NEWS

24.05.2006
Zisis Credits Greek Teammates For Honour

Greece's Nikolaos Zisis, the 2005 FIBA Europe Young Men’s Player of the Year, doesn’t seek individual attention.

This was obvious when the Benetton Basket guard was presented with the custom-designed Young Men’s Player of the Year trophy in his club’s home playoff game against Armani Jeans Milano.

19.05.2006
Zisis To Lift Player Of The Year Trophy In Treviso

Greek national team star Nikolaos Zisis of Benetton Basket will receive the 2005 FIBA Europe Young Player of the Year trophy on Tuesday, May 23rd in Treviso, Italy.

FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin will present Zisis with the custom-designed trophy moments before Benetton tips off against Armani J. Milano in the Italian league play-offs.

07.05.2006
Jekabsone Looking Forward After Receiving Award

French basketball fans provided Bourges Basket’s Anete Jekabsone with a nice ovation when the Latvian native held up the 2005 FIBA Europe Young Women’s Player of the Year award in this evening's French Women’s Cup final in Paris.

Just before the start of the second half, FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin presented Jekabsone with the custom-designed trophy, which she won based on a selection from international media.

05.05.2006
Jekabsone To Be Presented Young Women’s Player Of The Year Award

Bourges Basket’s Anete Jekabsone will be presented with the FIBA Europe 2005 Young Women’s Player of the Year trophy during her team’s match-up against Valenciennes in the French Women’s Cup final this Sunday in Paris.

FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin will present Jekabsone with the custom-designed trophy at halftime of the game.

22.04.2006
Nowitzki Honoured By Player Of The Year Status

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks put the final touch on a 60-game winning regular season on Wednesday this week, rounding out their final game against the L.A. Clippers in preparation for the upcoming NBA play-offs.

While the focus was very much on the play-offs, Dirk received a rousing reception from the fans when presented with the FIBA Europe Player of the Year award, just before tip-off by Secretary General Nar Zanolin (pictured).

18.04.2006
Nowitzki To Receive Player Of Year Award

German national team star of the Dallas Mavericks will be receiving the 2005 FIBA Europe Player of the Year trophy on Wednesday, April 19 in his team’s last regular season game.

FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin will present Nowitzki with the custom-designed trophy just before tip-off of the Dallas Mavericks home match-up against the Los Angeles Clippers.

08.03.2006
Stepanova Receives Player Of The Year Trophy

Russian star Maria Stepanova of BC Volgaburmash Samara was presented with the first-ever FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year award during the inaugural EuroLeague Women All-Star game in Pecs, Hungary.

In the opening minutes of the game, play was stopped. FIBA Europe President George Vassilakopoulos and Secretary General Nar Zanolin came on to the court and jointly presented Stepanova with the 2005 FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year trophy.

03.03.2006
Stepanova To Be Honoured At All-Star Game

Maria Stepanova of the Russian national team and VBM-SGAU Samara will be presented with the first-ever FIBA Europe Women’s Player of the Year trophy in Pecs, Hungary during the EuroLeague Women All-Star game on 8 March.

Stepanova was unanimously selected as the 2005 FIBA Europe Women’s Player of the Year based on a vote from international media.

31.01.2006
Nowitzki Reflects On Terrific 2005

Dirk Nowitzki will never forget 2005, the year he travelled to basketball's heartland in Europe with Germany and claimed a silver medal in one of the finest hoops tournaments ever staged on the continent.

A great Greece team won the gold medal in Belgrade but Nowitzki and his team did their part in making the event a true spectacle.