May 31, 2019 - Cibona have won the 2018/19 Croatian Championship For
the first time since 2013 and for the 19th time in club’s history
Cibona have won the Croatian Championship! And they just could not have
wished for a better way to reclaim the domestic title after so many
years. Cibona have defeated their city rivals Cedevita by 4-0 in the
final series. Read more here.
May 31, 2019 - Start times for VTB league Finals announced CSKA
and Khimki will meet in the VTB League playoff finals, featuring a
best-of-five format. The series opens in Moscow since CSKA had a higher
seed as the regular season champions. Each game will be shown
nationally on Match TV. Read more here.
May 30, 2019 - Rui Hachimura wants to be the face of Japan basketball Japan
basketball has made a lot of headway over the past year, and standing
at the vanguard is none other than rising star Rui Hachimura. At 6ft
8in (2.03m), Hachimura is an easy choice for a center in the realm of
Japan hoops, where size is scarce. Read more here.
May 30, 2019 - FIBA to launch FIBA 3x3 Women's Series The
first-ever FIBA 3x3 competition dedicated to women will start on May
31, 2019. Eight teams (Australia, China, France, Japan, Mongolia,
Netherlands, Ukraine, USA) will compete in the inaugural event in
Chengdu, China on May 31- June 1, 2019. Read more here.
May 30, 2019 - Buducnost VOLI celebrate the trophy Buducnost
VOLI have returned the Montenegrin National Championship trophy back to
their trophy cupboard, after Mornar have managed to win it last season.
The top scorer of the new Montenegrin National Champions was Nemanja
Gordic, who scored 21 points. Read more here.
May 30, 2019 - Khimki takes down UNICS in game 4, returns to Finals Khimki
Moscow Region defeated UNICS Kazan at home in Game 4 of the playoff
semifinals, 92-91. Khimki had to come from behind in Game 4, erasing a
five-point deficit in the final four minutes to clinch the series and
return to the VTB United League finals for the third consecutive year.
Read more here.
May 30, 2019 - Astana wins Kazakh championship VTB
United League club Astana has successfully defended its Kazakh
championship. Led by VTB United League Coach of the Year Emil Rajkovic,
the club swept rival Barsy Atyrau 2-0 in the championship series
(88-83, 80-71), winning its seventh league title. Read more here.
May 29, 2019 - Anibal Manave appointed as President of the Board for the Basketball Africa League The
International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the National Basketball
Association (NBA) announced today the appointment of Anibal Manave as
President of the Board for the Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new
professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa. Read
May 29, 2019 - Hackett excited about Italy's World Cup campaign Daniel
Hackett believes Italy can make waves at the FIBA Basketball World Cup
in China this summer. The 29-year-old point guard, who made one
appearance in the European Qualifiers, has had a solid season with CSKA
Moscow . Read more here.
May 29, 2019 - Cibona down Cedevita on the away court Cibona
have done it again! The Wolves have scored 3rd straight win against
Cedevita in the 2018-19 Croatian Championship Finals, so they now have
a 3-0 lead in this series. The 2018-19 Croatian Championship Finals is
being played in the best-of-7 format. Read more here.
May 29, 2019 - CSKA reaches Finals after St. Petersburg thriller CSKA
Moscow defeated Zenit St. Petersburg on the road in Game 3 of the
semifinals, 69-68. The series moved to St. Petersburg after two wins
for CSKA in Moscow. Playing without leader Jalen Reynolds, who was
serving the second of a three-game suspension, St. Petersburg came out
strong. Read more here.
May 28, 2019 - Huge crowd witnesses D'Agosto set a record 9th African title Thousands
of fans flocked into Arena Kilamba in the Angolan capital of Luanda to
witness history being made in the Final of the FIBA Africa Basketball
League 2019. FIBA Africa's flagship clubs competition unified Angola's
basketball family in support of the country's solo representative. Read
May 28, 2019 - Efes extends team captain Balbay Anadolu
Efes Istanbul and team captain Dogus Balbay will remain together for at
least two more seasons and the sides agreed to terms on a contract
extension through the end of the 2020-21 season. Balbay is in his
eighth season with the club and became a first-time father last week.
