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Ukraine coach Mike Fratello and point guard Pooh Jeter react to their 81-76 defeat to Finland on Sunday at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
The boys with the banner may have been a touch over-confident but Ukraine knew they were entering the lion’s den on Sunday as once more Bilbao became Helsinki South. A third quarter barrage by Finland put Mike Fratello’s charges in a deep hole. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk led a spirited comeback but the Finns stood tall and […]
Pooh Jeter was being hurried back to the dressing room after Ukraine’s 72-62 win over Dominican Republic but he stopped just long enough in the mixed zone to give some interesting thoughts. He did come back, the audio of his return is in our report from earlier.
Pooh Jeter has just dropped a fascinating video about his preparation for the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball. The Ukraine point guard talks about his excitement at helping Ukraine make history by qualifying, the chance to play against his homeland USA in Bilbao, his team mates and coach Mike ‘The Czar’ Fratello, how his […]
Ukraine’s hopes in EuroBasket 2013 hung on how Pooh Jeter played. When it mattered most, the borsht lover delivered. Let’s compare two players at EuroBasket 2013. Player A: 7.25 PPG, 2.75 APG, 2.25 RPG Player B: 18 PPG, 5 APG, 4.2 RPG. Unless you didn’t read the title of this column you’ll have guessed that […]
Croatia progressed to the semi finals of EuroBasket for the first time since 1995 and secured their spot in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in the process with victory over Ukraine on Thursday. The game started off with plenty of scoring but with neither side able to open a gap. The first quarter finished 22-22 […]
BallinEurope’s not exactly sure whose inspiration the below-embedded clip starring three Ratiopharm Ulm studs was or why Per Günther agreed to serve as guinea pig to test the classic punchline/sound bite of basketball subculture, namely “white men can’t jump.” (Or if you prefer, “Weiße Jungs bringens nicht” for appropriate local flavor. Completely irrelevant side note: […]
The tweet from Draft Express rang out at 4.30am CET and posed quite the complex question. To wit: “What does Curtis Stinson – a guy no team in the NBA or Europe has any interest in – winning MVP of the D-League, say about the D-League?” Such consternation clearly comes from one with an encyclopedic […]
The quality of a national league here in Europe is not given by the value of top teams – every league has a number of top teams – but is more appropriately determined by how good the medium-to-low range clubs are. Spain’s are good like no others are: This is why ACB is today the […]
Right. Because this column did not appear last weekend due to the tsunami of Eurobasket 2009 games, this week’s Best of The (Basketball) Net includes good stuff still enjoyable and written that long, long, 14 days ago in some cases. Enjoy! The most discussed basketball event of the off-season – besides Dude Perfect and The […]
Typically, the acquisitions of note in this game are made in the front office, not *for* the front office; the most newsworthy transaction in Israel reported yesterday may have been Hapoel Jerusalem’s addition of Guma Aguiar as the team’s new main sponsor. Aguiar also recently became a sponsor of Beitar Jerusalem football club as well, […]