Montenegro employ depth charge Montenegro,
playing without the injured Jelena Dubljevic, got a team-high 20 points
from Milica Jovanovic as they closed in on a place in the
quarter-finals with a 77-72 victory over Belarus. Angelica Robinson
dropping in 17 rebounds to go with her 15 points. Read more here.
June 19, 2015 - EuroBasket Women 2015, Second Round, Day 3 With
Day 3 at EuroBasket Women 2015 Second Round, it is time again for Group
E. Three games in Group F were played yesterday. Three games in Group E
will be played today, and it is second game in Group E in this stage.
So far, France is at the top of Group standings with 6 points. Read
June 19, 2015 - Triple crown for Crvena zvezda Crvena
zvezda Telekom has finished the 2014-15 season with a triple crown,
after the victory in third game of the finals of Serbian Superleague,
where Zvezda upgraded their previous successes of winning the ABA
League and Serbian cup trophy, with the one from Serbian championship.
Read more here.
June 19, 2015 - Zalgiris re-signs veteran center Javtokas Veteran
center Robertas Javtokas will continue to anchor the Zalgiris Kaunas
frontline next season after the sides agreed to new contract for the
2015-16 season. Javtokas (2.10 meters, 35 years old) has spent the
previous four seasons with Zalgiris. Read more here.
June 19, 2015 - Eleven ABA players called by Perasovic Velimir
Perasovic composed a strong preliminary squad for the Croatia senior
national team ahead of EuroBasket 2015 and no less than 11 players,
that were members of ABA League clubs in the 2014-15 season, have found
their names on it. Read more here.
June 19, 2015 - Defending Champions overwhelm Croatia Reigning
EuroBasket Women champions Spain made a statement of intent as they
opened up their Second Round campaign with a one-sided 95-52 success
against Croatia in Group F. Marta Xargay was terrific with 16 points
and a superb seven steals. Read more here.
June 19, 2015 - Comeback queens Lithuania stun Russia The
drama is being heightened to truly absorbing levels at EuroBasket Women
2015 after Lithuania overturned a massive 18 point deficit to dig out a
brilliant 78-74 comeback success against Russia in Group F. Petronyte
and Nacickaite led the way in the scoring. Read more here.
June 19, 2015 - Clutch play by Petrovic saves Serbia In
yet another classic contest to be played out at EuroBasket Women 2015,
a last gasp play by Sonja Petrovic salvaged a thrilling 76-74 win for
Serbia against Slovak Republic as the Group F action got underway in
Gyor. Read more here.
June 18, 2015 - Euroleague Basketball unveils long-term strategic partnership in China Euroleague
Basketball and HBN announced this week an agreement to form a brand new
company in China that will manage the rights of Europe's premier
professional basketball league and further grow its commercial
opportunities in Asia's biggest market. Read more here.
June 18, 2015 - Cibona signed a 3-year deal with Berisha Dardan
Berisha, 27-year old shooting guard is the first reinforcement of
Cibona Zagreb for the new season. He arrives to the ranks of the blue
from the reigning Balkan League champions Sigal Pristina. The Poland
national team sniper started his career in Peja in 2006. Read more here.
June 18, 2015 - EuroBasket Women 2015, Second Round, Day 2 Day
2 at EuroBasket Women 2015 Second Round is right here. After three
games in Group E yesterday, today we will see three games in Group F.
In yesterday’s games, Turkey demolished Montenegro, even we didn’t
expect such final score. Czech Republic wins over Belarus 73-70. Read
June 18, 2015 - CSKA re-signs Hines through 2017 CSKA
Moscow has reached a new agreement with center Kyle Hines to keep
working together until the end of the 2016-17 season, the club
announced Tuesday. Hines (1.98 meters, 28 years old) is set to start
his third season with CSKA. Read more here.
June 18, 2015 - Szolnok adds big man Gregory Szolnoki
Olaj added big man Dino Gregory to their roster for the next season.
The American most recently played in German Basketball Bundesliga for
Phoenix Hagen. The 201 cm tall player, who can also fill the center
position on the court if necessary, finished this season in Germany.
Read more here.
