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« Reply #39 on: Oct 25, 2015, 10:53:59 PM »

EuroBasket & European Basketball Tournaments Analysis
Análisis Torneos Europeos de Baloncesto y Eurobasket


Euroleague Basketball Magazine ~ Regular Season ~ Round 1 ~ Season 2015/16
Euroleague Basketball Games Video & the Weekly Show Euroleague ~ 17/10/15

( Para la Versión en Español: Ver a Continuación Debajo de los Vídeos Especiales de la Jornada! )

Euroleague Basketball Games:
Euroleague Basketball Magazine ~ Regular Season ~ Round 1 ~ Season 2015/16
Euroleague Basketball Games Video with the Weekly Show Euroleague ~ 17/10/15




... Weekly Show Euroleague Regular Season ~ Round 1 ~ 17/10/15 ...


Euroleague Basketball Magazine ~ Regular Season ~ Round 1
This week on One Devotion...
Check out all the scores and highlights from the season's thrilling first week!
Meet a young ironman who refuses to ever miss a playing opportunity!
Watch a pair of stars go one-on-one over which of them knows their new team best!
And hear from a veteran who found his calling where he less expected to! ...
And watch the best plays of the Regular Season ~ Round 1 !

Patric Young’s first Euroleague game in an Olympiacos Piraeus uniform was one to remember. The big man shined both with highlights and in the stat sheet in leading the Reds to a 76-61 victory over visiting Cedevita Zagreb. He also racked up the highest performance index rating of any player on a winning team in in Regular Season Round 1 to become the first weekly MVP for the 2015-16 season. Young finished the game with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks in an impressive all-around performance. He made 6 of 9 two-point shots and 4 of 7 from the free throw line after drawing 7 fouls. In this photograph from EuroLeague presented by eBA Stats Basketball Statistics Analysis .

Patric Young’s first Euroleague game in an Olympiacos Piraeus uniform was one to remember. The big man shined both with highlights and in the stat sheet in leading the Reds to a 76-61 victory over visiting Cedevita Zagreb. He also racked up the highest performance index rating of any player on a winning team in in Regular Season Round 1 to become the first weekly MVP for the 2015-16 season. Young finished the game with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks in an impressive all-around performance. He made 6 of 9 two-point shots and 4 of 7 from the free throw line after drawing 7 fouls.



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Euroleague Regular Season ~ Round 1 MVP: Patrick Young, Olympiacos Piraeus




Euroleague Basketball Regular Season ~ Round 1: Top 10 Plays


• The Basketball Winning Play of the Euroleague Round 1!



This a special play with a Horns Offense by Olympiacos Piraeus, that is used by the greeks to play a hand-off movement at the top, between the 5, the Regular Season Round 1 MVP Patrick Young, and Spanoulis. In this image by Àlex Asensio presented by eBA Stats Basketball Statistics Analysis .



This a special play with a Horns Offense by Olympiacos Piraeus, that is used by the greeks to play a hand-off movement at the top, between the 5, the Regular Season Round 1 MVP Patrick Young, and Spanoulis.

A ~ From a horns set, 1 hits 5, the Regular Season Round 1 MVP Patrick Young, and cuts to the right corner. 3 slides up to the right wing. At the same time, 4 sets a downscreen for 2, who moves to the top of the key.

B ~ Finally 2, Spanoulis, moves towards 5, the Regular Season Round 1 MVP Patrick Young, for a hand-off pass and dribbles to the rim.
5, the Regular Season Round 1 MVP Patrick Young, rolls to the rim.

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El Magazine de la Euroliga Baloncesto ~ Temporada Regular ~ Ronda 1 ~ Temporada 2015/16:
Nuevo Vídeo Partidos de Baloncesto Euroliga con el Show Semanal de la Euroliga ~ 17/10/15




Show Semanal de la Euroliga ~ Temporada Regular ~ Ronda 1 ~ 17/10/15


Esta semana en One Devotion ~ Temporada Regular ~ Round 1 ...
Echa un vistazo a todas las puntuaciones y destaques de la primera semana emocionante de la temporada!
Conoce a un joven 'ironman' que se niega a perder ninguna vez una oportunidad de juego!
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Y escucha a un veterano que encontró su vocación en donde menos lo esperaba ...
Y vea las mejores jugadas de la Temporada Regular ~ Ronda 1 !

Patric Young’s first Euroleague game in an Olympiacos Piraeus uniform was one to remember. The big man shined both with highlights and in the stat sheet in leading the Reds to a 76-61 victory over visiting Cedevita Zagreb. He also racked up the highest performance index rating of any player on a winning team in in Regular Season Round 1 to become the first weekly MVP for the 2015-16 season. Young finished the game with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks in an impressive all-around performance. He made 6 of 9 two-point shots and 4 of 7 from the free throw line after drawing 7 fouls. In this photograph from EuroLeague presented by eBA Stats Basketball Statistics Analysis .



