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Euroleague Commercial Assets meeting

euroleagueThe Euroleague Commercial Assets (ECA) board members met Wednesday in Barcelona to prepare for the General Assembly that will take place on July, 7 in Barcelona, a day before the Euroleague Draw. The meeting began with a brief review of the 2009-10 season, where all present agreed that the season offered a very high sporting standard that allowed fans to enjoy very entertaining and tense games. Board members were presented with the evolution of the television distribution this season, which broke records by reaching up to 197 countries, as well as a review of the overall results from this year's Final Four, which has been considered by all as one of the best such events in terms of organization, attendance and sponsorship acquisition. Read more here.

Alexander Gomelskiy Coach of the Year: Xavi Pascual, Regal FCB

xavi pascualAfter leading his team to the Euroleague title in dominant fashion, Regal FC Barcelona head coach Xavi Pascual has been voted winner of the Euroleague Basketball Alexander Gomelskiy Coach of the Year Trophy for the 2009-10 season. In just his second full campaign as head coach at this level, Pascual guided Barcelona to the best record in the Euroleague this season and to the club's second Euroleague crown. At 37 years old, Pascual becomes the youngest coach to win the award. The Alexander Gomelskiy Coach of the Year Trophy is awarded annually at the end of the season through a vote of all Euroleague head coaches. This season's runner-up was Dusko Vujosevic of Partizan Belgrade, who led his club to its first Final Four appearance in more than a decade. Vujosevic won the award for 2008-09. Asseco Prokom Gdynia head coach Tomas Pacesas finished third in the voting after his team became the first from Poland to reach the Euroleague quarterfinals. The Alexander Gomelskiy Coach of the Year award debuted in 2005 and was won that year by Pini Gershon of Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv. In order since then, previous winners were Ettore Messina of CSKA Moscow in 2006, Zeljko Obradovic of Panathinaikos in 2007, Messina again with CSKA in 2008, and Vujosevic last year. Read more here.

Draws for 2010-11 season announced

euroleague drawsThe first events of the next basketball season, the draws for the 2010-11 Euroleague, Eurocup Qualifying Rounds and EuroChallenge, will be held on Thursday, July 8 at the Mediapro Auditorium, Imagina (Av. Diagonal 177) in Barcelona, Spain. For the fifth consecutive year, the 2010-11 draws may be seen live on Euroleague.net.
Immediately after the draw, fans can also see live-streamed interviews on Euroleague.net with Euroleague team coaches and managers giving their impressions of the draw results.
Read more here.

2010 Final Four media reaction

Read what some of the hundreds of media present at the 2010 Final Four had to say about the event. As Spanish newspaper El Pais summer it up: 'Barcelona and the beautiful game, the good basketball, won - and Paris was a party.' Read more here.

Juan Carlos Navarro, 2010 Final Four MVP

juan carlos navarroHis trophy collection continues. After the team he leads made the Euroleague title game look easy, Regal FC Barcelona guard Juan Carlos Navarro was voted MVP of the 2010 Final Four by the 491 media members in attendance among 14,000 fans in jam-packed Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy on Sunday in the French capital. Navarro scored 21 points as Barcelona bowled over Olympiacos 86-68 by holding the lead from the second minute of the game until the final buzzer. Navarro was spectacular as usual, shooting 4 for 9 from three-point territory, 5 for 6 from the foul line and 2 for 4 on two-pointers for his point total. He was also Barcelona's top rebounder with 5, tying Pete Mickeal, and its top assist-maker with 3, tying Victor Sada. Read more here.

Barca win Euroleague in style

Regal FC Barcelona comfortably despatched of Greek side Olympiacos, 86-68 to become 2009/2010 Euroleague Champions in Paris, France. Juan Carlos Navarro was named Final Four MVP - as the danger-man hit 21 points, to lead all scorers for the winners. As they lead from midway through the first quarter and never looked back. “All our hard work has paid off. We did a very good job and I am happy for my team mates.” Said Navarro. Read more here.

Once Again Luck Denies The Black & White Guys!

bc partizanBC Partizan and CSKA Moscow clashed for the first time in this season in the third-place game, and this game was the opportunity for the fans of both teams to prove their brotherhood relations. Brotherhood yet was far off the court as CSKA won the game after a real battle that brought another loss to the black and whites after overtime 90:88. Read more here.

