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News archive November 2009
|November 30, 2009 -
Partizan was fined
15.000 euros by
the Disciplinary Comitee of the Euroleague for events that took place
in the Hala Pionir, before and during the game against Olympiacos last
November 30, 2009 - Domen Lorbek - Cajasol, part ways
Domen Lorbek came to
Spain in the beginnings of October, signing a two-month contract with
Cajasol Sevilla. At the 30th of November the contract expired and the
two parts agreed not to continue their collaboration.
November 30, 2009 - Aris close to Wilkinson
According to Greek
websire sportday.gr, Aris is taking advantage of the current situation
in Galatasaray and is looking to bring back Mike Wilkinson after two
and a half years.
November 30, 2009 - 15 year old sets new Greek A1 record
15 year old Greek guard
Alexandros Aggelakos of Kolossos Rhodes became the youngest player ever
to have played in a Greek A1 game.
November 30, 2009 - AEK wants Dragan Sakota
After just five league
games AEK is already thinking of replacing their coach, Kostas
Flevarakis, due to the club's poor record which has left them trailing
the league table with 1-4. The team wants Dragan Sakota to replace him.
November 30, 2009 - Austrian League wants to develop
Karl Schweitzer was
elected President of the ÖBL (Austrian Basketball League) last
September replacing Norbert Steger. The executive has a clear image of
what he wants to achieve during his tenure.
November 29, 2009 - German BBL playoff game manipulated?
According to the website
of German news magazine “Der Spiegel”, the investigations by German
authorities regarding the international betting scandal not only
concentrate on football, but also on a Tennis women double game in
Morocco, and on a German BBL Playoff game from June 2009.
November 28, 2009 - Game 5 co-MVPs: Keith Langford, Khimki, and Aleks
Week 5 was so exciting
that it generated two MVPs, both of them newcomers to the Euroleague
this season! Aleks Maric of Partizan Belgrade and Keith Langford of
Khimki Moscow Region posted performance index ratings of 38 each to
share the Week 5 MVP honor while leading their teams to very big
November 27, 2009 - Kavala inks DeJuan Collins
Kavala continues to sign
players and this time they announced DeJuan Collins, a known figure to
basketball fans in Greece since his time in Aris and in Euroleague with
November 25, 2009 - Cajasol interested in Erceg, Macijauskas
Two players that are
linked with Olympiacos are reported to be targeted by Cajasol according
to Greek media. Zoran Erceg could not find a place in the roster of
Olympiacos and has been looking for a team to be loaned out to since
November 25, 2009 - Josip Vrankovic, new coach of Croatia
The Croatian Basketball
Federation decided upon the succession of Yasmin Repesa and will apoint
Josip Vrankovic as the new Head Coach of the Croatian National Team.
November 25, 2009 - Slovenia wants to bid for Eurobasket 2013
According to exclusive
information of TalkBasket.net the Slovenian Basketball Federation is
extremely keen on making a bid to host Eurobasket 2013, as long as
their candidateship is supported by the Slovenian government.
November 24, 2009 - Cibona without Graves, Gordon doubtful
Cibona traveled to Lyon
at noon but they will have to face some absences. Their American
Antonio Graves refused to travel with the rest of the team to France
because he is unpaid for the past two months while their other American
Jamont Gordon was involved in a car accident and is having neck pains
and is doubtful for tomorrow's game.
November 24, 2009 - Giannakis sends Von Wafer home
Just days before crucial
games such as against Partizan and Panathinaikos, Olympiacos' coach
Panagiotis Giannakis told Von Wafer to leave the training of the team,
according to sources of the Greek sports website Sport24.
November 24, 2009 - Teodosic Greek A1 Week 4 MVP
Milos Teodosic, the Serb
Eurobasket 2009 sensation, won the MVP award for Week 4 of Greek A1.
November 21, 2009 - Donetsk gets Askrabic
Ognjen Askrabic will
continue his career in BC Donetsk as the Ukrainian club announced that
the Serbian player signed a contract until the end of the season.
November 21, 2009 - Recalcati Italian NT coach no more
According to Italian
media Carlo Recalcati is after eight years and two medals officially no
more the Head Coach of the Italian NT.
Euroleague announces 2010 Nike International Junior Classification
Euroleague Basketball is
proud to announce that as part of the eighth edition of the Nike
International Junior Tournament.
November 20, 2009 - Scavolini Pesaro announced Cvetkovic
The Italian side of
Scavolini Pesaro announced the signing of Serbian guard/forward Branko
Cvetkovic via their official site.
November 20, 2009 - Panionios tabs Travon Bryant
Travor Bryant who had
landed in Athens a couple of days was officially announced by
Panionios. The American forward previously played for four different
November 17, 2009 - PAOK gets Lazaros Papadopoulos!
