NBA Twilight Zone

utorak, 29.01.2008.

JASON & HOPE PAKIRAJU PRTLJAGU: Pod trade tepihom 40MIL/2Y...


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Nets point guard Jason Kidd on Monday confirmed what many have suspected for months: He's looking for a way out of New Jersey.

Kidd told ESPN that his agent, Jeff Schwartz, has approached the Nets about getting something done before the Feb. 21 trading deadline. "It's time for all of us to move on," Kidd was quoted as saying.


The report added that Kidd believes a move is needed to help the franchise. Kidd also is the most tradeable of the Nets' core players, the report said, citing the burdensome contracts of Vince Carter and Richard Jefferson.
ESPN's report did not contain any response from the club.



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New York-area media long suspected that Kidd was looking for an exit. The team's current situation surely isn't helping matters; New Jersey's on a nine-game losing streak and ninth in the Eastern Conference at 18-26.

NCAA @ NASN:
20.30pm(CET) Louisville vs Connecticut - College Basketball: Earl Clark and the Cardinals will be looking to pick up a road victory against their Big East rivals Jerome Dyson and the Huskies.
22.30pm(CET) Oklahoma State vs Oklahoma - College Basketball: Big 12 rivals go head to head at the Lloyd Noble Center as James Anderson and the Cowboys look to pick up a road win against Blake Griffin and the Sooners.


Kidd, 34, told ESPN that he would be fine with going to just a more competitive team and not only to a Finals contender. Last season the Nets were close to trading Kidd to the Lakers, but the deal died when L.A. refused to include young center Andrew Bynum.


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29.01.2008. u 17:35 • 18 KomentaraPrint#

ponedjeljak, 28.01.2008.

NELLY BRINGING BACK C-WEBB: 'Dre Biedrins records 26 BOARDS in win over NY Knicks...



MJ'S SON – JEFF JORDAN: scores on a drive to the basket, drawing a foul in the process. However, he fails to convert what would have been his first three-point play for the Illinois Fighting Illini. JJ played well (Aug. 31, 2007) in the exhibition against Canadian national champs Carleton University. The walk-on scored six points, grabbed one steal and played significant minutes during overtime for the Illini. In the end, the Big Ten team pulled off the victory over the Ravens 74-72 in overtime. Father Michael Jordan was a no-show for his son's debut after determining that there are no private boxes in the bandbox gym that seats only 1,500.


"LIKE FATHER LIKE SON“
Unlike Mike


The son of the greatest basketball player in history averages just 0.9 points. But you would never guess that by listening to him describe his freshman season at Illinois.

"I'm having so much fun," Jeff Jordan told me last week. "I'm glad I decided to give this a try."


A try?

Yes, it's true. With no athletic scholarship offer, Michael Jordan's oldest boy had to join the Illini as a walk-on. He's averaging a measly 4.2 minutes per game and has made just three shots all season. Statistically, he sounds like a rare heir to Rare Air.

The refreshing thing is that, at Illinois, no one seems to care.

Nearly three months into his college career, Jeff isn't being deified by Illini fans. He said his classmates don't sweat him because of his dad or tease him because he can't do a 360-dunk.

Instead they're treating him like any other college student, which is all Jeff ever hoped for in the first place.

"I actually dealt with it more in high school than I do now," Jeff said of the attention he often receives because of his father. "On campus everyone has been great. Sometimes we'll go out to eat when we're out of town and people will (approach) me. But my teammates look out for me in those situations."

He pauses.

"Even then, it really doesn't affect me much," Jeff said. "I've been dealing with it my whole life."

It's not as if Jeff hasn't received any fanfare during the last few months. When Illinois opened the season with an exhibition tour of Canada, Jeff had to conduct a separate press conference each day to accommodate the throng of media that was tracking his every move. One evening, when players went eat dinner, strangers began yelling Jeff's name and taking his picture as he stepped off the team bus.



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Of course, at that point, he was just glad to be on the Illini roster.

Wasn't long ago when Jeff figured his basketball career would end after his final high school game. He averaged 15 points as a senior at Loyola Academy in Highland Park, Illinois, but without any big-time scholarship offers, he seemed content to give up the sport and enroll at Illinois on an academic scholarship.

"I was just going to be a regular student," he said. "But then I met the guys on the team and got along with all of them so well. I figured I'd come in with no expectations and see how I did the first year. If it didn't work out, it didn't work out." Even though he hasn't played much of a factor for the Illini, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Jeff said he couldn't be more pleased with his progress the first year.

A wing player in high school, Jeff has moved to point guard at the request of head coach Bruce Weber, who praised the freshman for adapting to a new position.

"Even if you were a point guard in high school, the intensity level here is so much higher," Weber said. "Some freshmen get in there and play scared. But he doesn't do that. He's very aggressive."

Weber said Jeff's biggest weakness is his three-point shooting, but he praised his midrange game and his ability to slash into the paint.

Still, according to Weber, Jeff's most impressive characteristic is the way he conducts himself off the court.

"He's as humble as any kid we have in our program," Weber said. "He's proud to be Michael's son, but at the same time he enjoys being Jeffery Jordan."

As for dear old dad, Michael Jordan was on hand to watch Illinois play Duke in the Maui Invitational in November, but he's yet to attend a game in Champaign because of his duties as the part-owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats.

Still, that doesn't mean Jeff isn't asking his old man for advice.

"He's pretty hands-off," Jeff said. "He only gives me information when I come to him and ask for it. I still take advantage of it. I'm not doing it as much as I did at the beginning of the year, but if I have any questions or I want him to watch me on TV and critique me, I call him so he can give me some feedback."


The information seems to be coming in handy. Weber said he wouldn't be at all surprised if Jeff became a significant contributor for the Illini by the time he's a junior.

If that happens, the spotlight that seems so dim may suddenly become bright.


Jason King
Yahoo! Sports


28.01.2008. u 18:00 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

nedjelja, 27.01.2008.

NCAA @NASN: Connecticut vs Indiana (14.00)


NBA DUNK WARS: tried to get most of the rare dunks from the past years in the NBA into this mix. Thanks to Defamous23 for most of the clips.


Zaista odlična analiza cijenjenog kolege Kristiana Hohnjeca o SMS-prekidu odnosa Cibone & Ayusa, ali kako nikada svi ne mogu biti na jednoj strani jer bi zavladala komorna atmosfera u eteru evo zašto je Ayuso doveden in the first place. He was told to shot the ball, but he was not given the ball, it is as simple as that...

U detaljnije analize neću ulaziti, smatram da je za ofenzivni segment Ayusove igre dovoljan Haklerov komentar:

"Čitao sam to i 190cm nije deficitarna visina, a ako Ayuso nije eksplozivan onda ne znam tko je...prolazi sa prvim korakom bilo koga u Euroligi... naskače i praktički njegov ulaz je nezaustavljiv..."




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Larry je izbjegao očekivanu "nogu" poslodavca zbog svog personalnog ponosa; on nije sastavljao roster i vodio momčad.

Svi njegovi medijski istupi bili su iznimno korektni, a kada je "smrdilo od glave do pete", a on je dao maksimum na terenu (vs. Zadar), poručivao je novinarima da ga ne čekaju predugo...

Vjerujem da je sljedeća Larryeva destinacija mnogo bliža od Puerto Rica, a možda i počinje s P...


Muraya
Nba.blog.hr


27.01.2008. u 11:27 • 10 KomentaraPrint#

subota, 26.01.2008.

NLB @ HRT2: Zadar vs Partizan (20.00)...NCAA @NASN: Gonzaga vs Memphis feat.Rose (18.00)



RUDY GAY'S SLAM DUNK PROMOTION


Do you want to be a part of history?

RUDY GAY, G-F GRIZZLIES: 19.3PPG/5.7REB/1.5STL/0.9BLK


Then upload a clip demonstrating your best dunk as a video response of on this page.



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I will pick the dunk I like the best and replicate it during the NBA Slam Dunk Competition on February 16th.

DERRICK ROSE, PG MEMPHIS (NCAA): 14.1PPG/4.2AST/3.9REB


Let me see what you got and we can win this competition together!


