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News archive October 2010
|October 31, 2010 - Adriatic League,
Regular Season, Game 5: October 29-31, 2010
Olimpija bested Partizan Belgrade 75-73 in an all-Euroleague showdown
to wrap up Round 5 of the Adriatic League. Vlado Ilievski scored 18 and
Kevinn Pinkney 17 for the winners, who improved to 4-1 and share the
top spot in the league with Hemofarm Stada.
October 31, 2010 - Barcelona's Basile out 3 more months
champions Regal FC Barcelona will miss the Euroleague's all-time
three-point shooting leader for even longer than expected after
learning Saturday that Gianluca Basile's injured left foot requires
surgery that will sideline the veteran guard for three more months.
Basile (192, 35) has not played yet this season.
October 30, 2010 - Stern plans to bring NBA to Europe
to NBA commissioner David Stern NBA plans to expand to Europe in the
next ten years. In a public speech in Miami Stern when asked about NBA
in Europe said: "It's a wonderful topic, because 10 years ago, I said,
'Oh, it's inevitable, it'll happen in 10 years. And now what I'm saying
is, 'It's inevitable, it'll happen in 10 years.'
October 29, 2010 - CSKA loses Siskauskas, too
than it's first two games, CSKA Moscow lost a big part of its recent
succeses on Friday when small forward Ramunas Siskauskas joined the
injured list with back injury that will sideline him at least one
month. The 32-year-old former Euroleague MVP left the floor on Thursday
after 5 minutes of the Game of the Week, which CSKA lost 74-60 on the
road at Panathinaikos.
October 29, 2010 - Besiktas brings in former NBA star Iverson
Cola Turka has made the latest and biggest-ever splash in the Eurocup
player market by signing legendary guard Allen Iverson to a one-year
contract. Iverson (185, 35) is a former two-time MVP of the NBA and is
considered among the best players his size ever in basketball.
October 29, 2010 - Sportingbet Week 2 MVP: Bootsy Thornton, Efes Pilsen
Pilsen guard Marvis 'Bootsy' Thornton added another first to his long
list of accomplishments in an impressive Euroleague Basketball career
by earning Sportingbet Week 2 MVP honors with a performance index
rating of 29 in his team's 79-63 home victory over Power Electronics
Valencia on Wednesday.
October 29, 2010 - Panathinaikos trumped CSKA Moscow 74-60
knocked off its main rival in Group D by beating CSKA Moscow 74-60 at
the Athens Olympic Indoor Hall (OAKA) in the Greek capital on Thursday
night. The Greek champs improved to 2-0 before visiting Union Olimpija
in Week 3. Drew Nicholas paced the Greens with 18 points and Romain
Sato added 17.
October 29, 2010 - Fenerbahce Ulker downed Cibona 68-73
Ulker held off a late Cibona Zagreb charge to record a valuable 68-73
road win at the Drazen Petrovic Basketball Center in the Croatian
capital on Thursday evening. Tarence Kinsey scored 17 points and
Croatian national team star Roko Ukic netted 14 for the winners, who
improved to 2-0 in Turkish Airlines Euroleague Group C, but visit
Euroleague champion Regal FC Barcelona next week.
October 29, 2010 - Union Olimpija overcame Armani Jeans 72-76
Olimpija jumped to a 2-0 start in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
season on Thursday night when it defeated Armani Jeans Milano 72-76 at
the Mediolanum Forum and joined Panathinaikos for first place in Group
D. Goran Jagodnik and Saso Ozbolt scored 19 points apiece for the
visitors, who relied heavily on their outside shooting touch, going 14
of 29 from beyond the arc.
October 28, 2010 - Brose Baskets surprised Olympiacos 73-61
Turkish Airlines Euroleague season had one of its biggest upsets yet as
Brose Baskets downed visiting Olympiacos Piraeus by 73-61 on Wednesday
in Bamberg, Germany. Both teams now have 1-1 records in Group B. Brose
withstood a 0-10 takeover run by Olympiacos right after halftime to
come back and win going away thanks to its own 16-4 run bridging the
final two quarters.
