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KLS Standings
 1. Vrsac 17-4 
 2. Borac 16-5 
 3. Dynamic BG 16-5 
 4. Spartak 13-8 
 5. Mladost ZE 12-9 
 6. Napredak K. 11-10 
 7. Dunav SB 11-10 
 8. Metalac 11-10 
 9. Beovuk 72 11-10 
 10. Tamis 11-10 
 11. OKK Beograd 8-13 
 12. Sloga 7-14 
 13. Smederevo 2-19 
 14. Konstantin 1-20 
Full Standings
Last:3/20/2017
2MLS Standings
 1. Vojvodina NS 19-3 
 2. Zlatibor 18-4 
 3. Proleter Naftagas 16-5 
 4. Pirot 15-7 
 5. Napredak 15-7 
 6. Radnicki 1950 14-8 
 7. Sloboda Uzice 12-10 
 8. Mladost SP 10-12 
 9. Velika Plana 9-13 
 10. Kolubara 8-14 
 11. Futog 6-16 
 12. Boljevac 5-17 
 13. Jagodina 4-18 
 14. Srem 2-19 
Full Standings
Last:3/19/2017
1MRL Standings
Center
 1. Zarkovo 19-0 
 2. Beko Beograd 17-2 
 3. BKK Radnicki 11-8 
 4. Radnicki OB 11-8 
 5. Zemun 11-8 
 6. Borca BG 9-8 
 7. Ras 9-10 
 8. Zitko Basket 9-10 
 9. Astra Beograd 8-11 
 10. Vitez BG 8-11 
 11. Slodes 7-12 
 12. Torlak BG 6-13 
 13. Borac ZM 5-14 
 14. LA Basket 4-15 
East
 1. Zdravlje 13-5 
 2. Prokuplje 12-6 
 3. Radnik 12-6 
 4. Soko Banja 12-6 
 5. Jablanica M. 11-7 
 6. Dimitrovgrad 10-8 
 7. Morava 10-8 
 8. Junior Nis 9-9 
 9. Nis 9-9 
 10. Radan Lebane 8-10 
 11. Jastrebac A. 7-11 
 12. Kursumlija 6-12 
 13. Mladost Za. 6-12 
 14. Vlasotince 1-17 
North
 1. Dunav 2014 17-1 
 2. Akademik 16-2 
 3. Sveti Djordje 12-6 
 4. Vrbas 12-6 
 5. Hajduk Kula 11-7 
 6. Radnicki Kovin 11-7 
 7. Nova Pazova 8-10 
 8. Pancevo 8-10 
 9. Sloven Ruma 8-10 
 10. Topola 8-10 
 11. Stara Pazova 5-13 
 12. Zeleznica IND 5-13 
 13. Jedinstvo NB 4-14 
 14. Crvenka 1-17 
West
 1. Klik Arilje 16-3 
 2. Novi Pazar 15-4 
 3. Radnicki KRG 15-4 
 4. Zlatar NV 15-4 
 5. Zeleznicar C. 14-5 
 6. Milesevac 11-8 
 7. Priboj 11-8 
 8. Zekas 10-9 
 9. Student BB 8-11 
 10. Polet Ratina 6-13 
 11. Prva Petoletka 6-13 
 12. Crnokosa 3-16 
 13. Sabac 2-17 
 14. KK Ub 1-18 
Last:3/2/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 20-7 
 2 CSKA 20-7 
 3 Olympiacos 19-8 
 4 Fenerbahce 17-10 
 5 Panathinaikos 16-11 
 6 Baskonia 16-11 
 7 Anadolu Efes 15-12 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 15-12 
 9 Darussafaka 13-14 
 10 Zalgiris 12-15 
 11 Galatasaray 10-17 
 12 FC Barcelona 10-17 
 13 Maccabi T-A 10-17 
 14 Brose Bask. 9-18 
 15 EA7 Armani 7-20 
 16 Unics 7-20 
Last:3/22/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
ABA League Standings
 1 Crvena Zvezda 25-1 
 2 Cedevita 20-6 
 3 Partizan 19-7 
 4 Buducnost 18-8 
 5 Igokea 13-13 
 6 Mega Leks 11-15 
 7 Cibona 11-15 
 8 Mornar Bar 10-16 
 9 FMP 10-16 
 10 Karpos Sokoli 10-16 
 11 Un.Olimpija 10-16 
 12 Zadar 9-17 
 13 Krka 8-18 
 14 MZT Skopje 8-18 
Last:3/13/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kimani FFRIEND
  OKK B.
  (211-C-77)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Ffriend, OKK B.22.6 
 2. Djukanovic, Metal.20.3 
 3. Marelja, Vrsac18.2 
 4. Bojic, Mladost ZE17.7 
 5. Fundic, Beovuk 7217.5 
 6. Randall, Konstantin16.5 
 7. Jeremic, Napredak.16.3 
 8. Nesovic, OKK B.15.4 
 9. Jeftic, Vrsac15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stefan FUNDIC
  Beovuk 72
  (199-F-94)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Fundic, Beovuk 7211.5 
 2. Ffriend, OKK B.11.3 
 3. Veljkovic, Mlado.8.8 
 4. Zorcic, Dunav SB8.4 
 5. Matovic, Sloga8.1 
 6. Josilo, Metalac8.1 
 7. Bogavac, Konstantin7.5 
 8. Lazic, Dynamic BG7.2 
 9. Marelja, Vrsac7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar VASIC
  Metalac
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Vasic, Metalac5.8 
 2. Dumic, Sloga5.4 
 3. Popovic, Spartak5.4 
 4. Nesovic, OKK B.5.0 
 5. Katnic, Dynamic BG4.9 
 6. Jevdjenic, Beovuk4.8 
 7. Radulovic, Dynam.4.8 
 8. Bakic, Mladost ZE4.3 
 9. Nikolic, Spartak4.3 
 10. Vorkapic, Sloga4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Djukan DJUKANOVIC
  Metal.
  (181-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Djukanovic, Metal.3.2 
 2. Katnic, Dynamic BG2.1 
 3. Vasic, Metalac2.0 
 4. Manojlovic, OKK B.2.0 
 5. Nesovic, OKK B.1.9 
 6. Popovic, Spartak1.8 
 7. Antic, Konstantin1.7 
 8. Radonjic, Borac1.7 
 9. Milincic, Napredak K.1.7 
 10. Stevanovic, Dynam.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Lazar ZORCIC
  Dunav SB
  (205-C-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Zorcic, Dunav SB2.8 
 2. Dujkovic, Metalac2.0 
 3. Brkic, Mladost ZE1.5 
 4. Bojic, Mladost ZE1.4 
 5. Ffriend, Dynam.1.3 
 6. Matovic, Sloga1.3 
 7. Veljkovic, Mlado.1.2 
 8. Bitadze, Smederevo1.1 
 9. Miskovic, OKK B.1.0 
Player of the Week