Patric Young’s first Euroleague game in an Olympiacos Piraeus uniform was one to remember. The big man shined both with highlights and in the stat sheet in leading the Reds to a 76-61 victory over visiting Cedevita Zagreb. He also racked up the highest performance index rating of any player on a winning team in in Regular Season Round 1 to become the first weekly MVP for the 2015-16 season. Young finished the game with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks in an impressive all-around performance. He made 6 of 9 two-point shots and 4 of 7 from the free throw line after drawing 7 fouls.



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MVP de la Euroliga Temporada Regular ~ Ronda 1: Patrick Young, Olympiacos Piraeus






Las 10 Mejores Jugadas de la Temporada Regular ~ Ronda 1 del Baloncesto Euroleague


• La Jugada Ganadora de la Ronda 1 del Baloncesto Euroleague!



Esta es una jugada especial con un Ataque en Cuernos del Olympiacos Piraeus, que es utilizada por los griegos para jugar un movimiento de pase en la parte superior, entre el 5, el JMV de la Ronda 1 de la Temporada Regular Patrick Young, y Spanoulis. En ésta imágen por Àlex Asensio presentada por Grupo eBA Stats ~ Análisis de las Estadísticas del Baloncesto.



Esta es una jugada especial con un Ataque en Cuernos del Olympiacos Piraeus, que es utilizada por los griegos para jugar un movimiento de pase en la parte superior, entre el 5, el JMV de la Ronda 1 de la Temporada Regular Patrick Young, y Spanoulis.

A ~ A partir de una posición en cuernos, 1 le pasa el balón al 5, el JMV de la Ronda 1 de la Temporada Regular Patrick Young, y se corta hacia la esquina derecha. El 3 se desplaza hasta el ala derecha. Al mismo tiempo, el 4 establece una pantalla abajo para el 2, que se traslada a la parte superior de la llave.

B ~ Finalmente el 2, Spanoulis, se mueve hacia el 5, el JMV de la Ronda 1 de la Temporada Regular Patrick Young, para un pase de mano-a-mano y driblar hacia el aro.
El 5, el JMV de la Ronda 1 de la Temporada Regular Patrick Young, se manda hacia el aro.

En ésta imágen por Àlex Asensio presentada por Grupo eBA Stats ~ Análisis de las Estadísticas del Baloncesto.



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« Reply #38 on: Dec 13, 2014, 01:27:47 AM »

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Weekend eBA Basketball Magazine:

Draw completed for EuroBasket 2015 !

The path to EuroBasket 2015 officially took shape in Disneyland, Paris on Monday afternoon, following the Official Draw for Europe's premier basketball event.

The European basketball family gathered to witness the Draw which saw Europe's 24 elite men's national teams divided into groups of four for next year's Group Phase which will take place in Zagreb, Croatia; Montpellier, France; Berlin, Germany; and Riga, Latvia.

Defending champions and Final Round hosts France face a number of teams - Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland and Israel - who are perhaps seeking redemption following disappointing 2013 campaigns in which they failed to advance from the First Round. Finland rounds up the group.

Newcomers Iceland have been handed a baptism of fire, placed in Group B alongside hosts Germany, FIBA Basketball World Cup runners-up Serbia and fellow European basketball powerhouses Spain, Italy and Turkey.

Group C has a particular southern European feel with Croatia and Slovenia joined by the F.Y.R. of Macedonia (MKD) and Greece. Also in the group are Georgia, while the Netherlands will be hoping to make a bang upon returning to Europe's biggest basketball stage for the first time in 25 years.

Group D is an all-Baltic affair with Latvia hosting Lithuania alongside Estonia. Joining them are the Czech Republic, Belgium and Ukraine.

Assisting with the Draw were former and present internationals from the four host countries, Antoine Rigaudeau, Gunta Basko-Melnbarde, Gordan Giricek and Patrick Femerling. Also on hand were Rasho Nesterovic and Dejan Bodiroga.

Speaking first at the event, French Basetball Federation (FFBB) President Jean Pierre Siutat paid tribute to French legend Alain Gilles who recently passed away, while also making reference to current legends Tony Parker and Boris Diaw, saying that, "this generation, the current European champions, deserve to play in front of their home fans."

FIBA Europe President Turgay Demirel spoke proudly of the current strength of European basketball.

"At last summer's FIBA Basketball World Cup, six of the eight Quarter-Finalists and three of the four Semi-Finalists came from our continent, just like at the 2010 FIBA World Championship. These results show that Europe remains the heart and soul of international basketball and will continue to be so when we celebrate the 80th anniversary of EuroBasket next year."

FIBA Europe Secretary General Kamil Novak spoke of the unique situation of having four host nations for EuroBasket 2015.

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"I am confident that in Croatia, France, Germany and Latvia, we have four very able host nations that will provide a spectacle which will have the eyes of the basketball world solely focused on Europe."


