Interviews

Coach Pablo Laso, Real Madrid: 'We had to reinvent ourselves'

Coach Pablo Laso, Real Madrid: 'We had to reinvent ourselves'

May 31, 2018
By leading Real Madrid to their second title together, Coach Pablo Laso made history for himself and his club. In this interview, Laso reflects on what made Madrid such a...
Luka Doncic, Real Madrid: 'Some of us cannot still believe it!'

Luka Doncic, Real Madrid: 'Some of us cannot still believe it!'

May 28, 2018
Nobody had dominated European basketball at such a young age the way that Luka Doncic of Real Madrid has. The freshly-crowned EuroLeague champion, EuroLeague MVP and Final...
Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA Moscow: 'I cannot describe what it means to be in a Final Four'

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA Moscow: 'I cannot describe what it means to be in a Final Four'

May 15, 2018
Before Dimitris Itoudis leads CSKA Moscow into its seventh straight Final Four - and their fourth together, he reviews the season and looks ahead to the semifinals in this...
Sarunas Jasikevicius, Zalgiris: 'We know we can beat anybody – we've proven it'

Sarunas Jasikevicius, Zalgiris: 'We know we can beat anybody – we've proven it'

May 15, 2018
Whatever the newcomers from Zalgiris Kaunas have going for and against them as they aim for glory in Belgrade, they can take stock in a head coach who knows one thing above...
Pablo Laso, Real Madrid: 'We will see the best basketball in Europe'

Pablo Laso, Real Madrid: 'We will see the best basketball in Europe'

May 15, 2018
Real Madrid head coach Pablo Laso has led his team through a tumultuous season to reach their fifth EuroLeague Final Four in six seasons. He reflects on the season and looks...
Zeljko Obradovic: Belgrade is a very interesting city

Zeljko Obradovic: Belgrade is a very interesting city

May 15, 2018
For his first continental crown in 1992, Obradovic took a Belgrade team, Partizan, to Istanbul and won it all. Now, chasing his 10th EuroLeague title, Coach Zeljko Obradovic...
Edgaras Ulanovas, Zalgiris: 'It is all about the effort'

Edgaras Ulanovas, Zalgiris: 'It is all about the effort'

May 10, 2018
Hometown hero Edgaras Ulanovas remembers what is what like when Zalgiris won its first EuroLeague crown in 1999 and now, as one of the top players on the squad this season, is...
Nicolo Melli, Fenerbahce: 'I'm trying to enjoy the moment'

Nicolo Melli, Fenerbahce: 'I'm trying to enjoy the moment'

May 09, 2018
Before he heads to his first Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four, Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul big man Nicolo Melli spoke about what it took to get here and what awaits in...
Nikita Kurbanov, CSKA Moscow: 'We have plenty of experience'

Nikita Kurbanov, CSKA Moscow: 'We have plenty of experience'

May 08, 2018
A two-time EuroLeague champion and a veteran of seven Final Fours, forward Nikita Kurbanov of CSKA Moscow is the perfect person to talk to for an understanding of CSKA's...
Sergio Llull, Madrid: 'Very happy to be back'

Sergio Llull, Madrid: 'Very happy to be back'

May 07, 2018
After missing nearly all of the season recovering from a torn ACL, reigning EuroLeague MVP Sergio Llull returned in the playoffs to help Real Madrid advance to the Final Four...
Arturas Milaknis, Zalgiris: 'We need to reach this Final Four'

Arturas Milaknis, Zalgiris: 'We need to reach this Final Four'

Apr 23, 2018
This week's playoff games between Zalgiris and Olympiacos can be expected to be played in a festive, yet cauldron-like atmosphere. Though this is the first playoff series for...
Jan Vesely, Fenerbahce: 'The mindset is the most important thing'

Jan Vesely, Fenerbahce: 'The mindset is the most important thing'

