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Could Austin Daye be the next European player to sign a deal in Europe for the 2011-12 season? Early on in the NBA lockout, Daye publicly noted his concern in The Detroit News, questioning whether “going the distance mean [canceling] the whole season? I hope not,” adding that “My main concern is getting to training […]
Former University of Pittsburgh standout Antonio Graves signed with Cibona Zagreb yesterday, making his fifth professional stop to sign with his third European club. After graduating Pitt in 2007, Graves got with the Pittsburgh Xplosion of the CBA before moving to The Continent to play Pro A ball in France with Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez in […]
With a 95-88 defeat this Tuesday against Cholet Basket, Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez has definitely been relegated to the ProB, the French second division. After 35 years of playing first-division basketball in the Bearn region, the team must now play one division lower and several levels lower than it was used to in previous years.
The financial crisis has had its impact on the various European budgets, with most teams lowering their expenses for the upcoming season. Additionally, the EUR-USD exchange rate has dropped in a region which is less interesting for the European teams too (1 Euro is worth around USD 1.30 today, as compared to a rate of […]
“A long, long time ago…” This is how fairytales for children begin, but it could also lead off the status of the French League. So, a long, long time ago, French teams were big names in the European context: CSP Limoges won the Euroleague, ASVEL qualified for the Final Four, and Pau-Orthez was the most […]
Euroleague Transfers – Spain Transfers (acb.com) – Germany Transfers – Turkey Transfers FRANCE TRANSFERS Updated: 9/10/2008 14h56CET NB: Please note that names in bold are confirmed transfers. Others listed are rumors published by various media or online discussion forums. The Budget figures are either officially announced numbers or estimations related in the Media. Arrivals Departures […]
The French team of Elan Béarnais Pau-Orthez, a traditional force in the Hexagon and in the whole of Europe reported spectacular and frightening news this week: A financial disaster has emerged and the possibility of the club’s demise has been discussed in the media. But yesterday, everything started heading in the right direction.