September 30, 2012 - Polish League, Regular Season, Game 1 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague power Asseco Prokom Gdynia and Eurocup teams
Stelmet Zielon Gora and Trefl Sopot kicked off the new Polish League
season with comfortable victories. Defending champions Prokom used
their second-half performance to down city rivals Start 76-60.
September 30, 2012 - Lithuanian League, Regular Season, Game 1 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague powers Zalgiris and Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius opened
the Lithuanian League season with solid victories last week. The
defending champs from Zalgiris blasted Palanga on the road, 59-101,
behind 18 points each from Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Mario Delas.
September 30, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 1 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague clubs Partizan mt:s Belgrade, Union Olimpija
Ljubljana and Cedevita Zagreb ran the board with opening-game wins in
the Adriatic League this week. Partizan saw Danilo Andjusic, Dejan
Musli and Torey Thomas score 12 points apiece to save a tough home
victory 81-74 over Zadar.
September 30, 2012 - Panathinaikos picks up defensive ace Lasme Panathinaikos
Athens found a stopper to reign in the paint by signing big man Stephan
Lasme, who returns to the Euroleague after two years away. Lasme (2.03
meters, 29 years old) finished among the top vote-getters for the 2010
Best Defender Award after his last season with Maccabi Electra Tel
September 29, 2012 - Partizan in big problems until the end The
new ABA League season will be definitely the one with a lot of drama
and thrillers all over the region, which was seen already in the
opening two games on Friday, when Široki Wwin and Partizan m:ts had big
problems in reaching their first victories of the season.
September 29, 2012 - Kemzura waves bye with well wishes Kestutis
Kemzura has left the Lithuania national team coaching position with his
head held high. He was not the choice of the country's basketball
federation to lead the team at next year's EuroBasket in Slovenia, with
Jonas Kazlauskas instead appointed as the new boss.
September 29, 2012 - Blazek continues with Czech Republic Lubor
Blazek will be at the helm of the Czech Republic women's national team
for one more year and maybe two. The veteran tactician accepted an
offer by the Czech Basketball Federation this week to continue with the
side that so nearly upset powerhouse France in the Quarter-Finals of
September 28, 2012 - 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, Mapooro Cantu 80 - 66 Le Mans Sarthe Basket Mapooro Cantu is back in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
after dominating Le Mans Sarthe Basket 80-66 for 40 minutes to win the
Qualifying Rounds tourney in Desio, Italy. Maarty Leunen scored 7 in a
15-0 run that bridged the third and fourth quarters to put Le Mans away
September 28, 2012 - One Team launches in Moscow Euroleague
Basketball's acclaimed social responsibility program One Team will
launch in Russia on Monday, October 1 at a very special event, hosted
by CSKA Moscow, whose players and coaches will announce the club’s
charity partner for the coming season.
September 28, 2012 - Zalgiris open LKL season with effortless win Lithuanian
Basketball League (LKL) season has started. In the first game of the
season Palanga had to play against champions Zalgiris Kaunas and
shamefully lost by 42 points (59-101).
September 28, 2012 - Cedevita signs Ilievski, releases Stinson Cedevita Zagreb made a change at point guard on Thursday by signing veteran Vlado Ilievski
and releasing Curtis Stinson, who had joined the club just one week
earlier. Ilievski (1.88 meters, 32 years old) is a veteran of 11
Euroleague seasons with six different teams.
September 27, 2012 - 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, Unics Kazan 78 - 86 Le Mans Sarthe Basket Le
Mans Sarthe Basket advanced to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Qualifying Rounds finale with a come-from-behind 78-86 victory over
Unics Kazan in the second semifinal on Thursday in Desio, Italy.
September 27, 2012 - 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, Mapooro Cantu 89 - 83 CEZ Basketball Nymburk Mapooro
Cantu is only one win away from a return to the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague regular season after seeing off CEZ Basketball Nymburk 89-83
in the second stage of the qualifying rounds in Desio, Italy, on
September 27, 2012 - Besiktas brings in big man Falker Besiktas
JK Istanbul fortified its frontline with the signing of Randal Falker
for the season. Falker (2.01 meters, 27 years old) will be reunited
with head coach Erman Kunter, who has been his only professional coach
to date. Falker played under Kunter for the past four seasons with
French club Cholet Basket.
