View: Mobile | Desktop
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
Sweden Internationally
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover Swedish basketball. Please send us an e-mail.

Basketligan Standings
 1. Sodertalje 3-1 
 2. Boras 3-1 
 3. Uppsala 2-0 
 4. BC Lulea 2-1 
 5. Jamtland 2-1 
 6. Nassjo 2-2 
 7. Norrkoping 1-2 
 8. Malbas 0-3 
 9. Umea 0-4 
Full Standings
Basketettan Standings
 1. AIK 3-0 
 2. Djurgarden 3-0 
 3. Alvik Basket 2-1 
 4. LF Future 2-1 
 5. Jamtland II 2-2 
 6. KFUM Fryshuset 2-2 
 7. KFUM Uppsala 1-2 
 8. BG Lulea 1-3 
 9. Solna Vikings 0-0 
 10. KFUM Blackeberg 0-1 
 11. KFUM Central 0-2 
 12. Norrort 0-2 
 1. Hogsbo 4-0 
 2. Koping 3-0 
 3. Wetterbygden 3-1 
 4. Eskilstuna 2-1 
 5. Trelleborg 2-1 
 6. IK Eos 2-1 
 7. Huddinge 2-2 
 8. RIG Mark 1-2 
 9. Helsingborg 1-3 
 10. Lobas 1-4 
 11. Hoganas 0-3 
 12. Talje 0-3 
Full Standings
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Benfica 1-0 
 2 Chalon 1-0 
 3 Alba 0-1 
 4 Brussels 0-1 
Group B
 1 Gravelines 1-0 
 2 Kormend 1-0 
 3 Groningen 0-1 
 4 Limburg United 0-1 
Group C
 1 Sodertalje 1-0 
 2 Telekom Bsk 0-0 
 3 Mons-Hainaut 0-1 
Group D
 1 Antwerp 1-0 
 2 Nanterre 1-0 
 3 FC Porto 0-1 
 4 Sopron KC 0-1 
Group E
 1 Oberwart 1-0 
 2 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
 3 TU/Rock 0-1 
Group F
 1 Lukoil Acad. 1-0 
 2 Prievidza 1-0 
 3 Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-1 
 4 Steaua CSM 0-1 
Group G
 1 Gaziantep 1-0 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 1-0 
 3 AEK 0-1 
 4 Peja 0-1 
Group H
 1 Demir IBB 1-0 
 2 Enisey 1-0 
 3 Rilski 0-1 
 4 Sigal Prishtina 0-1 
Group I
 1 Targu Mures 1-0 
 2 Vytautas 0-0 
 3 TLU/Kalev 0-1 
Group J
 1 BK Pardubice 1-0 
 2 Tsmoki-Minsk 1-0 
 3 Apoel 0-1 
 4 Siauliai 0-1 
Points Per Game
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Bruesewitz, Jamtl.24.7 
 2. Bizaca, Sodertalje19.3 
 3. Cinac, Jamtland18.0 
 4. Rodgers, Malbas18.0 
 5. Hines, Boras17.3 
 6. Washington, Boras17.0 
 7. Darling, Norrkoping17.0 
 8. Lindqvist, Uppsala17.0 
 9. Oglesby, Umea16.8 
 10. Gutenius, Nassjo16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Bruesewitz, Jamtl.12.3 
 2. Anzuluni, BC Lulea11.5 
 3. Zuilhof, Malbas10.0 
 4. Nordstrom, Uppsala8.5 
 5. Spires, Sodertalje8.3 
 6. Valentine, Umea7.5 
 7. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.7.5 
 8. Bizaca, Sodertalje7.5 
 9. Ruffin, Nassjo6.8 
 10. Hines, Boras6.7 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Washington, Boras7.3 
 2. Durham, Jamtland6.3 
 3. Ronnqvist, BC Lul.5.7 
 4. Person, Uppsala5.0 
 5. Latkovic, Nassjo4.8 
 6. Peltier, Malbas3.7 
 7. Nordstrom, Uppsala3.5 
 8. Oglesby, Umea3.5 
 9. Andersson, Boras3.3 
 10. Hansson, Jamtland3.3 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Plannthin, Norrkop.2.5 
 2. Upshur, BC Lulea2.3 
 3. Anzuluni, BC Lulea2.0 
 4. Wazzi, Nassjo2.0 
 5. Andersson, Boras1.7 
 6. Hines, Boras1.7 
 7. Nordstrom, Uppsala1.5 
 8. Eriksson, Uppsala1.5 
 9. Barnes, Nassjo1.5 
 10. Smith, Norrkoping1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Nicholas SPIRES
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Spires, Sodertalje2.5 
 2. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.2.0 
 3. Wolfram, Umea1.5 
 4. Valentine, Umea1.3 
 5. Lindell, Uppsala1.0 
 6. Upshur, BC Lulea1.0 
 7. Wright, Boras1.0 
 8. Ruffin, Nassjo1.0 
 9. Hines, Boras1.0 
 10. Purifoy, Jamtland1.0 

Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

Sodertalje 55% Oct.25 Uppsala
Norrkoping 51% Oct.25 Nassjo
Umea 57% Oct.25 Malbas
BC Lulea 58% Oct.24 Boras
Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Regular Season)

IK Eos 78% Oct.26 Helsingborg
Talje Oct.26 Koping 99%
KFUM Uppsal 81% Oct.26 Norrort
AIK 99% Oct.25 Solna Viking
Eskilstuna 59% Oct.25 Huddinge
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Alba 58% Oct.26 Brussels
Chalon 55% Oct.25 Benfica
Group B
Limburg Unit 56% Oct.25 Groningen
Gravelines 55% Oct.25 Kormend
Group C
Telekom Bsk Oct.25 Sodertalje 97%
Group D
Nanterre 96% Oct.26 FC Porto
Antwerp 98% Oct.25 Sopron KC
Group E
Pau-Lacq-Ort 58% Oct.26 TU/Rock
Group F
Bnei Hertzel Oct.26 Prievidza 98%
Steaua CSM Oct.25 Lukoil Acad 96%
Group G
Peja 58% Oct.26 AEK
Gaziantep 59% Oct.26 UBT Cluj Na
Group H
Sigal Prisht 56% Oct.26 Rilski
Enisey 55% Oct.25 Demir IBB
Group I
Vytautas Oct.26 Targu Mures 97%
Group J
BK Pardubice 55% Oct.26 Tsmoki-Minsk
Siauliai 56% Oct.26 Apoel
Exclusive Interview with Pekka Salminen: Two Times Winner of SM Gold and One SM Silver - Feb 22, 2013

E-mail Tamara:
Tamara's Articles 
| Follow Tamara on  Facebook

Eurobasket. proudly presents an interview with a coach that is well known to Swedish basketball fans - Pekka Salminen Coach Salminen has won two Swedish Championships with Solna Vikings in 2003 and 2008 and also has a silver from 2009 and is curently the assistant coach on the Finnish national team that finished an impressive ninth at the last Euro Championships.

Hello Coach Pekka,

1.How are you? Hows the season so far?
-Life is good, team playing well enough at the moment. We had a nightmare season with injuries and illness, but we are still in the fight for playoffs spot (four best teams-the winner will qualify for the Finnish league. Our position is 3rd right now)

2. How was your experience in Sweden? What are your best moments?
-Everybody who involved with sports understands this: winning. Two championships with great players and staff. But still have to say my last team in Solna (2009), also hit big time with injuries and problems is a great moment as well. Won the q-finals 3-2, semis 3-2 and lost the finals 3-4, we did not win it, but those guys were plain great

