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  News archive October 2011

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October 31, 2011 - Zalgiris tabs Trifunovic for bench
A proven Turkish Airlines Euroleague winner, Aleksandar Trifunovic, is the choice of Zalgiris Kaunas to try to turn things around after two losses to start the regular season. Club and coach signed a deal until the end of the current season. Zalgiris becomes the third Euroleague team coached by Trifunovic, 44, who spent two years with Zalgiris rival Lietuvos Rytas, making the Top 16 both times.

October 31, 2011 - bwin MVP for October: Andrei Kirilenko, CSKA Moscow
On the heels of a disappointing 2010-11 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season, it took CSKA Moscow just two games to prove to everyone that the team is back on track to fight for its seventh continental title already this season. After two regular season games, CSKA leads the competition in assists, is second in scoring and performance index rating and has registered two clear wins over Zalgiris and Brose Baskets.

October 31, 2011 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 5
The last unbeaten team in the Spanish League fell Sunday when Valencia Basket upended Unicaja, which leaves four teams now tied for first place at 4-1: FC Barcelona Regal, Real Madrid, Unicaja and Lucentum Alicante. Valencia downed Unicaja 75-62 behind 22 points from Nando De Colo, who led all scorers, and 17 from Rafa Martinez.

October 30, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 5
Two days after they met in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv repeated the outcome with a 78-67 victory over Partizan mt:s Belgrade in a clash of unbeaten Adriatic League squads. Jordan Farmar led a balanced Maccabi attack with 14 points and 7 assists.

October 30, 2011 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 2
Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, Peristeri and Kolossos Rhodes are tied atop the Greek League standings with 2-0 records after the week 2 games. On Sunday the Reds thrashed Maroussi 92-63 at home as Kyle Hines and Kalin Lucas netted 14 points apiece.

October 30, 2011 - Lokomotiv-Kuban inks Blakney, cuts Uzoh
Lokomotiv-Kuban restructured its backcourt over the weekend by signing point guard Rod Blakney and releasing shooting guard Ben Uzoh. Blakney (1.86 meters, 35 years old) played for Unicaja last season for whom he averaged 7.3 points and 3.5 assists in 12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games and 6.7 points and 2.4 assists in the Spanish League.

October 30, 2011 - Asseco Prokom, Brown part ways
Asseco Prokom announced Thursday that it parted ways with Devin Brown. The club announced that the contract was terminated due to family reasons. The shooting guard scored 7 points and grabbed 2 rebounds in 16 minutes in his lone Turkish Airlines Euroleague appearance.

October 30, 2011 - Russian League, Regular Season, Game 2
CSKA Moscow and BC Khimki Moscow region remain atop the Russian League standings tied at 2-0. CSKA rallied in the fourth quarter to edge Triumph Lyubertsy 68-73 on the road on Saturday. Alexey Shved led the winners with 16 points.

October 28, 2011 - Week 2 bwin MVP: Nicolas Batum, SLUC Nancy
With one spectacular play after another, supertalent Nicolas Batum made the first home game of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season one to remember for the home fans in Nancy as the hosts pulled away to their first victory, 87-73 over Bizkaia Bilbao Basket on Thursday.

October 27, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Group D analysis
Despite being away from the competition in the last two years, Todor Stoykov of Lukoil Academic is still the Eurocup's all-time top scorer with 1,040 points. Considering the next active player is Rado Rancik of Azovmash - ranked 19th at 637 points -, Stoykov has a good chance to add some distance in the scoring standings and keep showing that his deep range, driving skills and outstanding leadership is out of the question.

October 27, 2011 - ESPN UK expands Turkish Airlines Euroleague broadcast schedule
More basketball fans than ever before in the United Kingdom will be able to enjoy the Turkish Airlines Euroleague during the 2011-12 season thanks to a new agreement between Euroleague Basketball and ESPN UK. The agreement is the latest and most expansive of a series in which ESPN UK has procured exclusive rights to broadcast Euroleague games across the United Kingdom.