The path to EuroBasket 2015 officially took shape in Disneyland, Paris on Monday afternoon, following the Official Draw for Europe's premier basketball event.
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FIBA Treasurer and German Basketball Federation (DBB) President Ingo Weiss spoke enthusiastically of the potential of having four host countries: "The very first pan-European Basketball Championship will collect many thousands of basketball fans from the whole continent to celebrate the biggest, most colourful and happiest basketball event that ever took place in Europe."

Speaking on behalf of the Croatian Basketball Federation, Secretary General Zeljko Draksic and Lidija Pleic from the Croatian Local Organising Committee said: "It is our wish to create beautiful memories during EuroBasket so all of the fans come back again one day to enjoy our hospitality."

The Executive Director of Riga City Council, Juris Radzevichs reminded those present at the Draw that 2015 is not the first time that the city will host a EuroBasket.

"Seventy seven years ago, Riga only had eight months to build a new sports arena and organise the second European Championship in basketball. Now, eight months before EuroBasket, Riga already has a great arena for basketball and good tourism infrastructure," he said.


EuroBasket 2015 First Round groups
Group A (Montpellier): France; Finland; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Poland; Israel; Russia
Group B (Berlin): Spain; Serbia; Turkey; Italy; Germany; Iceland
Group C (Zagreb): Croatia; Slovenia; Greece; F.Y.R. of Macedonia (MKD); Georgia; Netherlands
Group D (Riga): Lithuania; Ukraine; Latvia; Belgium; Czech Republic; Estonia


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« Reply #37 on: Oct 21, 2014, 12:58:46 AM »

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Euroleague Basketball Games:
Euroleague Basketball Magazine ~ Regular Season Round 1 ~ Season 2014/15
A New Euroleague Basketball Games Video with the Weekly Show Euroleague ~ 18/10/14




... Weekly Show Euroleague ~ 18/10/14 ...


Euroleague Basketball Magazine ~ Regular Season Round 1
This week on One Devotion...
Hear from a convert to the passion of Belgrade basketball ...
Join in the fun and the fireworks of opening week...
Find out what brought a dean of coaching back to the bench...
And marvel at the best moments to start the season !

The tallest player in the 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague was also the best one in the opening week of the competition, as center Boban Marjanovic of Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade claimed bwin MVP honors for regular season Round 1. In this photograph from EuroLeague presented by eBA Stats Basketball Statistics Analysis .

Photograph: EuroLeague


Regular season Round 1 bwin MVP: Boban Marjanovic, Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade


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« Reply #36 on: Oct 21, 2014, 12:34:34 AM »

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El Magazine de la Euroliga Baloncesto ~ Temporada Regular, Ronda 1 ~ Temporada 2014/15: Un Nuevo Vídeo de Partidos de Baloncesto de la Euroliga con el Show Semanal de la Euroliga ~ 18/10/14



Show Semanal de la Euroliga ~ Temporada Regular, Ronda 1 ~ 18/10/14


Esta semana en One Devotion ...
Escucha el testimonio de un apasionado del baloncesto en Belgrado ...
Únete a la diversión y los fuegos artificiales de la apertura de la semana ...
Descubre lo que trajo a un decano del entrenamiento de nuevo al banco ...
Y maravíllese con los mejores momentos para iniciar la temporada !

The tallest player in the 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague was also the best one in the opening week of the competition, as center Boban Marjanovic of Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade claimed bwin MVP honors for regular season Round 1. In this photograph from EuroLeague presented by eBA Stats Basketball Statistics Analysis .

Photograph: EuroLeague


Boban Marjanovic, MVP de la Temporada Regular, Ronda 1


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« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2014, 02:25:02 AM »

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Euroleague FINAL FOUR games LIVE streaming at the eBA Stats Group Portal

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Euroleague FINAL FOUR games LIVE streaming from the eBA Stats Group Portal:

Milan will host from 16 to 18 May, the outcome of the 2014 Euroleague.
Barca, Real Madrid, CSKA Moscow and Maccabi Tel Aviv exciting fight in a Final Four for the crown as the best basketball team in Europe.
Follow all the competition from the eBA Stats Group Portal at the last post !

SEMIFINALS

Friday, May 16, 16:00 GMT ( 18:00 CET )
CSKA Moscow vs. Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

Friday, May 16, 19:00 GMT ( 21:00 CET )
FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid

GMT: Melbourne +10; Tokyo +9; Europe +2; Argentine -3; Mexico -5; New York -4; Los Angeles -7

THIRD PLACE

Sunday, May 18, 15:00 GMT ( 17:00 CET )
Loser Semifinal A vs. Loser Semifinal B

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Sunday, May 18, 18:00 GMT ( 20:00 CET )
Winner Semifinal A vs. Winner Semifinal B

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Milán acogerá del 16 al 18 de mayo el desenlace de la Euroleague 2014.
Barça, Real Madrid, CSKA de Moscú y Maccabi Tel Aviv lucharán en una Final Four apasionante por coronarse como el mejor equipo de baloncesto de Europa.
Sigue toda la competición en el Portal del Grupo eBA Stats, en el última posta !

