Basketball Business 11
This is the first full season and the influence of IMG over Euroleague is already more than obvious according to Emmet Ryan. In BiE’s sort-of annual state of the union style piece on Final Four week, we look at how the new look is more than just a change in format Gumption and talent were […]
It turns out the Turkish Airlines Euroleague wants to get bigger, having just got smaller, but while expansion offers financial opportunities it’s going to prove a logistical nightmare according to Emmet Ryan The most unsurprising detail in Euroleague’s long term plans was confirmed by Jordi Bertomeu on Zalgiris TV. Euroleague wants to expand, first to […]
In part four of our long-form series on the civil war in European basketball, Emmet Ryan looks at the benefits real collaboration between FIBA and Euroleague would bring and examines the obstacles the war has created Check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 It turns out 2 June was THE day in European […]
After a lengthy absence, part three of BallinEurope’s look at the civil war in European basketball continues with analysis of what the Champions League actually means for the sport. For past coverage check out Emmet Ryan’s features on the problems with a closed shop Euroleague and the need for a strong Eurocup FIBA wants back […]
In the second part of out longform series on the business of basketball, Emmet Ryan looks at the vital role a secondary competition such as Eurocup plays in the overall growth of basketball in Europe. Part one, on the Euroleague proposal for next season, is here Football is big and people with money know this […]
In the first of a series of pieces looking at the business and marketing of European basketball, Emmet Ryan reacts to the news that Euroleague may fully close off entry to the new 16 team competition The civil war has been ugly. The fans have been left hanging by and large. Money talks, naturally, but […]
Phew, that was close… Typically, it’s a bad sign when a sports page follows up a headline story with a photo like this: However, good news from Spain is the order of the day today, as ACB officials have announced that at least a temporary agreement is in place to avert a player strike scheduled […]
One question that BallinEurope receives in the virtual inbox from time to time was asked again this week by reader Richard: [H]ave you made an article about a comparison between the NBA and Euroleague? If you haven’t, can you make one? But if you already made it, can you give me the link? Thanks. Hey, […]
After Petteri Koponen and Hanno Möttölä, a new basketball prodigy from the North is currently making his way forth with giant steps. BallinEurope.com exclusively presents Hans von Blumenstock, who is already considered the Finnish version of Michael Jordan.
The NBA recent published the official ranking of its players that sell the most jerseys in Europe. Additionally, you get to know that The NBA’s merchandising business in the region has doubled in the last five years to include over 60 partners distributing NBA products to more than 16,000 retail locations. International sales account for […]
Money, money, money, must be funny, in a Russian world. This is the reality at the moment in the European transfer market. But when you check the numbers published by the French magazine basketnews last week about the budgets of French teams, it what is possible for these teams is coming back to earth.