September 27, 2012 - FIBA Europe at FYR of Macedonia Clinic Ahead
of the upcoming club season, the Basketball Federation of F.Y.R. of
Macedonia organised its annual national referee clinic in Ohrid, a city
that has seen a lot of international basketball in recent years.
September 27, 2012 - 2012-13 Eurocup Regular Season Draw set for October 9 in Barcelona Barcelona,
September 27, 2012. A draw to determine the groups that will make up
the Regular Season groups for the 2012-13 Eurocup will be held on
Tuesday, October 9 at the Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport in Barcelona at
September 27, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13 will start tomorrow With two games tomorrow, Friday, September 28, ABA Adriatic league will start. New season, new excitements and according to many people this season should be one of the best in last decade.
September 26, 2012 - 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, Le Mans Sarthe Basket 61 - 55 BC Donetsk A stellar defensive effort spelled the difference as by Le Mans Sarthe Basket won 61-55 over BC Donetsk of Ukraine on Wednesday at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds in Desio, Italy.
September 26, 2012 - 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, Unics Kazan 91 - 73 ratiopharm Ulm Unics
Kazan of Russia withstood a spirited challenge by ratiopharm Ulm of
Germany to win 91-73 in their Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying
Rounds game on Wednesday in Desio, Italy. Unics stays in the tournament, to play either Le Mans Sarthe Basket of France or BC Donetsk of Ukraine on Thursday.
September 26, 2012 - Kazlauskas back at the helm Lithuania
have turned back the clock and put Jonas Kazlauskas back in charge of
their national team. The veteran tactician, who is 57, will lead the
Baltic giants next summer when they compete at the EuroBasket in
September 26, 2012 - EuroBasket 2013 seedings announced FIBA
Europe has confirmed the seedings the EuroBasket 2013 Draw, which will
take place later this year. The 24 teams are divided into 6 seeding
pots and they will be drawn into 4 round-robin groups of 6 teams for
the First Round of competition. The top 3 teams from each group will
progress to the Second Round.
September 26, 2012 - Tofas Bursa pull away in second half Tofas
SC Bursa romped to a 106-76 victory at Rakvere Tarvas on Tuesday in
Estonia to take a commanding lead in their EuroChallenge Qualifying
Round tie. Power forward Joshua Heytvelt connected on four of seven
shots from long range and finished with 28 points to lead the charge
for the Turkish team.
September 26, 2012 - Finns battle back to beat Aliaga Petkim Joensuun
Kataja pulled off a stunning comeback to shock Aliaga Petkim in the
first leg of their EuroChallenge Qualifying Round tie on Tuesday in
Joensuu. Despite trailing by 17 points nearly six minutes into the
third quarter, the Finns prevailed 82-70.
September 25, 2012 - 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, Pallacanestro Cantu 87 - 79 PBC Lukoil Academic Sofia Pallacanestro
Cantu advanced to the second stage of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Qualifying Rounds and now stands two wins away from realizing its dream
of returning to elite competition after holding off Lukoil Academic Sofia 87-79 Tuesday in Desio, Italy.
September 25, 2012 - 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, CEZ Basketball Nymburk 83 - 65 Telenet Oostende Czech champion CEZ Basketball Nymburk advanced to the second stage of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds with a resounding 83-65 victory on the opening game of the eight-team event in Desio, Italy.
September 25, 2012 - Tickets now on sale Internationally EuroBasket
Women 2013 tickets are on sale and available to purchase online from
anywhere in the world as of Monday. The Local Organising Committee had
made tickets available to French Basketball Federation license holders
and Groups of fans resident in France on 8 March.
September 25, 2012 - Virtanen’s been in this position before Veteran
point guard Petri Virtanen goes into this season with Joensuun Kataja
looking at basketball games differently. The 32-year-old point guard,
who played in the EuroCup All Star Game in 2008 with Lappeenranta,
spent part of this summer as an assistant coach with Finland at the U20
European Championship Division B in Sofia.