 Kimani Ffriend
  Dynamic BG
  ( 211-C-111-77 )
  

 Slobodan Lalic
  Proleter Naftagas
  ( 195-G-86 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 22 (Regular Season)

Mladost ZE Mar.25 Borac 60%
Konstantin Mar.25 Spartak 90%
Dynamic BG 74% Mar.25 OKK Beograd
Dunav SB Mar.25 Napredak K. 56%
Tamis 74% Mar.25 Sloga
Vrsac 95% Mar.25 Smederevo
Metalac 59% Mar.25 Beovuk 72
Next Round Schedule

Round 23 (Regular Season)

Zlatibor 81% Mar.25 Kolubara
Srem Mar.25 Boljevac 66%
Velika Plana 51% Mar.25 Jagodina
Radnicki 195 72% Mar.25 Mladost SP
Proleter Naf 88% Mar.25 Futog
Pirot 58% Mar.25 Vojvodina N
Slob.Uzice Mar.25 Napredak 52%
Next Round Schedule

Round 28 (Regular Season)

Darussafaka 55% Mar.24 Galatasaray
FC Barcelona Mar.24 Crvena Zvezd 63%
Olympiacos 54% Mar.24 Real Madrid
Unics Mar.24 CSKA 85%
Anadolu Efes 59% Mar.23 Fenerbahce
EA7 Armani 55% Mar.23 Brose Bask.
Baskonia 60% Mar.23 Panathinaiko
Maccabi T-A 51% Mar.23 Zalgiris
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

Iberostar Te 60% Mar.28 ASVEL
Umana VE 52% Mar.28 Pinar Karsiy
Ludwigsburg Mar.28 Banvit BK 63%
Banco di Srd Mar.28 Monaco 64%
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Semi-Finals)

Buducnost Mar.28 Crvena Zvezd 56%
Partizan 51% Mar.25 Cedevita
Interview with Nikola Kuga - May 29, 2012


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Nikola Kuga
Nikola Kuga (200-F/G-86) is a 25 years old shooting guard. He was born in Bihac, in the north-western part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He lived in Croatia , then during the war moved to Montenegro, and finaly to Serbia. So he can call himself a truef Yougoslavian: 'It was a really hard childhood time, but I look at it in a positive way. I can say I was lucky because I met many different people as a kid.'

