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KLS Standings
 1. Vrsac 18-4 
 2. Borac 17-5 
 3. Dynamic BG 17-5 
 4. Spartak 13-9 
 5. Dunav SB 12-10 
 6. Beovuk 72 12-10 
 7. Mladost ZE 12-10 
 8. Tamis 12-10 
 9. Metalac 11-11 
 10. Napredak K. 11-11 
 11. OKK Beograd 8-14 
 12. Sloga 7-15 
 13. Konstantin 2-20 
 14. Smederevo 2-20 
Full Standings
Last:3/25/2017
2MLS Standings
 1. Vojvodina NS 20-3 
 2. Zlatibor 19-4 
 3. Proleter Naftagas 17-5 
 4. Pirot 15-8 
 5. Radnicki 1950 15-8 
 6. Napredak 15-8 
 7. Sloboda Uzice 13-10 
 8. Velika Plana 10-13 
 9. Mladost SP 10-13 
 10. Kolubara 8-15 
 11. Futog 6-17 
 12. Boljevac 5-18 
 13. Jagodina 4-19 
 14. Srem 3-19 
Full Standings
Last:3/26/2017
1MRL Standings
Center
 1. Zarkovo 23-0 
 2. Beko Beograd 20-2 
 3. BKK Radnicki 13-10 
 4. Zemun 13-10 
 5. Radnicki OB 12-11 
 6. Ras 10-12 
 7. Torlak BG 10-13 
 8. Zitko Basket 10-13 
 9. Borca BG 9-8 
 10. Astra Beograd 9-13 
 11. Vitez BG 8-14 
 12. Slodes 8-15 
 13. Borac ZM 7-16 
 14. LA Basket 4-18 
East
 1. Zdravlje 16-5 
 2. Prokuplje 15-6 
 3. Soko Banja 14-7 
 4. Dimitrovgrad 13-8 
 5. Jablanica M. 13-8 
 6. Nis 12-9 
 7. Radnik 12-9 
 8. Junior Nis 11-10 
 9. Morava 11-10 
 10. Jastrebac A. 8-13 
 11. Radan Lebane 8-13 
 12. Kursumlija 7-14 
 13. Mladost Za. 6-15 
 14. Vlasotince 1-20 
North
 1. Akademik 19-2 
 2. Dunav 2014 19-2 
 3. Sveti Djordje 15-6 
 4. Radnicki Kovin 13-8 
 5. Hajduk Kula 12-9 
 6. Vrbas 12-9 
 7. Sloven Ruma 10-11 
 8. Nova Pazova 9-12 
 9. Pancevo 9-12 
 10. Topola 9-12 
 11. Zeleznica IND 7-14 
 12. Jedinstvo NB 6-15 
 13. Stara Pazova 6-15 
 14. Crvenka 1-20 
West
 1. Klik Arilje 19-3 
 2. Novi Pazar 18-4 
 3. Radnicki KRG 17-5 
 4. Zlatar NV 17-5 
 5. Zeleznicar C. 15-7 
 6. Priboj 13-9 
 7. Milesevac 12-10 
 8. Zekas 11-11 
 9. Prva Petoletka 9-13 
 10. Student BB 9-13 
 11. Polet Ratina 7-15 
 12. Crnokosa 4-18 
 13. Sabac 2-20 
 14. KK Ub 1-21 
Last:3/23/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 21-7 
 2 CSKA 21-7 
 3 Olympiacos 19-9 
 4 Fenerbahce 17-11 
 5 Panathinaikos 17-11 
 6 Anadolu Efes 16-12 
 7 Baskonia 16-12 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 15-13 
 9 Darussafaka 14-14 
 10 Zalgiris 13-15 
 11 FC Barcelona 11-17 
 12 Brose Bask. 10-18 
 13 Galatasaray 10-18 
 14 Maccabi T-A 10-18 
 15 EA7 Armani 7-21 
 16 Unics 7-21 
Last:3/24/2017
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.20.6 
 3. Marelja, Vrsac18.2 
 4. Bojic, Mladost ZE17.7 
 5. Fundic, Beovuk 7217.2 
 6. Randall, Konstantin16.5 
 7. Jeremic, Napredak.16.4 
 8. Antic, Konstantin15.9 
 9. Nesovic, OKK B.15.4 
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.8.5 
 4. Zorcic, Dunav SB8.4 
 5. Josilo, Metalac8.1 
 6. Matovic, Sloga8.1 
 7. Bogavac, Konstantin7.5 
 8. Marelja, Vrsac7.0 
 9. Lazic, Dynamic BG7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar VASIC
  Metalac
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Vasic, Metalac5.9 
 2. Popovic, Spartak5.4 
 3. Dumic, Sloga5.4 
 4. Nesovic, OKK B.5.0 
 5. Jevdjenic, Beovuk4.9 
 6. Katnic, Dynamic BG4.9 
 7. Radulovic, Dynam.4.8 
 8. Vorkapic, Sloga4.3 
 9. Bakic, Mladost ZE4.3 
 10. Djukanovic, Metal.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Djukan DJUKANOVIC
  Metal.
  (181-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Djukanovic, Metal.3.1 
 2. Vasic, Metalac2.1 
 3. Katnic, Dynamic BG2.1 
 4. Manojlovic, OKK B.2.0 
 5. Nesovic, OKK B.1.9 
 6. Stevanovic, Dynam.1.8 
 7. Popovic, Spartak1.8 
 8. Milincic, Napredak K.1.7 
 9. Dimic, Vrsac1.7 
 10. Josilo, Metalac1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Lazar ZORCIC
  Dunav SB
  (205-C-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Zorcic, Dunav SB2.8 
 2. Dujkovic, Metalac2.1 
 3. Brkic, Mladost ZE1.5 
 4. Bojic, Mladost ZE1.4 
 5. Ffriend, OKK B.1.3 
 6. Matovic, Sloga1.3 
 7. Veljkovic, Mlado.1.2 
 8. Miskovic, OKK B.1.2 
 9. Bitadze, Smederevo1.1 
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 23 (Regular Season)