September 25, 2012 - Cholet signs Everett, releases Uzoh Cholet
Basket shook up its backcourt by releasing guard Ben Uzoh and replacing
him with Terrell Everett, who is a veteran of the French League. Uzoh
first signed with Cholet in mid-August, but will now look for a new
September 25, 2012 - Domercant out for three weeks Galatasaray's
latest signing Henry Domercant will be sidelined for three weeks due to
a knee injury. This season's favourites for the Eurocup thought that
the signing of Domercant would be the final piece in their jigsaw when
the veteran American arrived from Unics Kazan but during the final of
the Banvit Cup, he injured his knee.
September 24, 2012 - 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round Good
news for Basketball fans in Europe as Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Qualifying round is about to start tomorrow, September 25, in Desio,
Italy. Eight teams will fight for only one ticket for 2012 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Regular season, and we may expect great games in
coming four days.
September 24, 2012 - Alba Berlin loses Peavy long-term Just
a couple of weeks before starting the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
season, Alba Berlin was hit with the worst possible news as forward
Nathan Peavy suffered a long-term knee injury in a preseason game on
September 24, 2012 - Rudy guides Real to first domestic trophy Real
Madrid grabbed the first Liga Endesa trophy of the new season as they
defeated Barcelona 95-84 in the Endesa Supercup. Rudy Fernandez, fresh
from his NBA spell returned to his home land and led all scorers for
the winners with 22 points and five rebounds as Madrid took a small
slice of revenge for last season's Liga Endesa Finals heartbreak.
September 24, 2012 - CSKA Moscow wins BEKO Leagues Cup CSKA
Moscow have won their first trophy of the 2012/13 season after lifting
the BEKO Leagues Cup in Germany. After defeating hosts Bayern Munich
87-66 in the semi-finals, the Russian champions then went on to
comfortably dispatch of Turkish side Besiktas in the final game 85-60
to take the BEKO Cup to Moscow.
September 23, 2012 - Board approves alternative venues The
Board of FIBA Europe has approved the Celje Arena l in Celje and Hala
Tivoli in Ljubljana as the two alternative First Round venues for
EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia. The two venues will replace Novo Mesto and
Ptuj sports halls which withdrew from hosting the tournament.
September 23, 2012 - Azovmash loans center Raduljica from Efes Azovmash
Mariupol agreed to terms with Turkish club Anadolu Efes to take on
center Miroslav Raduljica on loan for the coming season. Raduljica
(2.13 meters, 24 years old) signed a five-year deal with Efes in 2010,
but spent last season on loan to Partizan Belgrade.
September 22, 2012 - Budivelnik substitutes EiffelTowers Den Bosch On
Friday it was officially confirmed by Euroleague Basketball that
Budivelnik of Ukraine will fill in in the competition for Dutch team
EiffelTowers Den Bosch, who decided not to take part in the 2012-13
September 21, 2012 - Asseco Prokom adds Mahalbasic at center Asseco
Prokom Gdynia further strengthened its frontcourt with the addition of
center Rasid Mahalbasic for the coming season. Mahalbasic (2.08 meters,
21 years old) signed a six-year deal with Fenerbahce Ulker of Turkey in
2010, but has spent the majority of the past two seasons on loan to
September 21, 2012 - EuroBasket Women 2013 draw completed The
EuroBasket Women 2013 Draw took place on Friday in the storied UNESCO
building in Paris, France. In front of a sizeable crowd of National
Federation representatives, diplomats, coaches, media representatives
and invited guests from across Europe, the 16 teams were drawn into
four First Round groups, also dictating the path of each team to the
Final stages of the competition.
September 21, 2012 - Vincent stays in charge of hosts France The
French Federation has announced that Pierre Vincent will remain at the
helm of the women's national team and coach at least one more year.
Vincent will attempt to steer the team to a third straight podium
finish at a EuroBasket Women and this time on home soil.
September 21, 2012 - Geyik relishes European challenge It
wouldn't be wrong to describe Samet Geyik as a player that's ahead of
schedule. But that is the case for many who have been on the books of
Tofas Bursa. Still in his teens, Geyik has been receiving a lot of
playing time in the build-up to the season.
September 20, 2012 - Cibona adds scoring guard Strawberry Cibona Zagreb picked up a reliable scorer by signing shooting guard D.J. Strawberry
for the 2012-13 season. Strawberry (1.96 meters, 26 years old) arrives
from Israeli club Hapoel Jerusalem, which he led in scoring with 14
points in five Eurocup games.
