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Serie A Standings
 1. EA7 Armani 13-2 
 2. Umana VE 11-4 
 3. Scandone AV 11-4 
 4. Grissin Bon RE 9-6 
 5. Betaland Cdo 8-7 
 6. Banco di Srd 8-7 
 7. Brescia 7-8 
 8. Enel Brindisi 7-8 
 9. The Flexx PT 7-8 
 10. JuveCaserta 7-8 
 11. Auxilium TO 7-8 
 12. AV Cantu 6-9 
 13. Dolomiti En. TR 6-9 
 14. VL Pesaro 5-10 
 15. Openjobmetis V. 4-11 
 16. Vanoli CR 4-11 
Full Standings
Last:1/10/2017
Serie Standings
East
 1. Virtus Bologna 14-2 
 2. Treviso Basket 13-4 
 3. Alma Trieste 11-6 
 4. Ravenna 11-6 
 5. Mantova 10-7 
 6. Piacenza 10-7 
 7. F.Kontatto BO 9-8 
 8. Roseto 9-8 
 9. Jesi 8-9 
 10. Verona 8-9 
 11. Udine APU 7-10 
 12. Chieti 6-10 
 13. Bondi Ferrara 6-11 
 14. Imola 6-11 
 15. Unieuro Forli 4-13 
 16. Recanati 3-14 
West
 1. Legnano 12-4 
 2. Angelico Biella 12-5 
 3. Agrigento 11-6 
 4. Tortona 10-7 
 5. Roma E-basket 10-7 
 6. Roma Virtus 10-7 
 7. Lighthouse TR 9-8 
 8. Latina Basket 9-8 
 9. Mens Sana 1871 9-8 
 10. Treviglio 8-8 
 11. Novipiu Casale 7-10 
 12. FCM Ferentino 7-10 
 13. Rieti 6-11 
 14. Viola RC 6-11 
 15. Agropoli 5-12 
 16. Scafati 4-13 
Full Standings
Last:1/16/2017
Serie Standings
Group A
 1. Omegna 13-3 
 2. Moncalieri 11-4 
 3. Valsesia 10-6 
 4. USE Basket 9-6 
 5. Fiorentina 9-6 
 6. Cecina 8-7 
 7. Montecatini 8-7 
 8. San Miniato 8-8 
 9. Piombino 8-8 
 10. Bottegone 7-9 
 11. Sangiorgese 7-9 
 12. Varese Robur 6-9 
 13. Domodossola 6-10 
 14. Oleggio 6-10 
 15. Siena Virtus 6-10 
 16. Firenze Enic 3-13 
Group B
 1. Orzinuovi GaGa 14-2 
 2. Bergamo 13-3 
 3. Piacenza 13-3 
 4. Cento 12-4 
 5. Faenza 10-6 
 6. Lecco 10-6 
 7. Crema 9-7 
 8. Padova 9-7 
 9. Desio 6-10 
 10. Vicenza 6-10 
 11. Reggio Emilia 6-10 
 12. Volpino AltoSeb. 5-11 
 13. Milano Urania 5-11 
 14. San Vendemiano 4-12 
 15. Sestu 3-13 
 16. Iseo 3-13 
Group C
 1. Valmontone 15-1 
 2. Napoli Cuore 15-2 
 3. Palestrina 14-3 
 4. Barcellona 11-5 
 5. Cassino 11-5 
 6. Roma Luiss 8-7 
 7. Scauri 8-8 
 8. Forli Tigers 8-9 
 9. Catanzaro 6-9 
 10. Cefalu 6-9 
 11. Teramo 6-9 
 12. Patti 6-10 
 13. Roma S.Azzurra 4-11 
 14. Roma Vis Nova 4-11 
 15. Viterbo SA 3-13 
 16. Maddaloni 1-15 
Group D
 1. Montegrano 13-1 
 2. Bisceglie 12-4 
 3. Pescara 12-4 
 4. Campli 11-4 
 5. San Severo 11-5 
 6. Porto S.Elpidio 10-6 
 7. Matera 9-5 
 8. Rimini 9-6 
 9. Senigallia 6-8 
 10. Giulianova 6-10 
 11. Ortona 5-10 
 12. Taranto 5-10 
 13. Isernia 5-10 
 14. Valdiceppo 3-12 
 15. Monteroni 3-13 
 16. Venafro 1-13 
Full Standings
Last:1/16/2017
Serie C Gold Standings
Emilia Romagna
 1. Lugo 10-2 
 2. Ozzano 9-2 
 3. Ferrara 9-3 
 4. Fiorenzuola 7-4 
 5. Bologna Salus 6-6 
 6. Imola 6-6 
 7. San Marino Titans 6-6 
 8. Bertinoro 4-8 
 9. Bologna Basket 3-8 
 10. Bologna Pontev. 3-8 
 11. San Lazzaro 3-8 
 12. Modena 3-9 
 13. Pol.Arena 1-10 
Lazio
 1. Civitavecchia 11-2 
 2. Roma Tiber 11-2 
 3. Fondi Oasi 9-4 
 4. Formia Meta 9-4 
 5. Frascati 8-5 
 6. Roma Alfa O. 8-5 
 7. Aprilia 7-6 
 8. Roma San Paolo 7-6 
 9. Anzio 5-8 
 10. Roma APDB 4-9 
 11. Roma Petriana 4-9 
 12. Roma Smit 4-9 
 13. Sora 4-9 
 14. Roma Lazio 0-13 
Lombardia A
 1. Pavia Basket 13-0 
 2. Vigevano 9-4 
 3. Milano3 8-5 
 4. Garbagnate 6-7 
 5. Nerviano 6-7 
 6. Omnia Basket 6-7 
 7. Pall. Milano 1958 6-7 
 8. Saronno 6-7 
 9. Cermenate 5-8 
 10. Opera Basket 3-10 
 11. 7 Laghi Gazzada 2-2 
 12. Copert. Valceresio 1-3 
 13. Battaglia 0-0 
 14. Cistellum Basket 0-4 
Lombardia B
 1. Bernareggio 11-2 
 2. Cremona 9-4 
