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Home - News archive October 2010

  News archive October 2010

October 31, 2010 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 5: October 29-31, 2010
Union Olimpija bested Partizan Belgrade 75-73 in an all-Euroleague showdown to wrap up Round 5 of the Adriatic League. Vlado Ilievski scored 18 and Kevinn Pinkney 17 for the winners, who improved to 4-1 and share the top spot in the league with Hemofarm Stada.

October 31, 2010 - Barcelona's Basile out 3 more months
Defending champions Regal FC Barcelona will miss the Euroleague's all-time three-point shooting leader for even longer than expected after learning Saturday that Gianluca Basile's injured left foot requires surgery that will sideline the veteran guard for three more months. Basile (192, 35) has not played yet this season.

October 30, 2010 - Stern plans to bring NBA to Europe
According to NBA commissioner David Stern NBA plans to expand to Europe in the next ten years. In a public speech in Miami Stern when asked about NBA in Europe said: "It's a wonderful topic, because 10 years ago, I said, 'Oh, it's inevitable, it'll happen in 10 years. And now what I'm saying is, 'It's inevitable, it'll happen in 10 years.'

October 29, 2010 - CSKA loses Siskauskas, too
More than it's first two games, CSKA Moscow lost a big part of its recent succeses on Friday when small forward Ramunas Siskauskas joined the injured list with back injury that will sideline him at least one month. The 32-year-old former Euroleague MVP left the floor on Thursday after 5 minutes of the Game of the Week, which CSKA lost 74-60 on the road at Panathinaikos.

October 29, 2010 - Besiktas brings in former NBA star Iverson
Besiktas Cola Turka has made the latest and biggest-ever splash in the Eurocup player market by signing legendary guard Allen Iverson to a one-year contract. Iverson (185, 35) is a former two-time MVP of the NBA and is considered among the best players his size ever in basketball.

October 29, 2010 - Sportingbet Week 2 MVP: Bootsy Thornton, Efes Pilsen
Efes Pilsen guard Marvis 'Bootsy' Thornton added another first to his long list of accomplishments in an impressive Euroleague Basketball career by earning Sportingbet Week 2 MVP honors with a performance index rating of 29 in his team's 79-63 home victory over Power Electronics Valencia on Wednesday.

October 29, 2010 - Panathinaikos trumped CSKA Moscow 74-60
Panathinaikos knocked off its main rival in Group D by beating CSKA Moscow 74-60 at the Athens Olympic Indoor Hall (OAKA) in the Greek capital on Thursday night. The Greek champs improved to 2-0 before visiting Union Olimpija in Week 3. Drew Nicholas paced the Greens with 18 points and Romain Sato added 17.

October 29, 2010 - Fenerbahce Ulker downed Cibona 68-73
Fenerbahce Ulker held off a late Cibona Zagreb charge to record a valuable 68-73 road win at the Drazen Petrovic Basketball Center in the Croatian capital on Thursday evening. Tarence Kinsey scored 17 points and Croatian national team star Roko Ukic netted 14 for the winners, who improved to 2-0 in Turkish Airlines Euroleague Group C, but visit Euroleague champion Regal FC Barcelona next week.

October 29, 2010 - Union Olimpija overcame Armani Jeans 72-76
Union Olimpija jumped to a 2-0 start in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season on Thursday night when it defeated Armani Jeans Milano 72-76 at the Mediolanum Forum and joined Panathinaikos for first place in Group D. Goran Jagodnik and Saso Ozbolt scored 19 points apiece for the visitors, who relied heavily on their outside shooting touch, going 14 of 29 from beyond the arc.

October 28, 2010 - Brose Baskets surprised Olympiacos 73-61
The Turkish Airlines Euroleague season had one of its biggest upsets yet as Brose Baskets downed visiting Olympiacos Piraeus by 73-61 on Wednesday in Bamberg, Germany. Both teams now have 1-1 records in Group B. Brose withstood a 0-10 takeover run by Olympiacos right after halftime to come back and win going away thanks to its own 16-4 run bridging the final two quarters.