September 20, 2012 - FC Barcelona Regal extends coach Pascual FC
Barcelona Regal reached a new agreement with head coach Xavi Pascual to
extend his contract until the end of the 2014-15 season, the club
announced Thursday. Pascual, age 40, was under contract until the end
of the upcoming season but now added two more years under the new
September 20, 2012 - Panionios tabs Dragicevic at forward Panionios
On Telecoms of Athens fortified its frontcourt by signing veteran
forward Strahinja Dragicevic for the coming season. Dragicevic (2.03
meters, 26 years old) is the twin brother of Azovmash big man Tadija
September 20, 2012 - Spirou Charleroi adds combo-guard Foster Belgacom
Spirou Charleroi turned to veteran combo-guard Je’Kel Foster to bolster
the offense for the coming season. Foster (1.91 meters, 29 years old)
has experience in many of Europe’s top leagues.
September 20, 2012 - Haciyeva returns a changed man Orhan
Haciyeva has returned to Aliaga Petkim in Turkey as a different player
after a stunning performance for Azerbaijan in the EuroBasket
Qualification Round. In one of the great stories in international
basketball in recent times, the men from Baku won four of their eight
September 19, 2012 - Pallacanestro Cantu signs promising swingman Casella Pallacanestro
Cantu signed promising swingman Andrea Casella to a one-year contract.
Casella (1.96 meters, 22 years old) played last season for Morpho
Basket Piacenza in the Italian second division.
September 19, 2012 - Maccabi, Mensah-Bonsu part ways Maccabi
Electra and big man Pops Mensah-Bonsu reached an agreement to terminate
his contract on Wednesday. Mensah-Bonsu was sidelined due to a knee
injury he had while playing for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games
September 19, 2012 - Unics: McCarty misses Qualifying Round Unics
Kazan small forward Kelly McCarty will not take part in the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds due to a knee injury. McCarty has
an injured meniscus in his right knee that will prevent him from
playing the Qualifying Rounds scheduled in Desio, Italy from September
25 to 28.
September 19, 2012 - Barton: Czechs will improve with Vesely Lubos
Barton admits Jan Vesely's absence was very significant for the Czech
Republic in their EuroBasket Qualification Round campaign. With the
Washington Wizards' high-flying forward in the squad, the Czechs are a
more athletic team.
September 19, 2012 - Sassari locks up teenage talent Tessitori Dinamo
Banco di Sardegna Sassari padded its frontcourt and fortified the squad
for year to come by signing Amedeo Tessitori, who is one of the top
rising talents in Italian basketball. Tessitori (2.05 meters, 17 years
old) was the leading scorer on the Italian team at the Under-20
European Championships this past summer in Slovenia.
September 19, 2012 - Artland Dragons finalizes roster with Valters Artland
Dragons finalized its roster for the start of the 2012-13 season by
signing veteran guard Kristaps Valters, who takes the roster spot of
injured scorer Demond Mallet. Valters (1.91 meters, 31 years old)
agreed to a two-month deal with an option to further extend it.
September 19, 2012 - Cholet Basket tabs big man Bryant Cholet
Basket reinforced its frontcourt by signing veteran center Travon
Bryant for the coming season. Bryant (2.07 meters, 29 years old)
arrives from fellow French club Le Mans, for whom he played in both the
Eurocup and the French League last season.
September 19, 2012 - Orleans inks Ayers to sub for injured Broyles Orleans
Loiret Basket signed Ryan Ayers to a two-month contract on Monday to
take the place of the injured Dwayne Broyles, who will miss the start
of the season with a knee injury. Ayers (2 meters, 26 years old)
arrives from Frnech second division side Boulazac.
September 18, 2012 - EuroBasket Women seedings announced FIBA
Europe has announced the seedings for the EuroBasket Women 2103 draw
which will take place in Paris on Friday. Reigning European champions
Russia are the highest-ranked team and in the top group of seeds
alongside EuroBasket Women 2011 silver medallists Turkey, bronze
medallists France and fourth-placed Czech Republic.
September 17, 2012 - Pre-season referees clinic in Rhodes a success The
21st annual Clinic for Euroleague Basketball and FIBA Europe
International Referees was held over the weekend in Rhodes, Greece, to
prepare European basketball's game officials for the 2012-13 season.