October 28, 2010 - Partizan mt:s defeated BC Khimki 72-68
mt:s found its first win in Turkish Airlines Euroleague Group A by
edging BC Khimki Moscow Region 72-68 in front of an outstanding
basketball atmosphere at a sellout Pionir Arena in Belgrade, Serbia on
Wednesday. Both teams are now tied in Group A, each with a 1-1 record.
Nathan Jawai led the winners with 15 points and 8 rebounds.
October 27, 2010 - Jasikevicius starts training with Peristeri
Jasikevicius had been doing individual training session to keep in
shape but as of tomorrow he will join Peristeri trainings, in Athens.
Peristeri is a well known Greek A1 team and Jasikevicius decided to
join their training sessions.
October 26, 2010 - Spirou gets bigger with Santiago
Basket Charleroi added a major presence to its frontcourt Tuesday with
the signing of Daniel Santiago. The veteran center will mark his sixth
consecutive season in the Euroleague this season. Santiago (217, 34)
averaged 5.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in 15 Euroleague games for Efes
Pilsen last season.
October 26, 2010 - Partizan adds big man Gist
champion Partizan mt:s Belgrade moved to reenforce its frontcourt by
signing power forward James Gist to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Gist
(23, 206) will be in Belgrade on Wednesday to watch Partizan play
Khimki Moscow Region, but is not expected to make his Turkish Airlines
Euroleague debut until next week.
October 25, 2010 - BC Partizan, termination of the Contract with Sava
club Partizan mt:s on this day 25th October mutually terminated the
contract with a player Sava Lesic. With the arrival of power forward
from USA, which is expected in the next two to three days, BC Partizan
mt:s would have a surplus of players at position 4 in its roster and
therefore agreement was terminated in cooperation with Sava Lesic.
October 25, 2010 - KK Cedevita lands big man Plaisted
Cedevita signed big man Trent Plaisted for the coming season, bringing
him back to Croatia after playing for Zadar last season. He takes the
place of Aaron Pettway, who has been released. Plaisted (211, 24)
averaged 8.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for Zadar in the
Eurocup last season.
October 25, 2010 - Unics Kazan inks scorer Minard
Kazan bolstered its perimeter attack with the signing of swingman Ricky
Minard, who finished last season with fellow Russian side BC Khimki.
Minard (200, 28) began last season with Virtus Roma and averaged 11.2
points and 4.3 rebounds in nine Euroleague games.
October 25, 2010 - Asvel Basket signs sharpshooter Walsh
Basket picked up a premier scorer with signing of swingman Matt Walsh,
who ranked third in the Euroleague regular season in scoring last
season with 17.3 points per game for Union Olimpija.
October 25, 2010 - Efes Pilsen tabs veteran center Vujcic
Pilsen has turned to one of the best players in Europe over the past
decade to fill the team’s void at center by signing Nikola Vujcic for
the season. Vujcic (211, 32) was named to the Euroleague’s All-Decade
team last season after reaching six Final Fours and winning two
Euroleague titles during that span.
October 25, 2010 - Zaragoza buzzer-beater shock Barca
Zaragoza pulled off the biggest upset in Spain's ACB so far by stunning
Barcelona over the weekend. Taking on the defending champions of Europe
inside their own Palau Blaugrana, Zaragoza’s Argentina international
sharpshooter Paolo Monteros sent the game to overtime by burying a
three-pointer from the top of the key right before the end despite
being closely guarded by Barcelona's Ricky Rubio.
October 24, 2010 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 4: October
handed Union Olimpija its first loss of the season in the Adriatic
League and joined a six-way tie for first place in the process. A pair
of Eurocup sides, CEZ Nymburk Hemofarm Stada and Buducnost m:tel, are
also tied for the top spot at 3-1.
October 24, 2010 - Greek players hit
by riot police!
events occurring moments ago as riot police hit and forced Greek
professional basketball players to leave the court where they were
exercising their constitutional right to strike.
October 24, 2010 - Hypocrisy lurking in and around Greek basketball
hypocrisy of people in, out and around Greek basketball has reached new
heights last evening during the Games of Week 1. Some persons and
institutions must answer for their irresponsible actions and behaviour.