October 28, 2010 - Partizan mt:s defeated BC Khimki 72-68
Partizan mt:s found its first win in Turkish Airlines Euroleague Group A by edging BC Khimki Moscow Region 72-68 in front of an outstanding basketball atmosphere at a sellout Pionir Arena in Belgrade, Serbia on Wednesday. Both teams are now tied in Group A, each with a 1-1 record. Nathan Jawai led the winners with 15 points and 8 rebounds.

October 27, 2010 - Jasikevicius starts training with Peristeri
Sarunas Jasikevicius had been doing individual training session to keep in shape but as of tomorrow he will join Peristeri trainings, in Athens. Peristeri is a well known Greek A1 team and Jasikevicius decided to join their training sessions.

October 26, 2010 - Spirou gets bigger with Santiago
Spirou Basket Charleroi added a major presence to its frontcourt Tuesday with the signing of Daniel Santiago. The veteran center will mark his sixth consecutive season in the Euroleague this season. Santiago (217, 34) averaged 5.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in 15 Euroleague games for Efes Pilsen last season.

October 26, 2010 - Partizan adds big man Gist
Serbian champion Partizan mt:s Belgrade moved to reenforce its frontcourt by signing power forward James Gist to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Gist (23, 206) will be in Belgrade on Wednesday to watch Partizan play Khimki Moscow Region, but is not expected to make his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut until next week.

October 25, 2010 - BC Partizan, termination of the Contract with Sava Lesic
Basketball club Partizan mt:s on this day 25th October mutually terminated the contract with a player Sava Lesic. With the arrival of power forward from USA, which is expected in the next two to three days, BC Partizan mt:s would have a surplus of players at position 4 in its roster and therefore agreement was terminated in cooperation with Sava Lesic.

October 25, 2010 - KK Cedevita lands big man Plaisted
KK Cedevita signed big man Trent Plaisted for the coming season, bringing him back to Croatia after playing for Zadar last season. He takes the place of Aaron Pettway, who has been released. Plaisted (211, 24) averaged 8.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for Zadar in the Eurocup last season.

October 25, 2010 - Unics Kazan inks scorer Minard
Unics Kazan bolstered its perimeter attack with the signing of swingman Ricky Minard, who finished last season with fellow Russian side BC Khimki. Minard (200, 28) began last season with Virtus Roma and averaged 11.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in nine Euroleague games.

October 25, 2010 - Asvel Basket signs sharpshooter Walsh
Asvel Basket picked up a premier scorer with signing of swingman Matt Walsh, who ranked third in the Euroleague regular season in scoring last season with 17.3 points per game for Union Olimpija.

October 25, 2010 - Efes Pilsen tabs veteran center Vujcic
Efes Pilsen has turned to one of the best players in Europe over the past decade to fill the team’s void at center by signing Nikola Vujcic for the season. Vujcic (211, 32) was named to the Euroleague’s All-Decade team last season after reaching six Final Fours and winning two Euroleague titles during that span.

October 25, 2010 - Zaragoza buzzer-beater shock Barca
CAI Zaragoza pulled off the biggest upset in Spain's ACB so far by stunning Barcelona over the weekend. Taking on the defending champions of Europe inside their own Palau Blaugrana, Zaragoza’s Argentina international sharpshooter Paolo Monteros sent the game to overtime by burying a three-pointer from the top of the key right before the end despite being closely guarded by Barcelona's Ricky Rubio.

October 24, 2010 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 4: October 23-24, 2010
Cibona handed Union Olimpija its first loss of the season in the Adriatic League and joined a six-way tie for first place in the process. A pair of Eurocup sides, CEZ Nymburk Hemofarm Stada and Buducnost m:tel, are also tied for the top spot at 3-1.

October 24, 2010 - Greek players hit by riot police!
Shocking events occurring moments ago as riot police hit and forced Greek professional basketball players to leave the court where they were exercising their constitutional right to strike.

October 24, 2010 - Hypocrisy lurking in and around Greek basketball
The hypocrisy of people in, out and around Greek basketball has reached new heights last evening during the Games of Week 1. Some persons and institutions must answer for their irresponsible actions and behaviour.

October 22, 2010 - Cedevita split with Pattway
Cedevita decided to split with American center Aaron Pattway after three round played in NLB League and before the beginning of the regular season in Eurocup.