 3. Olginate 8-5 
 4. Corona Platina 7-6 
 5. Gardonese 7-6 
 6. Lumezzane 7-6 
 7. Pc-Project CC 7-6 
 8. Pizzighettone 7-6 
 9. Romano di Lomb. 7-6 
 10. Lissone 6-7 
 11. Cernusco 5-8 
 12. Manerbio 5-8 
 13. Lierna 4-9 
 14. Nilox Agrate 3-10 
Piemonte
 1. Alba 12-0 
 2. Torino Crocetta 9-2 
 3. Trecate 8-4 
 4. PNC Cirie 7-5 
 5. Torino CUS 6-6 
 6. Alessandria Bask. 5-6 
 7. Bra BT 71 5-6 
 8. College BK 5-6 
 9. Collegno 5-6 
 10. Savigliano 5-6 
 11. Saluzzo 4-7 
 12. Casale 4-8 
 13. Fossano 2-9 
 14. Torino 2-10 
Toscana
 1. Castelfiorentino 11-3 
 2. Empoli Lai 10-4 
 3. Livorno Pielle 10-4 
 4. Livorno DBosco 9-4 
 5. Lucca Geonova 9-4 
 6. Agliana 9-5 
 7. Montale 8-6 
 8. Libertas Liburnia 7-6 
 9. Altopascio 6-8 
 10. Certaldo 6-8 
 11. Prato 6-8 
 12. Valdisieve 6-8 
 13. Cantini Lorano 4-10 
 14. Folgore 3-10 
 15. Posal Sesto SG 3-10 
 16. Carrara CMC 3-11 
Veneto FVG
 1. Oderzo 12-1 
 2. Jesolo S.Dona 11-2 
 3. Arzignano 8-5 
 4. Caorle 8-5 
 5. Monfalcone 7-5 
 6. Trieste Jadran 7-5 
 7. Mestre 7-6 
 8. Padova Unione 7-6 
 9. Corno di Ros. 6-6 
 10. Codroipo 6-7 
 11. Montebelluna 4-8 
 12. Bassano 3-10 
 13. Dueville 3-10 
 14. Castelfranco Ven. 0-13 
Last:1/16/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 13-4 
 2 Real Madrid 12-5 
 3 Olympiacos 12-5 
 4 Baskonia 11-6 
 5 Panathinaikos 10-7 
 6 Fenerbahce 10-7 
 7 Darussafaka 9-8 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 9-8 
 9 Anadolu Efes 8-9 
 10 Brose Bask. 7-10 
 11 Unics 7-10 
 12 FC Barcelona 7-10 
 13 Maccabi T-A 6-11 
 14 Zalgiris 6-11 
 15 Galatasaray 5-12 
 16 EA7 Armani 4-13 
Last:1/13/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Amath M'BAYE
  Enel B.
  (206-F-89)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. M'Baye, Enel B.20.6 
 2. Landry, Brescia20.4 
 3. Sosa, JuveCaserta19.6 
 4. Jones, VL Pesaro19.4 
 5. Johnson, AV Cantu18.4 
 6. Ragland, Scandone.18.1 
 7. White, Auxilium TO18.0 
 8. Aradori, Grissin .17.3 
 9. Scott, Enel Brindisi17.1 
 10. Holloway, Vanoli C.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 O.D. ANOSIKE
  Openjobm.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Anosike, Openjobm.11.6 
 2. Jones, VL Pesaro9.7 
 3. Washington, Auxilium.8.7 
 4. White, Auxilium TO8.3 
 5. Johnson, AV Cantu8.1 
 6. Thomas, Vanoli CR7.6 
 7. Watt, JuveCaserta7.3 
 8. Jefferson, Dolomiti.7.2 
 9. Burns, Brescia7.0 
 10. Nnoko, VL Pesaro6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Zabian DOWDELL
  AV Cantu
  (191-PG-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Dowdell, AV Cantu8.0 
 2. Waters, AV Cantu7.6 
 3. Vitali, Brescia7.5 
 4. Fitipaldo, Betaland.7.5 
 5. Sosa, JuveCaserta6.9 
 6. Wright, Auxilium.6.1 
 7. Moore, The F.5.5 
 8. Ragland, Scandone.5.5 
 9. Maynor, Openjobm.5.4 
 10. Moore, Enel Brindisi4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Corey HAWKINS
  The F.
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hawkins, The F.2.5 
 2. Goss, Enel Brindisi2.1 
 3. Ragland, Scandone.1.9 
 4. Craft, Dolomiti.1.8 
 5. Moss, Brescia1.8 
 6. Green, Scandone AV1.7 
 7. Washington, Auxilium.1.6 
 8. Bostic, JuveCaserta1.6 
 9. Harrow, VL Pesaro1.5 
 10. Burns, Brescia1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.7 
 2. Cervi, Grissin .2.3 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta1.8 
 4. Biligha, Vanoli CR1.6 
 5. Johnson, AV Cantu1.5 
 6. Lawal, Banco d.1.5 
 7. Thomas, Vanoli CR1.3 
 8. M'Baye, Enel B.1.1 
 9. Crosariol, The F.1.1 
Player of the Week