October 22, 2010 - Cedevita split with Pattway
decided to split with American center Aaron Pattway after three round
played in NLB League and before the beginning of the regular season in
October 22, 2010 - Igokea signed Nebojsa Joksimovic
Joksimovic is back in NLB League. The Slovenian guard, who finished the
2010/11 season in Italy with Scavolini, signed a one-year contract with
Igokea on Thursday.
October 22, 2010 - Sportingbet Week 1 MVP: Chuck Eidson, Maccabi Electra
week of the 2010-11 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season was full
of outstanding individual performance, but nobody shined brighter than
forward Chuck Eidson of Maccabi Electra, who became the Sportingbet MVP
for Week 1 with a performance index rating of 30.
October 21, 2010 - Holden first to play in 200 Euroleague games!
guard J.R. Holden of CSKA Moscow added another accolade to his
already-full list on Thursday when he became the first player to take
part in 200 Euroleague Basketball games. Holden came off the bench in
the first quarter of CSKA's season-opening Turkish Airlines Euroleague
game on Thursday against visiting Armani Jeans Milano. Before the game,
at midcourt, CSKA presented Holden with a commemorative jersey with the
number 200 on the back.
October 21, 2010 - Euroleague season started for NLB teams
Turkish Airlines Euroleague season started also for the NLB League
teams on Wednesday when Union Olimpija played its inaugural game in
Ljubljana. It what might be called a classical duel between two
ex-team-mates, nowadays coaches Jure Zdovc (Olimpija) and Velimir
Perasović (Efes Pilsen) the hosts were successful but they needed two
over-times for celebrating the victory 95:90.
October 21, 2010 - Real Madrid adds backcourt depth with Fisher
Madrid reached an agreement with combo guard Josh Fisher on the signing
of a three-month contract on Wednesday night. Fisher (189, 29) helps
add dept to the backcourt with playmaker Pablo Prgioni sidelined with a
hand injury. Fisher practiced with Madrid during the preseason, so he
is already familiar with head coach Ettore Messina's style and most of
his new teammates.
October 21, 2010 - Euroleague Gameday 1 Roundup: Wednesday's games
2010/11 season of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague was launched on
Monday as Olympiacos hosted Real Madrid as a repeat of a season opener
ten years ago. Ettore Messina was once again forced to leave the game
with his head down after his team lost the game 66-82 against the Reds.
October 20, 2010 - Canal + Poland to broadcast Turkish Airlines
fans will be able to follow Turkish Airlines Euroleague action all
season long thanks to a new agreement with Euroleague Basketball and
Canal + Poland. The agreement allows the country's team in the
competition, Asseco Prokom Gdynia, to be seen live in all of Poland,
with the majority of its games available on the premium channel of the
Canal + platform and thE rest on a sports-dedicated channel.
October 19, 2010 - Lietuvos Rytas adds veteran guard Khalid El-Amin
Rytas found a replacement for the starting point guard Jerry Johnson
who will be out for 6-7 weeks due to an injury. American point guard
Khalid El-Amin became the latest addition to the team. The 31-year-old
veteran spent last season in Ukraine with Budyvelnik Kyiv.
October 19, 2010 - Anwil brings former player Thomas back
Wloclawek signed playmaker Chris Thomas for two seasons, bringing the
player back to the club that he helped win the 2007 Polish Cup. Thomas
(186, 28) has spent the past three seasons in the Spanish League
playing for CB Murcia and Fuenlabrada.
October 19, 2010 - Asvel Basket adds veteran Bogavac
Basket signed sharpshooting swingman Nebojsa Bogavac to a six-week deal
to help out with Laurent Foirest sidelined. Foirest is still recovering
from a ruptured achilles tendon. Bogavac (198, 36) has spent the past
several seasons playing in France.
October 18, 2010 - Olympiacos topped Real Madrid 82-66
BC became the first team to register a win in the 2010-11 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague by downing Real Madrid 82-66 in the competition's
Opening Game at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Pireaus, Greece in
Group B on Monday. Olympiacos proved right away that it is a top
candidate to go far in the Euroleague this season, but Madrid showed
great character and stayed in the game for the opening three quarters.
October 18, 2010 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague season 2010-11 starts
2010-11 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season starts with a very special
showdown, as Olympiacos hosts Real Madrid on Monday at 20:45 CET. Both
teams faced each other at the Euroleague Opening Game on October 16,
2000. Madrid beat Olympiacos 75-73 back then and 10 years later, both
teams are serious about opening another decade with a victory.