June 18, 2015 - Greece rattle French with a grind France
remain the only team in Group E with a perfect record at EuroBasket
Women 2015 but they were frequently imperfect before shaking off Greece
51-42. Greece need to regroup for Friday's game against the Czech
Republic where another loss could see them eliminated. Read more here.
June 18, 2015 - Hanusova scorches with hot hand A
last-second three-pointer from Alena Hanusova gave the Czech Republic a
dramatic 73-70 win over Belarus, who suffered their first defeat at
EuroBasket Women 2015. The Czechs have gained a huge boost, even
without the injured Tereza Vyoralová (back) whose return time is
uncertain. Read more here.
June 17, 2015 - EuroBasket Women 2015, Second Round, Day 1 After
First Round, we are at the beginning at the next stage at EuroBasket
Women 2015, Second Round. Twelve teams are divided in two groups, Group
E and F. Today, three games from Group E are scheduled. Group F games
will be played tomorrow, June 18. Read more here.
June 17, 2015 - Warriors win NBA title, down LeBron, Cavs 105-97 in Game 6 Stephen
Curry and finals MVP Andre Iguodala scored 25 points apiece, Draymond
Green recorded a triple-double and the Warriors - using a barrage of
3-pointers in the fourth quarter - won their first title since 1975 by
finishing off James and the Cavaliers 105-97 in Game 6. Read more here.
June 17, 2015 - Blazic, Joksimovic, Omic and Prepelic candidates for EuroBasket 2015 Slovenia
senior national team head coach Jure Zdovc has presented his
preliminary squad for EuroBasket 2015 with 11 players on them. It is
worth noticing that there is no Goran Dragic on the list, since his
chances to play this time are minimal. Read more here.
June 16, 2015 - FC Barcelona extends All-Euroleague center Tomic One
of the best centers in Turkish Airlines Euroleague is staying put with
the team where he has enjoyed the finest seasons of his career so far
as FC Barcelona announced Tuesday a new agreement with Ante Tomic that
lasts until at least the end of the 2017-18 season. Read more here.
June 16, 2015 - Appeals panel agrees to Olympiacos Piraeus sanction reduction The
Euroleague Basketball Independent Appeals Panel partially upheld a
petition from Olympiacos Piraeus to mitigate sanctions by the
Independent Disciplinary Judge concerning incidents surrounding the
club's last home game, with FC Barcelona on April 23. Read more here.
June 16, 2015 - Crvena zvezda Telekom 2:0 up in finals Crvena
zvezda Telekom has earned itself the first match ball by beating
Partizan NIS „on the road“ in Hala Pionir and taking the 2:0 lead in
the series. Unlike the first clash, the game was close this time, but
the red and white prevailed in the end anyway. Read more here.
June 16, 2015 - Efes's Krstic suffers torn ACL Anadolu
Efes Istanbul will start the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season
without center Nenad Krstic, who was injured badly in Game 3 of the
Turkish League finals against Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir on Sunday. Read
June 16, 2015 - Hungary bow out with victory Hungary
withheld a fourth quarter rally from the Slovak Republic to claim an
86-74 victory and end their 12-year wait for a Final Round win. Allie
Quigley top scored with a game-high 26 points, and there were valuable
contributions from Tijana Krivacevic and Anna Vajda. Read more here.
June 16, 2015 - Short-Handed Croatia down Brits Some
sharp-shooting from Iva Borovic handed Croatia their second Group C win
as they ensured Great Britain left Szombathely winless with a 76-70
victory. Iva Borovic once again put in another brilliant shooting
display with 23 points. Read more here.
June 15, 2015 - CSKA brings back Kurbanov CSKA
Moscow started to build its roster for the foreseeable future by inking
a former Euroleague champion, small forward Nikita Kurbanov, to a
two-year deal on Monday. Kurbanov (2.02 meters, 28 years old) arrives
from Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar. Read more here.
June 15, 2015 - EuroBasket Women 2015, Day 5 Last
day of First Round at EuroBasket Women 2015 is right here. Today, we
will find out which teams will qualify to the next, Second Round. 12
teams, first three from all four First Round groups will create two new
groups in Second Round, Groups E and F. Read more here.
June 15, 2015 - Warriors withstand James, take 3-2 lead over Cavs in finals Stephen
Curry came off a screen, dribbled behind his back and crossed over
Matthew Dellavedova. He stepped back and swished a 3-pointer, then
pounded his chest and pointed to the roof, seemingly controlling the
sellout crowd of 19,596 on his fingertips. Read more here.
