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FIBA Euroleague Women’s basketball doesn’t start until late October, but the season officially kicked off today with the ceremonial draws of groupings for both Euroleague and EuroCup Women competitions. In Euroleague Group A, it’s Cras Basket Taranto; TEO Vilnius; Ros Casares; TTT Riga; UMMC Ekaterinburg; and Galatasaray. Group B has Gospic Croatia Osiguranje; CSKA Moscow; […]
Euroleague squads are rapidly falling into place, with Wednesday and Thursday seeing seven players sign or re-sign with the big league’s clubs. For those of you keeping score at home, in reverse order, it was shooting guard Carl English from Kalise Gran Canaria to Tau Ceramica; point guard Bojan Popovic from Bruesa to Lietuvos Rytas; […]
More major roster moves by Euroleague teams were reported late yesterday and today: Local hero Dejan Milojevic officially announced his return to Partizan Belgrade, the home of his glory years of 2004-2006, and his imminent retirement from professional basketball; recently well-traveled US player Terence Morris jumped from CSKA Moscow to Regal FC Barcelona; and former […]
To torment and tease those of us – and by “those of us” here, i mean “every Euroball fan” – who can’t wait for the Euroleague, Eurocup, and FIBA EuroChallenge championship draws set for Wednesday at 1pm CET, FIBA Europe and Euroleague yesterday released the names of the participating clubs in the three competitions.
In our second part of our report on the attendance figures of the different European competitions, we take a closer look today at the EuroCup, the second highest level of competition in Europe. You can find here the first part of our analysis which covered the FIBA EuroChallenge.
Early in the season, it’s difficult to judge the US newcomers you have choose; anybody wants to give them a final chance becoming acclimated to other ways of life and play, to never-seen or -known teammates, to different expectations on them. But now that winter has come, it’s time to say something about these players. […]
Our contact in Russia has informed us about some major development in Russia. According to him, the global financial crisis is having a direct effect on the Russian basketball. If you really think about it, it just makes sense and critics of high-paying Russian investors are finally proven right. He also explains why Russia is […]
Since 2006, when CSKA brought the Euroleague title back to Moscow after 35 years, all eyes are trained on Russian basketball and its new economic power. By the way, no single Roman Abramovich heads a club, but the great boom of the entire movement (which includes the National Team, European champion in pectore) […]