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08-26-2008, 01:34 PM
The Russian League Explained
Source: Ball in Europe (http://www.ballineurope.com/countries/russia/the-russian-league-explained/)

Since 2006, when CSKA brought the Euroleague title back to Moscow after 35 years, all eyes are trained on Russian basketball and its new economic power. By the way, no single Roman Abramovich heads a club, but the great boom of the entire movement (which includes the National Team, European champion in pectore) has been carried out thanks to huge amounts of money closely connected to the relative return of Russia as nation to a golden age.

So now CSKA is no longer alone: The Red Army must share the scene with newly-born clubs like Triumph Lyubertsy and BC Khimky, a police team like Dynamo and Siberian giants Unics Kazan and Ural Great Perm. Everyone is endowed with large financial resources, but “millionaire status = winning titles” isn’t a perfect formula, otherwise Dynamo Moscow would have won many and many championships. This concept seems to be too much difficult to assimilate – not even Messina’s example has been analyzed and studied for improvement – and Russian investment on the market continues with nobody to stop it. Accumulating names upon names, spending dollar after dollar: It’s a hobby that’s either nice or insane, depending on whether the final result is an illusory second place behind the invincible CSKA. However, this year Russian owners have surpassed themselves: Just take a look at the CSKA antagonists’ rosters … I’m serious when I say BC Khimky can beat the Memphis Grizzlies.

And the rest of the league? No good news from Samara, Surgut, Vladivostok. They can’t fight for the title, but they are Russian teams all the same, then it’s not a case find DeJuan Collins (10.8 points and 5.3 assists per game with Zalgiris Kaunas in the last Euroleague) in Rostov, or Rafael Araujo (eighth overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft) in St. Petersburg. What are they searching for? Surely not the glory.

CSKA MOSCOW: Was Papaloukas really at career’s end? Yes. Had Andersen completed his cycle in Moscow? Yes. Those which seemed terrible losses for the Euroleague champions are probably not such heavy blows as to undermine Messina’s confidence. Besides, the new arrivals are Zoran Planinic, the player most similar to Papaloukas in Europe and much improved last season in Vitoria; Erazem Lorbek and his sweet hands; and Terence Morris, an incredible athlete, great rebounder and better scorer than most people think, averaging 12.4 ppg who shot 60% from two-point range and 49% beyond the arc last season in Tel Aviv. It’s quite impossible that CSKA can disappoint. Messina is still there, despite rumors that had him in Barcelona, and his players are still the men to beat in Europe. OK, the competition is gaining, but you can sleep well thinking about who would take the winning shot: Siskauskas? Smodis? Holden? Good night.

DYNAMO MOSCOW: No, Dynamo is not a Euroleague contender: That’s the immediate thought you have upon seeing the team’s enormous (14 players) and qualitatively excellent roster. A hypothetical bench consists of Arriel McDonald, Travis Hansen, Dimitri Domani, Yaroslav Korolev and Sergei Monya: Don’t you think this starting five could reach playoffs in the Russian Superleague? Instead, these are only the reserves. And coach Blatt can feel confident of the team and its different tactical solutions. At the moment, his team’s conception includes Jannero Pargo (one of the best sixth-men in last year’s NBA signed a one-year contract worth $3.5 million) and Hollis Price from Lyetuvos Rytas Vilnius together in a small but fast backcourt, along with Nachbar, another returnee from the NBA. A frontline filled with D. Lavrinovic (has he solved his back problems?) and Javtokas is something that a lot of Euroleague teams don’t have. Put simply: Blatt must win.

BC KHIMKY: The way drawn by Dynamo, which chose its players from NBA, has been followed by Khimky, he wore tore Carlos Delfino from American GM’s arms. The Argentinean is probably the best acquisition made in Russia during this summer: Born in 1982, Delfino is still young, experienced in Europe, and can dominate either physically or technically. He has the right pieces to fit into a team of good defenders (Palacio, Moiso, McCarthy) and an amazing shooter (Garbajosa). Khimky’s identity is purely defensive, though, knowing coach Kemzura’s attitude, and Maciej Lampe should definitively become a star playing next to Delfino and Moiso: His all-around development will benefit by the presence of a real big man and a small forward like the former Raptor who doesn’t love the post-moves at all. How many minutes will the Russian prospects get? Sorry, that’s not Khimky’s problem.