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CSKA leave Paris with pride

CSKA Moscow left Paris with some pride in tack, as they needed overtime to see off Partizan in a thrilling 3rd/4th place game in Paris. Veteran, J.R. Holden hit a game-winning triple with 2.9 seconds left in overtime to grab victory for the Russians. Partizan’s Bo McCalebb had a chance to win it for his side, but was short with his three-pointer. Moscow’s Trajan Langdon netted 32 points, playing all 45 minutes, and with that, a +37 rating. Lawrence Roberts got 16 points in vain for the Serbian powerhouses. Read more here.

Barcelona reigns in Paris!!!

fc barcelonaRegal FC Barcelona is the 2010 Euroleague champion! Barca downed Olympiacos 86-68 in the final before a packed house at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in the French capital to win its second Euroleague crown. Juan Carlos Navarro, the only remaining player from Barcelona’s 2003 Euroleague-winning squad, was named Final Four MVP after leading the charge with 21 points. Pete Mickeal added 14 and Fran Vazquez set a title game record with 4 blocked shots as the Barcelona defense limited the top scoring team in the Euroleague this season to 68 points, matching its season low. The Reds never led again after a 5-6 start as the Barcelona defense held Olympiacos below 20 points in all four quarter. Ricky Rubio added 9 points for the freshly crowned champs, led by head coach Xavi Pascual. Olympiacos, which beat Barcelona for its only Euroleague title in 1997, got 15 points from Josh Childress. Linas Kleiza added 13 points, Theo Papaloukas had 12 and new Euroleague MVP Milos Teodosic was held to 10. Read more here.

CSKA finishes third!

aleksandar rasicCSKA Moscow finished the 2010 Euroleague Basketball season in third place after holding off Partizan Belgrade 90-88 in a memorable overtime thriller on Sunday at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in the French capital. CSKA was led by its old guard as Trajan Langdon produced a record scoring night and J.R. Holden sank a game-winning three-pointer with 2.4 seconds left in overtime to secure a tough win. Read more here.

The show must go on for CSKA

cska moscowCSKA Moscow forward, Ramunas Siskauskas is still disappointed, but admits the show must go on, in today’s 3rd / 4th place game against Partizan Belgrade. CSKA were beaten in the semi-finals by Regal FC Barcelona, 64-54 - where Siskauskas led all scorers with 19 points. Shooting 40% from behind the arc. “We have to play, no matter if it is the third place game.” commented Siskauskas. “We have to play it and try to win, do what we have to do.” he continued. Read more here.

EuroLeague Final game Regal FC Barcelona vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

fc barcelona vs. olympiacosThe showdown between the two teams with the best records in the Euroleague this season, Regal FC Barcelona and Olympiacos, will decide the title on Sunday night at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in the French capital. Both teams survived tough tests in Friday’s semifinals to reach the final after losing in the semis last season. Barcelona avenged two previous semifinal losses to CKSA Moscow with a 64-54 victory led by Ricky Rubio with 10 points and 8 assists. Olympiacos outlasted Partizan Belgrade 80-83 in an overtime thriller that was one of the most exciting Final Four contests in memory.Read more here.

All-Euroleague team 2009-10

all euroleague teamThe best players of the 2009-10 Euroleague Basketball season were honored on Saturday night at the annual Euroleague Basketball Awards Ceremony held at the historic Paris city hall, Hôtel de Ville. Twenty-four hours before a new Euroleague champion will be crowned, a who's who of world basketball elite came together to celebrate another exciting season in a one-of-a-kind setting, the spectacular Salle de Fêtes, modelled after the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles. Olympiacos point guard Milos Teodosic was voted the 2009-10 Euroleague MVP after a breakout season for the Reds. Unfortunately, he was too sick to attend the ceremony after helping Olympiacos win its semifinal game on Friday night to reach Sunday's final against Regal FC Barcelona. His award was accepted by Olympiacos general manager Christos Stavropoulos. Read more here.

The Black & Whites Lose In the Thriller Game

olympiacos vs. partizanIn the second semi final game of the Euroleague Final Four in Paris, Olympiacos and Partizan played one of the most exciting matches in the history of this competition. Packed Bercy Arena could see the breakthrough of Barcelona to the final after beating CSKA in a very tough game, while Olympiacos edged Partizan after overtime 80:83 in an unbelievable basketball thriller. The Black and Whites had a great start of the game and after several fast breaks and outscoring the opponents in the first four minutes had a 10:2 lead. Tough game under the hoop brought Olympiacos several baskets from the paint while Partizan kept on consecutive scoring 17:10. As the first quarter was drawing to its end Teodosić scored twice from the line and his second triple pointer in the match and dragged his team at just two points minus, 17:15. 17:15. Read more here.

