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BSL Standings
 1. Fenerbahce 20-2 
 2. Anadolu Efes 20-2 
 3. Besiktas 17-5 
 4. Banvit BK 15-7 
 5. Darussafaka 15-7 
 6. Galatasaray 12-10 
 7. Gaziantep 11-11 
 8. Pinar Karsiyaka 11-11 
 9. Tofas 10-12 
 10. Yesilgiresun 9-13 
 11. Istanbul BBSK 9-13 
 12. Usak 7-15 
 13. Trabzonspor 7-15 
 14. Demir IBB 6-16 
 15. Best Balikesir 5-17 
 16. TED Kolejliler 2-20 
Full Standings
TBL Standings
 1. Eskisehir Basket 24-5 
 2. Sakarya BSB 24-6 
 3. Socar Petkim 23-6 
 4. Bursaspor 22-7 
 5. Afyon 20-10 
 6. Acibadem 19-10 
 7. Istanbulspor 18-11 
 8. Turk Telekom 16-13 
 9. Samsun 15-13 
 10. Bandirma Kir. 13-16 
 11. Gelisim 12-18 
 12. Akhisar Bld 11-18 
 13. Yalova Bld 10-19 
 14. Duzce Bld. 10-19 
 15. Pertevniyal 8-21 
 16. Mamak DSI 7-22 
 17. Final Genclik 6-23 
 18. Mugla Orman 4-25 
Full Standings
TB2L Standings
Group A
 1. Antalya BSB 16-2 
 2. Tofas Gelisim 14-4 
 3. Artvin 14-4 
 4. Boluspor 11-7 
 5. FMV Isik 10-8 
 6. Inegol 7-11 
 7. Pinar Kars. 6-12 
 8. Adanaspor 5-13 
 9. Maliye Milli 4-14 
 10. Melikgazi 3-15 
Group B
 1. Karesi Spor 16-2 
 2. Mersin BSB 11-7 
 3. Orman Genclik 11-7 
 4. Kepez Bld 10-8 
 5. Aydin BSB 9-9 
 6. Cankiri 8-10 
 7. Izmir BSB 8-10 
 8. TED Istanbul 8-10 
 9. Yesilyurt 7-11 
 10. Bilecik 2-16 
Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 20-7 
 2 CSKA 20-7 
 3 Olympiacos 19-8 
 4 Fenerbahce 17-11 
 5 Panathinaikos 17-11 
 6 Anadolu Efes 16-12 
 7 Baskonia 16-12 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 15-12 
 9 Darussafaka 13-14 
 10 Zalgiris 13-15 
 11 Galatasaray 10-17 
 12 FC Barcelona 10-17 
 13 Brose Bask. 10-18 
 14 Maccabi T-A 10-18 
 15 Unics 7-20 
 16 EA7 Armani 7-21 
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 
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  TED K.
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Shorter, TED K.20.1 
 2. Theodore, Banvit BK19.4 
 3. Ledo, Yesilgiresun18.8 
 4. Jefferson, Gazia.18.4 
 5. Summers, Pinar K.17.1 
 6. Hayes, Demir IBB16.5 
 7. Denmon, Gaziantep16.5 
 8. Morrison, TED K.15.9 
 9. Armand, Is.15.9 
 10. McKissic, Usak15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
  Best B.
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Williams, Best B.9.9 
 2. Stimac, Besiktas9.7 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.8.8 
 4. Thomas, TED K.8.3 
 5. Monroe, Usak8.0 
 6. Auguste, Usak7.9 
 7. Wright, Trabzons.7.7 
 8. Gill, Yesilgiresun7.2 
 9. Caloiaro, Demir I.7.2 
 10. Ivanov, Gaziantep7.0 
Assists Per Game
  Best Balikesir
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Green, Best Balikesir8.3 
 2. Theodore, Banvit BK7.5 
 3. Heurtel, Anadolu .7.5 
 4. Lyons, Usak6.9 
 5. Granger, Anadolu .5.6 
 6. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.5 
 7. Ermis, Tofas5.3 
 8. Calloway, Istanbu.5.0 
 9. Dillard, Pinar K.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  TED K.
  Avg: 2
 1. Shorter, TED K.2.0 
 2. Chappell, Banvit BK1.9 
 3. Eldridge, Demir I.1.8 
 4. Armstead, Yesilgir.1.8 
 5. Green, Pinar K.1.7 
 6. Ponitka, Pinar K.1.7 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray1.7 
 8. Calloway, Istanbu.1.7 
 9. Klobucar, Istanbu.1.6 
 10. Ulubay, Yesilgiresun1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.6 
 2. Dunston, Anadolu .1.6 
 3. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.4 
 4. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.1 
 5. Kairys, Usak1.1 
 6. Kulig, Banvit BK1.0 
 7. Ibekwe, Usak1.0 
 8. James, Best Balikesir0.9 
 9. Jefferson, Gazia.0.9 
 10. Kirk, Anadolu Efes0.8 
Player of the Week

