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  News archive September 2014


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September 30, 2014 - Aleksandar Petrovic is new Cibona President
At the extraordinary session of the Assembly of Cibona Aleksandar Petrovic was elected to become the new President of the club. Domagoj Cavlovic will remain the General Manager for next four years. Read more here.

September 30, 2014 - Devon Van Oostrum joined Cibona
Devon Van Oostrum, British international point guard is the newcomer in Cibona Zagreb. The player who comes to Zagreb from Vitoria, where he had been a member of Laboral Kutxa before, will wear the number 77 next season. Read more here.

September 30, 2014 - CAI Zaragoza adds big man Katic
CAI Zaragoza put another big body in its paint by inking veteran center Rasko Katic to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Katic (2.08 meters, 33 years old) arrives from Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade where he spent the past two years. Read more here.

September 30, 2014 - Spirou Charleroi locks up talented center Larson long term
Belgacom Spirou Charleroi invested into future, signing young center Rasmus Larson to a three-year deal on Monday. Larson (2.12 meters, 19 years old) arrives from Bruixa D’or Manresa of the Spanish League, where in 27 games last season he averaged 6.1 points and 4.0 rebounds. Read more here.

September 29, 2014 - 2014-15 Eurocup Draw results!
The 2014-15 Eurocup Draw took place in Barcelona on Tuesday and divided 36 clubs from 17 countries into the regular season groups that will mark the road forward toward the eventual crowning of the competition's champion next spring. Read more here.

September 29, 2014 - Unicaja inks veteran guard Stefansson
Unicaja Malaga signed shooting guard Jon Stefansson for the coming season, the club announced Sunday. Stefansson (1.92 meters, 32 years old) is a veteran of Spanish and European basketball who has spent the previous four seasons playing in Spain. Read more here.

September 26, 2014 - First trophy of season goes to Nanterre
JSF Nanterre, who will compete in the EuroChallenge this year, defeated Limoges 70-54 in the 'Game of Champions' at Rouen's Kindarena and have clinched the first title of the new season in France. Nanterre were drawn in Group E of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. Read more here.


September 26, 2014 - Familiar faces make for late additions
Two American players that have competed in the EuroChallenge in past campaigns will return to the competition this year, after joining Okapi Aalstar and KTP. Okapi have agreed terms with 26-year-old forward Tyren Johnson, who played for the Belgian side during the 2010-2011 season. Read more here.

September 26, 2014 - Ventspils lands Zanis Peiners
Latvian champ Venstpils announced on Thursday the addition of forward Zanis Peiners to a two-year deal. Peiners (2.08 meters, 24 years old) arrives from MBC Mykolaiv of the Ukranian League, where he ended up as the second top scorer of the season averaging 16.1 points per game. Read more here.

September 26, 2014 - Igokea gets bigger with Scekic and Dragovic
Igokea will step into the new season stronger with two new players. Marko Scekic signed a one year contract, while Nikola Dragovic signed a one-month deal with an option of extension. Marko Scekic began his career in Drina from his hometown of Zvornik. Read more here.

September 25, 2014 - Alba Berlin signs big man Banic, guard Renfroe
With less than a month until Turkish Airlines Euroleague opening day, Alba Berlin moved to reenforce both its frontcourt and backcourt by signing veteran big man Marko Banic and shooting guard Alex Renfroe. Banic (2.04 meters, 29 years old) signed for the entire season. Read more here.

September 25, 2014 - 2014-15 Eurocup Regular Season Draw coming next Monday
The draw to determine the 2014-15 Eurocup Regular Season groups will take place on Monday, September 29 at 12:00 CEST in Barcelona, Spain. The draw will take place three days after the conclusion of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds. Read more here.

September 24, 2014 - Real Madrid signs Ayon for frontcourt
Real Madrid acquired more skill for its frontcourt with the signing of center Gustavo Ayon, who just completed an excellent appearance at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Ayon (2.06 meters, 29 years old) averaged 17.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1 block for Mexico. Read more here.

September 24, 2014 - Dinamo Sassari bulks up with Cusin
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari reinforced its frontcourt by signing Italian national team center Marco Cusin. The big man arrives from Cantu, for whom he averaged 3.9 points and 4.6 rebounds in 12 Eurocup games last season. Read more here.

