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News archive september 2010
|September 30, 2010 - Saras made the
decision: it's Maccabi
seems that Sarunas Jasikevicius has finally decided where he wants to
continue his career since his first option, Panathinaikos, no longer
wants him. The 'golden boy' is set to make a return to Israel as he is
expected to sign a contract with Maccabi very soon, Israeli media
September 28, 2010 - Panellinios tabs scorer McIntosh
got stronger for its Eurocup return next season by inking point guard
Lamont McIntosh to a one-year deal, the club announced Monday. McIntosh
(190, 28) arrives from Politekhnika-Halychyna Lviv, where he averaged
16.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 20 Ukrainian League games
September 27, 2010 - Krasnye Krylia signs veteran center Brezec
newcomer Krasnye Krylia made a major move to bolster its frontcourt
over the weekend by signing center Primoz Brezec, who arrives from
Milwaukee of the NBA. Brezec (216, 30) returns to Europe after one year
September 27, 2010 - Union Olimpija lands Kevinn Pinkney
Olimpija improved its frontcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season by inking power forward Kevinn Pinkney to a one-year
deal, the club announced Monday. Pinkney (208, 26) arrives from Hapoel
Migdal Jerusalem, where he averaged 9.4 points and 3.7 rebounds in 13
Eurocup games last season.
September 27, 2010 - Galatasaray re-signs Buker for 3 seasons
Cafe Crown re-signed swingman Evren Buker over the weekend for the next
three seasons. Buker (194, 25) joined the club last season and became a
key player both in the Eurocup and the Turkish League.
September 27, 2010 - Virtus Roma looks at teenage star Drenovac
Roma has extended the stay of trialist Djordje Drenovac for a month,
meaning that the teenage talent will begin the season on the club's
roster. Drenovac (201, 18) is a small forward who has spent the last
two seasons playing professionally in Austria for Arkadia Traiskirchen.
September 27, 2010 - Asseco Prokom signs guard Brown
Prokom Gdynia fortified its backcourt by signing combo-guard Bobby
Brown over the weekend. Brown (188, 26) and Prokom agreed on a one-year
contract. He returns to Europe after spending the 2007-08 season with
Alba Berlin, where he averaged 16 points and 4.2 assists in the
September 27, 2010 - Spartak inks big man Pishchalnikov
St. Petersburg put the finishing touches on its roster by signing big
man Kirill Pishchalnikov, who returns to his homeland after playing
college basketball in the United States. Pishchalnikov (203, 23) played
three seasons at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he averaged
2.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game last season.
September 26, 2010 - Kazakh talent Anton Ponomarev signs in Serbia
Ponomarev has signed a long-term contact with one of the best clubs in
Serbia, famous for its youth program for the preparation of top-class
players. During the summer, Anton services were offered to many clubs
all over Russia, Ukraine and many teams in Europe.
September 25, 2010 - Roanne get Luka Bogdanovic
a rather surprisingly move Chorale Roanne announced the signing of 25
year old Serbian forward Luka Bogdanovic. Luka Bogdanovic had recently
joined Olimpija Ljubljana on a try-outs basis, but seems that the two
sides could not agree on terms, so Roanne stepped in and announced the
September 24, 2010 - Granada land Coby Karl
managed to find the best possible replacement for Reece Gaines by
tabbing former NBA player Coby Karl for the next season.
September 24, 2010 - Besiktas offered a contract to Iverson
to Turkish newspaper Milliyet, Besiktas have offered a contract to
former NBA star Allen Iverson and is now awaiting a reply, which if
positive, could be one of the greatest transfers of European
September 24, 2010 - Partizan insisting on Erceg
Erceg is a player Partizan are heavily interested in and Partizan board
is doing everything in their power to bring him to Belgrade. Partizan
had made an offer for Erceg months ago but Olympiacos rejected it as it
didn't satisfy them financially.
September 24, 2010 - Petrovic and Divac re-united in "Once brothers"
Films and NBA Entertainment (NBAE) have teamed up to take an in-depth
look at the breakup of the once-powerful Yugoslavian Men’s Senior
National Basketball Team as part of the network’s acclaimed 30 for 30
series with Once Brothers.
September 23, 2010 - Spencer from Maroussi to Budivelnyk
Spencer after receiving an enormous amount of pressure to stay in
Maroussi and after being close to Partizan has signed a contract with
the euroleague qualification club Budivelnyk who ironically because of
Maroussi's errors in the euroleague has advanced to the second round of
the euroleague qualification.
September 23, 2010 - 2010-11 TV Workshop for Euroleague host
broadcasters a success
2010-11 TV workshop for Euroleague host broadcasters was held in
Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday, September 22. A total of 24
representatives of 14 different television companies participated in
the seminar, including broadcasters from Spain, Greece, France, Turkey
September 23, 2010 - Jasikevicius: We will be moving abroad
Jasikevicius set the record straight after false reports from Lithuania
claimed that he was training with Panathinaikos and ready to sign a
minimum contract with the Greek champions and states that he has no
problem whatsoever to move abroad.