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26.01.2008. u 14:28 • 2 KomentaraPrint#

petak, 25.01.2008.

ALL STAR SLAM DUNK COMPETITION: Gerald Green, Rudy Gay, Jamario Moon, Dwight Howard



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Couple of quick notes nakon napornog tjedna...

Larry is not with us any longer, shooting show must go on, u punom smislu riječi...nadamo se da će ostati u našoj neposrednoj blizini...Euroliga je rasprodala karte za Final Four u roku od 72 sata!!

Reunited na drugom kraju svijeta - Nellie and Webber bury the hatchet? Would Webber help the Warriors or is he too old and hobbled to make a difference. It would be great to get some inside muscle and rebounding...

Posredstvom kolege Pakraca saznao sam da je i Hoopshype ovih dana otkrio Kenny Georgea......kada bi se odlijepio od parketa 20-30 centimetara radilo bi se o jednom od najboljih centara svih vremena...neću reći košarkaša da ne uvrijedim Mr.MJ-a...

Dobro bi nam došao jedan takav gorostasni centar u Ateni, naravno ako je Kas stvarno odlučio odmarati...Draw of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men to take place on 31st January in Athens...

Jedna utakmica me posebno posebno zanima: vs Puerto Rico...


Muraya
Nba.blog.hr


25.01.2008. u 17:59 • 2 KomentaraPrint#

četvrtak, 24.01.2008.

PERFECT GAME 4 RAPTORS vs CELTICS (33-7): 58% za dvicu, 71% za tricu, 100% iz sl.bacanja


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CIBONINA „PILA NAOPAKO“ – ŠTO JE GORE, A ŠTO DOLJE? Katastrofa protiv LeMansa, teoretski još imaju šanse. Svijetla točka je u zadnje dvije euro-tekme postao Hoskin, podsjetio nas je u trenucima na CHUCKA PERSONA iz najboljih dana vs Celtics '91. Ipak ponoviti ću da Hoskin nije doveden zbog „vatrene moći“, za to su trebali biti zaduženi Warren & Ayuso. Roster je (preočito) krivo posložen i Slavko Cvitković je naravno bio u pravu kada je ustvrdio da se „velike momčadi stvaraju, a ne kupuju“ (barem u Europi). Ayusova Budućnost: iako su njegovi najrecentniji nastupi daleko ispod naše razine očekivanja, siguran sam da ga u slučaju odlaska iz Savske čeka barem jedna ponuda iz susjedstva i koja lopta više...možda je zato i doveden, in the first place??



TREBAO SAM OTIĆI U EUROPU...
USC's Mayo might have broken NCAA rule by accepting Lakers tickets


Southern California freshman standout O.J. Mayo might have violated an NCAA rule by accepting free tickets to Monday night's NBA game between Denver and the Los Angeles Lakers from Nets star Carmelo Anthony.

Mayo told reporters Tuesday he had received the tickets, which were located behind courtside seats near mid-court at Staples Center and had a face value of $230 each.

"We don't know the specifics of the situation and won't be able to comment," NCAA spokesman Erik Christianson said Wednesday in an e-mail to The Associated Press.




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USC sports information director Tim Tessalone declined comment on behalf of the university.

NCAA bylaw 16.11.2.2.3 states that student-athletes may not receive "free or reduced-cost admission to professional athletics contests from professional sports organizations, unless such services also are available to the student body in general."


The NCAA could consider Anthony a friend who gave Mayo the tickets rather than a representative of the Nets, perhaps making the matter legal by NCAA standards.

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10.30pm(CET) Iowa State vs Kansas
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Mayo, averaging a team-leading 19.7 points and 4.6 rebounds, said Anthony made the offer of tickets at a party he hosted Sunday night.

"I was talking to him like, `Man, you're out pretty late. You've got a game tomorrow night against Kobe (Bryant),"' Mayo said. "He said, `Nah, it will be all right.' And then he asked, `You want to come to the game?' And I was like, `Sure."'



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24.01.2008. u 17:36 • 10 KomentaraPrint#

srijeda, 23.01.2008.

LE MANS: Cibonina medijska "pila naopako"?



Marko Popović (12.3PTS/21MIN) is one of the best shooters in Europe and will be a vital part of Croatia coach Jasmin Repesa's plans at this summer's FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Popovic, who plays with Zalgiris Kaunas, spoke to FIBA's Luka Maselj after a recent Euroleague game.
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Ako već ne želite gledati thriller u Le Mansu...

France: Sport+ (Delayed, 9:30 PM CET)
Bosnia - Herzegovina: BHT 1 (8:30 PM CET)
Croatia: HRT+ (8:30 PM CET)
Internet: Euroleague.TV (8:30 PM CET)
Greece: Supersport 3 (8:30 PM CET)



Možete provjeriti sljedeće NCAA tekme...

NCAA @ NASN
17.30pm Michigan vs Wisconsin
These two Big Ten rivals face off at the Kohl Center with Trevon Hughes and the Badgers looking to pick up a home victory against Manny Harris and the Wolverines.

19.30pm Tennessee vs Kentucky
SEC East rivals go head to head at the Rupp Arena as Patrick Patterson and the Wildcats host Chris Lofton and the Volunteers.


Uz napomenu da će prvu od ove dvije u snimci na MAX-TV SportKanalu oko 21.00 komentirati glavni urednik Superkošarke Vladimir Radičević, te jedan od naših vodećih NCAA poznavatelja - Željko Đođo a.k.a. Fastfood...

Keep it going, Srijeda je...


Muraya
Nba.blog.hr


23.01.2008. u 17:24 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

utorak, 22.01.2008.

1001 POST: Ayuso on the way out??


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LARRY AYUSO WALLPAPER by HRC


OK, OK...

Prije nego što se počne sa otkazima i novim akvizicijama usred sezone toliko tipičnima za ovo nogometno podneblje, pozivam kritičnu masu koja je ispred Tornja otpočela medijski linč, da prvo baci pogled na sljedeća dva broja, jer brojevi NIKADA ne lažu:


EUROLIGA: 14.3 PPG (bez Maccabia)

NLB LIGA: 14.9 PPG



Za one od Vas koji su upravo stigli iz Maksimira, pojasniti ću da se radi o prosjecima poena po utakmici, te da je Larry Ayuso, ma koliko blijedo igrao u odnosu na žute dane i dalje druga napadačka opcija ove Cibonine momčadi. Možda griješim, možda bi njegov odlazak značio prosperitet za Hoskina & Kelleya, ali danas ću uložiti dio teško stečenog kredita na Ayusovo polje, pa makar njegov otkaz bio neminovan.



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Zabio je 0 poena u jednom poluvremenu protiv europske košarkaške institucije i miran k'o bubica odsjedio cijelo drugo poluvrijeme. Cibonu čeka ključna utakmica protiv LeMansa. Tko će šutirati eventualnu ključnu loptu na toj utakmici bez Ayusa? Suviše predvidivo. Jordan ne bi postao pobjednik da nije imao Pippena. Warren jednostavno treba Ayusa u ovoj situaciji, osim ako ne smatrate da Hoskin može igrati šutera, a Kelley skakati..

NCAA @ NASN 22-01-2008
18.30pm(CET) Syracuse vs Georgetown - College Basketball
Big East rivals take the court at the MCI Center as Roy Hibbert and the Hoyas host Donte Greene and the Orange.

20.30pm(CET) Texas vs Oklahoma State - College Basketball
D.J. Augustin and the Longhorns will be looking to pick up a road victory at the Gallagher-Iba Arena against their Big 12 rivals, James Anderson and the Cowboys.


BTW, Final Four Kupa Krešimira Ćosića igra se početkom veljače u Trnskom, a Larryu ti koševi itekako leže.

Nije istina da se nije pokušao prilagoditi momčadi. Što činiti ako ga se želi zadržati? Razgovarati o problemima, najlakše je odrezati ruku, a kasnije razbijati glavu zbog toga. Treba itekako dobro razmisliti in the first place.

I rest my case, naravno da ću ovo potpisati...


