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Final Four FAN Mail: Oscar Torres, CSKA Moscow

Apr 29, 2007
It is rare enough for any player to join the defending Euroleague champions in midseason. When that player is a 31-year-old veteran who has never played in the competition...

Final Four FAN Mail: Jiri Welsch, Unicaja

Apr 29, 2007
In his return to the Euroleague after four seasons, Unicaja swingman Jiri Welsch brings confidence that his underdog team can get the job done in what is the first Final Four...

Final Four FAN Mail: Kaya Peker, Tau Ceramica

Apr 29, 2007
His many far-flung fans made it clear that Turkish big man Kaya Peker of Tau Ceramica have their best wishes for good luck at the Final Four. Peker, on the other hand, made it...

Final Four FAN Mail: Dejan Tomasevic, Panathinaikos

Apr 29, 2007
If any player can appreciate how difficult it is to reach and win a Final Four, it might be Dejan Tomasevic of Panathinaikos. The veteran center played his first Final Four in...

FAN Mail: Kaya Peker, Tau Ceramica

Apr 23, 2007
After having come close several times before, Tau Ceramica big man Kaya Peker is going to a Final Four for the first time. Peker has been a part-time starter and one of Tau's...

FAN Mail: Oscar Torres, CSKA Moscow

Apr 23, 2007
Unlike almost any other player going to the Final Four, winning the Euroleague title was not a goal for Oscar Torres when this season began. That changed in February, when he...

FAN Mail: Dejan Tomasevic, Panathinaikos

Apr 23, 2007
One of the signature players of his generation in Europe, center Dejan Tomasevic of Panathinaikos is headed to his first Final Four of the decade. Few players bring more...

FAN Mail: Jiri Welsch, Unicaja

Apr 23, 2007
After a four-year hiatus, Jiri Welsch returned to the Euroleague this season and played a central role in helping Unicaja to reach its first Final Four. As a nearly full-time...

Fan Mail answers: Pini Gershon, Olympiacos

Apr 02, 2007
It comes as no surprise that one of the most successful coaches in the world, Pini Gershon, generated plenty Fan Mail from all sorts of countries, nor that the Olympiacos boss...

Fan Mail answers: Sani Becirovic

Mar 13, 2007
Considering the way he has led his team through an undefeated Top 16 to early qualification to the Quarterfinal Playoffs, it is no wonder that the Fan Mail arrived in droves...

Fan Mail: Gordon Herbert, Pau-Orthez

Feb 26, 2007
After guiding Pau-Orthez to the Top 16 for the first time in three years, fans across Europe bombarded head coach Gordon Herbert with questions about a range of topics from...

Fan Mail answers: Pepe Sanchez, Unicaja

Feb 12, 2007
One thing is for certain after reading the Fan Mail for Pepe Sanchez of Unicaja: Fans around the world consider him to be one of the unique players in modern basketball. And...

FAN MAIL answers: Oktay Mahmuti, Efes Pilsen

Jan 22, 2007
It was apparent from the nearly 100 questions he received from all over Europe and beyond that Fan Mail guest Oktay Mahmuti, head coach of Efes Pilsen, has already made a huge...

Fan Mail answers: Tal Burstein, Maccabi Elite

Jan 08, 2007
It would be hard to find a player anywhere born 1980 or later who has had such pro success as Tal Burstein of Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv. Just 26 years old, Burstein counts three...

FAN MAIL: Sasa Obradovic, RheinEnergie

Dec 19, 2006
You know a player was loved when fans invent a song by putting his name to a Beatles tune and then remember it almost a decade later. Such remembrances were among the Fan Mail...

FAN MAIL answers: Tanoka Beard, Zalgiris

Dec 05, 2006
The broad number of countries represented amid an avalanche of questions sent for star center Tanoka Beard of Zalgiris Kaunas say one thing loud and clear: our latest Fan Mail...

Fan Mail answers: Drazen Anzulovic, Cibona

Nov 21, 2006
The spirit of persistence that has helped Cibona fight the good fight in recent Euroleague seasons was very much evident in how our first head coach Fan Mail guest, Drazen...

FAN MAIL answers: Nikos Zisis, Benetton

Nov 06, 2006
At just 23 years old, Nikos Zisis of Benetton is already a European champ, Italian League winner, World Championships silver medalist and something of a survivor. And as he...

FAN MAIL with CSKA'S David Andersen!

Oct 10, 2006
Back from injury and ready to help defend CSKA's Euroleague title, David Andersen has been participating in NBA Europe Live for the last days. First, he and CSKA toppled the...

Fan Mail: Serkan Erdogan, Tau Ceramica

Apr 20, 2006
Hoping to become just the second Turk to ever become Euroleague champion, shooting ace Serkan Erdogan of Tau Ceramica pumped in 24 points in decisive Game 3 of the...

Fan Mail: Derrick Sharp, Maccabi Elite

Apr 19, 2006
The miracle maker is back in the Final Four! Maccabi captain Derrick Sharp has been wearing yellow and blue for 10 seasons, providing the team's devoted fans with some...

Fan Mail: Trajan Langdon, CSKA Moscow

Apr 19, 2006
The first team to reach the Final Four was CSKA Moscow, and among of its biggest guns all season was Trajan Langdon, who earned Euroleague April MVP honors due to his shooting...

Fan Mail: Gianluca Basile, Winterthur FCB

Apr 19, 2006
One of the best shooters in Europe, Gianluca Basile of Winterthur FC Barcelona is virtually unstoppable when his on fire due to his unlimited range and quick release. He...

Fan Mail: Marco Belinelli, Climamio Bologna

Mar 06, 2006
One of the most exciting young players in the world, Marco Belinelli of Climamio Bologna, is also one of the few teenagers in basketball who can attract Fan Mail from more...

Fan Mail: Dirk Bauermann, GHP Bamberg

Feb 07, 2006
In little more than half a year, our latest Fan Mail guest has become a domestic title winner, a silver medalist at the European Championships and the head coach of the first...

Fan Mail: Vassilis Spanoulis, Panathinaikos

Jan 16, 2006
Among the players living a charmed rookie season in the Euroleague, perhaps none has it so good so far as our latest Fan Mail guest, Vassilis Spanoulis of Panathinaikos. As a...

Fan Mail: Jonas Kazlauskas, Olympiacos

Jan 03, 2006
Questions poured in from around the world for head coach Fan Mail with Jonas Kazlauskas of Olympiacos, whose team is on the rise as it rolls into 2006 with a big Group B game...

Fan Mail: Will Solomon, Maccabi Elite

Dec 12, 2005
Having won titles at every step of his career in Europe so far, Maccabi point guard Will Solomon has come to expect success. The same can be said not only for Maccabi...

Fan Mail: Carlo Recalcati, Montepaschi Siena

Nov 29, 2005
Some answers can only come from the vantage point of hard-earned experience. Such is very much the case with the answers to the first Fan Mail questions sent to a Euroleague...

Fan Mail: Mickael Gelabale, Real Madrid

Nov 14, 2005
The first Fan Mail guest of 205-06 burst on the Euroleague scene last season with a combination of showmanship and calmness that is rare to see in such a young player. A year...
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