Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Covering an area of 255,804 km², the SFRY was bordered with Italy to the west, Hungary to the north and Romania to the east and Albania and Greece to the south. In addition, it included two autonomous provinces within Serbia and Vojvodina, the SFRY traces back to 29 June 1943 when the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia was formed during World War II. On 29 November 1945, the Federal Peoples Republic of Yugoslavia was proclaimed after the deposal of King Peter II thus ending the monarchy. Following the death of Tito on 4 May 1980, rising ethnic nationalism in the late 1980s led to dissidence among the multiple ethnicities within the constituent republics. This led to the federation collapsing along the borders, followed by the final downfall and breakup of the federation on 27 April 1992. The term former Yugoslavia is now commonly used retrospectively, the name Yugoslavia, an Anglicised transcription of Jugoslavija, is a composite word made-up of jug and slavija. The Serbo-Croatian and Macedonian word jug means south, while slavija denotes a land of the Slavs, thus, a translation of Jugoslavija would be South-Slavia or Land of the South Slavs.
The term is intended to denote the lands occupied by the six South Slavic nations, Croats, Montenegrins, the full official name of the federation varied significantly between 1945 and 1992. Yugoslavia was formed in 1918 under the name Kingdom of Serbs, the name deliberately left the republic-or-kingdom question open. In 1963, amid pervasive liberal constitutional reforms, the name Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was introduced, the state is most commonly referred to by the latter name, which it held for the longest period of all. The most common abbreviation is SFRY, though SFR Yugoslavia was used in an official capacity, particularly by the media. On 6 April 1941, Yugoslavia was invaded by the Axis powers led by Nazi Germany, by 17 April 1941, Yugoslav resistance was soon established in two forms, the Royal Yugoslav Army and the Yugoslav Partisans. The Partisan supreme commander was Josip Broz Tito, and under his command the movement soon began establishing liberated territories which attracted the attentions of the occupying forces.
The coalition of parties and prominent individuals behind the movement was the Peoples Liberation Front. The Front formed a political body, the Anti-Fascist Council for the Peoples Liberation of Yugoslavia. The AVNOJ, which met for the first time in Partisan-liberated Bihać on 26 November 1942, during 1943, the Yugoslav Partisans began attracting serious attention from the Germans. In two major operations of Fall Weiss and Fall Schwartz, the Axis attempted to stamp-out the Yugoslav resistance once, on both occasions, despite heavy casualties, the Group succeeded in evading the trap and retreating to safety. The Partisans emerged stronger than before and now occupied a significant portion of Yugoslavia
2009 NBA draft
The 2009 NBA draft was held on June 25,2009, at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In this draft, the National Basketball Association teams took turns selecting amateur U. S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players. The Los Angeles Clippers, who won the lottery on May 19,2009. However, he missed the entire 2009–10 season due to surgery on his left kneecap. Tanzanian-born Hasheem Thabeet from University of Connecticut was drafted second by the Memphis Grizzlies, Thabeet became the first player born in Tanzania to be drafted by an NBA team. James Harden was drafted 3rd by the Oklahoma City Thunder and this made him the first player to be drafted by the franchise as the Oklahoma City Thunder whose franchise moved from Seattle to OKC in 2008. Spanish teenager Ricky Rubio was drafted 5th by the Minnesota Timberwolves, 23rd pick Omri Casspi became the first Israeli player to be drafted in the first round, and he became the first Israeli to play in the NBA.
The 2009 draft marked the first time three sons of former NBA players were selected in the top 15 picks of the draft, stephen Curry, son of Dell Curry, was drafted 7th by the Golden State Warriors. Gerald Henderson Jr. son of Gerald Henderson, was drafted 12th by the Charlotte Bobcats, austin Daye, son of Darren Daye, was drafted 15th by the Detroit Pistons. The draft marked the first time a high school player who skipped college to play professional basketball in Europe was selected in an NBA draft. Brandon Jennings, who skipped college to professional basketball with Italian team Lottomatica Roma, was drafted 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the draft. Of the 60 players drafted, four were freshmen, nine were sophomores,12 were juniors,22 were seniors, and 13 were international players without U. S. college basketball experience. The University of North Carolinas Tar Heels had the most players selected in the draft and this marked the second time ever that four Tar Heels players were selected in the first two rounds of an NBA draft.