Marjan Crnogaj a.k.a. Muraya
Nba.blog.hr


22.01.2008. u 18:41 • 15 KomentaraPrint#

ponedjeljak, 21.01.2008.

MARTIN LUTHER KING'S DAY: Bulls (16-23) go to 3-0 vs. Pistons (29-12) this season...


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S VRHA MOSORA: ZORAN SLAVNIĆ a.k.a. MOKA, NEKAD NAJBOLJI EUROPSKI PLAYMAKER,TRENER ŠIBENKE I JUGOPLASTIKE I PRVI SELEKTOR REPREZENTACIJE SRBIJE


Aco, zašto mi se ne javljaš?


Smeta li vam zafrkancija na vaš račun: Moka Slavnić ušao je u povijest srbijanske košarke kao jedini selektor koji na službenim utakmicama nije zabilježio nijednu pobjedu!

- Dobro zezanje mi nikad ne smeta. Na moj račun pogotovo. Ali, to što ste čuli je glupost. Naime, ja sam prvi selektor košarkaške reprezentacije Srbije! Otkad je Srbija samostalna država, nitko nije vodio našu reprezentaciju osim mene...

Činjenica je da se reprezentacija Srbije, pod vašim vodstvom, vratila s Eurobasketa u Španjolskoj već nakon prvog kruga, bez ijedne pobjede...

- To je istina. Doživjeli smo rezultatski neuspjeh, ali ja sam i prije početka Europskog prvenstva bio svjestan da je s tako mladom reprezentacijom moguć neuspjeh. To sam i izjavljivao. Nisam odstupio od jedinog ispravnog puta: selekcionirao sam najperspektivnije igrače koje imamo, s njima krenuo u Europu! Nismo uspjeli, ja se ne kajem što sam tako odlučio. Oni su budućnost naše košarke, put koji sam izabrao je jedini mogući ispravan košarkaški put. Druga je stvar što je predsjednik Košarkaškog saveza Srbije, moj dvostruki kum Dragan Kapičić, s kojim godinama nisam u nikakvim odnosima, s kojim sam se mirno razdužio, kao Česi i Slovaci, odustao od dogovorenog i zacrtanog puta...

...Smijenjeni ste, novi selektor je postao Dušan Ivković!

- Da! Ja sam primjer kako revolucija jede svoju djecu. Umjesto da uživam plodove superhrabre odluke da na Eurobasket krenem s mladim lavovima, koji će sigurno dokazati na idućim natjecanjima, te plodove će ubrati Dušan Ivković. Jednako kao prije dvadeset godina kad je uskočio za selektora reprezentacije Jugoslavije koju je selekcionirao košarkaški genije Krešimir Ćosić. U čemu sam, to s ponosom ističem, i ja sudjelovao...

Koliko znam, Krešo Ćosić tad vas je zamolio da mu kažete koga u srbijanskoj košarci vidite kao vrlo perspektivne igrače!

- Zvao me je i kazao doslovno ovo: „Care, ja znam na koje mlade igrače iz Hrvatske mogu računati. Ajde, vidi šta perspektivnoga ima u Srbiji!“ To sam učinio...

...I preporučili mu Divca, Đorđevića, Paspalja...

- Sad se neću busati u prsa i govoriti kako sam bio vidovit. Ali ću kazati ono što je istina: znam košarkaško znanje! Znam košarku. I zato tvrdim da je danas u košarci, u svim državama bivše Jugoslavije, a slobodno mogu kazati i u Europi, malo košarkaških znalaca u ulozi trenera...

...Ni vi kao trener niste dostigli vašu igračku slavu...

- Kad sam završio zaista uspješnu i trofejnu karijeru kazao sam: „Bože, daj mi kao treneru barem deset posto od onoga što si mi dao kao igraču!“ I Bog me poslušao...


Sa Šibenikom u srcu

Zašto onda od Boga niste tražili veći postotak?

- U pravu ste, da sam ga zamolio bilo koji postotak, dao bi mi ga. Kao trener ostvario sam svoj najveći san: bio sam selektor reprezentacije svoje države! Istina, taj san mi je bio malo košmaran, ali ponosim se što sam prvi košarkaški selektor u povijesti samostalne Srbije. I ponosim se onim što sam učinio kao trener...

...U Šibeniku i Splitu!

- Svugdje. A Šibenik i Split su posebno mjesto u mojem trenerskom životu. I životu uopće. S tim da imam različit odnos prema ta dva divna grada. U Šibeniku su me svi voljeli, Splitu sam trebao. Na Gripama, gdje i danas imam prave prijatelje, sam odradio posao, sve ono što sam obećao sam i učinio. I više od toga. Ali, Split me nikad nije primio tako otvorenog srca kao Šibenik. Nosim ga u srcu. Ljubav između mene i Šibenika je bila velika obostrana ljubav. Snažna ljubav. Iskrena ljubav. U Šibeniku mi je bilo predivno. Tamo su mi dali ljubav, mislim da sam i ja njima dao mnogo. I to me čini sretnim...

Čuo sam kako ste kazali da ste tužni što vas nitko od Šibenčana nije došao vidjeti u Zadar, kad ste tamo prije nekoliko godina, kao trener Atlasa, igrali europsku utakmicu...

- Da, to me zaboljelo. Kao da su se Šibenčani plašili da im tko ne bi zamjerio što su došli vidjeti svoga Moku u Zadar. Kazao sam tad u šali: „Šibenčani, Tuđman je umro, nemate se više razloga plašiti da ćete se susresti s nekim iz Srbije!“

Zadrani su vas dočekali velikim pljeskom...

- To mi je bilo neočekivano, zahvalan sam Zadranima zbog toga. Naježio sam se od toga pljeska. Ali, Zadrani su me, i dok sam igrao, cijenili...

... Koliko se sjećam onda su vas vrijeđali s tribina...

- Kad sam u Jazinama igrao za Zvezdu svašta su mi vikali: srpska svinjo, cigane, beogradski majmune... A kad bi utakmica završila, kad bi se spustio košarkaški zastor, prilazili su mi i govorili: bravo majstore!


Uzor: Pino Giergia!

Jedan Zadranin bio je vaš jedini košarkaški idol, uzor!

- Da, to je legendarni Pino Giergia. Bio je svjetski playmaker. Zbog dva YU sportaša hiljade, hiljade djece počeli su igrati košarku i nogomet. Jedan je zadarski Pino, a drugi nogometaš Dragoslav Šekularac. Dva sportska čarobnjaka. Eto, ja opet hvalim Pina, učinio sam to tko zna koliko puta, a on o meni nikad nije kazao lijepu riječ...



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Ja sam svjedok da vas Giuseppe Giergia cijeni kao velikog košarkaša!

- On je narcisoidan čovjek, takvima hvaljenje drugih nije baš navika. Ali ja ga zaista cijenim kao svjetsku klasu. Nego, kako se podnose u istom klubu dva narcisoidna čovjeka – Pino i Aco Petrović?

Ne znam da su narcisoidni, ali znam da su vrlo uspješni i da Zadar ove sezone igra odlično!

- Što, ne znate da su Pino i Aco narcisoidni!? OK, ne date na svoje susjede. Imate pravo. Ali, morate znati da obojicu poštujem!

Znam za Pina, nisam znao za Acu...

- Aco Petrović je danas, uvažavajući sve hrvatske trenere, posebno Jasmina Repešu i Nevena Spahiju, za mene najbolji hrvatski trener. Drago mi je da je na klupi Zadra, da baš u Jazinama dokaže Ciboni kako prevaga nisu igrači nego baš treneri. Aco je broj jedan. U brzini razmišljanja, kreativnosti, pravim potezima s klupe... Smijem li nešto poručiti Aci?

Tko vam brani, izvol'te!

- Aco, bili smo vrlo bliski, što je reći da se odavno ne javljaš!? Mogu i tebi kazati ono što i mojim Šibenčanima... Da, da, to vrijedi i za tebe, i ti si Šibenčanin: Franjo Tuđman je umro, slobodno i bez straha možeš mi se javiti u Beograd!
Veliki trener Novosel

Znate onu priču: veliki igrač ne mora biti veliki trener!

