Euroleague Wiretap

Barcelona Has Interest In Hiring David Blatt

May 17, 2016 10:19 AM

Barcelona has interest in hiring David Blatt as head coach.

Blatt left Maccabi Tel Aviv to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014.

Blatt was fired by the Cavaliers before the All-Star break and he would like to remain in the NBA.

The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets have interviewed Blatt.

Xavier Pascual has been head coach of Barcelona since 2008.

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CSKA Wins 2016 Euroleague Final Four, Nando De Colo Named MVP

May 15, 2016 6:24 PM

CSKA defeated Fenerbahce Ulker 101-96 to win the 2016 Euroleague Final Four.

Nando De Colo was named MVP as he had 22 points and seven assists in the title game. Kyle Hines, Cory Higgins, Andrey Vorontsevich and Viktor Khryapa also had double-figures.

Fenerbahce was led by 17 points for Ali Muhammed and 16 points apiece for Pero Antic, Ekpe Udoh and Gigi Datome.

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Kobe Bryant Turned Down Offer To Join Barcelona For 16-17 Season

Apr 1, 2016 12:20 PM

Kobe Bryant was given an offer from Barcelona last summer to extend his basketball career overseas. Bryant decided to turn it down.

Senior officials at the Catalan club ramped up their overtures toward Bryant after hearing him talk about ending his basketball career with Pau Gasol.

In July, club officials said Kobe told them he "would love to finish my career playing for Barca with Pau Gasol."

Bryant spent his childhood in Europe and has often expressed admiration for European players.

Bryant turned it down out of concerns he wouldn't be healthy enough for the season. Barcelona offered to allow Bryant to exclusively play in the more high-profile Euroleague games.

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Tags: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, FC Barcelona Lassa, Euroleague, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Tyrese Rice Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 5

Jan 30, 2016 4:30 PM

Tyrese Rice has been named Euroleague MVP for Round 5 of the Top 16 after leading Khimki to a 111-80 victory over Zalgiris Kaunas on Friday with a performance index rating of 35, which was the highest among all players in the week's games.

Rice scored 20 points on 5-of-8 three-point shooting plus 11 assists. He also made 5 of 6 free throws and collected 2 steals in setting a career-high in index rating and leading Khimki to a new club record for scoring.

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Elijah Millsap Signs With Maccabi Tel Aviv

Jan 24, 2016 4:01 PM

Elijah Millsap has signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Millsap was waived this month by the Utah Jazz.

Millsap started the 2014-15 season in Bakersfield, and his outstanding play there (averaging 20.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 2.1 steals per game) led to an NBA contract.

In 67 games with the Jazz, Millsap posted averages of 4.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, and one steal in 16 minutes of playing time. 

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Tags: Elijah Millsap, Utah Jazz, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, Euroleague, Israeli BSL, NBA, International, International Teams, International League

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Ioannis Bourousis, Jan Vesely Named Euroleague Co-MVPS For Top-16, Round 4

Jan 23, 2016 7:56 PM

Ioannis Bourousis of Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz and Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce Istanbul have been named Euroleague co-MVPs for Round 4 of the Top 16.

Bourousis led his team to an 81-71 victory over CSKA Moscow with his seventh double-double of the season.

Vesely helped Fenerbahce defeat Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 100-106.

Each posted a performance index of 30, which was the highest among all players in Round 4. 

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