October 18, 2010 - Caja Laboral inks Rancik to a one-month deal
Laboral reached an agreement with power forward Martin Rancik to sign a
one-month deal pending medical tests, the club announced Monday. Rancik
(204, 32) arrives from Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, where he just finished
another short-term contract. He has averaged 10 points and 3.3 rebounds
in 3 Spanish League games with Bilbao this season.
October 18, 2010 - BC Khimki: Kelati, one month out
Khimki Moscow Region small forward Thomas Kelati will be sidelined for
at least one month due to a knee injury, the club announced this
weekend. Kelati did not travel to Kaunas to take part in his team's VTB
League against Zalgiris, as he damaged the knee and ankle ligaments. He
is expected to be sidelined for one month.
October 18, 2010 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 3: October
teams - CEZ Basketball Nymburk, Zagreb CO, Union Olimpija and Cedevita
- are undefeated after three Adriatic League games and tie for first
place atop the standings. Nymburk edged Igokea 70-65 home on Saturday
behind 19 points from Tre Simmons. Olimpija survived a tough test by
edging archrivals Krka 70-69 in Ljubljana on Friday.
October 17, 2010 - Euroleague American Tour game report: Cleveland
87-90 CSKA Moscow
Moscow became the second Euroleague team to beat an NBA side on
American soil on Saturday night when it wrapped up its share of the
Euroleague American Tour 2010 with an 87-90 victory over the Cleveland
Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Ramunas
Siskauskas scored 22 points – including a pair of clutch free throws
with 6.8 seconds remaining – and Jamont Gordon added 19 points, 7
rebounds and 6 assists for the Russian champs.
October 15, 2010 - SPORT1 to broadcast Turkish Airlines Euroleague in
in Germany will have the chance to enjoy Europe's top competition like
never before following an agreement between Euroleague Basketball and
SPORT1 to broadcast games from the beginning to the end of the 2010-11
October 15, 2010 - Virtus Roma lands Vladimir Dasic
Roma announced on Friday morning the addition of forward Vladimir Dasic
(208, 22) to a temporal deal of four months with the option to extend
it until the end of the 2012-13 season. Dasic had arrived during late
September in Rome to practice with the team only, but last weekend he
took part in the Sassari Tourney averaging 10.0 points and 7.5 rebounds
in the two games, convincing coach Matteo Boniciolli for a longer
October 15, 2010 - Power Electronics brings Pietrus back
Electronics Valencia brought back a member of its 2010 Eurocup
championship squad by signing forward Florent Pietrus to a two-month
contract. Pietrus (202, 29) arrives from Caja Laboral, for whom he
signed a one-moth deal as an injury replacement at the start of the
season. He appeared in three Spanish League games for Laboral this
season, averaging 4 points and 6.7 rebounds in 18 minutes.
October 15, 2010 - Greek players go on strike
professional basketball players have decided to go on strike as of now,
after a long meeting held under the Players Union. Therefore the Greek
A1 which was due to start this weekend is put on hold for indefinitely.
October 15, 2010 - Euroleague American Tour game reports: October 14,
Memphis Grizzlies 110-105 Caja Laboral
Laboral's Euroleague American Tour debut was an impressive one, but the
Spanish champ ran out of steam in the fourth quarter and their late
comeback was not enough in a 110-105 loss at the Memphis Grizzlies.
Laboral led by double-figures in the second quarter and held narrow
leads at halftime and at the end of the third quarter, but a 10-0
Memphis charge in the middle of the fourth quarter to put the hosts up
14 was too much to overcome.
Oklahoma City Thunder 97-89 CSKA Moscow
Moscow fell to 0-2 on the tour with a 97-89 loss at Oklahoma City.
Still shorthanded with Euroleague Defensive Player of the Year Viktor
Khryapa and veteran point guard J.R. Holden unable to play, the Russian
champs had trouble stopping the NBA's top scorer, Kevin Durant who
recorded all of his 20 points in the first half.
