Legendary Coach Larry Brown takes over at Fiat Torino

ITALY — Fiat Torino in Serie A of the Italian League announced legendary coach Larry Brown as its head coach today. Brown who recently finished a four-year stint at SMU in Texas, is the only coach in basketball history to win both an NCAA national championship (Kansas Jayhawks, 1988) and an NBA title (Detroit Pistons,…

Panathinaikos club owner Pavlos Giannakopoulos dies at 89

ATHENS, Greece — Panathinaikos Baketball Club, and pharmaceuticals company Vianex, both announced Pavlos Giannakopoulos, a Greek businessman and owner of basketball club Panathinaikos, who guided the team to domestic and European success, has died. He was 89. Giannakopoulos spent vast sums of money to create a European powerhouse. He acquired several big-name foreign players, including…

Samuel Mukooza to represent Uganda at World Qualifiers

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Samuel Mukooza will represent Uganda at World Qualifiers in Nigeria, marking the second time he will partake in international competition with the National team from his homeland. He arrived to the team after being scouted by the Ugandan Basketball Federation and received a request to represent his motherland together with the schoolmates…

Real Madrid crowned Euroleague Champs as they top Fenerbahce 85-80

BELGRADE, Serbia — Luka Doncic was crowned the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four MVP, as Real Madrid defeated Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul at Stark Arena in Belgrade 85-80 for the title. Fabien Causeur scored a team-high 17 points and Luka Doncic added 15 points and 4 assists. Trey Thompkins contributed 10 points as 11 different Madrid…

Ball Brothers Combine for 29 points in Lithuanian Debut

LITHUANIA — The Ball Brothers, LiAngelo and LaMelo along with the the Big Baller Brand made their professional debut as they both combined for 29 points for Lithuanian club Prienai Vytautas on Tuesday. Vytautas played its first match of the Big Baller Brand Challenge, a series of five “friendly” games to welcome the brothers to…

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball ink 1-year deals with Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas

CHINO HILLS,California — According to the Big Baller Brand, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have reached an agreement to sign professional basketball deals with Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas. The team’s coach/GM Virginijus Seskus and Ball family agent Harrison Gaines told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. LiAngelo and LaMelo are the younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard…

Paul Gasol becomes all-time leading scorer in Eurobasket History!

CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania — The San Antonio Spurs Pau Gasol made Eurobasket history with his 20 point performance with his homeland Spain during their victory over Hungary, as he became the all-time leading scorer in EuroBasket history! Gasol surpassed currents Spurs teammate the great Tony Parker of France 1,104pts – with a deep three-pointer, putting him…