October 22, 2010 - Igokea signed Nebojsa Joksimovic
Nebojsa Joksimovic is back in NLB League. The Slovenian guard, who finished the 2010/11 season in Italy with Scavolini, signed a one-year contract with Igokea on Thursday.

October 22, 2010 - Sportingbet Week 1 MVP: Chuck Eidson, Maccabi Electra
Opening week of the 2010-11 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season was full of outstanding individual performance, but nobody shined brighter than forward Chuck Eidson of Maccabi Electra, who became the Sportingbet MVP for Week 1 with a performance index rating of 30.

October 21, 2010 - Holden first to play in 200 Euroleague games!
All-Decade guard J.R. Holden of CSKA Moscow added another accolade to his already-full list on Thursday when he became the first player to take part in 200 Euroleague Basketball games. Holden came off the bench in the first quarter of CSKA's season-opening Turkish Airlines Euroleague game on Thursday against visiting Armani Jeans Milano. Before the game, at midcourt, CSKA presented Holden with a commemorative jersey with the number 200 on the back.

October 21, 2010 - Euroleague season started for NLB teams
Another Turkish Airlines Euroleague season started also for the NLB League teams on Wednesday when Union Olimpija played its inaugural game in Ljubljana. It what might be called a classical duel between two ex-team-mates, nowadays coaches Jure Zdovc (Olimpija) and Velimir Perasović (Efes Pilsen) the hosts were successful but they needed two over-times for celebrating the victory 95:90.

October 21, 2010 - Real Madrid adds backcourt depth with Fisher
Real Madrid reached an agreement with combo guard Josh Fisher on the signing of a three-month contract on Wednesday night. Fisher (189, 29) helps add dept to the backcourt with playmaker Pablo Prgioni sidelined with a hand injury. Fisher practiced with Madrid during the preseason, so he is already familiar with head coach Ettore Messina's style and most of his new teammates.

October 21, 2010 - Euroleague Gameday 1 Roundup: Wednesday's games
The 2010/11 season of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague was launched on Monday as Olympiacos hosted Real Madrid as a repeat of a season opener ten years ago. Ettore Messina was once again forced to leave the game with his head down after his team lost the game 66-82 against the Reds.

October 20, 2010 - Canal + Poland to broadcast Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Polish fans will be able to follow Turkish Airlines Euroleague action all season long thanks to a new agreement with Euroleague Basketball and Canal + Poland. The agreement allows the country's team in the competition, Asseco Prokom Gdynia, to be seen live in all of Poland, with the majority of its games available on the premium channel of the Canal + platform and thE rest on a sports-dedicated channel.

October 19, 2010 - Lietuvos Rytas adds veteran guard Khalid El-Amin
Lietuvos Rytas found a replacement for the starting point guard Jerry Johnson who will be out for 6-7 weeks due to an injury. American point guard Khalid El-Amin became the latest addition to the team. The 31-year-old veteran spent last season in Ukraine with Budyvelnik Kyiv.

October 19, 2010 - Anwil brings former player Thomas back
Anwil Wloclawek signed playmaker Chris Thomas for two seasons, bringing the player back to the club that he helped win the 2007 Polish Cup. Thomas (186, 28) has spent the past three seasons in the Spanish League playing for CB Murcia and Fuenlabrada.

October 19, 2010 - Asvel Basket adds veteran Bogavac
Asvel Basket signed sharpshooting swingman Nebojsa Bogavac to a six-week deal to help out with Laurent Foirest sidelined. Foirest is still recovering from a ruptured achilles tendon. Bogavac (198, 36) has spent the past several seasons playing in France.

October 18, 2010 - Olympiacos topped Real Madrid 82-66
Olympiacos BC became the first team to register a win in the 2010-11 Turkish Airlines Euroleague by downing Real Madrid 82-66 in the competition's Opening Game at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Pireaus, Greece in Group B on Monday. Olympiacos proved right away that it is a top candidate to go far in the Euroleague this season, but Madrid showed great character and stayed in the game for the opening three quarters.

October 18, 2010 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague season 2010-11 starts tonight!!!
The 2010-11 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season starts with a very special showdown, as Olympiacos hosts Real Madrid on Monday at 20:45 CET. Both teams faced each other at the Euroleague Opening Game on October 16, 2000. Madrid beat Olympiacos 75-73 back then and 10 years later, both teams are serious about opening another decade with a victory.