Coaching legend Zeljko Obradovic and noted physical therapist and
chiropractor George Kakavas were among the main draws as guest
September 16, 2012 - Foot troubles keep Joens out French
champions Bourges have been dealt a blow as influential dead-eye
shooter Cathy Joens has been sidelined for upto six weeks, French media
report. The skillful American has suffered a stress fracture and will
miss the first six games of the new French season, plus two Euroleague
September 16, 2012 - Cedevita adds Stinson at point guard Cedevita
Zagreb fortified its backcourt by signing point guard Curtis Stinson
for one season. Stinson (1.91 meters, 29 years old) has played briefly
in Europe before, but has found much of his success in the NBA
September 14, 2012 - FIBA Asia Cup 2012 started today in Japan Just
few days after one of interesting competitions has finished, another
one is on the way, FIBA Asia Cup 2012. Qualifications for EuroBasket
2012 brought us a lot of interesting games in last several weeks, and I
must say that I am sure that Basketball fans in Europe really enjoyed.
September 14, 2012 - Howard to miss the start of the training camp Los
Angeles Lakers’ superstar Dwight Howard will miss the start of the
training camp which will begin on October 2, the team announced
Thursday. Lakers do not intend to announce a timetable for Howard’s
September 14, 2012 - Valencia lands Euroleague champ Keselj Valencia Basket added a reigning Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion to its roster by inking small forward Marko Keselj to a one-year deal on Friday. Keselj (2.08 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Olympiacos.
September 14, 2012 - Unicaja: Vidal to miss start of season Unicaja
will be without Sergi Vidal for the start of the 2012-13 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague season after the veteran swingman underwent surgery
for a groin issue. The medical staff expects Vidal to miss eight weeks.
September 14, 2012 - Azovmash pens deal with swingman Harris Azovmash
Mariupol added another piece to the puzzle by signing small forward
Manny Harris for the coming season. Harris (1.96 meters, 22 years old)
has spent most of the past two seasons with Cleveland in the NBA.
September 13, 2012 - Pallacanestro Cantu picks up guard Kudlacek on loan Pallacanestro
Cantu added to its backcourt two weeks before the start of the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by securing the services of Jakub
Kudlacek on loan from Pallacanestro Reggiana.
September 13, 2012 - Allegations of Croatia-Cyprus game being fixed According
to Cypriot media, citing reliable information, big betting amounts were
placed on the Eurobasket 2013 qualifying stage game between Croatia and
Cyprus (1st round, August 18).
September 13, 2012 - Dorsey breaks the backboard We
are still over a month away from season start in Euroleague and
European domestic leagues, but it seems some players are already in
full shape. Joey Dorsey picked up where he left last season and put up
a show two minutes before the end of the friendly game in Italy between
Sassari and Olympiacos.
September 12, 2012 - EuroBasket 2013 field complete Serbia,
Sweden, Latvia, Belgium and Turkey were the teams that earned the
coveted last five tickets to EuroBasket 2013 on Tuesday. Latvia reached
an 85-77 victory in Romania to finish with a 5-3 record in Group D and
secure qualification as one of the four best third-placed teams in the
September 12, 2012 - Mighty Montenegro stay unbeaten Montenegro completed an unbeaten romp through Group A
of the EuroBasket Qualification Round with an 80-48 rout of the Slovak
Republic. The hosts improved to 10-0 in straightforward fashion, all
but winning the game in the opening quarter as they took a 22-point
lead inside the opening seven minutes.
September 11, 2012 - Serbia take last available spot Serbia beat Israel on Tuesday night
to clinch a spot in next year's EuroBasket, but the margin of the
triumph wasn't enough to leapfrog Arik Shivek's side into second place
in Group A. Dusan Ivkovic's team prevailed 83-67 to leave both sides,
and Estonia, with 6-4 records behind group winners Montenegro (10-0).
September 11, 2012 - Sweden win to book ticket to EuroBasket Sweden
snatched a place at EuroBasket 2013 as they beat Luxembourg on the
road, 85-68, in Group B of the Qualifying Round on Wednesday. The
victory, coupled with Germany's 81-68 win over Azerbaijan earlier, sent
Sweden to Slovenia as the second-placed team in the group.
