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|November 30, 2010 - Eurocup:
Regular Season, Week 3
2010-11 Eurocup will meet its midway point on Tuesday with 16 contests
in 12 countries across Europe. Some of the main highlights feature
three clashes between undefeated teams for the top spot in their
November 30, 2010 - Ivanovic ACB Coach of the Month
Laboral coach, Dusko Ivanovic gained the Coach of the Month award for
the month November in the ACB. Stanko Barac was awarded November MVP.
November 30, 2010 - Judge orders Goettingen-Besiktas replay
Eurocup's independent disciplinary judge has ordered a full replay of
the BG Goettingen vs. Besiktas JK Cola Turka game from the second week
of the competition's regular season.
November 30, 2010 - Unicaja adds rookie Baptist
fortified its roster with the signing of rookie swingman Billy Baptist,
who had been on trial with the team for several weeks. Baptist (196,
23) played college basketball at Quincy University.
November 30, 2010 - Iraklis tabs Koprivica
announced the signing of Nikola Koprivica, one of the best players of
his former club, Superfund Beograd. The 22-year old Serbian guard will
be immediately incorporated into his new club.
November 30, 2010 - Nowitzki NBA player of the week
along with Dwight Howard, but we love Dirk more...The German scoring
machine had 31 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in average, over
the past week and peaked at a 42-point, 12-rebound night against
November 30, 2010 - Marjanovic, Gordon to leave CSKA?
to Serbian media, both Boban Marjanovic and Jamont Gordon could be
close to the exit of CSKA after the departure of coach Dusko Vujosevic.
November 29, 2010 - Vatutin: We have to beat Panathinaikos
may be with the face in the mud right now in the Euroleague. As Andrey
Vatutin stated to Russian media, CSKA is going to fight for any chances
to advance to the TOP16.
November 29, 2010 - Barac MVP of day 9 in Spain
Barac added yet another great performance, pouring in 21 points and
grabbing 13 rebounds as Caja Laboral cruised past Menorca with 79-61
for week 9 of the ACB.
November 29, 2010 - Sportingbet November MVP: Chuck Eidson, Maccabi
how unpredictable the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season has
been so far, perhaps it's no surprise that only one team survived the
first full month of the season undefeated.
November 28, 2010 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 9
Novo Mesto, Hemofarm Stada and Union Olimpija tie atop the Adriatic
League standings each with a 6-3 record. Five other teams, including
Buducnost m:tel, Cedevita and CEZ Nymburk, are right behind at 5-4.
November 28, 2010 - Partizan: Lafayette out, Jerrells in
being tied for second place in Group A more than halfway through the
regular season, Partizan mt:s Belgrade has decided to terminate the
contract of point guard Oliver Lafayette and replace him with Curtis
November 26, 2010 - CSKA's Khryapa, out indefinitely
announced by the club on Friday afternoon, CSKA Moscow star,
All-Euroleague forward and Best Defender Trophy winner Viktor Khryapa
will be sidelined again indefinitely.
November 26, 2010 - Sportingbet Week 6 MVP: Ksistof Lavrinovic,
off to another standout season as one of basketball’s great sixth men,
Ksistof Lavrinovic of Montepaschi Siena stood out with his best game of
the season so far on Wednesday to lead his team to an important road
win and to secure Sportingbet Week 6 MVP honors.
November 25, 2010 - Partizan m:ts topped Zalgiris 68-62
mt:s Belgrade climbed into a tie for second place by beating Zalgiris
Kaunas 68-62 on Thursday night at Pionir Arena in the Serbian capital.
Partizan matched Zalgiris at 4-2 and remained just one victory behind
the Turkish Airlines Group A leader, Maccabi Electra.
November 25, 2010 - CSKA, coach Vujosevic part ways
Moscow announced on Thursday that Dusko Vujosevic has resigned as the
team's head coach. Assistant Dmitriy Shakulin will take over on an
interim basis. Also leaving with Vujosevic are assistant coach Saso
Filipovski and youth team coach Andrei Maltsev.
November 25, 2010 - AJ Milano defeated CSKA 70-65
Jeans Milano took a critical step forwards to reach the Top 16 in
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Group D by edging CSKA Moscow 71-65 at home
on Wednesday. Milano improved to 3-3 in Group D and registered its
second win against CSKA, that dropped to 1-5 and needs a major
turnaround to make it to the Top 16.
