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Ottawa Skyhawks blocked from NBL

Ottawa Skyhawks blocked from NBL

After a troubled off season the Ottawa SkyHawks have been denied permission to enter and participate in the Canadian NBL for the coming 2014/2015 season. The National Basketball League of…

Manu Ginobili adds to Argentina woes

Manu Ginobili adds to Argentina woes

Manu Ginobili has not been given permission to join the Argentine contingent at this year’s World Cup after the San Antonio Spurs said he could not play the tournament. The…

Shelly Sterling wins case, can sell Clips

Shelly Sterling wins case, can sell Clips

Los Angeles, California – Judge Michael Levanas has ruled in favor of Shelly Sterling, estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, allowing her to proceed with her negotiated…

Donald Sterling sues wife and NBA for damages

Donald Sterling sues wife and NBA for damages

NBA – There are new twists and turns in the saga involving embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the fate of his basketball franchise. On Monday Sterling had…

Matrixx Magixx withdraws from Dutch league

Matrixx Magixx withdraws from Dutch league

The Matrixx Magixx Wijchen will not be participating in the Dutch Eredivisie league this coming season. The team lost Nijmegen as their main sponsor and found themselves in financial difficulty…

Sacramento Kings win Vegas Summer League

Sacramento Kings win Vegas Summer League

NBA – The Sacramento Kings capped off the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League in style by defeating the Houston Rockets 77-68 to win the tournament. They were led by game-MVP…

CZG Veroli sanctioned after BAT ruling

CZG Veroli sanctioned after BAT ruling

On June 26, 2014 CZG Veroli (Italy-A2 Gold) was sanctioned by FIBA following its continued breach of an award issued by the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT). The award being referred…

P.J. Hairston to be charged with assault

P.J. Hairston to be charged with assault

Newly drafted Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston (198 cm, North Carolina’14) is not starting his NBA career on the right foot. The former Tar Heel and 26th pick in the…

Sophomores shine in Orlando Summer League

Sophomores shine in Orlando Summer League

Over the weekend the annual Orlando Summer League (July 5-11) 2014 kicked off. Participating teams consist of players who have been in the league three years or less. In the…

Simone Berti wins arbitration vs. Veroli

Simone Berti wins arbitration vs. Veroli

Italian player Simone Berti (196 cm) filed a claim versus former club CZG Veroli at the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT) for outstanding salaries and interest. The arbitrator of the case…

No Lowry and Gortat, Riley’s options dwindle

No Lowry and Gortat, Riley’s options dwindle

Two of the Miami Heat’s top free agent targets are now spoken for and Heat president Pat Riley’s options to surround his “Big 3″ with talent are now dwindling. The…

Andrew Wiggins is No.1 in 2014 NBA Draft

Andrew Wiggins is No.1 in 2014 NBA Draft

The Cleveland Cavaliers chose to use their first overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft on a promising, athletic player from Canada in Andrew Wiggins (203 cm, Kansas’14). Going into…

NBA trades on eve of 2014 Draft

NBA trades on eve of 2014 Draft

It’s the eve of what is expected to be a very busy 2014 NBA Draft Day and already several teams are positioning themselves to improve their rosters for the upcoming…

Philippine NT to play vs. NBA All-Stars

Philippine NT to play vs. NBA All-Stars

Smart Gilas Pilipinas (Philippine NT) is set to play in a charity game against a select group of NBA “All-Stars” this coming July 22-23. The event which is being called “Gilas’…

Will Thomas wins arbitration vs. Karsiyaka

Will Thomas wins arbitration vs. Karsiyaka

American-Georgian  player Will Thomas (203 cm) and his agent Mario Scotti filed a claim against Pinar Karsiyaka Spor Kulubu (Turkey-TBL) at the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT). Both men were seeking…

David Blatt receives offer from Cavs

David Blatt receives offer from Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers have officially offered Israeli-American David Blatt the opportunity to fill their vacant head coaching job. The team has done their due diligence and have met with the…

Galatasaray will not play decisive TBL title game

Galatasaray will not play decisive TBL title game

The final series of the Turkish TBL has been plunged into chaos just two days before the seventh and decisive game between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray. The two rivals have battled…

Ettore Messina leaves CSKA Moscow

Ettore Messina leaves CSKA Moscow

After leading CSKA Moscow to yet another Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four appearance and a VTB league title this season, Ettore Messina is leaving the club. The Italian coach who…

Brawl and chaos in Belgrade!

Brawl and chaos in Belgrade!

The first game of the Serbian play off finals between Partizan and Red Star lasted three and a half hour, was interrupted twice, and there was a brawl. In the…

Manny Pacquiao to coach Pro Hoops team

Manny Pacquiao to coach Pro Hoops team

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao is crossing over into professional basketball. No, not as a player (yet), but as head coach of a new team entering the Philippine Basketball Association…

Samardziski wins arbitration vs Red Star

Samardziski wins arbitration vs Red Star

Macedonian player Predrag Samardziski (215 cm) filed a claim against former team Crvena Zvezda Telekom Beograd (Red Star) at the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT). The big man, who played for…

Sterling to sell Clips, drops suit vs. NBA

Sterling to sell Clips, drops suit vs. NBA

The latest chapter of the ongoing saga involving the Los Angeles Clippers and its embattled owner, Donald Sterling, has turned a new page. According to Sterling’s attorney, he will be…

Steve Ballmer could buy Clippers for $2 billion

Steve Ballmer could buy Clippers for $2 billion

Former Microsoft C.E.O. Steve Ballmer has reached an agreement to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion from the Sterling family trust. The deal, which was made between Ballmer…

Jaka Lakovic retires from Slovenian NT

Jaka Lakovic retires from Slovenian NT

Jaka Lakovic (186 cm) has announced his retirement from the Slovenian National Team. The 35-year-old long-time starting point guard of the Slovenian squad has been a member from 2001 to…

Slovakia fully reinstated by FIBA

Slovakia fully reinstated by FIBA

Slovakia – FIBA has officially lifted its suspension of the Slovak Basketball Association and reinstating it with full rights, allowing its national teams and officials to participate in all FIBA…

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