Olympiacos second finalist!!!

olympiacosOlympiacos Piraeus will play for its second Euroleague title on Sunday after surviving an overtime thriller to beat Partizan Belgrade 80-83 in the second semifinal of 2010 Euroleague Basketball Final Four at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in the French capital on Friday evening. The Reds will play Regal FC Barcelona, which defeated CSKA Moscow in the first seminal earlier in the day. The Reds forced overtime on a Josh Childress offensive rebound and dunk in the closing seconds of regulation and then rode the foursome of Childress, Linas Kleiza, Ioannis Bourousis and Milos Teodosic, who scored 4 points apiece in overtime, to secure a remarkable win. The game was the first semifinal to go to overtime since 2004. Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy winner Kleiza paced the Reds with 19 points and 11 rebounds, Childress and Teodosic added 17 points each, Sofoklis Schortsanitis scored 11 and Theo Papaloukas tallied 10 points and 5 assists for Olympiacos, which lost in the Final Four semifinal last season and has not lifted the crown since 1997. Partizan, which is appearing in its first Final Four in 12 years, got 21 points, 4 assists and 4 steals from Bo McCalebb. Aleks Maric had 17 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks, Jan Vesely posted 13 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks and Dusan Kecman scored 11. Read more here.

Regal FC Barcelona first finalist!!!

fc barcelonaRegal FC Barcelona is a close stepper to its ultimate dream after topping CSKA Moscow 64-54 on Friday evening in the first semifinal of the 2010 Euroleague Basketball Final Four at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in the French capital. Barcelona avenged defeat against the same CSKA team from last season’s semifinals thanks to a strong showing from star playmaker Ricky Rubio, who scored 10 points and tied a Final Four record with 8 assists. It was a tough battle that went the way CSKA wanted, slow and physical, but a 10-0 second-quarter run gave Barcelona the lead for good and head coach Xavi Pascual’s men made it hold up in what was the lowest scoring Final Four game of the decade.Read more here.

Semifinal 1 Regal Barcelona vs. CSKA Moscow

fc barcelona vs. cska moscowThe 2010 Final Four tips off with a world-class rivalry as Regal FC Barcelona and CSKA Moscow battle in the semifinals for fourth time in eight years and the second in a row. CSKA is looking to reach its fifth consecutive Euroleague title game, an achievement surpassed only by Varese (1970-79) in European basketball history. Barcelona is playing its 11th Final Four, a record since the format was started in 1988, and gunning for its second continental crown. Barcelona had to beat CSKA in the semifinals to reach its previous title, in 2003. CSKA had to stop Barcelona in the semis in 2006 to win its first title in 35 years.Read more here.

Semifinal 2 Partizan vs. Olympiacos

partizan vs. olympiacosIt's been a long time since either Olympiacos Piraeus or Partizan Belgrade have sniffed a Euroleague title game, but one of them will make it there on Friday. Olympiacos battles Partizan in the second game of the 2010 Euroleague Basketball Final Four at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy on Friday night for the right to face the winner of the opening game between CSKA Moscow and Regal FC Barcelona for the Euroleague crown. Olympiacos has not won a Euroleague semifinal since 1997, the year it won its only Euroleague title. Partizan has not been to a title game since 1992, the year it won its lone Euroleague championship. Read more here.

Euroleague For Life - A Visit to the Kid's Hospital

euroleague for life'Euroleague for Life' project gathered players of the four best Euroleague teams at the basketball court in the yard of Hospital Salpetriere nearby hotel and arena hosting the Euroleague Final Four. CSKA's Andrey Vorontsevich and Pops Mensah-bonsu, Barcelona's Boniface Ndong and Trias Jordi, Olympiacos's Yotam Halperin and Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, and Partizan's skipper Petar Božić and Jan Vesely all gathered to open a beautiful basketball court in very pleasant ambience of the hospital and present it with brand new hoop constructions and baskets from Euroleague. Read more here.

Former champs head to City of Light!

euroleague final four paris 2010
euroleague final four 2010 parisFour former continental champions - CSKA Moscow, Olympiacos Piraeus, Partizan Belgrade and Regal FC Barcelona - will be battle to become the newest Euroleague king at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in the French capital on May 7 and 9. Partizan, the only qualifier not at last season's Final Four in Berlin, too, replaces the team it knocked out, Panathinaikos. CSKA, which has broken its own record by reaching an eighth consecutive Final Four, will seek its seventh Euroleague title. Partizan, which lifted the continental trophy in 1992, will be making its first Final Four appearance in 12 years. Barcelona will play its 11th Final Four - a record since the format was adopted in 1988 - and is going for its second title. Olympiacos had been away from the Final Four for an entire decade before this, its second consecutive appearance. The Reds won their only Euroleague title in 1997 and are ready for more. On May 9, one of them will become the new champion of the Euroleague!