November 25, 2010 - Eurocup Week 2 MVP: Christos Tapoutos, Aris BSA 2003
outstanding performance in a winning effort was required for Christos
Tapoutos of Aris BSA to become the Week 2 MVP in a close race for the
honor. Tapoutos shined in his team's home win against Hapoel
Gilboa/Galil with 25 points, making 9-of-12 two-point shots and 2-of-2
November 24, 2010 - Halperin replaces Erceg in A1
have decided to replace Zoran Erceg with Yotam Halperin in their
domestic Greek A1 games. Olympiacos has got more foreigner players than
allowed in Greece A1 (6), so at the start of the season Yotam Halperin
was left out of the squad.
November 24, 2010 - Besiktas protests Tuesday result
Basketball officials are in the process of receiving the documentation
necessary to initiate the official protest filed by Besiktas JK Cola
Turka following its Group B game in the Eurocup on Tuesday.
November 24, 2010 - Euroleague Basketball announces Special Olympics
Basketball is proud to announce that its clubs, players, coaches and
referees will again show their dedication and collaboration with
disabled athletes by actively supporting Special Olympics with on-court
promotions during 24 games over the next two weeks.
November 23, 2010 - Barcelona forward Mickeal to miss two weeks
champion Pete Mickeal will sit out the next two weeks to rest his knee,
Regal FC Barcelona announced Tuesday.
November 23, 2010 - Panathinaikos's Maric to miss a month
center Aleks Maric will be sidelined for a month after undergoing
surgery to remove a cyst on his right elbow on Tuesday. Panathinaikos
doctor Thanasis Konidas performed the procedure.
November 23, 2010 - Buducnost lands Aleksandar Mitrovic
game into the Eurocup season, Buducnost m:tel Podgorica has reenforced
its perimeter by adding, Aleksandar Mitrovic, a young small forward
with Euroleague experience.
November 23, 2010 - Krasnye Krylia hires Eremin as coach
Krylia named Stanislav Eremin as its new head coach on Monday after the
sides agreed to terms for this season with an option for 2011-12.
Eremin, 59, has extensive experience with the top clubs and the Russian
national team as both a player and coach.
November 22, 2010 - Cajasol retools with Popovic at point
Sevilla moved to retool its backcourt following an injury to starter
Earl Calloway by signing veteran playmaker Bojan Popovic. The sides
agreed to terms on a three-month deal with an option to extend it for
the rest of the season.
November 22, 2010 - Fenerbahce get May
was in the market over the past week in order to find a substitute big
guy to replace Gasper Vodmar, who will miss almost the entire season
due to an injury, and they have found what they were looking for.
November 21, 2010 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 8
Stada leads the Adriatic League standings with a 6-2 record, with CEZ
Nymburk, Buducnost m:tel, Cedevita and Union Olimpija right behind at
5-3 apiece. Hemofarm had to battle hard to edge Nymburk 86-85 in Vrsac
November 21, 2010 - Aris guard Pierce out two months
BSA 2003 will be without Pierre Pierce for the next two months after
the point guard suffered a broken bone in his right foot in the Greek
League on Saturday.
November 21, 2010 - CEZ Nymburk nabs Stimac at center
Basketball Nymburk fortified its frontline over the weekend with the
signing of center Vladimir Stimac for the remainder of the season.
Stimac (210, 23) helps fill the gap left by the injury to Petr Benda,
who will miss at least a month.
November 19, 2010 - Asvel Basket names Ghrib new boss
after having dismissed Vincent Collet from the head coach post, Asvel
Basket announced the promotion of Nordine Ghrib to take care of the
team until the end of the season. Ghrib, 45, was assistant coach at
Asvel Basket since the 2007-08 season.
November 19, 2010 - Sportingbet Week 5 MVP: Sammy Mejia, Cholet Basket
star turn in a historic performance for his club has earned Cholet
Basket scorer Sammy Mejia the Sportingbet MVP honor for Week 5 of the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season.
November 19, 2010 - Jerusalem brings big man Tamir home
Jerusalem announced Thursday on its website that it has agreed to terms
with veteran big man Amit Tamir, who returns to his boyhood club in the
wake of an injury to big man Uri Kokia.
November 18, 2010 - Spirou Basket routed Real Madrid 67-49
Charleroi registered its first win in Turkish Airlines Euroleague Group
B by thrashing Real Madrid 67-49 at the Spiroudome in Belgium on
Wednesday. Spirou grabbed its first Euroleague win since its last
appearance in the competition in February 2002.