October 18, 2010 - Caja Laboral inks Rancik to a one-month deal
Caja Laboral reached an agreement with power forward Martin Rancik to sign a one-month deal pending medical tests, the club announced Monday. Rancik (204, 32) arrives from Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, where he just finished another short-term contract. He has averaged 10 points and 3.3 rebounds in 3 Spanish League games with Bilbao this season.

October 18, 2010 - BC Khimki: Kelati, one month out
BC Khimki Moscow Region small forward Thomas Kelati will be sidelined for at least one month due to a knee injury, the club announced this weekend. Kelati did not travel to Kaunas to take part in his team's VTB League against Zalgiris, as he damaged the knee and ankle ligaments. He is expected to be sidelined for one month.

October 18, 2010 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 3: October 15-17, 2010
Four teams - CEZ Basketball Nymburk, Zagreb CO, Union Olimpija and Cedevita - are undefeated after three Adriatic League games and tie for first place atop the standings. Nymburk edged Igokea 70-65 home on Saturday behind 19 points from Tre Simmons. Olimpija survived a tough test by edging archrivals Krka 70-69 in Ljubljana on Friday.

October 17, 2010 - Euroleague American Tour game report: Cleveland 87-90 CSKA Moscow
CSKA Moscow became the second Euroleague team to beat an NBA side on American soil on Saturday night when it wrapped up its share of the Euroleague American Tour 2010 with an 87-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Ramunas Siskauskas scored 22 points – including a pair of clutch free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining – and Jamont Gordon added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the Russian champs.

October 15, 2010 - SPORT1 to broadcast Turkish Airlines Euroleague in Germany
Fans in Germany will have the chance to enjoy Europe's top competition like never before following an agreement between Euroleague Basketball and SPORT1 to broadcast games from the beginning to the end of the 2010-11 season.

October 15, 2010 - Virtus Roma lands Vladimir Dasic
Virtus Roma announced on Friday morning the addition of forward Vladimir Dasic (208, 22) to a temporal deal of four months with the option to extend it until the end of the 2012-13 season. Dasic had arrived during late September in Rome to practice with the team only, but last weekend he took part in the Sassari Tourney averaging 10.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in the two games, convincing coach Matteo Boniciolli for a longer agreement.

October 15, 2010 - Power Electronics brings Pietrus back
Power Electronics Valencia brought back a member of its 2010 Eurocup championship squad by signing forward Florent Pietrus to a two-month contract. Pietrus (202, 29) arrives from Caja Laboral, for whom he signed a one-moth deal as an injury replacement at the start of the season. He appeared in three Spanish League games for Laboral this season, averaging 4 points and 6.7 rebounds in 18 minutes.

October 15, 2010 - Greek players go on strike
Greek professional basketball players have decided to go on strike as of now, after a long meeting held under the Players Union. Therefore the Greek A1 which was due to start this weekend is put on hold for indefinitely.

October 15, 2010 - Euroleague American Tour game reports: October 14, 2010
Memphis Grizzlies 110-105 Caja Laboral
Caja Laboral's Euroleague American Tour debut was an impressive one, but the Spanish champ ran out of steam in the fourth quarter and their late comeback was not enough in a 110-105 loss at the Memphis Grizzlies. Laboral led by double-figures in the second quarter and held narrow leads at halftime and at the end of the third quarter, but a 10-0 Memphis charge in the middle of the fourth quarter to put the hosts up 14 was too much to overcome.

Oklahoma City Thunder 97-89 CSKA Moscow
CSKA Moscow fell to 0-2 on the tour with a 97-89 loss at Oklahoma City. Still shorthanded with Euroleague Defensive Player of the Year Viktor Khryapa and veteran point guard J.R. Holden unable to play, the Russian champs had trouble stopping the NBA's top scorer, Kevin Durant who recorded all of his 20 points in the first half.

