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 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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Jeff-Taylor-Column 06/04/2014 Greek drama and Turkish delight VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - Does anyone know who is going to coach Greece at the FIBA Basketball World Cup? The announcement has been slow in coming and it’s only natural to wonder if this  more »
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 30/03/2014 Hedo departure creates an opportunity for another VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - Turkey's Hedo Turkoglu announced this week that his days as a national team player are over. "It's time to move (on)," he said. Calling it quits is something he  more »
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 22/03/2014 Stars on the rise VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - Nothing sets my pulse racing in basketball like watching the emergence of young players. Folks, there are some exciting young players in Europe this season. Here  more »
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 16/03/2014 The Power of Pesic VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - It all starts with a great coach. That’s the best way for a club like FC Bayern Munich to have a chance of succeeding in the high-pressure Turkish Airlines  more »
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 09/03/2014 Show me some heart VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - Let's be frank. Zalgiris Kaunas, judging on the season of frustration they had endured, had no business being on the same court as CSKA Moscow in the Euroleague  more »
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 02/03/2014 Prepare for a great time in Bilbao VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - It doesn't matter where you're planning on watching Preliminary Round games in in Spain this summer at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. There should be plenty of  more »
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 23/02/2014 'Crafty' foreigners prepare for another attempt against USA VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - It's been almost eight years since Greece upset the United States, 101-95, at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan. I wonder if another seismic shock like  more »
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Jeff-Taylor-Column 16/02/2014 Another captivating El Clasico VALENCIA (Jeff Taylor's Eurovision) - Calm has been restored in Spain, a full seven days after Real Madrid's dramatic Copa del Rey Final triumph over Barcelona in Malaga. It was riveting stuff,  more »
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