Read more here.
May 28, 2019 - EuroCup legend Popovic retires One
of the best players in EuroCup history, guard Marko Popovic, played the
final game of his basketball career on Sunday. Popovic, 36, led two
different teams to the EuroCup title. He won his first EuroCup title
with UNICS Kazan in 2011. Read more here.
May 28, 2019 - Mornar level the score against Buducnost VOLI The
battle for the national title in Montenegro is not over yet! Mornar
have leveled the score against Buducnost VOLI in the 2018-19
Montenegrin Championship Finals, after scoring a convincing win in Game
4 – 94:76. Read more here.
May 28, 2019 - Khimki crushes UNICS, takes 2-1 series lead Khimki
Moscow Region defeated UNICS Kazan at home in Game 3 of the playoff
semifinals, 91-64. Khimki seized control of Game 3 with back-to-back
triples from Jordan Mickey and Stefan Markovic late in the first
quarter and went on to record a decisive win in its first game at home.
Read more here.
May 28, 2019 - Alexey Shved wins VTB league regular season MVP Khimki
guard Alexey Shved has been named the 2018-19 VTB United League regular
season MVP. The award ceremony took place today in Khimki prior to Game
3 of the Khimki – UNICS playoff semifinals. The League’s general
director Ilona Korstin presented the MVP award to Shved. Read more here.
May 26, 2019 - Efes and Micic, two more years Anadolu
Efes and guard Vasilije Micic have agreed to stay together for two more
seasons. Micic enjoyed the best of his four Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
seasons to date in his first with Efes, which he helped lead to a
runner-up finish in the club's first Final Four in almost two decades.
Read more here.
May 26, 2019 - Mornar down Buducnost VOLI in Podgorica Everything
was ready for the title celebrations in Sports Center Moraca, but
Mornar decided to ruin the plans of Buducnost VOLI and the home fans.
The squad from Bar triumphed in Podgorica in Game 3 of the Finals and
reduced their deficit in the series to 1-2. Read more here.
May 26, 2019 - CSKA escapes in Game 2 thriller, Zenit on brink of elimination CSKA
Moscow defeated Zenit St. Petersburg at home in Game 2 of the
semifinals, 83-81. CSKA survived a poor shooting night and a
last-second three-point attempt from Sergey Karasev to take a
commanding 2-0 series lead in the semifinals. Read more here.
May 25, 2019 - Star center Jokic to play at World Cup for Serbia Nikola
Jokic will play for Serbia at this summer's FIBA Basketball World Cup
in China. Fresh off his best professional season with the Denver
Nuggets, one that saw him earn All-NBA First Team honors, has confirmed
to Serbian news agency Tanjug he will be in China with the
national team. Read more here.
May 25, 2019 - Efes, Simon agree for two more years After
having extended contracts with big man Bryant Dunston and head coach
Ergin Ataman, Anadolu Efes Istanbul announced on Friday that veteran
guard Krunoslav Simon will play with the team for two more seasons.
Read more here.
May 25, 2019 - Khimki evens series in Kazan shootout Khimki
Moscow Region defeated UNICS Kazan on the road in Game 2 of the playoff
semifinals, 103-98. Like Game 1, Khimki jumped out to an early lead,
but Kazan’s perimeter snipers Melvin Ejim and Evgeny Kolesnikov
combined for a 9-3 run, giving their team the momentum. Read more here.
May 25, 2019 - Maurice Ndour wins VTB league defensive player of the year UNICS
forward Maurice Ndour has been named the 2018-19 VTB United League
Defensive Player of the Year. Maurice Ndour played in 16 games during
the regular season, averaging 11.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.9 steals
with a 13.3 efficiency rating. Read more here.
