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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Milovan Rakovic, dreaming about playing in the NBA

Milovan Rakovic, now playing for the Spartak St. Petersburg, in Russia, doesn't forget the NBA. The 25-year-old Serbian center, whose rights are owned by the Orlando Magic, dreams about playing someday in the NBA. Rakovic, who was drafted 60th in the 2007, is averaging 16.3 points and 6.9 rebounds this season in the Russian Super League.

SOURCE: Life Sports

Armani Jeans Milano signs Jamie Arnold

The substitute of the injured forward Marijonas Petravicius in Armani Jeans Milano will be, finally, Jamie Arnold. The 35-year-old American forward has played this season for Peristeri, in Greece, which failed to make the A1 playoffs. It will be the second stint for Arnold, who played for Virtus Bologna in 2008.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Former NBA player Mark Jackson, another candidate to coach the New Orleans Hornets next season.

Mark Jackson, one of the best point guards in the last two decades in the NBA, will try to fill the vacancy left by Jeff Bower in the bench of the New Orleans Hornets. The 45-year-old former player, now a TV analyst, would have his first experience as a head coach if the Hornets decide to hire him instead of the other candidates.

SOURCE: The Times Picayune

Brad Miller doesn't want to play for the New York Knicks

Brad Miller, you will become an unrestricted free agent next summer, is considering several options about where to play next season, including to re-sign with his current team, the Chicago Bulls. But the 34-year-old center has already ruled out one of the options, the New York Knicks, according to the player.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune

Gold Coast Blaze land Bennett Davison

Bennett Davison is back to Australia. The 34-year-old American center, who played for the Melbourne Tigers in the 1999-2000 season, was signed by the Gold Coast Blaze, after almost a decade playing in Europe, in teams like Virtus Bolognia, Olimpia Milano and Cibona. The last team where Davison played for, though, was the Huracanes de Támpico, in Venezuela, averaging 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in 5 games.


Jovo Stanojevic will play in Kuwait

Jovo Stanojevic will play in the Kuwaiti league after finishing the Turkish season with Kepez Belediyespor. The 32-year-old Serbian center was signed by Al-Kuwait, the last runner-up of the competition. Stanojevic arrived to Kepez last summer, and averaged 17.2 points and 6.6 rebounds, but couldn't avoid the relegation of his team to the TB2L

SOURCE: Beo Basket

Darius Washington, between Virtus Bologna, Lottomatica Roma and Spain

Despite the first reports about the arrival of Darius Washington to Canadian Solar Bologna, the future of the American guard is still unclear. Washington, who has just finished the season in Turkey for Galatasaray, has offers from Spain and from Lottomatica Roma, and will have to decide where to play for the rest of the season.

SOURCE: Corriere Dello Sport

Real Madrid, Regal Barcelona and Caja Laboral, waiting for Rudy Fernández

Rudy Fernández wants to stay in the NBA, and the Portland Trail Blazers are also willing to keep the Spanish guard at least for the next season. In case Fernández finally decides to go back to Europe, Real Madrid, Regal Barcelona and Caja Laboral are waiting for any movement of the player, who wouldn't demand less than €2.5 million ($3.3 million) per season.


Wollongong Hawks sign Oscar Forman

The Wollongong Hawks have announced the signing of Oscar Forman. The Australian forward, who also played with the Aussie NT in the last FIBA Oceania Championship, arrives from the New Zealand Breakers, where he was playing since 2006. In the last season, Forman averaged 7.6 points and 2.7 rebounds by game.


Leones de Ponce sign Rodney White to replace Leon Rodgers

The Leones de Ponce have decided to release Leon Rodgers after next game on Friday, and signed to replace him Rodney White. Rodgers, who arrived a month ago to the Leones, was averaging 11.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, while White has finished the CBA season with Zhejiang Guangsha Lions, posting 27.5 points and 8.9 rebounds by game.

SOURCE: BSN Puerto Rico

Fred Hoiberg, new head coach of Iowa State

The former NBA player Fred Hoiberg is the new head coach of Iowa State. The Cyclones had to find a new coach after the departure of Greg McDermott, who took over Creighton. Another candidate was the Iowa Energy coach, Nick Nurse, who was already attached as McDermott's assistant, but finally the college has decided to hire Hoiberg, who was working as vice president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports Rivals