September 23, 2010 - Zalgiris signs Delininkaitis to multi-year deal
Kaunas signed swingman Tomas Delininkaitis to a multi-year deal on
Wednesday. Delininkaitis (190, 28), who until now was more associated
with Zalgiris’s archrival Lietuvos Rytas, signed for two seasons with
an option for the 2012-13 campaign. The contract is pending the
completion of a physical exam.
September 22, 2010 - Spartak SPB seals squad with foursome
Saint Petersburg completed its roster for the new season with the
signing of four players: Centers Pero Antic and Alexandr Bashminov,
forward Nikola Dragovic and point guard Alexander Korchagin. Antic,
Bashminov and Korchagin all signed one-year deals and Dragovic signed
for two seasons.
September 22, 2010 - Brazauskas ready for his new role as BBL director
2010-2011 season of MasterCard Baltic Basketball league was presented
today in Vilnius. It will be the seventh season of BBL. Board
members of the league shared their thoughts about the upcoming season
and answered questions.
September 22, 2010 - Euroleague qualification, 3pt stats
have had their say on what European basketball will look like after the
implementation of the new 6.75arc and the new rectangular zone (the
setback to 14-rule might lead to slightly more possessions, but won’t
change the nature of the game).
September 22, 2010 - Montepaschi extends Carraretto
Siena reached a new agreement with combo guard Marco Carraretto to stay
together until the end of the 2012-13 season, the club announced
Wednesday. Carraretto (196, 32), a fan favourite due to his hustle and
fighting spirit, was already under contract and set to start his fifth
season with Montepaschi.
September 22, 2010 - Olympiacos after Songaila
to Greek Press the Reds are after a big name that will further
reinforce the team, especially in the front line. More specifically
according to Olympiacos affiliated sports newspaper "Gavros" Olympiacos
is looking into four candidates: Darius Songaila, Luis Scola, Pedja
Stojakovic and Dusko Savanovic.
September 22, 2010 - 2010 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds
first phase of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds opened
on Tuesday with four games out of seven won by road teams and as many
decided by 7 or fewer points. Those results promise dramatics when the
same opponents travel to meet again on Friday and decide their two-game
series on aggregate score.
September 21, 2010 - Partizan mt:s releases Popovic
26 days after signing a deal with Bojan Popovic, Partizan mt:s released
the point guard. The club announced on Monday that based on preseason
games played and practices, both sides realized that role of Popovic
(27, 190) does not fit the concept for the upcoming season.
September 21, 2010 - Another blow for France with Gomis knee injury
will have to take on the United States, Greece and Senegal at the FIBA
World Championship for Women without two key players from last year’s
EuroBasket-winning side. Emilie Gomis injured her right knee in the
recent friendly against Brazil and will not travel to Ostrava in the
September 21, 2010 - Dominguez axed by Hernandez
coach Jose Ignacio Hernandez has made his former point guard at Halcon
Avenida, Silvia Dominguez, the final cut from the national side that
will play at the FIBA World Championship. Dominguez played at last
year’s EuroBasket in Latvia but was deemed surplus to requirements this
September 20, 2010 - Asseco Prokom inks Eldridge
Prokom Gydnia added another floor general to its roster for the
upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague season with the signing of
Courtney Eldridge to a one-year deal on Monday. Eldridge (176, 30)
arrives from Associazione Basket Latina, where he averaged 16 points, 3
assists and 2.1 steals in 30 Italian second division games last season.
September 20, 2010 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague to be broadcasted by
the resounding success of the 2010 FIBA World Championships, which
finished earlier this month, Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce
that NTV Spor, the biggest sports channel in Turkey, will begin to
broadcast Euroleague games in the country this season. NTV Spor will
hold the rights to broadcast all Euroleague games except those of Efes
Pilsen and one other game in the same group as Efes Pilsen per week,
which will continue to be available on SkyTurk.
September 20, 2010 - New game rules for the 2010-11 season
with the 2010-11 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds on
Tuesday, Euroleague Basketball joins the international basketball
community in observing and instituting several important new rules.
September 20, 2010 - Paok tabs Donnie McGrath
BC improved its backcourt for the upcoming Eurocup season by inking
combo guard Donnie Mc Grath, who inked a one-year deal with his new
team this weekend. McGrath (193, 26) is back to Greece, as he
previously played for Egaleo and AEK.
September 20, 2010 - Logunova must wait for chance
most valuable player of the U20 European Championship, Anastasia
Logunova, will not play for Russia at the FIBA World Championship. The
1.90m Logunova, who led her country to the gold medal in the youth
event that was held in Latvia from July 15-25, had been in the latest
squad that was announced by the Russian Basketball Federation on
September 20, 2010 - Aussies look good in victories over USA, Spain
served notice about their intentions ahead of this week’s FIBA World
Championship for Women by defeating the United States and Spain in
Salamanca. Carrie Graf’s Opals, who will only become stronger once
superstar center Lauren Jackson arrives from the USA where she
collected a third MVP award in the WNBA, beat the Americans on Friday
83-77 and followed that up with an 85-66 trouncing of hosts Spain.
