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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Houston Rockets extend Rick Adelman's contract for one more year

Houston Rockets picked up the opcion to extend Rick Adelman, his head coach, for another year. The intention of the Texan franchise is also sign the rest of the coaching staff (Elston Turner, Jack Sikma, T.R. Dunn and R.J. Adelman).

SOURCE: Houston Chronicle

Josh Asselin, second signing in a row for CB Murcia

CB Murcia has announced the signing of Josh Asselin. The American center (with Dominican passport) started the season with Cajasol, but was waived, signing as a free agent with BC Donetsk. The failure of the Ukranian team has allowed Asselin to come back to Spain. CB Murcia have also just inked Amara Sy.


CB Murcia inks Amara Sy

French forward Amara Sy is the new signing of CB Murcia. Sy comes from Bakersfield Jam, but is best known in Europe because of his years in ASVEL Villeurbanne and Le Mans. He also played for AEK Athens in Greece. This season, the 28-years-old player was playing for Bakersfield Jam, in the D-League

SOURCE: La Verdad

Lietuvos Rytas expresses interest on recovering Hollis Price; Aron Baynes to remain in Vilnius team

Rimas Kurtinaitis, head coach of Lietuvos Rytas, confirmed the interest of Lithuanian team in bringing back guard Hollis Price, currently in Armani Jeans Milano, to replace Bojan Popovic, transfered to Efes Pilsen. Also, it seems than Kurtinaitis stepped back in his intentions of letting Aron Baynes leave the team, and the Australian center will remain in Rytas roster until the end of the season

SOURCE: Basket News

Panionios keeps on shaking the roster: Vasco Evtimov out, Lazaros Agadakos in

Panionios has released Bulgarian center Vasco Evtimov after adding to the roster Serbian forward Dejan Borovnjak, loaned from Lietuvos Rytas. That won't be the only change on Athenas team, because Greek center Lazaros Agadakos will join the team in the next days.

SOURCE: Eurobasket

Efes Pilsen signs Bojan Popovic

Lietuvos Rytas has transferred guard Bojan Popovic to Efes Pilsen, as the Turkish team has confirmed on its website. Popovic, former player of teams like Unicaja and Lagun Aro GBC, was one of the best point guards from Euroleague Regular Season, and was honored with the October MVP award.

SOURCE: Efes Pilsen

Lottomatica Roma asks for a trade to Efes Pilsen between Ibrahim Jaaber and Bostjan Nachbar

Coming from a hurtful defeat in Lega against Virtus Bolonia, and out of the Euroleague Top 16, Lottomatica Roma wants to make important changes in the roster. Herve Toure and Ricky Minard are set to leave the team, which is now talking with Efes Pilsen about the possible transfer of Ibrahim Jaaber to Efes Pilsen. Italian team is trying to bring Bostjan Nachbar in change of Jaaber.

SOURCE: Basket Central

CB Granada reactivates interest for Uros Slokar

Spanish team CB Granada are looking for a UE center to reforce the frontcourt. Uros Slokar, who has been on the ACB team shortlist several times, could be the main target if the economical situation of Granada allows his signing. Slokar is currently playing for Union Olimpija, also in a huge financial crisis


Poznan part ways with A.J. Graves

PBG Basket Poznan has announced the release of guard A.J. Graves, who averaged 7.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists by game so far. Former Butler University alumni, Graves was requested to solve the contract by the club, which considered there was no place for three foreign guards.

SOURCE: PBG Basket Poznan

Ironi Ramat-Gan signs John Sharper

The current worst team in the Israel Super League, Ironi Ramat-Gan (no victories yet in 10 games) is trying to improve its results with the signing of American guard John Sharper. Former player of Ukranian team Budivelnyk, Sharper comes from Agios Dometios of the Cyprian league.

SOURCE: Winner League Twitter

Oriol Junyent leaves Xacobeo Blu:Sens

Center Oriol Junyent wasn't be extended by Xacobeo Blu:Sens. The veteran player was signed for a month after the injuries Xacobeo suffered in its frontcourt. With the full recovery of Marc Jackson and Héctor Manzano, Junyent leaves the team and will become a free agent. Earlier this season, the center also played with a monthly contract for Blancos de Rueda Valladolid

SOURCE: Xacobeo Blu:Sens