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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.