Euroleague Wiretap

Pau Gasol Signs With Barcelona

Feb 23, 2021 3:17 PM

Pau Gasol has announced he has signed with Barcelona. 

Gasol signed with the Portland Trail Blazers before the 19-20 season but never appeared in any games.

Gasol began his professional career with Barcelona in 1998.

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Nikola Mirotic Signs Extension With Barcelona Through 24-25

Sep 25, 2020 1:51 PM

Nikola Mirotic has signed an extension with Barcelona through the 24-25 season.

Mirotic was previously on a deal through 2022 with an option for 2023.

Mirotic was named Liga Endesa MVP on the back of his 19.5 points and 5.7 rebounds a game.

“I’m very happy and very grateful to the club for this new opportunity," said Mirotic. "I’m happy to have extended my contract. 2025 sounds great. So many years wearing this shirt and hopefully achieving further success. I look forward to repaying that trust.

“The club has trusted in me ever since I arrived. Everyone knows it is never easy to come back from the US, but the club has given me everything. They wanted to bring me here, the fans have been good to me, the energy is great and I have often said how surprised I have seen to be so well received.”

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EuroLeague Releases 20-21 Regular Season Schedule With Oct. 1 Start Date

Jun 24, 2020 3:00 PM

The EuroLeague has released their full 20-21 regular season schedule of 34 rounds with the openers set for October 1, 2020.

The first two-round week of the season will be Rounds 3 and 4 in mid-October.

EuroLeague canceled its 19-20 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The regular season is due to finish on April 9, 2021.

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EuroLeague Cancels Remainder Of 19-20 Season

May 26, 2020 10:11 AM

EuroLeague has canceled the remainder of the 19-20 season.

The league was suspended on March 12th due to COVID-19, but they had hoped to return.

The Executive Board decided not to recognize any team as the champion for the 2019-20 EuroLeague, nor the EuroCup.

Statement from Euroleague Basketball President & CEO Jordi Bertomeu:

"Without a doubt, this is the most difficult decision we have had to take in our 20-year history. Due to reasons beyond our control, we have been forced to cut short the most successful and exciting season in European basketball history. This comes after two and a half months in which all the league's stakeholders maintained their determination and exhausted every possible avenue in trying to deliver a complete and uniquely special season to our fans, whose passion is the driving force for all our efforts. That is our commitment and our passion every single season, and so falling short due to forces beyond anyone's control is what saddens us most. Nonetheless, record-breaking data showing how much our fans enjoyed the games to date gives us more energy than ever to start planning for an even better 2020-21 season.

"I am especially proud of how the EuroLeague and EuroCup communities have remained united in incredibly tough times. Proud of our clubs and their ownership for the courage in their decisions and for their generous contributions to their communities in such difficult times. Proud of our commercial partners, who have shown their continued commitment to and belief in our brand and what it represents. Proud of our players, coaches and referees who have been supportive and understanding throughout. Proud of our fans, who have remained close to us and have constantly expressed how much they wanted the competitions to come back. This is an extraordinary community, and we are privileged to be a part of it.

"Obviously, we had many motivations to resume the 2019-20 season, but in such an exceptional situation, we have to put people’s health first and ahead of any other interest: our players, our coaches, our referees, our clubs, their staff, our league staff, our broadcasters, and all of their families. By doing so, we stay true to our beliefs and what we stand for.

"In the coming months we only have one mission: to do everything in our power to help our communities come back stronger, and to build the best version of ourselves – on and off the court – for when we can be reunited with the fans. This is not an end, but rather a new beginning.”

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EuroLeague To Decide Whether To Continue Or Cancel Season By May 24th

Apr 24, 2020 12:20 PM

The EuroLeague has announced they will make a decision on whether to resume or complete their season by May 24th.

If they decide to resume the season, they will quarantine from May 29th to June 11th if necessary. Training camp will run from June 12th until July 2nd with games being played in a central venue from July 4th to July 26th.

The EuroLeague also reached an agreement with its players association with players receiving 80 percent of their yearly salary if the season is canceled and 85 percent if the season resumes.

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

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