June 15, 2015 - France late, but great France
pulled out an incredulous rally in the fourth quarter to defeat Romania
76-67 in Timisoara and join Montenegro in securing their place in the
Second Round out of Group C. Paoline Salagnac scored 10 of her
game-high 17 points in the fourth to bail Les Bleues out. Read more here.
June 15, 2015 - Turkey earns crucial win Turkey
has restored their flagging confidence with a 61-50 victory over a
previously unbeaten Greece, meaning both teams are locked on two wins
heading into the final day of Group B action. Lara Sanders had an
excellent all-round game with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Read more here.
June 15, 2015 - Relief for Nacickaite and Lithuania A
relieved Kamile Nacickaite has paid tribute to her Lithuania teammates
after they advanced to the second phase of the competition. Placed
under huge pressure after losing their first two games of the
tournament, Lithuania responded in style. Read more here.
June 14, 2015 - EuroBasket Women 2015, Day 4 Day
4 at EuroBasket Women 2015 is already here. Get ready for more great
and exciting games at this Championship. Once again tournament proved
predictions that this EuroBasket Women could be one of the best so far.
Read more here.
June 14, 2015 - Triple crown for Cedevita 2014-15
ABA League runners up Cedevita won the triple crown in Croatia. After
previously being crowned as the Croatian Supercup and Cup winners, they
also became national champions, after beating city rival Cibona 3:1 in
victories in the finals. Read more here.
June 14, 2015 - End of the road for Davor Kus Davor
Kus, a long time member of Cibona has decided to put an end to his rich
career, during which he practically became legend of ABA League side
from Zagreb. Kus said goodbye to Zagreb's basketball pride as a player
with the highest number of games played for this club – 609! Read more here.
June 13, 2015 - EuroBasket Women 2015, Day 3 Time
is flying, so we are already in Day 3 at EuroBasket Women 2015. Two
days are behind us, and things getting more and more interesting. Day 2
brought several great games. In Group A, Czech Republic wins over
Ukraine 80-79, and Montenegro easily cruised over Romania 79-61. Read
June 13, 2015 - Zvezda better than Partizan In
the first game of Serbian Superleague Finals, which is a repetition of
ABA League semi-finals from this season, Crvena zvezda Telekom was way
better than Partizan NIS and has deservedly taken advantage in the
series. Read more here.
June 13, 2015 - Four ABA players on Ivanovic's preliminary squad Bosnia
and Herzegovina senior national team head coach Dusko Ivanovic has
presented the preliminary squad for his team at this summer's
EuroBasket 2015. Four players, that have played in the ABA League this
season are amongst the candidates. Read more here.
June 13, 2015 - Sweden deny hosts memorable start Sweden
bounced back from their loss on the opening day to deny tournament
co-hosts Hungary with a 72-63 victory. Frida Eldebrink led from the
front with a game-high 28 points, but it was the contribution of Ashley
Key that proved vital. Read more here.
June 13, 2015 - Montenegro surf first half wave An
18-0 run on other side of the half-time break was instrumental for
Montenegro as they coasted to a 79-61 win over Group A outsiders
Romania. Jelena Dubljevic had 15 of her game-best 19 points in the
first quarter and wads eventually rested for most of the second half.
Read more here.
June 12, 2015 - Yilmaz-less Turkey overcomes Poland Turkey
has overcome a seven-point half-time deficit and the absence of
superstar Nevriye Yilmaz to defeat Poland 57-54 in an opening match
thriller to start Group B action in Oradea. Without their best player
Nevriye Yilmaz Turkey can feel pleased to escape the match with a
victory. Read more here.
June 12, 2015 - EuroBasket Women 2015, Day 2 Day
2 at EuroBasket Women 2015 is right here. Hopefully you enjoyed as much
as we did in great games. We expect the same today, as several great
matches are scheduled for today. Today’s action start at 16.30 CET as
Croatia will meet Latvia, and Slovak Republic will meet Lithuania. Read
June 12, 2015 - Warriors even NBA Finals, beat Cavaliers 103-82 in Game 4 Curry
and Andre Iguodala scored 22 points apiece and the Warriors, showing
why they were the league's best team all season, squared the NBA Finals
at 2-2 on Thursday night with a 103-82 victory over the Cleveland
Cavaliers. Read more here.