May 24, 2019 - Anadolu Efes keeps Dunston, too Anadolu
Efes Istanbul has reached a new agreement with center Bryant Dunston to
stay together for two more years, until the end of the 2020-21 season.
Dunston (2.03 meters, 32 years old) averaged 8.9 points, 4.9 rebounds
in 36 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague showdowns this season. Read more here.
May 24, 2019 - Efes re-signs Coach Ataman Four
days after the end of its most successful Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
season ever, Anadolu Efes Istanbul has announced a new agreement with
head coach Ergin Ataman, whose contract was extended until the end of
the 2020-21 season. Read more here.
May 24, 2019 - CSKA goes inside for Game 1 win CSKA
Moscow defeated Zenit St. Petersburg at home in Game 1 of the playoff
semifinals, 98-82. CSKA spent a lot of energy at the EuroLeague Final
Four over the weekend, while Zenit had not played in nearly two weeks.
Read more here.
May 24, 2019 - Nando De Colo honored for 2018-19 VTB league performance of the season Nando
De Colo was honored for his 2018-19 Performance of the Season. The
award ceremony took place today in Moscow prior to Game 1 of the
semifinal series between CSKA and Zenit. VTB United League president
Sergey Kushchenko presented the award to the CSKA playmaker. Read more here.
May 24, 2019 - Buducnost VOLI lead 2:0 in the Finals In
the Montenegrin National Championship Finals, Buducnost VOLI are 2:0 up
in the series against Mornar, after they have celebrated the victory on
the road in Bar as well. For the winning side, Nemanja Gordic was the
top scorer with 20 points on his record. Read more here.
May 23, 2019 - UNICS rallies in Game 1 despite Shved's 36 UNICS
Kazan defeated Khimki Moscow Region at home in Game 1 of the
semifinals. UNICS erased a 10-point deficit to open the fourth quarter,
rallying for a crucial Game 1 victory in its semifinal series with
Khimki. Read more here.
May 23, 2019 - Vujosevic extended with Mornar Radoje
Vujosevic will continue playing in Bar under the guidance of head coach
Mihailo Pavicevic. The big man averaged 1.2 points and 1.7 rebounds per
game in ABA League last season. Club has announced that they are
expecting several other members of its team to extend their contract.
Read more here.
May 23, 2019 - Cibona in front in Finals in Croatia In
the opening game of the Croatian National Championship Finals, Cibona
have beaten Cedevita in front of their home crowd in Drazen Petrovic
Arena and lead 1:0 in the best of seven series. Damir Markota was the
top scorer of the winning side with 16 points. Read more here.
May 22, 2019 - Vranjes, Lukovic and Pavic extended with Mornar for two more seasons Nemanja
Vranjes, Uros Lukovic and Vukota Pavic have signed new 2-year contracts
with Mornar. Soon after the ending of the ABA League season, Mornar
will enter the forthcoming season with the majority of the players that
have been forming the backbone of their team for past two seasons. Read
May 21, 2019 - Zalgiris signs center Landale for next season One
day after the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season ended,
Zalgiris Kaunas started building its roster for the next one by signing
Australian center Jock Landale. Landale played this season for
Partizan, averaging 11.5 points and 6.0 rebounds over 16 games in the
7DAYS EuroCup. Read more here.
May 20, 2019 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four MVP: Will Clyburn, CSKA Moscow Will
Clyburn of CSKA Moscow walked off with the Final Four MVP award on
Sunday after his team downed Anadolu Efes Istanbul 83-91 for the
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague title on Sunday in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
Read more here.
May 20, 2019 - CSKA Moscow is the 2019 EuroLeague champion CSKA
Moscow outlasted Anadolu Efes Istanbul 83-91 to win its eighth European
crown in the championship game of the 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Final Four at Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Read more
May 20, 2019 - Real beats Fenerbahce to finish third Real
Madrid finished its season on a winning note by pulling away to beat
Fenerbahce 75-94 in the third place game. Gustavo Ayon starred with 23
points on perfect shooting from the field plus 11 rebounds and Facundo
Campazzo set club and Final Four records with 15 assists to lead Real.