 Krunoslav Simon
  EA7 Armani
  (197-G/F-102)
  

 Jesse Perry
  Treviso Basket
  (200-F-100)
  

 Nelson Rizzitiello
  Montecatini
  (198-G/F-)
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 16 (Regular Season)

Auxilium TO Jan.22 Scandone AV 60%
The Flexx P 64% Jan.22 Vanoli CR
Openjobmetis Jan.22 Banco di Srd 67%
Dolomiti En 55% Jan.22 Enel Brindis
Umana VE 70% Jan.22 AV Cantu
Brescia 64% Jan.22 VL Pesaro
EA7 Armani 74% Jan.22 Betaland Cdo
Grissin Bon 59% Jan.22 JuveCaserta
Next Round Schedule

Round 18 (Regular Season)

East
Piacenza 54% Jan.22 Verona
Chieti Jan.22 Alma Trieste 58%
Imola Jan.22 Jesi 62%
Mantova Jan.22 Virtus Bolog 60%
Ravenna 62% Jan.22 F.Kontatto
Recanati 59% Jan.22 Udine APU
Roseto 73% Jan.22 Bondi Ferrar
Treviso Bsk 90% Jan.22 Unieuro Forl
West
Agrigento 65% Jan.22 Angelico Bie
Agropoli Jan.22 Treviglio 64%
Novipiu Casa 52% Jan.22 Mens Sana 18
Roma E-baske 56% Jan.22 Tortona
Latina Bsk 78% Jan.22 Scafati
Legnano 63% Jan.22 Lighthouse
Rieti 56% Jan.22 FCM Ferenti
Viola RC Jan.22 Roma Virtus 65%
Next Round Schedule

Round 17 (Regular Season)

