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The Crossover with Joe Arlauckas

54 EpisodesProduced by Euroleague Basketball PodcastsWebsite

Joe Arlauckas sits down with some of the biggest names in European basketball - past and present - to learn more about their lives on and off the hardwood.

54 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

16: Vasilije Micić

June 15th, 2021


Joe Arlauckas' final guest of the season is 2020-21 EuroLeague and Final Four MVP Vasilije Micić. The Anadolu Efes guard reflects on a career …

15: Final Four Championship Game: Experts Roundtable

May 30th, 2021


The experts are back to review the drama of the Final Four semi-finals, and preview the Championship game - FC Barcelona v Anadolu Efes. Javier …

14: Final Four Championship Game: Stars Roundtable

May 30th, 2021

Joe Arlauckas is back in the hotseat to look back on two incredible Semi-Finals and look ahead to Sunday's Championship game between FC Barcelona and …

13: Final Four Semi-Final's: Experts Roundtable

May 28th, 2021


EuroLeague's Javier Gancedo takes the mic to preview the Final Four Semi-Final matchups. Joining him are Piti Hurtado, Andrea Solaini, Sergey …

12: The Crossover: Brandon Davies

May 20th, 2021


Barcelona center Brandon Davies joins Joe Arlauckas for the latest instalment of The Crossover. They chart Brandon’s remarkable early life in Utah, where basketball wasn’t always in the picture. Davies opens up about …

11: The Crossover: Sofoklis Schortsanitis

May 4th, 2021


On the latest edition of The Crossover, Joe Arlauckas talks to one of EuroLeague's greatest big men of all time, Sofoklis Schortsanitis. Sofo talks about the beginnings of his pro career in Greece when he was still just …

10: The Crossover (Special Edition): GMs – Part 2

April 20th, 2021


It's Part 2 of a special edition of The Crossover as Fenerbaçhe's General Manager Maurizio Gherardini, AX Armani Exchange Milano's Christos …

9: The Crossover (Special Edition): GMs – Part 1

April 14th, 2021

In a special edition of The Crossover, Joe Arlauckas sits down with three of the best minds in basketball management - Fenerbaçhe's General Manager …

8: The Crossover: Norris Cole

March 29th, 2021


Joe Arlauckus welcomes Norris Cole to The Crossover. The ASVEL Point Guard always seemed destined for a great career, but it wasn’t always clear it …

7: The Crossover: Kevin Pangos

March 15th, 2021


Zenit St Petersburg guard Kevin Pangos is Joe Arlauckas’ next guest on The Crossover. Growing up in Canada idolising Steve Nash, even copying his …

6: The Crossover: Igor Kokoškov

March 2nd, 2021


This week on The Crossover, Joe Arlauckus welcomes Fenerbahçe head coach, Igor Kokoškov. While the Serbian is one of the most experienced European coaches in the game, he is a relative newcomer to the EuroLeague. Igor …

5: The Crossover: Kostas Papanikolaou

February 17th, 2021


This week, Joe Arlauckas is joined on The Crossover by Olympiacos’ Kostas Papanikolaou. Long identified as a big talent, Kostas has developed into …

4: The Crossover: Ioannis Sfairopoulos

February 2nd, 2021


In the latest episode of The Crossover, Joe Arlauckus gets to know one of the EuroLeague’s top head coaches, Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Ioannis Sfairopoulos. …

3: The Crossover: Darryl Middleton

January 22nd, 2021


Joe Arlauckas welcomes CSKA Moscow Assistant Coach Darryl Middleton to the first episode of The Crossover in 2021. They chart Darryl’s journey from playing Basketball in the parks of New York to Europe, and a staggering …

2: The Crossover: Marius Grigonis

December 28th, 2020


In episode 2 of the new series, Joe Arlauckas is joined by MVP for October, Zalgiris Kaunas superstar Marius Grigonis.  They chat about Marius moving to Spain as a young player to learn the game and the hardship of …

1: The Crossover: Andrea Trinchieri

December 14th, 2020


Series three of The Crossover is back!  Joe Arlauckas is back too and his first guest of the new series is the current FC Bayern Munich head coach Andrea Trinchieri.  The passionate Italian tells his story and how his …

18: The Crossover: Mike Batiste (Part 2)

June 23rd, 2020

Mike Batiste joins Joe Arlauckas to continue his remarkable story of life at Panathinaikos. The LA born star compares his first EuroLeague title win to falling in love, explains how the Greeks treated him like a rock …