SEMIFINALES

Viernes, Mayo 16, 16:00 UTC ( 18:00 CET )
CSKA Moscow vs. Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

Viernes, Mayo 16, 19:00 UTC ( 21:00 CET )
FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid

UTC: Melbourne +10; Tokyo +9; Europe +2; Argentina -3; México -5; New York -4; Los Angeles -7


TERCER LUGAR

Domingo, Mayo 18, 15:00 UTC ( 17:00 CET )
Perdedor Semifinal A vs. Perdedor Semifinal B

PARTIDO FINAL DEL CAMPEONATO

Domingo, Mayo 18, 18:00 UTC ( 20:00 CET )
Ganador Semifinal A vs. Ganador Semifinal B

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« Reply #34 on: Apr 28, 2014, 02:02:57 AM »

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El Magazine de la Euroliga Baloncesto ~ Playoffs, Juegos 3, 4 & 5 ~ 2013/14:
Un Nuevo Vídeo de Partidos de Baloncesto de la Euroliga con el Show Semanal de la Euroliga ~ 26/04/14




Show Semanal de la Euroliga ~ Playoffs, Juegos 3, 4 & 5 ~ 26/04/14



El Magazine de la Euroliga Baloncesto ~ Playoffs

En el show... es Hora de Finales ...
Los playoffs han terminado ...
Desde el Pireo y Madrid, el enfrentamiento entre los finalistas del año pasado ...
Esta es la segunda oportunidad de Bostjan Nachbar para ganar el título ...
Sasha Kaun habló con nosotros antes de su quinto Final Four ...
Los MVPs de los Juegos 3, 4 y 5 y las 3 mejores jugadas !

Another stellar performance in the paint in a must-win game from Bryant Dunston (L) not only extended Olympiacos Piraeus’s season, but for the second game in a row has earned the big man bwin MVP honors. Sasha Kaun (R) saved his best performance for when his team needed it most. The CSKA Moscow center dominated Friday in leading the Russian champs back the Final Four with a 74-44 victory over Panathinaikos Athens in Game 5 of the Euroleague Playoffs. In this photograph from EuroLeague presented by #eBAStatsGroup #BasketballStatistics Analysis .
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Top 16, Playoffs, MVPs de los Juegos 3, 4 & 5: Bryant Dunston (I) y Sasha Kaun (D)


'Partidos de Baloncesto de la Euroliga'
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« Reply #33 on: Apr 28, 2014, 01:52:55 AM »

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Euroleague Basketball Games:
Euroleague Basketball Magazine ~ Playoffs, Game 3, 4 & 5 ~ 2013/14
A New Euroleague Basketball Games Video with the Weekly Show Euroleague ~ 26/04/14




... Weekly Show Euroleague ~ Playoffs, Game 3, 4 & 5 ~ 26/04/14 ...


Euroleague Basketball Magazine ~ Playoffs

In the show...it is Finals Time...
The playoffs are over...
From Piraeus and Madrid, the showdown between the last year's finalists...
This is Bostjan Nachbar's second chance to win the title...
Sasha Kaun talked to us before his 5th Final Four...
Alex Tyus flies to the top of European basketball...
The Game 3, 4 & 5 MVPs and all the Top 3 plays...

Another stellar performance in the paint in a must-win game from Bryant Dunston (L) not only extended Olympiacos Piraeus’s season, but for the second game in a row has earned the big man bwin MVP honors. Sasha Kaun (R) saved his best performance for when his team needed it most. The CSKA Moscow center dominated Friday in leading the Russian champs back the Final Four with a 74-44 victory over Panathinaikos Athens in Game 5 of the Euroleague Playoffs. In this photograph from EuroLeague presented by #eBAStatsGroup #BasketballStatistics Analysis .
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Top 16, Playoffs, Game 3, 4 & 5 MVPs: Bryant Dunston (L) and Sasha Kaun (R)


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« Reply #32 on: Jan 25, 2014, 01:41:08 AM »

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Weekend eBA Basketball Magazine:

Jure Zdovc just what Slovenia needed !


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Slovenia are sort of a mystery when it comes to international basketball.

A small country that’s been on the hoops map for just a couple of decades, it has produced excellent players who have competed in the NBA or at the highest level in Europe.
The national team, though, has yet to reach the podium of a major tournament.

Some of the best known Slovenians to make it across the Atlantic are Bostjan Nachbar, Beno Udrih, Rasho Nesterovic, Sasha Vujacic and current Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic.
Matjaz Smodis, Jaka Lakovic and Erazem Lorbek have all done extremely well at the highest level in Europe.

There is a huge basketball tradition in Slovenia.

In the old days, there were marvelous players from the country who suited up for Yugoslavia, including Ivo Daneu, the most valuable player of the 1967 FIBA World Championship in Montevideo.

"Ivo Daneu mastered the hook shot and used this unstoppable weapon to regularly score even from as far as the 6-7 meter range," reads the 1.80m guard's FIBA Hall of Fame bio.

Daneu had a long, distinguished career, one that saw him help Yugoslavia captured gold in Ljubljana at the 1970 FIBA World Championship.