June 12, 2015 - Serbia pull away in second half Serbia
showed why they are being tipped for a potential medal at EuroBasket
Women 2015 after opening up their Final Round account with a 76-60
success against Latvia in Szombathely. Sonja Petrovic led with a
game-high 19 points. Read more here.
June 12, 2015 - Zirkova heroics help Slovaks stun Sweden Slovak
Republic overturned a double digit half-time deficit to beat Sweden
72-69 in a thrilling tournament opener, in Group D. Zuzana Zirkova. The
35-year-old produced a valiant display to carry her side to victory
with a game-high 26 points including some important free throws. Read
June 12, 2015 - Union Olimpija parted ways with Brodnik Union
Olimpija terminated its cooperation with player Jaka Brodnik, who was a
member of the green and white team in the past two seasons. The club
used the exit clause in the contract with Jaka Brodnik, that enabled it
to terminated the deal without any expense after the end of 2014-15
season. Read more here.
June 11, 2015 - Zalgiris, Krapikas stay together Zalgiris
Kaunas and head coach Gintaras Krapikas have reached an agreement to
renew their contract together until the end of the 2015-16 season.
Krapikas led Zalgiris to Euroleague Top 16 while also winning the
Lithuanian League and Lithuanian Cup last season. Read more here.
June 11, 2015 - EuroBasket Women 2015, Day 1 So
here we are. First day of EuroBasket Women 2015. A long waited event
for all of us who enjoy in Basketball, especially in Women’s
Basketball. Several great games in opening day of EuroBasket Women
2015. Read more here.
June 11, 2015 - Potocnik new Union Olimpija head coach Union
Olimpija has a new head coach. Gasper Potocnik took over the senior
team. Potocnik has worked at Union Olimpija senior squad before as an
assistant coach between 2007 amd 2010. The new Union Olimpija boss had
various roles in other Slovenian clubs and national teams. Read more here.
June 11, 2015 - Armstead from Novo mesto to Saratov Krka's
leader this season and member of the Ideal Five of ABA League, is
leaving Novo mesto and moving to Russia, where he signed with Avtodor
Saratov. He averaged 17.6 points, 4.3 assists, 2.1 steals and 3.1
rebounds per contest in the ABA League. Read more here.
June 11, 2015 - Zielona Gora reclaim Polish crown Stelmet
Zielona Góra earned back on Tuesday night the Polish Tauron Basket
League title they had abolished last season by defeating arch-rivals
PGE Turów Zgorzelec 4-2 in the finals. For Zielona Góra this is the
second league trophy in their history. Read more here.
June 11, 2015 - Co-Hosts make a call on final twelve EuroBasket
Women 2015 co-hosts Romania have selected the twelve players who will
tip-off their Final Round campaign in front of a passionate local crowd
in Timisoara. Annemarie Parau is back, 14 years after first making her
Final Round debut. Read more here.
June 10, 2015 - EuroBasket Women 2015 Time
has come for EuroBasket Women 2015. Five cities in Hungary and two in
Romania will host the best Women’s Basketball players in Europe. In
last several days, National teams coaching staffs had a tough goals to
find the best players to represent their countries at this great event.
Read more here.
June 10, 2015 - LeBron, Cavs survive Warriors comeback, win Game 3 96-91 Pushed
by a crowd howling to see Cleveland's 51-year title drought end, James
scored 40 points, his new sidekick Matthew Dellavedova added 20 and the
Cavaliers survived Golden State's furious fourth-quarter comeback led
by Stephen Curry for a 96-91 win over the Warriors. Read more here.
June 10, 2015 - Eternal derby in the Serbian finals Finals
of the Serbian Superleague will be marked by the biggest basketball
derby of Serbia, the eternal Belgrade derby between Crvena zvezda
Telekom and Partizan NIS. Partizan NIS joined their arch rivals Crvena
zvezda Telekom in the finals of Serbian Superleague. Read more here.