September 23, 2014 - Montenegro Coaches step down
The Basketball Federation of Montenegro (KSCG) announced on Monday that it has accepted the resignations of both senior national team head coach Luka Pavicevic and U20 team coach Mihailo Pavicevic. Read more here.

September 22, 2014 - Mirza Begic goes back to Union Olimpija
Union Olimpija Ljubljana signed an open-contract with Slovenian center Mirza Begic, who returns to the club where he already played in the 2002-03 season, and from 2007 until 2009. Begic (2.16 meters, 29 years) is a veteran of 8 Turkish Airlines Euroleague seasons who is set to make his Eurocup debut this season. Read more here.

September 22, 2014 - Banvit adds Dragicevic to its frontcourt
Banvit Bandirma bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming Eurocup season by signing forward Vladimir Dragicevic to a one-year deal over the weekend. Dragicevic arrives from Stelmet Zielona Gora, where he made a stellar Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut last season. Read more here.

September 22, 2014 - Crvena Zvezda inks point guard Jovic
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade added depth to its backcourt, inking point guard Stefan Jovic to a three-year deal on Sunday night. Jovic (1.98 meters, 23 years old) is arriving fresh off of World Cup in Spain, where he won a silver medal playing for Serbia. Read more here.

September 22, 2014 - Real Madrid wins, Laboral Kutxa falls on Euroamerican Cup final day
Real Madrid had another dominant display, and fellow Spanish club Laboral Kutxa Vitoria lost in a dramatic fashion to conclude the Euroamerican Cup, organized by Direct TV on Sunday. Real Madrid downed Guerreros 67-79 in Bogota, Columbia. Read more here.

September 22, 2014 - Eight teams long for final regular season berth via Qualifying Rounds
Eight teams from seven countries are set for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, which for one lucky winner will result in the final ticket to the 2014-15 Euroleague Regular Season. The path to competing with the continent’s best runs through Sleuyter Arena in Ostend, Belgium. Read more here.

September 19, 2014 - Real Madrid dominates Euroamerican Cup opener
Real Madrid started the Euroamerican Cup, organized by Direct TV, in style on Thursday night with an 83-103 victory over Cangrejeros de Santurce at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. K.C. Rivers scored 19 points in as many minutes. Read more here.

September 19, 2014 - ALBA Berlin's Tabu to miss regular season
German League runner-up ALBA Berlin suffered a blow just weeks before the start of the new Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaign with an injury to Jonathan Tabu. The point guard is expected to miss the entire regular season. Read more here.

September 19, 2014 - Anadolu Efes forward Akyol sidelined with broken foot
Anadolu Efes Istanbul will be without veteran forward Cenk Akyol for the start of the season due to a broken foot. Akyol is scheduled to undergo surgery over the weekend for a stress fracture on the fifth metatarsal of his left foot. Akyol, a product of the team’s youth department. Read more here.

September 19, 2014 - Spirou gets Reinholt on loan from Dinamo Sassari
Belgacom Spirou Charleroi has acquired guard Esben Reinholt on loan for Turkish Airlines Euroleague side Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari. Reinholt (1.95 meters, 25 years old) is a product of the youth set up at Croatian side Split. Read more here.

September 18, 2014 - Dusan Cantekin signed with Mega Vizura
Center Dusan Cantekin signed with Mega Vizura, after spending two seasons with strong Turkish Eurocup side Banvit from Bandirma. Last season Cantekin had an important role in Banvit's jersey, by averaging 5.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in 25 games played in total. Read more here.

September 18, 2014 - Milton Jennings left MZT Skopje Aerodrom
Milton Jennings that arrived to Macedonia during this summer offseason period is no longer a member of MZT Skopje. The adventure of American power forward Milton Jennings in Skopje did not last long, since he is leaving Macedonian capital after less than a month spent with the team. Read more here.

September 18, 2014 - Orenga steps down as Spain head coach
Juan Antonio Orenga has resigned from the post of the Spanish national team head coach, the Spanish Basketball Federation and the tactician announced in a joint statement on Tuesday evening. He had taken the reins in November 2012, following Sergio Scariolo's departure from the role. Read more here.

