Martyna Motum Opens Up About Interviewing Mike James (The Whos of BasketNews podcast)



A new BasketNews’ podcast series featuring the voices and faces of our channel. The Whos of Basketnews debuts with perhaps the loudest voice on our platform - AndOne host Martyna Motum! 

Topics:

  • Intro (0:00);
  • The first Zalgiris TV host (3:30);
  • First interview back with Mike James  (6:12);
  • Ranking all EuroLeague work trips so far (9:58);
  • AndOne’s best & most surprising guests (12:57);
  • New challenges that excite (15:09);
  • Women in sports broadcasting (18:42);
  • A game of 'Would You Rather' (22:22).

Dimitrios Itoudis talks improving EuroLeague format & coaching Giannis in Greek NT



BasketNews' Jonas Miklovas sat down with CSKA Moscow head coach Dimitrios Itoudis to talk about the current state of the Russian club, Euroleague format change, and coaching the Greek National team.

Topics:

  • CSKA's injury bug (0:00);
  • The need to change the EuroLeague format (8:00);
  • About coaches not being heard enough by EuroLeague (15:50);
  • About coaching the Greek National team and Giannis Antetokounmpo (25:05);
  • Possibility of working in the NBA (33:28).

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Shavon Shields on Kyle Hines in Danish NT & a headband away from being Paul Pierce | BN Talks



AX Armani Exchange star Shavon Shields talks to BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas about his success in Milan, the missing piece for the EuroLeague title, life inspirations, and two crucial plays he had to go through last season.

Topics:

  • Intro about his childhood haircut (00:00);
  • A headband away from being Paul Pierce (00:35);
  • Kyle Hines in Danish NT (2:21);
  • Messina’s pitch, success in Milan (4:00);
  • Getting through painful Final 4 experience (7:11);
  • The missing piece for the EuroLeague title (9:05);
  • NBA opportunity (10:59);
  • Biggest life inspirations (12:01).

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The Incredible Mr. Ricci - the most unexpected EuroLeague rookie story



AX Armani Exchange Milan newcomer Giampaolo Ricci talks to BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas about his unexpected journey to the EuroLeague from the lower Italian divisions, making Milos Teodosic smile as a captain, shocking the Italian basketball world with his summer decision and dreaming about the next crazy scenarios

Topics:

  • Intro about maths in basketball (00:00);
  • The unexpected story from the 3rd division to the EuroLeague (5:33);
  • Handling haters, advice for underrated players (10:23);
  • The coach who boosted his career (15:52);
  • The captain speech for Teodosic and Belinelli (21:48);
  • How the captain of a championship team moved to rivals (26:49);
  • The next crazy chapter for Pippo Ricci, crazy fans’ reaction (29:27).

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Dimitris Itoudis talks his willingness to learn, Alexey Shved qualities and CSKA mentality



Last two seasons Dimitris Itoudis, one of the basketball masterminds, coached Mike James and dealt with his character. In the upcoming year, he is ready to face new challenges, including Alexey Shved’s integration into the team.

Itoudis talks to BasketNews’ Jonas Miklovas about his desire to improve and his way of thinking.

Topics:

  • Intro and three facts about Dimitris Itoudis (0:00);
  • The start of the journey and the off-season period (7:53);
  • Calm, stable summer and conversations with Alexey Shved (13:27);
  • CSKA and Dimitris Itoudis mindset (19:27).

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