Gazprom’s Involvement in Zenit Project & UNICS Rise to EuroLeague Elite



In the brand new episode of Full Court, Orazio Cauchi and his guest Dmitry Planidin focus on Russian basketball: CSKA Moscow's issues so far, UNICS Kazan's impressive campaign, Zenit Sankt-Peterburg's quick rise to the elite of EuroLeague, and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar's ambitions.

Topics:

  • Intro (00:00);
  • CSKA Moscow struggles with injuries and lack of true point guard (1:46);
  • First time for CSKA to not have a full roster starting the season (6:00);
  • UNICS Kazan among the best surprises of the Euroleague season (8:58);
  • John Brown's amazing season (14:05);
  • Jordan Loyd and his leadership for Zenit (16:08);
  • Zenit's project for a new arena and Gazprom's involvement (21:38);
  • Lokomotiv Kuban's decision to part ways with coach Pashutin (25:01).

Can Efes Repeat Their Success & Fener Bounce Back? (Full Court podcast)



In the brand new episode of Full Court, Orazio talks with Turkish journalist and TV host Deniz Aksoy. The two chat about Fenerbahce’s issues and their ability to bounce back from the latest injuries, Efes’ chances to reach the Final Four, what changes EuroLeague need to make in order to grow, and the best wishes for 2022.

Topics:

  • Intro (00:00);
  • What’s wrong with Fenerbahce? (1:27);
  • Can Anadolu Efes repeat last season success? (8:07);
  • Sertac Sanli left a hole in Efes (13:20);
  • What changes EuroLeague need to go through to become a better competition (17:40);
  • EuroLeague teams need to be more open-minded (22:40);
  • Deniz’s biggest basketball wish for 2022 (25:03);

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Can PAO Upset Olympiacos Again?



Full Court's Orazio Cauchi is joined by BasketNews' journalist Giorgos Kyriakidis to analyze the incoming Greek derby between Panathinaikos and Olympiacos and take some time to go through some of the most interesting things happening in Greek basketball.

Topics:

  • Intro (00:00);
  • Olympiacos' impressive season so far (1:00);
  • Sasha Vezenkov and his great season so far (5:30);
  • Panathinaikos' struggles (9:32);
  • What's happening with Panathinaikos' moving forward (14:36);
  • What can we expect from the Greek derby? (17:03);
  • BC Lavrio and their impressive work (20:05).

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Maccabi Tel Aviv Situation and the Future of Israeli Basketball



In the brand new episode of Full Court, BasketNews' Orazio Cauchi had a chance to talk with Israeli journalist Mosed Barda. Together, they discussed several hot topics in the Israeli basketball scene, including the ups and downs of Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Jerusalem, and their rise to the top of the Israeli league.

Topics:

  • Introduction (00:00);
  • Maccabi on a rollercoaster season (1:02);
  • Roster moves in Tel Aviv (4:40);
  • The core of Maccabi Tel Aviv is already in place? (7:30);
  • Hapoel Jerusalem's busy summer and the changes during the season (11:15);
  • Hapoel Holon and the decision to hire coach Maurizio Buscaglia (16:30);
  • Yam Madar and his move to Partizan Belgrade (21:25);
  • Can coach Obradovic pull up another miracle with Partizan? (28:40);

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Istanbul Calling: Fener's downfall, Efes' upswing & NT hopes



In this week's episode of the Full Court podcast, BasketNews duo Orazio Cauchi and Uygar Karaca talk about the main topics surrounding Turkish basketball. What's wrong with Fenerbahce, Efes' positive run after a difficult start, and the future of Turkish NT.

Topics

  • Intro (00:00);
  • What's wrong with Fenerbahce (1:10);
  • Disappointing players in Fener (6:40);
  • Coach Djordjevic at risk? (13:20);
  • Efes' difficult start and improvements recently (15:20);
  • Efes last dance with this roster? (21:31);
  • FIBA windows and the hopes for Turkish NT (24:01);

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