Mickael Gelabale signs with Cedevita Zagreb

France’s Mickael Gelabale (R) and the USA’s Kevin Durant during the Global Community Cup basketball exhibition game between France and the USA August 15, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT

Mickael Gelabale has signed an agreement with Croatian Euroleague participant Cedevita Zagreb. The French National team player will try to achieve Cedevita’s goal to qualify for the second round stage of the Euroleague and also secure one of the top spots in Adriatic League. Matej Mamic, Cedevita’s General Manager, fullfilled the wish of legendary coach Božidar Maljkovic, who insisted on Gelabale’s signing, due to the fact that the two already worked together for two years in Real Madrid in the past. In the Euroleague, the Croatian squad is in a group with Olympiacos (Greece), Caja Laboral (Spain), Anadolu Efes Istanbul (Turkey), Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania) and EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Italy). A new system is taking place in both Euroleague and Adriatic league this season. In the Euroleague system, the top 4 teams of each group will qualify for the second stage in which each team has a guaranteed 14 games ( it was 6 garanteed games previously ) and in the Adriatic League for the first timeever , the top two teams of each regular season will gain an automatic spot in the Euroleague group phase


  1. Frank the tank on August 27, 2012 at 16:18

    Cedevita became one of the strongest teams in the group

  2. SRN on August 27, 2012 at 10:59

    Big move indeed! Before you know it Cedevita will be (became?) more than just a dark horse in the Euroleague this coming season.

  3. Jayman on August 27, 2012 at 07:37

    WOW! This move is going to help Cedevita for sure!

  4. Jellybean Bryant on August 27, 2012 at 01:18

    wow big move…im sure gelabale will do well

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