Metalac 68% Mar.29 Mladost ZE
Beovuk 72 Mar.29 Vrsac 55%
Smederevo Mar.29 Tamis 84%
Sloga Mar.29 Dunav SB 65%
Napredak K. Mar.29 Dynamic BG 56%
OKK Beograd 67% Mar.29 Konstantin
Spartak Mar.29 Borac 63%
Next Round Schedule

Round 24 (Regular Season)

Kolubara Apr.1 Slob.Uzice 64%
Napredak 52% Apr.1 Pirot
Vojvodina N 56% Apr.1 Proleter Naf
Futog Apr.1 Radnicki 195 79%
Mladost SP Apr.1 Velika Plana 56%
Jagodina 59% Apr.1 Srem
Boljevac Apr.1 Zlatibor 86%
Next Round Schedule

Round 29 (Regular Season)

Crvena Zvezd 64% Mar.31 Unics
Galatasaray Mar.31 Baskonia 55%
Panathinaiko 54% Mar.31 CSKA
Real Madrid 73% Mar.31 Fenerbahce
Zalgiris 75% Mar.31 EA7 Armani
Anadolu Efes 58% Mar.30 Olympiacos
Brose Bask. 51% Mar.30 Darussafaka
FC Barcelona 59% Mar.30 Maccabi T-A
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%
Exclusive interview with Vladimir Bosnjak, new head coach of Duhok (Iraq) - Jan 22, 2013


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In January ambitous Iraqi team Duhok made the change at the bench and signed successful coach Vladimir Bosnjak as new head coach. We had a chance to make an exclusive interview with coach Bosnjak just after he arrived to Iraq.


Eurobasket.com: For the start, tell us your first impressions of Iraq. What are living conditions and safety at the moment?
Vladimir Bosnjak : ''When we are speaking about sports and safety generally, Iraq becomes more stable every new day especially north part of country, where I'm working now. Unfortunately, we are all familiar with causes of crisis that affects mostly southern Iraq but the same situation is happening somewhere else in the world too or it was already seen in the past. Generally, situation becomes better and better.''

Eurobasket.com: Did you had a chance to evaluate potential and infrastructure of Iraqi basketball?
Vladimir Bosnjak : '' Well, I didnt had a chance to evaluate so much for this short period but I have to highlight that morale and working ethic of domestic players are on high level, I would say even European level which is interesting considering tough living conditions in this country in last 20 years. Of course they are not on Euroleague level but they do not have lower morale than some local leagues of countries like my Serbia is.''