Group A
Sangiorgese Jan.22 Omegna 77%
Valsesia Jan.22 Moncalieri 52%
Domodossola Jan.22 Piombino 62%
San Miniato Jan.22 Oleggio 54%
Cecina 65% Jan.22 Firenze Enic
Fiorentina 64% Jan.21 Bottegone
Varese Robur Jan.21 USE Basket 65%
Siena Virtus Jan.21 Montecatini 64%
Group B
Lecco Jan.22 Orzinuovi Ga 60%
Reggio Emili 69% Jan.22 Desio
Cento 54% Jan.22 Bergamo
Sestu Jan.22 Faenza 73%
S.Vendemiano 56% Jan.21 Volpino Alto
Milano Urani 61% Jan.21 Crema
Piacenza 82% Jan.21 Vicenza
Iseo Jan.21 Padova 76%
Group C
Barcellona 87% Jan.22 Roma Vis Nov
Viterbo SA Jan.22 Palestrina 86%
Catanzaro 54% Jan.22 Patti
Teramo Jan.22 Scauri 60%
Valmontone 66% Jan.22 Cassino
Maddaloni Jan.22 Roma Luiss 77%
Roma S.Azzur Jan.21 Napoli Cuore 89%
Forli Tigers 59% Jan.21 Cefalu
Roma S.Azzur Jan.18 Roma Luiss 54%
Group D
Bisceglie 87% Jan.22 Isernia
Senigallia 55% Jan.22 Rimini
Valdiceppo Jan.22 Montegrano 92%
Monteroni Jan.22 Pescara 88%
Giulianova 59% Jan.22 Taranto
San Severo 73% Jan.22 Ortona
Campli 85% Jan.22 Venafro
Porto S.Elpi 55% Jan.22 Matera
Next Round Schedule

Round 18 (Regular Season)

Darussafaka 58% Jan.20 Unics
EA7 Armani Jan.20 Galatasaray 58%
Olympiacos 62% Jan.20 Baskonia
Zalgiris Jan.20 Real Madrid 80%
FC Barcelona Jan.19 Anadolu Efes 58%
Fenerbahce 56% Jan.19 Panathinaiko
Maccabi T-A Jan.19 Crvena Zvezd 58%
CSKA 68% Jan.19 Brose Bask.
Keith Langford's Crazy Summer - Jul 4, 2012


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Sportando's David Pick sheds light on Keith Langford (193-G/F-83, college: Kansas)'s NBA and European offers, problems with Khimki Moscow, conversations with Ettore Messina, text messages with David Blatt, interest from Barcelona and Malaga, committing to Fenerbahce Ulker and how he ended up in Milano.

Nearly three months ago, after capitalizing an outstanding Adriatic League title and Final Four Most Valuable Player honors, Maccabi Tel Aviv executives reached out to Nick Lotsos, Keith Langford's Greek-American agent. "We want Keith to play for Maccabi for the next two season."

Langford, a former NCAA noteworthy Jayhawk and until recent -- most abhorrent guard in Europe -- looked to keep hooping in Israel.

The two sides' agreement stated Langford would earn an estimated $1.1 million next season. Problem was, due to Langford's triple title season (Adriatic League champion, Israeli League champion and Israeli League Cup holder), his outstanding Euroleague run, and the fact that his market value was increasing quickly, Langford preferred to test free agent waters and declined Maccabi's two year, $2 million proposal.

According to Tel Aviv's first bid, the 28-year-old Langford would earn $800,000 next season and $1.2 million during the 2013-14 season.

Firstly, when joining Maccabi in October 2011, Langford's stint in Israel looked far from promising. After overcoming a torn MCL in his right knee, Langford played spotty backup minutes so that Jordan Farmar, Theodoros Papaloukas and Euroleague rookie Yogev Ohayon could get a breather. Maccabi fans felt cheated by Langford's poor performances.

Yet with the NBA lockout ending, Farmar returned to the United States and Langford found his rhythm, blossoming into one of the most dominant guards throughout Europe, en route to leading Tel Aviv to the Elite 8 Euroleague playoffs series versus Greek giant Panathinaikos.

Despite the Greeks clinching a 3-2 series victory, the left-handed Langford topped his regular Euroleague season numbers with 13.4 points, 2.4 boards and 2.4 dimes per game while toying with elite European defenders in Dimitris Diamantidis, Nick Calathes and Romain Sato.

The versatile explosive guard recorded Euroleague season averages of 11 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game and would raise his scoring and rebounding figures in the Israeli competition to season highs of 14.2 points and 4 boards per contest.