September 18, 2010 - Partizan mt:s locks up teenager Bogdanovic
mt:s penned promising teenage guard Bogdan Bogdanovic to a multi-year
contract. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bogdanovic
(198, 18) is a highly regarded shooting guard from FMP and the Serbian
junior national team.
September 17, 2010 - Anwil completes roster with Hicks
Wloclawek finalized its roster for the new season with the signing of
big man Eric Hicks. The sides agreed to a one-year contract. Hicks
(200, 27) returns to the Eurocup for the first time since averaging
12.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks for Base Oostende in the
September 17, 2010 - Aris BSA 2003 signs guard trio
BSA 2003 revamped its backcourt on Friday with the signing of three new
guards, including All-Eurocup selection Kostas Charalampidis. Joining
Charalampidis at Aris are Dimitris Verginis, who arrives from
Panathinaikos, and Fanis Koumpouras, who arrives from Maroussi.
September 17, 2010 - 2010-11 Eurocup team changes
the revocation of Maroussi BC's licence to play in the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, a resulting open place in the Eurocup
Regular Season has been assigned to another Greek team, PAOK BC of
Thessaloniki, Euroleague Basketball has announced.
September 17, 2010 - Lukoil Academic lands Kaspars Kambala
before its first game in the Eurocup Qualifying Round, Bulgarian
powerhouse Lukoil Academic beefed up by inking power forward Kaspars
Kambala to a one-year deal, the club announced Friday. Kambala (206,
31) arrives from Enisey Krasnoyarsk, where he averaged 14.5 points and
6.1 rebounds in 11 Russian League games last season.
September 17, 2010 - Caja Laboral tabs Marcus Haislip
Laboral improved its frontcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season by inking power forward Marcus Haislip to a one-year
deal, the club announced Friday. Haislip (208, 29) arrives from
Panathinaikos, where he averaged 6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 6
Euroleague games last season.
September 17, 2010 - CEZ Nymburk puts Nissim at point
League perennial champion CEZ Basketball Nymburk announced a
last-minute addition to its roster just four days before the start of
the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, none other than
point guard Afik Nissim, who inked a one-year deal with his new club on
September 17, 2010 - Panellinios signs Derrick Byars
keeps working hard to complete its roster before the start of the
Eurocup season. On Friday, Panellinios announced the arrival of
shooting guard Derrick Byars, who inked a one-year deal with his new
club on Friday. Byars (202, 27) arrives from Alba Berlin, where he
averaged 7.8 points and 2.4 rebounds in 16 Eurocup games last season.
September 17, 2010 - CSKA's Vorontsevich could miss a month
Moscow faces further injury problems heading toward the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague season as power forward Andrey Vorontsevich will
miss up to four weeks with a shoulder injury, the club confirmed
Thursday. Vorontsevich, who was injured at the FIBA World Championships
in Turkey, has a damaged acromioclavicular joint and will undergo
therapy to correct the problem.
September 16, 2010 - Maroussi thrown out of Euroleague
have officially banned Maroussi from competing in Euroleague qualifying
rounds. No team will take their place and Budivelnik will go through
the first qualifying round automatically.
September 16, 2010 - Skyliners sign Powell, bring back Moyer
Deutsche Bank Skyliners completed their roster for the new season by
signing power forward Carlos Powell and bringing back shooting guard
Grayson Moyer. Both players signed through the end of October with
option to extend their respective deals for the entire season.
September 16, 2010 - KK Cedevita releases big man Pruitt
Cedevita Zagreb released recent signing Shaun Pruitt due to the results
of his medical exam. Pruitt signed a one-year contract with club two
weeks ago, however after arriving in Zagreb to join the club, the
results of his standard medical exam were not satisfactory.
September 16, 2010 - Panellinios moves to Lamia
Athenian club Panellinios (from which Panathinaikos sprang out) and one
of the oldest European basketball clubs, established in 1929 will be
moving out of Athens after 81 years, to the town of Lamia.
September 16, 2010 - Taurasi, Valdemoro hold court in basketball-mad
is no place more fitting to host a warm-up tournament ahead of this
year’s FIBA World Championship for Women in the Czech Republic than
Salamanca. One of the oldest cities in Spain, Salamanca is home to the
Casa de las Conchas, a stunning plaza, a university that first opened
in 1218 and an incredible basketball club.
September 16, 2010 - EB coaches, refs, observers meet in Italy
the second time in European basketball history, the head coaches and
referees from Euroleague Basketball competitions came together in one
place on Wednesday to work at better understanding each other's rules
interpretations prior to the start of a new season.