November 17, 2010 - Partizan has rallied past Caja Laboral 74-71
magic of Hala Pionir in Belgrade returned on Wednesday as host Partizan
Belgrade rallied from 8 points behind with 5 minutes left to defeat
mighty Caja Laboral 74-71 and move ahead of the visitors in the Group
November 17, 2010 - Asvel Basket fires head coach Collet
Basket relived head coach Vincent Collet of his duties at the club,
Asvel basket chairmen Gilles Moretton announced on Wednesday. The move
comes one day after the team lost its Eurocup opener at home against BG
November 17, 2010 - Maccabi Electra sends center Foote on loan
Electra announced on Wednesday that it has agreed to send center Jeff
Foote on loan to Spanish second division team Club Melilla Baloncesto.
Foote signed a multi-year deal with Maccabi this summer after finishing
his college basketball career at Cornell University, but did not fit
into head coach David Blatt's plans this season.
November 17, 2010 - Krasnye Krylia sacks coach Mikhailov
day after the club lost its Eurocup opener, Krasnye Krylia fired head
coach Mikhail Mikhailov. Assistant coach Vladislav Konovalov will take
his place on an interim basis for the next week as a permanent
replacement is sought.
November 17, 2010 - Eurocup, Regular Season Game 1 MVP: PJ Tucker
plenty of outstanding Eurocup debuts, P.J. Tucker of Aris BSA 2003
earned the Game 1 MVP honor with a performance index rating of 35, the
best among almost 350 players who saw playing time on Tuesday.
November 16, 2010 - Hemofarm ruined Allen Iverson's debut
thriller with the wrong ending from the home crowd's point of view saw
Hemofarm rally from 17 points down in the final quarter to stun
Besiktas Cola Turka 91-94 in the much-heralded debut by Allen Iverson
for the hosts.
November 16, 2010 - AJ Milano adds size with Van den Spiegel
Jeans Milano improved its frontcourt by inking experienced center Tomas
Van den Spiegel to a two-month deal, the club announced Tuesday. Van
den Spiegel (214, 32) is a two-time Euroleague winner that arrives from
Real Madrid, where he just played 10 official games last season due to
November 16, 2010 - Lithuania would like to host World Championship in
2018 or 2022
will host its second Eurobasket in 72 years next year but Lithuanian
Basketball Federation (LKF) is seriously interested in hosting another
major event in a basketball-crazy country.
November 16, 2010 - Power Electronics makes Pesic new boss!
of just five head coaches to win the Euroleague title last decade is
returning to the competition as Power Electronics Valencia announced
Tuesday that Svetislav Pesic will take over its bench for the rest of
November 16, 2010 - Lietuvos Rytas brings home Jasikevicius
Euroleague legend is going home to his first pro team with the
announcement Tuesday that Lietuvos Rytas has signed point guard Sarunas
Jasikevicius to a one-year contract.
November 16, 2010 - Eurocup TV coverage
games of opening week can be seen live on TV around Europe, including
Eurosport 2 live broadcasts of Anwil vs. Alba and Estudiantes vs. PAOK
to 58 countries and up to 44 million homes.
November 15, 2010 - Opening day brings great names to Eurocup!
2010-11 Eurocup regular season, six games that ensure that every point
counts from the very first tipoff, opens on Tuesday in 13 countries
November 15, 2010 - REGAL FCB lands Ingles at forward
FC Barcelona has reached an agreement in principle with versatile
forward Joe Ingles on a three-year contract, the club announced Monday.
Ingles (203, 23) arrives from CB Granada, where he averaged 13.3
points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists in seven Spanish League games this
November 15, 2010 - ESPN International brings Turkish Airlines
Euroleague to four continents
Basketball is proud to welcome fans from across the world who will be
able to follow the 2010-11 Turkish Airlines Euroleague thanks to a new
broadcast rights agreement with ESPN International.
November 15, 2010 - Krasnye Krylia adds Qyntel Woods
of the Euroleague's top performers from a season ago is taking his game
to the Eurocup with the announcement Monday that the newest Russian
club in the competition, Krasnye Krylia, has signed forward Qyntel
Woods to a one-season contract.
November 15, 2010 - Suns threaten three-point record to ground Lakers
Phoenix Suns made 22 three-pointers, the second highest in an NBA game,
to beat two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers 121-116 on
November 15, 2010 - Rockets win again, Knicks lose to 5th straight
Martin scored 28 points, Luis Scola added 24, and the Houston Rockets
climbed a little further out of the hole they dug to start the season
by beating the struggling New York Knicks 104-96 on Sunday night.