October 26, 2011 - Bertomeu confirms significant changes in Euroleague format
During his visit to Athens earlier in the day, Euroleague CEO Jordi Bertomeu has confirmed some key changes to Euroleague, starting next season. Changes include the day of games, the number of games during the season and the number of teams in the qualifying phase.

October 26, 2011 - Euroleague Basketball, bwin partnership presented in Athens
The dynamic new partnership between Euroleague Basketball and bwin.party digital entertainment was the subject of a presentation ceremony in Athens on Wednesday with representatives of Greece's most emblematic Turkish Airlines Euroleague clubs, Olympiacos and Panathinaikos, and Eurocup club PAOK, joining in the fun.

October 26, 2011 - 2011-12 Eurocup Fab Five Challenge opens tomorrow!
Hello, basketball fans! The Eurocup Fab Five Challenge is back for the 2011-12 season and it open tomorrow, October 27! It is fun, unpredictable, easy to play and very addictive, so beware. Since players can switch levels on any given week, Fab Five players have a lot of alternatives. The way it works is quite simple - pick a player from each of the five groups and whoever earns the most points wins the weekly prize.

October 25, 2011 - Montepaschi Siena bags scoring champ Rakocevic
Montepaschi Siena added an elite scorer to the mix with the signing of the only three-time Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy Winner, Igor Rakocevic. The shooting guard led the Euroleague in scoring for the 2006-07, 2008-09 and 2010-11 seasons.

October 25, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Group C analysis
A veteran swingman in his second Eurocup season, Jason Dourisseau hopes to make the most out of his experience to help GasTerra Flames in the competition. Always ready to help on the boards, Dourisseau is an excellent defensive player with good feel for steals, as well as a good athlete who can score in many ways.

October 25, 2011 - Real Madrid adds size with Ibaka
Real Madrid bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming weeks by inking power forward Serge Ibaka to a two-month deal, the club announced Tuesday. Ibaka (2.08 meters, 22 years old) arrives from Oklahoma City of the NBA, where he averaged 9.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 99 games last season, helping his team to reach the Western Conference final.

October 24, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Group B analysis
With a Turkish Airlines Euroleague season under his belt, blue-collar power forward Randal Falker returns to the Eurocup ready to have a bigger impact in the competition. Falker is in its fourth season with Cholet and was one of the best per-minute rebounders in the Euroleague last season.

October 24, 2011 - Partizan mt:s still undefeated
Even after game 4 in ABA Adriatic league, Partizan mt:s remain undefeated. Last night Black and whites played against Slovenian team Krka Novo Mesto and in very tough game won 68:63 (22:19, 16:19, 12:12, 18:13). In one of the ugliest games in this season of ABA Adriatic league Partizan mt:s beat Krka in game where guests from Slovenia were better team in almost whole game.

October 23, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 4
Union Olimpija, Partizan mt:s and Maccabi Electra remain undefeated through four weeks in the Adriatic League. While Olimpij and Partizan needed to sweat on Sunday, Maccabi cruised on Saturday. Union Olimpija needed overtime to see off Zagreb CO 91-90 in an all-Turkish Airlines Euroleague affair.

October 23, 2011 - German League, Regular Season, Game 5
Defending champion Brose Baskets Bamberg and Telekom Bonn remained undefeated after another exciting weekend in the German League. Bamberg smacked down New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig 95-57 to improve to 5-0 in the standings.

October 22, 2011 - Third consecutive loss for Red Star Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade and Cedevita Zagreb played opening game of week 4 in ABA Adriatic league last night in Belgrade in sport hall Pionir. Despite about 4000 fans in Pionir, Red Star Belgrade lost against I must say much better team.

October 22, 2011 - Week 1 bwin MVP: Andrei Kirilenko, CSKA Moscow
One player's return to his former club to start the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season couldn't have gone better if he had scripted it himself. Forward Andrei Kirilenko was simply unstoppable as CSKA Moscow defeated Zalgiris Kaunas 74-87 in Monday's opening game of the season.