Read more here.
May 20, 2019 - Mornar joined Buducnost VOLI in the Finals In
the decisive third game of the Montenegrin National Championship
Semi-finals, Mornar have beaten Sutjeska at home in Topolica Sports
Hall and have advanced to the Finals, where they will be facing
Buducnost VOLI. Read more here.
May 20, 2019 - Dorell Wright named 2018-19 sixth man of the year Lokomotiv
forward Dorell Wright has been named the 2018-19 VTB United League
Sixth Man of the Year. Dorell Wright played in 24 games during the
regular season (making 21 appearances off the bench), and averaged 12.2
points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and a 13.5 efficiency rating. Read
May 20, 2019 - Tsmoki-Minsk wins Belarusian Championship VTB
United League club Tsmoki-Minsk defended its Belarusian title and
became domestic champions for the 11th-consecutive year. Tsmoki-Minsk
defeated Borisfen Mogilev in the finals, 3-0 (76-64, 89-69, 80-71).
Tsmoki-Minsk guard Devon Saddler was named playoffs MVP. Read more here.
May 19, 2019 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four, Championship Game The
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game is finally here. CSKA
will play its 14th EuroLeague final and looks for its eighth
continental crown. In its first-ever EuroLeague championship game, Efes
has the opportunity to complete a dream season. Read more here.
May 19, 2019 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four, 3rd place Game Both
teams come off their most disappointing loss of the season and will try
to bounce back with one last win. Fenerbahce registered a 19-point loss
against Anadolu Efes Istanbul and missed the chance to reach its fourth
consecutive EuroLeague championship game. Read more here.
May 19, 2019 - 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Season MVP: Jan Vesely, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul The
man in the middle of the team that captured the most victories in the
history of Europe's top club competition, Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce Beko
Istanbul, has been voted by fans and the media as the Season MVP for
the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. Read more here.
May 18, 2019 - CSKA rallies late to KO Real CSKA
Moscow dominated the fourth quarter to beat Real Madrid 95-90 late
Friday in the second semifinal at the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final
Four in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. CSKA advances to face Anadolu Efes
Istanbul in Sunday's championship game. Read more here.
May 18, 2019 - Efes guards pave the way to championship game Anadolu
Efes Istanbul will play in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship
Game for the first time after roaring past Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
73-92 in the first semifinal at the 2019 Final Four at Fernando Buesa
Arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Read more here.
May 18, 2019 - Larkin smashes Final Four PIR record In
his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four debut, Anadolu Efes Istanbul
guard Shane Larkin has left a mark that hundreds of players before him
on the season's biggest stage could not touch. Larkin's performance
index rating of 43 broke the Final Four record this century. Read more here.
May 17, 2019 - Langovic leads Mega to first win U18
Mega Bemax Belgrade became the first team to register a win at the 2019
Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament by topping U18
Maccabi Teddy Tel Aviv 69-80 at Polideportivo Mendizorrotza in Group A
on Thursday. Read more here.
May 17, 2019 - Zvezda downs defending champs on opening day The
first day of the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation
Tournament Finals came to a close in Vitoria-Gasteiz after the first
four games. The Group A opener opened fire early in the morning as U18
Mega Bemax Belgrade defeated U18 Maccabi Teddy Tel Aviv 69-80. Read
May 17, 2019 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Finla Four, Semifinal The
2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four will have a familiar look
with three teams returning from last season's event. In fact, the
winners of the past four EuroLeague crowns will all be in
Vitoria-Gasteiz to battle for the trophy at Fernando Buesa Arena. Read
May 17, 2019 - Jordi Bertomeu welcome speech at Vitoria-Gasteiz Good
afternoon everyone and welcome to Vitoria-Gasteiz. It is always a great
feeling to officially tip-off the moment that we have been waiting for
since all teams started playing back in October. But it is also a
special feeling to do this here in Vitoria-Gasteiz because this city
has basketball in its blood and has been waiting for this moment for
very long. Read more here.
