Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
 
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
Lebanon Internationally
Authors:


 
Ahmad Madwar

FacebookTwitter
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover Lebanese men basketball. Please send us an e-mail.
Middle East
Basketball
LBL Standings
Group A
 1. Al Riyadi 17-3 
 2. Homenetmen 16-3 
 3. Champville 14-6 
 4. Sagesse 13-7 
 5. Beirut Club 10-9 
Group B
 1. Moutahed 8-11 
 2. Louaize 8-12 
 3. CS Antonins 7-13 
 4. Byblos 3-17 
 5. Tadamon 1-18 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:2/11/2018
Division 2 Standings
Group A
 1. Beirut 7-0 
 2. Hadath 6-1 
 3. Animation 4-2 
 4. Al Anwar 2-3 
 5. Feytroun 1-3 
 6. Beit el Kiko 1-4 
 7. ENB 1-4 
 8. Aamal 0-5 
Group B
 1. Centrale 6-0 
 2. Antounieh 4-2 
 3. Antranik 4-3 
 4. Army 4-3 
 5. Tebnine 3-3 
 6. Aintoura 2-4 
 7. Meziara 2-5 
 8. Amchit 0-6 
Last:3/1/2017
Arab Club Championships Standings
Group A
 1 Al Gezira 3-0 
 2 JS Manazeh 2-1 
 3 Al-Muharraq 1-2 
 4 FUS Rabat 0-3 
Group B
 1 Homenetmen 3-0 
 2 Al Gharafa 2-1 
 3 FAR Rabat 1-2 
 4 Al Nizwa 0-3 
Group C
 1 ASS Sale 3-0 
 2 GS Petroliers 2-1 
 3 Al Fateh 1-2 
 4 Ahli Shabab 0-3 
Last:10/28/2017
WABA League Standings
Group A
 1 Al Riyadi 3-0 
 2 Petrochimi 2-1 
 3 Naft Abadan 1-2 
 4 Seraeyett 0-3 
Group B
 1 Chemidor 2-0 
 2 Sagesse 1-1 
 3 Al Mina 0-2 
Last:3/14/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Sam YOUNG
  Homenetmen
  (198-F/G-85)
  Avg: 25.9
 1. Young, Homenetmen25.9 
 2. Rembert, Tadamon25.6 
 3. Jackson, Sagesse23.6 
 4. El-Khatib, Champville23.3 
 5. Franklin, Louaize23.0 
 6. Harris, Louaize22.4 
 7. Douby, Al Riyadi21.2 
 8. Bolds, Moutahed21.2 
 9. Youngblood, Sagesse20.2 
 10. Hodge, Homenetmen19.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Moutahed
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Townes, Moutahed12.4 
 2. Vukosavljevi., Tadam.11.8 
 3. Majok, Sagesse10.4 
 4. Bawji, Beirut Club10.1 
 5. Franklin, Louaize9.3 
 6. Mobley, Louaize9.2 
 7. Ben-Romdhane, Homenetm.9.1 
 8. Goodridge, CS Anton.8.5 
 9. El-Khatib, Champville8.4 
 10. Abdel-Nour, Al Ri.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Homenetmen
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Hodge, Homenetmen7.6 
 2. Wright, CS Anton.6.7 
 3. Crawford, Beirut C.6.6 
 4. El-Khatib, Champville6.4 
 5. Dandach, Louaize6.3 
 6. Arakji, Al Riyadi5.9 
 7. Mezher, Sagesse5.6 
 8. Rembert, Tadamon4.9 
 9. Youngblood, Sagesse4.8 
 10. Young, Champville4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dewayne JACKSON
  Sagesse
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Jackson, Sagesse2.5 
 2. Youngblood, Sagesse2.2 
 3. Harris, Louaize2.1 
 4. Wright, CS Anton.1.9 
 5. Crawford, Beirut C.1.8 
 6. Young, Champville1.8 
 7. Ismail, Homenetmen1.7 
 8. Franklin, Louaize1.7 
 9. Douby, Al Riyadi1.7 
 10. Bolds, Moutahed1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ater MAJOK
  Sagesse
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Majok, Sagesse2.8 
 2. Townes, Moutahed2.8 
 3. Upshaw, Champville1.9 
 4. Goodridge, CS Anton.1.5 
 5. Vukosavljevi., Tadam.1.4 
 6. Jackson, Sagesse1.3 
 7. Mobley, Louaize1.1 
 8. Bawji, Beirut Club1.0 
 9. Young, Homenetmen1.0 
 10. Haidar, Al Riyadi1.0 
Poll


Articles
Interviews

Interview with ex-Lebanese teams coach - Toni Vujanic - Feb 13, 2018


POSTED BY:
EUROBASKET CENTER
  follow us on Facebook Twitter



Eurobasket.com had a pleasure to chat with one of the biggest coaching icons in last 10 years in Middle East and Asia, coach Toni Vujanic . He was awarded many times as Coach of the Year in different countries.

Coach Toni good day, how are you?