September 16, 2010 - CSKA Moscow: Khryapa, out several weeks
Moscow is facing severe injury problems right before the start of the
2010-11 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season as All-Euroleague forward
and Best Defender Trophy winner Viktor Khryapa is set to be sidelined
for more than a month due to an ankle injury. Khryapa was injured while
playing for the Russian national team in a friendly game against
Croatia in August.
September 15, 2010 - Catchings: Memory of 2006 isn’t forgotten
one should make the mistake and think the USA have recovered from their
huge disappointment of 2006 when Russia beat them in the Semi-Finals of
the FIBA World Championship for Women. The USA made partial amends by
beating Australia in the gold-medal game of the 2008 Olympics, but the
75-68 defeat to the Russians four years ago still burns.
September 15, 2010 - The waiting game
FIBA World Championship for Women is just around the corner and several
teams are still playing a waiting game. WNBA commitments have meant
that some stars have missed most, if not all of their national team's
September 15, 2010 - Ailing Gruda pulls out of French team
star Sandrine Gruda has pulled out of the FIBA World Championship for
Women because of knee problems, the country’s basketball federation has
announced. Gruda, who made the all-tournament team after helping France
capture the gold medal at last year’s EuroBasket in Latvia, has been
experiencing pain since the team’s training at Villeneuve d’Ascq
earlier this month.
September 15, 2010 - Estudiantes adds veteran swingman Welsch
Estudiantes introduced veteran swingman Jiri Welsch as its newest
signing on Wednesday after the two sides agreed on a one-year contract
with an option for a second season. Welsch (202, 30) has played for
fellow Spanish club Unicaja for the past four seasons.
September 15, 2010 - Panellinios keeps Ostojic at center
Panellinios agreed to terms with Djuro Ostojic to keep the veteran
center at the club for an additional season. The transaction was
Panellinios's fourth of the week. This will be Ostojic's third year
with the club and his fourth in Greece.
September 15, 2010 - Asseco Prokom rounds out roster with fivesome
Prokom Gdynia rounded out its roster for the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season with the additions of five new players: Robert Witka,
Iwo Kitzinger, Dawid Przybyszewski, Pawel Kowalczuk and Sebastian
Balcerzak. The quintet gives head coach Tomas Pacesas an extra reserve
at each position.
September 15, 2010 - Real Madrid lands Carlos Suarez
Madrid completed its roster for the upcoming 2010-11 season by inking
small forward Carlos Suarez to a four-year deal, the club announced
Wednesday. Suarez (202, 24) arrives from archrivals Asefa Estudiantes,
where he was raised as a player, joining its first team in 2004. Last
season, Suarez averaged 11 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 35
games last season and was chosen to the All-Spanish League first team.
September 15, 2010 - Memorial Basketball tournament "Mirza Delibasic"
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in "Skenderija" sport hall, september
15 and 16 will be held sixth memorial tournament Mirza Delibašić
organized by BC Bosna ASA BHT, under the auspices of the Canton
Sarajevo and the Ministry of Culture and Sport Canton Sarajevo. This year participants: BC Efes
Pilsen, BC Cibona Zagreb, BC Buducnost Podgorica and host BC Bosna ASA
September 15, 2010 - Panellinios extends Manolis Papamakarios
of the signature players that led Panellinios to its best season in
decades is staying put, as the club announced a new agreement with
combo guard Manolis Papamakarios to stay together one more year.
Papamakarios (190, 30) averaged 7.8 points on 41% three-pointers and
2.3 rebounds in 14 Eurocup games last season.
September 14, 2010 - Hapoel Migdal tabs Dunigan
Migdal Jerusalem invested in the future with the signing of Michael
Dunigan for the next three seasons. Dunigan (208, 21) arrives to Hapoel
from the University of Oregon where he spent only two years before
turning pro. In his sophomore season, he posted 9.0 points, 4.9
rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game.
September 14, 2010 - EWE Baskets completes squad with Lukauskis
Baskets Oldenburg rounded out its roster for the 2010-11 season with
the signing of two-time Eurocup winner Mindaugas Lukauskis, who arrives
from French club Asvel Basket. Lukauskis (198, 31) averaged 8.1 points,
3.1 assists and was second in the Euroleague regular season with 2.3
steals in 10 games as a starter for Asvel last season.
September 14, 2010 - 2010 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds
fans, the 2010-11 season is right around the corner! The very first
dates on the pro schedule this season belong to the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, which begin on Tuesday, September 21 with
eight games spread across the continent from Israel to Holland.
September 14, 2010 - Hemofarm brings back Boris Savovic
familiar face is back in Vrsac, as Hemofarm Stada announced the arrival
of power forward Boris Savovic, who inked a one-year deal with the club
on Tuesday. Hemofarm keeps an option to extend his contract until the
end of the 2011-12 season. Savovic (206, 23) joined Hemofarm's
basketball school at age 15.
