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CSKA 58% Oct.25 Panathinaiko
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Interview with Dimitris Itoudis - What is the secret behind 5 Euroleague Championships ? - Jan 25, 2013


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Dimitris
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We have talked with one of the most talented coach in Europe, Dimitris Itoudis. London journey with Pistons, working with Zjeliko Obradovic and headcoaching career that waiting for him...

Ugur Turker : Hello Coach Itoudis, you were in London last week, invited to watch the NBA game played there?
Dimitris Itoudis : Yes, I was invited from Pistons organization ,Joe Dumars specifically and his assistant George David ,to spend with them some days in London and have the opportunity, like this summer, to exchange ideas about basketball.

Ugur Turker : As an expert in Euroleague, how do you see the comparison between the two leagues and could they be combined in any way in the future?

Dimitris Itoudis : First of all I believe that on the organization part the NBA is far ahead from teams in Europe. Of course there are some teams that try to do the best and they have to be the example,but the NBA has match bigger amount of money that invest in order to be all very but very organized.
On the other hand ,regarding basketball as a game, there are differences,but Europe positively has been influential to many NBA teams. I want to say that Basketball ,like Joe Dumars use to say is Universal.
Now, I do see in the future that the two leagues will have a lot of common things. I do really believe that Euroleague 's future is to have a close league like in NBA. This will be the first step. There many other steps to be done ,like the rules for instance or the dimension of the court and some other really important things. I am sure and I know that Mr Bertomeu and his assosiets are thinking how to make the game more interesting and in the future will see this for sure.

Ugur Turker : How do you think top Euroleague teams would perform in the NBA? Is there a way for them to be competitive if they increase their budget by more revenues?

Dimitris Itoudis : Without any question, the Top Euroleague teams could perform well, but they need to support this with the other things we just mention before,regarding the organization.

Ugur Turker : How was the past summer for you? You were approached to head coach by some organizations but you preferred not to accept the offers ?

Dimitris Itoudis : Yes it is true I had some offers, but after 13 very successful years with Panathinaikos ! the way of the approach was not what I was expecting and I didn't agreed. And I want to be clear, it was not the money the issue, but the vision and the plan. You know when one team approach me, I ask them, what are the expectations and the golds. If we can found the chemistry then we can go together.

Ugur Turker : What are your plans for the present and near future?
Dimitris Itoudis : As you probably know I am analyzing Euroleague games officially at Euroleague.net and I am trying to give to people the coach approach to the game. Other than that I am watching basketball ,at different leagues. But also I do have more time to be with my family,that miss me during the season. You know this is my first year I don't work after 22 years continuously. Some times it is good to stay out and watch the things from a different angle.

Ugur Turker : If your plan is to be head coach a Euroleague organization, how would you feel if you had to face up Zjeliko Obradovic as an opponent? What would you tell him before the game?

Dimitris Itoudis : Yes I do plan to be a Head Coach ,but as I said before on a team that have vision and expectations. Now if I am going to face Zeljko ,that will be very strange ,but it will be only during the game, because before and after we will have some good dinners and talks. You know that Zeljko is my Best man and the relation we have is build with very strong bridges.

Ugur Turker : You have won 5 Euroleague championships, what would you say is the secret to go all the way in these championships?

Dimitris Itoudis : Dedication, knowledge, believe, plan,organization,collaboration. All this and one more is hard work with your players, and your staff . The very first thing is that the summer,after you and the management put the targets on the table, to BUILD a winning team. A team that can compete. A team that has players that have golds in their life. That's the first step and it's the most important. After that there are many other details that you have to consider as well.

Ugur Turker : Do you believe that basketball in the court has changed over the last few years with all the changes that happened?

Dimitris Itoudis : Yes and I really hope it will be changed a lot more in order to have better and more exiting games.

Ugur Turker : Can you describe the ideal team for you in terms of the style of basketball and the philosophy it would have?

Dimitris Itoudis : My friend all the teams I was part of and spend hours and hours on the court with, are the ideal teams and ideal players. I was privileged to work with a lot of Top players.