October 21, 2011 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague week 1
Euroleague reigning champion Panathinaikos stopped Unicaja 98-77, as reigning MVP Dimitris Diamantidis led 7 Green players in double digits with 17 points. Brose Baskets climbed atop the Group B standings with a resounding 96-65 home win against KK Zagreb.

October 21, 2011 - Maccabi adds firepower with Langford
A day after losing its 21011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague opener on the road, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv added more firepower to its backcourt with the signing of Keith Langford for the upcoming season. Langford (28 years old, 1.93 meters) signed until the end of the season and will join Maccabi before next week's home opener in Tel Aviv against Partizan mt:s Belgrade.

October 21, 2011 - Injury sidelines Olimpija's Jagodnik indefinitely
The opening-game home defeat suffered by Union Olimpija at the hands of FC Barcelona Regal on Thursday went beyond a mark in the loss column. In the last practice before that game, Olimpija also lost its team captain Goran Jagodnik for some time. Jagodnik, 37, took a blow to the stomach during that practice that required his immediate hospitalization.

October 21, 2011 - Euroleague, opening game goes to Efes
At the opening of the new season i Euroleague in packed Pionir hall Partizan m:ts met Anadolu Efes. Guests took the game with a score 84:73 (28:27, 17:21, 6:20, 22:16). First possession of the game went to the guests who took the lead through Kinsey 2:0. Then came a monster dunk by Pekovic who was fouled when scoring.

October 21, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Group A analysis
BC Donetsk has looked for experienced players to do well right away in its Eurocup debut season. The club did not hesitate to find a reliable point guard in Vule Avdalovic, right at the prime of his career at age 30.

October 21, 2011 - Coach K concerned about the Olympics
USA coach Mike Krzyzewski is concerned that the NBA lockout will cause problems with the national team's preparations for the Olympic Games next year in London. The Olympic basketball tournament starts on July 28th and with negotiations between the NBA and players union still ongoing, and not looking like they will be resolved anytime soon, coach Krzyzewski is worried that the USA might not be as prepared as he wants them to be when they fly out to England next year.

October 20, 2011 - Zalgiris releases Zouros
Fast on the heels of a heavy loss in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague opening game on Monday, Zalgiris Kaunas has decided to switch gears by letting go head coach Ilias Zouros, the club announced. Thus ends a short stay that made Zouros, a one-time Eurocup Coach of the Year, the sixth Zalgiris bench boss in three years.

October 18, 2011 - Nymburk picks up big man Spralja
CEZ Nymburk bolstered its frontline by signing veteran big man Sime Spralja. Nymburk played against the player last season in the Adriatic League. Spralja (2.06 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Bosnian side Siroki Brijeg, where he had spent the past five seasons.

October 18, 2011 - Belgacom Spirou adds forward Oveneke
Belgacom Spirou Charleroi added depth to its roster shortly before the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Week 1 signing deadline by bringing in Randy Oveneke. The Belgian national team forward arrives from fellow Belgian club Antwerp Giants, where he spent the past three seasons.

October 18, 2011 - Partizan MT:S lands Macvan on loan from Maccabi
Partizan mt:s struck a deal with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv to get big man Milan Macvan on loan for the season. Macvan (206 meters, 21 years old) helped Maccabi reach the Turkish Airlines Euroleague title game last season during which he averaged 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 12 games.

October 18, 2011 - Germany's SPORT1 expands Turkish Airlines Euroleague broadcasts
Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce a new agreement that will bring Turkish Airlines Euroleague games to more basketball fans in Germany during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons than ever before. The agreement reinforces Euroleague Basketball's efforts to expand the visibility of the competition in existing markets as well as new ones.

October 17, 2011 - Opening game press conference
A sense of history and tradition were present at a press conference on Monday prior to the opening game of the 2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season in Kaunas, Lithuania. As the press and basketball While Zalgiris and CSKA warmed up for the first tipoff of the new season, the dignitaries on hand met the press.