September 17, 2014 - Dolson in and Ajdukovic out at Sparta&K
Sparta&K have confirmed the signing of center Stefanie Dolson and in the process, the departure of Tijana Ajdukovic who is being loaned out elsewhere. The arrival of Dolson at the EuroCup Women club means that she will be reunited with her WNBA team-mate Emma Meesseman. Read more here.

September 16, 2014 - Limoges brings back big man Plaisted
The French champion Limoges CSP bolstered its frontcourt ahead of the club's return to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague by signing center Trent Plaisted (2.11 meters, 28 years old) to a one-year deal that was announced Monday night. Read more here.

September 16, 2014 - Strasbourg signs Tadija Dragicevic
As announced by the club on Tuesday morning, Strasbourg keeps getting ready for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds with the addition of forward Tadija Dragicevic for the next season. Dragicevic (2.05 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Crvena Zvezda. Read more here.

September 16, 2014 - CAI Zaragoza and Shermadini together again
Seven months after CAI Zaragoza released Giorgi Shermadini to play for Olympiacos Piraeus, the center is back with the club. Shermadini (2.16 meters, 25 years old) agreed to a one-year deal with CAI, the club announced Monday. He started the previous season in Zaragoza. Read more here.

September 15, 2014 - EuroLeague Women Stars Land WNBA Title
While the majestic Diana Taurasi was typically the centrepiece of Phoenix Mercury landing the WNBA title, there was also joy for several other EuroLeague Women stars. UMMC Ekaterinburg guard wrote the headlines as she nailed shot which carried Phoenix Mercury past Chicago Sky 87-82. Read more here.

September 15, 2014 - Bamberg strenghtens frontcourt with Katelynas
Brose Baskets Bamberg added depth and experience to its frontcourt ahead of the upcoming campaign by signing forward Mindaugas Katelynas for the Eurocup regular season. Katelynas is a veteran od three Turkish Airlines Euroleague seasons, and two Eurocup seasons. Read more here.

September 15, 2014 - USA rolls past Serbia to gold medal!!
The United States of America succesfully defended the FIBA Basketall World Cup title by rolling past Serbia 129-92 in the final on Sunday in Madrid. USA finished the tournament undefeated by registering its 19th consecutive win in World Cup play. Read more here.

September 13, 2014 - 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Semifinals, Day 2
In perhaps the best game of the tournament, Serbia reached the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup final by beating France 85-90 in the semifinal. Serbia will face the United States of the America in the gold-medal game on Sunday. Read more here.

September 12, 2014 - Telenet Ostend lands Guy Muya for one season
A couple of weeks before the start of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, to be hosted precisely in Ostend, Telenet Ostend announced the addition of guard Guy Muya for the season about to start. Muya (1.93 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Belfius Mons-Hainaut of Belgium. Read more here.

September 12, 2014 - Neptunas brings in Mustafa Shakur
Neptunas Klaipeda added some experience in the backcourt with the signing of guard Mustafa Shakur. He becomes the first non-Lithuanian signee on the club. Shakur (1.91 meters, 30 years old) played two seasons in the Euroleague. Read more here.

September 12, 2014 - 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Semifinals, Day 1
The United States of America returned to the FIBA Basketball World Cup final by thrashing Lithuania 96-68 in the first semifinal at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona. USA will face the winner of Friday’s semifinal in Madrid between Serbia and France in the gold-medal game on Sunday. Read more here.

September 12, 2014 - ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne inks three-time champ Andersen
ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne will have one of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague’s most-experienced big men leading its charge in the qualifying rounds after signing three-time Euroleague champion David Andersen to a two-year contract. Read more here.

September 12, 2014 - Laboral Kutxa lands power forward Gomes
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria signed power forward Ryan Gomes, who has been a double-digit scorer for four teams during an eight-season NBA career. Gomes signed through the end of the Euroleague regular season with a team option to extend the contract for the entire season. Read more here.

September 12, 2014 - Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd picks up rookie guard Kane
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd signed rookie guard DeAndre Kane, who arrives after playing college basketball at Iowa State University. Kane was a First Team All-Big 12 selection last season after averaging 17.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Read more here.