September 14, 2010 - Panellinios inks Vangelis Sklavos
started to get ready for the 2009-10 Eurocup season by inking
experienced big man Vangelis Sklavos to a one-year deal, the club
announced Tuesday. Sklavos (202, 32) arrives from Vanoli Cremona, where
he averaged 6.4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 26 Italian League games last
September 14, 2010 - Hapoel Gilboa/Galil adds size with Wilkerson
League champion Hapoel Gilboa/Galil improved its frontcourt for the
upcoming Euroleague Qualifying Rounds series against Hemofarm by inking
athletic big man Tyler Wilkerson to a one-year deal, the club announced
Tuesday. Wilkerson (203, 22) just finished his college career at
Marshall University (NCAA).
September 14, 2010 - Cibona tabs Marcus Johnson
improved its backcourt for the upcoming Euroleague season by inking
shooting guard Marcus Johnson to a one-year deal, the club announced
Tuesday. Johnson (198, 23) arrives from the University of Southern
California, where he just completed his college career.
September 13, 2010 - Panellinios hires coach Skourtopoulos
BC hired Thanassis Skourtopoulos as its new head coach on Monday,
replacing Elias Zouros, who resigned from the bench. Skourtopoulos, 45,
returns to the club after four years. He served as an assistant coach
to Argyris Pedoulakis during the 2005-06 season.
September 13, 2010 - Burani named in final Argentina squad
have finalized their FIBA World Championship for Women roster with
coach Eduardo Pinto including Agostina Burani and cutting Nadia Flores
and Andrea Boquete. Boquete is the only player from the silver-medal
winning side at last month's South American Championship in Santiago,
Chile, to be dropped. Burani missed last month's tournament with a
sprained ankle but has been named.
September 13, 2010 - Buducnost puts Nesovic at point
powerhouse Buducnost improved its roster by inking playmaker Aleksej
Nesovic to a one-year deal. Nesovic (189, 25) arrives from Borac Cacak,
where he averaged 9.3 points and 2.2 assists in 14 Serbian League games
September 13, 2010 - USA are world champions as Durant & co see off
United States of America answered their critics in style, winning the
2010 FIBA World Championship by hammering Turkey, 81-64 in front of a
hostile crowd at the Sinan Erdem Arena in Istanbul. This is their first
World Championship victory since 1994 - and by winning this event, they
are the first team to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
September 12, 2010 - USA cruise past Turkey to end 16-year wait for
World Championship crown
United States of America beat Turkey 81-64 to win the 2010 FIBA World
Championship. The result ended a 16-year wait for the USA, who had not
won this tournament since 1994. In the first official game ever between
the two teams, Mike Kryzewski’s team gradually pulled away as Turkey
looked to be suffering the after effects of their hard-fought win over
Lithuania in Saturday’s semi-final.
September 12, 2010 - FIBA World Championship All Star Five announced
from Argentina, Lithuania, Serbia, Turkey and the USA have been
recognised for their outstanding tournaments with the All Star Five for
the 2010 FIBA World Championship announced following Sunday's final
between Turkey and the USA. The All Star Five is made up of Luis Scola
at centre, Linas Kleiza and Kevin Durant as forwards, and Hedo Turkoglu
and Milos Teodosic in the guard positions.
September 12, 2010 - Durant named tournament MVP
USA's Kevin Durant claimed the Most Valuable Player award at the 2010
FIBA World Championship. Durant had a game-high 28 points in his team's
81-64 triumph over Turkey in the final on Sunday. The 21-year-old power
forward won the honour - voted by international media representatives
at Istanbul's Sinan Erdem Dome - having averaged 22.1 points and 6.2
rebounds as his team went undefeated in Turkey.
September 12, 2010 - Jerusalem shakes up frontline with Clancy
Migdal Jerusalem shook up its frontline over the weekend by signing big
man Sam Clancy and releasing Sean Williams, who signed with the club
two weeks ago. Williams arrived in Jerusalem with a minor injury that
will keep him out of action for three weeks.
September 12, 2010 - Lithuania speed past Serbia to collect bronze
speed and shooting of Lithuania has powered it to the bronze medal at
the 2010 FIBA World Championship, defeating Serbia 99-88 with an
unstoppable performance. While Lithuania were far from favourites at
the start of the tournament, they finished with an 8-1 record including
victories over Spain, France, New Zealand, Argentina and Serbia.
September 12, 2010 - Argentina finishes in fifth place
finished in fifth place of the 2010 FIBA World Championship after
winning over Spain 86-81 to open the last day of competition at the
Sinan Erdem Dome. In the first quarter the Argentinean attack was more
fluid, led from the perimeter by Carlos Delfino and Pablo Prigioni
while Luis Scola and Fabricio Oberto controlled the paint area.
