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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Larry Brown won't coach Philadelphia 76ers next season

Larry Brown has slammed the rumors about his leaving from the Charlotte Bobcats to coach again the Philadelphia 76ers to replace Eddie Jordan. The veteran coach says he's no planning on working anywhere else but in Charlotte, despite some familiar issues that would bring back Brown to Philadelphia. The owner of the Bobcats, Michael Jordan, said he wouldn't be an obstacle for Brown's leaving if he decides to go

SOURCE: Philly.com

Mike Harris, assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, which also re-acquire Sean Barnette

The Houston Rockets have assigned guard Mike Harris to the affiliate D-League franchise, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Harris was signed weeks ago from the same team. The Vipers have also re-acquired forward Sean Barnette, who was waived days ago due to an injury, while releasing also injured Terrel Harris.

SOURCES: Insidehoops, Our Sports Central

Maurice Bailey leaves Xacobeo, while Curro Segura will be the coach until the end of the season

Despite some wrong rumors about the signing of Tim Shea to replace the head coach Curro Segura, the Spanish team has decided to keep Segura for the rest of the season, according to the chairman of the club. Who won't play anymore for Xacobeo is guard Maurice Bailey, which temporary contract has expired and won't be extended.

SOURCES: El Correo Gallego, Obradoiro CAB

More rumors about the signing of Sergi Vidal for DKV Joventut

As The Hoops Market advanced almost a month ago, Sergi Vidal will play in DKV Joventut next year. The important Spanish sports newspaper As, quoting the radio program "Play Basket", confirmed the conversations between the Real Madrid forward and his first team as a professional. Vidal arrived last season from Baskonia, and barely has playing time in the Ettore Messina rotation.


Boston Celtics will also sign Oliver Lafayette

Tony Gafney won't be the only new acquisition of the Boston Celtics for the playoffs. The NBA franchise will also call up the Fort Wayne Mad Ants guard Oliver Lafayette, who is averaging 17.1 points, 6.5 assists and 4.6 rebounds in the D-League. Lafayette arrived to the Mad Ants after being waived by the Erie BayHawks in the preseason.

SOURCE: Ridiculous Upside

Larry Brown could leave Charlotte Bobcats to coach Philadelphia 76ers next season

Michael Jordan, the new owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, could allow the head coach of the team, Larry Brown, to leave. The veteran coach would be back to his former team, the Philadelphia 76ers, who won't keep Eddie Jordan for next season. Brown was the head coach of the Sixers when the team, leaded by Allen Iverson, reached the NBA finals agains the Los Angeles Lakers in 2001.

SOURCE: New York Post

New York Knicks, interested in Shaun Livingston for the next year

The New York Knicks will try to sign Shaun Livingston next year. The 24-year-old guard will be a free agent after his contract with the Washington Wizards expires. Livingston, a former lottery pick, is doing a good end of the season after being signed by the Wizards last month.

SOURCE: Twitter Alan Hahn

Rafa Martínez could play for Regal Barcelona the next two seasons, plus a team option for a third year

According to sources consulted by The Hoops Market, Rafa Martínez, currently in Power Electronics Valencia, could be the first signing of Regal Barcelona for the next season, after reaching an agreement Valencia and Barcelona for the transfer of the player. The 28-year-old guard, who is averaging 13.8 points and 1.8 assists in 28 minutes per game in the ACB league, would sign to a two-year contract with Barça, with an team option for a third year.

SOURCE: The Hoops Market

New York Knicks sign Earl Barron for the rest of the season

As expected, Earl Barron will finish the season with the New York Knicks, after the NBA franchise decided to sign the center for the two remaining games. Barros was signed to a 10-day contract by the NBA franchise, averaging 12.6 points and 11.4 rebounds in 5 games with the Knicks.


Real Madrid, interested in Viktor Sanikidze

Ettore Messina, head coach of Real Madrid, was reported to scout Viktor Sanikidze in Bologna, where the Georgian forward plays with the local team Virtus. The 24-year-old forward, who is averaging 6.3 points and 4.8 rebounds with the team renamed as Canadian Solar Bologna, could be the alternative candidate to the main target of the Spanish team, Qyntel Woods.

SOURCE: Ball in Europe

Boston Celtics sign Tony Gaffney for the rest of the season

Boston Celtics have signed Tony Gaffney for the rest of the season. The former star of the University of Massachussets failed to earn a spot in the Los Angeles Lakers roster last summer, and started his rookie season playing for the Israeli team Galil Gilboa, leaving the team due to a foot injury and remaining unsigned since then. The 25-year-old forward will strenghten the Celtics in the upcoming NBA playoffs.

SOURCE: The Republican

Estudiantes slams the rumors about selling Carlos Suárez

Despite the rumors about the possible transfer of Carlos Suárez, the current team of the Spanish forward, Estudiantes, doesn't have any intention of letting the Spanish forward go. According to the general director of Estudiantes, José Asensio, the priority of the club based in Madrid is to extend Suárez contract, expiring in 2011.


Armani Jeans Milano, interested in Rimantas Kaukenas

After the official announcement of the signing of Morris Almond, one player will have to leave the roster of Real Madrid. The chosen one is Rimantas Kaukenas, whose relevance in the Ettore Messina rotation has dramatically dropped in the last games. The team most interested in landing the Lithuanian player is Armani Jeans Milano, which is looking for a replacement for recently released guard Alex Acker.


Maccabi Tel Aviv wants Sarunas Jasikevicius for the next season

One of the best players in the Maccabi Tel Aviv history, Sarunas Jasikevicius, is one of the targets of the Israeli team for the next season. The 34-year-old Lithuanian guard is currently playing for Panathinaikos, but without enjoying much playing time in the Greek squad. Jasikevicius played for Maccabi between 2003 and 2005, before moving to an unsuccesful NBA career.

SOURCE: Sport 5

Taylor Griffin, back to the Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns have recalled Taylor Griffin from the affiliated D-League team Iowa Energy. In his third stint with the Energy, the rookie forward appeared in three playoff games, averaging 6.3 points and 9.3 rebounds, helping his team to qualify to the next round against the Utah Flash.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Angelico Biella signs Trey Johnson to replace Guillermo Díaz

Trey Johnson was signed by Angelico Biella for the rest of the season. The American guard was playing for the Bakersfield Jam, in the D-League, after being released from the French team Gravelines Dunkerque. The former Cleveland Cavaliers player will replace the injured Puerto Rican guard Guillermo Díaz.

SOURCE: Pallacanestro Biella

Minnesota Timberwolves sign Greg Stiemsma

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Greg Stiemsma for the rest of the season, locking him up for the next NBA Summer League. The 24-year-old center was playing in the D-League for the Sioux Falls Skyforce, averaging 8.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.6 blocks

SOURCE: Ridiculous Upside