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    Zidek: Nymburk Bring Big-Time Hoops To Czech Republic

    The eyes of the international basketball community will be on the Czech Republic later this year when the country hosts the FIBA World Championship for Women.

    The men's game is creating a stir in the country, too, thanks to CEZ Nymburk, an ambitious club side that has competed in Europe for the past several years.

    In a major development for the sport in the country, Nymburk have also gained entry to the Adriatic League.

    Not only will the Czech giants compete in the Eurocup for a fourth straight year, they will bring some of the most famous basketball clubs in Europe like Partizan Belgrade and Cibona to Pardubice.

    Former NBA and Euroleague center Jiri Zidek, a vice president of the Czech Basketball Federation, is a Nymburk club spokesman and he talked to Basketball World News about bringing Balkan hoops to his country.

    Jiri, Nymburk have played in European competitions for several years, including the FIBA Europe Regional Challenge Cup, the FIBA Europe League, the FIBA EuroCup and the Eurocup. How has this benefitted the club, and what has it meant to the country?

    Jiri Zidek: We have proven to ourselves and the sports public in the Czech Republic that there is space and hunger for quality basketball in the Czech Republic. Even though we are playing in Pardubice, a city 60km from Nymburk, we have been able to attract large crowds to our games, managing to set a record for the number of spectators with 10,640 during the CEZ Nymburk v Turow Zgorzelec game. All of our games over three years have been very competitive from beginning to end.

    Have the fans in Nymburk embraced the European games, and will they be eager to watch teams like Partizan Belgrade and Cibona in the Adriatic League?

    Jiri Zidek: We think that joining the Adriatic League is a step in the right direction. It's another effort to bring quality basketball to the Czech Republic. The former Yugoslavia is a hotbed of European basketball talent. The Adriatic League should appeal to our fans in the same way as the Eurocup with only one important difference - guaranteed 13 home games. Of course, with (Czech international) Jan Vesely not declaring himself eligible for the NBA Draft and staying with Partizan for another year, our game against Partizan should be a special event for Czech basketball.

    Will all the games be televised?

    Jiri Zidek: The Adriatic League is sole owner of TV rights for the competition. The league is in contact with Czech TV and it's believed that the majority of our games will be televised.

    Will the club's budget have to increase substantially to strengthen the team, and to fund the additional travelling outside the country?

    Jiri Zidek: We will try our best to increase our budget for next season even in the light of very difficult economic conditions that exist at the moment. The invitation to play in the Adriatic League is an honor but also a responsibility at the same time, therefore we must do our best to build a competitive team.

    Does adding the Adriatic League games make it more attractive for players to come to Nymburk?


    Jiri Zidek: Yes, I definitely think that in eyes of players and agents especially, the credibility of Nymburk should be on the way up. The Adriatic League is a high quality competition that is closely watched in the whole of Europe.

    Does the Czech league benefit overall by this, with Nymburk being allowed to skip part of the regular season? How does this work?

    Jiri Zidek: With the quality of basketball that will be coming to the Czech Republic, we believe that the basketball overall in our country will benefit from us playing in the Adriatic League. The Czech league will not suffer because we will play the second stage of the MNBL when the league is split into the top six teams and bottom seven teams. We will join the top five teams after 22 rounds and play a total of 10 games against them that will determine the positioning for the play-offs. This way, we will play against six teams from the Czech league in a season and therefore will not lose contact with the domestic competition.
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    Looks like the Adriatic league is getting even stronger, definitely becoming one of the elite leagues of Europe.
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    Best league after Spain & Greece. Gonna be difficult challenge for Partizan to won 5 times in row

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    I don't know...

    Greek league is not so strong. It is all between Oly and Pao, and some lucky team that explodes every few seasons... In NLB, we have Partizan that is dominating last years, but those were all tight wins. Cibona, Olimpija, Hemofarm, Partizan, Nynburk... I mean, i think it's a little bit stronger than Greek.
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    will see what league will look like and what roosters will they create

    cibona, olimpija, zadar are very close to collaps, not to metnion zvezda and bosna who might not even play next season.
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    @pohani. The rumors about some Adriatic League teams to collapse have been a constant issue for some years now, but still they do play and still are considered viable candidates for Euroleague B-licences, aren't they?

    BTW: Where's the connection between Czech Republic and Adriatic? It appears as if NLB Adriatic League tackles the financial and competitive problems of national leagues by forging a strong international competition. Who will be next to join? Wels from Austria?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruebler View Post
    @pohani. The rumors about some Adriatic League teams to collapse have been a constant issue for some years now, but still they do play and still are considered viable candidates for Euroleague B-licences, aren't they?

    BTW: Where's the connection between Czech Republic and Adriatic? It appears as if NLB Adriatic League tackles the financial and competitive problems of national leagues by forging a strong international competition. Who will be next to join? Wels from Austria?
    Yeah, but this time it's really bad... Never have I seen the worst financial crises in sport than this one.

    Maccabi also played in Adriatic league... It is more likely to become league of Slovens
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruebler View Post
    @pohani. The rumors about some Adriatic League teams to collapse have been a constant issue for some years now, but still they do play and still are considered viable candidates for Euroleague B-licences, aren't they?

