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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Vladimir Dasic, close to be released from Gran Canaria 2014

The brief stint of Vladimir Dasic in Gran Canaria 2014 could be close to an end. The Montenegrin forward, on loan by Real Madrid, misses a practice last Monday, and was sent off by his coach Pedro Martínez on the Tuesday training. The club has took disciplinary action against Dasic, who could even be released soon. The 21-year-old player has averaged 2 points and 3 rebounds in 5 games with Gran Canaria

SOURCE: Canarias Ahora

Los Angeles Clippers relieve Kim Hughes of interim head coach duties, and could be replaced by Dwane Casey

Kim Hughes, who was named interim head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after the leaving of Mike Dunleavy, was relieved of his duties. The Clippers will have to find a new head coach for the next season, and the first candidate could be the current assistant of Rick Carlisle in the Dallas Mavericks, Dwane Casey.

SOURCES: Insidehoops, Twitter Adrian Wojnarowski

Memphis Grizzlies and Lionel Hollins agree to a 3-year extension

As expected since weeks ago, Lionel Hollins will be the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies for three more years, after agreeing with the NBA franchise to a extension of his expiring contract. Hollins took over in January 2009 after the Grizzlies fired Marc Iavaroni, and was signed until the end of this season.


Philadelphia 76ers will fire Eddie Jordan today

The Philadelphia 76ers will anounce today the firing of his head coach, Eddie Jordan. The NBA franchise, who failed to qualify for the play-off, will have to find a replacement for next season. Jordan, who arrived last season to Philadelphia, was also fired from his two former jobs as a NBA head coach, in Sacramento and Washington.

UPDATE: It's official. Eddie Jordan is no longer the 76ers head coach.

SOURCE: The Inquirer

Brad Newley leaves Besiktas, and could land in Italy soon

Brad Newley has decided to leave his current team, Besiktas, due to the payment delays from the Turkish club. The 25-year-old guard, who arrived this season from Panellinios, could be in talks to sign for an Italian club. The Australian player was averaging 16.0 points and 4.4 rebounds this season in the TBL.


Maccabi Tel Aviv, in talks to sign the Duke star Jon Scheyer

Jon Scheyer, one of the best players of the last NCAA champions, the Duke Blue Devils, is on the radar of Maccabi Tel Aviv. The Israeli team has contacted the American guard to sign him for the next season. The 22-year-old player, who could get an Israeli passport due to his Jewish origins, has averaged in his senior year with the Blue Devils 18.2 points, 4.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.


Andrés Nocioni wants to play for Caja Laboral next season

According to sources consulted by The Hoops Market, Andrés Nocioni wants to leave the United States due to personal reasons, and land again in his former city, Vitoria, to play for Caja Laboral. The 30-year-old Argentinian forward, now in the Sacramento Kings, played for the Basque team between 1999 and 2004 (including a one-year loan to Manresa during the 2000-01 season), before moving to the NBA. Nocioni would have to agree to a buy-out of his remaining two-year, $14 million contract with the Kings to be back to Spain. Caja Laboral has been interested in bringing Nocioni back since he left the team in 2004.

SOURCE: The Hoops Market

The agent of Nemanja Bjelica confirms contacts with Regal Barcelona

Boris Tanjevic, agent of Nemanja Bjelica, said there has been contacts with Regal Barcelona regarding to the future of the Serbian forward, though the player admitted he didn't know anything about it. The Spanish club could be interested in landing Bjelica for the next season.


Caja Laboral, interested in Henk Norel for the next season

Caja Laboral in planning to sign another center after the constant physical problems of Tiago Splitter and Stanko Barac, and could try to land Henk Norel for next season. The 22-year-old Dutch player, who is in the final year of his contract with DKV Joventut, is averaging 5.1 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.


Nemanja Bjelica doesn't know anything about the interest of Regal Barcelona for him

Despite the reports in some Spanish media about the interest of Regal Barcelona for Nemanja Bjelica, the young forward of Red Star said he doesn't know anything about it. Bjelica is fully commited to his current club, and won't consider any offer until the end of the season.

SOURCE: Sportal

Vuk Radivojevic, still playing for Red Star

Despite the reports about the departure of the Red Star player Vuk Radivojevic from the Serbian club, the guard is still on the team. Radivojevic, who was appointed as the new captain after the leaving of Tadija Dragicevic to Lottomatica Roma, played the first two games of the Serbian Super League second round, averaging 13.5 points and 6 assists in 36 minutes.

SOURCES: Serbian Super League, Serbian Super League

Oklahoma City Thunder recall B.J. Mullens and Mustafa Shakur from the D-League

The Oklahoma City Thunder have decided to recall B.J. Mullens and Mustafa Shakur from the D-League affiliated team, the Tulsa 66ers. Mullens was assigned a month and a half ago, averaging 15.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in 27 games with the 66ers, while Shakur, signed by the Thunder 15 days ago, has posted this season 20.7 points and 6.9 assists in 47 games in the D-League

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

The new signing of Trikala 2000, Savvas Manousos, leaves the team before debuting

Trikala 2000 signed days ago Savvas Manousos to replace Mika Zupan, who left the Greek squad due to the payment delays of the club. But Manousos has also left Trikala without even making his debut with his new team. The problems in the payment of the salaries is, again, the reason. The Greek club will now try to find another player to complete the roster.

SOURCE: Superbasket