The Friday Eurovision with Jeff Taylor   Jeff Taylor's Eurovision

The Eurovision is presented by Jeff Taylor, founder and owner of Basketball World News Ltd. Log onto FIBA.com each week and read his columns about the players, clubs and countries that are making headlines. Jeff hails from Charlotte, North Carolina, and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1987. A journalist in Charlotte and later New England, he moved to Europe in 1996 and worked for the Press Association for 11 years. Jeff has covered international basketball events for FIBA since 1996 and served as a television commentator at numerous tournaments, including working for the BBC at the Olympic tournaments in Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004).
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 15/06/2014 And finally, it's Katsikaris VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - We can at last say that Fotis Katsikaris will coach Greece at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. The national federation announced this week that the Greek will lead  more »
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 08/06/2014 Time of reckoning just around the corner VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - The countdown is well and truly on for the FIBA Basketball World Cup. In just 83 days, the tournament tips off in Granada, Seville, Bilbao and Gran Canaria. If  more »
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 01/06/2014 A big thanks to Galanda, Lakovic VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - Let's take a stroll down memory lane and then say a collective thanks to a couple of players who have given a lot to international basketball. Giacomo Galanda,  more »
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 25/05/2014 Blatt and the magic touch VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - We'll never grow tired of hearing Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt speak after basketball games. He is all things candor, humor and philosophy. Blatt proved yet  more »
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 18/05/2014 Proceeding with caution VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - Sasha Volkov is known as one of Ukraine's finest-ever basketball players. These days, he's proving to be a fine politician, too. The Ukrainian Basketball  more »
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 11/05/2014 Another great moment for the hoops hotbed of Spain VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - It's not often a smile is seen on the face of coach Velimir Perasovic, but there was one early Thursday evening as he took a victory stroll through the streets of  more »
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 04/05/2014 If not Ukraine, then where? VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - Ukrainian basketball is suffering from a serious bout of bad timing. The sporting gods smiled on this national team last summer when, led by former NBA coach Mike  more »
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 27/04/2014 Giffey's road to glory VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - So much emphasis is placed on winning that other forms of success often go unnoticed. While only one team finishes top of the podium at basketball tournaments,  more »
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 20/04/2014 Young Sabonis leaves pro game for college VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - Domantas Sabonis became a "one-and-done" in Europe this week. With a year of the Euroleague and the Spanish Liga Endesa under his belt, the 2.07m forward has  more »
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 13/04/2014 The night Barcelona 'crumbled' VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - Something I'll never forget during Svetistlav Pesic's short but successful time as the coach of Valencia Basket in 2010-11 was his approach to the mental side of  more »
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