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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cedric Jackson is released from San Antonio Spurs and re-acquired by Erie BayHawks

San Antonio Spurs have decided not to extend Cedric Jackson 10-day contract, and the guard was re-acquired by his D-League franchise, Erie BayHawks. Jackson averaged 2.3 points and 2.0 assists in 3 games with the Spurs, and also played 5 games with Cleveland Cavaliers after signing two consecutive 10-days contracts.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Strasbourg could sign Bozidar Maljkovic

Unexpected news from France. One of the teams fighting to avoid relegation in French LNB, Strasbourg, could sign one of the most succesful coaches in Europe during the last decades, Bozidar Maljkovic. Four-time Euroleague winner with Jugoplastika, Limoges and Panathinaikos is without a team since leaving Tau Vitoria in 2007.

SOURCE: Dernieres Nouvelles d'Alsace

Darnell Jackson, back to the D-League

Cleveland Cavaliers have re-assigned forward Darnell Jackson to the D-League affiliated, Erie BayHawks. Jackson was already assigned weeks ago to the BayHawks, but was recalled after playing just one game in the D-League, posting 34 points and 12 rebounds against Dakota Wizards.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Brian Cardinal will be back to Minnesota next Monday

Brian Cardinal is close to sign a contract with his former team next Monday. Veteran forward was waived by New York Knicks a day after being acquired via trade from Minnesota in exchange of Darko Milicic. Timberwolves will welcome Cardinal after the 30-day moratorium NBA forced by NBA to sign traded players.

SOURCE: Twitter Jerry Zgoda

Maine Red Claws sign Brock Gillespie and waive Terrel Harris

Maine Red Claws have announced the acquisition of Brock Gillespie. 27-year-old guard started the season in Finnish team Joensuun Kataja before moving to the Lebanon to join Beirut Antranik, where he averaged 26.7 points and 5.9 assists per game. To make room for Gillespie, Maine waived guard Terrel Harris.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Zydrunas Ilgauskas, close to re-sign with Cleveland Cavaliers

Lithuanian center Zydrunas Ilgauskas is training in a suburban Cleveland gym while waiting to sign a contract with his former team, the Cavs. NBA franchise traded Ilgauskas weeks ago to Washington, which waived him a week later. Ilgauskas will be able to sign a new contract with Cleveland Cavaliers next Monday.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports

Bogdan Tanjevic confirms health problems, and his temporary leaving from Fenerbahce and Turkey NT

Veteran coach Bogdan Tanjevic has confirmed he will leave temporary his duties as Fenerbahce and Turkey National Team due to health problems. Tanjevic didn't mention if it was cancer, like Turkish media announced, but hopes to be back with Fenerbahce to start the playoffs.

SOURCE: Sportsport

Trikala 2000 signs Slobodan Bozovic

Greek team Trikala 2000 added a new player to his roster after signing Slobodan Bozovic. Serbian forward was playing in his country for KK Sloga Kraljevo, averaging 14.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in the Superleague. Trikala is currently fighting to avoid relegation from A1 Greek division.

SOURCE: Superbasket

Giorgios Kalafatakis resigns as Olympia Larisa head coach

A painful defeat against Kavala by 41 points was enough for Giorgios Kalafatakis. Olympia Larisa coach has resigned of his duties, after considering his team is the worst in the Greek league. Former PAOK Thessaloniki coach also offered his resignation weeks ago, but wasn't accepted by Larisa board.

SOURCE: Sport24

Benetton Treviso, also interested in Nemanja Bjelica

Jasmin Repesa, signed a couple of months ago by Benetton Treviso, is already planning next season. After the interest for Hemofarm guard Stefan Markovic, the new name under Benetton radar is Red Star forward Nemanja Bjelica. Serbian club is close to bankrupt according to several sources, and could be forced to sell the best players of the team like Bjelica.

SOURCE: Sportal

Enisey Krasnoyarsk fires Ainars Bagatsikis and hires Stevan Karadzic

Russian team Enisey Krasnoyarsk has hired former Red Star and Hemofarm coach Stevan Karadzic to replace Ainars Bagatskis. Russian team is placed in the 8th position (of 9 teams) in the national league. Bagatskis, also coach of the Latvian National Team, arrived to Enisey last August.

SOURCE: Championat

Bogdan Tanjevic diagnosed with colon cancer

Montenegrin coach Bogdan Tanjevic was diagnosed with colon cancer, according to Turkish media. 63-year-old coach, currently in Fenerbahce and also in Turkish National Team, will have to fight the same cancer as Denver Nuggets coach George Karl in 2005. Our best wishes for one of the best European coaches in the last years.

SOURCE: Hurriyet

Igor Rakocevic will remain in Efes Pilsen until the end of the season.

Bostjan Nachbar will be the second foreign player who will leave Efes Pilsen after Daniel Santiago as soon as he reaches an agreement with the club to terminate his contract. The other candidate, Igor Rakocevic, will finally remain in Efes at least this season. Serbian guard had offers from Unicaja and Lottomatica Roma, but he didn’t find them interesting, and won’t buy-out his contract if he loses money in the negotiation.

SOURCE: The Hoops Market

Montepaschi confirms Simone Pianigiani until 2013, while planning to release McIntyre, Sato, Domercant and Eze

Montepaschi Siena president Ferdinando Minucci confirmed that Simone Pianigiani will be the coach of the team until 2013 to lead the new project of the current Italian champions. In the meantime, players with expiring contracts like Terrell McIntyre, Romain Sato, Henry Domercant and Benjamin Eze could leave the team next season, according to Italian media "Tutto Sport".

SOURCE: Basketnet.it

Aris Thessaloniki, looking for a point guard to replace Aaron Miles in Greek league

Aris Thessaloniki guard Aaron Miles is suffering from a right knee injury that doens't help him to play at his best level. The Greek team has decided to find a replacement for 27-year old player just for the domestic league. Miles will continue playing for Aris, but just in EuroCup games.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Politekhnika Halychyna signs Zendon Hamilton

Ukrainian team Politekhnika Halychyna signed veteran center Zendon Hamilton. Former NBA player (in several franchise between 2000 and 2006) started the season in Syria, with Al Jalaa Aleppo. 35-year-old player also has experience in Spain, Greece, Poland and Russia.

SOURCE: BK Politekhnika Halychyna

TBB Trier fires Yves Defraigne and hires Aaron McCarthy as the new head coach

TBB Trier has decided to fire Yves Defraigne, who was coaching the German team since 2007, and hired former Würzburg and Tübingen coach Aaron McCarthy to replace him. 48-year-old American coach worked for Chinese team Fujian until last February. TBB Trier has currently a 8-19 balance in the German league.


Sioux Falls Skyforce extends head coach Tony Fritz contract

D-League franchise Sioux Falls Skyforce have announced that head coach Tony Fritz will remain with the team for an extra year, after exercising the option to extend his contract. Fritz is leading the team to a 27-16 balance in his first season as a professional head coach.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Washington Wizards sign Shaun Livingston for the rest of the season

Shaun Livingston will remain in Washington Wizards until the end of the season. The NBA franchise have confirmed it, after signing the guard for two 10-day contracts. Livingston is averaging 4.9 points and 3.3 assists in 15.5 minutes per game, after being waived at the start of the season by Oklahoma City Thunder.

SOURCE: Insidehoops