May 16, 2019 - The agreement on joint organization of Super Cup with Cibona signed The
initial preparations for the beginning of the 2019-20 ABA League season
are underway, as the agreement on joint organization of the 2019 ABA
Super Cup was signed between ABA League strategic partner MYD company
and Cibona. Read more here.
May 15, 2019 - Bayern, Radonjic agree on new deal Just
a few days before the start of the German League playoffs, German
champion FC Bayern Munich announced a one-year contract extension with
head coach Dejan Radonjic, who will stay with the team until June 2020.
Read more here.
May 14, 2019 - Start times for VTB league Semifinal games announced The
VTB League playoff semifinals feature a best-of-five format with CSKA
Moscow taking on Zenit St. Petersburg and UNICS Kazan playing Khimki.
The series opens on the higher-seeded team’s court. Read more here.
May 14, 2019 - The 2019 ABA Super Cup Bracket is now complete The
2019 ABA Super Cup, which will take place between 26 and 29 September
2019, will take place in Zagreb and the list of competing teams is now
complete. Six best-placed teams of the 2018-19 ABA League Regular
Season will be joined by Cibona and Sixt Primorska. Read more here.
May 12, 2019 - Zenit advances to semis after Game 4 thriller Zenit
St. Petersburg defeated Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar at home in Game 4 of
the quarterfinals, 87-85. Zenit won a thrilling Game 4 at home to punch
its ticket to the semifinals in front of a big crowd at the SIBUR
Arena. Read more here.
May 11, 2019 - Khimki overpowers Astana in Game 3, advances to semis Khimki
Russia defeated Astana Kazakhstan on the road in Game 3 of the
quarterfinals, 88-81. Khimki capitalized on its advantage in the paint,
specifically Jordan Mickey, to close out its quarterfinal series with
Astana in a three-game sweep. Read more here.
May 10, 2019 - CSKA holds off Nizhny Novgorod to reach Semifinals CSKA
Moscow defeated Nizhny Novgorod on the road in Game 3 of the
quarterfinals, 80-72. The game belonged to Nando De Colo early. The
Frenchman scored 10 points in the first three minutes, which allowed
the Army Men to surge in front. Read more here.
May 10, 2019 - 3-point fireworks in St. Petersburg: Zenit regains series lead Zenit
St. Petersburg defeated Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar at home in Game 3 of
the quarterfinals, 94-78. Unlike the first two games, both teams wasted
no time on offense, each putting up 23 points in an exciting first
quarter. Read more here.
May 8, 2019 - Shved scores 2500th point, Khimki beats Astana again Khimki
Russia defeated Astana Kazakhstan at home in Game 2 of the
quarterfinals, 94-64. Khimki once again shut down Astana’s offense and
Alexey Shved became the first player in League history to score more
than 2,500 points as Moscow Region seized control of the quarterfinal
series. Read more here.
May 7, 2019 - Lokomotiv survives Zenit rally to even series Lokomotiv-Kuban
Krasnodar defeated Zenit St. Petersburg at home in Game 2 of the
quarterfinals, 70-69. After losing home-court advantage in Game 1,
Krasnodar was determined to at least salvage a split at home. Read more
May 7, 2019 - CSKA seizes 2-0 lead vs. Nizhny Novgorod CSKA
Moscow defeated Nizhny Novgorod at home in Game 2 of the quarterfinals,
86-66. CSKA was tested by eight-seed Nizhny Novgorod, but ultimately
pulled away down the stretch for a second straight win and a 2-0 series
lead. Read more here.
May 7, 2019 - Eight referees announced for 2019 Final Four Euroleague
Basketball has chosen eight of its best referees from the 2018-19
season to oversee the games of the 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Final Four in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. The list of nominees is a mix of
youth and experience. Read more here.