October 14, 2010 - Lietuvos Rytas loses Johnson long-term
news arrived for Lietuvos Rytas a week before the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season starts as point guard Jerry Johnson suffered a
partial Achilles tendon tear in his right foot that will sideline him
for at least 6 weeks, the club confirmed Thursday. Johnson (183, 28)
signed a two-year contract in the summer and was playing as the L.
Rytas starting point guard before suffering the injury in a Lithuanian
League game on Wednesday.
October 14, 2010 - 2010-11 Eurocup Regular Season Draw results
2010-11 Eurocup is ready to roll after the Regular Season Draw,
celebrated on Thursday in Barcelona, produced eight competitive groups
that will head into action on November 16. This regular season's
32-team field includes just one of the last eight champions from
earlier editions of the competition: Hapoel Jerusalem, which landed in
October 14, 2010 - Eurocup assembly meets before draw
clubs met the day before the regular season draw to be presented with
the organization's management team, as well as to discuss various
administrative issues before the start of the season.
October 14, 2010 - Asseco Prokom adds two more to roster
Prokom Gdynia fortified its roster with two more additions Thursday,
signing small forward Filip Videnov and shooting guard Channing Toney.
Videnov (30, 196) arrives from Serbian side FMP after starting last
season with Crvena Zvezda.
October 13, 2010 - Partizan Mt:s grabs Lafayette at point guard
the second season in a row, Partizan Mt:s has added a new point guard
shortly before the Euroleague season begins. Last season it was Bo
McCalebb, who became an All-Euroleague selection as he led the team to
the Final Four. The Serbian champion hopes to hit the jackpot again
with Oliver Lafayette, who will make his European debut with the club.
October 13, 2010 - Azovmash nabs playmaker Kelly
Azovmash bolstered its backcourt with the addition of point guard
Wykeen Kelly, the club announced Wednesday. Kelly (186, 31) signed a
one-year contract. He arrives from Israeli club Hapoel Holon and also
played for Apoel Nicosia in Cyprus last season, for whom he averaged
10.4 points and 4.4 assists in the FIBA EuroChallenge.
October 13, 2010 - Prokom picks up scoring guard Giddens
Prokom Gdynia added more scoring punch to an already deep backcourt by
signing shooting guard J.R. Giddens for the coming season. Giddens
(196, 25) arrives after playing two seasons in the NBA with Boston and
October 13, 2010 - Unicaja guard Blanco injures calf
guard Saul Blanco will miss the start of the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season due to a calf injury on his left leg suffered in
training on Tuesday. Blanco underwent an MRI on Wednesday and is
expected to sit out three weeks, which could keep him from at least
Unicaja's first two Euroleague games.
October 13, 2010 - Euroleague.TV offers three American Tour broadcasts!
fans will get a special bonus even before Monday's season opener as
Euroleague.TV will offer live broadcasts of three Euroleague American
Tour 2010 games in the coming days. The free service starts Thursday,
when Spanish champion Caja Laboral visits the Memphis Grizzlies at
20:00 local time (02:00 CET on Friday). It will be Caja Laboral's first
game ever against an NBA opponent. The club's fans in Spain will be
able to watch live on local broadcaster ETB.
October 13, 2010 - Euroleague American Tour report: Miami Heat 96-85
Moscow put up a good effort in the Euroleague American Tour 2010 opener
on Tuesday night against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena
in Miami, Florida, but came up short 96-85 in the end. Despite playing
without three of its top players – All-Euroleague forward and Defensive
Player of the Year Viktor Khryapa, starting center Sasha Kaun and
veteran playmaker J.R. Holden – the Russian champion led at halftime
and challenged throughout the second half, cutting the gap to 5 with
four minutes to play.
October 12, 2010 - Euroleague American Tour 2010 takes the stage!
Euroleague American Tour 2010 tips off Tuesday with two of Europe's
elite clubs, CSKA Moscow and Caja Laboral, taking up quite a challenge
together: five NBA opponents in five U.S. cities over five days. The
tour, now in its fourth year, will bring an end to this season's
exhibition series, which included last week's NBA Europe Live games,
between clubs from the world's two most prestigious leagues.
October 12, 2010 - Don't miss the 2010-11 season on Euroleague.tv!
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basketball fans all over the world. And if you subscribe now, you can
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official online-broadcast service, Euroleague.TV allows fans from
everywhere and anywhere to enjoy the best professional basketball in
Europe through more than 180 broadcasts, live and on-demand, with video
quality of up to 800 kbps.