June 10, 2015 - Blaz Mesicek 5 years in Olimpija Union
Olimpija agreed on cooperation with one of the European top prospects,
its junior team member, 18 year old Blaz Mesicek. Slovenia junior
national team member, who played for Skofja Loka on a loan this season,
signed a 5-year agreement with Union Olimpija. Read more here.
June 10, 2015 - Gortat headlines Polish squad Marcin
Gortat is the big star on the 23-strong preliminary roster for
EuroBasket 2015 which Poland head coach Mike Taylor announced. Gortat
skipped Poland's qualification campaign last summer and had last pulled
on the national team jersey at EuroBasket 2013. Read more here.
June 10, 2015 - Kaun calls it a day at 30 Russian
international Alexander (Sasha) Kaun, one of the top centers in the
European game, has taken the unusual step of terminating his
professional basketball career only a month after turning 30. The CSKA
Moscow big man announced his decision on Monday night. Read more here.
June 10, 2015 - Hungary welcomes Quigley onto roster Any
Hungary fans worried that Allie Quigley might not be on board for Final
Round having not played during preparation can now breathe a sigh of
relief. She arrived into the co-hosts' camp as head coach Stefan Svitek
also revealed his final roster for the Group D participants. Read more here.
June 9, 2015 - CSKA wins VTB League championship! CSKA
Moscow defeated Khimki Moscow Region on the road, 99-69, in Game 3 of
the playoff finals. The Army Men pulled away in the 1st quarter and
gradually added to the lead, crushing Khimki by 30 points to sweep the
finals and secure the club's fifth VTB United League title. Read more here.
June 9, 2015 - Congo's Belemene thankful for opportunities in Spain Romaric
Belemene is part of a growing trend in Spanish basketball. And the
athletic Unicaja Malaga forward is quite thankful. The native of the
Republic of the Congo is one of a number of African-born players who
are playing for the youth teams at Spain’s top clubs. Read more here.
June 9, 2015 - Crvena zvezda Telekom in the finals Crvena
zvezda Telekom is the first finalist of Serbian Superleague after the
red and white have beaten Mega Leks for the second time in a row in the
semi-final series in Sremska Mitrovica, this time by a point, after
they managed to turn the game around in the final quarter. Read more here.
June 9, 2015 - Belarus plump for experience Targeting
a top five finish at EuroBasket Women Final Round, Belarus will rely on
experience to help them go deep in the tournament and realise their aim
of making it to Rio. Maryna Ivashchanka has been given the opportunity
to display her skills at senior international level. Read more here.
June 9, 2015 - Five debutantes for the Brits Great
Britain will have five EuroBasket Women Final Round debutantes in their
line-up when they step out for their third consecutive appearance at
the event. Temi Fagbenle is set for a EuroBasket Women debut with Great
Britain. Read more here.
June 9, 2015 - Serbia make their final changes Marina
Maljkovic has made the final changes to her roster as Serbia prepare to
head to Szombathely for the EuroBasket Women Final Round. While going
with the core of the players there were mixed emotions for a trio of
rising stars. Read more here.
June 8, 2015 - James carries Cavs to OT win over Warriors, evens NBA Finals James
finished with 39 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists in 50 minutes,
carrying Cleveland's depleted roster to victory on the NBA's toughest
home floor. The Warriors had been 47-3 at ear-piercing Oracle Arena.
Stephen Curry had a horrific shooting performance. Read more here.
June 8, 2015 - Laboral Kutxa hands reins to coach Perasovic A
familiar face is back to Vitoria, as Laboral Kutxa reached an agreement
with head coach Velimir Perasovic to work together next season, the
club announced Saturday. Laboral keeps an option to extend his contract
until the end of the 2016-17 season. Read more here.
June 8, 2015 - Partizan in front after first semi-final clash Partizan
NIS was the better one of the two opponents in the first game of the
second semi-final pair of the Serbian Superleague between them and
another ABA League side Metalac Farmakom. In Hala Pionir, the black and
white celebrated 86:66. Read more here.
June 8, 2015 - Reigning Champions turn to Ndour Spain
will hand a Final Round debut to exciting frontcourt star Astou Ndour
after confirming they will launch their title defence without
EuroBasket Women 2013 MVP Sancho Lyttle. Astou Ndour is about to show
of her star qualities in a senior national team vest for the first
time. Read more here.