September 12, 2010 - Aris tabs promising wingman Mavrogiannis
BSA 2003 made a move with an eye to the future by signing teenage
swingman Giorgos Mavrogiannis to a five-year deal. Mavrogiannis (194,
18) arrives from Niki Volou, where he averaged 8.2 points per game in
the Greek third division last season.
September 12, 2010 - Turkey and USA to the final
a night to be remembered USA and Turkey got the two tickets to the
final which will take place in some hours. USA rolled over Lithuania
rather easily taking advantage of their athleticism and, of course,
Durant while Turkey snatched a win over Serbia with just a half a
second to go!
September 12, 2010 - Caja Laboral cancels Mensah-Bonsu deal
Laboral is in the market for a big man to complete its roster after
canceling the contract of power forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu, the club
announced Sunday. Mensah-Bonsu was not able to "complete the
recruitment process," Caja Laboral announced in a press release without
giving further details.
September 12, 2010 - Last day preview
Turkey was awarded the 2010 FIBA World Championship several years ago,
every fan from Istanbul to Ankara to Kayseri to Istanbul and everywhere
else in this beautiful country hoped for one thing and one thing only.
They wanted a Final between Turkey and the United States. Well, they’ve
got that wanted.
September 12, 2010 - Tunceri’s lay-up sends Turkey through to final
Tunceri scored a game-winning lay-up as Turkey edged out Serbia 83-82
to set up a showdown with the USA in Sunday’s final of the 2010 FIBA
World Championship. Hosts Turkey make it through to the tournament’s
decider for the first time and are assured of taking their first ever
medal in the event.
September 12, 2010 - Durant powers USA past Lithuania and into final
United States of America beat Lithuania 89-74 to book their place in
the final of the 2010 FIBA World Championship. The Americans return to
the Gold Medal game in the biggest international basketball competition
for the first time in 16 years. They last made it to that stage of the
competition in 1994 and went on to win on that occasion.
September 11, 2010 - FIBA and Spain National Tourism Board team up for
2014 FIBA World Championship
and Spain’s National Tourism Board on Saturday announced a major new
sponsorship deal to ensure that the Iberian nation becomes the focus of
the world in the lead-up to its hosting of the 2014 FIBA World
September 11, 2010 - FIBA World 2010, Semi-Finals Saturday
been four, long years since United States coach Mike Krzyzewski and his
star-studded squad lost to Greece in the Semi-Finals of the FIBA World
Championship in Japan, a result that sparked celebrations in the
streets of Athens. It was also the day that Argentina almost beat Spain
but an Andres Nocioni three-pointer from the corner hit the rim and
September 11, 2010 - Paok extends Todor Gecevski
former All-Eurocup center has the chance to return to the competition
next season, as PAOK announced a new agreement with Todor Gecevski to
stay together for one more year. Gecevski (210, 33) grew up with KK
Kavadarci in his native country FYROM and then played for Nikol Fert
Gostivar, MZT Skopje, Air Avellino in Italy, Brant Hagen in Germany, KK
Rabotnicki, KK Zadar in Croatia and PAOK.
September 11, 2010 - Budivelnik puts Lukashov at point
improved its roster for the upcoming Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by
inking point guard Denis Lukashov. The length and terms of his contract
are undisclosed. Lukashov (190, 21) arrives from BC Kyiv, where he
averaged 13.2 points on 89.6% free throws (69-of-77), 5.5 rebounds and
4.9 assists in 30 Ukrainian League games.
September 11, 2010 - Meneghin, Sabonis head 2010 FIBA HOF class
legends Dino Meneghin, Arvydas Sabonis and Vlade Divac headline the
list of basketball stars to be inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame on
Sunday. A total of 17 people selected for induction with the class of
2010 will be honored at the Swissotel in Istanbul and during an
on-court presentation at the FIBA World Championships at the Sinan
September 10, 2010 - Asseco Prokom keeps Ratko Varda
powerhouse Asseco Prokom Gydnia reached a new agreement with center
Ratko Varda to extend his contract until the end of the 2010-11 season.
Varda (213, 31) arrived to Gydnia with a one-month contract last
December but Prokom picked up its option to keep him until the end of
September 10, 2010 - Anwil Wloclawek inks Sasa Mucic
Anwil Wloclawek improved its roster for its upcoming Eurocup return
next season by inking versatile forward Sasa Mucic to a one-year deal,
the club confirmed Tuesday. Mucic (202, 26) arrives from Zasavje
Pro-Tek Rudar, where he averaged 16.1 points and 5.2 rebounds in 36
Slovenian League games last season.
September 10, 2010 - Panellinios, coach Zouros part ways
announced that former head coach Ilias Zouros will not coach the team
next season. Zouros joined Panellinios in December 2007 and led the
team to its biggest success in decades. Last season, Zouros led
Panellinios to the Greek League semifinals and the Eurocup finals in
September 10, 2010 - Israel (rightfully) asking money back from FIBA
it was expected really. After FIBA Europe's decision to include 24
teams in Eurobasket 2011, Israel (who qualified through the groups) is
now asking their money (team expenses) back from FIBA Europe.