October 12, 2010 - The battle between Zalgiris and Lietuvos Rytas heats
battle between the two Lithuanian powerhouses will be even more intense
this season. It will also be extended off the court. Recently Zalgiris
decided not to grant press accreditations to the journalists of
Lietuvos Rytas newspaper and its website.
October 12, 2010 - Serbian A League / Round 1
League tipped off during the past weekend, without Partizan and some
other teams who compete just in the Adriatic League for the moment
being. Read the full review of Gameday 1.
October 11, 2010 - Trifunovic returns to Lietuvos Rytas
management of Lietuvos Rytas acted quickly and found a replacement to
Drazen Anzulovic who was released on Friday. Lithuanian champions
brought back their former head coach Aleksandar Trifunovic who has
previously coached the club for one-and-a-half seasons through
October 11, 2010 - Court rejects suit against Euroleague Basketball
Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected a lawsuit that the
Spanish professional league (ACB) filed last January against Euroleague
Basketball in reaction to the recent change of structure in Europe's
top competition. CAS specified that the claim made against Euroleague
Basketball S.L., Euroleague Properties S.A., Euroleague Commercial
Assets S.A. and Jordi Bertomeu cannot be judged and therefore must be
October 11, 2010 - Panellinios adds Krabbenhoft
added another reinforcement for the new season with the signing of
swingman Joe Krabbenhoft, who started the season in Spain. Krabbenhoft
(201, 23) averaged 12.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2 steals for Lleida in
Spain's LEB Gold Division before signing for Panellinios.
October 11, 2010 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 1: October
Adriatic League opened with some unexpected results as a pair of
Euroleague teams lost their openers. Buducnost edged Partizan and
Cedevita topped Cibona. Meanwhile CEZ Nymburk won its Adriatic League
debut and Union Olimpija registered a big win. A Nikola Otasevic layup
with six seconds remaining lifted Buducnost to a 78-79 road win at
October 10, 2010 - Milano completes roster with Nardi
than two weeks before the Turkish Airlines Euroleague starts, Armani
Jeans Milano announced the completion of its roster with the signing of
Mike Nardi at point guard. Nardi (185, 25) previously debuted in the
Euroleague by playing four games in the 2008-09 season for Air Avellino
October 10, 2010 - Muric joins Union Olimpija
homegrown talent, forward Dino Muric is the latest in a string of
additions to the Union Olimpija Ljubljana roster. Muric (200, 20) was
one of the last two players cut before the Slovenian national team
played in this summer's World Championships.
October 9, 2010 - Caserta cuts Oyedeji, gets Williams
Caserta made a change at center on Friday by releasing Olumide Oyedeji
and replacing him with Eric Williams. Oyedeji joined Caserta in August
and averaged 3 points and 3 rebounds in a pair of Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds losses to BC Khimki.
October 8, 2010 - NLB League, Round 1
it is. The new NLB League season 2010/11 will start on Friday with the
inaugural game between Hemofarm Stada and Cibona while the whole first
round is stretched through three days and will finish on Sunday, when
Zagreb host Radnički.
October 8, 2010 - Lietuvos Rytas, coach Anzulovic part ways
Rytas has announced a mutual agreement with head coach Drazen Anzulovic
to terminate his contract, the club announced Friday. Anzulovic joined
the team in late May, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with an
option for the 2011-12 season.
October 8, 2010 - NBA Europe Live report: Regal FC Barcelona 92-88 Los
FC Barcelona scored an impressive 92-88 victory over the Los Angeles
Lakers in an NBA Europe Live game on Thursday between the reigning
Euroleague and NBA champions. Pete Mickeal and Juan Carlos Navarro led
Barcelona with big performances at Palau Sant Jordi, site of the 2011
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, in what was just the second
ever meeting between reigning Euroleague and NBA winners.
October 8, 2010 - Union Olimpija inks Perry, Anagonye, Vrkic
Olimpija Ljubljana continued its roster building process by adding
three more players on Thursday. Veteran playmaker Marque Perry and
forward Aloysius Anagonye signed one-year contracts, while forward
Zoran Vrkic got a two-month deal.