17: The Crossover: Mike Batiste (Part 1)

June 11th, 2020


From Long Beach to the EuroLeague. In the first of a two-part special, Orlando Magic Asst. Coach Mike Batiste tells us his incredible story of how he …

16: The Crossover: Luigi 'Gigi' Datome

May 27th, 2020

In one of Joe’s special interviews to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Luigi ‘Gigi’ Datome is the latest to join The …

15: The Crossover: KC Rivers

May 6th, 2020


In the latest episode of The Crossover, presented by Endesa, Joe Arlauckas is joined by Zalgiris Kaunas star guard, KC Rivers.  They chat about life …

14: The Crossover (20th Anniversary edition): Xavi Pascual

April 16th, 2020


Xavi Pascual is the latest to join Joe Arlauckas on The Crossover, with this episode presented by Endesa. In one of Joe’s special interviews to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Pascual talks …

13: The Crossover: Ergin Ataman

April 1st, 2020


The Anadolu Efes Istanbul coach talks to Joe Arlauckas about his life and achievements. Ergin Ataman has won a host of titles at the helm of many …

12: The Crossover: Stratos Perperoglou

March 18th, 2020


Not many people have three EuroLeague titles and fewer have won the competition with both Panathinaikos and Olympiacos, so there is plenty for Stratos Perperoglou to talk about on The Crossover with Joe Arlauckas. The …

11: The Crossover (20th Anniversary edition): Tyrese Rice

March 3rd, 2020

EuroLeague winner Tyrese Rice chats to Joe Arlauckas about delivering eye-catching performances at the very biggest moments. His basketball career has run parallel to the life of his son, who was born just as he was …

10: The Crossover: Tornike Shengelia

February 25th, 2020


Toko talks to Joe Arlauckas about growing up in Georgia without electricity, his tireless work ethic and his part in that infamous fight during a Basque derby. Before picking his EuroLeague All-Decade team, Baskonia’s …

9: The Crossover (20th Anniversary edition): Sarunas Jasikevicius

February 4th, 2020


The legendary point guard joins Joe Arlauckas to discuss his life and career, including four EuroLeague-winning seasons and his transition to coaching at Zalgiris Kaunas. ‘Saras’ Jasikevicius talks about the sacrifice …

8: The Crossover (20th Anniversary edition): Ettore Messina

January 21st, 2020


Four-time EuroLeague-winning coach Ettore Messina joins Joe Arlauckas to chat about his life in basketball. The Italian is now back on the continent leading AX Armani Exchange Milan, after enjoying a stint in the NBA …

7: The Crossover: Walter ‘Edy’ Tavares

January 7th, 2020


The incredible transformation of a Cape Verdean kid into Sergeant Swat! The life and career of Walter ‘Edy’ Tavares is the raw material for Joe Arlauckas on the latest episode of The Crossover, and the Real Madrid …

6: The Crossover (20th Anniversary edition): Georgios Printezis

December 27th, 2019


One of the few men to have claimed back-to-back EuroLeague titles joins Joe Arlauckas to chat about his life and career so far. In another special episode to mark twenty seasons of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, …

5: The Crossover (20th Anniversary edition): Cory Higgins

December 17th, 2019

Two-time EuroLeague winner Cory Higgins talks to Joe Arlauckas about his life and career, including the feeling that he continues to be “overlooked and underrated.” In another special episode to mark twenty seasons of …

4: The Crossover: Daniel Hackett

December 3rd, 2019


CSKA Moscow’s Daniel Hackett joins Joe Arlauckas for a chat about his life and career. In the summer of 2018, Dimitris Itoudis was looking to sign a player with a very specific profile. The Italy international fitted …

3: The Crossover (20th Anniversary edition): Jaycee Carroll

November 19th, 2019


Joe Arlauckas speaks to shooting guard Jaycee Carroll about his life and career, in another special episode to mark twenty seasons of the Turkish …

2: The Crossover (20th Anniversary edition): Theo Papaloukas

November 5th, 2019


Joe Arlauckas goes to Athens to speak to Theo Papaloukas, in the first of The Crossover’s special episodes to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague! A veteran of nine Final Fours, the former …

1: The Crossover: Ali Muhammed

October 22nd, 2019

Season 2 of The Crossover begins with Joe Arlauckas chatting to Fenerbahce’s Ali Muhammed. In a frank and open interview, the Chicago-born guard …

