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Friday, January 22, 2010

Red Star and captain Tadija Dragicevic part ways

Red Star has agreed to release captain Tadija Dragicevic. Euroleague teams like Maccabi Tel Aviv and Panathinaikos are reported to be interested in this 23-years-old power forward, drafted last year in the second round by Utah Jazz.

SOURCE: KK Crvena Zvedza

Lonny Baxter to leave Besiktas, and join Brose Baskets Bamberg

Turkish team Besiktas financial crisis is about to ruin a good start of the season in the TBL. Top players like Lonny Baxter and Mike Chatman could leave the team soon. American center Lonny Baxter, who hasn't recieve any money from the club in 3 months, is about to leave the club and sign with German team Brose Baskets Bamberg.

SOURCE: Haber 1903

Cibona releases Vedran Princ

Guard Vedran Princ is no longer player of Cibona, after being released by the Croatian team. Princ was reported to have a verbal fight with coach Velimir Perasovic. Former Siroki player is now a free agent, through coming back to Bosnia is an option for him.

SOURCE: Sport Index

Last movements in Israel: B.J. McKie, Steven Smith, DeMarco Johnson, Oded Brandwein, Travis Best...

HAPOEL ALUFA: Signed Oded Brandwein (previously in Elitzur Ramle, from National League) and waived B.J. McKie and Avi Nanikashvili

IRONI NAHARIYA: Signed Steven Smith (last year in Kolossos Rhodes) and waived DeMarco Johnson

HAPOEL HOLON: Sent Noam Matalon to B.C. Habikaa, in the National League. Travis Best, free agent after being released from Martos Napoli, was offered to Hapoel Holon.

SOURCES: Walla! Sports, Walla! Sports, Winner League Twitter

David Marek and Xacobeo Blu:Sens part ways

Czech guard David Marek is no longer player of Xacobeo Blu:Sens. The 24-years-old player and the club agreed to end their relationship. Marek played in the affiliated team of Xacobeo in EBA league (Marín Peixe Galego), and now he will continue his career in the other team of Santiago de Compostela, LEB Plata team Beirasar Rosalía

SOURCE: Xacobeo Blu:Sens

Nico Gianella extends contract with CB Granada

Argentinian guard Nicolás "Nico" Gianella extends his contract, which expires this season, with CB Granada. Gianella is currently on his fifth season with Spanish team, and he's one of the most beloved players for Granada fans. 32-years-old player is the starting guard for coach Trifón Poch

SOURCE: Piratas del Basket

Bosna Sarajevo hires Dejan Parezanin as the new coach

Former Bosna Sarajevo player Dejan Parezanin is the new head coach of the historic Bosnian team. Serbian 38-years-old coach was in charge of the Bosna junior team and an assistant of former coach Goran Sehovac, who left the team after the last defeat against Cedevita Zagreb

SOURCE: Kosarka

J.R. Giddens assigned to the Maine Red Claws by the Celtics

J.R. Giddens is the third player assigned by the Celtics to the D-League this season, after Lester Husdon (now in Grizzlies) and Bill Walker. Sophomore guard Giddens will play for Maine Red Claws after playing just 4.7 minutes in 21 games with the Celtics

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Pepe Sánchez back to Argentina, will play for Obras Sanitarias

Argentinian guard Juan Ignacio "Pepe" Sánchez is about to sign for Obras Sanitarias. Former NBA player is back to his home country after 14 years playing in United States and Europe. Last season he played for Real Madrid, though he didn't finish the season. He won the Olympic gold medal with his National Team in Athens'2004

SOURCE: Obras Sanitarias

Estonian legend Martin Muursepp, close to sign with Rakvere Tarvas

The only Estonian player ever to play in the NBA, Martin Muursepp, could join current leader of his home country league, Rakvere Tarvas, until the end of the season. Muursepp, a free agent, could joint Rakvere trainings soon. The 35-years-old power forward played between 1996 and 1998 for Miami and Dallas in the NBA.

SOURCE: Postimees

Lietuvos Rytas and Maroussi BC, in talks to trade Igor Milosevic

Lietuvos Rytas and Maroussi BC are close to agreement to trade Igor Milosevic to the Lithuanian team. The 23-years-old Serbian guard would be the substitute of Bojan Popovic in Rytas, after the leaving of Bojan Popovic to Efes Pilsen. The buy out fee could be around 50.000 euros

SOURCE: Lithuania Basketball

Henrik Dettmann, new coach of Dijon

Henrik Dettmann is the new coach of French team Dijon, 10 days after the leaving of Randoald Dessarzin. Dettmann is the current Finnish NT coach, and also coached in German NT, Mitteldeutscher and Braunschweig in his home country. His next goal will be saving Dijon from relegation to ProB


Bosna Sarajevo misses coach Goran Sehovac and player Matija Ceskovic

Goran Sehovac left Bosna Sarajevo after the last defeat of the historical Bosnian team against Cedevita. Former 1979 European champion would have to hire the third coach of the season. At the same time, guard Matija Ceskovic has signed with Hungarian team Kaposvari, and will meet again with his former coach Vlada Vukoicic, who started the season with Bosna Sarajevo

SOURCES: Eurobasket, Court Side

KK Zadar "steals" coach Danijel Jusup to Siroki

Danijel Jusup left Siroki bench just a week after signing the Bosnian team. Now, former Lokomotiv Rostov coach is back to KK Zadar, where he stayed for 5 years during the 90's. Zadar fired Zmago Samadin just a few days ago. Now, Siroki would have to find the third coach in 7 days.

SOURCE: Eurobasket

Last movements in the D-League: John Edwards, Cory Underwood, Keith McLeod, Patrick Mutombo...

IDAHO: Signed forward Cory Underwood (recently waived by Albuquerque Thunderbirds) to replace Anthony Tolliver, now in the Warriors.

IOWA: Recently signed forward John Edwards was traded to Bakersfield in exchange for forward Justin Hawkins

ALBUQUERQUE: Re-adquired guard Tony Dandridge (waived 11 days ago by injury), and waived by injury ex-NBA guard Keith McLeod

BAKERSFIELD: Besides recieving John Edwards, signed guard Patrick Mutombo (played last season in Greek team Trikala 2000) to replace Amara Sy who left the team to play for CB Murcia

SOURCES: Usbasket, Usbasket, Usbasket, Usbasket

Bulgarian prospect Hristo Zahariev loaned to Chernomorets Burgas by Cimberio Varese

Cimberio Varese has loaned guard Hristo Zahariev to Bulgarian team Chernomorets Burgas. 19-years-old player, born in Bulgary, only played one game so far this season, and will have more competitive minutes back to his country.

SOURCE: Solobasket.it

Banca Tercas Teramo waives James Thomas

Former NBA player James Thomas was waived by Italian team Banca Tercas Teramo. The American power forward only played 5 games this season. The arrival of Romanian player Virgil Stanescu relegated him at the bottom of the bench, and now it's a free agent

SOURCE: Teramo Basket

Umana Reyer signs veteran center Andrea Camata until the end of the season

It's official. After a brief try out, Andrea Camata has signed a contract for playing until the end of the season for LegaDue team Umana Reyer. Veteran international Italian center it's back to professional basketball at his 36 years.

SOURCE: Solobasket.it