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Alec Peters, CSKA: 'Unbelievable'

Alec Peters, CSKA: 'Unbelievable'

May 24, 2019
Alec Peters is a EuroLeague champion in his first season in the competition. The CSKA Moscow forward sums up his thoughts from the Final Four and the championship celebrations...
Dogus Balbay, Efes: 'It is a 50-50 game'

Dogus Balbay, Efes: 'It is a 50-50 game'

May 14, 2019
Anadolu Efes Istanbul captain Dogus Balbay has attended Final Fours before, but before he plays in one for the first time he shared his thoughts in the latest EuroLeague.net...
Alec Peters, CSKA: 'You got to leave it all out there'

Alec Peters, CSKA: 'You got to leave it all out there'

May 13, 2019
CSKA Moscow forward Alec Peters reflects on his first season in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague as he readies himself to battle for the championship at the Final Four in...
Nikola Kalinic, Fenerbahce: 'Keep fighting, keep playing'

Nikola Kalinic, Fenerbahce: 'Keep fighting, keep playing'

May 10, 2019
The runner-up for this season's Best Defender Trophy, forward Nikola Kalinic of Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, hopes that he will recover from injury in time to help his team get a...
Fabien Causeur, Real: 'The goal is to lift the trophy again'

Fabien Causeur, Real: 'The goal is to lift the trophy again'

May 09, 2019
Fabien Causeur was one of the stars of the championship game when Real Madrid won the title last season and he writes about how excited he is to defend the title in...
Dogus Balbay, Efes: 'This is a unique opportunity'

Dogus Balbay, Efes: 'This is a unique opportunity'

Apr 30, 2019
Anadolu Efes Istanbul guard Dogus Balbay checks in on the eve of a decisive Game 5 in his team's playoff series against FC Barcelona Lassa.
On practice: 'Practice is a holy part of our job'

On practice: 'Practice is a holy part of our job'

Apr 29, 2019
CSKA Moscow boss Dimitris Itoudis shares his insight on one of the most important parts of the game: practice.
Thomas Walkup, Zalgiris: 'This is not enough for us'

Thomas Walkup, Zalgiris: 'This is not enough for us'

Apr 24, 2019
In his latets post, Zalgiris Kaunas guard Thomas Walkup blogs about what went wrong in Game 3 of his team's EuroLeague Playoffs series against Fenerbahce and what has to...
Nikola Kalinic, Fenerbahce: 'Nothing is finished yet'

Nikola Kalinic, Fenerbahce: 'Nothing is finished yet'

Apr 21, 2019
Having unexpectedly lost Game 2 of the playoffs at home, forward Nikola Kalinic and Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul go to the court of Zalgiris Kaunas this week to prove why they won...
On social media: 'Fans, for us, are almost part of the team'

On social media: 'Fans, for us, are almost part of the team'

Apr 18, 2019
Pablo Laso, the two-time Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion head coach of Real Madrid, is an avid social media user.
Adam Hanga: 'We will give everything we have'

Adam Hanga: 'We will give everything we have'

Apr 16, 2019
After helping to get FC Barcelona back to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs, swingman Adam Hanga has his sights set on ending the team's five-year-old Final Four...
Matt Janning, Baskonia: 'Game 1 is always very important'

Matt Janning, Baskonia: 'Game 1 is always very important'

Apr 14, 2019
With the playoffs just around the corner, KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz guard Matt Janning delivers his latest blog post for EuroLeague.net.
Sasha Vezenkov: 'We will see what happens'

Sasha Vezenkov: 'We will see what happens'

Apr 03, 2019
Olympiacos Piraeus forward Sasha Vezenkov shares his feelings as his team prepares for its final regular season game with an outside chance of claiming a ticket to the playoffs.
On scouting: 'You have to be a couple of days ahead as a coach'

On scouting: 'You have to be a couple of days ahead as a coach'

Apr 02, 2019
One of the most well-respected young coaches in the game, Sarunas Jasikevicius of Zalgiris Kaunas uses scouting to get the most of his team.
Jeff Brooks, Milan: 'This is the EuroLeague'

Jeff Brooks, Milan: 'This is the EuroLeague'

Apr 02, 2019
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan shares what's going on in his mind as his team prepares for its must-win Round 30 game for a shot to reach the EuroLeague Playoffs.
Thomas Walkup, Zalgiris: 'We have to give everything'

Thomas Walkup, Zalgiris: 'We have to give everything'

Mar 28, 2019
With two rounds remaining in the regular season, Thomas Walkup knows how important each of Zalgiris Kaunas's games is. Walkup sums up his first EuroLeague campaign and looks...
Memories: 'Basketball took over'

Memories: 'Basketball took over'

Mar 26, 2019
David Blatt of Olympiacos Piraeus considers himself a European basketball coach. It was in the United States, however, that Blatt fell in love with the sport.
Dogus Balbay, Efes: 'We should never be satisfied'

Dogus Balbay, Efes: 'We should never be satisfied'

Mar 19, 2019
On the hunt for a top-four finish in the regular season, one year after finishing dead last, Anadolu Efes Istanbul blogger Dogus Balbay says his team is not about to succumb...
Fabien Causeur, Madrid: 'We need to polish our game'

Fabien Causeur, Madrid: 'We need to polish our game'

Mar 18, 2019
Coming off his best scoring performance since last spring's championship game victory, Fabien Causeur of Real Madrid returns with a blog post to explain how important the last...
Tarik Black: 'Feeling safe far from home'