- Točno. Niti svaki veliki igrač mora postati veliki trener, niti netko tko nije bio veliki igrač nema šanse postati veliki trener. Ali, taj, tko nije bio veliki igrač, mora biti pametan čovjek da uspije kao trener. Tko mi sad od takvih pada na pamet... Aha, Jose Mourinho i Rafa Benitez. Siguran sam da su obojica u školi bili oslobođeni tjelesnog odgoja, ali su kao pametni ljudi uspjeli na trenerskoj klupi. Kod nas i kod nas je sasvim druga pjesma...

Koja?

- Znam da pravu šansu ne dobivaju pravi. Nego oni koji zadovoljavaju ukuse predsjednika, klupskih gazda... Obično najviše šansi imaju ulizice. Što si blesaviji i manje znaš, imaš više šansi proći kod tih koji su jednako tako blesavi i jednako malo znaju. Znanje svima smeta. Kad ti netko kaže da si inteligentan, promoćuran, kreativan, vispren, pametan, to ti mora goditi. Ali, odmah si osuđen na neuspjeh. Nećeš ni dobiti šansu baš zato što si takav. To je naša sudbina! Ne samo u košarci, nego u sportu uopće. I ne samo u sportu...Sve se oprašta osim uspjeha. Biti uspješan znači navući na sebe bijes, ljubomoru, zavist... Nevjerojatno, ali istinito!

Mislite li još uvijek da je Mirko Novosel najveći košarkaški trener bivše Jugoslavije?

- Da! Mirko je najveći. Osvajao je olimpijska, svjetska i europska zlata i srebra, činio je to s tri različite generacije. On je najzaslužniji što smo počeli osvajati zlatne medalje, što smo godinama „ubijali“ dotad nedodirljivi SSSR. Rusi su od nas umirali od straha. Mirko nam nije gušio individualnost, puštao nas je da igramo, nije nas tlačio nekakvom šah-košarkom. Učio nas je igrati se i pobjeđivati. To mi je savršeno odgovaralo.
Broj jedan: Krešo Ćosić!

Ne mogu ne spomenuti Dražena Petrovića...

- Samo me nemojte pitati jesam li ga ja stvorio!? Ne! Stvorili su ga otac Jole i majka Biserka. Kad sam došao na Baldekin vidio sam da je to košarkaško čudo od talenta, uveo sam ga u prvu momčad s 14,5 godina! Ostalo sve znate...

A Toni Kukoč i Dino Rađa? Koliko su oni vaši...

- Ne volim te priče. Rekli su mi da je Toni mršav, fizički slab, da ima ruku i ima mota, ali ne može onako mek i tanak u prvoligašku konkurenciju. Za Dina su govorili da ima velike guzice i da je spor. E, ali ja sam u njima odmah vidio NBA potencijal. I dao sam im pravu šansu i pravu minutažu u prvoj momčadi Jugoplastike. Znate što je dalje bilo...

Stalno, u svakoj prilici ističete: Krešimir Ćosić bio je za sve europske košarkaše svih vremena profesor doktor!

- To je istina. Bio je čudo od igrača i čudo od čovjeka. Bio je naš neprikosnoveni komandant. Nije bio egoist. Ni na parketu ni izvan njega. Nitko nikad u Europi nije igrao košarku tako dobro kao Krešo Ćosić. Moj dragi Žila. I zato neka nitko nikoga ne uspoređuje s Krešom. Zato jer će ispasti smiješan...

Dogodine navršavate 60 godina. Je li vrijeme za početak nekakve inventure života...

- Kakva inventura!? Kad je netko ovako blesav u duši kao što sam ja, taj ne stari tako lako. Svakog rođendana kažem sam sebi: jel' moguće da imaš toliko godina!? Ja se još uvijek igram u životu i uživam u toj igri. Pa neka svatko misli što hoće...

Ne krijete da vas jedna stvar strašno nervira, žalosti...

- Da. Svjestan sam da je Jugoslavija umrla, da više nema bratstva-jedinstva. Ali, ne prihvaćam da ga nije bilo! Bilo ga je, bilo! Stvarali smo ga i mi na košarkaškom parketu. U reprezentaciji koja je cijeloj Jugoslaviji onda donosila neizmjernu radost. OK, danas se više ne volimo, ali nemojte govoriti da se nikad nismo voljeli. Jesmo!


Splitski kvartet

Splićani su uvijek davali poseban pečat reprezentaciji. Vedrinom i zafrkancijom najbliži mi je bio Rato Tvrdić. Pravi kapetan! Volim Ratu, volim i Peru Skansija, Damira Šolmana, Željka Jerkova... Taj splitski kvartet posebno cijenim. Često se sjetim svog društva iz splitskog Hotela Park gdje smo noćima pričali o svemu i svačemu. Pred očima su mi Jaman, Josip, doktor Kostiov... I cijeli tadašnji splitski sportski parlament, kako su ih u Splitu zvali. Bilo je tu filozofskih rasprava, znalo bi svanuti, a mi bismo još raspravljali o tko zna čemu. Poručujem ono što sam im već poručio: Moka Slavnić je ostao isti!


Jadranska liga

Znam da su sve glasniji oni koji ne žele regionalnu košarkašku ligu, koji tvrde da je ona ubila domaća prvenstva. Ja ne govorim da se radi o ubojstvu, ali definitivno državnim prvenstvima treba dati prioritet. Ne može se prvenstvo države strpati u dva mjeseca, a da u Italiji, Grčkoj, Španjolskoj, Turskoj, Francuskoj... u svim velikim košarkaškim državama traje od jeseni do proljeća. Jadranska liga – da! Ali, ona ne smije biti važnija od državnog prvenstva. Nema ništa slađe nego biti prvak svoje države...


MILORAD BIBIĆ a.k.a. MOSOR
SLOBODNA DALMACIJA


21.01.2008. u 22:53 • 3 KomentaraPrint#

nedjelja, 20.01.2008.

NCAA @ NASN: Ohio State feat. Kostas Koufas vs Tennessee Volunteers (14.30)...


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DANIJEL PREBEG a.k.a. SUHI, KK ZAPAD: JAKA TI SI SUPER, ALI JA SAM ZABIO JEDAN VIŠE OD BRYANTA TORONTU...


KK Odra Pesi - KK Zapad 47:123, Suhi je zabio 82 koša što je klupski rekord, a Zapad je ostvario najveću pobjedu u služenim utakmicama.

"Prema zapisniku Suhi je zabio 78 poena (5 TRICA). Vjerujem da rekord lige nije konačan već je izazov za Džidžića i Zubćića."
- Davor Poredoš, GM KK Zapad




NBA TOP 10 PLAYS 20-01-2008
NBA 1987: BULLS vs PISTONS
NCAA: UNC vs MARYLAND 19-01-2008 - prvi poraz Tar Heelsa 2007/08
TOP 10 EUROLEAGUE PLAYS: WEEK 12
NBA 1993: SPURS vs BULLS
DAN GAZURIC MIX
TOP 10 NBA PLAYS 19-01-2008



Šteta Muraya što nisi mogao prisustvovati toj utakmici.Igrali smo samo sa 9 igrača, a Šime nije igrao tako da je pobjeda mogla biti i uvjerljivija.

NBA @ OBN: U nedjelju se igra samo jedna tekma tako da OBN daje snimku subotnje tekme Houston vs San Antonio (22.00)...
CHECK THIS OUT: Dražen vs Rockets 1993. - Eldar a.k.a. Sole



Guerilla
KK Zapad


20.01.2008. u 09:35 • 4 KomentaraPrint#

petak, 18.01.2008.

HOSKIN & KELLEY SHOOTING EXIBITION: combined for 45 points, held Maccabi within 5 points, Cibona vs Partizan za proljeće u Europi...



CIBONA vs MACCABI by REPRIZA.NET76:81


Muraja,

Ovo bih te moglo zanimat: KENNY GEORGE, UNC ASHEVILLE

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Inače, moju zadnju godinu na UNC Asheville on je bio freshman i imao je ozljedu koljena pa je pauzirao sezonu!