Greetings to Eurobasket, I am fine, thank you.

Coach you are coaching in Bahrain now, after leaving Kuwait. What was the reason?


Yes, I am in Bahrain since September 2017. I left Kuwait because I didn't see change to develop with my team and compete against Qadasiya-Kuwait and Jahra. Management didn't have ambitions to reinforce team after losing major 2-3 players. We had great season before, but that was it... it was really pitty because basketball in Kuwait and Kazma deserve better treatment and if they don't wake up on time, many GCC countries will pass them.

So, tell us why Al Riffa, team that didn't exists on basketball map in Bahrain?

Well, some things in life come unexpected and we can't control them. I booked and payed my own ticket back to Europe and on day of the fly, actually 700m before the airport I got a call from Riffa team asking me to come direct ... I accepted offer even it wasn't greatest, but more, I accepted challenge with young team and players that mostly never played in their teams and never played together.

Tell us about All Riffa and your outstanding import Marcel Jones?

Riffa is respected soccer club and basketball is new to everyone there. It's very "new" team in Bahrain basketball league that started the season very bad, after 4 days watching a tape and observing the games, I created my idea and decided how should I work. I signed very good import Marcel Jones that in beginning everyone was little skeptical, but after regular season he become top scorer of the league and so far for me, sure MVP of the league. Marcel is multi polar player with great speed and ball handling, very athletic and energetic young man with great basketball IQ. We worked 2 times a day very hard and slowly but sure we started to climb up on the list... when I came to Al Riffa, the team was sharing 9th and 10th position and we finished regular season on 4th spot.

Anything about local players?

Al Riffa locel players are group of unexperienced guys with great working attitude. Players hungry to learn and all "our" success is thanks to them and Marcel. Only capitan A. Gali, Ahmad Alo, Hussain Mossawi (that is injured), and M. Nabil have experience in Bahrain league, all the rest are the players that got not much chance in previous teams, but players with ability to learn and develop. Again, it's incredible to see how these guys develop and get better every single week. Big respect to them and my gratitude.

How is Bahrain and league down there?

Bahrain is a great country with supper infrastructure and organization. Teams as Manama and Muharraq and Ahly are very good organized basketball clubs. Federation under new President Shaik is growing fantastically and his visions are incredibly good for develop of basketball in Bahrain and GCC. I was till 2014 in Bahrain but now all is far much better and more structured and organized. I am supprised in changes and way how this President work. I am sure that the future of Bahrain basketball is bright. Only 3 things I would add: local players needs experience and games, every player should have 40+ games during the season before entering final stage; the league has lots of fans, some games of top teams are 3000 fans in gym and second import is "must", he would not kill the locals but he would bring taste and league would be so strong as some Top leagues in Asia; and last but not least - Bahrain has very "good" referees but should be more structured and better organized and paid.

Coach, what are your plans for the future?

I like Bahrain a lot but I have one year contract with Al Riffa and after April I am free... like all my colleagues I would like to make some project on long term .. working short term contract is very hard for any coach and needs lots of hard work and its tricky and unsecure. When you have 2 or 3 year contract you can build and create team and philosophy, short term's contracts maeans that club have no vision for the future and that your work depends on many different factors. So always open for new challenges.

Thank you Coach for this chate, anything you want to add?

I thank eurobasket.com for opportunity and this interview and hope you keep doing great work and promote the best game so fat. I thank my President, club and all my players for this season so far and hope that "sky is the limit" for us. Thanks once again!  



Lebanese National Team 2018 - 2 days ago
Starting five
#s#
Ater Majok
Majok
Amir Saoud
Saoud
Wael Arakji
Arakji
Ali Kanaan
Kanaan
Bassel Bawji
Bawji
#e#5
  
[read more]

Brandon
Thomas
Brandon Thomas (ex Champville) signs at Regatas Corrientes - 2 days ago
BRANDON THOMAS Regatas Corrientes (LigaA) landed 33-year old American swingman Brandon Thomas (198-94kg-84, college: Massachusetts, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at Champville in Lebanese LBL league. In 24 games he averaged impressive 18.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 3.3apg and 1.3spg last season. The previous (2016) summer Thomas played at Brujos in Puerto Rican BSN where in 15 games he had 12.4ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.2apg and 1.7spg in 2016 season. Among other achievements his team made i...   [read more]

Devin Brooks
Devin Brooks (ex Byblos) signs at PVSK-Veolia - 2 days ago
DEVIN BROOKS Pecsi VSK-Veolia (A Division) landed 25-year old American guard Devin Brooks (186-73kg-92, college: Creighton). He played recently at Byblos Sporting Club in Lebanese LBL league. Brooks managed to play in three leagues in two countries this year (!!!). In four LBL games he averaged impressive 16.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.8apg and 3.0spg. He also played for Balkan in Bulgarian NBL earlier that season where in 11 LBL games he had 11.7ppg, 7.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.5spg. Brooks also played 10...   [read more]


1 | 2 | 3
1 | 2 | 3

Site Map:
Asia-basket.com Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer

WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.