Press January 2015

28 januaryParker is 2014 men's poy

For a second year in a row, Tony Parker has been voted as the 2014 FIBA Europe Men's Player of the Year.

26 januaryKhimki takes care of business in Tallinn

Khimki (Russia) defeated Kalev (Estonia) on the road, 94-70. After a competitive 1st quarter, Moscow Region took over, cruising to its 11th-straight victory in the league.

23 januaryBaloncesto Seville releases head coach Roth

Baloncesto Seville reached an agreement with head coach Scott Roth to terminate his contract, the club announced late Thursday. Roth, 51, was hired before the start of the season. Roth and Seville qualified to the Eurocup Last 32 with a 5-5 regular season but have started 0-3 in their new Group L.

23 januaryValencia, Coach Perasovic part ways

The reigning Eurocup champion will defend its title with a new coach after Valencia Basket announced Thursday that it has parted ways with Velimir Perasovic after more than three seasons together. The announcement came the morning after Valencia lost at home by 87-92 to CSU Asesoft Ploeisti, which had lost its first two Last 32 games by an average of 21.5 points. It was the first road win by a Romanian team over a Spanish opponent in official competition since 1973.

22 januaryKhimki hangs on for big 78-82 away win against PAOK

Khimki Moscow Region held on for a tough 78-82 road win at PAOK Thessaloniki on Tuesday to take over second place in Group J. Both teams came into the game tied 1-1, but after many ties and lead changes, the visitors pulled away in the final quarter and held off a late PAOK charge to win. Tyler Honeycutt led the winners with 14 points and had company in double figures. Petteri Koponen and Ruslan Pateev added 13 pints each, Tyrese Rice 11 and Marko Popovic 10. Khimki needed all their veteran leaders to withstand PAOK, which got 17 points from Marc Carter, 14 from Keith Langford and 10 from Julian Vaughn.

15 januaryKoponen leads Khimki past Limoges

Khimki Moscow Region bounced back from its initial loss in Last 32 Group J by downing Limoges CSP 79-70 at home on Wednesday. All four teams are tied at 1-1 in Group J. Khimki grabbed its 14th consecutive home win in Eurocup action. Petteri Koponen paced the winners with 24 points. Marko Popovic and Tyrese Rice each added 11 for Khimki.

8 januaryTimeout. James White: True Flight and United League TV present a new episode of Timeout.

8 januaryBisons picks up 4th win vs. Astana

Bisons (Finland) defeated Astana (Kazakhstan) at home, 85-76. The league rookies stayed focused for 40 minutes to put in perhaps their best performance of the season. Not surprisingly, Bisons knocked off visiting Astana in the process, securing their 4th win of the season.

8 januaryCavs Acquire Timofey Mozgov

The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired center Timofey Mozgov and a 2015 second round pick from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for two protected 2015 first round picks (via Oklahoma City and Memphis), Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced tonight.

8 januaryFoxTown Cantu scores big win over Khimki

FoxTown Cantu came up with a big home victory to start the Last 32 by knocking off Khimki Moscow Region 99-88. Damain Hollis scored 19 points and Darius Johnson-Odom had 18 points and 7 assists as six Cantu players scored in double figures. James Feldeine, DeQuan Jones, Stefano Gentile and Eric Williams all added 10 points for Cantu, which hit 53 percent of its shots from the field for the game and 94% of its free throws (17 of 18). Khimki, which shot 45% from the field, was led by Tyrese Rice’s 25 points while Petteri Koponen had 14 points and Sergey Monia collected 7 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks in the loss.