Twenty years later and there was another terrific Slovenian in the Yugoslavian backcourt.

Jure Zdovc was a key man as Yugoslavia won the 1989 European title and the 1990 FIBA World Championship.

He was also in the 1991 Yugoslavian team that was on the road to gold at the EuroBasket in Rome when politics ended his run with the team.

While the tournament was going on, Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia.

The Slovenia Minister of Sport sent a fax to Zdovc at his hotel in Rome informing him that if he played in the Semi-Final, he’d be considered a traitor.

Zdovc, who received a lot of support from his Serbian and Croatia teammates at the time, spent the rest of the tournament off the court and in the hotel.

That wasn't the end of Zdovc in international basketball because he later competed for Slovenia’s national team.

Zdovc has a special place in the hearts of Slovenians.

Everyone remembers that as a difficult time for Zdovc and have a lot of respect for him as a person and a player.

It would be difficult to find anyone who doesn't admire what Zdovc was able to accomplish in his short time with the national team as coach, too.

Zdovc replaced Ales Pipan at the helm in 2009 and coached Slovenia at that year’s EuroBasket in Poland to a fourth-place finish.

He had a magic touch.

Despite injuries to key players Smodis and Dragic, Zdovc led Slovenia to important wins.

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They ended up as one of the unluckiest teams in EuroBasket history.


Boštjan 'Boki' Nachbar (born July 3, 1980) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for FC Barcelona of the Liga ACB. Nachbar has been a member of the Slovenian national basketball team. He has played at two FIBA European Championships, the 2003 FIBA European Championship and the 2005 FIBA European Championship. During the 2005 FIBA European Championship, he averaged 11 points and 5 rebounds per game. He was also a member of Slovenia's national team that played at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan. He was a member of Slovenia's national team that played at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.. In this photograph photograph from KZS presented by #eBAStatsGroup #BasketballStatistics Analysis .
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Serbia won against them after overtime in the Semi-Finals and Greece then beat them by a single point in the Bronze Medal Game.

Zdovc's decision not to continue at the helm after EuroBasket 2009 and to instead concentrate on his club duties with his team at the time, Union Olimpija, was a huge disappointment for neutrals like me because Zdovc had been the best coach in Poland.

It was sad to see him go.

This week, Slovenia announced the reins were back in the hands of Zdovc.

He has replaced Bozidar Maljkovic, who coached the national team the past three summers.

Slovenia hosted last year's EuroBasket and played in some thrilling games in Celje and Ljubljana, but finished fifth.

There was a lot of pride in the team, one that didn't have the services of Lorbek, but there was also an empty feeling.

Slovenia felt like they’d at long last reach the podium, but fell to eventual champions France in the Quarter-Finals.

At least by winning their Classification Round games, Slovenia were able to finish high enough to qualify for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Zdovc is upbeat.

He says there is a lot of talent in the fold, much more than he had anticipated there would be when he stepped down as coach in 2009.

"I said that four years ago I did not believe that we will again get a generation that can play at such a high level,” Zdovc said, "but now I think otherwise.

"I think it (the team) is capable of continuing the good games and results."

There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic.

Dragic is moving from strength to strength in the NBA, averaging 19.5 points and 6.0 assists per game for the Phoenix Suns.

His younger brother, Zoran Dragic, has built on his impressive EuroBasket by averaging more than 13 points per game for Unicaja Malaga, helping them reach the Top 16 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague.

Lorbek is returning to full fitness and has, in his last couple of Euroleague outings with Barcelona, averaged 22 minutes per game.

His brother, swingman Domen Lorbek, and center Mirza Begic are only 28 and big man Gasper Vidmar is 26.

There are outstanding youngsters who are already big contributors to the national team like Jaka Blazic and Edo Muric.

There are plenty of good players, and an excellent coach.


The mood should be very good now in Slovenia.

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Hezonja, Jaiteh, Sipahi, Sabonis
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The Turkish Airlines Euroleague tips off in earnest tonight and if you're a fan of young talent, there are definitely more than a fair share of up-and-coming stars to keep an eye on over the course of the season.

Before we get going, let's define up-and-coming. Let's take out 20-year-olds (or players born in 1993 or later).

That would mean 1992-born guys like Bogdan Bogdanovic, Leo Westerman
and Davis Bertrans from Partizan and Milan captain Alessandro Gentile as well as 1993-born studs such as Alex Abrines from Barcelona (yeah, he’s still only 20), while the pair of Luka Mitrovic and Aleksandar Cvetkovic from Red Star are too 'old'.

Obviously, the most-talked about name on the list is Barcelona's Mario Hezonja. The 18-year-old did not play for Croatia at all this summer - junior ranks or senior level - and worked hard in the pre-season in getting more comfortable in coach Xavi Pascual's system. And the work has paid off as Hezonja has already worked himself into the rotation with the Spanish giants - though of course he won't get big minutes in the stacked Barcelona team.