UNICS KAZAN: With Lavrinovic far away, the ambitions for Unics drop. It will be difficult to get to the title, but with hard work and a bit of luck, a return to the semifinals isn’t a dream. Unics has landed Marko Popovic for the backcourt, the area most in need of help (McCullough and Chikalkin are getting older, Kirksay is often used as power forward), while between the big men, coach Aco Petrovic has an embarrassing situation which will probably conclude with Veremeenko and Kresimir Loncar in the starting five, as Likholitov and Stanescu head to the bench. In a team poor of talent like Unics (true, we can’t compare it to CSKA, Dynamo or Khimky), Kurbanov finally has the chance to show his skills. Last minute addition: Marc Jackson!

TRIUMPH LYUBERTSY: The big deal signed with Nenad Krstic is the declaration that Triumph also wants to be a contender in the Superleague. The Serbian center, if recovered from his knee problems, is among the top five in Russia. Triumph’s run starts with Krstic and Marcus Goree, who left CSKA after two positive seasons. With Askrabic also in the roster, it’s no mystery that Eremin’s playbook will be much more concentrated in the paint; furthermore, J.R. Bremer and Kerem Tunceri are specialists in the use of pick-and-roll. Lyday is ready to do damage with his three-point shot.

THE OTHERS: Ural Great Perm can’t reach the semifinals like they did last season: Dalmau is a talented playmaker, and Ralph Biggs is a scorer, but they are alone. Could Spartak St. Petersburg surprise? Wisniewski is super, and the frontcourt includes Lewis Sims, Araujo and Blair. Lokomotiv Rostov is interesting: Junior Harrington is the key player, but Goldwire, Collins, Antic and Morgunov are solid, too. Sadness abounds for all the remaining teams, and a question assails the mind: What type of players are Marque Perry and Alex Scales (Samara), Pavel Podkolzin (Lokomotiv Novosibirsk), Kevin Fletcher (Surgut), Vidas Ginevicius (Spartak Primorie Vladivostok)? Why do players such as these decide in the middle of their careers to come to Russia, earn money and lose games? Don’t they wish to emerge and improve themselves? Obviously, the answer is negative. They don’t love basketball: They love dollars and consequently play basketball.

08-26-2008, 08:47 PM
My thoughts:

Boki> All.

That is all. Good day JWalk

08-26-2008, 08:57 PM

08-26-2008, 11:18 PM
It'll be nice to see what kind of stats these players get after leaving the NBA.

08-26-2008, 11:23 PM
who is "boki" again?

08-26-2008, 11:38 PM
Bostjan Nachbar

Nets fan 93
08-28-2008, 03:40 PM
i will miss boki :( so when the links coming up?

08-28-2008, 08:40 PM
when the Russian league starts in October

Nets fan 93
08-29-2008, 05:42 PM

09-12-2008, 03:20 AM
$10 says that Robb has this guy (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=58595048) as a friend on myspace( if he even has it) :D

09-15-2008, 04:36 PM
Dynamo wins Tournament in Lithuania
Source: DynamoBasket.com (http://www.dynamobasket.com/en/articles.php?cID=52&articles_type=1&aID=551)

Our team Dynamo Moscow won the tournament in Lithuania. In our last game of the tourney the team overcame Ukrainian Budivelnik 87:70. Ukrainian side started offensively and took 23:21 after the opening quarter. In the next period Dynamo the however stormed past Budivelnik with 31:9 run. Even though Ukrainian team won the third and the fourth with 23:22 and 16:12 respectively they could not catch up with the opponent. Bostjan Nachbar and Jannero Pargo led the winners with 17 points each. Lavrnovic nailed 13 and Javtokas scored 8.

Jannero Pargo was awarded as the best player in his team during the tournament.

Nachbar scored 15 pts in the previous game

09-27-2008, 08:53 PM
involving Nachbar's team, I dont know how much he scored but Jannero Pargo scored 31 pts in a 89-85 loss during preseason

10-12-2008, 09:28 AM
well, the season in Russia has begun

but all I know is that Krstic scored 9 pts in Triumph's 100-85 win over Universitet

and that Dynamo lost, Nachbar scored 3 pts

10-20-2008, 04:15 AM
its kind of weird, I'm not so sure whats going on, but Khimki Moscow (Garbo and Delfino) are 3-0, while Dynamo (Boki) is 1-1, and Triumph is 1-0 (Krstic)

10-23-2008, 03:21 PM
I decided to make this the Russian League thread....

it will cover important news in the Russian league, but will mostly focus on the teams of these players.

so occasionally you'll see an article slight off topic as far as the former Nets and Raptors go, but it will be Russian league affiliated.