In a shock move PAOK Thessaloniki landed Greek international center
Lazaros Papadopoulos who was recently released by Real Madrid and was a
17, 2009 - Zvika sherf new Spartak coach
Spartak St. Petersburg announced the hiring of Israeli coach Zvika
sherf as their new head coach, after the resignation of Aleksandar
Trifunovic, some days ago.
17, 2009 - Asseco Prokom releases guard Tyrone Brazelton
Asseco Prokom Gdynia announced Monday that it has released guard Tyrone
Brazelton. The sides terminated their deal by mutual consent.
17, 2009 - Adriatic games in Serbia postponed due to death of Patriarch
All NLB Adriatic League games which were scheduled to played on Tuesday
in Serbia have been postponed due to the death of Patriarch Pavel of
17, 2009 - Croatia to host U20 European Championship 2010
The host of next year's U20 European Championship has been officially
made known. Croatia and the national federation now have the mission of
organising the competition.
16, 2009 - Oldenburg adds Bailey at point
With the knowledge that its starter will be sidelined four more weeks,
EWE Baskets Oldenburg has signed a replacement point guard, Bryan
Bailey, for the same length of time.
15, 2009 - Maroussi signs forward Stevan Nadjfeji
After losing big man Levon Kendall long term on Wednesday with an ankle
injury, Maroussi turned around and signed forward Stevan Nadjfeji to a
15, 2009 - Lietuvos Rytas invites Macijauskas
Just a day after Arvydas Macijauskas officially became a free agent,
already one Euroleague club has shown interest in him, Lietuvos Rytas.
15, 2009 - Mensah-Bonsu released by Rockets
British international power forward/center Pops Mensah-Bonsu has been
released by the Houston Rockets, just less than a month since the NBA
season tipped off.
13, 2009 - Bourousis Round 4 MVP (in 12 minutes!)
Ioannis Bourousis, has won the MVP award of Euroleague Round 4, with a
ranking of 32, which may not have been his best ever but it was
certainly his fastert ever.
12, 2009 - 2010 Paris Final Four logo unveiled
2010 Final Four in Paris now has its own logo to show artistically how
the world-famous French capital is embracing a signature event on the
global sports calendar.
12, 2009 - Cibona players threaten with strike
The players of Cibona Zagreb decided to go on a strike and stop
training on the 22nd of November if they haven't received any
guarantees of payment by the 21st .
11, 2009 - Spartak signs James "Flight" White
Spartak St. Petersburg added an athletic force to its lineup with the
signing of James "Flight" White.
11, 2009 - Euroleague Basketball announces Special Olympics games
Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that during 24 games over
the next two weeks, its clubs, players, coaches and referees will join
the Special Olympics campaign.
10, 2009 - Telekom Baskets ink Dupree
In order to replace long-term injured Vincent Yarbrough, Telekom
Baskets Bonn agreed terms with Ronald Dupree on a contract until the
end of the season.
8, 2009 - Azovmash gets Freddy House
According to the Ukrainian basketball website http://www.basket.com.ua
Azovmahs Mariupol has agreed terms with the American guard/forward
8, 2009 - Unicaja gets Shammond Williams
Unicaja Malaga announced the signing of Shammond Williams today, via
its official website.
7, 2009 - Kemzura to coach Lithuania till 2012
Kestutis Kemzura officially signed 3-year contract with Lithuanian
Basketball Federation (LKF) to become a head coach of Lithuanian
5, 2009 - Avellino adds Diarra
Lega A team AIR Avellino added French international guard/forward
Mamoutou Diarra, in order to temporarily replace Cenk Akyol, who was
seriously injured some days ago.
3, 2009 - Euroleague October MVP: Bojan Popovic
Bojan Popovic has been declared as the October MVP by Euroleague. The
Serb point guard has been nothing but impressive playing for Lietuvos
2, 2009 - Aris signs Juan Dixon
After the heavy defeat against their arch-rivals of PAOK, Aris rushed
to strengthen their squad with the addition of NBA veteran Juan Dixon,
who has already arrived to Thessaloniki.
1, 2009 - EuroCup 2009/10 Draw
EuroCup 2009/10 regular season groups draw took place on Friday and we
present you all eight groups, each consisting of four clubs.
1, 2009 - Toni Kukoc wants to compete in 2016 Olympics
Three years after his retirement from basketball and at the age of 40,
Toni Kukoc has new ambitions and wants to compete in the 2016 Rio de
Janeiro summer Olympics.
1, 2009 - ASVEL: Victor Samnick shores up frontline
With star center Curtis Borchardt sidelined with a hand injury, Asvel
Basket moved quickly to sign forward Victor Samnick to shore up its