June 8, 2015 - Vadeeva gets green light from Russia One
of the most exciting rising stars not just in Europe but in the world,
sixteen year old Maria Vadeeva will suit up for Russia at the
EuroBasket Women Final Round. The teenage sensation is included in the
twelve after she successfully demonstrated her skills at Sparta&K
M.R. Vidnoje. Read more here.
June 7, 2015 - Strong start for Zvezda, Cedevita at 2:0 The
playoffs have begun in Serbian Superleague with the game in Hala Pionir
between Crvena zvezda Telekom and Mega Leks and the hosts were the
dominant opponent this time. In Croatia, Cedevita has created itself
the 2:0 lead over Cibona in the finals by winning on the road. Read
June 5, 2015 - Golden State overcomes LeBron James' 44 points, takes Game 1 of the NBA Finals The
Golden State Warriors dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the extra
frame during Game 1 of the NBA Finals, taking the contest by a 108-100
mark after Cleveland fell apart in the final five minutes. NBA MVP
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 26 points. Read more here.
June 5, 2015 - Financial Fair Play coming to Turkish Airlines Euroleague next season A
new era of fiscal responsibility in European basketball will get
underway as Financial Fair Play rules agreed to following several years
of study and input by Turkish Airlines Euroleague clubs are set to take
effect next month with the start of the 2015-16 season. Read more here.
June 5, 2015 - Szolnok extend Aleksic, bring in Borisov Szolnoki
Olaj will enter the next season with the unchanged coaching staff at
the helm. Dragan Aleksic, who claimed the double domestic crown this
season, has got his contract extended. The new reinforcement for the
Tiszaliget side is Montenegrin forward Milos Borisov. Read more here.
June 5, 2015 - Dubljevic ready for Timisoara test EuroLeague
Women star Jelena Dubljevic is raring to go to Timisoara and was the
headline name for Montenegro as they announced the twelve players
tasked with carrying their chances at EuroBasket Women Final Round.
Read more here.
June 5, 2015 - Two-tier preliminary squad for Latvia Few
players around Europe will have to work this summer as hard as aspiring
Latvian internationals just to earn the right to participate in their
national team's training camp for EuroBasket 2015. Janis Blums was
nominated to Latvia's preliminary roster. Read more here.
June 4, 2015 - Pau, Marc Gasol receive highest award Pau
and Marc Gasol were jointly named on Wednesday the 2015 recipients of
the Princess of Asturias Award for Sports, which constitutes the most
prestigious civil distinction in Spain. This is the second time that
the prestigious prize is awarded to basketball athletes. Read more here.
June 4, 2015 - Hernandez returns, UMMC & Kursk moves Jose
Hernandez is ready to make an emotional return to Wisla Can-Pack, while
Dynamo Kursk and UMMC Ekaterinburg have both made further additions to
their rosters. Wisla Can-Pack have handed their former play-caller Jose
Hernandez a return ticket to Krakow. Read more here.
June 4, 2015 - Kokoskov and Georgia, humble pioneers It
is only fitting that Georgia head coach Igor Kokoskov has set up home
in Arizona, in the western part of the USA, which was once considered
the land of pioneers. Georgia head coach Igor Kokoskov counts on his
proven roster for EuroBasket 2015. Read more here.
June 4, 2015 - Zatezic out with torn ACL Krka's
shooting guard Ziga Zatezic will be sidelined for a significant amount
of time, since he suffered a serious injury in the training camp of
Slovenia U20 national team. He will require surgery. Bad luck hit
talented shooting guard from the ranks of Krka. Read more here.
June 4, 2015 - Wisla turn attention to Turner Polish
champions Wisla Can-Pack are continuing to assemble their squad for the
new EuroLeague Women season after opting to bring Yvonne Turner to
Krakow. The American guard will arrive via Liga Femenina after suiting
up for Mann Filter in Zaragoza last season. Read more here.
June 3, 2015 - Milan to host Boston Celtics as part of NBA Global Games Europe 2015 The
National Basketball Association (NBA), Euroleague Basketball and RCS
Sport announced today that the Boston Celtics will play a preseason
game on Oct. 6 against Olimpia Milano in Milan, Italy, as part of NBA
Global Games Europe 2015. Read more here.