10-26-2008, 12:07 PM
Dynamo beat Ural Great at home opener

Dynamo Moscow won the first home game in the new season - the Russian Superleague game vs Ural Great Perm 80:62 (25:16, 25:11, 6:22, 24:13).
David Blatt put the first five on the floor - Pargo, Hansen, Monia, Nachbar and Javtokas.

In the fist half of the game Dynamo played good defense, controlled the ball. 50:27 – it likes the game was done.

But something happened in the third quarter. There are many missed shoots and some turnovers and guests returned to the game.
Dynamo overcame these troubles at the beginning of 4th quarter. Sergey Bykov scored nine point in the quarter and Dynamo beat Ural Great – 80:62.

Top performers: Jannero Pargo (20 pts, 9 asts, 4 rebs); Bostjan Nachbar (12 pts, 8 rebs); Robertas Javtokas (11 pts, 9 rebs); Sergey Monia (11 pts, 9 rebs); Sergey Bykov (9 pts); Hollis Price (7 pts), Travis Hansen (6 pts, 3 rebs, 3 asts, 2 steals)


10-26-2008, 12:14 PM
so as I mentioned before, Khimki is 3-0 in Russian league play. I can't find too many box scores in english for the Russian league aside from Dynamo Moscow... but I do use babelfish to translate the boxscores, and they do not make sense...

anyways, Delfino scored 12 and Garbo had 11 pts in the 98-62 win over Promorie

and this from Euroleague.net

Khimki leads the Russian League standings with a 3-0 record, as it registered consecutive wins this week. Khimki overwhelmed Spartak Primorie 62-98 on the road on Friday. Anton Ponkrashov paced the winners with 20 points. Vitaliy Fridzon added 13, Carlos Delfino had 12, Jorge Garbajosa got 11 while Timofey Mozgov contributed 10 in an easy road win for Khimki, that led 31-58 at halftime and never looked back. On Sunday, Khimki thrashed Enisey Krasnoyarsk 70-95 after building a 38-54 lead in the first half. Carlos Delfino hit 5 three-pointers on his way to 25 points for Khimki, while big man Macej Lampe scored 17. Russian talents Vitaliy Fridzon and Timofey Mozgov were in double figures for the second game in a row with 12 and 10 points.

10-31-2008, 03:26 PM
CSKA Moscow's J.R. Holden to miss 3 weeks
Source: Euroleague.net (http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/37260/180)

The longest consecutive-game streak in the Euroleague will end after CSKA Moscow announced Friday that point guard J.R. Holden has a broken finger. Holden, who was injured in CSKA's road win on Wednesday at Panionos On Telecoms, broke his right little finger and has the entire hand in a cast for the next three weeks. When the cast comes off, doctors will determine how much more time Holden will miss before rejoining the CSKA backcourt. Before this injury, Holden had played an incredible 164 consecutive Euroleague games dating to October 10, 2001, when he played for AEK of Greece. Holden did not miss a single game and started all but three in the seven full seasons since, reaching a record six consecutive Final Fours and winning two Euroleague titles with CSKA. The next game he plays, Holden will tie for the most Euroleague appearances all decade with Denis Marconato, who no longer plays in the competition, therefore in his second game back, Holden will have the record. He already owns the consecutive-game streak with 164, which is unlikely to be broken anytime soon, as his nearest pursuer, Davor Kus of Cibona Zagreb, only has played 125 in a row. The second-longest Euroleague streak of the decade, 158 games by Derrick Sharp, was stopped when he didn't play in Maccabi Tel Aviv's opening game two weeks ago.