AREA 52: Josip Sesar nije odustao od košarke i trenutno briljira na treninzima KK Zrinjevca. OK, možda ne briljira, ali je reportedly "dobar, u solidnoj formi". Off the record saznajemo da Sesar ne namjerava potpisati za KK Zrinjevac, ali bi u igri mogla biti KK Cedevita...




TOP 10 NBA PLAYS 18-01-2008 feat. #9, Josh McRobers
EUROLEAGUE: THE POLISH SURPRISE
ANTAWN JAMISON MIX
EUROLEAGUE: REAL SEIZE THE MOMENT
TOP 10 NBA PLAYS 17-01-2008
EUROLEAGUE: CSKA IS UNSTOPPABLE



Ali, živio je na fakultetu u istoj zgradi kao ja pa sam znao malo popričat s njim!

Tip je prava dobričina a i izgleda da mu ide dobro!

KENNY GEORGE INSIGHT: 13.1pts/8.8rebs/4.9blks...Muraya's comment: definitivno brojevi koji odskaču i od Shaqovih na LSU-u, ali napravljeni u samo 21.7 minuta na parketu!!!...72% šuta iz polja, slobodna bacanja popravljena s 23% u prošloj na 64% u ovoj sezoni...UNC Ashville je trenutno na 13-4, izgubili od North Caroline samo 12 razlike...


UNC Asheville for life!!!!! :)


Željko

18.01.2008. u 18:41 • 13 KomentaraPrint#

srijeda, 16.01.2008.

PAVLIČEVIĆEVI MRAVI IZ TRNSKOG: nakon Železnika 'pojeli i Šveđin Dinamo u najsjevernijoj metropoli - St.Petersburgu...


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ŽELJKO PAVLIĆEVIĆ - 2X EUROPSKI KLUPSKI PRVAK USPJEŠNO JE KRENUO S OBRANOM HIPOTEZE DA MRAVI NISU JAPANCI...


INSTANT HIT – NCAA @ NASN (channel 402 via MAX TV):
Schedule 16-01-2008


5.30pm Ohio State vs Michigan State - College Basketball
Kosta Koufas and the Buckeyes head to the Breslin Center to take on their Big Ten rivals, Drew Neitzel and the Spartans.


KOSTAS KOUFAS INSIGHT: 16.1pts/7.6rebs/2.0blks in 26.1mins



7.30pm Kentucky vs Mississippi - College Basketball
Patrick Patterson and the Wildcats will be looking to pick up a road victory at the Smith Coliseum against their SEC rivals, Chris Warren and the Rebels.



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LBJ SCORES 51 vs GRIZZLIES
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KOBE SCORES 48 vs SONICS



01.00am Duke vs Florida State - College Basketball
Kyle Singler and the Blue Devils make the trip to Donald L. Tucker Center to take on their ACC rivals, Isiaih Swan and the Seminoles. Preview...


FIRST EVER YAHOO NBA RANKINGS...



03.00am North Carolina vs Georgia Tech - College Basketball
This ACC showdown takes place at the Alexander Memorial Coliseum as Anthony Morrow and the Yellow Jackets look to pick up a surprise victory over Tyler Hansbrough and the Tar Heels. Preview...


NASN

16.01.2008. u 17:47 • 2 KomentaraPrint#

utorak, 15.01.2008.

WE ARE ALL WITNESSES: Boston (30-6) izgubio od Washintona (20-16) DVAPUT U 48 SATI...



KUP KREŠIMIRA ĆOSIĆA – CEDEVITA vs CIBONA BEAT DIS MIX (5MIN/50MB)
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EUROLEAGUE NEWS 14-01-2008
ANTHONY PARKER MIX by LONGER
TJ FORD RAPTORS MIX by LONGER


COMING UP: RANDOM NOTES CIBONA vs CEDEVITA 14-01-2008...


Muraya
Nba.blog.hr


15.01.2008. u 17:30 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

ponedjeljak, 14.01.2008.

CEDEVITIN TRENUTAK ISTINE: vs Cibona, Podsused, 20.00...



TOP 10 DUNKS OVER THE DEFENDER VC STYLE: I decided to put some of the greatest dunks of all time in one countdown. These are the top 10 dunks where the dunker jumped over the defender vc style. There are some left out that didn't make the top 10. I got two of these dunks off of youtube so thanks to those guys and thanks to dawg5 for the Colorado putback dunk.



Natjecanja / Kup Hrvatske Krešimir Ćosić
SLUŽBENI NALOG - KUP "KREŠIMIR ĆOSIĆ"


Ut. 1: KK "Cedevita" – KK "Cibona"
odigrat će se 14. siječnja 2008. u Zagrebu, u SD "Sutinska vrela", Podsusedski trg 14, s početkom u 20:00 sati.




TOP 10 NBA PLAYS 14-01-2008


Ut. 2: KK "Zadar" – KK "Šibenik"
odigrat će se 29. siječnja 2008. u Zadru, u Košarkaškoj dvorani "Jazine", Obala kralja Tomislava 1, s početkom u 19:00 sati.


LINKFLASH by IGGYPOP: Bulls PF Joakim Noah banched by his teammates...




MICHAEL JORDAN 1996 - 46pts Vs. Washington Bullets: There really seemed to be no reason for MJ to come out against the mediocre Bullets with this sort of tenacity. But watching the game closely, it seemed MJ purposely set up his jumpers in order to open up his drives to challenge the 7-7 Muresan for a dunk. Big Men were just the main course during MJ's reign and Muresan just came along a little to late for his own good. There was no doubt that MJ made several attacks with Muresan on his mind but the collapsing Washington defense averted a few embarrassing moments for the Big Guy. But, nevertheless, with 46pts on 52% shooting and the cool victory, MJ still had plenty to be happy with. This performance was sandwiched inside an 11-game span where MJ averaged 55.1% with a low of 50% and a high of 64.3% while scoring 27-48 points per game for a 36.2ppg average. But then again, considering a career that spanned 1072 games at 50% and 30.1ppg, that's just a normal drop in the bucket.


Ut. 3: KK "Split Croatia osiguranje" – KK "Svjetlost"
odigrat će se 16. siječnja 2008. u Splitu, u dvorani KK " Split ", Ulica slobode 16 b, s početkom u 18:00 sati.



Povjerenik natjecanja:
Josip Bilić v.r.


14.01.2008. u 17:30 • 2 KomentaraPrint#

nedjelja, 13.01.2008.

QUO VADIS SCOOTIE??...NBA @ OBN: Houston vs New Orleans (22.00)...


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PIPPEN PLAYING FOR SUNDSWALL DRAGONS, SWEDEN
PREVIOUSLY: PIPPEN PLAYING FOR ToPo, FINLAND


ADRIATIC LEAGUE
17th ROUND REPORT


Like Zadar kept its winning streak with the eleventh victory in a row, (Stallworth 27pts/35min) this time against Široki Prima pivo, so did Crvena zvezda and Hemofarm kept their excellent position on the standings.

Crvena zvezda indeed needed to play an overtime against Budućnost after Mladen Šljivančanin made a 3-pointer to tie the result at the very end of the regular part but the dramatic finish then turned the course of the game into its favour.

In Vršac, this went pretty different. Hemofarm dictated the rhythm almost through the whole game despite all problems in recent days but in the middle of the last period Union Olimpija reduced the margin to 77:80 and showed some signs of a possible turn which finally vanished in a minute or two when Hemofarm strenghten its defense.



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While Cibona hoped for another victory at home, Vojvodina didn’t have such plans (Ayuso 3FGs 4-12) and its victory in the Croatian capital may be easily placed among the surprising ones in the 17th round as may the same be classified the one of Zagreb against FMP on the road (Vladović 19pts/3ast/3reb/30min).

FMP je imao veoma dobar procenat šuta, u jednom trenutku trojke su šutirali 7:6, što je bilo veoma teško braniti. Takođe, imali su i dobru unutrašnju igru. Ali, kada smo se vratili, odigrali smo smireno i mudro. Ova pobeda nam mnogo znači za nastavak sezone - Željko Pavličević, šef struke Zagreba




PUSH EXCEL ALL STAR 1985 - PART 1
PART 2 PART 3 PART 4


Difficult times for Helios continue, the Slovenian champ suffered another defeat, this time against Split at home (Rudež 23pts/7 received fouls/36min).


