2021-06-22 Rick Pitino spoke about the preparation of the Greek National Team in view of the Pre-Olympic Qualifying tournament, emphasized the style he wants to see from the team and underlined that coaching Spanoulis in the last two weeks was all worth it, despite the fact that the veteran guard will not make the team due to a calf injury."I am happy to return to Greece. My agent and very good friend, ...
2021-06-22 Dinos Mitoglou stressed his readiness for the challenge of the Greek national team and expressed hope regarding blue and white's qualification for the Tokyo Olympics. He also hopes that Greece will have Giannis Antetokounmpo at the big tournament. Here is what Mitoglou had to say on Cosmote TV's "Pick 'n Roll" show: On the season with Panathinaikos: "I was pleased with the way it went, with the ...
2021-06-22 After Dejan Milojevic departed Podgorica and moved to the NBA to join the Golden State Warriors, Buducnost VOLI went on and found his replacement in a familiar figure.Aleksandar Dzikic led the blue and white to their greatest success in the Adriatic Basketball League. Under his guidance Buducnost raised the ABA League trophy in the 2017-18 season.Dzikic has experience of coaching other ABA League ...
2021-06-22 Two teams that were supposed to be home watching a Brooklyn-Philadelphia showdown in the Eastern Conference finals will begin a duel of their own when the fifth-seeded Atlanta Hawks visit the third-seeded Milwaukee Bucks for Game 1 on Wednesday night. The best-of-seven series that will determine the East's representative in the NBA Finals pits franchises that have split four all-time playoff ...
2021-06-22 FC Bayern Munich are ready to sign Darun Hilliard, as the two sides are at advanced stages of contract negotiations, with the agreement just around the corner.Darun Hilliard is preparing to move from Moscow to Munich. The American guard-forward was released by CSKA, after two seasons under the guidance of Dimitris Itoudis. According to multiple sources, FC Bayern Munich and Hilliard are in close ...
2021-06-22 "I am excited, I return to Virtus in a stable situation after well known events of a few years ago. I believe we can do a good job, and that there is so much to do." These were the first words of new Virtus Segafredo Bologna head coach Sergio Scariolo, as he was introduced today at a press conference in Segafredo Arena. Club owner Massimo Zanetti and general manager Paolo Ronci were also present. ...
2021-06-22 Greek national team was handed another blow, as its captain, Vassilis Spanoulis, will not be able to participate in the upcoming Olympic Qualification Tournament in Canada due to injury. Per official Greek Basketball Federation announcement: "Vassilis Spanoulis has not been able to overcome his foot injury and as of today has left the trainings of the men's national team for the pre-Olympic ...
2021-06-22 The 2021 NBA Draft Lottery will be held on Tuesday, June 22. 14 non-playoff teams will hold their breath and watch as falling ping-pong balls determine their faith and the order of the 2021 NBA Draft. The latest NBA Draft Lottery system ensures more parity among league's bottom finishers, however, team with the worst record (Houston Rockets) will receive no worse than the fifth pick. In previous ...
2021-06-22 Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Mike D'Antoni will have a second interview this week for the head coach vacancy with the Portland Trail Blazers, ESPN reported Tuesday. San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon had a second meeting with Portland on Monday, with Los Angeles Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups also set for another conversation with the team, per the report. Neither Hammond nor Billups, ...
2021-06-22 Kostas Antetokounmpo is expected to leave the Los Angeles Lakers in search of the next stop in his playing career and is one of the names that has been drawing some significant interest among the EuroLeague teams.More specifically, both Panathinaikos and Olympiacos have asked about the Greek center, who became a free agent after his two-way contract with the Lakers expired. The 21-year-old's ...
2021-06-22 The reigning EuroLeague champions Anadolu Efes continue their partnership with promising Turkish forward Yigitcan Saybir. 22 year-old grew up with the Efes organization and has played for the club's senior squad for the past four seasons. Though he only saw the floor in two EuroLeague games last season, Saybir played 33 games in the Turkish League and scored a season-high 18 points in the ...
2021-06-22 After parting ways with coach Jaume Ponsarnau, Valencia Basket quickly found a new replacement. Joan Penarroya, 52, spent the last two years coaching Hereda San Pablo Burgos. The Catalan specialist led his team to three titles: the 2019-20 and 2020-21 editions of the Basketball Champions League and the FIBA ‚Äč‚ÄčIntercontinental Cup 2021. Before directing the Burgos team, Peñarroya was in ...
2021-06-22 Growing list of superstars committed to play for USA national team in the Tokyo Olympics will not include a former two-time NBA MVP. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that last season's top scorer decided against going to Tokyo for his first Olympics. Three-time NBA champion has two gold medals from the FIBA World Cups (2010, 2014). ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski announced that Utah Jazz leader ...
2021-06-22 The man who led Anadolu Efes to their first Euroleague title, Ergin Ataman, 55, has won the Alexander Gomelskiy Coach of the Year award. Ataman's work with the Turkish powerhouse was acknowledged by his peers - head coaches of the EuroLeague teams. Anadolu Efes finished the regular season in third place with a 22-12 record before disposing of the previous two champions - 2018 winner Real Madrid in ...
2021-06-22 Victor Wembanyama, a 17-year-old who's widely regarded as the most talented young player in Europe, transferred to LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne. As first reported by BeBasket.fr, the EuroLeague team acquired Wembanyama from Nanterre 92 for an €80,000 transfer fee. 2.18 m center made his professional debut at the age of 15 and last season was named the best young player in the JEEP Elite league. ...
2021-06-22 Last season's EuroLeague standout FC Bayern Munich gave Head Coach Andrea Trinchieri a contract extension. Both sides will keep working together for two more seasons. The Italian specialist led Bayern to their first EuroLeague Playoffs appearance in club's history. There, the German team lost to the AX Armani Exchange Milan in a tight five-game series. Trinchieri, 52, ended up as the runner-up for ...
2021-06-21 Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard and Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul will both be sidelined for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday in Phoenix. Neither All-Star played in Game 1 of the series Sunday -- a 120-114 home win by the Suns -- Leonard due to a knee injury, Paul because of COVID-19 protocols. Los Angeles coach Tyronn Lue said Monday that Leonard won't play Tuesday, ...
2021-06-21 Zenit St Petersburg acquired American sharpshooter Conner Frankamp. Both sides agreed to a two-year contract. Frankamp (1.85 meters, 25 years old) arrives from UCAM Murcia, where he averaged 15.7 points and 3.5 assists in 25 Spanish League games last season. Frankamp played one season for the Kansas Jayhawks and three seasons for Wichita State. During his first college year in Kansas, Frankamp was ...
2021-06-21 Athletic center with a knack for highlight reel dunks and blocks signed with Zalgiris Kaunas. American (2.06 meters, 23 years old) signed a one year deal with an option for one more season. "I'm very excited to be joining you guys for next year. I\'ve heard so many great things about the team, the organization, the fan base, the country. Look forward to winning a lot of games next year," said Nemo ...
2021-06-21 Big man Johannes Thiemann and Alba Berlin agreed to a three-year extension. Thiemann (2.05 meters, 27 years old) first joined ALBA from fellow German side Ludwigsburg in the summer of 2018 and became a key player. He averaged 7.7 points and 3.8 rebounds over 19 minutes in three EuroLeague appearances last season. Thiemann also helped ALBA win back-to-back German League crowns and the 2020 German ...
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