The Crossover: Tony Parker

June 18th, 2019


Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker chats to Joe about his life and career, in an interview recorded shortly before the point guard decided to end his time with the Charlotte Hornets and retire from basketball.
Parker …


May 20th, 2019


Joe Arlauckas sits down with EuroLeague legends Theo Papaloukas and Nikola Vujcic to analyse CSKA Moscow’s 91-83 victory over Anadolu Efes Istanbul …


May 18th, 2019


Joe Arlauckas has exclusive interviews with two players who’ll feature in Sunday’s Turkish Airlines EuroLeague decider and exclusive analysis from a couple of two-time EuroLeague winners.

CSKA Moscow’s Cory Higgins …


May 16th, 2019


Joe Arlauckas brings his podcast to the Final Four in Vitoria-Gasteiz, as the Turkish Arlines EuroLeague season reaches its climax. In the company of …

The Crossover: Zeljko Obradovic

April 30th, 2019


Joe Arlauckas sits down with his old friend and legendary former coach Zelimir "Zeljko" Obradovic.

The Serbian is regarded by many as the greatest …

The Crossover: Adam Hanga

April 23rd, 2019


Adam Hanga is the latest EuroLeague star to sit down with Joe Arlauckas and talk about his life and career.

The Hungarian discusses his family and basketball beginnings in Budapest, being drafted by the San Antonio …

The Crossover: Shane Larkin

April 16th, 2019


Joe sits down with Shane Larkin, to chat about his life and career.

The Anadolu Efes point guard also opens up about his OCD and how the disorder …

The Crossover: Vassilis Spanoulis

April 2nd, 2019


Joe gets his man, as Olympiacos captain Vassilis Spanoulis takes the time to sit down and talk through his life and remarkable career.

‘Kill Bill’ …

The Crossover: Pablo Laso

March 19th, 2019


Joe catches up with an old friend - the Real Madrid head coach Pablo Laso.

The two played together in Vitoria-Gasteiz, as well as for the club that …

The Crossover: Keith Langford

March 5th, 2019


Keith Langford speaks openly about his basketball journey to date, which has been packed with individual awards, team honours, lucrative contracts and a few falling outs.

The well-travelled American was an …

The Crossover: Anthony Gill

February 19th, 2019


Joe sits down with Anthony Gill to chat about pranks, personal grooming and the American forward’s eventful basketball journey to date.

His route …

The Crossover: Nikola Vujcic

February 12th, 2019


Joe chats to the Croatian basketball legend Nikola Vujcic, whose one dream was to win EuroLeague.

Maccabi Tel Aviv’s sports director started his …

The Crossover: Robertas Javtokas

January 22nd, 2019


In this episode of The Crossover, Joe sits down with one of Lithuania’s best-known basketball players, former Zalgiris center and now Zalgiris Kaunas Sports Director, Robertas Javtokas.

Javtokas opens up about his …

The Crossover: Kyle Hines

January 8th, 2019


CSKA Moscow center, Kyle Hines, is the latest EuroLeague star to sit down with Joe Arlauckas, and with three EuroLeague titles to his name - and counting! – the American knows better than most what it takes to become …

The Crossover: Jayson Granger

December 27th, 2018


KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz’s Jayson Granger, sits down with Joe in this episode of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague’s official podcast, for a revealing chat about his life on and off the court.

The Uruguayan born …

The Crossover: Aleksandar Dzikic

December 11th, 2018


Budućnost Podgorica head coach Aleksandar Dzikic joins Joe on the latest episode of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague’s official podcast. Last season, the Montenegrin side were crowned champions of the ABA League for the …

The Crossover: Nick Calathes

November 27th, 2018


Panathinaikos point guard, Nick Calathes, joins Joe for the third instalment of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague’s official podcast.

The Greens’ playmaker talks about honing his craft against his big brothers in their …

The Crossover: Fabien Causeur

November 13th, 2018


Joe Arlauckas chats with Real Madrid shooting guard, Fabien Causeur, in the second episode of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague’s official podcast.

The Frenchman speaks about growing up in a basketball-obsessed family, …

The Crossover: David Blatt

October 30th, 2018


In the first episode of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague’s brand new podcast, one of the most revered coaches in European basketball, David Blatt, sits down to chat with one of the EuroLeague greats, Joe Arlauckas. 

The …

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