Kuga's basketball time was also interesting. The 200cm serbian grew up in the famous basketball school of FMP Belgrade (the same youth program of many Euroleague players like Milos Teodosic and Nemanja Aleksandrov). Nikola collected dozens of caps in the Serbia Cadet and Junior teams. He played in Serbia (FMP) , Cyprus (Achilleas), Macedonia (Amak Ohrid), Slovenia (Polzela), Iceland (Skallagrimur) and again in Cyprus (AEK Larnaca) before being a legit pioneer on the other continents: Morocco (Sport Plazza), Dubai (Al Sharjah), the Maldives (RLC). He played in South America (Colombia, the first European ever) and in Asia (Vietnam),and was a top 5 player in the Gran Canaria 2007 Summer League and one of the best in the Malaga 2010 Summer League. Time for an interview:

Hey Nikola, your story is pretty interesting. As a product of the Serbian basketball school you decided early to play abroad. Tell us a little bit about you and your career so far.

I love challenges. As a young player I had a chance to go and play abroad. I left Serbia very early. After Serbia I played in Cyprus, Slovenia, Macedonia, Iceland... after afew years in Europe I was offered to play out of Europe. It was an great chance for me to discover new basketball worlds and start to write the second chapter of my basketball story. My first contact out of the Europe was Morocco. I was fascinated by the different lifestyle, culture, people and history, so I never regretted that decision. I spend one great year and season there, with great success. After that I went back to Europe for one season. At the end of the season I got a lovely offer from the Maldives to play a summer tournament. It was a great preparation for the next season, and a really amazing and relaxing time.

The 2011 season brought big challenges. I went to Latin America, and was the first player from Europe in Colombia ever. It was a crazy
time: four games per week, 24 games in less than 2 months, and play offs. It was a really tough league, with some NBA-players. I can describe it in a few words: games, practice, travel, sleep... Of course I had some days off, but only a few times I was able to go out and see the really amazing girls in Colombia.

After this 3 month competition I shortly moved to Dubai and spend a great time with Arabic 2011 Champion Sharjah . One of the best coaches in The Middle East area, Abdul Hamid, called me to help his team for some tournaments there . I couldn't play the championship, because only 1 import' player is allowed over there, and they allready had a US Point gueard. But it was a great expierience. After that I went to Vietnam, my last stop so far.

You have played in so many countries, from Europe to Africa, South America and Asia. What did you learn from this countries and what are the main differences of the game in these different areas?

Playing basketball in all those countries and experiencing different basketball and cultures made me a really better person and a better player. I feel very blessed and thankful for my basketball experiences. I'm focused on working hard, making teams happy and enjoying basketball. I'm a player who's trying to get better and better, this is my challenge and my job.

There are many differences between the game in Europe and other places I played. Out of Europe the game is much more focused on offense.
Playing as an import means you have to score 20, 25, 30 points. It's more NBA-style, the game is fast. There's more motion, many fast breaks, people like to see their teams score 100 points in a game. In Europe, teams are more focused on defence, tactics, the position game... so that's the main difference. As a player you have to be a bit more athletic and get individual skills, because you can expect to play a lot of 1 on 1 games, and have to create your own space. Also, almost 80 procent of the points come from import players. Teams are expecting points from you each and every game, while in Europe there are at least 8 or 9 players able to have a high score almost every game. It's not an easy job, but every day you learn new things and that is why I really love basketball.

Do you have funny stories about different local cultures ?

Well, you have to be flexibile and adjust your lifestyle to the local culture. There are many more differences then in basketball. My career brought me in so many countries, experiencing cultures and different mentalities and always learn more about the world we live in.
Adjusting is not always easy of course, and there are a lot of funny situations happening every time. People in Asia are so friendly it's always funny walking along the streets every day, where you can just meet people asking you something: it's amazing. It's always a lot of attention. In Morocco it was always funny. Really nice people, but not so organized about basketball. On the day before a game, on the practice all team owners appear and ask the same question: Are you ok?'. Then, the next 5 days, nobody come. The taxi drivers in Vietnam were also funny. They don't speak English. They drive you around the city for 40 minutes, before they drive you to your address. All you can do is wait. Now it's really funy, but there it wasn't .