 Davon Jefferson
  ( 204-F-99-86 )

 Darryl Monroe
  Turk Telekom
  ( 201-C/F-104-86 )
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Next Round Schedule

Round 23 (Regular Season)

Banvit BK Mar.24 Gaziantep 54%
Best Balikes Mar.24 Fenerbahce 89%
Demir IBB Mar.24 Besiktas 84%
Darussafaka 76% Mar.24 Usak
Galatasaray 80% Mar.24 TED Kolejli
Pinar Karsiy 55% Mar.24 Istanbul BB
Tofas 73% Mar.24 Trabzonspor
Yesilgiresun Mar.24 Anadolu Efes 81%
Next Round Schedule

Round 30 (Regular Season)

Yalova Bld 65% Mar.26 Mugla Orman
Pertevniyal Mar.25 Acibadem 79%
Socar Petkim 82% Mar.25 Bandirma Kir
Eskisehir Bs 87% Mar.25 Gelisim
Akhisar Bld Mar.25 Istanbulspor 55%
Duzce Bld. 63% Mar.25 Samsun
Bursaspor 67% Mar.25 Turk Telekom
Sakarya BSB 93% Mar.25 Final Gencli
Mamak DSI Mar.24 Afyon 69%
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%
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 1 (Semi-Finals)

Oostende Mar.29 Chalon 99%
Nanterre Mar.29 Telekom Bsk 53%
Ilias Zouros: 'I am coaching one of the best teams in Europe' - Mar 15, 2012

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Exclusive interview with coach Ilias Zouros (agency: Alti Sport) who talks on Anadolu Efes, Valencia, Zalgiris, Greek National Team and Euroleague

Coach Ilias Zouros you arrived in Istanbul a bit more than a week ago. What kind of team did you find? Anadolu Efes was supposed to reach the Euroleague Final Four which will take place in Istanbul, furthermore Efes didn't win the Turkish Cup. There was lack of confidence in the players, in the roster and the organization?
Yes, it is normal when you don't reach something that you expect to reach, as for example Final Four or the Final in the national Cup. The moral of the players was not so good. First thing I did, and every coach has to do, it was to enocourage and help the players psicologically to be better for the rest of the season.

For Anadolu Efes, what is the goal of the season?
First of all, now our goal is to come back and be strong for the last part of the season and during the playoffs.

Is Anadolu Efes on the market looking for a new player who can help the team till the season ends?
First of all I want to check all the players I have in the roster. You can't judge the players in such a short period. So I need a little bit more to understand what is going on with the team at the moment, how the players can do their job. The team has one more opportunity to sign a new player. But as a coach, I don't like to take decisions until I am 100% sure that I have to do something to improve the roster. I don't want to make a mistake deciding to sign a new player without the perfect knowledge of what I have now in the roster. It is important to make the right decision without any rush because we are getting closer to the crucial part of the season.
For the moment I am very satisfied with the player I have. But during any game and practice I check deeply the situation.

On what ground did you accept a three-month job with Anadolu Efes? It was reported that you signed without any option for the next season. Is that true?
Yes, it is true. But together with Anadolu Efes management we agreed that right after the end of the season we will discuss again about future. I made the right decision for me. I am in one of the best clubs in Europe, as team, organization, results and history of the club. It is a big honor for me to work with such an important club. Of course, it is much better to get a job like this and with good results you have the chance to extend the contract for other seasons being ready to make even better things.

Early in the season, you were at the helm of Zalgiris Kaunas. What did not work properly with the team and management?
I have excellent memories of my period in Kaunas because we won titles. I love the city and I have loved my basketball experience there. I cannot explain why I was out of the team without a normal reason. It was impossible to work because we started with a lot of games in a row, plus I didn't have any foreign players. Even for the first game, they arrived just the game before our debut. So it was impossible to find a good chemistry and to have the good results they were expecting in such a short period, considering that many players were with their National Teams. When you have enough time to work, everything can come.

In Zalgiris Kaunas you have coached Ty Lawson and Sonny Weems. Lawson is now back to the Nuggets and is having a huge season but in Kaunas he had big problems in adapting to European basketball. While it was clear since the beginning that Sonny Weems could be a crack for Europe. In your opionion, why Ty Lawson had so many problems? Was he just thinking to go back to the NBA at the end of the lockout?
Sonny Weems signed for the season, he knew since the beginning that he was staying in Europe without going back to the NBA. He was focused to do his best, to improve his game. Ty Lawson, on the other hand, has a big talent. But it is normal, when a player has a contract in the NBA, he is interested just in being in shape. For Lawson it was difficult to adapt to European basketball because the style and rules are different. He needed more time to understand how European basketball is. Especially in offense because, as we know, in NBA Lawson has a lot of space to drive to basketball. Driving to the basket facing European defense is more difficult.

