Press April 2011

29 aprilLokomotiv Kuban earn EuroChallenge Final birth

Lokomotiv Kuban — Spartak SP 74:64

29 aprilLyday's 39-point game gives him Player of the Week award

31-year old guard Terrell Lyday (190-G-79) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Unics Kazan and receives a Player of the Week award for round 23.

29 aprilNuggets feel Mozgov has the ability to join front-line rotation

For years, the Nuggets' low post has been occupied by Kenyon Martin and Nene, but it's possible that one — if not both — won't be with the Nuggets next season. Yet even if both big guys return, Denver still feels that Timofey Mozgov can crack the big-man rotation. And maybe even Kosta Koufos too.

28 aprilRimas Kurtinaitis: We deserved this victory

Head coach of the champion of VTB United League, the Russian club «Khimki» Rimas Kurtinaitis gave the interview to our web-site. The Lithuanian player well-known in the past and now the successful coach talked about the secrets of this triumph of the team, recalled the methods of the legendary Alexander Gomelsky, praised the victory of Kazan «Final four» tournament and game of the MVP Vitaliy Fridzon, and named two of the most stable team in the world basketball.

28 aprilSimone Pianigiani, Montepaschi Siena

As a son of Siena, 41-year-old head coach Simone Pianigiani has devoted his professional life to lifting his hometown club into Europe's elite. Pianigiani was an assistant coach when Montepaschi Siena won its very first trophy, the 2002 Saporta Cup, when it reached Euroleague Final Fours the next two seasons, and when it claimed its first Italian League crown in 2004.

28 aprilIvan Lazarev debuted for Triumph

Ivan Lazarev (205-C-91) debuted for Triumph as his new team played against the defending champions CSKA. No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked CSKA Moscow (15-8) beat bottom-ranked Triumph Lyubertsy (4-18) in Lubertsy 87-83 on Wednesday.

28 All-VTB League Awards 2010-11

Player of the Year: Marko Popovic (185-G-82) of Unics Russia
Guard of the Year: Marko Popovic (185-G-82) of Unics Russia
Forward of the Year: Kelly McCarty (201-F-75) of Unics Russia
Center of the Year: Maciej Lampe (210-C-85) of Unics Russia
Defensive Player of the Year: Shawn King (208-C-82) of Minsk-2006 Belarus
European Player of the Year: Maciej Lampe (210-C-85) of Unics Russia
Import Player of the Year: Steve Burtt (185-G-84) of Dnipro Ukraine
Coach of the Year: Sergio Scariolo of Khimky Russia

28 aprilOne Russian team will play the 2011 EuroChallenge Final next Sunday

The first 2011 FIBA EuroChallenge semi-final to be played on Friday will be an all-Russian affair as Spartak Saint Petersburg will take on Lokomotiv Kuban.

28 aprilPBL Round 23:CSKA and Unics grab road victories

The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute susprises and upsets.

26 aprilTurkish Airlines presents the Crazy Dunkers to soar into their second Final Four!

The high-flying Crazy Dunkers presented by Turkish Airlines have done it before and now they are back for a second time to thrill the fans at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four 2011 Barcelona.