Food is a special story. You need at least a month to adjust to the local food. In Asia they always make food spicy. On the Maldives, every single meal was spicy. I told them: please bring me an un-spicy meal the next time. Always they answered: sure. And always the next meal was the same as the previous. But hey, now I like spicy food...

Who is Nikola Kuga off court in everyday life?

Well, I am not much of a different person on and off the court. I love sports. Off season time, I try to stay at least 1 month out of basketball. But I play tennis and I like to swim. The last few years, I use the summer to go in a Hiperbaric Chamber to recover after the season.

I love to discover new things. I love music, the internet. Not so much different things than everybody I guess . I like to spend time with my family. Summer time is great for that, because during the season most of the time we're not together.

What's your next challenge as a player?

Well , I am 25 years old . My previous expierience told me never to say I will go there'. So I hope I will continue to write new chapters of my basketball story somewhere in the world.   




Stefan
Djordjevic
Spars Sarajevo signs Stefan Djordjevic - 1 day ago
OKK Spars Sarajevo (Division I) signed 28-year old Serbian center Stefan Djordjevic (206-89). He just played at Faros in Greek A2 league. In 12 games he had 9.0ppg and 3.8rpg this season. Djordjevic also spent pre-season at KK Kumanovo 2009 (Prva Liga) in FYR Macedonian league earlier that year. He represented Serbia at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 5.5ppg, 6.7rpg, FGP: 45.7%, FT: 10.0%. Djordjevic is quite experienced p...   [read more]

Kimani
Ffriend
Ffriend number one in Serbia for round 21 - 2 days ago
Jamaican Center Kimani Ffriend (211-C-77) had an amazing evening in the last round for Dynamic BG, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 21. The 39-year old player was the main contributor (21 points, nine rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Spartak (#4, 13-8) 80-72. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Dynamic BG maintains the 3rd position in Serbian KLS. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier...   [read more]

Kimani
Ffriend
KLS Round 21: Spartak lose to Dynamic BG in the game between Top 4 teams - 3 days ago
The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season. The game between Top Four teams took place in Subotica. 4th placed host Spartak (13-8) lost to third ranked Dynamic BG (16-5) 80-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Spartak. Dynamic BG made 25-of-28 free shots (89.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Spartak turnovers. 31 personal fouls committe...   [read more]


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Lalic number one in Serbian 2MLS for round 22 - 3 days ago  
2MLS Round 22: No surprise as #1 Vojvodina NS defeats Sloboda Uzice - 4 days ago  
Milos Teodosic selected the top Serbian playing abroad in last week's games - 5 days ago  
Adriatic League: Cedevita take Game 1 against Partizan - 5 days ago  
EuroLeague: Crvena Zvezda upset Emporio Armani in Milan - 6 days ago  
Nemanja Bjelica Out For Rest Of Season - 7 days ago  
Borisa Simanic on Nike Hoops summit in Portland - 7 days ago  
Mega Bemax junior team invited on ANGT final tournament - 7 days ago  
Mladenovic's 32-point game gives him 2MLS Player of the Week award - 8 days ago  
Todorovic's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 9 days ago  
KLS Round 20: Borac defeat Dynamic BG in the game between Top 4 teams - 10 days ago  
2MLS Round 21: Napredak defeat leader Vojvodina NS - 11 days ago  
Bogdan Bogdanovic selected the top Serbian playing abroad in last week's games - 12 days ago  
Borac adds Milovanovic to their roster - 12 days ago  
Dusan Katnic (ex Dynamic BG) agreed terms with MZT Skopje - 14 days ago  
Vladimir Lucic on the bench of Sloboda Uzice - 15 days ago  
Marko Dujkovic gets MVP of the Week award for Serbian KLS - 16 days ago  
Jovan Starincevic gets MVP of the Week award for Serbian 2MLS - 16 days ago  
KLS Round 19: Vrsac edge OKK Beograd by one point - 17 days ago  
2MLS Round 20: Zlatibor beat Radnicki 1950 in the most crucial game of the week - 17 days ago  
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