2019 FIBA World Cup 5
He is one of the most powerful people in the whole of basketball and he spoke to us. FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis sat down with Emmet Ryan to talk about the Olympics, relationships with the NBA & Euroleague, what’s next for Asia and Africa, and his advice for federations With the FIBA Intercontinental Cup […]
Turkey got as close as anyone possibly could to an upset for the ages but it just wasn’t enough and, Emmet Ryan writes, it was a gut punching end to a rough day for European teams at the 2019 FIBA World Cup In the summer of 2017, Sertaç Şanlı was meant to be dropping to […]
Everybody’s telling you who they think will win, you don’t need BallinEurope for that. Instead, Emmet Ryan looks at the side stories and oddities to watch out for in China before eventually making some picks The 2019 FIBA World Cup is finally here after the extra bump in break because of the switch from using […]
FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann spoke to BallinEurope’s Emmet Ryan shortly after the conclusion of the Irish men’s cup final at the end of January in Dublin. The key takeaways from the discussion included support for a global players union, opposing conceding ground on Eurocup with Euroleague, the role of 3×3, and a look at […]
FIBA’s new international tournament rules: Capitulation, silent collusion or just plain selling out?
Apologies from BallinEurope for not weighing in on this … thing until this morning, but after rereading it for the nth time, BiE felt the rant building but wanted to avoid posting an overly emotional response. Perhaps a day and a good night’s rest would temper my viewpoint; maybe upon waking this morning, we’d all […]