11-01-2008, 09:02 PM
Boki had a double double (31 pts & 13 rbs) in the 99-66 win over Samara

Box Score (http://www.eurobasket.com/boxScores/Russia/2008/1101_1756_622.asp)

11-12-2008, 08:01 PM
Khimky is 5-0 (Delfino is averaging 11.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg, and 1.8 ast/stl per game)

Dynamo is 3-1 (Nachbar 15.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg)

11-13-2008, 01:26 AM
Holden out til December

Source: Euroleague.net (http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/37936/180/item)

CSKA Moscow point guard J.R. Holden, who will break the Euroleague games-played record for the decade soon after he returns to action, will be out longer than expected with his finger injury, the club website reported on Wednesday. Holden broke the little finger of his right shooting hand as CSKA beat Panionos On Telecoms on October 29. Holden recently returned from having surgery in the United States and predicts in Wednesday's story that he will be back to action in late December or early January. "Hopefully in three or four weeks I will return to practices with the team and in six or seven weeks I’d like to participate in the games," Holden said. Doctors in the U.S. implanted four screws in the injured finger, he added. "For an average person it would take from six to seven weeks for the recovery," Holden said, "but I am an athlete, so I hope to get back earlier. Next week here in Moscow we will take stitches out and I will start to get strength back in my finger."

Before this injury, Holden had played an incredible 164 consecutive Euroleague games dating to October 10, 2001, when he started in the competition with AEK of Greece. Holden did not miss a single game and started all but three in the seven full seasons since, reaching a record six consecutive Final Fours and winning two Euroleague titles with CSKA. The next game he plays, Holden will tie for the most Euroleague appearances all decade with Denis Marconato, who no longer plays in the competition, therefore in his second game back, Holden will have the record. He already owns the consecutive-game streak with 164.

11-16-2008, 03:14 AM
Delfino & Garbo (8 rebounds) each scored 3 points in Khimky's 72-65 win over Triumph for whom Nenad Krstic scored 7 pts

full boxscore (http://www.eurobasket.com/boxScores/Russia/2008/1115_11690_2099.asp)

Khimky is 6-0 in the Russian league

11-16-2008, 03:16 AM
Source: EuroBasket.com (http://www.eurobasket.com/boxScores/Russia/2008/1115_4661_622.asp) (Click for full boxscore)

Dynamo Moscow improved to 4-1 after a road win over Lokomotiv Rostov, 66:75. Hansen Travis led the winners with 21 points, while Nachbar Bostjan and Lavrinovic Darjus posted 11 each. Vorotnikov Sergei ended up with 20 points for the hosts.

11-17-2008, 10:31 AM
Boki you are so ****ing G

11-19-2008, 08:00 PM
Nachbar (26) outscores Delfino (10) and Garbajosa (13; led team) as Khimky Moscow earns their 1st loss 82-67 to Dynamo Moscow

Jannero Pargo scored 22 with 9 assists

Full Boxscore (http://www.eurobasket.com/boxScores/Russia/2008/1119_622_2099.asp)

11-20-2008, 08:29 PM
Eurocup Basketball Group B Preview: Dynamo Moscow

Dynamo has put together arguably one of the best rosters in club history, landing marquee free agents all around Europe and even beyond. Coach David Blatt, who won EuroBasket 2007 with Russia, is the new boss in town. Dynamo kept a powerful core of experienced players such as Travis Hansen, Robertas Javtokas, Sergey Monya, Dmitry Domani or Sergey Bykov, as well as adding some of the best free agents available. Former All-Euroleague second team selection Darjus Lavrinovic, versatile forward Bostjan Nachbar, shooting guard Jannero Pargo, playmaker Hollis Price or combo guard Arriel McDonald, a ULEB Cup finalist with Akasvayu that returned to his former club, round a deep, solid roster with no limits.

Source (http://prosportsdaily.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7402907&postcount=2)

11-21-2008, 02:57 AM
Source: Ball in Europe (http://www.ballineurope.com/womens-basketball/crisis-reaches-russia-delfino-refuses-to-play/)

Ilya Kalyagin informed us about some major development in Russia. According to him the global financial crisis has a direct effect on the Russian basketball now. If you really think it about it - it just makes sense and critics of the high paying Russian investors are finally proven right.

Ilya explains us why Russia is having problems:

Much depends on the Dollar value. If the oil price keeps dropping - the Ruble (Russian currency) will fall. It is expected that the Ruble will fall. From here - everything will get worse. The Russian basketball contracts are in dollars, and the sponsoring of the clubs and salaries is in rubles. - meaning the clubs will have to pay more money to their players.