Eurobasket.com: You're coaching for almost 30 years. You have a lot of success in countries like Libya, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, Kuwait, etc. Could you compare training methods or mark off somebody from this region?
Vladimir Bosnjak : ''There shouldnt be any difference if you're bringing foreign coach. You're bringing foreign coach not to become Chinese or Arabian, you're bringing him for Chinese and Arabians to become Serbians or Americans, in basketball terms speaking. Unfortunately, some foreign coaches are already too much in Arabian countries, they are practically naturalized so we have situation that Abdul Hamed (UAE), Ghaith Najjar (Jordan), Adel Tlathi (Tunisia) or Fuad Abou Chakra (Lebanon) have much more harder practices, bigger discipline level and they are more strict. Its absurdly! Where is the point of bringing foreign coach then? By my opinion, money is the biggest problem as it comes like the only motive for foreign coaches to come and work in this countries. There are also low basketball educated GM's that lead the team instead of coaches. I never had an interest in such things and I was always coming to make some results and to make changes, not just to make some money. That's why I have big respect for coaches I have mentioned above.''

Eurobasket.com: You have brought Iran to basketball maps, thats a fact. You were involved in rapidly improved basketball skills of many players including Memphis Grizzlies player Hamed Haddadi. You have also won many awards and trophies in Western Asia. What are your new team's ambitions in domestic and international tournaments?
Vladimir Bosnjak : My new team Duhok have big tradition and desire to make success. I can say that conditions in this team are European. Unfortunately, Duhok lost two important games before my arrival so we dropped to third place now. Beside title ambitions in domestic championships, we have a mission to make solid result in WABA League too. Basketball team, town and region Kurdistan are in expansion and I have some positive pressure to push to the end! I do not think that Hamed Haddadi would be the last player from this region that I have coached to play in NBA so I'm inviting scouts to look for some at Duhok too!

Eurobaket.com: Are you the only one Serbian in Iraqi basketball at the moment?
Vladimir Bosnjak : ''No, players Milan Medvedj and Aleksandar Belanovic were already here. Bratislav Djordjevic worked here as coach in the 1980s and he made biggest impression and results.

Eurobasket.com: What do you think about Serbian players? In your team you have only US players. What is your view on small number of Serbian players in this region?
Vladimir Bosnjak : ''Quality of Serbian players is definitely not the reason. We shouldn't forget that we are a little bit old nation with around 8 million people. Our best players are playing in European best teams. In this region, teams need the player that will make difference, score when others stop or can't do that, to solve situations in defense and offense not just in 1 on 1 situation, it's often in 1 on 2 or 3 situations. Unfortunately, we do not have that number of quality players to export them to other leagues. I see our poor demography as one of the reasons and basketball progress in other countries as well.''

Eurobasket.com: So Serbia definitely records crisis in basketball, like a lot of basketball people notices. Do you think that we do not work well anymore in Serbia or our coaches are not so dominant like in the past?
Vladimir Bosnjak : ''Well I would say that the way of thinking of most of our coaches brought us here. For example, few years ago one of our coaches took one team and brought the team from 11th place to playoff finals in second year. Next year team owner openly criticized him because of one defeat and our coach resigned. People were questioning him why he left the team and didn't got all of money he should upon the contract.Instead of having character to be a leader some of them are just happy to stay with the team and get paid no matter who leads the team, him or GM or someone else. This way of working got us to the point that we are not idols anymore that win trophies.''

Eurobasket.com: You had a chance to cooperate with some of the best Yugoslav and American coaches as you worked with NCAA teams and Milwaukee Bucks from 1991 to 1996. From whom did you learned most?
Vladimir Bosnjak : ''I have learned a lot from all coaches I had a chance to work with. I should mention late Aca Janjic, who was a youth categories specialist, Dale Brown, a personal coach of Shaquille O'Neal and Gene Smithson. Many Yugoslav players and coaches were visiting him to educate in 1980's. At that time I think our coaches were more fanatic while US coaches were more organized. However there are some other differences now...''

Eurobasket.com: You're mentioning differences again. What should be a role of foreign coach by your opinion?
Vladimir Bosnjak : ''This job we are doing represent a life for somebody, somebody do it as hobby while somebody do it to make good money. When I was a basketball player, I was an average player in junior team and I started coaching very quickly. Sporting motive is at first place in my case and I was already looking to make first place with my team or to make players good and win medals. My former team in Jordan and Iranian National Team are the best example if we are considering results. Unfortunately, coaches who know how to earn money are now more suitable than coaches that want to win trophies. If you have a good agent and if you're ''cooperative'' with GM or team owner, it doesnt mean you will lose a job if you have average or low results.''