Euroleague Quarterfinals

Quarterfinal 1: Regal FC Barcelona - Real Madrid (Analysis)

3 : 1
68 : 61
63 : 70
84 : 73
84 : 78
*Wednesday, April 7
Quarterfinal 2: Maccabi Electra : Partizan Belgrade (Analysis)

1 : 3
77 : 85
98 : 78
73 : 81
67 : 76
*Wednesday, April 7
Quarterfinal 3: CSKA Moscow : Caja Laboral (Analysis)

3 : 1
86 : 63
83 : 63
53 : 66
74 : 70
*Wednesday, April 7
Quarterfinal 4: Olympiacos : Asseco Prokom (Analysis)

3 : 1
83 : 79
90 : 73
78 : 81
86 : 70
*Wednesday, April 7
*If necessary


Barcelona, March 30, 2010
. Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that the competition's internet-based channel, Euroleague.TV, will start broadcasting in HD with the quarterfinals playoff game Partizan vs. Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv on Tuesday, March 30. This pioneering experience will give all fans the opportunity to watch one playoff game per competition date in high definition. Following the general strategy of bringing the best basketball with the best possible quality to all Euroleague Basketball fans via EBTV, the logical step this season was HD. The newest addition to EBTV comes after the service in general was improved this season with better quality for both live-streamed and on-demand videos, plus real-time stats integrated into the broadcasts with live play-by-play, court graphics and team comparisons. All EBTV users who have already purchased a subscription package will be able to enjoy the HD quality with no extra cost on their broadband connection.

Euroleague.TV: "El Clásico" LIVE for only €4,90

Euroleague.TV: "El Clásico" LIVE for only €4,90
Just in time for the Playoffs, fans around the world can get a piece of Euroleague action at its finest with a pair of special Euroleague.TV offers. Euroleague.TV iis offering a 30% discount on one special game each day of the Playoffs, starting with the classic Regal FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid series opener on Tuesday, for €4.90, a savings of €2 over the regular price. The "Euroleague.TV Bonus Game" will be announced before each playoff date so fans can reserve a front-row seat for Euroleague drama at a special low price. At the same time, the Playoffs' Day Pass will allow any fan to follow all four games at a special price, just €9.90, with the ability to switch from one to the other and then review all games in full when they finish. Follow the road to Paris and the 2010 Final Four with Euroleague.TV

Quarterfinal Playoffs 2010

euroleague playoffs 2010The road to the 2010 Final Four in Paris saw eight more teams get off at the end of the Top 16 and only eight remain for the Quarterfinal Playoffs. One of them will be the new Euroleague champion on May 9. But first they need to get through the best-of-five playoffs! Of the teams that have stayed alive this far - Regal FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Partizan Belgrade, Olympiacos Piraeus, Asseco Prokom Gdynia, CSKA Moscow and Caja Laboral - each Final Four since 2005 in Moscow has featured at least three of them! And the 2006 Final Four in Prague featured four – CSKA, Maccabi, Laboral and Barcelona – a foursome that could potentially reach Paris together! Among the quarterfinalists are Euroleague champions from five of the last seven seasons. Together the eight of them have won a whopping 21 Euroleague crowns overall. The matchups also offer a lot of significance. Spanish League super rivals Barcelona and Madrid square off again in the quarterfinals just four years after Barcelona bounced Madrid from the same stage. Maccabi, which won its first Euroleague crown in Belgrade in 1977, also faced Partizan in the 1988 Final Four. Meanwhile CSKA will try to extend its record run to an eighth consecutive Final Four. Its opponent, Caja Laboral, looks to return to the party after a year away broke its own string of four in a row. Laboral and CSKA met in the semifinals in both 2005 and 2008, each winning once. Meanwhile Asseco Prokom reached the last eight for the first time in club history. The Polish champs look to make waves against Olympiacos, itself aiming to get back to the Final Four for a second straight season. Check schedule here.

Book now your tickets to Paris and meet the Euroleague Stars

Barcelona, February 1, 2010. Euroleague Basketball has announced the start of a special promotion for all fans who buy Final Four tickets from now until February 14 . With only three months left until the season's biggest basketball party lands in its one-of-a-kind host city, Paris, the Euroleague is now making available a truly unique opportunity, the chance to attend the exclusive Official Euroleague Basketball Awards Ceremony, an exclusive gala to be held on Saturday, May 8, the night between the semifinals and the title game.
The elite of world basketball comes together every year at the Official Euroleague Basketball Awards Ceremony to see the most outstanding players of the Euroleague receive the Rising Star Trophy, the Alphonso Ford Top Scorer and the Best Defender Trophy, and especially to hear the names of the All-Euroleague teams and MVP unveiled for the first time.