If you take a look at the sponsors and their stocks it is obvious what club will or already have problems.

CSKA Moscow, Dinamo, Khimki, Triumph and CSK VVS don’t pay their salaries right now. CSKA and Dynamo just go long delays. In Khimki’s and Triumph it is much worse. The women’s team of CSKA is on the edge of bankruptcy. Its main sponsor sold his business and the new owner does not want to have any relationship with the club.

But that does not mean that CSKA will have any problems with the players. There is a delay of the payments more than a month. Vatutin, CSKA’s CEO, said that there are difficulties, but the main sponsor of the team Norilsk Nickel assured that they would continue to fully meet its financial obligations. It is not clear why CSKA has problems, becaus Norilsk Nickel stocks did not fall significantly for the year.

There are more problems with Khimki and Triumph. Yesterday, Carlos Delfino refused to go to play in the third quarter. Head coach Kemzura said that he doesn’t want to see a player not listening to his instructions.

I am sure Carlos does not want to see his team not paying him either.

11-22-2008, 06:53 PM
Boki back to the NBA :pray:

11-23-2008, 02:50 AM
Ponkrashov returning to CSKA?
Source: The Hoop Blog (http://thehoop.blogspot.com/2008/11/ponkrashov-returning-to-cska.html)

According to Sports Express, Anton Ponkrashov(2.00-PG) might be recalled to CSKA from Khimki that he is currently on loan. The player didn't take part in Khimki's game yesterday for the Russian Final Four of the Russian Cup.

Coach Kemzura was asked about this and he said that the player was recalled by CSKA as he belongs to them and he cannot do anything about it. Funny enough when Ponkrashov was asked the same question he said he didn't play due to an injury. When the reporters told him what coach Kemzura said he simply replied that the coach probably knows more than he does. Ponkrashov has averaged 7 points 3.7 assists and 2.7 rebounds in the last 7 games with Khimki.

11-23-2008, 05:26 AM
in a Russian Cup match, Dynamo Lokomotiv Rostov 80-70

Nachbar lead all scorers with 23 pts (7 rebounds)
Full Box Score (http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=slv&lp=xx_en&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.basket.ru%2Findex.php%3Fdn% 3Dgame%26id%3D61861%26ml%3D1)

to be honest, I couldn't figure out what the translations meant... but the Russian word for points for some reason translates to glasses and I guess chachaehs are offensive rebounds

11-23-2008, 08:44 PM
Lokomotiv Rostov Releases Dejuan Collins
Source: The Hoop Blog (http://thehoop.blogspot.com/2008/11/lokomotiv-rostov-dismissed-dejuan.html)

Lokomotiv Rostov announced that they are dismissing Dejuan Collins(1.88-PG/SG) that they signed earlier this summer. The reasons behind this decision according to the team's official statement were systematic violations of the internal rules of the team and so the player was not included in the 2ng leg Russian Cup game against Dynamo Moscow.

He has played in Varese, Aris, Alba and Bamberg in the past. Dejuan Collins was one of Zalgiris' leaders last season where he averaged 10.9 points 3.9 assists 5.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 20 games in the Euroleague. This season he has averaged so far 8.4 points 5.3 assists and 4.6 rebounds in 7 games in the Russian Superleague for Lokomotiv.

11-29-2008, 06:38 PM
CSKA - Dynamo M. 86-78
Source: EuroBasket.com

CSKA toppled Dynamo in one of the most anticipated matchups of the Russian Superleague. Dynamo looked ambitious enough before the game and proved it leading by one point at the start of the final term. But a terrific display in the final minutes allowed CSKA to celebrate yet another solid win at the end. Ramunas Siskauskas provided 22 points for the Euroleague and Russian champions. Nikos Zisis added 17 points in the win. Jannero Pargo answered with game-high 25 points for Dynamo. Hollis Price added 15 points in the loss.

