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Jazz Considering Ettore Messina For Head Coaching Job

Ettore Messina has emerged as a strong candidate to become the next head coach of the Utah Jazz.

Messina is currently head coach at CSKA and spent one season as an assistant for Mike Brown with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Jazz announced on Monday that they would not renew the contract of Ty Corbin.

Jim Boylen is also a candidate, but his rough stint at the University of Utah could make selling his hire on the local fans difficult.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Bryant Dunston Named Euroleague MVP For Playoffs Game 3

Bryant Dunston of Olympiacos Piraeus has been named playoffs Game 3 MVP honors after leading the Reds to a 78-76 victory over Real Madrid.

Dunston was equally brilliant and efficient with 21 points on 9-of-10 two-point shooting, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals en route to a performance index rating of 32, the best of all players in playoffs Game 3. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Ricky Hickman Named Euroleague MVP For Playoffs Game 1

Ricky Hickman of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv was named MVP for Playoffs Game 1 with a performance index rating of 36 in his come-from-behind, overtime 101-99 road win against EA7 Emporio Armani Milan.

Hickman had a near-perfect shooting night, hitting 3-of-3 three-point shots and all of his nine free throw tries on the way to 26 points. He scored 14 of those points in the game's last 7 minutes; the final 2 minutes of the fourth quarter - when Maccabi erased an 84-72 deficit - and overtime. He added four rebounds, a steal, three assists and 10 fouls drawn.

With the highest index rating of Game 1, Hickman earned the second weekly MVP honor of his career, after having done so in last season's Top 16 Round 3. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Justin Dentmon Named Euroleague MVP For Top-16, Round 14

Justin Dentmon of Zalgiris Kaunas has been named Euroleague MVP for Top-16, Round 14 for his performance in their 87-80 win over Real Madrid.

Dentmon had 36 points along with five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Dentmon shot 7-for-11 from three-point range.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Ante Tomic Named Euroleague Player Of The Month For March

Ante Tomic has been named Euroleague Player of the Month for March.

Tomic ended as the Euroleague’s best per-minute performer last month, with a prorated average index rating of 38.5 over 40 minutes.

Tomic had averages of 21 in performance rating, third-best among all Euroleague players, 14 points (ninth-best) and 8 rebounds (fourth-best).

Via RealGM Staff Report

Derrick Brown Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 12

Derrick Brown has been named Euroleague MVP for Top 16, Round 12 for his performance in Lokomotiv’s 84-73 win over Partizan NIS Belgrade.  

Brown had 18 points, making 6 of 6 two-point shots, and 6 of 8 from the foul line. Brown also had a career-high seven assists, along with five rebounds, three steals, one block and drew six fouls, adding up to a performance index rating of 34, which was the best of any player this week. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Rudy Fernandez Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 11

Rudy Fernandez led Real Madrid to a crucial 93-79 victory over CSKA Moscow and was named Euroleague MVP for Round 11 of the Top 16.

Having already taken the honor in Top 16 Round 3, it is the second weekly MVP award of the season for Fernandez, and the sixth of his Euroleague career.  

Fernandez finished with 28 points by shooting 5-of-9 on two-pointers, 4-of-7 on three-pointers and converted all 6 of his attempts from the free throw line. Fernandez added four rebounds, three assists and four steals to compile a performance index rating of 33, the highest of any player on a winning team this week.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Malcolm Delaney Wins Euroleague Player Of The Week Honors

Malcolm Delaney led FC Bayern Munich over Real Madrid on Thursday and has been named MVP for Round 10 of the Top 16.

Delaney scored 20 points, making 4 of 6 two point shots and 2 of 5 from three-point range, plus 6 of 6 from the free-throw line. He had assists, three rebounds, and also drew 9 fouls. It all added up to a performance index rating of 24 – the highest of any player on a winning team this week.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Zoran Dragic Named Euroleague Player Of The Week

Zoran Dragic of Unicaja Malaga has been named Euroleague MVP of the Week for Top 16, Round 9.

Unicaja beat Anadolu Efes Istanbul by a final score of 83-75 to grab sole possession of third place in Top 16 Group E.

Dragic had 24 points, matching his Euroleague career high, while adding four steals, three assists and three rebounds for a performance index rating of 30, the highest this week and his best in two Euroleague seasons. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Ante Tomic Named Euroleague MVP For February

Ante Tomic has been named Euroleague MVP for the month of February.

Tomic averaged 22.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 29.5 minutes over three February games for Barcelona.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Euroleague Archives

Ante Tomic Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 8

Ante Tomic set career highs in points, rebounds and index rating.

Fenerbahce Denies Talks For Bogdan Bogdanovic

Bogdan Bogdanovic will be eligible for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Ante Tomic Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 7

Ante Tomic set career highs with 24 points and a performance index rating of 36, which was the highest off any player in the competition all week.

Pierre Jackson To Sign With Fenerbahçe Ülker If No NBA Deal Emerges

Pierre Jackson's draft rights are owned by the Pelicans and he has emerged this season in the D-League.

Justin Dentmon Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16 Round 6

Justin Dentmon had a performance index rating of 33 to lead all players in Top 16 Round 6.

Nenad Krstic Named Euroleague MVP For January

Nenad Krstic finished January's five games tied for the month’s best average performance index rating, 21.6.

Milos Teodosic Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 5

Milos Teodosic had a performance index rating of 31 in CSKA's win over Bayern.

Krunoslav Simon Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 4

Krunoslav Simon set a new personal best index performance rating of 35.

Charles Jenkins Extends Contract With Crvena Zvezda

Charles Jenkins has an NBA out he can use by July 31.

Report: Fenerbahce Interested In Nando De Colo

Nando De Colo has appeared in just 13 games with the Spurs this season as Gregg Popovich has a lot of depth at guard.

Rudy Fernandez Named MVP For Euroleague Top 16, Round 3

Rudy Fernandez had an index rating of 30 in Real Madrid's win over Bayern Munich.

Euroleague GMs Expect Real Madrid, CSKA, Olympiacos, Fenerbahce Ulker To Reach Final Four

Nikola Mirotic and Real Madrid are one of the favorites to reach the Final Four.

Marcelinho Huertas Named Euroleague MVP, Round 2

Marcelinho Huertas had 23 points in Barcelona's win over Fenerbahce Ulker.

Vassilis Spanoulis Named Euroleague Player Of The Week

Vassilis Spanoulis had 28 points, nine assists and five assists in Olympiacos' 95-82 win over Fenerbahce Ulker.

Alexis Ajinca Close To Two-Year Deal With Pelicans

Alexis Ajinca is finalizing a buyout with Strabourg of France.

Bulls Meet With Nikola Mirotic, Hoping For Buyout For 14-15 Season

Nikola Mirotic is having another excellent season for Real Madrid in the Euroleague and Spanish ACB.

Darjus Lavrinovic Wins MVP For Euroleague Regular Season Round 9

Darjus Lavrinovic scored 29 points with 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots in Budivelnik Kiev's 98-87 win over JSF Nanterre.

Elias Harris Reaches Deal With Brose Baskets

Elias Harris had dual citizenship in the United States and Germany.

Vassilis Spanoulis Named Euroleague MVP For Week 8

Vassilis Spanoulis scored 24 points to go with seven assists and two rebounds in Olympiacos' 105-103 win over Bayern Munich in overtime.

Derrick Brown Named Euroleague MVP For November

Derrick Brown averaged 18 points per game for Lokomotiv in November.
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