Apr 17, 2018
Now in his fourth season with the club, Fenerbahce big man Jan Vesely has led his team to the playoffs each season and is eyeing his fourth consecutive Final Four. Before...
Toko Shengelia, Baskonia: 'We play with a lot of aggressiveness'

Toko Shengelia, Baskonia: 'We play with a lot of aggressiveness'

Apr 03, 2018
Now in his fifth EuroLeague campaign and fourth in a row with Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz, EuroLeague MVP for March Toko Shengelia is posting career-best numbers across the...
Aaron White: 'We have beaten a lot of great teams'

Aaron White: 'We have beaten a lot of great teams'

Mar 27, 2018
One of the main men for Zalgiris in its first playoff season since the turn of the century is power forward Aaron White, who spoke about his team and his debut EuroLeague...
Cory Higgins, CSKA: 'We got tougher mentally'

Cory Higgins, CSKA: 'We got tougher mentally'

Mar 20, 2018
As CSKA Moscow aims to clinch first place at home on Wednesday against Olympiacos Piraeus, the only team it has yet to beat this season, shooting guard Cory Higgins...
Jonah Bolden, Maccabi: 'I'm just scratching the surface'

Jonah Bolden, Maccabi: 'I'm just scratching the surface'

Mar 14, 2018
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv's Australian forward Jonah Bolden is only 22 years old, but plays a big role for the team as it looks to finish the regular season strong and advance to...
Milko Bjelica, Crvena Zvezda: 'We're also a playoff candidate'

Milko Bjelica, Crvena Zvezda: 'We're also a playoff candidate'

Mar 07, 2018
Milko Bjelica is one of Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade's most-experienced players and is certain to be a focal point as his team makes a late run to try to snatch a playoff berth....
Alexey Shved, Khimki: 'Thank you to everybody'

Alexey Shved, Khimki: 'Thank you to everybody'

Feb 27, 2018
Khimki Moscow Region's star guard Alexey Shved has been unstoppable all season long and excelled over the past month to be chosen as the EuroLeague MVP for February. He...
Erick Green, Valencia: 'Doing a lot with what we have'

Erick Green, Valencia: 'Doing a lot with what we have'

Feb 20, 2018
One shining bright spot of consistency for Valencia Basket has been shooting guard Erick Green, who ranks fourth among EuroLeague scorers as he leads his new team against his...
Tyler Honeycutt, Khimki: 'We still have to see our full potential'

Tyler Honeycutt, Khimki: 'We still have to see our full potential'

Feb 06, 2018
Khimki Moscow Region has not had a full roster at any point this season, but definitely got better when athletic forward Tyler Honeycutt returned to action. Honeycutt missed...
Nando De Colo, CSKA: 'This is the best thing that happened to me'

Nando De Colo, CSKA: 'This is the best thing that happened to me'

Jan 30, 2018
With his new January award, Nando De Colo of CSKA Moscow has become just the fourth player to be MVP of the Month three times, although his sights are set on a bigger trophy...
Thomas Heurtel: 'I expect great things from us'

Thomas Heurtel: 'I expect great things from us'

Jan 24, 2018
One of the great assist men in EuroLeague history, Thomas Heurtel of FC Barcelona Lassa has played a key role in his team’s recent resurgence. He discusses Barcelona’s recent...
Errick McCollum, Efes: 'What better way to test yourself?'

Errick McCollum, Efes: 'What better way to test yourself?'