Before signing with Anadolu Efes, how close you were to Valencia? Did you get any other offer?
There were some proposals to my agent Obrad Fimic. But we wanted to find the best solution for me and not just to sign somewhere to get a job without expecting something from this job. It is true that I was very close to Valencia. It is a very good club and organization who had great results over the last seasons. We were very close but something happened at the end. It is good that I got the job here in Efes. I am happy that my career is continuing in one of the best teams in Europe.

In the summer you won't have time to rest because with Greek National Team you have the last chance to qualify for London 2012. Do you expect to have the best players for the Qualifying Tournament? Last summer, in Eurobasket, Greece reached a great result without having all its best players.
I hope so. Any coach, every time hopes to have all the best players available for the National Team. For sure Dimitris Diamantidis won't be with us, because he retired from the NT. But I think that most of the players will be ready to play. A problem this year is that a lot of national championships end very late and the Pre-Olympic Tournament starts very early. There are leagues, as the Italian one, that finish late. We don't have enough time to prepare our team. So we will not make many changes, because we believe that it is better to go with a big part of the players we had last season. They know better each other and they know my philosophy about the games. We need to have good results in a short period.

Talking about the Greek players in Italy. A question about Ioanis Bourousis (Olimpia Milano). In Olympiacos he was one the most dominant centers in Europe while this season he is struggling and having problems to be decisive as expected. While Antonis Fotsis is playing at his standard levels. Why?
I believe that every team, every player and every coach are different. You can do a good job in one team and maybe in the next one you are not so succesfull. Antonis Fotsis has played many years outside Greece and he had an easier job to do. For Bourousis this is his first season outside Greece. And sometimes players need more time to understand the differences between the leagues. Ioannis is a huge talented player and I hope he will be able to show his talent soon, even in Milano.

In your opionion, who is going to win the Euroleague?
I think that CSKA Moscow and Regal Barcelona are the two favorites to win the Euroleague. CSKA has a huge talent with players that have played together for a long time. Regal Barcelona is a good team as well. Last season they could reach the Final Four in Barcelona and for sure, they want to qualify this year for the Finals. Panathinaikos vs Maccabi Tel Aviv and Siena vs Olympiacos, they have to fight till the end to get a spot for Istanbul. Panathinaikos has the court advantage but Maccabi Tel Aviv has an experienced roster with quality. Olympiacos and Siena fought a lot last season, it will be tough to make a prediction.

Who is the player that impressed you the most in Euroleague? Even a young one?
For me Shved is one of the best players this season. He started playing well from Eurobasket with Russian National Team. He exploded this season with CSKA Moscow. A lot of players coming from the NBA are playing nice basketball, for example Andrei Kirilenko.

Last question is about the agency that represents you, Alti Sport, with Obrad and Aleksandar Fimic. How important are they for you in getting such important contracts with European Top Teams?
I am very happy to be working with Obrad and Aleksandar Fimic. They both helped me a lot. Not just in getting me a job but also taking care of their clans. We talk a lot about the job and they show you everytime that they are close to you, thinking and working for you. I am really happy to work with them.


Monroe number one in Turkish TBL for round 29 - 1 hour ago
American Darryl Monroe (201-C/F-86, agency: BeoBasket) had a great game in the last round for Turk Telekom, receiving a TBL Player of the Week award for round 29. The 30-year old player had a double-double of 28 points and 17 rebounds, while his team beat Final Genclik (#17, 6-23) 111-99. Turk Telekom is placed at 8th position in Turkish TBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Turk Telekom will need more victories to improv...   [read more]

EuroLeague: Anadolu Efes clinch playoff birth, top Fenerbahce - 17 hours ago
Anadolu Efes - Fenerbahce 80:77 Anadolu Efes claimed EuroLeague playoff birth. They rallied past cross-town rivals Fenerbahce for the seventh win in eight last games. Bryant Dunston (203-C-86) scored 14 points to pace the hosts. Anadolu Efes dropped 21 points in the opening quarter to build a 7-point lead. Anadolu Efes extended the margin in the second frame. The hosts grabbed a 44:35 halftime advantage. Anadolu Efes maintained the lead throughout the third term. They entered the fourth...   [read more]

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TBL Round 29: Socar Petkim defeat Samsun in the closest game of the week - 1 day 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. Eighth-ranked Samsun (15-13) gave a tough game to third ranked Socar Petkim (23-6) on Wednesday. The visitors from Petkim managed to secure only two-point victory 70-68. However their fans expected much easier game. Socar Petkim made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Samsun helped o...   [read more]

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