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November 4, 2018 - Madrid, Madrid, Spain - Ibon Navarro during Morabanc Andorra victory over Real Madrid (105 - 107) in Liga Endesa regular season game (day 7) celebrated in Madrid at Wizink Center. November 4th 2018. (Credit Image: © Juan Carlos Garcia Mate/Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire)

MoraBanc Andorra: Early Offense and Half Court Series

MoraBanc Andorra: Early Offense and Half Court Series

A look at the concepts and plays from coach Ibon Navarro that has his MoraBanc Andorra team scoring 90+ points per game.  The end of 2018 was a great time for MoraBanc Andorra of the Spanish ACB league. The team grabbed some big wins against Real Madrid and Baskonia, and also was perfect in EuroCup play with

June 3, 2018 - Madrid, Community of Madrid, España - Real Madrid's Rudy Fernandez (C) in action against Herbalife Gran Canaria's Xavi Rabaseda and Nikola Radicevic during the Liga Endesa first semifinal series match between Real Madrid and Gran Canaria at the Wizink Center in Madrid, Spain, 03 June 2018. (Credit Image: © Kiko Huesca/EFE via ZUMA Press)

Pin Down Series: How Real Madrid Creates Open Shots

Down screen, pin down or coming off screen – whatever you call it, Real Madrid creates numerous open looks with the action. The reigning EuroLeague Champion, Real Madrid, are looking for a second title in a row. This season the squad is off to a great start in league play, currently sitting in second place just behind Fenerbahce

November 8, 2018 - Assago, Milano, Italia - Foto Spada/LaPresse.8 novembre 2018 Assago (MI) Italia .sport .basket .AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano vs Cska Mosca.Eurolega Turkish Airline 2018/2019 - Mediolanum Forum.Nella foto : james..Photo Spada/LaPresse.November 8, 2018 Assago (MI) Italy.sport.basket .AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano vs Cska Moscow.Euroleague Turkish Airline 2018/2019 - Mediolanum Forum.in the pic:  james (Credit Image: © Spada/Lapresse via ZUMA Press)

Euroleague Recap: Olimpia Milano PNR Breakdown

One of the top offenses in the Euroleague, Olimpia Milano excels at PNR situations no matter what type of defense it faces. Olimpia Milano had a great start to the Euroleague season with a 3-1 record (which includes a big away win against Olympiakos Piraeus) and an intermediate spot in playoff at the end of

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Top Plays from EuroCup First Round: New Coaches Edition

Several teams at the EuroCup have new leaders, but as always, each coach provided some quality XsOs for us to learn from. EuroCup is the second best competition in Europe. Twenty-four elite European clubs face each other,  each looking for a trophy and cherished place in the EuroLeague, as the winner earns a spot for next

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Top Plays: FIBA U18 European Championship 2018

Plenty of creative and effective XsOs were showcased during the FIBA U18 Europe event – here are seven diagrams along with video. Many factors made the FIBA U18 European Championship 2018 in Latvia very exciting. This tournament was important for most youth European players, because the U18 event sees the largest gathering of NBA and EuroLeague scouts.

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Top Plays: FIBA U20 European Championship 2018

The talent at the FIBA U20 European Championship extended to the sidelines where coaches displayed some creative XsOs. The FIBA U20 European Championship is the final national youth competition before players jump to the professional level. It’s a tournament that displays great potential, tremendous skills and unbelievable energy as future stars are made! This was definitely the

December 17, 2017 - Memphis, TENNESSEE, Estados Unidos - Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (front) drives against Memphis Grizzlies guard Kobi Simmons (back) at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 16 December 2017. (Credit Image: © Mike Brown/EFE via ZUMA Press)

Finish Like a Pro: Drills to Improve Scoring at the Basket

Teach players how to finish with both power and finesse in a variety of ways near the rim with these drills. Summer is a great opportunity to become a better player or coach. This post shares four drills to improve one of the most important skill for every basketball player – finishing. Many players and coaches focus

ATHENS, April 19, 2018  Kevin Pangos (C) of Zalgiris Kaunas celebrates victory after the first playoff of the basketball Euroleague between Olympiacos Piraeus and Zalgiris Kaunas at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Athens, Greece, on April 18, 2018. (Credit Image: © Lefteris Partsalis/Xinhua via ZUMA Wire)

Zalgiris Kaunas: Winning Ways Part 4 – ATO and EOG Series

Despite having the lowest budget among Euroleague Playoff  teams, Zalgiris Kaunas has succeeded with an efficient offensive style. This is Part 4 and the final installment of our Zalgiris Kaunas series, covering ATO and EOG sets. Read Part 1 on Horns Series, Part 2 on Iverson Series and Part 3 on Spain PNR Series. ATO and

KAUNAS, April 25, 2018  Kevin Pangos (R) of Zalgiris Kaunas breaks through during the third playoff of the Euroleague between Zalgiris Kaunas from Lithuania and Olympiakos Piraeus from Greece in Kaunas, Lithuania, April 24, 2018. Zalgiris Kaunas won 80-60. (Credit Image: © Alfredas Pliadis/Xinhua via ZUMA Wire)

Zalgiris Kaunas: Winning Ways Part 3 – Spain PNR Series

Despite having the lowest budget among Euroleague Playoff  teams, Zalgiris Kaunas has succeeded with an efficient offensive style. This is Part 3 of our series on Zalgiris Kaunas, covering Spain PNR sets. Read Part 1 on Horns Series and Part 2 on Iverson Series. Part 1 also includes a profile on head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius

BEIJING, April 27, 2018  Head coach of Zalgiris Kaunas Sarunas Jasikevicius (L) reacts during the fourth playoff of the Euroleague between Zalgiris Kaunas from Lithuania and Olympiakos Piraeus from Greece in Kaunas, Lithuania, April 26, 2018. Zalgiris Kaunas won 101-91. (Credit Image: © Alfredas Pliadis/Xinhua via ZUMA Wire)

Zalgiris Kaunas: Winning Ways Part 2 – Iverson Series

Despite having the lowest budget among Euroleague Playoff  teams, Zalgiris Kaunas has succeeded with an efficient offensive style. This is Part 2 covering the club’s Iverson series. Read Part 1 on Horns Series here, which includes a profile on Zalgiris Kaunas Head Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius and his style of coaching. Iverson Series A main strategy Zalgiris used in

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