November 14, 2010 - Maccabi Electra sends Kadir on loan
Electra Tel Aviv announced on Sunday that forward Elishay Kadir was
going on loan for the remainder of the season. He will play for fellow
Israeli League club Maccabi Haifa.
November 14, 2010 - Fenerbahce Ulker big man Vidmar injures ACL
Ulker suffered a big loss in its Turkish League win on Saturday as
Gasper Vidmar suffered an injury that will sideline him for a
significant amount of time. Vidmar, who was off to a promising start to
the season, injured his anterior cruciate ligament in the closing
minutes of the game against Medical Park Trabzonspor Basketbol.
November 14, 2010 - Cajasol: Calloway misses regular season
faces major injury problems right before the start of the Eurocup, as
starting point guard Earl Calloway will be sidelined for at least 2
months due to a broken toe, the club announced Sunday.
November 14, 2010 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 7
Olimpija, Hemofarm Stada and CEZ Nymburk tie atop the Adriatic League
standings, each with a 5-2 record. Olimpija thrashed Siroki TT Kabeli
107-70 behind 20 points from Saso Ozbolt.
November 14, 2010 - Olimpija signs top prospect Bertans
Olimpija fortified its roster with an eye on the future with the
signing of top prospect Davis Bertans to a multi-year deal. Bertans
(205, 18) is a small forward who arrives from BK Barons Riga in his
November 14, 2010 - BG Goettingen brings Meeks back
Goettingen added some vital experience to its roster before the start
of the Eurocup season by signing veteran forward Michael Meeks, who was
a part the club’s FIBA EuroChallenge-winning squad last season.
November 12, 2010 - Enes Kanter ruled permanently ineligible for NCAA
NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff has ruled University of
Kentucky men’s basketball student-athlete Enes Kanter permanently
ineligible for receiving benefits above his actual and necessary
expenses while playing for a club basketball team in Turkey.
November 12, 2010 - Panellinios brings in Samo Udrih
BC reinforced its backcourt with a major signing, as the club announced
a deal with Slovenian guard Samo Udrih (195, 31). He will replace Darko
Rancic who left due to personal and family problems.
November 12, 2010 - Sportingbet Week 4 MVP: Berni Rodriguez, Unicaja,
team captain Berni Rodriguez surely won’t forget his performance on
Wednesday anytime soon. The veteran guard posted career highs with 24
points and 10 assists and was the main catalyst as his team routed
Virtus Roma 104-83. And when the week ended, he had also earned the
Sportingbet MVP honor for Week 4.
November 12, 2010 - Power Electronics Valencia fires coach Hussein
after a 69-80 home loss to Armani Jeans Milano on Thursday, the Power
Electronics board of directors announced that head coach Manuel Hussein
has been relieved of his duties as head coach. Assistant coach Chechu
Mulero will handle the team in an interim basis.
November 11, 2010 - Barcelona close to Jasaitis
the Catalan press reports Barcelona have made an offer to Simas
Jasaitis after some of their key squad members suffered some injuries.
Last week Pascual had admitted that he was looking into the market for
a possible signing, after losing at home to Fenerbahce.
November 11, 2010 - Unicaja tabs Roderick Blakney
has reached an agreement with playmaker Roderick Blakney on a two-month
deal, the Spanish powerhouse announced Thursday. Blakney (181, 34)
arrives from Panellinios, where he averaged 11.1 points on 52.9%
three-pointers, 3.1 assists and 1.6 steals in 16 Eurocup games last
November 10, 2010 - Zalgiris shocked Caja Laboral
escaped with an 88-92 road victory over Caja Laboral to take a share of
first place in Turkish Airlines Group A. The visitors dominated the
glass for a 43-21 rebounding edge led by the duo of Mirza Begic and
Paulius Jankunas inside.
November 10, 2010 - Partizan topped Prokom 62-69
mt:s registered its first road win in Turkish Airlines Euroleague
regular season Group A by edging Asseco Prokom Gdynia 62-69 in Poland
on Wednesday. Partizan improved to 2-2 in Group A and bounced back from
last week's home loss against Maccabi Electra.
November 10, 2010 - 2011 Nike International Junior
classification tournaments set
Basketball is proud to announce that the ninth edition of the Nike
International Junior Tournament will start with three classification
rounds across Europe this winter, in Rome, L'Hospitalet and Belgrade.