October 14, 2010 - Lietuvos Rytas loses Johnson long-term
Bad news arrived for Lietuvos Rytas a week before the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season starts as point guard Jerry Johnson suffered a partial Achilles tendon tear in his right foot that will sideline him for at least 6 weeks, the club confirmed Thursday. Johnson (183, 28) signed a two-year contract in the summer and was playing as the L. Rytas starting point guard before suffering the injury in a Lithuanian League game on Wednesday.

October 14, 2010 - 2010-11 Eurocup Regular Season Draw results
The 2010-11 Eurocup is ready to roll after the Regular Season Draw, celebrated on Thursday in Barcelona, produced eight competitive groups that will head into action on November 16. This regular season's 32-team field includes just one of the last eight champions from earlier editions of the competition: Hapoel Jerusalem, which landed in Group G.

October 14, 2010 - Eurocup assembly meets before draw
Eurocup clubs met the day before the regular season draw to be presented with the organization's management team, as well as to discuss various administrative issues before the start of the season.

October 14, 2010 - Asseco Prokom adds two more to roster
Asseco Prokom Gdynia fortified its roster with two more additions Thursday, signing small forward Filip Videnov and shooting guard Channing Toney. Videnov (30, 196) arrives from Serbian side FMP after starting last season with Crvena Zvezda.

October 13, 2010 - Partizan Mt:s grabs Lafayette at point guard
For the second season in a row, Partizan Mt:s has added a new point guard shortly before the Euroleague season begins. Last season it was Bo McCalebb, who became an All-Euroleague selection as he led the team to the Final Four. The Serbian champion hopes to hit the jackpot again with Oliver Lafayette, who will make his European debut with the club.

October 13, 2010 - Azovmash nabs playmaker Kelly
BC Azovmash bolstered its backcourt with the addition of point guard Wykeen Kelly, the club announced Wednesday. Kelly (186, 31) signed a one-year contract. He arrives from Israeli club Hapoel Holon and also played for Apoel Nicosia in Cyprus last season, for whom he averaged 10.4 points and 4.4 assists in the FIBA EuroChallenge.

October 13, 2010 - Prokom picks up scoring guard Giddens
Asseco Prokom Gdynia added more scoring punch to an already deep backcourt by signing shooting guard J.R. Giddens for the coming season. Giddens (196, 25) arrives after playing two seasons in the NBA with Boston and New York.

October 13, 2010 - Unicaja guard Blanco injures calf
Unicaja guard Saul Blanco will miss the start of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season due to a calf injury on his left leg suffered in training on Tuesday. Blanco underwent an MRI on Wednesday and is expected to sit out three weeks, which could keep him from at least Unicaja's first two Euroleague games.

October 13, 2010 - Euroleague.TV offers three American Tour broadcasts!
Euroleague fans will get a special bonus even before Monday's season opener as Euroleague.TV will offer live broadcasts of three Euroleague American Tour 2010 games in the coming days. The free service starts Thursday, when Spanish champion Caja Laboral visits the Memphis Grizzlies at 20:00 local time (02:00 CET on Friday). It will be Caja Laboral's first game ever against an NBA opponent. The club's fans in Spain will be able to watch live on local broadcaster ETB.

October 13, 2010 - Euroleague American Tour report: Miami Heat 96-85 CSKA Moscow
CSKA Moscow put up a good effort in the Euroleague American Tour 2010 opener on Tuesday night against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, but came up short 96-85 in the end. Despite playing without three of its top players – All-Euroleague forward and Defensive Player of the Year Viktor Khryapa, starting center Sasha Kaun and veteran playmaker J.R. Holden – the Russian champion led at halftime and challenged throughout the second half, cutting the gap to 5 with four minutes to play.

October 12, 2010 - Euroleague American Tour 2010 takes the stage!
The Euroleague American Tour 2010 tips off Tuesday with two of Europe's elite clubs, CSKA Moscow and Caja Laboral, taking up quite a challenge together: five NBA opponents in five U.S. cities over five days. The tour, now in its fourth year, will bring an end to this season's exhibition series, which included last week's NBA Europe Live games, between clubs from the world's two most prestigious leagues.

October 12, 2010 - Don't miss the 2010-11 season on Euroleague.tv!
Euroleague.TV returns for a fourth season ready to offer more great moments to basketball fans all over the world. And if you subscribe now, you can enjoy a season-long discount! As the Turkish Airlines Euroleague's official online-broadcast service, Euroleague.TV allows fans from everywhere and anywhere to enjoy the best professional basketball in Europe through more than 180 broadcasts, live and on-demand, with video quality of up to 800 kbps.

