October 13, 2008
The last week without Euroleague starts today and so here we come with some nice stories from around the continent that hopefully will make you smile, get informed, or whatever you want to feel like.
- The Adriatic League has begun again, and some referees have already saved a young life.
- I’m really a big follower of what goes on in the Interbasket forums. But when I came across this topic, I couldn’t believe what I was reading. The subject is the typical Euro vs. NBA stuff, but the arguments brought up by the topic opener are hilarious: I am now officially never caring about the NBA again, nothing but a pure fantasy show and nothing more.
- Speaking of the NBA, the Nets are currently touring throughout Europe, and NBA.com has asked some of their players questions about one of their destinations: London. And before you laugh about their answers, who can tell me without looking on the ‘net what the capital of the state of New Jersey is?
- Carlos Jimenez played his 500th game in the ACB this week.
- Smago Sagadin got fired in Anwil Wloclawek this week after an interview he gave to a basketball magazine. This is not a reason to fire the head coach you may think; so what did he say? He told the journalists that he does not think that he can win the title this season, that his young players are not as talented as those in other teams, and that the club refuses to sign another big man. Still no reason to fire somebody, but apparently enough for club management to do so.
- Staying in Poland, the very traditional team Slask Wroclaw was ejected from the Polish league after some financial troubles.
- While The Hoop announces contacts between Ettore Messina and the French national team, L’Equipe states that Sergio Scariolo is interested in taking over the squad built around Tony Parker. Additionally, it looks like the Italian Federation would not be that happy if Messina signs with the French Federation.
- NBA regular season games in Europe before 2012.
- The first regular season game for Brandon Jennings ended with a win at home. Jennings scored 7 points in 21 minutes of play.
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This post was published on October 13, 2008