Nachbar added 13 pts

for a full boxscore, click here (http://www.eurobasket.com/boxScores/Russia/2008/1129_89_622.asp)

11-29-2008, 09:17 PM
Ural Great - Triumph 78-77
Source: EuroBasket.com

Ural Great secured a narrow home win over Triumph. Vanja Plisnic came up with 21 points to lead the home team. Aleksei Surovtsev contributed 16 points as the Perm team improved at 2-4 record. Pavel Sergeev responded with 15 points for Triumph as they continued their roller-coaster season suffering the fourth defeat
Krstic scored 10 pts

BoxScore (http://www.eurobasket.com/boxScores/Russia/2008/1128_841_11690.asp)

11-30-2008, 12:50 PM
some Bostjan Nachbar images (will be updated) from the Russian league

vs Ural Great

1 (http://www.dynamobasket.com/pix/photos/photos_2399_image.jpg)
2 (http://www.dynamobasket.com/pix/photos/photos_2387_image.jpg)

vs Khimki

Nachbar vs Garbo (http://www.dynamobasket.com/pix/photos/photos_2437_image.jpg)
2 (http://www.dynamobasket.com/pix/photos/photos_2453_image.jpg)
3 (http://www.dynamobasket.com/pix/photos/photos_2446_image.jpg)
4 (http://www.dynamobasket.com/pix/photos/photos_2443_image.jpg)

vs Lokomotiv Rostov

1 (http://www.dynamobasket.com/pix/photos/photos_2467_image.jpg)
2 (http://www.dynamobasket.com/pix/photos/photos_2461_image.jpg)

vs CSKA Moscow

1 (http://www.dynamobasket.com/pix/photos/photos_2491_image.jpg)
2 (http://www.dynamobasket.com/pix/photos/photos_2489_image.jpg)
3 (http://www.dynamobasket.com/pix/photos/photos_2483_image.jpg)

12-07-2008, 03:41 AM
Report: Khimki Moscow releases their Head Coach
Source: EurocupBasketball.com (http://www.euroleague.net/ulebcup/home/news/i/40062/448/item)

After its first Eurocup loss of the season two days earlier, BC Khimki Moscow Region and head coach Kestutis Kemzura parted ways on Thursday, the club announced. The decision came after Khimki returned from a 77-59 road loss at Benetton Basket Tamoil that dropped the team's record to 1-1 in Group C of the Eurocup. Assistant coach Oleg Meleschenko was named acting head coach of the team in advance of its Russian League game this weekend against CSKA Moscow. Kemzura will always be remembered as the coach who led Khimki to its first trophy, last season's Russian Cup, which it won with an 18-point title-game victory over CSKA. Kemzura had arrived at Khimki in January of 2007 and guided the team to a third-place finish in the Russian League. Last season, Khimki started the Russian League 10-0 and reached the playoff finals, but were swept in three games against CSKA. Prior to coaching Khimki, Kemzura had been an assistat at Lietuvos Rytas in his native Lithuania, at Dynamo St. Petersburg of Russia, and at Benetton Treviso in Italy. He also served as head coach of Lietuvos Rytas between January and June of 2004. Kemzura also played for Atletas Kaunas, Silute, Rytas and Panevezys in Lithuania, as well as for Swans Gmunden in Austria, in his eight-season career between 1993 and 2001.

12-07-2008, 07:33 PM
Week 8 Results
Source: EuroBasket.com (click on score to see full box score)

Triumph - Spartak-P. 111-77 (http://www.eurobasket.com/Basketball-Box-Score.asp?Game=2008_1205_11690_4212-Russia)
Triumph climbs up the ladder confidently after defeating Spartak-Primorye 111:77. Toporov Sergei led the winners with 28 points, while Panin Vadim netted 19. Bailey Maurice resisted with 25 points in defeat and Nesterov Konstantin nailed 20.

Dynamo M. - Spartak SP 90-80 (http://www.eurobasket.com/Basketball-Box-Score.asp?Game=2008_1205_622_392-Russia)
Pargo Jannero paced again Dynamo Moscow against Spartak SP in a 90:80 victory. Price Hollis ended up with 15 points and Nachbar Bostjan nailed 13. Belarus International Meshcharakou Yegor collected 25 points and 13 rebounds in defeat.

Univ.Surgut - CSK VVS 90-81 (http://www.eurobasket.com/Basketball-Box-Score.asp?Game=2008_1206_2806_1756-Russia)
University Surgut outscored CSK VVS 90:81 also tonight. Chalmers Lionel poured in 25 points, while Stefanovic Slavko netted 22. Demeshkin Sergei produced 22 points in the losing effort.

