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Jon Diebler: 'Our team will continue to fight'

Jon Diebler: 'Our team will continue to fight'

Dec 11, 2018
In the latest edition of his EuroLeague.net blog, Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul sharpshooter Jon Diebler fills fans in on how he started celebrating the holiday season in...
Nikola Kalinic, Fenerbahce: 'We are hungrier than last year'

Nikola Kalinic, Fenerbahce: 'We are hungrier than last year'

Dec 11, 2018
With his team in first place and playing like wildfire, Nikola Kalinic of Fenerbahce Istanbul offers his thoughts on motivation, inspiration and more in his last blog of 2018.
Matt Janning: 'I am excited to finish the year on a good note'

Matt Janning: 'I am excited to finish the year on a good note'

Dec 05, 2018
Matt Janning of KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz is optimistic that his team will finish 2018 on a strong note. Read more of the veteran guard's thoughts in his latest...
Coaches Corner, Georgios Bartzokas, Khimki: 'Basketball was always the main thing in our lives'

Coaches Corner, Georgios Bartzokas, Khimki: 'Basketball was always the main thing in our lives'

Dec 04, 2018
His promising playing career was cut short by injuries, and then he waited beyond age 40 to become a first-time head coach. But Georgios Bartzokas of Khimki Moscow Region sure...
Sasha Vezenkov: 'The EuroLeague is like a roller-coaster this year'

Sasha Vezenkov: 'The EuroLeague is like a roller-coaster this year'

Dec 04, 2018
Olympiacos Piraeus is rolling with three straight wins and faces a tough test with a trip to Zalgiris Kaunas next, which is a perfect time for forward Sasha Vezenkov to check...
Adam Hanga: "We are in good shape"

Adam Hanga: "We are in good shape"

Nov 28, 2018
Adam Hanga of FC Barcelona Lassa checks in with his second EuroLeague.net blog post of the season and discusses his team's excellent form heading into this week's clash with...
Jeff Brooks, Milan: "To have success, you have to sacrifice."

Jeff Brooks, Milan: "To have success, you have to sacrifice."

Nov 28, 2018
Jeff Brooks is one of the team leaders for red-hot AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan and as such he has a unique voice on how team's success this season, which he shares in the...
Team psychology: 'There is a line between ambitious and selfish'

Team psychology: 'There is a line between ambitious and selfish'

Nov 27, 2018
One of the most important aspects of coaching is psychological: motivating players and keeping the whole team focused and engaged. The master of European coaches, Zeljko...
Suad Sehovic, Buducnost: 'It will take time for teams to break our record'

Suad Sehovic, Buducnost: 'It will take time for teams to break our record'

Nov 22, 2018
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica veteran Suad Sehovic was elated to finally make his EuroLeague debut at age 31, and soon after that happened, he and his teammates smashed a...
Anthony Gill, Khimki: 'We have a fighting spirit'

Anthony Gill, Khimki: 'We have a fighting spirit'

Nov 20, 2018
Khimki Moscow Region forward Anthony Gill is back with his second EuroLeague.net blog post of the season.
Tarik Black: 'This kid from Memphis is blessed beyond measure'

Tarik Black: 'This kid from Memphis is blessed beyond measure'

Nov 14, 2018
Center Tarik Black of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv has agreed to periodically share his feelings during his first season with Maccabi with fans on EuroLeague.net. Here is the first...
Basketball Memories, Salva Maldonado: 'Basketball was like a disease for me'

Basketball Memories, Salva Maldonado: 'Basketball was like a disease for me'

Nov 13, 2018
Long before they were walking the sidelines in suits and ties, Turkish Airlines EuroLeague head coaches were fans and players. Herbalife Gran Canaria boss Salva Maldonado...
Dogus Balbay: 'I can say we are hungrier now'

Dogus Balbay: 'I can say we are hungrier now'

Nov 13, 2018
Anadolu Efes Istanbul team captain Dogus Balbay has already hit a game-winner this season, and he starts his EuroLeague.net blog emphasizing the importance of his team's next...
Alec Peters: 'I know my impact is going to come in a big way'

Alec Peters: 'I know my impact is going to come in a big way'

Nov 07, 2018
Alec Peters has agreed to occasionally blog for EuroLeague.net and share what his mindset is as he travels across the Old Continent for the first time, adjusts to European...
Nikola Kalinic: "We are ready, like we showed in Kaunas"