September 11, 2012 - Brave Austria fall at Croatia Austria
endured another frustrating defeat in the Qualification Round for
EuroBasket 2013 on Tuesday at Croatia, but showed once again they are a
much improved team. Croatia, having already clinched first place in
Group C, won for the eighth time in as many games in a 78-74 victory.
September 11, 2012 - Crvena Zvezda inks combo guard Nelson Crvena Zvezda Diva Belgrade shored up its backcourt by signing combo guard DeMarcus Nelson
to a one-year contract. Nelson (1.93 meters, 26 years old) arrives from
French club Cholet Basket, with whom he averaged 13.7 points, 3.8
rebounds and 3.6 assists in 30 ProA games last season.
September 11, 2012 - A day of reckoning The Qualification Round for next year's EuroBasket has been as exciting and challenging as most expected. Even heavyweights like Serbia, the silver-medal winners in 2009 and 2010 World Championship silver medalists Turkey have found the going tough.
September 11, 2012 - LKL announced next season's schedule With
two weeks left until the season opener, the Lithuanian basketball
league (BEKO-LKL) has announced the schedule of competition. In the
first game of the season Palanga is going to host the game against last
season's champions Zalgiris Kaunas.
September 11, 2012 - Eight teams clash for one golden ticket Eight
hopeful teams will line up to fight for one golden ticket when the 2012
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds get underway in the final
week of September in Desio, Italy. Four days of action starting
Tuesday, September 25 and culminating Friday, September 28.
September 11, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round tickets on sale! The
tickets for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round, to take
place next September 25 to 28 at Desio, Italy are now on sale. The
official website of host Pallacanestro Cantu
(www.pallacanaestrocantu.com) is the official vendor for the tickets
for the games to be played at the PalaDesio venue.
September 10, 2012 - FIBA Europe at Referee clinic in Norway A
Referee Clinic took place in Norwegian capital Oslo over the weekend,
with the support of FIBA Europe. The two-day clinic concluded on
Sunday, with a high interest by young as well as female referees.
September 10, 2012 - Nine candidates for last five tickets The
last five EuroBasket 2013 berths that are yet to find a holder will be
assigned on Tuesday night, when the Qualification Round concludes. Nine
national teams are still in contention for these five highly-coveted
tickets, with chances that rank from excellent, in the sense that they
control their own destiny, to the rather slim.
September 10, 2012 - Be first in line for tickets to the Final Four in London! The
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four heads to The O2 in London next
May and if you want to be among the lucky to witness this
history-making event, head to www.f4tickets.com to register for ticket
September 9, 2012 - Bosnians sign off with a big win Bosnia
and Herzegovina blew out Romania on Saturday night to clinch first
place in EuroBasket Qualification Round Group D. In their last game,
Aleksandar Petrovic's side rolled to a 93-58 victory - their sixth
triumph in eight contests.
September 9, 2012 - Israel virtually secure EuroBasket spot Israel
had a slow start to their EuroBasket Qualification Round but on
Saturday night looked to have done enough to reach next year's big
tournament in Slovenia. Arik Shivek's side won convincingly at home
over the Slovak Republic, 106-73.
September 9, 2012 - Cholet Basket signs swingman Ubiles Cholet
Basket signed swingman Edwin Ubiles over the weekend. Ubiles (1.98
meters, 25 years old) comes off a brilliant rookie season with Dakota
in the NBA's D-League. He averaged 19.6 points, 5 rebounds and 3.1
assists in 41 games.
September 8, 2012 - Estonia stay alive, Serbia face decider Estonia stayed in the hunt for a EuroBasket place with an 88-81 win over Serbia
on Saturday night. The Baltic side got 19 points from Kristjan Kangur
and as a team had 23 assists to just five for their opponents.
September 8, 2012 - Ukic dagger kills off Hungarian hopes Roko
Ukic nailed a game-winning jump shot at the death as Croatia beat
Hungary 81-79 in the EuroBasket Qualification Round. Hungary, needing a
win to maintain a faint hope of reaching next year's Final Round,
instead suffered a painful defeat that dropped the team to 2-5.
September 8, 2012 - Huge rally keeps Montenegro unbeaten Montenegro
stormed back from a 22-point half-time deficit to keep their unbeaten
record in Group A of the EuroBasket Qualification Round alive with a
101-92 win over Iceland. The hosts, long since eliminated from the
qualification picture with a 1-7 record, enjoyed an outstanding first
half and led 61-39 at the break.