The Minnesota Timberwolves had the league-high four first-round draft picks and the first time in history that the team held two top-10 draft picks. The Timberwolves had two draft picks and became the team with the most draft picks in the 2009 draft with a total of six draft picks. The Houston Rockets and the Orlando Magic were the only NBA teams who did not have a draft pick this year, ^ a, Nick Calathes was born in the United States, and has dual U. S. and Greek citizenship by birth. He had represented Slovenia internationally in 2008, before switching to Turkey. ^ d and these players were not selected in the 2009 NBA draft but have played at least one game in the NBA. The basic requirements for eligibility are, All drafted players must be born on or before December 31,1990
FC Bayern Munich (basketball)
FC Bayern München Basketball GmbH is a professional basketball club, part of the FC Bayern Munich sports club based in Munich, Germany. The club play their domestic league games in the Basketball Bundesliga. The team plays its games at Audi Dome, which was opened in 1972. FC Bayern Munich Basketball has a team that plays in ProB. Bayern Munich has a basketball tradition. Later, in 1966, the club was a member of the German League. In the following years, the slowly, but surely, faded into obscurity. For a long time after that, the club never completely recovered, in 2008, the declared goal of the team was to return to the clubs former glory, and return to the top German League, which it eventually did. In the 2012–13 season the club reached the semi-finals, where it lost 3–2 against the reigning champions Brose Baskets, thanks to a wild card, Bayern Munich played the EuroLeague in the 2013–14 season. This was its first appearance in the top European championship, on June 18,2014, Bayern won its third national title when it beat Alba Berlin 3–1 in the Finals.
It was the first title for the team since 1955,59 years before, star player of the team was Malcolm Delaney, who won both the MVP and Finals MVP. In the 2014–15 season, Bayern failed to win a title, the teams home arena is called Audi Dome, which seats 6,700 spectators. Set a club record or won an award while at the club. Played at least one international match for their national team at any time. To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career, dirk Bauermann Aleksandar Đorđević Franz Kronberger Svetislav Pešić Bayern Munich was featured in the NBA 2K15, 2K16 & 2K17 video games
2011 Summer Universiade
The 2011 Summer Universiade, the XXVI Summer Universiade, was hosted in Shenzhen, China. The cities of Kazan, Kaohsiung, Shenzhen, Murcia, Spain, on 16 January 2007, FISU announced at the conference prior to the 2007 Winter Universiade, that the host would be Shenzhen. With five candidates, it was the most competitive race to host a Universiade, Alberta, Canada was posed to make a serious bid, but withdrew. Also, as a city, Shenzhen is only 30 years old as of 2010, in preparation for the event, Shenzhen has built numerous infrastructure objects. In particular, several new lines of Shenzhen Metro were opened, furthermore,200 of BYD‟s all-electric eBUS’s and 300 of BYD‟s all-electric e6’s, this new energy fleet now becomes the largest of its kind in the World. After the conclusion of the international events at the 2011 Universiade Games. On the down side,80,000 residents were evicted from the city for such as lack of regular employment because they were deemed a threat to the Universiade. The move was controversial and sparked a debate on the legality of the policy.
Residents of apartment buildings close to the stadium were ordered to leave their houses for five hours,15,000 paramilitary police from other cities were deployed in Shenzhen, in addition to Shenzhens own 5, 000-strong force. Shenzhen Airport was ordered closed during the ceremony, affecting up to 290 flights. The mascot of 2011 Summer Universiade is called UU and its design is related to the logo of the Universiade, the Happy U. It represents a face, with the image of the first letter U in the word Universiade. Its relationship with the logo, the Happy U breaks the traditional mascot design idea to be realistic, delegations could obtain complementary tickets before 23 May. As of 24 May, the sale was not yet started. It was announced that tickets will cost between 30 and 300 RMB, in July 2011, tickets went on sale to the general public in several phases. Tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies would not be sold to the general public, early reports promised the city would build 12 new stadiums and gyms in the Futian and Luohu districts.
A new International Olympic Centre featuring a 60, 000-seat main stadium, a 18, 000-seat gym, by the end,21 new venues and stadiums were successfully completed. The 2011 Summer Universiade used 54 stadiums including 29 competition halls and 25 training halls, avant company is the only sports seating facility supplier
National Basketball League (Czech Republic)
The Czech Republic National Basketball League, called the Mattoni NBL for sponsorship reasons, is the top level professional basketball league in the Czech Republic. The league operates under a promotion and relegation system, the bottom two NBL teams from each seasons standings are relegated to the 1. Liga, while the top two 1, liga teams from each seasons standings are promoted to the NBL. The league is sponsored by Mattoni, a brand of mineral water, ČEZ Nymburk is by far the most important team in the league, since 2003–04 the team has won every league title. It is run by the Asociace Ligových Klubů, Česká Basketbalová Federace - The governing body of basketball in the Czech Republic. Czechoslovak Basketball League Czech Republic Basketball Cup Official Website Eurobasket. com League Profile
Anadolu Efes S.K.