Nikola Kalinic: "We are ready, like we showed in Kaunas"

Nov 07, 2018
The newest addition to the EuroLeague.net blogging family is Nikola Kalinic of Fenerbahce Istanbul. So far in his three seasons with Fenerbahce, Kalinic has been to three...
Pre-game preparation: 'The motivation has to be personal'

Pre-game preparation: 'The motivation has to be personal'

Nov 06, 2018
Learn how Darussafaka Tefken Istanbul head coach Ahmet Caki readies his team for games in the final few hours before tip-off. Coach Caki details the timeline of his pre-game...
Thomas Walkup: 'It is like a party at Zalgirio Arena!'

Thomas Walkup: 'It is like a party at Zalgirio Arena!'

Oct 31, 2018
EuroLeague rookie Thomas Walkup is enjoying everything he has seen from the top level of European basketball this season with Zalgiris Kaunas. In the first edition of his...
Xavi Rabaseda: "This is something historic for this club"

Xavi Rabaseda: "This is something historic for this club"

Oct 30, 2018
Herbalife Gran Canaria's Xavi Rabaseda brings a different perspective to his club's maiden Turkish Airlines EuroLeague campaign. As a veteran of three previous EuroLeague...
Jon Diebler, Darussafaka: 'Our chemistry has been great'

Jon Diebler, Darussafaka: 'Our chemistry has been great'

Oct 24, 2018
Jon Diebler of Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul, the only Turkish Airlines EuroLeague player ever to make more than 80 three-pointers at a rate of 50% or higher, debuts his blog as...
Petteri Koponen, Bayern: 'We have a team and the players to be competitive'

Petteri Koponen, Bayern: 'We have a team and the players to be competitive'

Oct 23, 2018
Now in his fifth EuroLeague season, Petteri Koponen is among the most experienced players on his new club, FC Bayern Munich.
Fabien Causeur, Madrid: 'When you win, you want to win again!'

Fabien Causeur, Madrid: 'When you win, you want to win again!'

Oct 17, 2018
One player who will never forget 2018 is Real Madrid shooting guard Fabien Causeur, who won a EuroLeague title and got married a couple of months later. Fabien brings his...
Stephane Lasme, Panathinaikos: "I feel like I never left"

Stephane Lasme, Panathinaikos: "I feel like I never left"

Oct 15, 2018
After having been the Best Defender in 2013 and an All-EuroLeague selection in 2014 with Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, center Stephane Lasme is wearing green again and feels like...
Matt Janning: "Every team is a work in progress"

Matt Janning: "Every team is a work in progress"

Oct 09, 2018
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz guard and new father Matt Janning will blog for EuroLeague.net this season about what is going on at home and on and off the court with his...
Sasha Vezenkov, Olympiacos: 'It is now time to win games'

Sasha Vezenkov, Olympiacos: 'It is now time to win games'

Oct 08, 2018
In his fourth Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season, but first with Olympiacos Piraeus, young forward Sasha Vezenkov is in a familiar setting, Greece, and excited to blog all...
Suad Sehovic, Buducnost: 'We will surely give our absolute best'

Suad Sehovic, Buducnost: 'We will surely give our absolute best'

Sep 26, 2018
In his sixth season with Buducnost VOLI Podgorica, forward Suad Sehovic couldn't be happier not only to make his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debut with the club, but also to...
Adam Hanga: "We have a lot of talent and potential"

Adam Hanga: "We have a lot of talent and potential"

Sep 19, 2018
It has been a tough pre-season for FC Barcelona Lassa's high-flying swingman Adam Hanga, who underwent knee surgery in June.
Anthony Gill, Khimki: "I want to make sure that I make people smile"

Anthony Gill, Khimki: "I want to make sure that I make people smile"

Sep 12, 2018
Among the most exciting and successful rookies in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague last season was Anthony Gill of Khimki Moscow Region, who proved vitally important to his...
Jeff Brooks, AX Milan: 'It is really nice to be back in Italy'

Jeff Brooks, AX Milan: 'It is really nice to be back in Italy'

Sep 07, 2018
Veteran forward Jeff Brooks of AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan will play his fourth Turkish Airlines EuroLeague campaign this season and is happy to be back in Italy, near...
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