October 17, 2011 - Asvel Basket gets Turiaf
Asvel Basket bolstered its frontcourt weeks before the start of the 2011-12 Eurocup by inking center Ronny Turiaf for the season. Turiaf (2.08 meters, 28 years old) arrives from New York of the NBA, where he averaged 4.3 points and 3.2 rebounds in 68 games last season.

October 17, 2011 - Four nights of opening-week action!
The 2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season tips off with its fullest week of action ever, 12 games spanning the continent over four nights between Monday and Friday. The 10-game regular season starts with the traditional opening game, in which age-old rivals Zalgiris welcomes CSKA Moscow at the state-of-the-art Zalgirio Arena in Group B on Monday.

October 17, 2011 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague starts today!!!
Zalgiris - CSKA will play opening game of 2011/2012 Euroleague season. The most of fans, coaches and people from Basketball world expects that this season will be the most interesting until now. One of the reasons is definitely that many players from NBA came to Europe and they will stay here and play as long as Lock-out lasts.

October 17, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 3
Partizan mt:s, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv and Union Olimpija are the only three teams with the perfect score in the opening rounds of the 2011/12 ABA League. On Saturday Olimpija and Partizan joined the Israelians at the top with the victories against Crvena zvezda and Radnički.

October 17, 2011 - Cajasol Banca Civica wins thriller against Barcelona Regal
Great game played in Seville in which local team defeated spanish top team thanks to great defense and Urtasun and Davis' points. In the visiting side, only Chuck Eidson stood out.

October 16, 2011 - Partizan beat Radnicki
Partizan mt:s Belgrade beat Radnicki Kragujevac in game 3 in ABA Adriatic league. Final score 77:70, by quarters 15:18, 19:16, 17:20, 26:18. At front of 6000 mostly fans of Partizan mt:s Belgrade in pretty even and interesting Basketball game, Partizan mt:s deserves this win with better last quarter.

October 16, 2011 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 1
The three Turkish Airlines Euroleague clubs hailing from Istanbul started their domestic season with blowout wins on the opening night of Turkish League action Saturday. Anadolu Efes, Fenerbahce Ulker and Galatasaray all won by a minimum of 25 points.

October 15, 2011 - Another loss for Red Star Belgrade
In "Game of the week" of week 3 in ABA Adriatic league, Union Olimpija beat Red Star Belgrade as a guests. Final score 93:101, by quarters 34:34, 22:27, 26:17, 11:23. Interesting game, where Union Olimpija played excellent game in first 20 minutes, and not so good in second half but still enough to beat Red and Whites.

October 14, 2011 - Euroleague.TV upgrades for new season!
Turkish Airlines Euroleague fans will be able to enjoy bigger, better and bolder video than ever before this season thanks to a package of upgrades to Euroleague.TV. The improvements will boost the Euroleague experience for fans by enhancing the presentation of everything from video news pages to live event broadcasts over Euroleague.TV, the competition's video channel.

October 14, 2011 - Euroleague Commercial Assets board, assembly meet
Prior to the 2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague opening game on Monday, October 17, members of the Euroleague Commercial Assets board and shareholders both met to discuss the outlook for the upcoming season and to review plans for enhancing European basketball competitions in the future.

October 14, 2011 - Valencia re-signs Claver
As announced by the club on Friday morning, forward Victor Claver has extended his agreement with Valencia Basket for two more years. Claver (2.06 meters, 23 years old) is the franchise player at the club, where he made his debut in 2006 at only 17.

October 14, 2011 - KK Zagreb changes head coaches
Less than a week before its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut, KK Zagreb has changed head coaches by letting go Ivica Buric and replacing him with Vlado Androic, a former assistant coach with the club.

October 13, 2011 - Fenerbahce Ulker signs Sefolosha
Turkish champion Fenerbahce Ulker strengthened itself on the wings with the signing of Thabo Sefolosha, who is among the game's premier defensive players. Sefolosha (1.99 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Oklahoma City of the NBA, where he averaged 5.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals over 79 games as a starter last season.