October 12, 2010 - The battle between Zalgiris and Lietuvos Rytas heats up
The battle between the two Lithuanian powerhouses will be even more intense this season. It will also be extended off the court. Recently Zalgiris decided not to grant press accreditations to the journalists of Lietuvos Rytas newspaper and its website.

October 12, 2010 - Serbian A League / Round 1
Serbian League tipped off during the past weekend, without Partizan and some other teams who compete just in the Adriatic League for the moment being. Read the full review of Gameday 1.

October 11, 2010 - Trifunovic returns to Lietuvos Rytas
The management of Lietuvos Rytas acted quickly and found a replacement to Drazen Anzulovic who was released on Friday. Lithuanian champions brought back their former head coach Aleksandar Trifunovic who has previously coached the club for one-and-a-half seasons through 2006-2008.

October 11, 2010 - Court rejects suit against Euroleague Basketball
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected a lawsuit that the Spanish professional league (ACB) filed last January against Euroleague Basketball in reaction to the recent change of structure in Europe's top competition. CAS specified that the claim made against Euroleague Basketball S.L., Euroleague Properties S.A., Euroleague Commercial Assets S.A. and Jordi Bertomeu cannot be judged and therefore must be dropped.

October 11, 2010 - Panellinios adds Krabbenhoft
Panellinios added another reinforcement for the new season with the signing of swingman Joe Krabbenhoft, who started the season in Spain. Krabbenhoft (201, 23) averaged 12.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2 steals for Lleida in Spain's LEB Gold Division before signing for Panellinios.

October 11, 2010 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 1: October 8-10, 2010
The Adriatic League opened with some unexpected results as a pair of Euroleague teams lost their openers. Buducnost edged Partizan and Cedevita topped Cibona. Meanwhile CEZ Nymburk won its Adriatic League debut and Union Olimpija registered a big win. A Nikola Otasevic layup with six seconds remaining lifted Buducnost to a 78-79 road win at Partizan.

October 10, 2010 - Milano completes roster with Nardi
Less than two weeks before the Turkish Airlines Euroleague starts, Armani Jeans Milano announced the completion of its roster with the signing of Mike Nardi at point guard. Nardi (185, 25) previously debuted in the Euroleague by playing four games in the 2008-09 season for Air Avellino of Italy.

October 10, 2010 - Muric joins Union Olimpija
A homegrown talent, forward Dino Muric is the latest in a string of additions to the Union Olimpija Ljubljana roster. Muric (200, 20) was one of the last two players cut before the Slovenian national team played in this summer's World Championships.

October 9, 2010 - Caserta cuts Oyedeji, gets Williams
Pepsi Caserta made a change at center on Friday by releasing Olumide Oyedeji and replacing him with Eric Williams. Oyedeji joined Caserta in August and averaged 3 points and 3 rebounds in a pair of Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds losses to BC Khimki.

October 8, 2010 - NLB League, Round 1 Preview
Here it is. The new NLB League season 2010/11 will start on Friday with the inaugural game between Hemofarm Stada and Cibona while the whole first round is stretched through three days and will finish on Sunday, when Zagreb host Radnički.

October 8, 2010 - Lietuvos Rytas, coach Anzulovic part ways
Lietuvos Rytas has announced a mutual agreement with head coach Drazen Anzulovic to terminate his contract, the club announced Friday. Anzulovic joined the team in late May, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with an option for the 2011-12 season.

October 8, 2010 - NBA Europe Live report: Regal FC Barcelona 92-88 Los Angeles Lakers
Regal FC Barcelona scored an impressive 92-88 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA Europe Live game on Thursday between the reigning Euroleague and NBA champions. Pete Mickeal and Juan Carlos Navarro led Barcelona with big performances at Palau Sant Jordi, site of the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, in what was just the second ever meeting between reigning Euroleague and NBA winners.

October 8, 2010 - Union Olimpija inks Perry, Anagonye, Vrkic
Union Olimpija Ljubljana continued its roster building process by adding three more players on Thursday. Veteran playmaker Marque Perry and forward Aloysius Anagonye signed one-year contracts, while forward Zoran Vrkic got a two-month deal.