While other European teams took firm interest in Langford, Lotsos told Maccabi to upped their bidding. After a number of team management meetings, Tel Aviv owner Danny Federman and Chairman Shimon Mizrahi decided to raise their offer by an extra $100,000. After consulting Lotsos, Langford turned it down.

However, the European market was moving slow and Langford's "problematic" history with Russian organization Khimki Moscow began to haunt him. "Teams were asking for a detailed desc ription about Keith's situation in Moscow. They wanted to know what happened, and his (harmful) history started catching up," said one source close to the player. In addition, "Teams looked for details on Keith's interaction on and off the court in Tel Aviv," said another source.

In March 2011, Langford signed a two year contract extension with Khimki, worth a guaranteed $4.5 million, only to have it vetoed during September that year. The former Russian League All-Star dealt not only with several season injuries, but with animosity from Khimki as well.

"People were curios to know what happened in Russia," Langford told Sportando from his home in Austin, Texas. "Every team asked about my history with Khimki, including a few NBA teams. It didnt have an effect in the long run, but it intimidated some people. They became more cautious," he said.

Undisclosed NBA teams that had Langford on their recruiting radar asked for a background desc ription on his European history. Langford's NBA interest included several NBA Summer League invites and two partial guaranteed offers from two Eastern Conference Playoffs organizations. One of them causing Langford, a two time Big 12 Conference regular season champion, to seriously consider. "He was really thinking of accepting one of the NBA offers, but at this point in his career he decided to keep climbing the European ladder," said the first source.

That said, Langford's Euroleague interest began to heat up after a phone call conversation between (then) Los Angeles Lakers' Consultant Ettore Messina and Lotsos. "Langford is a name that really interest me. Let's open negotiations after I officially sign with CSKA Moscow," said Messina.

Later on, Langford understood that Messina and CSKA were building around Serbian point guard Milos Teodosic (also Lotsos' client). Knowing Teodosic's style of play and amount of ball handling he requires, Lotsos thought it be best if Langford found his own niche.

After netting 17 points in the Israeli Semi-finals victory over Hapoel Holon on May 22nd, Langford was the last player to leave Nokia Arena. Around 00:20am, some 80 minutes after the final buzzer sounded, Langford was showered with love by dozens of young Maccabi supporters while heading to his Nissan Qashqai vehicle.

The multitalented scorer appreciated the yellow-and-blue support and paid the same respect to David Blatt throughout the summer. "Blatt and I spoke a number of times this summer," said Langford. "He's dealt with situations like these before and he was real relaxed. After finalizing things with Milano, I texted him and thanked him for everything he's helped me with this past season. He wished me the best of luck," Langford commented.

During the first weeks of June, Spanish Barcelona Regal was looking to make a move for the nifty combo guard and had scheduled a post season meeting in Spain with Lotsos. However, later that month, Langford was required to inform Maccabi on whether or not he would extend his contract. With time running out and Barcelona unwilling to make a decision, Langford moved on.

Then, Lotsos received notice from a Spanish area code. Unicaja Malaga representatives were on the other line asking, "What would it take for Keith to wear green next season?"

The mid-level Euroleague team would fail to land Langford and after negotiating with most of the Turkish Euroleague teams, in addition to Italian Armani Milano, Langford verbally committed to Fenerbahce Ulker last week.

Here comes the turning point.

Langford's people called Milano's General Manager Gianluca Pascucci and had thanked him for their offer, adding that they were going in a different direction. The thought of reuniting head coach Sergio Scariolo and Langford wasn't one the Italians were willing the pass out on. According to team sources, "Milano offered Langford almost $500,000 more than their final proposal."

"We believed Keith was going to end up in Turkey," sources with information of the player's deal said. "His decision came down to one of those two teams being the best fit, and he was going to go to Turkey. Fenerbahce made it a difficult choice but it was a last second mind changing decision and Milano made the deal much sweeter," added the source.

After signing his multi-year, $3.2 million contract, Langford had coach Scariolo's cellular number locked into his phone and reached out to the Italian. "I didnt talk to coach Scariolo until after I signed the paperwork on Saturday. I called him and said 'let's get going," he said.

Along with newly acquired Richard Hendrix, Langford hopes "Malik (Hairston) stays," and "Builds a team that is ready to compete for the Euroleague final four."

Langford will arrive in Milan, Italy, sometime within the next week for physical evaluations.

Courtesy of Sportando.net   




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