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Luka Doncic has recently said that he watches more EuroLeague games than NBA. Bogi is not far behind. “Yes, I follow the EuroLeague, I watch a lot of games whenever I can, especially Partizan and Fenerbahce, which are my two teams. I hope [Nemanja] Bjelica returns, they will be better with him,” the player explained. The Atlanta Hawks guard didn’t want to quickly agree with the other Doncic’s claim that it’s easier to score in the NBA than in the EuroLeague. “The scorers always find a way to score. But the rules are different and, obviously, more minutes are played here,” he said.
Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz have suspended Pierria Henry’s contract due to an issue with an anti-doping control test the player performed. FIBA has suspended the player’s license and opened a file on the guard but it wasn’t caused by a positive test result, the Spanish club announced in a statement yesterday. The suspension arrives “from a procedural manner”, Baskonia wrote. The exact issue might be already known. According to Ivan Benito from El Correo, FIBA suspects Henry used a fake sample during his test.

Euroleague trying to reset its relationship with the NBA

This week, EuroLeague leaders will meet with NBA representatives to discuss potential future collaborations. “I’m going to try to reset that relationship,” Glickman, a son of one of the founders of the Portland Trail Blazers, confirmed to BasketNews. Glickman previously served as the NBA broadcasting coordinator and has experience working with major US broadcasters and as the media sales director at NBA properties. “We could be cooperating in business ways. We could cooperate as far as the game, the rules, and how the games are officiated. I think there are a lot of things we could be doing together in collaboration,” Glickman acknowledged.
“I think it’s time to talk about it because, after all, we’re feeding the NBA. There are probably 25% international players, maybe more. Most of them are coming from Europe, and many of them are coming from our key countries and our key clubs,” he emphasized. “We’re making great investments in people who become their future stars or just everyday players either way. And there ought to be a conversation about how we can have better cooperation. And I’m going to be as innovative as possible to see that that happens,” Glickman concluded.
This week, EuroLeague leaders will meet with NBA representatives to discuss potential future collaborations. “I’m going to try to reset that relationship,” Euroleague CEO Marshall Glickman, a son of one of the founders of the Portland Trail Blazers, confirmed to BasketNews. Glickman previously served as the NBA broadcasting coordinator and has experience working with major US broadcasters and as the media sales director at NBA properties. “We could be cooperating in business ways. We could cooperate as far as the game, the rules, and how the games are officiated. I think there are a lot of things we could be doing together in collaboration,” Glickman acknowledged.
Despite being eligible to play for the Spain senior national team covering the naturalized player slot, Nikola Mirotic ruled out a return. “I don’t think so, because I haven’t played with them for many years. I have focused on giving my all to the club. Also, I deal with many personal things in the summers, including my family and businesses. And I am at that age, especially after the injury and everything, to not see myself returning to the national team,” the FC Barcelona power forward commented to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo on potentially suiting up for Spain in the future.