October 8, 2010 - Asefa Estudiantes brings Caner-Medley back
Asefa Estudiantes announced Thursday that forward Nik Caner-Medley will be back with the team this season. Caner-Medley (203, 27) was one of Estudiantes' best players last season with averages of 11.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

October 8, 2010 - Aris gets guard Sloukas on loan
Shortly after securing a spot in the 2010-11 Eurocup Regular Season, Aris BSA 2003 tabbed guard Konstantinos Sloukas on loan from Olympiacos. Sloukas (190, 20) grew up with Mantoulidis in Thessaloniki and in 2008 moved to Olympiacos, where he has seen limited playing time.

October 7, 2010 - Last NBA season for Stojakovic?
In an interview to NBA.com Pedja Stojakovic didn't rule out leaving NBA next summer, ending a 13 years long stint over the Atlantic. More specifically when asked by Hornets.com Jim Eichenhofer about his future Stojakovic said: “This is my 13th season, so I can say that I really want to go through this year pain-free.

October 7, 2010 - Eight teams make it to Eurocup groups
The Eurocup Qualifying Round has come to a close with eight teams celebrating a berth in the competition's regular season. The second legs of the eight series provided plenty of drama, with only three of the series finishing in sweeps.

October 7, 2010 - Top executives meet before the NBA Europe Live tip-off
Euroleague Basketball CEO, Mr. Jordi Bertomeu; NBA Commissioner, Mr. David Stern; and F.C. Barcelona President, Mr. Sandro Rosell, met Thursday for an informal lunch in Barcelona before the NBA Europe Live game that will be played this evening between reigning Euroleague Basketball champion Regal F.C. Barcelona and NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers.

October 7, 2010 - 2010-11 Eurocup Regular Season Draw set for October 14 in Barcelona
A draw to determine the groups that will make up the Regular Season groups for the 2010-11 Eurocup will be held on Thursday, October 14 at the Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport in Barcelona at 11:00 Local Time.

October 7, 2010 - Panellinios tabs playmaker Maurice Bailey
Panellinios upgraded its backcourt by signing playmaker Maurice Bailey, who finished last season with Obradoiro CAB in the Spanish League. Bailey (183, 29) is an accomplished floor general with past Euroleague expeience. He averaged 6.8 points and 1.5 assists per game for Obradoiro last season.

October 7, 2010 - Panellinios re-signs Kalaitzis, Kompodietas
Panellinios re-signed guards Giorgos Kalaitzis and Dimitris Kompodietas for the coming season, adding some depth to the team's backcourt. Kalaitzis (195, 34), a two-time Euroleague champion, averaged 2.1 points on 41.2% three-point shooting and 1.4 assists last season to help Panellinios reach the Eurocup Finals and the Greek League semifinals.

October 6, 2010 - Olimpija continue reinforcement, add Perry
Union Olimpija Ljubljana is very active in the market and have added yet another player, this time Marque Perry. The player is expected to be officially announced by the club in the coming days. He will be sharing the starting PG position of the club alongside Vlado Ilievski.

October 6, 2010 - Hoskin A Surprise To Bnei Hasharon
American power forward Sam Hoskin known for big contracts in Europe and Asia did the surprise and arrived in Europe today to Israel's first division Club Bnei Hasharon on a two month contract.

October 6, 2010 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague logo unveiled
The new logo for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague was unveiled on Tuesday in Barcelona during a special presentation ceremony attended by representatives of Turkish Airlines, Euroleague Basketball, clubs, leagues and media. The Turkish Airlines Euroleague logo is a fusion of the already existing Euroleague Basketball logo and that of Turkish Airlines, Europe's fourth-largest carrier of air passengers.

October 6, 2010 - ECA Board reviews financial performance, new initiatives
Economic performance and a major new global initiative were the main subjects on the agenda of the Euroleague Commercial Assets Board at its meeting in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday. The board heard positive reports on both the recent financial performance of the basketball competitions it oversees, the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and the Eurocup, as well as on economic projections for the coming season.

