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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Jeff Bower steps down as the New Orleans Hornets head coach

The New Orleans Hornets are officially looking for a new head coach, after Jeff Bower left the bench of the NBA franchise. Bower, who took over after the firing of the former coach Bryan Scott, will keep his job as General Manager of the Hornets, which failed to qualify for playoffs this season.


Maroussi, considering to sign Jarrett Hart

Maroussi is planning to sign another player to strenghten the team for the Greek league playoff, and is considering to sign Jarrett Hart. The 29-year-old British guard, member of the national team, is now playing for the Cypriot team Keravnos, and averaged 11.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in this season EuroChallenge

SOURCE: Basketnet

Darrel Mitchell leaves Khimik to play for Oostende

Darrel Mitchell and Khimik have agreed to terminate the contract of the American guard. The 25-year-old player was averaging 18.3 points and 5.4 assists for the Ukrainian team. His new destination will be Base Oostende, in Belgium, where he will replace the injured guard Trevor Huffman.


Gallitos de Isabela, close to sign Lee Benson to replace Alando Tucker

The Gallitos de Isabela are close to land Lee Benson. The 37-year-old American forward has played this season 5 games with the Chinese team Shanxi Zhongyu, averaging 16.0 points and 10.4 rebounds, before being replaced by Stephon Marbury. Benson will replace Alando Tucker, now injured, who will continue his recovery out of Puerto Rico.

SOURCE: Victoria 840

DKV Joventut, interested in Mindaugas Katelynas

DKV Joventut has make an offer for Mindaugas Katelynas. The 26-year-old Lithuanian forward is at the end of his one-year contract with Meridiano Alicante and will be a free agent this summer, through his current team will try to sign him for next year. Katelynas is averaging 11.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game this season.

SOURCE: Basketnews.lt

Jasmin Repesa and Emir Mutapcic, main candidates for being the next Bosnian NT coach

The list of candidates to become the replacement of Mensur Bajramovic as the new Bosnian National Team coach has reduced to just two names. One of them is the main favorite for Svetislav Pesic, Emir Mutapcic, currently not linked with any team. The other one is the former Croatian NT coach, Jasmin Repesa, now in charge since months ago of the Italian team Benetton Treviso.

SOURCE: Dvevni Avaz

Daniel Santiago, signed by Capitanes de Arecibo

Despite the team denied it weeks ago, Daniel Santiago will play for the Capitanes de Arecibo. The Puerto Rican center is back to his homecountry after being released by Efes Pilsen, despite some rumors that linked him with DKV Joventut, Galatasaray and Lottomatica Roma. The 33-year-old center played last summer in Puerto Rico for the Vaqueros de Bayamón.

SOURCE: El Nuevo Día

The Chinese Federation wants Bob Donewald Jr. as the new head coach of the national team

The Chinese Basketball Federation is currently in talks with the American coach Bob Donewald Jr. to lead the National Team in the next World Championship in Turkey. Donewald is now coaching the Shanghai Sharks, in the CBA. The former Cleveland Cavaliers assistant is at charge of the Sharks since January.

SOURCE: Hoop China

Henk Norel wants to stay in DKV Joventut

Henk Norel is currently in talks with DKV Joventut to extend his contract with the Spanish team. The Dutch center doesn't want to leave Joventut, despite the reported interest of Caja Laboral for landing him next season. Norel also denied any intention of moving to the NBA soon.


Bojan Bogdanovic will be an early entry in the next NBA draft

Bojan Bogdanovic has decided to declare for the next NBA draft as an early entry. The 21-year-old forward, now playing for Cibona, averaged 8.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 23 minutes per game, and is also attracting the interest of top European teams like Olympiakos, Panathinaikos and Efes Pilsen

SOURCE: Eurohopes

New York Knicks, also interested in Brad Miller

The Houston Rockets are not the only team interested in landing Brad Miller next season. The New York Knicks are also considering to make an offer for the center, currently playing for the Chicago Bulls. The Knicks were also interested in Marcus Camby, but the veteran center is close to sign an two-year extension deal with the Portland Trail Blazers.

SOURCE: New York Post

Nemanja Aleksandrov and Union Olimpija part ways

According to the coach of Union Olimpija, Jure Zdovc, Nemanja Aleksandrov is no longer player of Union Olimpija. The 22-year-old Serbian forward, who arrived last summer, would have left the team due to the financial crisis of the Slovenian club. Aleksandrov, one of the most promising Serbian prospects in the last years before some injury problems, is averaging 5.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in the Adriatic League this season.


Richard Hendrix will try to play in the NBA next year

The goal of Richard Hendrix is to be back to the NBA next season. The American center of CB Granada will play in the NBA summer leagues to try to win a spot in any franchise roster. Recently, Hendrix was reported to attract some interest from Unicaja for the center, but the club has denied any offer for him and for Marcus Haislip,

SOURCE: Diario Sur