Ugur Turker : Have you followed the Turlkish championship? What do you think is the reason that there have not been any Turkish Club with final four presence in Euroleague in the recent past that Turkish teams havemade so big investements in basketball?

Dimitris Itoudis : Obviously i do follow Turkish league.Turkey last years really invest in Basketball. Has made very good steps ahead. People love basketball like sport. The Turkish league is among the best three leagues in Europe.
I know that the mentality of Turkish people is similar with my country and they want immediate results. I don't blame them ,because this kind of pressure they put is that makes you want to be better. Obviously going to Final Four is not an easy think and definitely at final four they don't go only the teams that invest the more money or they are favourites.
  




Erick Green
Euroleague round 2 best performance: Erick Green - 2 days ago
American Point guard Erick Green (190-PG-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for Valencia, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2. The 26-year old player was the main contributor (24 points, five rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Anadolu Efes (#13, 0-2) 78-71. In the team's last game Green had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. He turned to be Valencia's top player in his first season with the team. Former Virginia...   [read more]

Erick Green
Review of Round 2 - 3 days ago
Valencia - Anadolu Efes 78-71 Valencia Basket used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Istanbul 78-71 on Friday night. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Valencia Basket made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Erick Green (190-91, college: Virginia Tech) who scored 24 points and 5 rebounds. Montenegrin power forward Bojan Dubljevic...   [read more]
Euroleague: The best summer additions (part 1) - 7 days ago
In this article, we will try to highlight the best signing for every Euroleague club made this summer. The evaluation will be based on scouting predictions, without any additional impressions based on Round 1 performances. The author will chose only one player per team with basic analyze and explanation. 1. Valencia Basket Valencia was very active on transfer market this summer. Spanish champions have strengthened roster with well-known names such as Erick Green, Tibor Pleiss, Aaron Doo...   [read more]