    BTW: Where's the connection between Czech Republic and Adriatic? It appears as if NLB Adriatic League tackles the financial and competitive problems of national leagues by forging a strong international competition. Who will be next to join? Wels from Austria?
    this time situation is very, very bad and it's about to see what will happen. and they are candidats on paper, but never got licsense even last year by results hemofarm and zadar were among 30 teams, but as usuall uleb leaders favorited their loved "big market teams"

    and some historicall teams actally are crushed. institutons like split and sibenik

    as for czech you have to ask nlb and uleb leaders who are forcing this things like invitations and paying willd cards

    personaly i'm not so much for them in this league no matter they will make competition stronger, as one of clubs from this region will be left without strong competition, and legue was formed under parol of "impruving basketball in this region"
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    Well one positive news when it comes to money, KK Cedevita will incrise budget for 30% and knowing they won't need pay willd card like last year that at least by money maybe will land them over Cibona and Partizan. Besides that they will play qualyfications for eurocup and those things togheter could land them some serius players. I wouldn't be suprised if they pass Cibona and Zadar in battle for Euroleague next season...Togh I'm bit scared what will hapend with few solid prospects they have especially since they intentionaly made evrything for their development team not to qualfy in A1 league
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruebler View Post
    BTW: Where's the connection between Czech Republic and Adriatic? It appears as if NLB Adriatic League tackles the financial and competitive problems of national leagues by forging a strong international competition. Who will be next to join? Wels from Austria?
    Asesoft Ploiesti from Romania or Lukoil Academic from Bulgaria could be good options.
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    Lol at the song!

    "Jao.... Jao.... Jao...!!!" hahahahahaha
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    LOL

    It brings bad memories back but great work

    Aco Petrovic JAO! LOL
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    14 teams comfirmed for next season

    Cibona, Zadar, Cedevita, Zagreb (Croatia), Partizan, Crvena Zvezda, Hemofarm, Radnički (Serbia), Široki, Bosna (B&H), Olimpija, Krka (Slovenia), Budućnost (Montenegro), Nyburk (CZE)

    Bigest questions raised Bosna over Igokea as Bosna fineshed behind Igokea in championsip. Director of NLB Josip Bilić said Igokea can't appeal in Sidro, they must do that in B&H bb federation as B&H bb federation send to Sidro final standings of B&H in wich Bosna finished 2nd over Igokea. President of B&H bb federation is also president of KK Bosna and for firs time they counted cup (wich Bosna won) and national championship results togheter
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    it looks like FMP will play in NLB in 2010/2011 season afterall..
    Radnički is on verge of bankruptcy and FMP will take their place..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Picek View Post
    it looks like FMP will play in NLB in 2010/2011 season afterall..
    Radnički is on verge of bankruptcy and FMP will take their place..
    An hypothetical question:
    I know that David Blatt like the Adriatic League, and it won't be surprise if he'll ask to play their once again:

    Is the League will re-open the registration to Maccabi in this case?
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    SG: Wilbekin,Dorsey, Bryant
    SF:Blayzer, S. Cohen, Zoosman
    PF: Acy, Coloiaro, Casspi
    PF: Zizic, Hunter, Amare

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy M View Post
    An hypothetical question:
    I know that David Blatt like the Adriatic League, and it won't be surprise if he'll ask to play their once again:

    Is the League will re-open the registration to Maccabi in this case?
    I doubt. They already closed the registration for upcoming season but I guess if some club bankrupts (could happen) they could consider it. Nymburk paid 250.000€ for wild card (plus they will cover the expenses of all Adriatic League teams which will travel to Czech Rep.). Money runs Adriatic League, unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elaj View Post
    I doubt. They already closed the registration for upcoming season but I guess if some club bankrupts (could happen) they could consider it. Nymburk paid 250.000€ for wild card (plus they will cover the expenses of all Adriatic League teams which will travel to Czech Rep.). Money runs Adriatic League, unfortunately.
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    2019/2020:
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    SG: Wilbekin,Dorsey, Bryant
    SF:Blayzer, S. Cohen, Zoosman
    PF: Acy, Coloiaro, Casspi
    PF: Zizic, Hunter, Amare

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    Quote Originally Posted by elaj View Post
    I doubt. They already closed the registration for upcoming season but I guess if some club bankrupts (could happen) they could consider it. Nymburk paid 250.000€ for wild card (plus they will cover the expenses of all Adriatic League teams which will travel to Czech Rep.). Money runs Adriatic League, unfortunately.
    i heard 500k

    if maccabi decides step in i have no doubt they would expend league very quickly, but maccabi won't try to do it so no need to biging it up

    as for next season as usuall lot of coaches and players leaving clubs but it seems ths year it's biger than usual so i expect level drops bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by pohani komarac View Post
    i heard 500k

    if maccabi decides step in i have no doubt they would expend league very quickly, but maccabi won't try to do it so no need to biging it up

    as for next season as usuall lot of coaches and players leaving clubs but it seems ths year it's biger than usual so i expect level drops bit
    Maybe with all the expenses they need to pay also to other clubs, but I know from reliable sources (sources connected to management of the league) that the Nymburk paid 250.000€ just for wild card to join the league.

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