Olaf Lange is the new head coach of the Russian women's basketball team and has been tasked with guiding them to the International Basketball Federation EuroBasket Women 2019.
Tokyo has been given a taster of 3x3 basketball as the Japanese professional league final was held in the Olympic host city, with three years until the discipline's Games’ debut.
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has described a so-called "calendar proposal" by Euroleague Commercial Assets (ECA) to move the 2019 Basketball World Cup from September to July as "simply not serious and therefore unacceptable".
Slovenia, inspired by departing star Goran Dragic, won their first ever EuroBasket title tonight as they defeated Serbia 93-85 in an extraordinary final that saw the lead change hands nine times, the eventual winners having to come from behind in the final minutes as the noise levels rose to the roof at a packed Sinan Erdem Arena in Istanbul.
Tunisia have been crowned champions of AfroBasket 2017 following a thrilling final on home soil this evening.
Tunisia and Nigeria will meet in the final of AfroBasket 2017 after winning their semi-finals today.
Bogdan Bogdanovic played a leading role as Serbia defeated Russia 87-79 in Istanbul tonight to earn a place in the EuroBasket final against Slovenia, who had beaten Spain last night.
Slovenia stunned reigning champions Spain 92-72 to reach the final of EuroBasket in Istanbul.
Defending champions Nigeria are safely through to the semi-finals of AfroBasket 2017 after defeating Cameroon this evening.
Serbia and Russia booked their places in the EuroBasket semi-finals as last eight matches concluded in Istanbul today.
Spain kept their title defence alive at EuroBasket 2017 by defeating Germany 84-72 in the quarter-finals today in Istanbul.
A superb performance by Alexsei Shved propelled Russia to a convincing 101-78 victory over Croatia to reach the EuroBasket quarter-finals in Istanbul today.
Record 11-time winners Angola booked their place in the AfroBasket quarter-finals but beating the Central African Republic in their final group match in Dakar.
Greece produced an inspired performance to stun Lithuania and reach the quarter-finals of the EuroBasket in Istanbul today.
Tunisia secured a place in the men's AfroBasket quarter-finals by earning their second victory of the group stage at the Salle Omnisport de Rades.