Eurobasket.com: You have made most of your success in Asia and Africa. Do you plan to come back to Europe?
Vladimir Bosnjak : ''I have a motive to come back to Europe and my natives. It's not easy, competition among coaches is very big but most of my colleagues that work in Europe didnt had a chance to work in such tough conditions like I have worked in. I think most of them wouldnt make results in this region and I will try my best to start coaching in Europe again.''

Eurobasket.com: Starting from 2000 in Beijing, you held a lot of basketball clinics around the globe. Do you have in plan something similar to organize in Iraq? Your experience will probably help a lot to domestic coaches.
Vladimir Bosnjak : ''Yeah, I held it in Teheran, Beijing and other places but now I have a goals with my teams and I didnt considered it yet to be honest with you. It's my 14th country I'm working in now (counting Yugoslavia, Serbia&Montenegro and Serbia separately) and there are not too many coaches that achieved the same. I'm hoping one day I will become FIBA Instructor!''

Eurobasket.com: You have two sons - Jovan and Vuksan. How would you describe your relationship with them?
Vladimir Bosnjak : ''My two sons are great kids and I'm very close to them. My older son Jovan is training disciplines like Krav Maga and MMA and he is very focused. I recognize same passion in Jovan like I had in his age so I think he would be very successful. He is Jean Claude Van Damme type of person! Younger son Vuksan started training basketball, he is left handed and I think he will be really tall guy but I do not want to make any judgement in his case.. I want to follow his progress.''

Eurobasket.com: Thank you for your time coach! All the best in Iraq with wishes for you to come back to Europe and make your career goal!
Vladimir Bosnjak : ''Thank you for your time and best regards to followers of Eurobasket.com and Asiabasket.com too! Despite winning a cup or national title every single year, I still didn't had a real chance to prove my work in Europe. Hope so this will become real next summer.''   




Slavisa
Bogavac
KLS Round 22: Last-ranked Konstantin edge Spartak - 4 hours ago
The Regular Season in KLS is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 4 rounds. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games. Bottom-ranked Konstantin managed to get a second victory, breaking the eight-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time they won against fourth-ranked Spartak in Nis 88-80. Konstantin made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) duri...   [read more]

Krsto
Bjelica
2MLS Round 23: Vojvodina NS beat Pirot in the most crucial game of the week - 4 hours ago
The Regular Season in 2MLS is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 3 rounds. An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Pirot. First ranked Vojvodina NS faced 4th placed Pirot. Guests from Novi Sad (20-3) defeated host Pirot (15-8) 89-75. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Pirot. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the...   [read more]

Wiliam
Hatcher
Adriatic League: Wiliam Hatcher carries Partizan part Cedevita in Belgrade - 20 hours ago
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Milos Teodosic's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Serbians playing currently abroad: - 13 hours ago  
Serbian Basketball coaches days - Borivoje Cenic - 2 days ago  
Spars Sarajevo signs Stefan Djordjevic - 4 days ago  
Ffriend number one in Serbia for round 21 - 5 days ago  
KLS Round 21: Spartak lose to Dynamic BG in the game between Top 4 teams - 6 days ago  
Lalic number one in Serbian 2MLS for round 22 - 6 days ago  
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Milos Teodosic selected the top Serbian playing abroad in last week's games - 8 days ago  
Adriatic League: Cedevita take Game 1 against Partizan - 8 days ago  
EuroLeague: Crvena Zvezda upset Emporio Armani in Milan - 9 days ago  
Nemanja Bjelica Out For Rest Of Season - 10 days ago  
Borisa Simanic on Nike Hoops summit in Portland - 10 days ago  
Mega Bemax junior team invited on ANGT final tournament - 10 days ago  
Mladenovic's 32-point game gives him 2MLS Player of the Week award - 11 days ago  
Todorovic's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 12 days ago  
KLS Round 20: Borac defeat Dynamic BG in the game between Top 4 teams - 13 days ago  
2MLS Round 21: Napredak defeat leader Vojvodina NS - 14 days ago  
Bogdan Bogdanovic selected the top Serbian playing abroad in last week's games - 15 days ago  
Borac adds Milovanovic to their roster - 15 days ago  
Dusan Katnic (ex Dynamic BG) agreed terms with MZT Skopje - 17 days ago  
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