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NBL Standings
 1. BK Opava 5-0 
 2. CEZ Nymburk 4-0 
 3. Usti n/Labem 3-2 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-1 
 5. NH Ostrava 2-2 
 6. USK Praha 2-2 
 7. Svitavy 2-3 
 8. BK Decin 2-3 
 9. BK Kolin 2-3 
 10. MMCITE Brno 2-3 
 11. BK Olomoucko 1-4 
 12. J.Hradec 0-4 
Full Standings
1Liga Standings
 1. Kralovsti sokoli 4-0 
 2. Sokol Slapanice 3-1 
 3. Ostrava 3-1 
 4. BCM Orli 2-2 
 5. Olomouc Bbal 2-2 
 6. Novy Jicin 2-2 
 7. Zlin 2-2 
 8. Pardubice 2-4 
 9. Opava B 1-3 
 10. Olomouc SK 1-5 
 1. Basket Kosice 4-0 
 2. Nymburk B 4-0 
 3. Slavoj Litom. 3-1 
 4. USK Praha B 3-2 
 5. Loko Plzen 2-2 
 6. Sokol Prazky 2-3 
 7. Vysocina 2-3 
 8. Sokol Zizkov 1-3 
 9. GBA Sparta 1-4 
 10. Sokol Pisek 0-4 
Full Standings
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 2-0 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 2-0 
 3 UCAM Murcia 2-0 
 4 Enisey 1-1 
 5 EWE Baskets 1-1 
 6 Banco di Srd 0-2 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-2 
 8 Juventus 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 2-0 
 2 Neptunas 2-0 
 3 Iberostar Tener. 1-1 
 4 Ventspils 1-1 
 5 Chalon 1-1 
 6 Ludwigsburg 1-1 
 7 Betaland Cdo 0-2 
 8 PAOK 0-2 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 2-0 
 2 Estudiantes 2-0 
 3 Umana VE 1-1 
 4 AEK 1-1 
 5 Strasbourg 1-1 
 6 Banvit BK 1-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-2 
 8 Rosa 0-2 
Group D
 1 Nanterre 2-0 
 2 CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 3 Besiktas 1-1 
 4 Scandone AV 1-1 
 5 Stelmet 1-1 
 6 Aris 1-1 
 7 Oostende 1-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-2 
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Antwerp 1-0 
 2 Groningen 1-0 
 3 Bosna-Royal 0-1 
 4 Le Portel 0-1 
Group B
 1 Avtodor 1-0 
 2 Benfica 1-0 
 3 Bakken 0-1 
 4 Nevezis 0-1 
Group C
 1 Kataja Basket 1-0 
 2 Mornar Bar 1-0 
 3 FC Porto 0-1 
 4 Kapfenberg 0-1 
Group D
 1 Keravnos 1-0 
 2 Kormend 1-0 
 3 Balkan 0-1 
 4 Brussels 0-1 
Group E
 1 Lukoil Acad. 1-0 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 1-0 
 3 Dinamo Tbilisi 0-1 
 4 Istanbul BBSK 0-1 
Group F
 1 Bnei Hertzeliya 1-0 
 2 Spirou 1-0 
 3 Alba 0-1 
 4 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-1 
Group G
 1 Demir IBB 1-0 
 2 Sigal Prishtina 1-0 
 3 Khimik 0-1 
 4 Mons-Hainaut 0-1 
Group H
 1 N.Novgorod 1-0 
 2 Szolnok 1-0 
 3 Falco-Vulcano 0-1 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 0-1 
Alpe Adria Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Zlatorog 1-0 
 2 USK Praha 0-0 
 3 Vienna 0-0 
 4 Prievidza 0-1 
Group B
 1 Tajfun 1-1 
 2 Rieker KN 1-1 
 3 BK Decin 0-0 
 4 Kormend 0-0 
Group C
 1 Osijek 2-1 
 2 Klosterneuburg 1-1 
 3 Sencur Gor. 1-1 
 4 MMCITE Brno 0-1 
Group D
 1 Levice 2-0 
 2 Usti n/Labem 1-0 
 3 Helios 0-1 
 4 UBSC Graz 0-2 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  USK Praha
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Peterson, USK Praha25.5 
 2. Sullivan, MMCITE B.23.5 
 3. Burnett, BK Pardu.23.3 
 4. Sirina, BK Opava22.2 
 5. Skinner, BK Kolin20.4 
 6. Stanojevic, NH Os.19.8 
 7. Kerr, Svitavy19.5 
 8. Mitchell, BK Olomo.19.4 
 9. Primorac, MMCITE B.18.8 
 10. Robinson, Usti n.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Primorac, MMCITE B.14.5 
 2. Kerr, Svitavy12.5 
 3. Skinner, BK Kolin11.8 
 4. Mitchell, BK Olomo.10.0 
 5. Pecka, Usti n.9.2 
 6. Peterson, USK Praha8.5 
 7. Mays, MMCITE B.8.3 
 8. Tawiah, J.Hradec8.0 
 9. Bohacik, NH Ostrava7.8 
 10. Stojacic, NH Os.7.5 
Assists Per Game
  BK Opava
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Sirina, BK Opava8.2 
 2. Lawhorn, J.Hradec7.0 
 3. Necas, BK Pardubice6.0 
 4. Kouril, BK Opava5.8 
 5. Marko, Svitavy5.6 
 6. Stojacic, NH Os.5.3 
 7. Siska, BK Decin5.0 
 8. Mocnik, BK Olomo.4.8 
 9. Singletary, Usti n.4.6 
 10. Peterson, USK Praha4.5 
Steals Per Game
  BK Opava
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Sirina, BK Opava2.8 
 2. Peterson, USK Praha2.5 
 3. Kouril, BK Opava2.4 
 4. Necas, BK Pardubice2.3 
 5. Burnett, BK Pardu.2.3 
 6. Pecka, Usti n.2.2 
 7. Stanojevic, NH Os.2.0 
 8. Gniadek, BK Opava2.0 
 9. Primorac, MMCITE B.1.8 
 10. Siska, BK Decin1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Alexander MADSEN
  USK Praha
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Madsen, USK Praha2.5 
 2. Mitchell, BK Olomo.1.4 
 3. Fait, J.Hradec1.3 
 4. Raines, USK Praha1.3 
 5. Necas, BK Pardubice1.0 
 6. Mickelson, CEZ N.1.0 
 7. Kvapil, BK Opava1.0 
 8. Roseboro, Svitavy0.8 
 9. Pecka, Usti n.0.8 
 10. Houska, BK Decin0.7 

Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Regular Season)

BK Olomoucko 88% Oct.29 J.Hradec
Svitavy 62% Oct.28 BK Kolin
USK Praha 58% Oct.28 MMCITE Brno
CEZ Nymburk 53% Oct.28 BK Opava
BK Decin Oct.28 BK Pardubice 65%
NH Ostrava 53% Oct.28 Usti n/Labem
Next Round Schedule

Round 18 (Regular Season)

Slavoj Litom 61% Feb.4 USK Praha B
Vysocina 92% Feb.4 Sokol Pisek
Sokol Zizkov Feb.4 Nymburk B 88%
GBA Sparta Feb.4 Bsk Kosice 94%
Sokol Prazky 60% Feb.2 Loko Plzen
Kralovsti so 91% Feb.4 Opava B
Sokol Slapan 69% Feb.4 Novy Jicin
Pardubice Feb.2 BCM Orli 51%
Ostrava 74% Feb.2 Zlin
Olomouc SK 57% Feb.2 Olomouc SK
Olomouc SK Feb.2 Olomouc Bbal 82%
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Juventus 57% Oct.25 Hap.Holon
EWE Baskets Oct.25 Pinar Karsiy 73%
UCAM Murcia 95% Oct.25 Banco di Srd
Monaco 77% Oct.24 Enisey
Group B
Gaziantep 77% Oct.25 Iberostar Te
Betaland Cdo 57% Oct.24 PAOK
Ludwigsburg Oct.24 Neptunas 73%
Ventspils 57% Oct.24 Chalon
Group C
Olimpija Oct.25 Bayreuth 95%
Strasbourg Oct.25 Estudian. 73%
Rosa Oct.24 Umana VE 88%
AEK 57% Oct.24 Banvit BK
Group D
Scandone AV 57% Oct.25 Oostende
Aris Oct.25 Nanterre 73%
Besiktas 57% Oct.24 Stelmet
Telekom Bsk Oct.24 CEZ Nymburk 88%
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Bosna-Royal 50% Oct.25 Antwerp
Groningen 50% Oct.24 Le Portel
Group B
Bakken 50% Oct.25 Benfica
Nevezis 50% Oct.24 Avtodor
Group C
Kataja Bsk 50% Oct.25 FC Porto
Kapfenberg 50% Oct.24 Mornar Bar
Group D
Kormend 50% Oct.25 Balkan
Keravnos 50% Oct.24 Brussels
Group E
Istanbul BB 50% Oct.25 Lukoil Acad
Din.Tbilisi 50% Oct.25 UBT Cluj Na
Group F
Bnei Hertzel 50% Oct.25 Tsmoki-Minsk
Alba 50% Oct.24 Spirou
Group G
Demir IBB 50% Oct.25 Mons-Hainaut
Sigal Prisht 50% Oct.25 Khimik
Group H
Falco-Vulcan 50% Oct.25 Szolnok
Karpos Sokol 50% Oct.25 N.Novgorod
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Prievidza 55% Oct.25 USK Praha
Group B
BK Decin Oct.31 Tajfun 96%
Rieker KN 95% Oct.25 BK Decin
Group C
Osijek 63% Oct.24 Sencur Gor.
Group D
Usti n/Labem 53% Oct.25 Levice
Interview with Turi Svitavy Head Coach Lubomir Ruzicka - Jul 12, 2013