November 8, 2010 - Unicaja loses McIntyre for 3 to 6
rough start to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season got rougher for
Unicaja with the announcement Monday that point guard Terrell McIntyre,
a two-time All-Euroleague selection, will be out of action at least
three weeks with a foot injury.
November 8, 2010 - Iverson arrives to Istanbul!
doubts that Allen Iverson had second thought about his move to
Besiktas, after missing his flight on Friday, are gone as the former
NBA super-star arrived to Istanbul this morning and was welcomed by
hordes of passionate Besiktas fans.
November 8, 2010 - Panellinios brings Kolokas back
BC signed former player Markos Kolokas, who played with the team last
season, over the weekend. The veteran forward averaged 3.3 points and
1.7 rebounds in three Eurocup games and 2 points and 1.8 boards in the
Greek League for Panellinios.
November 7, 2010 - Adriatic League, Regular Season,
Stada sits alone atop the Adriatic League standings after beating Union
Olimpija 84-74 in a top-of-the table clash. Milan Macvan scored 24
points and grabbed 8 rebounds and Bojan Krstovic added 19 for Hemofarm,
which improved to 5-1 and dropped Olimpija into a three-way tie for
November 5, 2010 - CSKA players send letter to fans
Moscow is going through difficult times for the first time after
decades in Euroleague coming off a 0-3 record and the players decided
to address the fans via letter to ask for their understanding and
November 5, 2010 - Panionios announce Vujanic
BC have announced the signing of Milos Vujanic until the end of current
season. The former 2003 Euroleague Top Scorer was expecting a better
offer to come up but after all teams closing their rosters he settled
November 5, 2010 - Sportingbet Week 3 MVP: Dimitris
Diamantidis of Panathinaikos chalked up one of the best games of his
career on Thursday to claim the Sportingbet Week 3 MVP honors.
Unfortunately for the star point guard, his effort came in a losing
cause as Union Olimpija topped the Greens 85-84 in overtime at a
sold-out Stozice Arena.
November 4, 2010 - FB Ulker followed by knocking off
the duel of undefeated teams in Group C came to an end, Fenerbahce
Ulker emerged victorious by handing defending champ Regal FC Barcelona
the first loss of the season of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular
season by 61-69 in Barcelona, Spain on Thursday night.
November 4, 2010 - Maccabi won the Game of the Week
Electra led from start to finish en route to a convincing 54-67 road
win over Partizan mt:s at Pionir Arena in the Serbian capital on
Thursday. Maccabi started the game with a 2-18 charge and the hosts
never seriously threatened the rest of the way.
November 3, 2010 - Siena topped Cibona 80-57
Siena remained undefeated after three games in the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague regular season thanks to another win, this time at home,
againt Cibona by 80-57 in a Group C game played Wednesday.
November 3, 2010 - Valencia walloped CSKA 82-57
Electronics Valencia registered its first Turkish Airlines Euroleague
win in more than six years and sent a message that echoed all around
Group D by downing Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow 82-57 at home on
Wednesday. Valencia moved up to 1-2 and improved its chances to make it
to the Top 16.
November 2, 2010 - Caja Laboral locks up Barac 'till
Laboral made sure to keep its best inside player for a long time by
announcing Tuesday that center Stanko Barac signed a three-year
contract extension that will keep him in Vitoria through 2015. Barac
(2.17, 24) was already under contract through 2012.
November 2, 2010 - Azovmash tabs veteran Owens
Azovmash Mariupol added a familiar face at forward with the signing of
veteran Chris Owens. The well-traveled Owens (203, 31) returns to
Ukraine after playing for BC Donetsk last season. He arrives from
French club Gravelines-Dunkerque, for whom he averaged 8.3 points and
4.8 rebounds over 16 minutes in four games this season.
November 1, 2010 - Sportingbet MVP for October: Goran
Jagodnik, Union Olimpija
has been seven years since Union Olimpija started a Euroleague season
with two victories and the same amount of time since the pride of
Ljubljana reached the Top 16. Basketball fever never left the Slovenian
capital, but this week it will reach some of its highest temperatures
ever, with the new 13,000-seat Stozice Arena sold out a week in advance
of Olimpija's showdown Thursday with Panathinaikos for first place in
Group D of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season.
November 1, 2010 - CSKA's Kaun to undergo surgery, out
Moscow center Sasha Kaun is scheduled to undergo knee surgery in the
United States this week, which will sideline him for three months.
Kaun, 25, has not played in the Euroleague this season, though he did
take part in the team’s Euroleague American Tour.
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