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  News archive June 2015

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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 more here.

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 more here.

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 more here.

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 more here.

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 more here.

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 more here.

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 more here.

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 more here.

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 more here.

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 more here.

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 more here.

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 more here.

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 more here.

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 more here.

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 more here.

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 more here.

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 more here.

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 more here.

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.

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