October 13, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 2
Partizan and Union Olimpija joined Maccabi Electra as the only teams to win their first two games in the Adriatic League this season. Partizan walloped Helios Domzale 86-59, while Olimpija edged Cedevita the night before.

October 12, 2011 - Scoring king Marcus Brown retires
After filling the baskets across Europe for the past decade, Euroleague Basketball's all-time leading scorer Marcus Brown is walking away from the game at age 37. Brown will be honored on Monday night by his former team, Zalgiris Kaunas, at the Euroleague Opening Game against another of his six Euroleague clubs, CSKA Moscow.

October 12, 2011 - ABA: Partizan mt:s - Helios, Wednesday 20:00
Black and whites will host Helios in "Pionir". Aba league continues, Partizan mt:s plays firts game in new season on home court on Wednesday 12th October at 20:00. Team from Domzale and team from Humska played 12 games so far, and black and whites won 11 times.

October 12, 2011 - Ambitious Zagreb still on the waiting list
The Euroleague picture from recent seasons slightly changed this year, when Zagreb qualified for the top European competition instead of Cibona. But the newcomer has problems in the opening rounds of ABA League.

October 12, 2011 - Bayern Munich fills frontcourt with Troutman
FC Bayern Munich completed its frontcourt with the signing of big man Chevy Troutman for the remainder of the season. Troutman (2.02 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Air Avellino of the Italian League, for whom he tallied 18 points and 9 rebounds in the season opener last weekend.

October 11, 2011 - 2011-12 Regular Season Eurocup Draw results
2011-12 Eurocup Regular Season Draw results and clubs' meeting The 2011-12 Eurocup Regular Season Draw took place in Barcelona on Tuesday and divided 32 clubs from 19 countries into the regular season groups that will mark the road forward toward the eventual crowning of the competition's 10th annual champion next April.

October 11, 2011 - Aris picks up big man Krusic
Aris BSA 2003 added size to its frontcourt by adding Slovenian big man Matej Krusic, who agreed terms on an one year deal and will have his first season abroad . Krusic (2.11 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Geoplin Slovan Ljubljana, where he averaged 11.3 points and 6.8 boards in 29 games of the 2010-11 Slovenian National League.

October 11, 2011 - Bennet Cantu signs Shermadini at center
Bennet Cantu added significant size to its frontline by signing center Giorgi Shermadini for the coming season. Shermadini (2.16 meters, 22 years old) played on loan last season for Union Olimpija from Panathinaikos.

October 11, 2011 - Zalgiris wants Macvan on loan
Zalgiris Kaunas have made an offer to loan Serbian international Milan Macvan for the next season. According to a Sport5 reporter the Lithuanian champions are willing to cover 100% of the player's yearly wages, a sum around $650.000.

October 10, 2011 - ABA league: The fantastic start for black and whites
Partizan mt:s started Adriatic league with game against Zagreb CO. Regional champion was more than convincing, team from Zagreb resisted only in the first quarter, so black and whites started the competition with a win 65:93 (19:24, 9:28, 16:26, 21:19).

October 10, 2011 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 1
Defending champion FC Barcelona Regal opened its Spanish League season by beating Murcia on the road 54-62. Barca was one of four Turkish Airlines Euroleague clubs to chalk up opening night wins and the others, Caja Laboral, Real Madrid and Unicaja all did so by healthy margins. Two time All-Euroleague big man Erazem Lorbek scored 14 to lead Barcelona to victory.

October 9, 2011 - German League, Regular Season, Game 2
FC Bayern Munich picked up its first win in the top German League on Saturday by besting New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig 90-87. In a game that went to the wire, Philipp Schwethelm scored the go-ahead basket for Munich with 1:27 remaining and he and his teammates went 9 for 10 from the line over the last 30 seconds to preserve the win.

October 9, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 1
The Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams of the Adriatic League fared well in their respective openers with only KK Zagreb losing, but that loss coming against another Euroleague side, Partizan mt:s. The league leader through the opening weekend is Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, which is 3-0 thanks to having several games moved up in its schedule.