September 8, 2012 - Germany win to make Sweden wait Germany
scored the final five points to keep Sweden sweating on their
EuroBasket place with a 91-86 win in Norrkoping. Sweden led most of the
way to endanger Germany's unbeaten record in Group B, and they were up
79-71 with 6:24 to go after a lay-up from Christian Maraker.
September 8, 2012 - EuroBasket Qualification overview Slowly
but surely, the field at next year's EuroBasket is being filled out.
Spain, France, Russia, F.Y.R. of Macedonia, Lithuania, Greece, Slovenia
and Olympics hosts Great Britain already had their places in the
24-team event secured after last year's EuroBasket.
September 7, 2012 - Papagou to honor scoring great Alphonso Ford's memory Eight
years after he passed away, prolific scorer Alphonso Ford will be
memorialized Sunday by his Greek colleagues and fans. His former
teammates from Papagou, one of four clubs he played for during his
illustrious career, organized a game in his memory on the team's home
September 7, 2012 - Budivelnik substitutes EiffelTowers Den Bosch On
Friday it was officially confirmed by Euroleague Basketball that
Budivelnik of Ukraine will fill in in the competition for Dutch team
EiffelTowers Den Bosch, who decided not to take part in the 2012-13
September 7, 2012 - Asseco Prokom adds swingman Robinson Perennial
Polish champion Asseco Prokom Gdynia added to its roster with the
signing of Frank Robinson. The swingman returns to the Euroleague for
the second time after playing for Union Olimpija in the 2008-09 season.
September 7, 2012 - Zalgiris Kaunas bolsters frontcourt with Foote With
one of its signature big men out due to injury, Zalgiris Kaunas has
added new center Jeff Foote to its 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague
roster. Foote (2.13 meters, 25 years old) will fill in for the injured
veteran Robertas Javtokas.
September 7, 2012 - Dragons: Mallet out long term, Drevo arrives The
Artland Dragons of Germany suffered a severe blow to its backcourt
personnel as point guard Demond Mallet, one of the new additions over
the summer, got injured in his pectoralis major muscle during a weight
lifting exercise in the summer preparation for the season.
September 6, 2012 - Union Olimpija lands young Rupnik at point Union
Olimpija Ljubljana announced on Thursday the addition of young point
guard Luka Rupnik to a three-year deal, in a strong bet for the future
of the team. Rupnik (1.85 meters, 19 years old) arrives from Geoplin
Slovan of Slovenia.
September 6, 2012 - Rebounding king Turkcan to play farewell game One
of the great rebounders in basketball history, power forward Mirsad
Turkcan of Fenerbahce Ulker, will end his playing career with a
farewell exhibition game next week, his club confirmed on Thursday.
September 6, 2012 - Serbia win against the Slovak Republic Serbia
won for the fifth time in eight games in the EuroBasket Qualification
Round on Wednesday evening. With young guard Nemanja Nedovic scoring 20
points, Serbia prevailed 87-62 over the Slovak Republic.
September 6, 2012 - Saric shines as Croatia take top spot Croatia
clinched first place in Group C of the EuroBasket Qualification Round
with an 84-80 victory over Ukraine on Wednesday evening. With both
sides having sealed a place in next year's Final Round, top spot was
still up for grabs.
September 6, 2012 - Germany book ticket with late surge Germany
joined the EuroBasket Final Round party after beating Bulgaria on
Wednesday night. Svetislav Pesic's team prevailed 79-69 to stay
unbeaten in the Qualification Round. Tibor Pleiß had one of his finest
performances in a Germany shirt, pouring in 16 points and grabbing 16
September 6, 2012 - Teletovic leads Bosnians to late win Bosnia
and Herzegovina moved to within touching distance of a spot in next
year's EuroBasket by winning at Georgia on Wednesday. Aleksandar
Petrovic's team prevailed 107-103 for their fifth victory in seven
September 5, 2012 - Kazlauskas leading candidate to replace Kemzura? Jonas
Kazlauskas could be set to make a return to Lithuanian national team
after 11 years. The 57-year-old coach has already met with Arvydas
Sabonis, Lithuanian Basketball Federation (LKF) President and
reportedly discussed the possibility of coaching the national team.
