Valencia is Eurocup king!!!
Power Electronics Valencia Champ Eurocup! - Finals 2010 Vitoria-Gasteiz
Power Electronics Valencia is the Eurocup champion for the second time in club history. Power Electronics became the second club to lift the Eurocup trophy twice on Sunday when it beat Alba Berlin 44-67 in the title game in Vitoria, Spain. With the victory, Valencia earned the right to play in the 2010-11 Euroleague. Valencia, the competition's original champion back in 2003, set a new Eurocup final record by allowing just 22 points in the first half. Pushed by a sea a orange and purple fans, Valencia used outstanding defense to seal the outcome long before the final buzzer and denied Alba the chance to win its first European club title since 1995. Matt Nielsen was named Eurocup Finals MVP and his frontcourt mate, Kosta Perovic, paced the winners with 17 points. Head coach Neven Spahija, who has lifted five different domestic league trophies all over the continent and reached the ULEB Cup final in 2003, won his first European title - just like every player on his team's roster. Thomas Kelati added 13 points and Marko Marinovic 12 for the winners. Derrick Byars and Steffen Hamann scored 9 apiece for Berlin in defeat. A three-pointer by Nando De Colo ignited a 0-11 run in which Marinovic and Kelati also struck from downtown to give Power Electronics a 10-19 edge early in the second quarter. Byars and Julius Jenkins tried to change things for Alba, but Serhiy Lishchuk, an inspired Kelati and a wild buzzer-beating jumper by De Colo gave Valencia a 22-36 lead at halftime. Nothing changed after the break, as Valencia stayed strong on defense and boosted its lead to 33-48 after 30 minutes, enough to keep full control of the game until the final buzzer. It took Valencia seven years to lift the Eurocup trophy for a second time, but thousands of fans had the chance to celebrate that their team was once again a European champion. READ MORE


EUROCUP FINALS PARTICIPATING TEAMS
Power Electronics Valencia
Alba Berlin
B. Bilbao Basket
Panellinios BC
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Sasha Djordjevic joins Eurosport2 for Eurocup Finals!

Apr 17, 2010 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Sasha Djordjevic and Robbie Nock in VitoriaIn addition to great basketball for fans on hand in Vitoria, Spain this weekend, the Eurocup Finals represent another step forward for basketball coverage by Eurosport2 for viewers around the world. The Eurocup's broadcast partner for five consecutive seasons, Eurosport2 is pulling out all the stops to make this weekend's games a great show on the screen for its vast international audience. Eurosport2 will bring all the game action from Vitoria live to a potential 49 million homes in 56 countries in as many as 16 languages. Among the enhancements to its coverage this weekend, Eurosport2 viewers will be treated to expert commentary from a European basketball legend, Sasha Djordjevic, who relishes the chance to give fans a taste of what's going on in Fernando Buesa Arena during the games.

"I am very enthusiastic to be working with the Eurosport2 people for the first time," Djordjevic said at courtside after observing practices on Friday. "We're in one of the capitals of European basketball, Vitoria, so it's a great place to start for me. We're ready to see some good basketball, and the opportunity for all four to win and go to the Euroleague is big. So it's a pleasure to be here.

"I have followed this competition since it started in 2003, and it has had great teams, great finals and, always, big names, which is going to be the same here this weekend. If you just mention Rudy Fernandez, the MVP of one of the finals, a world champion. Or Dejan Tomasevic, my friend, who was the first MVP back in 2003. We have another world champion from Spain here, Alex Mumbru. So, like I said, great names come here and come from competitions like this one. And that's what it's all about, to bring to the fans the highest level of basketball."

Djordjevic will be joined in the commentators’ booth by Robbie Nock, the regular presenter for Eurocup games on Eurosport2, who highlighted another new feature of the broadcasts this weekend, a courtside studio where they will do live interviews of the Eurocup Finals protagonists.

"It's a privilege to work alongside Sash Djordjevic, a great ambassador for basketball, bringing his expertise to the viewers,” Nock said. “Sasha and I will have in-depth reports, halftime interviews and players joining us in the studio. Eurosport has been always looking on the horizon over the last four years, and that's how we came up with the idea of an on-site studio, to help bring viewers in every corner of Europe closer to this great event."

Eurosport2 coverage of the Eurocup Finals begins with a half-hour pre-game show before Saturday's first semifinal, which starts at 18:00 local time, CET.