ADRIATIC LEAGUE

13.01.2008. u 11:28 • 8 KomentaraPrint#

subota, 12.01.2008.

NBA @ DSF: Denver vs Orlando (11.45)...NCAA @ NASN: UNC vs UNC State (18.00)...



EUROLEAGUE TOP 10 PLAYS - WEEK 11
EUROLEAGUE WEEK 11 MVP: LOREN WOODS



STERN vs NAMJEŠTANJE
For first time since '82, NBA upholds protest requiring replay


For the first time since 1982, the NBA is sending two teams back to the court for a do-over.

The Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat must replay the final 51.9 seconds of their game last month because the official scorer ruled incorrectly that Shaquille O'Neal fouled out, the league said Friday.

LINKSFLASH1: Scottie Pippen's Charity Game 1994. feat. MJ23


The Hawks won 117-111 at home in overtime Dec. 19, but strike that one from the books. For now, playoff-contending Atlanta has one less win, while the Heat have one less loss on their hapless record.

"We're human. We make mistakes," Hawks owner Michael Gearon Jr. said. "There certainly wasn't anything malicious about it. We have one of the most senior scoring staffs in the league. They're good. It happened. There's not much we can do about it."


Making it a truly miserable day: Atlanta followed up NBA commissioner David Stern's decision by losing to Washington 102-98 in overtime.

The NBA said the replay will be held before Miami's next visit to Atlanta on March 8. Play will start from the time after O'Neal's disputed sixth foul, with the Hawks leading 114-111.

"Wait a minute! I picked up a win today, or lost a loss," Heat coach Pat Riley quipped in New Orleans before a 114-88 loss to the Hornets. "I can wake up tomorrow knowing there's one less loss."


The Hawks also were fined $50,000, with Stern ruling the team was "grossly negligent" in failing to address the mistake.

The protest is the first granted by the NBA since December 1982, when then-NBA commissioner Larry O'Brien upheld a request for a replay by the San Antonio Spurs after their 137-132 double-overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers the previous month.

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The Spurs and Lakers finally finished the game in April 1983, with San Antonio winning 117-114.

The Hawks were caught off guard by Stern's ruling, feeling he was trying to send a message in light of another scoring mistake that occurred in Atlanta early last season.

"Come on," Gearon said. "You can see how many times coaches, assistant coaches and trainers walk up to (the scoring table) during a game. They're walking up there for a reason. They're asking questions, whether it's confirming timeout or points or other issues."

Team spokesman Arthur Triche said no one on the stat crew had been replaced, but changes have been made in the way they operate. Two people run the official book at courtside, while the four-person computer stat crew is 26 rows above the court in another press location. The two crews are supposed to check with each other if any discrepancies come up.

"While it was an honest mistake made on the table, there was a communication breakdown in not following through the procedures that are in place," Triche said. "That's why we're in this predicament."

ROKO UKIĆ U TORONTU?? Calderon on pace for efficiency record:
He leads the league in assists to turnovers with a 6.15 ratio – 289 assists to 47 turnovers – and is on pace to break Terrell Brandon's record of 6.14 set in 2001-02 with the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Records on this statistic only go back to 1988-'89).


The Hawks were leading 112-111 in overtime when O'Neal was called for a foul. The official scorers said it was the Miami center's sixth foul, when actually it was only his fifth.

The mistake stemmed from a foul with 3:24 remaining in the fourth quarter that was called on Udonis Haslem but was mistakenly credited to O'Neal at the scoring table.

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"That's crazy, man! I don't even think I can play because I fouled out," Atlanta's Josh Smith said. "David Stern is the head honcho, so if he says we've got to play another 51 seconds that's what we've got to play. Bottom line."


Stern ruled the Hawks "failed to follow league-mandated scoring procedures and failed to respond effectively when the members of the statisticians' crew noticed the mistake," the NBA said in a statement.


PAUL NEWBERRY
AP Sports Writer


12.01.2008. u 09:09 • 2 KomentaraPrint#

petak, 11.01.2008.

MILIČIĆU, AJDE SAD PROSTAČI: "Duda" Ivković takes over serbian national team...



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Serbian coaching great Dusan Ivkovic has returned to his homeland to guide the national team once again.

Ivkovic, who led Yugoslavia to the gold medal at the 1990 FIBA World Championship and to European titles in 1989, '91 and '95, will try to revive a national team that has been strling.

Yugoslavia captured the gold at the 2002 FIBA World Championship as well under Svetislav Pesic, but have won no medals since.

At the 2007 FIBA Europe Championship under Zoran Slavnic, Serbia crashed out of the competition at the group stage, which meant they failed to even reach the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

At his unveiling on Thursday in Belgrade, Ivkovic spoke of his sadness that the national side will not be at the Beijing Games.

"This is an 'Olympic year', a bit sad for us, known across the world as 'basketball land' since we won't have basketball team in Beijing," Ivkovic said. "But, this is the right moment for a new start. We have new coach, that's me, but we don't have a national team at all.

"Our main goal is to form the team that will represent us at 2012 Olympic games in London. It will be a difficult task, but I believe we have the qualities to qualify for next FIBA Europe championship in Poland, and then to go to both the 2010 World Championship in Turkey and EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania, where we should a get ticket for London Olympics."


Ivkovic's outstanding coaching career started at Partizan Belgrade (1978-1980), and he then left the country to work at Greek side Aris (1980-1982).

He returned to join Yugoslav teams Sibenka (1982-1987) and Vojvodina (1987-1990) before going abroad again.

Ivkovic, who now serves as the president of the World Association of Basketball Coaches, led four more Greek clubs, including PAOK (1991-1994), Panionios (1994-1996), Olympiacos (1996-1999) and AEK (1999-2001) and then went to Russia where he guided city rivals, CSKA Moscow (2002-2005) and Dynamo Moscow (2005-2007).

During that period he won six national titles, with Partizan, PAOK, Olympiacos and three with CSKA, also got trophies of the Radivoje Korac Cup (1979), EuroLeague (1997), Saporta Cup (2000) and ULEB Cup (2006), and achieved silver medals with Yugoslavia at the Olympics in 1988 and 1996.

Ivkovic knows that international, the game has taken giant strides and the level of competition is much more intense now than it was when he led the side two decades ago.

Also, the breakup of Yugoslavia saw the formation of new national sides. Instead of drawing on the leading players from the former Yugoslavian republics of Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro and Serbia, Ivkovic will now lead Serbia.

"Just don't tell me I'm the coach without a defeat at big international competitions," he said.

"Those were different times. We were in a different country. Everything was different, including basketball."


Ivkovic will miss the Olympics, but he says that "there's no time for sadness and sorrow".

And he says relations between players and the federation can't be strained as has been the case for some in recent years, which led to some choosing not to take part in national team competitions.

"Already on the 18th and 19th of January, I'll be in New York as a member of FIBA commission where we'll talk with representatives of the NBA and NCAA about new rules," Ivkovic said.

"I'll use my trip to the USA to visit our NBA players, also. As we want to re-build our basketball authority, as well as players' belief in the national team, I want to start that process immediately.


"We won't face 'thanks, but no thanks' situations (by some of the players) anymore, as I'll be in contact with them on a daily basis. I believe in our players, and will believe in them. That's very important for a good start."


FIBA.com

11.01.2008. u 19:15 • 3 KomentaraPrint#

četvrtak, 10.01.2008.

HEAT SUPERNOVA: with Shaq and Flash riddled by injuries frightened coach Riles decided to re-elect himself as El Presidente...



AJ MILANO vs CIBONA ZG 09-01-2008 – 1st HALF by REPRIZA.NET
AJ MILANO vs CIBONA ZG 09-01-2008 – 2nd HALF by REPRIZA.NET


INSIDE EUROLEAGUE:
U tijeku je borba za naslov najboljeg šestoplasiranog

Group B
Cibona 4 7 838 921 -83

Group C
Lottomatica 4 7 839 857 -18



Nadam se da nitko od jučer spomenutih 200 milijuna Kineza nije imao priliku gledat jučerašnji okršaj Cibone i Milana, jer bi se onda opet okrenuli ping pongu i sl. sportovima. Utakmica je bila nesto najlošije i najdosadnije što sam gledao zadnjih godina, a smatram se navijačem Cibone...ipak Chris Warren je nešto poput sunca u mraku i u stanju je odigrat dobro kad njih 15 (na obe strane) igra ispodprosječno.