May 5, 2019 - CSKA begins title defense with 37-point blowout CSKA
Moscow defeated Nizhny Novgorod at home in Game 1 of the quarterfinals,
87-50. CSKA took control early in a lopsided Game 1, cruising past an
injury-ravaged Nizhny Novgorod by 37. The home shot 54% in the victory,
with only Ivan Ukhov logging more than 20 minutes in the blowout. Read
May 5, 2019 - Zenit steals Loko’s home-court advantage Zenit
St. Petersburg defeated Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar on the road in Game
1, 78-69. Zenit seized the momentum in its quarterfinal series with
Lokomotiv-Kuban, pulling away on the road for a huge Game 1 win. Read
May 4, 2019 - UNICS takes down Kalev in Game 1 UNICS
Russia defeated Kalev Estonia in Game 1 of the quarterfinals, 92-82.
Kazan played host to the first game of the 2019 Playoffs! UNICS opened
on an 11-4 run and maintained control throughout the first half. Read
May 4, 2019 - Maik Zirbes is no longer a player of Crvena zvezda mts After
winning the 2018/19 ABA League Championship with Crvena zvezda mts,
Maik Zirbes is moving to China. German center accepted the offer from
Guangxi Weizhuang for which he will play in the rest of the season.
Read more here.
May 3, 2019 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP for April: Facundo Campazzo, Real Madrid Real
Madrid was the only team to sweep its playoff series this season and
accordingly the first to clinch a spot at the Final Four in
Vitoria-Gasteiz. Los Blancos could not have done it without the stellar
play of point guard Facundo Campazzo, who was at the center of it all.
Read more here.
May 3, 2019 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs Game 5 MVP: Shane Larkin, Anadolu Efes Istanbul Shane
Larkin completed a magical and historic playoff series for Anadolu Efes
Istanbul by leading his team to its first Final Four in 18 years and
capturing MVP honors for Game 5 of the EuroLeague Playoffs. Larkin
tallied 18 points and 7 assists in 80-71 victory over FC Barcelona
Lassa. Read more here.
May 2, 2019 - Efes KO's Barcelona to reach Final Four Anadolu
Efes Istanbul is headed to the Final Four for the first time in 18
years after disposing of FC Barcelona Lassa 80-71 on Wednesday in Game
5 of their best-of-five EuroLeague Playoffs series. Efes will face
crosstown rival Fenerbahce in the semifinals in Vitoria-Gasteiz on May
17. Read more here.
May 1, 2019 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs, Game 5 The
last remaining ticket for the 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final
Four in Vitoria-Gasteiz will be decided on Wednesday when Anadolu Efes
Istanbul hosts FC Barcelona Lassa in Game 5. The winner will join
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid at the big event.
Read more here.
May 1, 2019 - Fenerbahce extends team captain Mahmutoglu Days
after punching its fifth consecutive Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final
Four ticket, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul moved to keep the core of its
roster intact for the future by extending team captain Melih
Mahmutoglu's contract for three more years, the club announced on
Tuesday. Read more here.
May 1, 2019 - Zadar clinch the ticket for the 2019-20 ABA League season Zadar
will play in the 2019-20 ABA League season! The boys coached by Ante
Nazor defeated MZT Skopje Aerodrom in decisive Game 3 of the 2019 ABA
Qualifiers and have therefore secured their ABA 1 status for the next
season. Read more here.
May 1, 2019 - Matkovic signed professional contract with Cedevita Karlo
Matkovic, 18-year old and 208 cm tall center has agreed on professional
contract with Cedevita. One of arguably the greatest prospects of the
region in his generation Karlo Matkovic has been with the club’s youth
categories for three seasons. Read more here.
May 1, 2019 - Arnett Moultrie wins VTB league April MVP Kalev
center Arnett Moultrie has been named the VTB United League April MVP.
Moultrie finished ahead of teammate Tony Wroten and Enisey guard
D’Angelo Harrison in the race for April MVP. Moultrie was the League’s
most productive player in April with a 23.8 efficiency rating. Read
more here. Check news archive here.