Khimky - CSKA 57-76 (http://www.eurobasket.com/Basketball-Box-Score.asp?Game=2008_1206_2099_89-Russia)
The game that was expected from the start of the Superleague opened the doors for Khimky and CSKA on December 6th. The defending champions won the battle 57:76 away from home and remained with a perfect record. Langdon Trajan top-scored for the winners with 16 points, whilst Smodis Matjaz nailed 15. Lampe Maciej finished the night with 12 points for the hosts. Ponkrashov Anton and McCarty Kelly followed them with 11 points each.

Ural Great - Lok.Rostov 68-67 (http://www.eurobasket.com/Basketball-Box-Score.asp?Game=2008_1205_841_4661-Russia)
Ural Great won the thriller over Lokomotiv Rostov 68:67 at home. Surovtsev Aleksei top-scored for the winners with 21 points, while Morgunov Nikita had 13 points in the losing effort.

Krasnoyarsk - Unics 63-76 (http://www.eurobasket.com/Basketball-Box-Score.asp?Game=2008_1205_1847_1846-Russia)
Unics was the only team on December 5th to win away from home. Zamanskiy Igor led the winners with 19 points, while Kirksay Tariq and Loncar Kresimir added 12 each. Warrick Fred finished the game with 16 points for the home side.

12-08-2008, 11:05 PM
Khimki names Scariolo as coach till 2011

Source: EurocupBasketball.com (http://eurocupbasketball.com/ulebcup/home/news/i/40165/448)

Khimki Moscow Region has named Sergio Scariolo as its head coach through the end of the 2010-11 season, the club announced Monday. Scariolo takes over for Kestutis Kemzura, who was released last week. The veteran coach arrives from Unicaja of the Spanish League, where he spent five seasons before leaving this summer. Scariolo may join the team in Istanbul for Tuesday's game against Besiktas Cola Turka in Group C of the Eurocup, but was not officialy registered to coach from the bench, where assistant coach Oleg Meleshchenko will preside for the game.

Scariolo is one of the most successful coaches in Europe. He began his career at the highest levels in his native Italy, where he became one of the youngest coaches ever to win the national league with Scavolini Pesaro in 1990. The next season, he went to the Final Four with Scavolini at age 29. He moved to Spain in 1997 to coach Tau Ceramica, winning that club's first King's Cup, too. His next stop was Real Madrid, where he spent three seasons and won his first Spanish League crown, which made him the only coach ever to win both the Spanish and Italian titles. With Unicaja, he guided the club to its first Final Four, first Spanish League title and first Spanish King's Cup. The move to Khimki reunites him with Jorge Garbajosa. The two spent two seasons together early in Garbajosa's career at Tau and later two more together at Unicaja, winning the Spanish League and King's Cup crowns. He also coached Maciej Lampe at Real Madrid early in the center’s career.

12-14-2008, 06:38 PM
Dynamo - Triumph 93-79
Source: Eurobasket.com

Dynamo Moscow overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to stun Triumph at home court. Bostjan Nachbar tallied 27 points and 12 boards to lead the way for David Blatt team. Jannero Pargo added 13 points and 8 assists for the winners. Nenad Krstic answered with 18 points and 9 boards for Triumph as they suffered the fifth loss in the league.

12-14-2008, 09:12 PM

12-15-2008, 04:54 PM
Phoenix Suns Interested in Jannero Pargo
Source: The Hoop Blog (http://thehoop.blogspot.com/)

According to the Arizona Republic, Jannero Pargo(1.88-PG/SG) seems to be a target of the Phoenix Suns. The Suns have until the 26th of Decemeber to decide if they're gonna make an offer or not. Pargo has a contract with Dynamo Moscow until the end of next season so this might complicate things.

Below follows the extract from the article:
"The Suns have interest in Jannero Pargo, but so do teams such as New York, which has a biennial exception to offer. Pargo is playing for Dynamo Moscow in Russia but might be able to leave. The Suns have until Dec. 26 to fill the spot."

12-24-2008, 03:40 AM
Dynamo Moscow releases McDonald
Source: The Hoop Blog

Arriel McDonald seems to be closer to Siena as Dynamo Moscow have officially announced that they are releasing the player. McDonald signed a contract with them for one season this summer but he saw very little playing time so Siena seems to be the next team in his long career.

