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So call BallinEurope kooky: While everyone else with an eye on basketball – even European basketball, for Arvydas Sabonis’ sake – is concentrating on the NBA free-agent market, BiE is all attention on the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Men tipping off in Turkey in August. Naturally, bookmakers too are into it and the early […]
BallinEurope today presents round two of our 2010 NBA Draft mockup; there’s a pleasing European accent to the list, with the big Belarusian Artsiom Parakhouski figuring to go in this round (see to whom in this projection and quiver) and the tantalizing possibility of Kevin Seraphin potentially becoming the 12th French player in the NBA. […]
Germany’s basketball fans got an unofficial boost yesterday, thanks to a column from ESPN’s Marc Stein which had Dirk Nowitzki declaring his career with Team Germany not yet over while speculating on a reunion with Chris Kaman in 2010. The former twosome met in Saturday’s Los Angeles Clippers-Dallas Mavericks game, a matchup that was worthy […]
From the heinnews website comes coverage and analysis of Team Germany’s 21-man squad, from which head coach Dick Bauermann will ultimately be shaping his roster for this year’s Eurobasket tournament … but wait a minute. No Chris Kaman? No Dirk Nowitski?!?!? What in the name of Uwe Blab is going on here?
German national team coach Dirk Bauermann dished out plenty of praise for Panathinaikos guard Dimitris Diamantidis in an interview, in which he also addressed the likelihood of Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman playing for Germany at the 2009 EuroBasket. In the interview with heinnews.com, Bauermann was asked which team he would pick to win the […]
While Germany has done it already with an active NBA player (Chris Kaman), it’s now Italy’s turn to get a passport for NBA veteran Maurice Taylor. For me, it was already a surprise when AJ Milano signed the former Houston Rockets player this winter, but the opportunity to get an Italian passport was not yet […]
The oldest European team in Beijing showed during the tournament that it has come to the end of a cycle. Several German players will end their career in the national team after this tournament, and coach Dirk Bauermann has now four years to rebuild a team to remain competitive.
This might be one of the most sad games in Germany’s basketball history. Pascal Roller, Germany’s starting point guard announced that he will stop playing after the Olympics. Another German seems to follow him now: Dirk Nowitzki. Of course Nowitzki will keep playing for the Dallas Mavericks, but this might be his last appearance with […]
Today at 18h30 Central European time, Dirk Nowitzki and his German national team will play their qualifying game for the Beijing 2008 Olympics. And this will be the last chance for a whole German generation of basketball players to qualify for the Olympic Games.
Kris Santiago, a FIBA.com blogger, is in Athens right now, following every game of the pre-Olympic tournament. Here are his notes from today: Slovenia is getting better from game to game and could be facing Puerto Rico or Croatia (but I would go with Puerto Rico, as they are looking quite good on the perimeter) […]
Day one is in the books and the first two games weren’t that surprising at all, right? New Zealand, most famous for its pre-game dance, won their game against Cape Verde by 27 points. Why does this matter? Because on day 2, Cape Verde will play Germany. Why does Germany matter? You’re right, just because […]