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INSIDE IVERSON'S MIND
INTERVIEW WITH LOUIS BULLOCK
TEK ČETVRTI PORAZ CELTICSA: CELTICS 83, BOBCATS 95


@Muraya : Ne znam jesi li gledao tekmu ali ja bi dobro razmislio po čemu Frane Kaštropil zaslužuje mjesto medju nba.blog 25 kandidata za repku? I ja sam se često pitao zašto mu Joke ne da priliku nego ga drži na klupi, ali danas kad ga je Sunara pustio skoro 20 minuta na EL-parket sve mi je jasno.



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Franko izgleda jak i snažan ali je toliko "mekan" da mislim da bi ga i ja mogao izgurat iz reketa. Od trenutka kad primi loptu ispod koša pa do pozicije za šut on se udalji oko metar od istog. A šut mu je slab, danas je poput Shaqa bacio airball pri slobodnom. Obrana isto ništa, na svu sreću Milano je uporno forsiro tricu umjesto da idu pod kos..


IGGYPOP
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10.01.2008. u 18:05 • 2 KomentaraPrint#

srijeda, 09.01.2008.

MISTER 3D: Jason Kidd nadomak četvrtog uzastopnog triple-double učinka...



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CHECK THIS NBA:
Euroleague begins broadcasts in China


Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that starting today, Euroleague games will be seen regularly on television in China thanks to a broadcasting agreement reached with Madison Communications.

Two Euroleague games will be broadcast weekly on three different Chinese channels - Beijing TV, Guandong TV and Fujian TV - reaching a potential audience of 200 million people. Broadcast agreements for more regions in China are expected to be added soon to further expand coverage of Euroleague games in the country.



PLAYIN' IN POLAND: DAJUAN WAGNER, EX CAVALIER & WARRIOR, tek 30% šuta za dvicu, 60% za tricu, 0 poena u 23minute vs CSKA last week...


The first games to air in China will be Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul vs. Chorale Roanne on Wednesday, January 9 and AXA F.C. Barcelona vs. Panathinaikos Athens on Thursday, January 10, both corresponding to Week 11 of the regular season.

With this agreement, Euroleague Basketball is now seen in 168 countries and territories through 50 different broadcasters, reaching coverage on all five continents.


EUROLEAGUE.NET

09.01.2008. u 18:00 • 9 KomentaraPrint#

utorak, 08.01.2008.

TOP STATISTICAL NBA PLAYER PAIR: Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics...


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HRVATSKI NBDL & NBA AMBASADOR: prvi je ostao u Utahu, a drugi je na prosjeku od 5 poena u 14 minuta uz 29.2% šuta nakon selidbe...


Evo na brzaka nešto linkova iz svijeta košarke..

Ukoliko Cibona odluči prekinuti s Ayusom, moguća zamjena je Michael Hall..

MEMPHIS – STOUDAMIRE DEAKTIVIRAN, MIKE CONLEY Jr. PROIGRAO:
Last 3: 35 min, 9.3 points, 6.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 2.0 steals..




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Cleveland je u potrazi za novim playom, a da još uvijek nisu odustali od Bene Udriha, vidi se na kraju ovog teksta, prema kojemu bi mogao postati suigrač Larry "please stop taking so many bad shoots" Hughesu..

CIBONIN EURO-TRAČAK NADE: Round Robin System with 14 games each club The Top 5 teams of each group plus the single best sixth-placed team advance to the Top 16.




NBA 1987/88 - BULLS vs PACERS: A very competitive game from end to end, as was the case whenever these 2 teams faced each other. They brought the best out of each other each time they faced off. This particular year though, the Pacers seemed to have the Bulls number. They always seemed to have an answer for everything MJ & the Bulls threw at them, as indicated by the Pacers taking 3 out of 4 games that year during the regular season. It turned into the MJ & Chuck "Rifleman" Person shootout. I hope U guys enjoy...


Bože dragi, ovaj Isiah Thomas je jednostavno luuuuud...dokaz malo 'amo ali posebno ovdje...


IGGYPOP
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08.01.2008. u 18:01 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

ponedjeljak, 07.01.2008.

TKO BI GORI, SAD JE DOLI: Miami izgubio 7 u nizu, Minnesota 8...



GALIS vs BARCELONA (FULL HIGHLIGHTS) 45 POINTS...


I've posted only few highlights out of this game before, now I have the full pack of them. It's one of Galis most memorable individual performances ever, scoring 45 points (with his usual, over 70% field goal percentage) and being absolutely unstoppable.

Auddi Norris of F.C. Barcelona, named his son Nick after Galis' performance...Aris won Barcelona 88-89 in the "Palau Blaugrana" arena for the euroleague 1987-88 competition, in one of the most historical victories of the "yellow team"...



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IVERSON DROPS 38 ON HIS EX-TEAM
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Also check out the standing ovation by the fans of barcelona, as he gets named as the best european basketball player for the year 1987. It's right at the end of the game.

Enjoy!!!


Skatastamoutrasas
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07.01.2008. u 18:13 • 7 KomentaraPrint#

nedjelja, 06.01.2008.

CIBONA DOBILA ZVEZDU: Sunarina prva pobjeda, Krušlin 7 poena u 10 minuta...



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CELTICS vs PISTONS - REVENGE


Večeras kako TTXT i program kaže OBN planira uživo prenos
MIAMI @ MEMPHIS u 22h...naravno, Edin Avdić leads the show...

Ah da, odličan si Kukoc vs USA mix napravio. Komplimenti...

LINKSFLASH:
Ariza joins Hollywood...
Dampier "from long range"...



Eldar a.k.a. Sole

06.01.2008. u 20:26 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

petak, 04.01.2008.

ALL STAR 2008 @ NEW ORLEANS: LBJ & BIG TICKET dobili najviše glasova so far...



GREG ODEN GETTING READY FOR BATTLE (TRUE WARRIOR): Watch video of the Blazers' Greg Oden rehab...


Šaljem ti ono što sam ti već davno rekao da ću ti poslati. Wayne Thompson je pokazao Superkošarku GM-u Portlanda:

"The magazine arrived, thank you, and I showed it to Kevin Pritchard, who doesn't read your language either, but he was impressed with the slick presentation. His comment: "I'm not surprised the Blazers and Oden got featured. We're a global organization, you know."




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ŽALGIRIS: FOUR OF A KIND
WHAT A DEBUT MR.SHERF!


A što se tiče onog pitanja za treninge Blazersa u Draženovo vrijeme i pitanja ako su to snimali evo ti odgovora:

"I seriously doubt any video still exists of practice in that time period...In those days, practice was not often videotaped..."



Tomislav Pakrac
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04.01.2008. u 18:36 • 8 KomentaraPrint#

četvrtak, 03.01.2008.

CIBONIN SLOBODNI PAD: Bandić na tribinama, Ayuso na playu, Sunarin prvi poraz...



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Danas je počeo jedan od najjačih juniorskih turnira na ovom kontinentu, 29. L'Hospitalet Tournament, nešto kao kasni Božić ili Nova Godina za sve scoute. Za one koji još imaju problema sa španjolskim evo i link na Euroleague stranicu turnira.

Grupa A: FMP Belgrade, L´Hospitalet, Cajasol Sevilla
Grupa B: Pau Orthez, MMT Estudiantes, AXA Barcelona
Grupa C: Cibona Zagreb, Joventut Badalona, Unicaja Malaga
Grupa D: CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid, Pamesa Valenica


Prošlogodišnji pobjednik turnira FMP predvodi prvu skupinu, ovdje će sigurno pod povećalom biti neki članovi te pobjedničke ekipe npr. #15 Dejan Musli, mozda the next Nikola Peković i #12 Bojan Subotić, PF U16 reprezentacije Srbije, sa mogućnosti da jednog dana zaigra i za Grčku, gdje su njegovom ocu nakon nekoliko uspješnih godina na domaćim parketima dali i grčko državljanstvo. Tata Subotić je danas jedan od glavnih razloga buđenja nekad slavnog KK Splita (NLB pozicija 10 6/9).


