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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Rio Grande Valley Vipers re-acquire Mike Harris

Mike Harris is back to the D-League, after being re-acquired by his former team, Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Harris signed a 10-day contract with Washington Wizards not extended after just 11 minutes of action in the NBA. Harris was the top scorer in the D-League with 26.8 points by game before being called up.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Trikala 2000 waives Bojan Bakic, hopes to keep Miha Zupan, and definitely loses Savo Djikanovic

The brief stint of Bojan Bakic in Trikala 2000 is over. The Greek club has decided to solve Montenegrin guard contract, who is now a free agent. Trikala is also hoping to convince forward Miha Zupan to come back to the team, after the Slovenian player left the practices due to payment delays. Who won't be back to Trikala is Savo Djikanovic, who has already left Greece.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Unicaja slams rumors about Aíto García Reneses leaving

Unicaja have denied any intention of releasing coach Aíto García Reneses, and that there has been any meeting with him. Sources said that there were talks between club and coach to terminate the contract between both parts. One of the most important coaches in Spanish basketball history is still in Unicaja.

SOURCE: El Desmarque de Málaga

Rafer Alston, suspended by Miami Heat, considering retirement

Rafer Alston is considering retirement after being suspended from the Miami Heat. 33-year-old guard has not made himself available to the team by anything other than text message since losing his starting spot at point guard before Thursday's overtime win over the Los Angeles Lakers, and the franchise has suspended him indefenitely. Alston arrived in January to the Heat after leaving New Jersey.


KK Split, close to fire Boris Kurtovic

KK Split is considering a change in the lead of the team after last defeat against Sibenik in the Croatian league. The legendary player Dino Radja, chairman of the historial Croatian team, would replace Boris Kurtovic, signed last summer for three seasons, with the coach of the Split junior team, Mladen Voskuvic. The decision will be taken in the next days.

SOURCE: Sportal.hr

Washington Wizards sign Alonzo Gee to a 10-day contract

Washington Wizards have signed another player to a 10-day contract, after Shaun Livingston. Alonzo Gee, who was playing for Austin Toros in the D-League, will be available when the Wizards play Celtics tonight. Rookie forward will take the roster spot vacated by Mike Harris, whose 10-day contract was not renewed.

SOURCE: Washington Post

Unicaja, to release Aíto Garcia Reneses soon

Spanish team Unicaja and Aíto García Reneses are discussing the buy-out of the veteran coach contract. Last defeat against Bilbao Basket could the last one of the 63-year-old coach, who arrived to Málaga last season after leading the Spanish NT to the silver medal in the Olympic Games. Aíto's replacement could be Paco Aurioles, affiliated LEB Oro team Clinicas Rincon coach.

SOURCE: Twitter Ramon Trecet

Memphis Grizzlies working on head coach Lionel Hollins contract extension

Memphis Grizzlies and head coach Lionel Hollins are closing a deal to extend his contract, expiring this summer. Hollins took team control last season after the firing of the former coach, Mark Iavaroni, and left his work as an assistant to be back to Memphis, where he worked as an interim head coach two times.

SOURCE: Memphis Commercial Appeal

New York Knicks want to sign Marcus Camby next season

Waiting for this season to end soon, New York Knicks are already planning next one. With the doubt of knowing if the Knicks will be able to sign any top free agent like LeBron James, Dwayne Wade or Chris Bosh, the legendary NBA franchise has other complementary targets. Veteran center Marcus Camby, playing now in Portland after being traded by the Clippers, could receive an offer to be back to New York.

SOURCE: New York Daily News

Rio Grande Valley Vipers re-acquire Julian Sensley

Center Julian Sensley is back to the D-League, after being re-acquired by Rio Grande Valley Vipers, his former team. Sensley was waived weeks ago due to an injury. 27-year-old player was averaging 8.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game with the Vipers before being waived.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Igor Rakocevic, closer to leave Efes Pilsen

Igor Rakocevic wasn't placed by Efes Pilsen in the active list for the game against Galatasaray in the Turkish league. Last week, Efes Pilsen general manager Engin Ozerhun announced that one foreign player, besides Daniel Santiago, will leave the team next week. Rakocevic, who has Unicaja interested in him, is the favorite to leave Istambul.


Boston Celtics assign Marcus Landry to the D-League

Boston Celtics have announced that Marcus Landry was assigned to the affiliated D-League franchise Maine Red Claws. Rookie forward was acquired recently by Celtics in a trade with New York, that also brought Nate Robinson to Boston. Landry has played just one game with his new team.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Toronto Raptors, considering a sign-and-trade to send Chris Bosh to New York in exchange of David Lee

Toronto Raptors forward Chris Bosh, the best player of the team, will be a free agent next summer, and rumors say that he won't choose to stay with the Canadian team. In that case, Raptors would consider using Bosh for a sign-and-trade to the Knicks, to bring Toronto another All-Star free agent like David Lee.

SOURCE: New York Daily News