Jan 16, 2018
Anadolu Efes Istanbul leading scorer Errick McCollum has reunited with head coach Ergin Ataman as the team tries to rise from the bottom of the standings by challenging three...
James Feldeine, Crvena Zvezda: ‘We have a thing going'

James Feldeine, Crvena Zvezda: ‘We have a thing going'

Jan 10, 2018
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade is on the rise and the play of James Feldeine is a big reason why. Feldeine spoke to EuroLeague.net about his team’s play so far this season.
Paulius Jankunas, Zalgiris: 'We have to try to get even better'

Paulius Jankunas, Zalgiris: 'We have to try to get even better'

Jan 02, 2018
Zalgiris Kaunas has enjoyed a strong start to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season – and a tremendous finish to 2017 – to climb into a tie for third place with a 10-5...
Arturas Gudaitis, Milan: 'We prepare for war in practice'

Arturas Gudaitis, Milan: 'We prepare for war in practice'

Dec 26, 2017
Arturas Gudaitis comes off the AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan bench with a take-no-prisoners attitude. We learn more about the center in this interview.
James Augustine, Unicaja: 'We'll keep fighting, I know that'

James Augustine, Unicaja: 'We'll keep fighting, I know that'

Dec 19, 2017
As an offensive rebounder on a team that loves to crash the boards, James Augustine fits Unicaja Malaga like a hand in a glove, and the team's scoring outburst in his...
Kyle Hines, CSKA: ‘Big expectations within and outside our team'

Kyle Hines, CSKA: ‘Big expectations within and outside our team'

Dec 13, 2017
One of the most successful players on first-place CSKA Moscow’s roster is 31-year-old big man Kyle Hines, who has been to each of the last seven Final Fours and won three...
Nick Calathes, Panathinaikos: 'We have the team to be at the top'

Nick Calathes, Panathinaikos: 'We have the team to be at the top'

Dec 05, 2017
The MVP for November, Nick Calathes of Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens, believes that his team's ongoing five-game winning streak is a good sign of what the Greens are capable...
Brian Roberts, Olympiacos: 'Fans are a big part of our success'

Brian Roberts, Olympiacos: 'Fans are a big part of our success'

Nov 28, 2017
In the nine-game absence of Vassilis Spanoulis, Olympiacos Piraeus has turned to newcomers like Brian Roberts to keep the team at the top of the standings again.
Rodrigue Beaubois, Baskonia: 'Focused on my team doing well'

Rodrigue Beaubois, Baskonia: 'Focused on my team doing well'

Nov 21, 2017
His game-winner and great shooting percentages have helped Rodrigue Beaubois and Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz turn their season around with three consecutive victories.
Vasilije Micic, Zalgiris: ‘Nice to be a small part of history'

Vasilije Micic, Zalgiris: ‘Nice to be a small part of history'

Nov 13, 2017
Zalgiris Kaunas has not had an easy schedule to start the season with five of its first seven games on the road, but comes into Round 7 with a 3-3 record. One of the reasons...
Augustine Rubit, Brose Bamberg: 'A blessing to be here'

Augustine Rubit, Brose Bamberg: 'A blessing to be here'

Nov 07, 2017
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague newcomer Augustine Rubit has fit right in during his first games in the competition to help Brose Bamberg to a winning start. The subject of this...
Luka Doncic, Real Madrid: 'You have to find the motivation'

Luka Doncic, Real Madrid: 'You have to find the motivation'

Oct 31, 2017
The boy wonder of basketball, the youngest-ever Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP of the Month, says: 'It means a lot. It is another reason to be motivated.'
Alexey Shved, Khimki: 'I want to win the EuroLeague'

Alexey Shved, Khimki: 'I want to win the EuroLeague'

Oct 23, 2017
Among the four undefeated teams through the first two rounds of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season can be found three of the past four continental champions… and...
Pierre Jackson, Maccabi: 'You'll see a lot of different flavors this year'

Pierre Jackson, Maccabi: 'You'll see a lot of different flavors this year'

Oct 17, 2017
There was no shortage of breakout performances in the opening round of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague this season, but the one that stood out the most was from Maccabi FOX...
Kostas Sloukas, Fenerbahce: ‘My life is basketball'

Kostas Sloukas, Fenerbahce: ‘My life is basketball'

Oct 10, 2017
With three Turkish Airlines EuroLeague titles to his name at age 27, Kostas Sloukas of Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul tells Euroleague.net that his boyhood basketball dreams have...
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