3. How Swedes are different from Finish basketball players/coaches and filosophies?
-Basketball is basketball.
-In Sweden the thing was teamwork, at least for me. In Finland at the club level there is a lot of smart X&O guys that run their stuff. And there are way more foreign players and coaches in Sweden, Coaches and players with different backround make the game more varied, versatile.
-A huge difference can be found at the national team level: There is "our game"-playbook in Finland that goes all the way through U14 to senior national teams. so all the national teams play the same way.
-Sweden has a lot of talent, also have to respect the fact that they have most of their youth teams competing in A-groups

4. What was your role as an assistant to HC Dettman on Finish National Team?
-A great Coaching Staff starts with a good boss: Dettmann. I have been involved more with the defensive part, but the other coaches Jukka Toijala and Lassi Tuovi have done their share with D also.

5.In the National Team, you were responsible for everything on team defense? Goals/expectations to repeat success at this years EC in Slovenia?

-Tough group...for everybody. We have to remember that we played the qualifications without our main PG Teemu Rannikko (Petteri Koponen, U OK also) . He will be back and we will be ready

6. What are your plans to coach abroad again? Rivalry with Sweden (will meet in EC in grou play in Slovenia)?

-All depends on my personal life, kids and stuff. Loved Sweden, so.... Sweden-we will enjoy this game, when ever Sverige and Suomi play, any sport, it is a great game!

7. Next Finnish star male player to move abroad and play proffessional?

-Carl Lindbom. 206cm, position 3, works harder than anybody. On the other hand he has already played some in Germany, so a clear Euro Rookie...have a look at Joonas Lehtoranta

8. How is basketball doing n Finland? Easy to recruit young players to the sport? Clubs stable econimcly or also feeling crisis?

-BB is a small sport. Our only spectator sport is Icehockey and together with football they dominate at youth level, thinking about how many kids play the sport. Basketball has gotten more and more publicity after our Eurobasket success, but the media coverage is still relatively modest. Biggest problem is that there are NO clubs in the Finnish league from the metropolitan Helsinki area. This is of course cause of economical issues. My Former teams Espoon Honka and ToPo were kicked from the league due to economical stuff. It looks like the financial part is Ok at the countryside, smaller cities where the team can be the most important sports team in the area and they get the local media involved. BTW : Look at Joensuun Katajas success at Euro-challenge

9. What would be your advice to young coaches?

-Listen to older ones, they may have forgotten something, but they most likely still know a lot!

10. What difference does it make average player from great player?

-The fire, the dedication.

Thank you for your time Coach Salminen. Eurobasket and Tamara Ruzic wish you a lot of success for the rest of the season and in play offs.

Toni Bizaca
Basketligan Round 4 of Regular Season - 3 hours ago

Basketligan Regular Season is still in too early stage and there may be still significant changes in the standings. The most interesting game of round 4 was a home defeat of 6th ranked Nassjo (2-2) to fifth ranked Sodertalje Kings (3-1) 73-67. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-16. But Nassjo won third quarter 15-7. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention...   [read more]

Papy Ndiaye gets MVP of the Week award for Swedish Basketettan - 1 day ago

Talented Papy Ndiaye (187-G-94) had a great game in the last round for Trelleborg and that's him to receive a Basketettan Player of the Week award for round 4. The 22-year old guard had the game-high 26 points adding five rebounds and three assists for Trelleborg in his team's victory, helping them to crush, the league's bottom-ranked team Lobas (#12, 0-4) with 24-point margin 93-69. Trelleborg is placed at 5th position in their group in Swedish Basketettan. They would have...   [read more]

Serkan Inan
Basketettan Round 4: AIK keeps a leadership position - 2 days ago

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked AIK as it allowed them to take a leadership position. AIK smashed bottom-ranked KFUM Central in Solna 79-59. The game was mostly controlled by AIK. KFUM Central managed to win third quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. AIK forced 25 KFUM Central turnovers. The former international guard Serkan Inan (201-86) fired 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Jonathan Gunnarsson (195-95)...   [read more]

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Site Map: Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer

Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.