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In the afterglow of Euroleague week four, BallinEurope’s man in Italy, Francesco Cappelletti, rounds up all that was in the week that was, including the lack of upsets, a dearth of home support in Turkey, and several teams that have yet to make the leap. Easy groups At the day of the Euroleague draw, most […]
Not only was yesterday’s Euroleague group draw an official tipoff of sorts to actual play in the 2009-10 Euroleague season, it also marked the first opportunity of the year for league chiefs to publicly swell with pride at their teams, show off (mostly) gaudy neckties, talk some diplomatically-worded trash, and provide good quotes for blogs […]
Euroleague season 2008-2009 has been over for more than a month already, but who will qualify for next year’s edition of the major competition in European basketball remains unclear. The A/B/C Licensing system has been extensively discussed here at BallinEurope.com, and it looks as though Euroleague Basketball will soon come to a final decision.
The Euroleague competition system for next season is still unknown officially. Multiple discussions have been held during recent weeks but no decision has been taken. Several opinions are still around and the news comes for the moment essentially from leagues, clubs or other groups, while the Euroleague has fallen into apathy since the Final Four […]
After several hours of driving, I have finally arrived back home from Berlin, and I’ve had enough time to think and remember the impressions of the 2009 edition of the Euroleague Final Four. So the typical Monday cigarettes will be jumped over and be replaced by my own personal memories of the weekend.
With the latest evolution to Euroleague format discussions having grown just one week old, some new changes could yet occur. After the trouble between two concerned French teams (SLUC Nancy voting “no” on the latest proposition, and ASVEL Villeurbanne voting in favor of the original 2008 model), Jordi Bertomeu himself sent out a press release […]
Dear Santa Claus, First of all, thank you for existing. Because during such a crisis as this, I’ve been worrying that Christmas might also be reserved for the Chapter 11 treatment. But you’re not still dead, maybe you’re searching for money like General Motors and Chrysler are (oops…maybe you’re healthier, up there in Lapland). I’m […]
The first phase of the Euroleague regular season is over. So here we go for the next phase and how could you better start than with a good amount of smoking cigarettes? The story of the week may be the following. You remember probably the canceled Bundesliga game of Ludwigsburg versus Giessen two weeks ago: […]
On opening night of the newly created EuroCup, Lietuvos Rytas beat ASVEL Villeurbanne easily, 95-74, in front of 7500 spectators and Euroleague CEO Jordi Bertomeu. Matthew Nielsen is no longer playing for the Lithuanians, as he signed a new deal with Pamesa Valencia and will probably leave in the next days. The story of the […]
Here is the second part of our interview with Jordi Bertomeu. How does this agreement between Euroleague basketball and AEG impact the choice of Final Four locations? The agreement with AEG is for three years. What is sure that is that the Final Four 2009 is in Berlin. We will be in London either in […]
During the Final Four, BallinEurope had the opportunity at halftime of the third-place game to speak in near exclusivity with Euroleague basketball CEO Jordi Bertomeu. Bertomeu invited us together with Horst Schneider from German Forward Magazine and Ian Whittell from the Times of London to talk about the agreement with AEG and what this means […]