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Entering their fourth season of play in the Mattoni NBL, Turi Svitavy are looking to make strides towards greater success in 2013-14. Leading the way for the club is Head Coach Lubomir Ruzicka , who despite being the youngest coach in the competition, has earned the respect of his players and peers as a disciplined and effective head coach. With a roster which will have a much different look than last season (the clubs top scorers Michael Deloach (183-PG-86, college: Norfolk St.) and Pawel Mroz (215-C-84) as well as captain Pavel Milos (200-F-79) will not be back this year), Ruzicka knows that the trust and development of his returning squad, as well as the integration of new additions like Ondrej Peterka (195-F-91) will be his main responsibility in ensuring improvement from last seasons 12th place finish.

Q. Now that you have had time to look back on this past season, what were you most satisfied with and what were you most disappointed in?

A. When I look back, I am very satisfied with the way our team managed to handle with the withdrawal of our team leaders from the previous season. Altogether 4 players left (Boris Meno (203-F-83, college: Davidson), Ladislav Horak (205-F/C-86), Radim Kramny (215-C-85), Jan Spacek (195-SF-89)). Then we managed to get in our team "only" Jiri Jelinek (203-F-87) and young Petr Andres (177-PG-93), plus during the season Martin Sykora (192-G/F-81). But these facts did not change our style of game. Moreover, I would say that we had played very attractive basketball during whole basic part. On the other hand, I am very disappointed about the group A2. It did not go well for us, neither in results, nor in the playing aspect. We totally burned out and ended up at 12th position from previous the 9th.

Q. Now entering your third season as head coach of Svitavy, what are your personal goals as coach and then what you feel the team will be aiming for?

A. As a coach, my goal is to still work with the players as Lubos Moravec (185-PG-89), Tomas Macela (178-PG-88), Tomas Teply (193-G-87), Pavel Harcar (202-PF-89), Jakub Sedlak (209-C-89) and to constantly increase their role in relationship with the responsibility for the result of the game. This is my goal. I want to give Czech players as much opportunities as they deserve and at the same time help them to become better and better. Team goal would be surely to fight for the best placement possible and primarily - let our fans to enjoy the game called basketball in the amazing home atmosphere.
During the offseason you are busy with duties ranging from camps to being a member of the Slovakian Mens National Team coaching staff.

Q. What have you been doing so far this offseason, and what else is on your schedule?

A. This year, I filled up the after-season time mostly with the analysis of the previous season. Secondly, I am working on building of the team for the next season. This summer I did not accept any offer to become a member of representation team, because I felt the need of self-realization and self-reflection after the tiring year. A year ago, I set up a basketball camp for children between the age of 13 and 15 called HIGH LEVEL CAMP, where, together with Boris Boris Boris Meno (203-F-83, college: Davidson) and Peter Balint or with the women's team coach Tomas Vesely , we prepare young players for the life of professional player. That is the work that I really enjoy and a great fulfillment for me.
Q. In June the team announced that the majority of the team will return for next season, but not the trio of Pavel Milos, Pawel Mroz and Michael Deloach. How are you planning on replacing such a productive and important group of players? Who from the current roster do you expect to step up and become the new team leader?

A. Yes, very good question. Pavel Milos finished his career. Michael Deloach had received very good proposals after his great season and then he transferred into Italian team LUCCA. Pawel Mroz accepted lucrative contract in Poland. We have already prepared first transfer talented Ondrej Peterka from Pardubice and we are still intensively working on the other two names. We know already that it will be foreign players and about them we want to have everything very carefully proven. I mean both, their basketball and human qualities. We are not going to underestimate anything.

Q. The financial state of many teams in the NBL was not very stable last season, Svitavy included. What is the state of the team currently and do you feel confident that the club will remain financially solid throughout the season?

A. Financial situation is not optimal in all clubs in Europe. This is just a fact. However now, there is stability in our city and also in the club. I think that we overcame the worst and next year should work very well, with the modest but realistic budget.