October 9, 2011 - Aris inks point guard James
Aris BC 2003 improved its backcourt by signing point guard Dominic James through the end of the season. James (1.80 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Bulgarian champion Lukoil Academic, for whom he averaged 13.9 points, 3.9 assists and 1.9 steals in the Bulgarian League last season.

October 7, 2011 - Galatasaray brings in Zaza Pachulia
Days after qualifying for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, newcomer Galatasaray of Turkey announced on Friday the return of big man Zaza Pachulia to Europe's top competition. Pachulia (2.10 meters, 27 years old) arrives from the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA, where last season he averaged 4.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 79 appearances.

October 7, 2011 - Bizkaia Bilbao Basket brings in big man Stevic
Bizkaia Bilbao Basket bolstered its frontline with the signing of experienced big man Oliver Stevic. The deal between the sides is for one month. Stevic (2.05 meters, 27 years old) arrives from German club EWE Baskets Oldenburg, for whom he averaged 9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1 block per game in the Eurocup last season and 11.1 points and 6.8 rebounds in the German League.

October 6, 2011 - bwin Euroleague Fantasy Challenge returns with new design, extended schedule
The 2011-12 bwin Euroleague Fantasy Challenge opens on Thursday with a new, improved design, a new sponsor and more chances to win weekly prizes thanks to an extended scheduled that goes through the end of the Quarterfinal Playoffs!

October 6, 2011 - Buducnost signs Milosevic
Montenegrin powerhouse Buducnost Voli announced its eighth new player by inking forward Milan Milosevic to a two-year deal on Thursday. Milosevic (2.03 meters, 26 years old) played for Keravnos Strovolou of Cyprus last season, averaging 9 points and 4.5 rebounds in the EuroChallenge Qualifying Rounds.

October 6, 2011 - Basketball spectacle in Belgrade
Last night in Belgrade in Sport hall Pionir, Red Star Belgrade played match against Bayern Munich for humanitarian purposes. At front of 7000 Red Star fans in great atmosphere, Red Star Belgrade beat Bayern Munich 80:55.

October 5, 2011 - Hapoel Jerusalem nabs Bradley
Hapoel Jerusalem rounded out its roster for the start of the season with the signing of Avery Bradley. The young point guard split last season between Boston in the NBA and Maine of the D-League. Bradley (1.88 meters, 20 years old) averaged 1.7 points in limited action over 31 games for Boston.

October 5, 2011 - Eurocup Qualifying Round 2011-12, Game 2,
Lukoil Academic swept Prostejov with a 77-87 win Wednesday to join Spartak SPB, Azovmash, Dexia Mons, Cedevita, Le Mans and Gran Canaria, who all won their games and series Tuesday. The last spot will be decided at 20:30 CET with Telenet Oostende vs. Norrkoping Dolphins with the hosts boasting a 26-point lead from Game 1.

October 5, 2011 - Oostende adds Drobnjak as injury replacement
BC Telenet Oostende has signed forward Dragisa Drobnjak to a short-term deal to replace injured center Tomas Van den Spiegel. Drobnjak (2.00 meters, 33 years old) is familiar to Oostende fans since he played for the club two seasons ago.

October 5, 2011 - Hapoel Jerusalem tabs big man Thomas
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem bolstered its frontcourt days before the Eurocup draw by announcing the arrival of big man John Thomas for the season. Thomas (2.06 meters, 36 years old) returns to Israel after spending a season with Hapoel Holon two years ago.

October 5, 2011 - Asseco Prokom inks Lafayette
Perennial Polish League champion Asseco Prokom Gdynia improved its backcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by inking playmaker Oliver Lafayette to a one-year deal, the club announced Wednesday. Lafayette (1.84 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Maccabi Ashdod, where he averaged 10.5 points and 2.9 assists in 11 Israeli League games last season.