Mouhammadou Jaiteh, meanwhile, will likely be seeing a lot of playing time for Euroleague debutants JSF Nanterre. The 18-year-old French center made the jump to top flight basketball with the Pro A champions from last season after a strong 2012-13 campaign in the Pro B second division.

Jaiteh played a leading role for France at the 2013 U20 European Championship and turned down a chance to go to college in the United States to play professionally in France. In Nanterre's first three Pro A games this season, Jaiteh has averaged 9.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals in about 21 minutes of action. Prepare to see plenty of him in the Euroleague.

If the numbers in the Turkish TBL league are any indication, then maybe some decent things could be expected from Fenerbahce's 1995-born duo of Kenan Sipahi and James Birsen. The 18-year-old talents led Turkey to the gold medal at the 2013 U18 European Championship and the U18 MVP Sipahi even got a brief invite to the senior national team training camp before EuroBasket 2013. Both youngsters got some good burn in Fenerbahce's convincing win in their season-opener against Mersin.

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Sipahi collected eight points and six assists in 19 minutes of a 25-point blowout win while Birsen had three points and two rebounds in 16 minutes.


LKF President Arvydas Sabonis with his son Domantas at this year's U16 European Championship.  Domantas Sabonis. Yes, that's the 17-year-old son of Lithuanian legend Arvydas Sabonis. Domantas was actually born in 1996 in the United States during his father's time with the Portland Trail Blazers. The younger Sabonis was the youngest player to debut in the Liga Endesa for Unicaja in September 2012 as a 16-year-old. In this Picture by Robertas Dackus from FIBA EUROPE  presented by eBA Stats Basketball Statistics Analysis
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Looking at Unicaja Malaga's roster, one name definitely stands out - Domantas Sabonis. Yes, that's the 17-year-old son of Lithuanian legend Arvydas Sabonis. Domantas was actually born in 1996 in the United States during his father's time with the Portland Trail Blazers. The younger Sabonis was the youngest player to debut in the Liga Endesa for Unicaja in September 2012 as a 16-year-old.

He averaged 14 points and 11.4 rebounds for Lithuania at the 2013 U18 European Championship as the team's only under-class player and appears to be in the plans of Unicaja coach Joan Plaza.

Sabonis scored six points to go along with three rebounds and one block in 15 minutes against Estudiantes in Malaga's season opener.

Another Lithuanian youngster who might see some playing time is 1994-born Tomas Dimsa with Zalgiris Kaunas. The Kaunas native played at the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit and followed that with a leading role in Lithuania's bronze medal-winning showing at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship.

Zalgiris pulling out of the VTB League might limit somewhat Dimsa's chances of playing more but look for Kaunas coach Ilias Zouros to give the youngster some minutes as the club is clearly looking to build something for the future with a roster full of young players.

Partizan have an even younger roster with eight players born in 1991 or later. The aforementioned Westermann is just 21 years old but already is considered a veteran leader on this team. The French point guard is also serving as a great mentor to 19-year-old compatriot Boris Dallo. The Nantes native moved to Partizan this past summer and has already averaged nearly 13 minutes in Belgrade's first three games this season - with averages of 2.0 points, 2.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds. Look for Dallo to really excel as he plays top level competition with similar-aged players while also getting tutelage from a true star in the making in Westermann.


Here are a couple of other names to keep an eye on a bit this season but definitely down the road: Ilimane Diop of Laboral Kuxta Vitoria (1993-born, Spain); Dimitrios Agravanis of Olympiacos (1994-born, Greece) and Cedi Osman of Anadolu Efes Istanbul (1995-born, Turkey).

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Roller Coaster !

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EuroBasket 2013 was one long and wild roller coaster ride full of surprises, turnarounds and comebacks.

In the end, France finally vanquished their old demons and lifted the trophy behind a sparkling MVP performance by their leader, Tony Parker.

After the immense disappointment of Game 6 in the NBA Finals when the San Antonio Spurs let the title slip away, Parker was finally rewarded for his
amazing perseverance and faithfulness to the French national team with a blowout victory over Lithuania (a team that had beaten France by 14 points in the Second Round!) in the Final.

During France's topsy-turvy path to the title, Parker's experienced voice, along with co-captains Boris Diaw and Florent Pietrus, kept the team focused on the essential goal which was to be truly ready for the Knockout Round starting with the Quarter-Finals. Here's where Nicolas Batum - who was the spitting image of France's inconsistency in the first two rounds - convinces his coach Vincent Collet to let him defend Slovenia's star go-to player Goran Dragic which was the deciding factor in France's win which silenced the home crowd.

In the Semi-Final against old nemesis Spain, France conquered one by one a long list of its past shortcomings which were largely on display in the first half as Spain confidently dominated a French team, suddenly struck by stage fright, to lead by 14.

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After a moving speech by Parker in the locker room, France came back out mentally strong, matching Spain's physicality and suffocating defense while raining in 9 of 13 three-pointers after going 0 for 8 in the first half!

