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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Denver Nuggets sign the son of the head coach, Coby Karl, and Brian Butch

Coby Karl has made history becoming the first player in the NBA coached by his father. The 26-year-old guard, son of George Karl (now out of the bench due to a throat cancer treatment) was signed to rest of the season by the Denver Nuggets. The NBA franchise have also signed, as expected, the center from the Bakersfield Jam Brian Butch. Coby Karl was playing in the D-League team Idaho Stampede after starting the season in the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a brief stint with the Golden State Warriors.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Hervé Lamizana leaves the Lebanon after just one game

Hervé Laminzana left the Chinese team TianJin Rongcheng after his team failed to qualify for the CBA play-offs, after averaging 25.7 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.8 blocks. The Ivorian-French center moved to the Lebanon, and was signed by the Sporting Al-Riyadi Beirut, but his stint has just lasted one game, and was released after posting 11 points and 5 rebounds against Kahraba. Laminzana is now a free agent.

SOURCE: Lebanese Goal

Donatas Motiejunas and Benetton Treviso, likely to part ways after next NBA draft

Donatas Motiejunas will enter in the next draft if he gets assured to be a lottery pick. Despite the young Lithuanian forward is under contract with Benetton Treviso until 2011, both parts would agree to a buy-out in case the prospect decides to move to the NBA, according to the DraftExpress journalist Jonathan Givony.

SOURCE: Twitter DraftExpress

Eddie Jordan denies any interest to coach the Rutgers University

The current coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, Eddie Jordan, slammed the rumors about his interest to take the coach spot in his former college as a player, Rutgers, for next season. Jordan will surely leave the Sixers bench after this season end, but his future is still undecided.

SOURCE: Philly.com Sports

Jason Forte will replace Keena Young in Air21 Express

The Philippine team Air21 Express have signed the American guard Jason Forte to replace recently signed Keena Young, who was waived after failing to lead the team to a impressive start of the season. Forte was signed to a 10-day contract by the Express. The 25-year-old guard has also played in Germany, Turkey, New Zealand and Venezuela, among other countries.


Washington Wizards sign Cedric Jackson for the rest of the season

Cedric Jackson, who was at the end of a 10-day contract with the Washington Wizards, was signed for the remainder of the season, which ends next Wednesday. The guard, who has also played for Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs this season, has averaged 1.3 points in 3 games with the Wizards.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Jamont Gordon stays in Cibona, and will try to play next season in the NBA

Jamont Gordon is back to the practices of Cibona after a two-day "mini-strike". The 23-year-old American guard left the team for two days to protest for the payment delays of the Croatian club, but now he's back to finish the season and try to win the Adriatic League. Gordon said he will try to earn a spot in the NBA next summer.

SOURCE: Vecernji