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Euroleague Standings
$$Euroleague Standings
 1 Khimki 2-0 
 2 Maccabi T-A 2-0 
 3 Olympiacos 2-0 
 4 Real Madrid 2-0 
 5 FC Barcelona 1-1 
 6 Crvena Zvezda 1-1 
 7 Zalgiris 1-1 
 8 Unicaja 1-1 
 9 CSKA 1-1 
 10 Valencia 1-1 
 11 Fenerbahce 1-1 
 12 Panathinaikos 1-1 
 13 Anadolu Efes 0-2 
 14 Baskonia 0-2 
 15 Brose Bask. 0-2 
 16 EA7 Armani 0-2 
$$ANGT Standings
 1 ALBA Berlin 0-0 
 2 Bayern U18 0-0 
 3 BBA U18 0-0 
 4 Cedevita U18 0-0 
 5 CFBB 0-0 
 6 Cibona U18 0-0 
 7 Cr.Zvezda U18 0-0 
 8 CSKA U18 0-0 
 9 Darussafaka U18 0-0 
 10 Estudiantes U18 0-0 
 11 FCB U18 0-0 
 12 Fenerbahce U18 0-0 
 13 GBA U18 0-0 
 14 Gran Canaria U18 0-0 
 15 Joventut U18 0-0 
 16 L.Rytas U18 0-0 
 17 Las Palmas U18 0-0 
 18 LHospitalet U18 0-0 
 19 Macc.TA U18 0-0 
 20 Mega Bemax U18 0-0 
 21 Panathinaikos U18 0-0 
 22 Partizan U18 0-0 
 23 Real Madrid U18 0-0 
 24 Seville U18 0-0 
 25 Skyliners U18 0-0 
 26 Spars U18 0-0 
 27 Stellazzurra U18 0-0 
 28 U.Olimpija U18 0-0 
 29 Unicaja U18 0-0 
 30 USK U18 0-0 
 31 VEF U18 0-0 
 32 Zalgiris U18 0-0 
Full Standings
Last:10/20/2017
ANGT Standings
 1. ALBA Berlin 0-0 
 2. Bayern U18 0-0 
 3. BBA U18 0-0 
 4. Cedevita U18 0-0 
 5. CFBB 0-0 
 6. Cibona U18 0-0 
 7. Cr.Zvezda U18 0-0 
 8. CSKA U18 0-0 
 9. Darussafaka U18 0-0 
 10. Estudiantes U18 0-0 
 11. FCB U18 0-0 
 12. Fenerbahce U18 0-0 
 13. GBA U18 0-0 
 14. Gran Canaria U18 0-0 
 15. Joventut U18 0-0 
 16. L.Rytas U18 0-0 
 17. Las Palmas U18 0-0 
 18. LHospitalet U18 0-0 
 19. Macc.TA U18 0-0 
 20. Mega Bemax U18 0-0 
 21. Panathinaikos U18 0-0 
 22. Partizan U18 0-0 
 23. Real Madrid U18 0-0 
 24. Seville U18 0-0 
 25. Skyliners U18 0-0 
 26. Spars U18 0-0 
 27. Stellazzurra U18 0-0 
 28. U.Olimpija U18 0-0 
 29. Unicaja U18 0-0 
 30. USK U18 0-0 
 31. VEF U18 0-0 
 32. Zalgiris U18 0-0 
Last:9/6/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Erick GREEN
  Valencia
  (190-PG-91)
  Avg: 23
 1. Green, Valencia23.0 
 2. McCollum, Anadolu .23.0 
 3. Beaubois, Baskonia22.0 
 4. Doncic, Real Madrid20.5 
 5. Bjelica, Crvena Z.20.5 
 6. Seraphin, FC Barce.20.0 
 7. Jankunas, Zalgiris19.5 
 8. Calathes, Panathin.18.5 
 9. Robinson, Khimki17.5 
 10. Shved, Khimki17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gustavo AYON
  Real Madrid
  (207-C-85)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Ayon, Real Madrid10.5 
 2. Clyburn, CSKA10.5 
 3. Ledo, Anadolu Efes9.0 
 4. Robinson, Khimki8.0 
 5. Singleton, Panathin.7.5 
 6. Lessort, Crvena Z.7.0 
 7. Hunter, CSKA6.5 
 8. White, Zalgiris6.5 
 9. Dubljevic, Valencia6.5 
 10. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas HEURTEL
  FC Barce.
  (189-PG-89)
  Avg: 10
 1. Heurtel, FC Barce.10.0 
 2. Sloukas, Fenerbahce8.0 
 3. Rochestie, Crvena Z.7.0 
 4. Pangos, Zalgiris6.5 
 5. Theodore, EA7 A.6.5 
 6. Calathes, Panathin.6.0 
 7. Nikolic, Brose Bask.6.0 
 8. Vives, Valencia5.5 
 9. Markovic, Khimki5.5 
 10. Jackson, Maccabi .5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rudy FERNANDEZ
  Real M.
  (197-SF-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Fernandez, Real M.3.0 
 2. Clyburn, CSKA2.5 
 3. Shved, Khimki2.0 
 4. Timma, Baskonia2.0 
 5. Ulanovas, Zalgiris2.0 
 6. Jenkins, Khimki2.0 
 7. Waczynski, Unicaja2.0 
 8. Papanikolaou, Olympiac.2.0 
 9. Augustine, Unicaja2.0 
 10. Green, Valencia2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Artsiom PARAKHOUSKI
  Maccabi .
  (212-C-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Parakhouski, Maccabi .2.5 
 2. Singleton, Panathin.2.5 
 3. Vesely, Fenerbahce2.0 
 4. Seraphin, FC Barce.2.0 
 5. Robinson, Khimki2.0 
 6. Vives, Valencia1.5 
 7. Ayon, Real Madrid1.5 
 8. Lessort, Crvena Z.1.0 
 9. Thomas, Khimki1.0 
 10. Tyus, Maccabi T-A1.0 
Player of the Week

 Erick Green
  Valencia
  ( 190-PG-91 )
  
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