After the immense disappointment of Game 6 in the NBA Finals when the San Antonio Spurs let the title slip away, Parker was finally rewarded for his amazing perseverance and faithfulness to the French national team with a blowout victory over Lithuania (a team that had beaten France by 14 points in the Second Round!) in the Final. In this file photo, Eva Longoria, former Parker's spouse, tweaks Tony Parker's nose ... Photograph AP
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They erased so many past Spanish nightmares for good by making their last eight free-throws in a row in overtime to seal the victory. Even dumb luck was on their side for once as Jose Calderon missed an open game-winner from the corner in the waning seconds of regulation time.

The whole French squad was "Parker-perseverant" and Tony had his best game scoring 32 points. Collet, a master tactician, used a zone defense for the first time in literally years to confuse Spain.

In the Final, Batum, who was missing in action on offense against Spain, put France into orbit with a 17-point first half and they never looked back. Parker's heart-to-heart discussion with Nicolas the night before the Final at their hotel had paid off.

France calmly held on to their lead throughout the second half leaving Lithuania powerless. Just being in the Final was already a lot for Lithuania who erased the disappointment of losing at home two years ago in the Quarters.


In the Knockout Round, France's focus and maturity were something to admire and all the players and staff deserve applause starting with Parker who will go home to a hero's welcome after the first major title in the history of French basketball.

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« Reply #29 on: Sep 22, 2013, 01:56:46 AM »

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Serbian Point Guard Vasilje Micic
Getting NBA Treatment at EuroBasket 2013

David Hein's Eye on the Future
Facing Tony Parker, Jose Calderon and Goran Dragic over a five-day stretch would be tough for any seasoned NBA veteran. Just imagine if you're a 19-year-old youngster facing that point guard trio at your first senior national team competition.

Welcome to the EuroBasket 2013 experience for Serbian point guard Vasilje Micic.
On Sunday, Micic and Serbia beat Parker and France 77-65 in the final game of group stage. On Wednesday, Micic's Serbs were beaten badly by Spain and Calderon 90-60 in the Quarter-Finals. On Thursday, Micic and Serbia will face off against Dragic and Slovenia with a berth at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup at stake for the winners.

With the game against Slovenia still to come, Micic has held his own and did not embarrass himself against France and Spain. He scored two points in 15 minutes against France before picking up eight points, three assists and two rebounds against the Spanish.

Micic talked to Eye on the Future about facing Parker after the game.

"We had a game against Parker in a friendly in France, but this game was something more than that," he said.

"So I just tried to follow him (smiling) and don't make some trouble because he's maybe the best point guard in the world. I had a one-on-one against him. It's a big thing for me."

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All told in Slovenia, Micic has averaged 3.7 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 12.7 minutes per game while shooting 45 percent from long range.


Vasilije Micic during an interview with David Hein and Jonathan Givony at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague following Serbia’s loss in the Final to USA. Micic gives a special shoutout at the end to his countryman Novak Djokovic, who is from the same hometown as him, for reaching the Finals at Wimbledon that day.
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The 1.95m guard who turned 19 in January, has experienced a heck of a summer. He helped Serbia to the silver medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, making the All-Tournament Team.

He had two of his best games against a United States team stacked with future NBA stars such as Marcus Smart, Jahlil Okafor and Aaron Gordon.

Micic had 24 points, three assists and two rebounds in Serbia's 71-62 loss to Team USA in the Eight-Final Round before collecting 13 points and 10 assists in the Final - an 82-68 win for the Americans.

"I had a good tournament at the U19 World Championship and I knew that if I continue at that level that I can some big things for myself. I tried to continue that," said Micic looking back at the Prague tournament.

In the EuroBasket 2013 Quarter-Final loss, Spain hassled the Serbians early on but Micic did a good job handling the pressure when he was in the game.

Altogether, Serbia's legendary coach Dusan Ivkovic has been impressed with his young playmaker’s performance in Slovenia.

"He's a very, very talented guy. He was in the top five from the U19 World Championship and he has a great future ahead of him. My feeling is right that this guy understands the game beyond the juniors and this basketball is a very big difference," said Ivkovic.


Micic is already proving at EuroBasket 2013 that he's well beyond the junior level and ready to help Serbia's senior side in the future - optimally next summer at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

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« Reply #27 on: Sep 11, 2013, 02:47:08 AM »

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EuroBasket Slovenia 2013 Crazy First Round !

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The first round at EuroBasket 2013 has been completely crazy.
We knew that the numerous absences of some major players would level the playing field but nobody realized to what point this would shake up the pecking order!

In Group A, for instance, France started out by losing to Germany who went on to lose three in a row while France won their next four to finish first.
France is accompanied into the second round by Mike Fratello's surprising Ukraine, who were 24th out of 24 teams in the last FIBA power ranking before the tournament, and Belgium, which made their way to the second round for the first time since 1977!

In the last game, Belgium were leading an overconfident French team by 12 at halftime before losing the second half by...29 points. When France were playing poorly, they would start games soft and slow, letting opponents rain in three-point shots and then, when France would wake up, their defense would become ferocious with Tony Parker unstoppable in the money time.