September 9, 2010 - Red hot Lithuania too much for Argentina
spite of being underdog, in spite of not having more than half of the
main team, Lithuania reached semi-finals of FIBA World Championship by
thrashing Argentina 104-85. This was the 8th straight win for The Green
Tank, a name which was given to the Baltic side by the Spanish media.
September 9, 2010 - USA beat Russia to advance to semis
strong third quarter from the United States of America saw them march
on to the semi-finals, after beating Russia, 89-79 in Istanbul. Kevin
Durant led all scorers with 33 points for the victors, while Sergey
Bykov hit 17 in defeat. The game was also the final curtain for Russian
coach, David Blatt, an American - as he called time on his successful
reign as national coach.
September 9, 2010 - Euroleague teams help Special Olympics
pair of Euroleague Basketball clubs have taken time from their
preseason schedules to help promote the 2010 Special Olympics European
Summer Games. Players from both Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul and Union
Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenia last week helped carry the torch that
will light the Special Olympics flame when the Summer Games begin on
September 18 in Warsaw
September 9, 2010 - Power Electronics Valencia adds forward Richardson
Electronics Valencia, one of the new teams in this season's Turkish
Airlines Euroleague, keeps adding depth as it announced Thursday the
signing of small forward Jeremy Richardson to a one-year contract.
September 8, 2010 - Turkey crush Slovenia, marches to the semis
hosts of World Championship continue showing impressive as they beat
Slovenia convincingly 95-68 in quarter-final. Turkey left no chances to
their opponents and dominated the whole game.
September 8, 2010 - Serbia is back!!!
basketball is back and kicking ladies and gentlemen!!! And how hard do
they kick!!! One of the youngest squads of the World Championship
defeated the World Champions of Spain and have now two shots at winning
September 8, 2010 - Benetton takes forward Peric on loan from Unicaja
Basket Bwin will have forward Hrvoje Peric on loan this season after
agreeing to terms with his club, Unicaja. Peric (203, 24), who played
for KK Zadar in recent seasons, signed a three-year deal with Unicaja
this summer, but was not in the team’s plans for the first season.
September 8, 2010 - EWE Baskets releases recent signing Muonelo
Baskets Oldenburg announced Wednesday that rookie forward Obi Muonelo
was released. Muonelo signed a one-year contract with the club in
August, however EWE Baskets had the option to terminate the deal after
two weeks. Following the team's training camp in Slovenia, it was
decided to activate that clause. Accordingly, Oldenburg will continue
to look for a wing player to take up that roster spot.
September 8, 2010 - Spencer Out From Maroussi
Spencer who has shown to be one of the best scorers and shooters thus
far in his career in Europe is preparing to leave the club Maroussi
after Coach Giorgos Bartzokas departure.
September 8, 2010 - Enes Kanter's NCAA career in danger
of Kentucky Wildcats player Enes Kanter could see his NCAA in jeopardy
after claims by his former team (Fenerbahce) General Manager that they
player had received around 80.000 euros in various forms from the club
during the three seasons he spent with them.
September 7, 2010 - Lottomatica Roma gets Djedovic on loan
Roma reached an agreement with Euroleague reigning champion Regal FC
Barcelona to get shooting guard Nihad Dedovic on loan until the end of
the 2011-12 season, both club announced Tuesday. Dedovic (196, 20)
arrives from Xacobeo BluSens Obradoiro, where he averaged 6.3 points in
27 Spanish League games last season.
September 7, 2010 - Shock for Maroussi as Bartzokas quits the team
shock for Maroussi as the coach who built and guided the team to one of
their best seasons last year informed the club that he will not be
coaching them anymore. This move came as a surprise as Bartzokas hadn't
quit the team when nothing was certain and he had only a couple of
players left from last season's squad and no new owner or management to
run the club.
September 7, 2010 - Italy and Slovenia are the last two standing
Lithuania finalises their preparation for next Summer's EuroBasket, the
decision of who gets to host the 2013 event isn't far away either. The
deadline for applications as a host country has now closed, FIBA Europe
has announced that there are two countries that have declared interest
in hosting Europe's biggest basketball event.Slovenia and Italy are the
two nations that are interested in becoming the future hosts for
September 6, 2010 - System Of Competition Changed For Eurobasket Women
Europe announced on Monday that, at a meeting in Istanbul the FIBA
Europe Executive Committee, together with a majority of the FIBA Europe
board members, decided to amend the system of competition for
EuroBasket Women. The EuroBasket Women Final Round will still be played
with 16 teams in the future but the system of Qualification with
Division A and B has been abolished.
