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  News archive november 2010


November 30, 2010 - Eurocup: Regular Season, Week 3
The 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 groups.

November 30, 2010 - Ivanovic ACB Coach of the Month
Caja 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
The 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
Unicaja 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
Iraklis 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
Well 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 Detroit.

November 30, 2010 - Marjanovic, Gordon to leave CSKA?
According 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
CSKA 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
Stanko 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 Electra
Considering 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
Krka 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
Despite 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 Jerrells.

November 26, 2010 - CSKA's Khryapa, out indefinitely
As 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, Montepaschi Siena
Quietly 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
Partizan 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
CSKA 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
Armani 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
An 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 triples.

November 24, 2010 - Halperin replaces Erceg in A1
Olympiacos 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
Euroleague 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 games
Euroleague 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
Euroleague 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
Panathinaikos 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
One 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
Krasnye 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
Cajasol 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
Fenerbahce 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
Hemofarm 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 on Saturday.

November 21, 2010 - Aris guard Pierce out two months
Aris 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
CEZ 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
Just 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
A 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
Hapoel 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
Spirou 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
The 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 A.

November 17, 2010 - Asvel Basket fires head coach Collet
Asvel 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 Goettingen.

November 17, 2010 - Maccabi Electra sends center Foote on loan
Maccabi 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
One 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
Among 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
A 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
Armani 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 injury.

November 16, 2010 - Lithuania would like to host World Championship in 2018 or 2022
Lithuania 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!
One 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 the season.

November 16, 2010 - Lietuvos Rytas brings home Jasikevicius
A 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
Seven 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!
The 2010-11 Eurocup regular season, six games that ensure that every point counts from the very first tipoff, opens on Tuesday in 13 countries across Europe!

November 15, 2010 - REGAL FCB lands Ingles at forward
Regal 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 season.

November 15, 2010 - ESPN International brings Turkish Airlines Euroleague to four continents
Euroleague 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
One 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
The 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 Sunday.

November 15, 2010 - Rockets win again, Knicks lose to 5th straight
Kevin 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
Maccabi 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
Fenerbahce 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
Cajasol 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
Union 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
Union 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 native Latvia.

November 14, 2010 - BG Goettingen brings Meeks back
BG 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
The 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
Panellinios 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,
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
Shortly 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
As 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

Unicaja 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 season.

November 10, 2010 - Zalgiris shocked Caja Laboral
Zalgiris 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
Partizan 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
Euroleague 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 weeks
A 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!
Any 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
Panellinios 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, Game 6
Hemofarm 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 second.

November 5, 2010 - CSKA players send letter to fans
CSKA 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 support.

November 5, 2010 - Panionios announce Vujanic
Panionios 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 for Panionios.

November 5, 2010 - Sportingbet Week 3 MVP: Dimitris Diamantidis, Panathinaikos
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 Barcelona 61-69
When 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
Maccabi 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
Montepaschi 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
Power 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 2015
Caja 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
BC 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
It 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 3 months
CSKA 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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