October 5, 2010 - Efes Pilsen center Raduljica sidelined
Efes Pilsen's promising center Miroslav Raduljica has seen his Euroleague debut pushed back due to a leg injury. Raduljica limped off during a preseason contest against Olympiacos on Sunday and is expected to be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks.

October 5, 2010 - Caja Laboral lands young phenom Musli
Two weeks before the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season opens, Spanish champion Caja Laboral has reinforced its frontcourt with the signing of Dejan Musli, one of the most prolific young big men in the world, to a five-year contract. Musli (212, 19) was a two-time MVP of the Nike International Junior Tournament, in 2008 and 2009.

October 4, 2010 - Anwil brings back Modric
A familiar face is back in Wloclawek, none other than forward Stipe Modric, who inked a one-year deal with Anwil on Monday. Modric (206, 31) arrives from Union Olimpija, where he averaged 4.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in 15 Slovenian League games last season.

October 4, 2010 - Cholet Basket bolsters squad with Diarra
Cholet Basket bolstered its squad by signing Mamoutou Diarra. The veteran small forward joined Maroussi earlier this summer, but was released from his contract due to financial trouble at the Greek club.

October 4, 2010 - Madrid playmaker Prigioni out with broken hand
Real Madrid point guard Pablo Prigioni will miss the start of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season after suffering an injury in practice on Monday. Prigioni broke a finger on his right hand and is expected to be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks.

October 4, 2010 - Panellinios picks up big man Brown
Panellinios added size and experience to its frontline with the signing of Andre Brown to a one-year deal. Brown (206, 29) last played in the 2010 NBA summer league for Golden State, where he averaged 5.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1 block per game.

October 4, 2010 - Shermadini heading to Olimpija
Georgian international power forward/center Giorgi Shermadini is on his way to Slovenian Euroleague regular Olimpija Ljubljana. According to TalkBasket sources from Greece the move is a done deal, and the player is expected to be in Ljubljana by Wednesday.

October 2, 2010 - Panellinios adds prospect Karathanasis
Panellinios continues roster building for the 2010-11 Eurocup by picking up small forward Ioannis Karathanasis on loan for the season from Olympiacos. Karathanasis (203,19) grew up with Asteria Panorama in Thessaloniki before joining Olympiacos as a young prospect for the 2008-09 season.

October 1, 2010 - 2010 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds
Friday marks the second decison night in as many weeks of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds. After four two-game series end on Friday, the winners will be paired off for a final qualifying step next week before two of them reach the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season.

October 1, 2010 - Barcelona's Basile to miss one month
Defending champion Regal FC Barcelona will start the new Turkish Airlines Euroleague season missing a key player as guard Gianluca Basile will miss a month of playing time with an injury to his left foot. The club said in a statement that Basile will not undergo surgery on the injury, but must rest his foot at least four weeks to heal.

October 1, 2010 - Real Madrid starts ACB season victorious
Real Madrid started off their 2010/11 ACB campaign with a tight away win over Estudiantes in the premier game of the Spanish League. Messina started the game using four Spanish players: Rodriguez, Llull, Suarez (former Estudiantes player) and Reyes (Fischer was the C).

October 1, 2010 - Holden's heart problems keep him out of trainings
Some days ago JR Holden travelled to USA to undergo medical tests. He returned back with two different medical reports from two different and independent hospitals and it was decided that he will stay out of training for the next week. Also according to a new announcement by CSKA, the player was also tested in Moscow.

October 1, 2010 - Tiago looking to make it big in Texas
Spanish Supercup MVP back-to-back, ACB League MVP, ACB League Finals MVP this past summer and All Euroleague first and second team honours - you can not deny Tiago Splitter his rightful place in the NBA. In 2007, the 6’11 Brazilian was selected in the first round, with the 28th pick to San Antonio Spurs, the then NBA Champions. Splitter though decided to stay in Spain, and signed a two-year contract with Tau Ceramica Baskonia (Caja Laboral).

October 1, 2010 - Kobe sells most NBA jerseys in Europe, Gasol going up
The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant tops the list of most popular NBA jerseys in Europe for the third consecutive year. Coming off his fifth NBA title in 2010. Moving up two spots to No. 2 is LeBron James, formerly of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade rounds out the top three.

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