September 6, 2010 - Seven More Teams Get Direct EuroBasket Berth
the announcement that the EuroBasket 2011 will be played with 24 teams,
FIBA Europe has determined the directly qualified teams as well as the
system of additional qualification for next year's tournament. In
addition to the five teams that had already qualified to a 16-team
EuroBasket, seven more teams already assured their ticket for
September 6, 2010 - Mainini unanimously elected 11th FIBA President;
World Congress ratifies 2010-2014 Central Board
Mainini, the President of the French Basketball Federation (FFBB) since
1992, has been unanimously elected as the 11th FIBA President at the
FIBA World Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.
September 6, 2010 - Benetton, Nicevic agree to extension
Basket and center Sandro Nicevic agreed to terms on a contract
extension that will keep him with the club through 2012. Nicevic (210,
34), who joined Benetton in 2008, was already signed for the current
September 6, 2010 - Spartak St. Petersburg, Lasme part ways
St. Petersburg and forward Stephane Lasme parted ways on Sunday, the
club announced. Lasme was unable to join the club in Russia due to
technical issues regarding his green card application in the United
September 5, 2010 - EuroBasket 2011 to be played with 24 teams
Europe announces that the FIBA Europe Executive Committee approved the
proposal made by the Lithuanian Basketball Federation to play the
EuroBasket 2011 Final Round with 24, instead of 16 teams.
September 5, 2010 - KK Cedevita picks up big man Pruitt
Cedevita added an athletic big man to its frontline over the weekend by
signing Shaun Pruitt to a one-year contract. Pruitt (208, 24) arrives
from Puerto Rican side Gallitos de Isabela for whom he averaged 8.8
points and 13.4 rebounds in 24 games last season.
September 5, 2010 - Spartak St. Petersburg pegs Parker at point guard
St. Petersburg signed Smush Parker for the coming season, bringing the
veteran guard back to Europe for the first time since the 2003-04
season. Parker (192, 29) arrives from Chinese club Guangdong Southern
Tigers, whom he helped win the championship last season.
September 5, 2010 - Gilboa/Galil adds Lyons to frontcourt
Gilboa/Galil Elyon reinforced its frontcourt with the signing of
forward Leo Lyons for the coming season. Lyons (23, 206) joins the
Israeli champion after spending his rookie year last season with
another Israeli club, Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem, where he recorded 5.9
points and 3.8 rebounds per game in the Eurocup.
September 4, 2010 - End of an era for Greece as Diamantidis retires
of an era for the Greek National Team after captain Dimitris
Diamantidis announced his retirement from international basketball
following Greece's loss against Spain earlier in the night. Talking to
the Greek state channel Diamantidis announced his sudden (not for his
teammates) retirement with the following words.
September 3, 2010 - BG Goettingen strengthens frontcourt with Scott
Goettingen reinforced its frontcourt Friday by signing forward Mike
Scott for the coming season. Goettingen also reached an agreement with
Sean Barnette, who joined the club in July, on the player’s release.
September 3, 2010 - Le Mans completes roster with swingman Acker
Mans Sarthe Basket finalized its roster for the upcoming season with
the signing of veteran Euroleague swingman Alex Acker, who arrives from
Armani Jeans Milano. Acker (195, 27) has played for three Euroleague
teams over the past four seasons.
September 3, 2010 - Galil brings sharpshooter Yavzuri back
Gilboa/Galil Elyon re-signed Dagan Yavzuri to a two-year deal after the
sharpshooter left the club earlier this summer. After helping Galil win
the Israeli League championship last season, Yavzuri (193, 25) signed
for Hapoel Holon, but financial trouble there set the stage for him to
make a switch back to Galil.
September 3, 2010 - Olympiacos banned for 9 games
has come for Olympiacos and their fans to pay for everything that
happened during the last final of Greek A1 2009/10 season. In an
extremely harsh decision Olympiacos was sentences to play its first
home games behind closed doors.
September 2, 2010 - Red Foxes banned from dancing during Turkey NT
dance team has been benched during Turkey's games. The Red Foxes have
been told to stop performing in games involving the host country
because their risque costumes and routines are offensive to the nation
that is nearly entirely Muslim.
September 1, 2010 - 2010-11 Preseason: Games and Results
as some of their biggest stars continue to pursue medals at the 2010
World Championships in Turkey, most of the teams in the 2010-11 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague have begun training for the regular season in camps
all across the continent. The fitness work of running up mountains,
lifting weights and sprinting across fields started for some of those
teams as far back as early August.
September 1, 2010 - Euroleague Basketball mourns Molten president
Basketball joins the world sports community in expressing condolences
at the passing of Mr. Fumiya Tamiaki, President of Molten Corporation.
Mr. Tamiaki died recently at age 72 in Hiroshima, Japan. He was the
pillar of his company's support for our sport, which included supplying
the official basketball during several years for the Euroleague, as
well as for many other international competitions.
September 1, 2010 -
Union Olimpija tabs Damir Markota
keeps building its roster for the upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Basketball season by inking power forward Damir Markota to a one-year
deal, the club announced Wednesday. Markota (210, 24) arrives from
Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, where he averaged 4.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in
16 Eurocup games last season.
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