When it comes to the basketball battle of the sexes, it is the women who reign supreme over the men in Romania. Encouragingly for fans of the female game, it isn't just at senior level, with the Federation also encouraged and excited by last years results at youth level.
While the senior team will once again have the opportunity of staking their claim for a place at Eurobasket Women in the summer, the U20 Women also now find themselves in Division A having gained promotion last year thanks mainly to the exciting trio of Claudia Pop, Ramona Tarta and Elisabeth Pavel.
When asked to comment on a stellar performance by Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Unicaja Malaga head coach Joan Plaza will assert that the forward has not even scratched the surface of his potential yet.
Tomas Satoransky is confident that the Czech Republic will make the big leap in September and advance into the Final Phase of a EuroBasket tournament for the first time since 1999.
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Veteran star Laura Macchi immersed herself even deeper into Beretta Famila Schio folklore after hitting the game winning shot to secure her team another Italian Championship success.
Strasbourg IG lifted on Sunday night the French Cup (Coupe de France) for the first time in the history of the club and remain on course for the domestic treble this season.
Dusko Ivanovic will dedicate himself to planning Bosnia and Herzegovina's EuroBasket 2015 campaign somewhat prematurely, following a speedy divorce with Panathinaikos this weekend.
A typically classy double-double from Candace Parker helped UMMC Ekaterinburg to defend their Russian Premier League title and secure a seventh straight Championship.
At this rate, Rimas Kurtinaitis runs the risk of his coaching résumé eventually overshadowing the legendary status he had achieved as a player, at least in the eyes of younger generations.
Player of the year
On Wednesday Spain introduced to the public their national team who will compete in the FIBA World Championship in Turkey later this year and began by honoring one of Europe's brightest stars.
FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin was on hand to present Ricky Rubio with the 2009 FIBA Europe Young Men's Player of the Year Award.
The names of ten lucky basketball fans who won Molten basketballs, were announced by FIBA Europe.
The winners were picked among the 15,000 voters who cast their ballot online for the FIBA Europe Player of the Year awards 2009.