KRUMPIR-IZJAVA TJEDNA: "I know people will laugh even more at me, but I'm hell bent on getting this accomplished and making sure that we get it done," Isiah Thomas said Wednesday night the New York Knicks' 107-97 loss to the Sacramento Kings. "And I'm not leaving until we get it done."



U skupini B će igrati jedna od najvećih zvijezda turnira, Barcelonin #16 Nihad Dedović, koji će opet dobiti priliku zaigrati sa svojim vršnjacima, nakon što se poput našeg Bojana Bogdanovića trenutno izgubio negdje u prijevodu između juniorske i seniorske košarke.



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Cibona će u svojoj C grupi morati igrati protiv dvije španjolske ekipe, od kojih je Joventut sigurno ona sa jačom košarkaškom školom (recimo jedan Rubio je ako se ne varam mlađi od Dedovića). Cibonin roster za turnir kopiran sa službene stranice:

CIBONA ZAGREB
Número Nom jugador Alçada Data n. Lloc
4 DRAGAN ŠEKELJA 208 07.01.91 5
5 HRVOJE VUČIĆ 210 23.02.91 5
6 TONI BRNAS 200 30.07.91 3
7 DINO HODŽIĆ 189 10.08.90 1
8 MARKO PETROVIĆ 192 18.07.91 2
9 MARKO TEREŠAK 193 25.06.91 1
10 SVEN SMAJLAGIĆ 188 05.06.90 1 - 2
11 TOMISLAV ZUBČIĆ 208 17.01.90 3 - 4
12 MARIO ČAVALA 194 12.01.91 2
13 VEDRAN BROZOVIĆ 185 27.08.92 1
14 LEON RADOŠEVIĆ 203 26.02.90 3 - 4
15 STIPE KRSTANOVIĆ 197 30.04.93 2 - 3
ENTRENADOR JOSIP PINO GRDOVIĆ
ENTRENADOR AJUDANT JOSIP GRDOVIĆ
DELEGAT DANKO MIHOLIĆ


Ne znam kakva je situacija recimo oko Svena Smajlagića, za kojeg je kosarka.hr ovih dana javila da se ozlijedio na utakmici naše mlade repke protiv Turske, pa mislim da je njegov nastup vjerovatno upitan, ZG-insideri sigurno znaju nešto više.



SALT LAKE CITY - UTAH 110, PHILADELPHIA 107:
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izviždani Giriček 4 poena (trica 1-1) u 13 minuta...
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Korver 14 poena (trica 2-2) u 11 minuta...



Sve u svemu sigurno dosta jak turnir, sa gomilom budućih EL igrača i možda ponekim NBA potencijalom. Dosta interesantno i za ekipu Cibone da pokaže gdje joj omladinski pogon stoji, zadnjih dana nije izostajalo kritika na trenutno stanje i šefa Pinu Grdovića.



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TORONTO RAPTORS 2007. - PLAYS OF THE YEAR


Prilika i za neke navijače Cibone koji bezprekidno traže okretanje Cibonine uprave prema "mladim, domaćim dečkima" i ne žele gledati "neke crnce" na parketu, da se uvjere u spremnost njihovih favorita.

Turnir traje od danas do 05.01.


Iggypop
Nba.blog.hr


03.01.2008. u 23:23 • 4 KomentaraPrint#

srijeda, 02.01.2008.

SVEMU DOĐE KRAJ: Jazz bez Gire stavio točku na niz od 13 pobjeda T-Blazersa...



KUKOC 11-12 BEAT DIS EXTENDED MIX by NBA.BLOG.HR


Toni Kukoc sinks 11 out of 12 three pointers vs Larry Brown's Team USA, at world junior championships in Bormio(IT) 1987.

The most amazing shooting performance I have ever seen.

Enjoy the vid, dok se ja zabavljam preseljenjem...


Muraya
Nba.blog.hr


02.01.2008. u 08:54 • 7 KomentaraPrint#

utorak, 01.01.2008.

JOKEOV POUČAK: KK Zagreb napravio korak bliže Europi zamijenivši Jusupa Pavličevićem...


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R.I.P. SEAD ŽUNIĆ


Želim Vam sve najbooolje u 2008., puno zdravlja, sreće i veselja, kao i međusobnog razumijevanja i tolarancije, kako na terenu tako i izvan njega...

Priznajem, jučer nisam baš pretjerano odisao upornošću, pa ću Vam s zakašnjenjem od cca 1 dana priopćiti rezultate izbora za igrača godine.

Kriterij ovom prilikom nisu bila individualna i kolektivna statistička dostignuća. Kriterij su bili najnevjerojatniji košarkaški momenti koji se pamte cijeli košarkaški vijek.

U uži krug su ušli Larry Ayuso i Marko Tomas, znate Vi već dobro zbog čega, ako ne znate premotajte malo prošlogodišnji film.

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IGRAČ GODINE? U duhu akcije "kupujmo hrvatsko", neka bude najpoznatiji Križevčanin diljem svijeta Marko Tomas. Nadam se da se Larry neće naljutiti, pa nas 'pokopati s par 'bombi na predolimpijskom turniru u Grčkoj...BTW, KUKOC 11-12 MIX je gotov, coming up tommorow...

All stars game u Pazinu? This kid Vrkić from Šibenik can really fly za hrvatske prilike. Obrane previše propusne, na granici neukusa, mislim da nekim ljudima još nije jasno da je Dennis Rodman na temelju specijalizacije za obranu i skokove zaradio All Stars nastupe 1990. (Miami) & 1992. (Orlando).

OK, OK, Andrija Stipanović is legit, mislim da bez previše razmišljanja možemo kostatirati da je prevalivši distancu od Hermes Analitice do Splita, te zadržavši isti bravehart pristup na terenu u potpunosti zaslužio da ga izaberemo za igrača koji je najviše napredovao u 2007.



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Rošada Jusup - Pavličević. Dogodila se kada je bila najmanje očekivana, na samom kraju kalendarske godine, s Jupeom u ulozi all stars ekipe Sjevera. Nije stvar u tome da Jupe nije kvalitetan trener, već je Pavličević dvostruki europski prvak (Cibona 1986., Jugoplastika 1991.) koji bi s ovim rosterom (bez stranaca) Zagreba mogao napraviti europski iskorak.

Da je Tomić prerastao Trnsko (ne shvaćajte doslovno) može se zaključiti iz njegovog interviewa u novom broju magazina "Superkošarka". I ne samo on...mnogi Zagrebovi projekti vape za minutama, namely Papac, Garma, Kovačević...svaka čast Vladoviću, ali mišljenja sam da dovođenje Ružića, te comeback preiskusnog Zadravca nemaju nikakvog smisla za razvojnu, pa tako i rezultatsku koncepciju Zagreba.

Jer rezultata nema bez razvoja vlastitih talenata, po čemu je KK Zagreb svjetski poznat...da ne duljimo - da sam ja trener, početna petorka Zagreba bi bila:

VLADOVIĆ-SESAR-TOMIĆ-PAPAC-VRSALJKO




NCAA DUNK MIX 2007.
UNLV JARVIS BASNIGHT DUNK


Stvari koje bi napravio immidiately:
1. pokušao sve da vratim Sesara u sastav, Vrsaljka na parket
2. razgovarao s Garmom da pojača tonus, i da pripazi na kilažu
3. razgovarao sa Simonom o selekciji šuta i decision makingu
4. angažirao individualnog trenera koji će pomoći da Tomić i Papac razviju dalekometni šut za tricu
5. sve više koristio Hrvoja Kovačevića kao pure point guard alternaciju Jakovu Vladoviću...


Ne nužno tim redosljedom...


Muraya
Nba.blog.hr


01.01.2008. u 14:31 • 2 KomentaraPrint#

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