Q. For people reading outside of the Czech Republic, what are some of your coaching traits or characteristics? Who are some of the coaches you look up to or get advice from?

A. Ha-ha, good question. I dont like to talk about myself, but I think I belong to the group of demanding coaches. I manage to motivate my players with the good practice to fancy showing up everything in the game. I love basketball twenty four hours a day and that is why I reached the elite of my age in our country. People who know me can tell you how tough I can be, but I put my humanity and heart in coaching as well. This combination is the reflection of my character. Do everything with me with 100% of energy and I will give you 100% of myself back. Some of my icons are coaches like Zjelko Obradovic, Ettore Mesina, Xavi Pascal and many others. I watch all top Europe competitions. Last year, particularly due to my friendship with Anton Gavel, I got to like German BEKO BBL and team Brose Baskets Bamberg, but also team Telekom Bonn, where Benas Veikalas (192-G-83, college: Metro St.) - my former player in charge plays.

I would also like to say, that I am very happy about the work we did with the previous no name players like Moe Deloach, Pawel Mroz, Lubos Moravec, Jiri Jelinek, etc. All those have been without work and no one wanted to try them in a team. These boys gained a new value now. Engagement of Moe in Lega 2, participation of Lubos in the Pro Skills Camp in Bamberg could be good examples. All these facts are very motivational for me. It means that work for small club, but with the great heart, is meaningful and that we can offer beginning players very good future!   

Nymburk Bring in Waverly Austin on Try-Out - 12 hours ago
Czech champions CEZ Basketball Nymburk recently announced that Head Coach Ronen Ronen Ginzburg would step aside from club duties to focus on the Men's Senior National Team and that assistant Oren Amiel would take over as head coach of the Lions. In addition to this change of coaches, the club also said goodbye to Hunter Mickelson (208-F-92, college: Kansas) who played sparingly for the club and left for Legia Warsaw in the Polish PKL (where he will team with former Pardubice wing Joby Wal...   [read more]

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NH Ostrava lands Evan Payne - 12 hours ago
BK Nova Hut Ostrava (NBL) tabbed 24-year old American point guard Evan Payne (185-86kg-93, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He just graduated from Long Beach State University (NCAA). Payne has played there for the last three years. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it is his first season in pro basketball. Payne's team made it to the Big West Tournament Semifinals. By Eurobasket Data Center (via @marcocalise) Check also Complete Transfers List in Czech Republic   [read more]

Czech Republic NBL round 4 best performance: Charles Mitchell - 4 days ago
American Forward Charles Mitchell (203-F-93) had a great game in the last round for BK Olomoucko, receiving a Player of the Week award for round 4. The 24-year old player had a double-double of 28 points and 11 rebounds, while his team crushed Usti n/Labem (#4, 2-2) with 21-point margin 104-83. BK Olomoucko is placed at 10th position in Czech Republic NBL. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 3 games and recorded just one victo...   [read more]

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Rustavi inks Brian Bernardi, ex NH Ostrava - 5 days ago  
Hunter Mickelson (ex CEZ Nymburk) is a newcomer at Legia - 5 days ago  
NBL Round 4: USK Praha lose their first game against BK Opava - 5 days ago  
1Liga Round 4: Nymburk B hands first loss to Slavoj BK Litomerice - 5 days ago  
Ronen Ginzburg leaves Nymburk and will continue as a coach of Czech national team for full time job - 6 days ago  
Champions League: Nymburk crush visiting Aris - 7 days ago  
Ondrej Balvin selected the top Czech playing abroad in last week's games - 7 days ago  
Robinson's 32-point game gives him Player of the Week award - 10 days ago  
Miroslav Kvapil claims Czech Republic 1Liga weekly honour - 11 days ago  
NBL Round 3: BK Opava beats Basketbal Svitavy by one after a very close game - 11 days ago  
QJ Peterson claims Czech Republic NBL weekly honour - 13 days ago  
Patrik Auda selected the top Czech playing abroad in last week's games - 14 days ago  
NBL Round 2 of Regular Season - 14 days ago  
1Liga Round 3: BK Loko Plzen loses to Vysocina - 14 days ago  
Czech Republic NBL round 1 best performance: Jakub Sirina - 17 days ago  
Hunt is back at BC Levski 2014 Sofia, ex BK Kolin - 18 days ago  
NBL Round 1: BK Decin takes a leadership position - 18 days ago  
C.J. Turman (ex MMCITE Brno) is a newcomer at Apollon - 20 days ago  
FIBA Europe Cup: Spirou roll past Pardubice - 21 days ago  
1Liga Round 2: BK Prostejov B lose to Kralovsti sokoli - 22 days ago  
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