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Friday, April 23, 2010

Regal Barcelona could try to bring back to the ACB league Andrés Nocioni and Rudy Fernández

Regal Barcelona will try to improve the team roster next season, and could land Rudy Fernández and Andrés Nocioni. The Spanish guard would arrive in case Sandro Rosell, the main favorite to be the next chairman of the club, is elected, while Nocioni would be the subsitute of Pete Mickeal if the American forward decides to play in the NBA. Real Madrid is also reported to be interested in signing both players. The Argentinian forward, though, would prefer to play in his former team, Caja Laboral.

SOURCE: Piratas del Basket

Tony Parker could be traded this summer

The rumors about the reconstruction of the San Antonio Spurs have reached Tony Parker, who could be traded this summer to bring a shooter or a center. The coming up of the reserve point guard George Hill can cause the trade of the French player. The Spurs are now playing their playoff first-round series against the Dallas Mavericks.

SOURCE; San Antonio Express-News

Doug Collins, Jeff Van Gundy and Avery Johnson, among the main candidates to coach the New Orleans Hornets

The New Orleans Hornets are considering several candidates to replace Jeff Bower, who stepped down as the team head coach. The three high-profile names on the top of the list are Doug Collins (former Bulls and Pistons coach, now a TV analyst since 2003), Avery Johnson (former Mavericks coach until 2008) and Jeff Van Gundy (former Knicks and Rockets coach, also a TV analyst since 2007). Other names on the list are former Nets coach Lawrence Frank, and current assistants Dwane Casey (Mavericks), Tom Thibbeau (Celtics), Monty Williams (Blazers) and Mike Budenholzer (Spurs)


Alonzo Gee and Curtis Jerrells, back to the San Antonio Spurs

Alonzo Gee and Curtis Jerrells was recalled by the San Antonio Spurs from the affiliated team, the Austin Toros, in the D-League. Gee was assigned two weeks ago, averaging 21.0 points and 6.6 rebounds in the NBA this season, while Jerrells was sent to the Toros a month ago, after being called up by the Spurs. The guard has averaged 20.7 points and 5.7 assists in the D-League this season.

SOURCE: Insidehoops

Nick Nurse leaves Iowa Energy to be an assistant of the Iowa State college

Nick Nurse has left his job as the Iowa Energy head coach, in the D-League, to join the staff of the Iowa State college. The British-American coach arrived to the Energy in 2007, being the only head coach so far of the history of the franchise. Nurse will now be an assistant of Greg McDermott in the Cyclones.

SOURCE: Des Moines Register

Jure Zdvoc denies his departure from Union Olimpija

Jure Zdovc won't leave Union Olimpija despite the rumors about his departure. The Slovenian coach said that information was not true, and that he will continue in charge of the Olimpija. The historical club is suferring a financial crisis that has caused the departure of some of the top players of the roster.

SOURCE: RTV Slovenia

Nicolò Melli will play for Armani Jeans Milano next season

Just one day after confirming his departure from the LegaDue team Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia, Nicolò Melli could be close to reach an agreement with Armani Jeans Milano. The Italian powerhouse will pay 200.000 as a buyout to Reggio Emilia. The 19-year-old forward, who was averaging 10.7 points and 7.1 rebounds before being injured, is projected as a future second round pick in the NBA draft.

SOURCE: Corriere dello Sport

Carl English could leave Caja Laboral next season

Carl English is unsure about his future next season. The 29-year-old Canadian guard could be released by Caja Laboral next summer if the Spanish team doesn't active the one-year extension clause. English, who is averaging 11 points and 3.1 rebounds, would want to sign a multi-year contract for the next season. The player arrived from Gran Canaria last summer.

SOURCE: Noticias de Álava

Maccabi Tel Aviv, interested in Aleks Maric, Dusan Kecman and Nemanja Besovic

After being knocked out by Partizan in the Euroleague quarterfinals, Maccabi Tel Aviv is interesting in improve their roster at the expense of the Serbian team. The players Aleks Maric, Dusan Kecman and Nemanja Besovic are reported to be on the radar of the Israeli team for the next season.

SOURCE: Sport Express

Chicago Bulls, ready to land Omer Asik next season

Despite the initial rumors about the intentions of the Chicago Bulls to trade the Omer Asik's NBA rights, it seems the situation has changed. The NBA franchise is reported to be interested in bring the Turkish center to the training camp next October. The 23-year-old player, now playing for Fenerbahce, is now recovering from an injury that has left him out of the courts since December.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune

Marcus Fizer, back to the Mets de Guaynabo to replace Glen McGowan

Glen McGowan was deactivated by the Mets de Guaynabo due to a injury on his left leg, after averaging 18.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. The American forward, signed weeks ago, will be replaced by Marcus Fizer. The former NBA player was also out of the team due to an injury, but could be ready to be back with the Puerto Rican team next Saturday.

SOURCE: BSN Puerto Rico

Trotamundos de Carabobo fire Flor Meléndez

The Trotamundos de Carabobo have decided to fire Flor Meléndez, being temporary replaced by Julio Morillo. The Puerto Rican coach, who arrived to Carabobo after winning the LPB title last year with the Marinos de Anzoátegui, was dismissed due to the bad results of the Venezuelan team and his lack of chemistry with the players.

SOURCE: El Universal