Dynamo thanked McDonald for his contribution to the team and wishes him all the best as a player of Siena. Both the team and the player mutually agreed to end their contract.

01-04-2009, 01:29 AM
Dynamo Moscow - Univ.Surgut 91-84 (http://www.eurobasket.com/boxScores/Russia/2009/0103_622_2806.asp) (Click for Boxscore)

Dynamo Moscow were challenged by Universitet-Yugra in Moscow but still prevailed at the end. Travis Hansen was simply unstoppable tallying 38 points, 6 steals, 5 assists and 4 rebounds for Dynamo. Sergey Monya and Darjus Lavrinovic had 13 points each in the win. Lionel Chalmers posted 28 points and 6 assists for the visitors.

Nachbar scored 11 pts

01-05-2009, 12:59 AM
Khimky - Ural Great 108-80 (http://www.eurobasket.com/boxScores/Russia/2009/0103_2099_841.asp) (Click for Boxscore)
Source: Eurobasket.com

Khimky had little problems facing Ural Great at home court. Carlos Delfino nailed 18 points to lift the hosts to a comprehensive victory. Mike Wilkinson added 16 points as Khimky improved at 8-2 record in the season. Darius Washington and Ralph Biggs answered with 19 points apiece for the Perm team.
Garbo scored 8 pts

01-23-2009, 01:32 PM
Dynamo releases guard Hollis Price

Source: EurocupBasketball.com (http://www.eurocupbasketball.com/ulebcup/home/news/i/42768/448)

Dynamo Moscow announced Friday that it has agreed to release point guard Hollis Price from his contract. Price joined Dynamo over the summer from Lietuvos Rytas on a two-year contract, but was unhappy with his role on the team and asked to be released to join a new club. Price took part in all six of Dynamo's Eurocup games this season, averaging 7.7 points, 4.3 assists and 2 steals over 28 minutes per game in helping Dynamo reach the Last 16.

01-23-2009, 01:34 PM
Dynamo M. - CSKA 69-71 (http://www.eurobasket.com/boxScores/Russia/2009/0121_622_89.asp) (click for scoreboard)

Dynamo Moscow and CSKA showed a real thriller and proved that their rosters are packed with real stars. CSKA survived the battle and stayed undefeated after 69:71 road win. Langdon Trajan paced all the winners with 18 points, while Smodis Matjaz posted 17. Nachbar Bostjan finished the night with 20 points and 8 boards in defeat.

01-23-2009, 05:31 PM
Boki almost pulling off the upset

01-25-2009, 01:00 PM
rumor has it that Pargo is out of Dynamo and on his way to Olympiacos

01-25-2009, 03:26 PM
with the leave of McDonald, Price and soon to be Jannero Pargo and Darjus Lavrinovic the head and assistant coach might also be on their way out of Dynamo Moscow.... the team is having a free fall, and may never recover

the good news is that Nachbar, Javtokas and Hansen don't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon

01-27-2009, 03:51 PM
Khimki adds center Ratko Varda

Source: EurocupBasketball.com (http://www.eurocupbasketball.com/ulebcup/home/news/i/43087/448)

BC Khimki announced the addition of former ULEB Cup winner Ratko Varda for the remainder of the season on Monday. Varda (213, 29) will help offset the absence of injured center Maciej Lampe. Varda started the season with Zalgiris Kaunas, but only played in two Euroleague games before leaving on mutual agreement. Last year Varda played for ViveMenorca of the Spanish League, where last season he played 29 games averaging 8.6 points and 3.8 rebounds. Varda made his debut with Partizan Belgrade in 1998 and in 2001 he crossed the pond to join the Detroit Pistons of the NBA. He was traded to the Washington Wizards and was back to Europe for the 2002-03 season with Union Olimpija Ljubljana, where he helped win the Slovenian Cup. After that he played in Greece (Apollon Patras), Turkey (Besiktas JK), Ukraine (BC Kyiv) and Spain in 2006-07 with Real Madrid, with whom he won the Spanish League title and the ULEB Cup.

"It is difficult to find a strong player in such a short period of time," general manager Victor Bychkov said. "I think Varda is an excellent choice for help our team in Lampe’s absence. The doctors said that Maciej would be ready in about six weeks. During this period of time we have many difficult matches, including the Eurocup Last 16. Ratko is very experienced player with the spirit of a winner."