June 3, 2015 - 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague licence allocation criteria As
approved within the ECA Shareholders Meeting held in Barcelona on July
9 2014, a limitation of 3 A Licences per country will be applied
starting in the 2015-16 season. The team with the lower ranking will
lose its Licence at the end of the 2014-15 season. Read more here.
June 3, 2015 - Euroleague mourns coach Arnautovic Euroleague
Basketball joins the family of CSU Asesoft Ploiesti and all European
basketball in mourning the premature pasing of 43-year-old coach
Vladimir Arnautovic this weekend. Arnautovic recently learned he
suffered from cancer, and on Saturday his last battle came to an end.
Read more here.
June 3, 2015 - Cedevita in the lead in Croatian finals Cedevita
is on the right track in order to claim the double crown in domestic
competitions this season after literally outplaying their city rival
Cibona in the first game of the Croatian league finals. The final
margin was 35 points (101:66), which practically reveals it all about
the game. Read more here.
June 3, 2015 - Fourth in a row for MZT MZT
Skopje Aerodrom stay the kings of the trophy in Macedonia, as they
have, for the fourth time in a row, conquered the competition in the
domestic league and they did it just like it is expected from the ABA
League side in domestic competitions – without a scratch. Read more here.
June 3, 2015 - Igokea's triple in BiH If
there has been any doubt about it, it has now for sure vanished -
Igokea has become an undisputed master of the Bosnia and Herzegovina
club basketball, since the squad led by Zeljko Lukajic has not only won
the domestic league trophy. It has done it for the third consecutive
time.Read more here.
June 3, 2015 - Mozgov heads Russian preliminary squad Timofey
Mozgov headlines the 22-strong preliminary squad for EuroBasket 2015
which Russia head coach Evgeny Pashutin announced. Mozgov goes into
battle for the NBA championship as his team take on Western Conference
champions Golden State Warriors in the Finals. Read more here.
June 3, 2015 - Paugaite injury forces Lithuanian hand Lithuania
have effectively confirmed their final roster for EuroBasket Women 2015
after having their hand forced by an injury to Giedre Paugaite. The
forward will miss the Final Round having also not played during
qualification last summer. Read more here.
June 2, 2015 - Stellazzurra's Palsson makes jump from Iceland to ANGT Kristinn
Palsson never thought he would be on the court playing against
superstar talents the likes of Luka Doncic, Rodions Kurucs and Stephane
Gombauld at an event as prestigious as the ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION
TOURNAMENT finals. Read more here.
June 2, 2015 - Wonderful Cedevita's Kids' day In
the Home of basketball Cedevita, the traditional Kids' Day – gathering
of the members of Cedevita Basketball School, their parents and senior
team members of Cedevita took place. More than 1,000 of them spent a
lovely morning, where this time fun and joy were in the first plan.
Read more here.
June 2, 2015 - Turkey plan ahead for Preldzic absence Turkey
have already come to terms with the fact that Emir Preldzic will need
to take a well-deserved break this summer and will therefore not suit
up for the national team at EuroBasket 2015. Turkey head coach Ergin
Ataman had already voiced his concerns in an interview. Read more here.
June 2, 2015 - All Lions on board for Belgium Belgium
head coach Eddy Casteels has announced an extensive, 27-strong
preliminary squad for EuroBasket 2015 which includes every player the
Lions' fans would like to see representing their country in September.
Read more here.
June 1, 2015 - Elhotova carries Czechs home Another
nice shooting display by Katerina Elhotova carried Czech Republic to an
impressive victory against Turkey as they were crowned winners of the
Karlovy Vary preparation tournament. The guard fired 19 points for the
hosts of the competition. Read more here.
June 1, 2015 - MZT on 2:0 in the finals Macedonian
championship has reached the final phase and it could take only one
more game until its completion. MZT Skopje Aerodrom has approached the
new trophy to only one victory after the dramatic win in the second
final game on the road in Kumanovo against Kumanovo 2009. Read more here.
June 1, 2015 - Third time lucky for Italy A
scintillating display by Raffaella Masciadri carried Italy to victory
over Australia at the third attempt in just one of many EuroBasket
Women preparation games played on Saturday evening. They powered their
way to an eye-opening 72-56 success after Raffaella Masciadri sunk
points. Read more here.