Financial Problems 6
The plot thickens. With the players apparently not willing to grant the BC Khimki front office another week to sort out its financial mess, the roster is reportedly now officially on strike. Russia-based blogger Vladimir Spivak of YouthHopes.ru provided a few updates on Twitter at about noon CET today. Spivak tweeted word from Zoran Planinic, […]
On BC Khimki crisis: Desperate plans made; club president meets with players; an ocean without water
BallinEurope was going to run its Euroleague Power Rankings — and perhaps a paean to Dimitris Diamantidis’ deceptively excellent play in Panathinaikos’ win over Unicaja Malaga last week — this morning, but a greater issue calls. BiE feels a rant coming on, so let’s present part one of the power rankings for the week, instead. […]
God may have created man and Zadar basketball (“Bog je stvorija čovika, a Zadar košarku,” goes the team’s motto), but 81 years of tradition and in fact perhaps the birthplace of organized basketball in Croatia are about to meet with a purely manmade force: Economics. The financial situation in KK Zadar has reportedly become desperate […]
We heard lots of stories and rumors about Zalgiris Kaunas and its eventual bankruptcy these days. But now it’s official: Zalgiris Kaunas has been saved and will continue to exist. No players will leave the team and the Euroleague retains its participant from Lithuania. But what has really happened that the traditional green powerhouse has come […]
Normally in European basketball, relegation is a common fact. Depending on the league’s structure, the two or three teams finishing last move one division down and the same number of teams move up from the lower division. Well, this is not so true for specific leagues in Europe.