Anadolu Efes Spor Kulübü, formerly Efes Pilsen, is a Turkish professional basketball team based in Istanbul, Turkey. It is the most successful club in the history of the Turkish Basketball Super League, the home of Anadolu Efes S. K. is the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, which has a seating capacity of 12,270 for basketball games. The club has its own facility in the district of Bahçelievler built in 1982. The team competes in the Turkish Basketball Super League and EuroLeague, the club was established in 1976 as Efes Pilsen S. K. by taking over the Turkish second-division club Kadıköyspor, which had failed due to financial problems. Its initial sponsor was its namesake Efes Pilsen, a subsidiary of the Anadolu Group and it won the 1978 second division championship undefeated, earning promotion to the Turkish first division, where it has continuously competed ever since. In its first top-flight season, Efes Pilsen S. K. won the league title, immediately establishing itself as one of the countrys top clubs.
After finishing 2nd in the 1992–93 FIBA European Cup, Efes Pilsen S. K. won the 1995–96 FIBA Korać Cup, which marked the first-ever European title won by a Turkish club in any team sport. In 2011, the changed its name to Anadolu Efes S. K. after the TAPDK in Turkey prohibited the advertisement of tobacco. Set a club record or won an award while at the club. Played at least one international match for their national team at any time. To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career, in 2006, Efes Pilsen became the first Turkish basketball club to be invited to play with NBA teams. They competed against the Denver Nuggets in Denver, Colorado on October 11, in 2007, Efes Pilsen hosted the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Abdi İpekçi Arena. Official website Euroleague profile TBLStat. net profile Eurobasket. com profile Official Facebook page Official Twitter page Official Instagram page Official Youtube channel Efes Fanz Twitter page
Basketball League of Serbia
The Basketball League of Serbia, is the highest mens professional club basketball competition in Serbia. Founded in 2006, it is run by the Basketball Federation of Serbia, the league, operated by the Basketball Federation of Serbia, consists of Serbian First League which have 14 and Serbian Super League which have 8 teams. For the 2013–14 season, the top four teams in First League will be promoted to Super League with four Serbian teams from the Adriatic League, the team positioned 14th in First League will be relegated to a lower league - Basketball League of Serbia B. The best 4 clubs in Super League goes to Playoff stage, clubs must have home arenas with capacity of minimum 1,000 seats. The most successful club by participation and trophies is Partizan and they had a total of 39 seasons of which 22 in the elite competition, Euroleague. Partizan won four trophies, the Champions Cup in Istanbul in 1992 and 3 Korać Cups in 1978,1979 and 1989, the second most successful is Crvena zvezda with 30 seasons and one trophy in Europe.
They won the Cup Winners Cup in 1974, since its formation in 2001, a total of 8 clubs from Serbia took a part in the regional ABA League. KK Partizan became a champion in six seasons, where first five trophies were won consecutively, FMP Železnik won 2 titles in 2004 and 2006, Crvena zvezda won two titles in 2015,2016, and KK Vršac won one title in 2005. com
Basketball is a non-contact team sport played on a rectangular court by two teams of five players each. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high that is mounted to a backboard at each end of the court. The game was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a team can score a field goal by shooting the ball through the basket being defended by the opposition team during regular play. A field goal scores three points for the team if the player shoots from behind the three-point line. A team can score via free throws, which are worth one point, the team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but additional time is mandated when the score is tied at the end of regulation. The ball can be advanced on the court by passing it to a teammate and it is a violation to lift, or drag, ones pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands resume dribbling. The game has many techniques for displaying skill—ball-handling, passing, dunking, shot-blocking.
The point guard directs the on court action of the team, implementing the coachs game plan, Basketball is one of the worlds most popular and widely viewed sports. Outside North America, the top clubs from national leagues qualify to continental championships such as the Euroleague, the FIBA Basketball World Cup attracts the top national teams from around the world. Each continent hosts regional competitions for teams, like EuroBasket. The FIBA Womens Basketball World Cup features the top womens basketball teams from continental championships. The main North American league is the WNBA, whereas the EuroLeague Women has been dominated by teams from the Russian Womens Basketball Premier League, in early December 1891, Canadian Dr. He sought a vigorous indoor game to keep his students occupied, after rejecting other ideas as either too rough or poorly suited to walled-in gymnasiums, he wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot elevated track. Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball and these laces could cause bounce passes and dribbling to be unpredictable.
Eventually a lace-free ball construction method was invented, and this change to the game was endorsed by Naismith, dribbling was not part of the original game except for the bounce pass to teammates. Passing the ball was the means of ball movement. Dribbling was eventually introduced but limited by the shape of early balls. Dribbling only became a part of the game around the 1950s