September 5, 2012 - Brooklyn Nets launch Russian website The
newly established NBA franchise of Brooklyn Nets have launched a
Russian version of their official website, making them the first NBA
team to target the word wide Russiophone audience.
September 4, 2012 - Four teams could qualify on Game day 8 National
teams striving to make it to the EuroBasket next year are at the
business end of the Qualification Round. There is no room for error in
any of the six groups as even the sides that are safely through still
have something to play for.
September 4, 2012 - Trefl Sopot signs Stefanski for another two years Trefl
Sopot and forward Marcin Stefanski have agreed to terms on a contract
that will keep the player with the team through 2014. Stefanski (2.00
meters, 29 years old) has already played the previous three season with
September 4, 2012 - Besiktas JK signs Dasic at forward Besiktas
JK Istanbul signed forward Vladimir Dasic for the coming season. Dasic
(2.08 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Union Olimpija Ljubljana of
Slovenia and has played parts of two Turkish Airlines Euroleague
seasons in the past with Virtus Roma of Italy and Real Madrid of Spain.
September 4, 2012 - Horakova comes home One
of the best players in European hoops for the past decade has returned
to Brno to play for coach Jan Bobrovsky. Now competing as BK Imos Brno
in the Czech top flight and the EuroLeague Women, the club has signed
Hana Horáková, the FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year for 2010.
September 4, 2012 - Group A: Serbia, Israel keep believing Israel's
basketball team is experiencing the full range of emotions as it tries
to book a place at next year's EuroBasket in Slovenia. One day, they
clinch a vital home win against Serbia to improve to 3-3 in
Qualification Round Group A, but the next time out they fall at home to
September 4, 2012 - Partizan mt:s puts Thomas at point Partizan mt:s Belgrade signed point guard Torey Thomas
to a one-year deal, the club announced Monday. Accordingly Thomas (1.80
meters, 27 years old) will make his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut
with the Serbian champs.
September 3, 2012 - Buducnost Voli lands Milosevic KK
Buducnost Voli announced over the weekend the addition of power forward
Strahinja Milosevic for the next two seasons. Milosevic (2.03 meters,
26 years old) arrives from KK Vojvodina of Serbia, where last season he
averaged 11.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 31 games.
September 3, 2012 - Perfect Montenegro join EuroBasket party The capital city of Podgorica is bouncing with joy after a famous 72-62 victory over Serbia
on Sunday ensured Montenegro advance to EuroBasket 2013. It was a
staggering seventh successive win and the second over their neighbours
in the Qualification Round for Montenegro.
September 3, 2012 - Croatia clinch EuroBasket spot in style There
were celebrations on the final buzzer in Nicosia as visiting Croatia
confirmed their place at EuroBasket 2013 in emphatic style with an
eye-popping second half performance helping them to a 98-49 victory
September 2, 2012 - Caja Laboral brings in veteran Cabezas A
familiar face for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague fans will be back
this season with the news that Caja Laboral signed veteran point guard
Carlos Cabezas for the upcoming season. Cabezas (1.86 meters, 32 years
old) arrives from CAI Zaragoza of the Spanish League.
September 2, 2012 - Lukoil Academic signs playmaker Massamba Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round participant Lukoil Academic of
Bulgaria announced the addition of Swedish point guard Thomas Massamba
for the coming season. Massamba (1.85 meters, 27 years old) arrives
from Etha Egnomis of Cyprus.
September 1, 2012 - Cedevita Zagreb tabs veteran forward Gelabale Turkish
Airlines Euroleague newcomer Cedevita Zagreb of Croatia has added
veteran depth at forward in the person of Mickael Gelabale, who has
played two previous seasons in the competition. Gelabale (2.01 meters,
29 years old) won the Eurocup title last season with Khimki Moscow
Region of Russia.
September 1, 2012 - Four teams could qualify on Sunday There
is still a long way to go to the EuroBasket Final Round in Slovenia
next year for most teams, yet four sides are already within touching
distance. Montenegro, Croatia, Ukraine and Italy have been so good in
the Qualification Round that all four outfits could punch their ticket
to the EuroBasket on Sunday. Check news archive here.