In the first round, Nicolas Batum shot 13 for 15 from two-point range and 4 for 20 from three-point range!

This kind of amazing inconsistency was also on display in a wide-open Group B where four teams finished with three wins and two defeats and The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MKD) - Semi-Finalists two years ago - finished last.

Latvia were a big surprise finishing second while Lithuania came within one Mirza Teletovic three-pointer of being eliminated by Bosnia and Herzegovina on their last play of the last day.


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First-place Serbia's two losses came against two teams that were eliminated. Is all this stuff crazy enough for you? It gets better.

He is three years younger (24, 21), but three centimeters taller (193, 196) than his much more famous brother, Goran.
Although he is very proud of his sibling and hopes to play alongside him in the NBA, he wants to be even better than Goran.
His name is Zoran Dragic, and he has been called up by the Slovenian national team as one of the country’s biggest basketball prospects.
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In Group C, Croatia, who didn't look too brilliant during the preparation games, finished second with four wins but still had to beat Slovenia and then the Czech Republic on Monday to qualify for Round 2.

The Czechs' best player, Jan Vesely, who plays little for the Washington Wizards, was the best rebounder in the opening round of the tournament with 11.2 boards, while also averaging 17 points per game. It would be ironic if he steals some playing time from France's Kevin Seraphin in Washington next season, as a rebounding specialist, after Kevin decided to sit out the Eurobasket.

Now on to the most surprising group of them all, Group D.

Italy, which lost most of their preparation games even to inferior opponents, are the ONLY team to finish the first round undefeated, followed by an incredible Finnish team at 4-1 who capped off the week by beating the odds-on favorite in everyone's mind, Greece, who head into the second round with two defeats in its bags and the possibility of being eliminated if they lose again!

Former powerhouses Russia and Turkey finished with one win each and are ingloriously shown the door without ever getting going, along with Sweden who can boast about having the leading scorer of the first round in Jefferey Taylor, a somewhat unknown Charlotte Bobcats draft pick.

In these generally unsettling conditions, Spain played some suffocating defense to finish first in Group C which confirms the standing of the reigning two-time champs but they did lose a barnburner to Slovenia carried by a basketball-loving country full of rabid fans.

Behind the leadership of the Dragic brothers, Slovenia are the team that NOONE wants to meet in the cutthroat Quarter-Finals. The country can be proud of its EuroBasket organization.


The festive scene in beautiful downtown Ljubjlana, with crowds gathering in front of numerous giant screens and large screen TVs to applaud the home team, was one-of-a-kind, just like the unbelievable first round of competition we just experienced.

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Spain's new look
for the Eurobasket Slovenia 2013

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Just got back from sweltering Madrid where Spain played France in a warm-up game to prepare for EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia.

We know that these games are more important for the manner in which they are played than for the win or the loss.
France rested Tony Parker who is taking his time getting into game shape with the unstated goal of being in top form for the second round and elimination round of the EuroBasket where France will need his experience
and killer instinct in the money time the most.

His lieutenant and France's second leading scorer in the last two major competitions, Nicolas Batum, played by far his best preparation game up to now, shaking off a small ankle twist he had against Serbia last week.

The sight of Spain and his former teammate in Portland, Rudy Fernandez, got his blood boiling as Spain has eliminated France in several recent major competitions and has beaten them seven times in a row!


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Despite Parker's absence, France led during long parts of the game and Spain only created a decent lead in the last minutes thanks to a one-man show by Real Madrid's Sergio Rodriguez.

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This time around, Spain are showing a completely different look with a heavily guard-oriented, small ball, uptempo offense because of the absences of Pau Gasol (the former ultimate low-post weapon in FIBA basketball), Serge Ibaka and Felipe Reyes. Opponents (like Greece) will try to slow them down into a half-court mode because after Marc Gasol, the starting center and new boss on the block, the other inside players are mostly role players in the Spanish league.

When Marc takes a rest, the Spanish low post game lacks his scoring and passing skills out of the double team. This is when Spain becomes heavily-reliant on transition baskets and three-point shooting, counting on a three-guard attack to carry the offensive load. These were enough to beat France in Madrid in front of 16,000 adoring fans because those guards and wings (Fernandez, Sergio Lull, Ricky Rubio and Rodriguez) are darn good but they might not be enough (watch out for match-up problems on defense) in Slovenia in cut-throat games against teams like Greece, Turkey, France and Lithuania.

Spain does seem to have a mental edge over France thanks to its recent successes versus the French team and the fact that France accepted to play the uptempo pace in Madrid was an advantage. Coach Vincent Collet says that France has to learn how to knock Spain off its pedestal if it wants to finally break through and win the EuroBasket for the first time ever!

The keys will be their defense and the offensive production of Parker, Batum, Mike Gelabale and center Alexis Ajinca.


After what I've seen so far, the Greek team seems to be more balanced and tactically clever than either Spain or France and they sure know how to defend and control the tempo of a big game, so they are my favorites for the time being.

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