October 8, 2010 - Asefa Estudiantes brings Caner-Medley back
Estudiantes announced Thursday that forward Nik Caner-Medley will be
back with the team this season. Caner-Medley (203, 27) was one of
Estudiantes' best players last season with averages of 11.9 points and
6.5 rebounds per game.
October 8, 2010 - Aris gets guard Sloukas on loan
after securing a spot in the 2010-11 Eurocup Regular Season, Aris BSA
2003 tabbed guard Konstantinos Sloukas on loan from Olympiacos. Sloukas
(190, 20) grew up with Mantoulidis in Thessaloniki and in 2008 moved to
Olympiacos, where he has seen limited playing time.
October 7, 2010 - Last NBA season for Stojakovic?
an interview to NBA.com Pedja Stojakovic didn't rule out leaving NBA
next summer, ending a 13 years long stint over the Atlantic. More
specifically when asked by Hornets.com Jim Eichenhofer about his future
Stojakovic said: “This is my 13th season, so I can say that I really
want to go through this year pain-free.
October 7, 2010 - Eight teams make it to Eurocup groups
Eurocup Qualifying Round has come to a close with eight teams
celebrating a berth in the competition's regular season. The second
legs of the eight series provided plenty of drama, with only three of
the series finishing in sweeps.
October 7, 2010 - Top executives meet before the NBA Europe Live tip-off
Basketball CEO, Mr. Jordi Bertomeu; NBA Commissioner, Mr. David Stern;
and F.C. Barcelona President, Mr. Sandro Rosell, met Thursday for an
informal lunch in Barcelona before the NBA Europe Live game that will
be played this evening between reigning Euroleague Basketball champion
Regal F.C. Barcelona and NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers.
October 7, 2010 - 2010-11 Eurocup Regular Season Draw set for October
14 in Barcelona
draw to determine the groups that will make up the Regular Season
groups for the 2010-11 Eurocup will be held on Thursday, October 14 at
the Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport in Barcelona at 11:00 Local Time.
October 7, 2010 - Panellinios tabs playmaker Maurice Bailey
upgraded its backcourt by signing playmaker Maurice Bailey, who
finished last season with Obradoiro CAB in the Spanish League. Bailey
(183, 29) is an accomplished floor general with past Euroleague
expeience. He averaged 6.8 points and 1.5 assists per game for
Obradoiro last season.
October 7, 2010 - Panellinios re-signs Kalaitzis, Kompodietas
re-signed guards Giorgos Kalaitzis and Dimitris Kompodietas for the
coming season, adding some depth to the team's backcourt. Kalaitzis
(195, 34), a two-time Euroleague champion, averaged 2.1 points on 41.2%
three-point shooting and 1.4 assists last season to help Panellinios
reach the Eurocup Finals and the Greek League semifinals.
October 6, 2010 - Olimpija continue reinforcement, add Perry
Olimpija Ljubljana is very active in the market and have added yet
another player, this time Marque Perry. The player is expected to be
officially announced by the club in the coming days. He will be sharing
the starting PG position of the club alongside Vlado Ilievski.
October 6, 2010 - Hoskin A Surprise To Bnei Hasharon
power forward Sam Hoskin known for big contracts in Europe and Asia did
the surprise and arrived in Europe today to Israel's first division
Club Bnei Hasharon on a two month contract.
October 6, 2010 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague logo unveiled
new logo for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague was unveiled on Tuesday in
Barcelona during a special presentation ceremony attended by
representatives of Turkish Airlines, Euroleague Basketball, clubs,
leagues and media. The Turkish Airlines Euroleague logo is a fusion of
the already existing Euroleague Basketball logo and that of Turkish
Airlines, Europe's fourth-largest carrier of air passengers.
October 6, 2010 - ECA Board reviews financial performance, new
performance and a major new global initiative were the main subjects on
the agenda of the Euroleague Commercial Assets Board at its meeting in
Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday. The board heard positive reports on both
the recent financial performance of the basketball competitions it
oversees, the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and the Eurocup, as well as
on economic projections for the coming season.