September 12, 2014 - Metalac Farmakom is the new member of ABA League
Metalac Farmakom will be a member of ABA League in the 2014/2015 season, the ABA League Board decided. After discussions and consultations, Metalac Farmakom has guaranteed that it would fulfill all the necessary requirements for participation in the ABA League in 2014/2015 season. Read more here.

September 11, 2014 - Good Angels Kosice lock up Langhorne
Good Angels Kosice have confirmed a second major capture in as many days after following up the acquisition of Erin Phillips with the signing of frontcourt star Crystal Langhorne. This marks the second stint for Crystal Langhorne with the Good Angels. Read more here.

September 11, 2014 - Partizan NIS inks forward Muric to three-year deal
Partizan NIS Belgrade continued improving its ahead of what will be its Eurocup debut by signing small forward Edo Muric. Muric (2.02 meters, 22 years old) arrives from Krka Novo Mesto, where he played the last four seasons. Read more here.

September 11, 2014 - Olimpija inks former champ, assist leader Marinovic
Union Olimpija Ljubljana added experienced playmaker to its backcourt, signing point guard Marko Marinovic to a one-year deal. Marinovic (1.83 meters, 31 years old) led the Eurocup last season while playing for Radnicki Kragujevac, dishing and average of 8.6 assists. Read more here.

September 11, 2014 - Miskolc add Coulibaly and Ciappina
Aluinvent Miskolc have welcomed two new faces to their roster after inking Romina Ciappina and Naignouma Coulibaly. The 25-year-old Coulibaly brings experience not only of EuroCup Women, but also EuroLeague Women, having played in both competitions with USO Mondeville. Read more here.

September 11, 2014 - 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Quarterfinals, Day 2
The semifinals at the 2014 FIBA World Basketball championships are set after Serbia routed Brazil and France stunned favored Spain in Wednesday’s quarterfinals in Madrid. Serbia rode CSKA Moscow guard Milos Teodosic to an 84-56 victory. Read more here.

September 11, 2014 - Lazeric Jones arrived in Szolnok
Lazeric Jones is the new point guard of Szolnoki Olaj. The player will join the team ahead of the preparation tournament in Poland, where he will make his debut for the Hungarians. Jones spent last season in Greece, where he played for KAO Drama. Read more here.

September 11, 2014 - Nizhny Novgorod announces Will Daniels
On Wednesday afternoon, Turkish Airlines Euroleague newcomer Nizhny Novgorod made official the addition of forward Will Daniels for the season that is about to start. Daniels (2.03 meters, 28 years old) arrives from JSF Nanterre of France, where he made his Euroleague debut last season. Read more here.

September 10, 2014 - Serbia wins over Brasil, booked Semifinal ticket
Serbia stormed into the medal round at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup by routing Brazil 84-56 in Wednesday's first quarterfinal game in Madrid. CSKA Moscow star Milos Teodosic led Serbia with 23 points. Spain meets France at 2200 CET for the last semifinal berth. Read more here.

September 10, 2014 - 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Quarterfinals, Day 1
Lithuania and the United States of America survived their respective quarterfinals showdown to book a spot in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup semifinals. The two teams will face each other on Thursday at Palau Sant Jordi - and then move to Madrid to play a final. Read more here.

September 10, 2014 - Belgacom Spirou Charleroi brings Schwartz aboard
Belgacom Spirou Charleroi added guard Loic Schwartz to its roster and given the player a new three-year contract. Schwartz (1.95 meters, 21 years old) was under contract to Spirou last season, but played on loan at fellow Belgian side Verviers-Pepinster. Read more here.

September 10, 2014 - Marko Simonovski moved to MZT Skopje Aerodrom
Macedonian champions MZT Skopje Aerodrom have strengthened their roster for next season with Macedonian international Marko Simonovski, who comes to Aerodrom from Skopje rival Rabotnicki. The two sides agreed on a one year cooperation. Read more here.

September 10, 2014 - Justin Holiday moves from Szolnoki Olaj to NBA
American forward Justin Holiday, who spent the last season in the ABA League, playing for Szolnoki Olaj, is a new member of the NBA side Golden State Warriors. He appeared in 17 ABA League games last season and averaged 10.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals. Read more here.

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