October 5, 2011 - Asvel Basket lands Tony Parker
A long-heard rumor came true on Wednesday when Asvel announces the arrival of point guard Tony Parker, also its general director of basketball operations. Parker (1.83 meters, 29 years old) arrives from San Antonio of the NBA, where he has played in each of the last 10 seasons.

October 4, 2011 - Eurocup Qualifying Round 2011-12, Game 2
Spartak beat Etha Engomis behind Patrick Beverley's 26 points to sweep that series. Azovmash topped Ventspils 79-65 as Ricky Minard poured in 24 for the aggregate win.

October 4, 2011 - Maccabi dominant in the opening games of ABA League
The ABA League officially started with two games played in Slovenia on Saturday and Monday with Maccabi being the main protagonist. The Israelian champ was too strong for both Slovenian teams, first it defeated Krka on Friday and than Zlatorog on Monday.

October 4, 2011 - CSKA Moscow brings back Kirilenko
Forward Andrei Kirilenko (30 years old, 2.06 meters) will wear CSKA Moscow uniform again after a 10-year American stint and will also make his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut. The contract with Kirilenko, a 2011 Eurobasket All-Tournament team member, is signed for three years with an NBA return option.

October 4, 2011 - Unics lands Lynn Greer
In further efforts to build a competitive team for its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut season, Eurocup reigning champs Unics Kazan added point guard Lynn Greer to the team. Greer (1.88 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Fenerbahce Ulker of Turkey where last season he averaged 5.0 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 10 Turkish Airlines Euroleague appearances.

October 3, 2011 - Partizan mt:s team presentation - 5th October
Another season is approaching. Black and whites are starting Adriatic league on eight October on away court, while the first game in Pionir is on 11th October. Ahead of another season BC Partizan mt:s will present players that will defend club from Humska colors on a special event.

October 3, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season Draw set for October 11
A draw to determine the groups that will make up the Regular Season groups for the 2011-12 Eurocup will be held on Tuesday, October 11 at the Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport in Barcelona at 13:00 local time. The list of teams that will make up the 2011-12 Eurocup Regular Season is all but complete.

October 2, 2011 - Spirou routed CEZ Nymburk 79-53
Belgacom Spirou Basket established itself as the king of qualifying for the second year in a row by routing CEZ Nymburk 79-53 at the Spiroudome in Charleroi, Belgium, to advance to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season. The Belgian champs pulled away in the second quarter to take a 34-21 halftime lead and never looked back as the margin crossed the 30-point mark in the fourth quarter.

October 2, 2011 - Galatasaray advanced to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season
Galatasaray overcame Lietuvos Rytas 63-71 at Siemens Arena in Vilnius, Lithuania, to advance to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season for the first time in club history. Galatasaray trailed early, but used a 2-13 run to take a 28-30 halftime lead and continued to add to it throughout the second half.

October 1, 2011 - KK Zagreb signs center May
KK Zagreb bolstered its frontcourt by signing big man Sean May, who made his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut last season with Fenerbahce Ulker. May (2.06 meters, 27 years old) averaged 4.3 points and 2.8 rebounds off the bench in eight Euroleague games last season.

October 1, 2011 - Two Nations Cup features Turkish Airlines Euroleague powers
The Two Nations Cup Basketball 2011 arena, Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall, hosted the teams' press conference on Friday as head coaches and players from the two top clubs from Greece and Turkey gathered to speak about the event. Anadolu Efes was represented by Ufuk Sarica and Kerem Tunceri, Fenerbahce Ulker by Neven Spahija and Gaspar Vidmar, Olympiacos by Dusan Ivkovic and Vassilis Spanoulis, and Panathinaikos by Zeljko Obradovic.

October 1, 2011 - Lokomotiv-Kuban lands guard Uzoh
PBC Lokomotiv-Kuban loaded its backcourt by signing Ben Uzoh. The guard had started the preseason with Italian club Fabi Shoes Montegranaro, but after a short time together the sides decided to part ways. Uzoh (1.91 meters, 23 years old) played his first professional season with New Jersey of the NBA last year, during which he averaged 3.8 points and 1.6 assists over 42 games.

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