[14 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on The last post … | 1,577 views]

As announced last weekend, we have decided to close down our website. As you can imagine, this decision was not an easy one.

For me personally, between work, family and basketball commitments that are taking over, there was just not enough time left to make sure the site runs as smoothly as I would like it to run. The crew has shrunk considerably over the last years and the support from external sources also seemed to slowly but steadily diminish, which led me to slowly lose my motivation as well. With the lack of resources and motivation, the site went from great, to good, to good enough. And I think the basketball fans in Luxembourg deserve more than just “good enough”. So I hope that either a new group of motivated basketball fans will created their own Basketnews or that one of Luxembourg’s media companies will take over the open spot that we are leaving behind and promote this wonderful sport in the future.

As the last remaining member of the Basketnews original crew, I want to thank all the editors and contributors who helped us run our website for so long with their articles and interviews, I want to thank all of our supporters who always encouraged us with kind words, I want to thank all the clubs and the FLBB for their support over the years and last but not least, a big thanks to Kev, whose idea brought this site to life.

I am proud of our crew, who in my opinion helped shape the basketball scene in Luxembourg for the past 12 years. We have accomplished a lot during those years, battled through adversities together and never let anyone stop us from realizing our ideas.

Thank you all once again for 12 wonderful years!

Tom

 

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[12 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on The final curtain | 1,565 views]

It is with a heavy heart but no regrets, that I want to inform all of our readers and fans, that we will be closing down basketnews.lu as of today.

As we will not be covering the cup finals tonight, we wanted to give you a heads up of our decision beforehand. Rest assured that this decision did not come lightly and we will explain the reasons for this decision next week. For now, I wish you all a great weekend and an entertaining night of cup finals.

Tom

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[11 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Open discussion round this Saturday at 10.30 | 2,497 views]

after-much-discussionBBC Résidence Walfer organizes a “table ronde“ about the future of basketball in Luxembourg this Saturday morning at 10.30! The main subjects will be the influence of non-JICL-players in the development of JICL-players and the championship-modus.
Some guests will be at the event that will be moderated by RTL-journalist Jeff Kettenmeyer.
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[10 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on THE CUP FINALS ON SATURDAY: Everything you need to know | 1,034 views]

T71_Amicale_CoqueThe cup-finals will be played on Saturday.

See below for the previews of both games, team pictures and everything else you need to know (bus-circulation, ticket-prices, …)
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[10 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Ruffato: „We can not underestimate them“ | 812 views]

Ruffato_UlinGilles Ruffato is the leader on the court for T71. He talks about the upcoming challenge in the cup-final against Résidence on Saturday-evening.
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[9 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Can the “streak-busters“ strike again? | 762 views]

RES Teamphoto HommesRésidence will challenge T71 on Saturday at the Coque Arena. After realizing a sensation by stopping Amicale’s impressive winning-streak in the semi-finals, becoming the first team to win a game against Steinsel all season, the team of coach of coach Amadeo Dias wants to end the winning-streak of T71 this weekend … T71 has won 14 games in a row.
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[8 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Heffingen adds Creekmore (highlight-video) | 910 views]

act_will_creekmore-150x200US Heffingen has added William Creekmore to its roster, because Jalen Nesbitt got injured last week against Arantia and could miss a longer period of time.

see a highlight-video of Creekmore below.
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[8 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Nationale 2 review and preview | 798 views]

Nationale2Arantia took over the lead in the Nationale 2 Playoffs while BC Mess continues to challenge the Hedgehogs for the 2nd place. In the playdowns, it looks like the decision on staying in the league will be fought out between the Red Miners and Telstar.
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