Tarik Black: 'Feeling safe far from home'

Mar 13, 2019
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv center Tarik Black has now been living in Israel for more than half a year. In his latest EuroLeague.net blog entry, Black discussed living in that...
Jon Diebler, Darussafaka: 'Fenerbahce is the favorite'

Jon Diebler, Darussafaka: 'Fenerbahce is the favorite'

Mar 12, 2019
The view from the bottom of the standings may seem harsh, but Jon Diebler of Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul is here to tell you that his team sees every Turkish Airlines...
Petteri Koponen, Bayern: "We have to leave everything on the court"

Petteri Koponen, Bayern: "We have to leave everything on the court"

Mar 06, 2019
Caught in a race with teams who have been this way before, FC Bayern Munich will be relying on the experience of guard Petteri Koponen, whose blog returns in time for a big...
Alec Peters, CSKA: 'We are right where we want to be'

Alec Peters, CSKA: 'We are right where we want to be'

Mar 05, 2019
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague rookie Alec Peters returns for another blog entry to talk about CSKA Moscow's position and confidence going into the business end of the regular...
Adam Hanga: 'Great rivals are always needed in sports'

Adam Hanga: 'Great rivals are always needed in sports'

Feb 26, 2019
Adam Hanga of FC Barcelona Lassa talks about a few topics in his newest blog entry. The main one, of course, is the new edition of El Clasico against Real Madrid, happening...
Xavi Rabaseda: 'Social media is a good tool'

Xavi Rabaseda: 'Social media is a good tool'

Feb 18, 2019
Herbalife Gran Canaria veteran Xavi Rabaseda is among the many players who have engaged social media in order to connect with Turkish Airlines EuroLeague fans near and far.
Matt Janning, Baskonia: 'It's about taking care of business at home'

Matt Janning, Baskonia: 'It's about taking care of business at home'

Feb 05, 2019
As he and his teammates eye the playoffs that lead to a Final Four in their own city, sharp-shooting Matt Janning of KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz uses his latest blog to...
Jeff Brooks, Milan: 'It is put up or shut up time'

Jeff Brooks, Milan: 'It is put up or shut up time'

Jan 30, 2019
With two-thirds of the regular season behind us, Jeff Brooks of AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan checks in with his latest EuroLeague.net blog update in which he writes about...
Nikola Kalinic, Fenerbahce: 'You can see that the intensity is rising'

Nikola Kalinic, Fenerbahce: 'You can see that the intensity is rising'

Jan 29, 2019
From his team's perch at the very top of the standings, blogger Nikola Kalinic gives some thanks for Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul's fans, some ideas for changing the rules, and a...
Suad Sehovic, Buducnost: 'Beating Real Madrid was our highest-quality win'

Suad Sehovic, Buducnost: 'Beating Real Madrid was our highest-quality win'

Jan 23, 2019
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...
Sasha Vezenkov: 'Game by game; that is our motto'

Sasha Vezenkov: 'Game by game; that is our motto'

Jan 22, 2019
Fresh off his best game of 2019 and with his team riding high in the standings, Sasha Vezenkov of Olympiacos Piraeus checks in with his latest blog.
Tarik Black: 'Family is more important than anything else'

Tarik Black: 'Family is more important than anything else'

Jan 15, 2019
Tarik Black of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv shares more thoughtful insights on his life as a professional athlete in his second EuroLeague.net blog post.
Dogus Balbay: 'Our fans need to see us in the Final Four'

Dogus Balbay: 'Our fans need to see us in the Final Four'

Jan 15, 2019
Anadolu Efes Istanbul is unbeaten so far in 2019, and blogger Dogus Balbay is here to tell you that the team he captains has no plans to slow down anytime soon.
Thomas Walkup: 'You really have to have each other's back'

Thomas Walkup: 'You really have to have each other's back'

Jan 07, 2019
Zalgiris Kaunas forward Thomas Walkup lets fans behind the curtain on his season in the second edition of his EuroLeague.net blog. Read about how he spent his Christmas and...
Alec Peters: 'I hope 2019 will be even better'

Alec Peters: 'I hope 2019 will be even better'

Jan 03, 2019
Halfway through his maiden EuroLeague season, Alec Peters of CSKA Moscow is back for a second EuroLeague.net blog in which he sums up what he's seen so far and looks forward...
Fabien Causeur, Real Madrid: 'My five favourite TV series of all-time'

Fabien Causeur, Real Madrid: 'My five favourite TV series of all-time'

Jan 01, 2019
Fabien Causeur spends a lot of his travel time watching TV shows. For his latest EuroLeague.net blog entry, the Real Madrid guard reveals his five favourite TV series of...
Xavi Rabaseda: 'You have to give 100% or you will be punished'

Xavi Rabaseda: 'You have to give 100% or you will be punished'

Dec 25, 2018
Xavi Rabaseda of Herbalife Gran Canaria checks in with the latest post on his EuroLeague.net blog. Catch up with the ongoings of his team, which has captured a few impressive...
Petteri Koponen, Bayern: 'We can be a really dangerous team'

Petteri Koponen, Bayern: 'We can be a really dangerous team'

Dec 18, 2018
FC Bayern Munich has won three of its last four games to join the upper half of the standings, a progression that blogger Petteri Koponen says that fans can expect to see more...
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...
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...
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...
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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