October 5, 2010 - Efes Pilsen center Raduljica sidelined
Pilsen's promising center Miroslav Raduljica has seen his Euroleague
debut pushed back due to a leg injury. Raduljica limped off during a
preseason contest against Olympiacos on Sunday and is expected to be
sidelined for six-to-eight weeks.
October 5, 2010 - Caja Laboral lands young phenom Musli
weeks before the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season opens,
Spanish champion Caja Laboral has reinforced its frontcourt with the
signing of Dejan Musli, one of the most prolific young big men in the
world, to a five-year contract. Musli (212, 19) was a two-time MVP of
the Nike International Junior Tournament, in 2008 and 2009.
October 4, 2010 - Anwil brings back Modric
familiar face is back in Wloclawek, none other than forward Stipe
Modric, who inked a one-year deal with Anwil on Monday. Modric (206,
31) arrives from Union Olimpija, where he averaged 4.5 points and 3.3
rebounds in 15 Slovenian League games last season.
October 4, 2010 - Cholet Basket bolsters squad with Diarra
Basket bolstered its squad by signing Mamoutou Diarra. The veteran
small forward joined Maroussi earlier this summer, but was released
from his contract due to financial trouble at the Greek club.
October 4, 2010 - Madrid playmaker Prigioni out with broken hand
Madrid point guard Pablo Prigioni will miss the start of the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague season after suffering an injury in practice on
Monday. Prigioni broke a finger on his right hand and is expected to be
sidelined for six-to-eight weeks.
October 4, 2010 - Panellinios picks up big man Brown
added size and experience to its frontline with the signing of Andre
Brown to a one-year deal. Brown (206, 29) last played in the 2010 NBA
summer league for Golden State, where he averaged 5.2 points, 7.8
rebounds and 1 block per game.
October 4, 2010 - Shermadini heading to Olimpija
international power forward/center Giorgi Shermadini is on his way to
Slovenian Euroleague regular Olimpija Ljubljana. According to
TalkBasket sources from Greece the move is a done deal, and the player
is expected to be in Ljubljana by Wednesday.
October 2, 2010 - Panellinios adds prospect Karathanasis
continues roster building for the 2010-11 Eurocup by picking up small
forward Ioannis Karathanasis on loan for the season from Olympiacos.
Karathanasis (203,19) grew up with Asteria Panorama in Thessaloniki
before joining Olympiacos as a young prospect for the 2008-09 season.
October 1, 2010 - 2010 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds
marks the second decison night in as many weeks of the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds. After four two-game series end on Friday,
the winners will be paired off for a final qualifying step next week
before two of them reach the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular
October 1, 2010 - Barcelona's Basile to miss one month
champion Regal FC Barcelona will start the new Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season missing a key player as guard Gianluca Basile will
miss a month of playing time with an injury to his left foot. The club
said in a statement that Basile will not undergo surgery on the injury,
but must rest his foot at least four weeks to heal.
October 1, 2010 - Real Madrid starts ACB season victorious
Madrid started off their 2010/11 ACB campaign with a tight away win
over Estudiantes in the premier game of the Spanish League. Messina
started the game using four Spanish players: Rodriguez, Llull, Suarez
(former Estudiantes player) and Reyes (Fischer was the C).
October 1, 2010 - Holden's heart problems keep him out of trainings
days ago JR Holden travelled to USA to undergo medical tests. He
returned back with two different medical reports from two different and
independent hospitals and it was decided that he will stay out of
training for the next week. Also according to a new announcement by
CSKA, the player was also tested in Moscow.
October 1, 2010 - Tiago looking to make it big in Texas
Supercup MVP back-to-back, ACB League MVP, ACB League Finals MVP this
past summer and All Euroleague first and second team honours - you can
not deny Tiago Splitter his rightful place in the NBA. In 2007, the
6’11 Brazilian was selected in the first round, with the 28th pick to
San Antonio Spurs, the then NBA Champions. Splitter though decided to
stay in Spain, and signed a two-year contract with Tau Ceramica
Baskonia (Caja Laboral).
October 1, 2010 - Kobe sells most NBA jerseys in Europe, Gasol going up
Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant tops the list of most popular NBA
jerseys in Europe for the third consecutive year. Coming off his fifth
NBA title in 2010. Moving up two spots to No. 2 is LeBron James,
formerly of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade
rounds out the top three.
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