Now, with this special promotion, the Euroleague will draw two double invitations to the event from among all fans who purchase their tickets from now until February 14 .
The winners of the invitations will have the opportunity to share this important ceremony with the most important Euroleague stars of the season and some of the most prominent all-time European basketball legends.
The Final Four that will crown the champion of the 2009-10 Euroleague season, will take place from May 7-9, 2010 at Palais Omnisports of Paris-Bercy in the French capital.

EuroLeague Top 16 protagonists

At Wednesday, January 27, 2010 starts first round of Euroleague TOP 16. We will bring you many interesting news. You can read reactions to TOP 16 draw here. Here you can read about teams, key players, predictions.
Group E, Group F, Group G, Group H.

TOP 16 draw results

Group E
Group F
Group G
Group H
Regal FC Barcelona
Real Madrid
CSKA Moscow
Olympiacos Piraeus
Panathinaikos Athens
Montepaschi Siena
Caja Laboral
Partizan Belgrade
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
Zalgiris Kaunas
BC Khimki
Maroussi BC
Efes Pilsen Istanbul
Asseco Prokom Gdynia
KK Cibona Zagreb

Euroleague.TV introduces Day Pass and Week Pass!

euroleague tv passBasketball fans can now enjoy watching Euroleague games in a new and more flexible way thanks to a pair of special packages on offer for the first time from Euroleague.TV
Starting now, two new options - the Day Pass and the Week Pass - are being added to the choices fans already enjoyed from the Euroleague's live and on-demand video service. The Day Pass let's you buy one special evening's worth of games - up to seven total - to be watched however and whenever you please! Likewise, the Week Pass gives fans the option to see up to 12 big showdowns at their leisure, live or delayed. In both cases, permission for subscribers to see the games they buy will last for the rest of the 2009-10 season! Of course, these special packages include all the best of Euroleague.TV 's regular service, such as video quality up to 800 Kbs, simultaneous live statistical streaming, condensed on-demand versions of games, and two high-quality screen size choices. Again, all games purchased will be available to buyers live during the period purchased and on-demand all season long for repeated viewing. Day Pass and Week Pass will be offered throughout the rest of the regular season and the Top 16, so mark your calendars with all the games you just can't miss... then see them on Euroleague.TV !

2010 Final Four tickets on sale this week!

Euroleague Basketball is announcing that tickets for the 2010 Final Four will be available for purchase this week by the general public. The Final Four, which will crown a champion of the 2009-10 Euroleague season, takes place from May 7 to 9, 2010 at Palais-Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in the French capital. A pre-sale of tickets to fans who registered for that privilege will continue until midnight on Tuesday. Just 12 hours after the pre-sale ends, at noon on Wednesday, sales of 2010 Final Four tickets will open to the general public through the official page of the competition, www.euroleague.net. Ticket prices for the 2010 Final Four range from €150 to €495, not including on-court VIP seats that cost €1,000 and come with access to Euroleague Basketball VIP Hospitality. There are also official VIP Hospitality Packages for the very best seats in the arena, offered by THG. All tickets grant their holders access to four games, both of Friday's semifinals, plus the third-place and title games on Sunday. Read more here.

"Three of a Kind" clinic unites Zeljko Obradovic, Ettore Messina and Aito Garcia Reneses!

three of a kindPerhaps for the first time in a single program, the newest edition of the Euroleague Basketball Clinic, "Three of a Kind", brings together a trio of Europe's greatest coaches ever to offer their knowledge, style and understanding of basketball to other coaches around the world.
With the addition of Zeljko Obradovic, the most-crowned coach in European club history and current Euroleague champion with Panathinaikos, the third edition of the Clinic organized by the Euroleague Basketball Institute has managed to unite three of the most advanced and winning philosophies in European basketball. Ettore Messina and Aito Garcia Reneses, the professors in the previous editions of the Clinic, will join Obradovic to complete a lineup that guarantees the maximum level of both technical and educational expertise.
As in the previous editions, the Clinic will consist of two parts: on-line courses that run from February 15 to June 9, 2010, followed by an on-court session with all three coaches from June 23 to 26 in Barcelona, Spain.
Read more and apply here.

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