May 17, 2013 2:43 AM EDT
Ettore Messina has emerged as a serious candidate to become the next head coach of the Atlanta Hawks.
Messina was born in Italy and is the current coach of CSKA Moscow. Messina is a four-time Euroleague championship coach and two-time Euroleague coach of the year.
Messina was part of the Los Angeles Lakers' coaching staff during the 11-12 NBA season.
Messina left the NBA to take a $1 million-plus a year job with CSKA.
Danny Ferry recently scouted CSKA at last weekend's Euroleague Final Four.
Stan Van Gundy and Quin Snyder are also candidates.
May 12, 2013 8:21 PM EDT
Olympiacos has defeated Real Madrid by a final score of 100-88 to win the 2013 Euroleague championship.
Olympiacos also won the Euroleague last season, defeating CSKA in the title game in Istanbul.
Vassilis Spanoulis was named MVP of the Final Four, the third time he has won the honor.
Real Madrid started the first quarter strong, holding a 27-10 lead after the first 10 minutes of the game. Olympiacos cut the lead to four at halftime and outscored Real Madrid by 12 points in the fourth quarter after tying the game after three quarters.
Spanoulis had 22 points, four assists and two rebounds in the game, while Acie Law had 20 points and five turnovers.
Rudy Fernandez led Real Madrid with 21 points.
May 09, 2013 10:27 AM EDT
Vassilis Spanoulis of Olympiacos Piraeus has been named the 2012-13 Euroleague MVP.
Spanoulis averaged 14.7 points per game (4th overall) and 5.59 assists (3rd overall).
Spanoulis is a two-time MVP of the Euroleague Final Four.
May 06, 2013 2:32 PM EDT
Rudy Fernandez, Dimiris Diamantidis, Nenad Krstic, Ante Tomic and Vassilis Spanoulis headline the 2013 All-Euroleague First Team.
On the All-Euroleage Second Team are Shawn James, Juan Carlos Navarro, Milos Teodosic, Viktor Khryapa and Nikola Mirotic.
CSKA, Barcelona, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, Real Madrid and Maccabi were the six teams with first and second team representatives.
Apr 04, 2013 12:27 PM EDT
Mirza Teletovic is not considering leaving the Brooklyn Nets after this season.
“No,” he said flatly about going back to Europe, where Teletovic was last season’s leading scorer of the Euroleague. “Never going to happen.
“I’m going to prove some stuff.”
Teletovic has remained positive despite seeing limited minutes.
“You have to deal with it. It is what it is,” Teletovic said. “You have to learn from it and be ready every time you get in and try to do your best.”
Mar 23, 2013 2:37 PM EDT
Petteri Koponen has been named Euroleague Top 16, Game 12 MVP.
Koponen led BC Khimki Moscow Region to a 99-76 win over Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul with 23 points and seven assists.
Mar 07, 2013 5:23 PM EST
Rudy Fernandez was punched in the face by a Lithuanian fan following Real Madrid's 105-104 win over Zalgiris Kaunas in Euroleague play on Thursday.
Fernandez was bloodied by the punch and went straight to the airport. Real Madrid had a security guard with the team but he reportedly did not react fast enough to prevent the assault.
The assailant has been arrested.
Fernandez had 11 points and four assists in the game.
Mar 04, 2013 5:47 PM EST
Ante Tomic has been named Euroleague MVP for the month of February.
Tomic averaged 17 points, five rebounds and one block while leading Barcelona to a 4-0 record.
Barcelona is in first place in its Top-16 group.
Mar 02, 2013 9:34 PM EST
Nenad Krstic has been named the Euroleague Top-16, Game 9 MVP.
Krstic had 20 points, four rebounds and four assists in CSKA's 80-65 win over Alba Berlin.
Feb 02, 2013 5:27 PM EST
Rudy Fernandez has been named Euroleague's Top-16, Week 6 MVP.
Fernandez had 20 points and 13 rebounds in Real Madrid's 86-78 victory over CSKA.
Bobby Brown averaged 24 points, 4.75 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game for Siena.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points to go with four rebounds, two assists and two steals in an 85-82 win over Khimki.
Juan Carlos Navarro has become the first player in Euroleague history to score 3,000 career points.
Ricky Hickman scored 24 points with 17 coming in the fourth quarter in Maccabi's 91-73 win over Fenerbahce Ulker.
Bobby Brown could become a free agent this season due to financial issues with his Italian club Montepaschi Siena.
Bobby Brown went 12-for-18 from the field and 13-for-13 from the free throw line.
Bobby Brown went 12-for-18 from the floor and 13-for-13 from the line.
Maciej Lampe averaged 17 points in just 23 minutes per game in December to help lead Caja Laboral into the Top 16.
Ante Tomic had 12 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three blocks in just 21 minutes in Barcelona's 100-78 win over Fenerbahce Ulker.
The Euroleague Top-16 groups have been set with Real Madrid headlining Group E and Maccabi Tel Aviv in Group F.
Blake Schlib had 28 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Vassilis Spanoulis averaged 17.6 points and 6.8 assists per game.
Milos Teodosic had 19 points and nine assists without any turnovers in CSKA's 97-89 win over Brose Baskets.
Rudy Fernandez scored 23 points in 17 minutes in Real Madrid's 90-66 win over Lietuvos Rytas.
Kenyon Martin continues to look for an NBA contract.
Bobby Brown's performance index rating of 43 was the best in Euroleague play in three seasons.
Nov 01, 2012 | Euroleague.net
Sergio Lull helped lead Spain to the Olympic final last summer.
David Blatt led Russia to a gold medal at EuroBasket 2007 and a bronze at the 2012 Olympics.
Oct 25, 2012 | Euroleague.net
Sonny Weems earned the Euroleague MVP honor for week 2 of the regular season.
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Nikola Mirotic is expected to remain with Real Madrid for at least two more seasons.
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