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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Jean-Philippe Besson will replace Jean-Louis Borg as Vichy head coach

JA Vichy has decided to part ways with the head coach Jean-Louis Borg, who was in charge of the French team since 2005, after 11 years coaching Hyères-Toulon. The replacement of Borg will be his assistant Jean-Philippe Besson, who will lead the team in the next season.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Chorale Roanne, close to sign Philippe Braud

Chorale Roanne will land Philippe Braud next season if both parts reach a deal, as expected. The 24-year-old guard is now playing for Chalon, averaging 7.9 points and 1.7 assists this season in the LNB. Braud has played during his whole career as a pro in Chalon, since 2003.

SOURCE: Le Progrès

Houston Rockets could try to land Chris Bosh next season

The Houston Rockets are willing to discuss a deal with the Toronto Raptors to land Chris Bosh via sign-and-trade. The Raptors could be interested in receive Jordan Hill in exchange, but could also force the Rockets to foist Hedo Turkoglu and his $43.8 million, 4-year contract to Houston as part of the deal.


Galatasaray wants Ergin Ataman as the new head coach

Galatasaray is already planning the next season after couldn't reach the playoff in the TBL. The Turkish team is planning a new head coach to replace Cem Akdag, and a choice could be Ergin Ataman. The current coach of Efes Pilsen could leave the team due to the failure to reach the Euroleague quarterfinals stage, and the constant problems with the stars of the team, as Igor Rakocevic or Bostjan Nachbar.

SOURCE: Fanatik

Hapoel Jerusalem, interested in Danilo Pinnock

Danilo Pinnock is one of the targets of Hapoel Jerusalem from the next season. The 26-year-old American-Panamanian forward is averaging 19.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in Maccabi Netanya, where he landed after playing in Argentina and Puerto Rico. Hapoel will also have to find a replacement for coach Guy Goodes, who won't continue as head coach.


Xacobeo Blu:Sens could part ways with the coach Curro Segura soon

More problems for Xacobeo Blu:Sens. The Spanish club, virtually relegated from the ACB league, has decided to take disciplinary actions against the coach Curro Segura, who days ago was confirmed to stay in Xacobeo for the rest of the season. This situation could make both parts decide to part ways even before this weekend.

SOURCE: La Voz de Galicia

Montepaschi Siena makes an offer for Shammond Williams

Montepaschi Siena, the leader of the Lega regular season, is looking for a point guard to strenghten the team to face the playoff. The current Italian champion has made an offer for Shammond Williams, who arrived to CB Murcia last February, but failed to help his team to avoid the relegation from the ACB league. Montepaschi was also interested in Williams' teammate, Milos Vujanic, but the Serbian guard refused to play in Italy.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Darius Washington will finally play in Lottomatica Roma

Darius Washington won't play for Canadian Solar Bologna, as the first informations reported. The American-Macedonian guard is, as we told yesterday, Lottomatica Roma. The Italian club has signed the
24-year-old player, coming from Galatasaray, for the rest of the season to strenghten the team in the Lega playoff

SOURCE: Il Messagero

Fenerbahce, interested in hiring Neven Spahija

The coach of Power Electronics Valencia Neven Spahija could be the main target of Fenerbahce to replace Bogdan Tanjevic, who recently stepped down his head coach duties due to health problems. Spahija is in talks to extend his contract with his current team for two years, but the Turkish team is willing to make a huge offer to hire the 47-year-old Croatian head coach, who recently led Valencia to win the EuroCup.


Mario Stojic wants to stay in Meridiano Alicante one more year

Despite the rumors about the interest of Cajasol to hire Mario Stojic, the Croatian player doesn't want to leave the Spanish team. The 29-year-old forward, who was signed to a 2-year contract last summer, is averaging 10.2 points and 3.7 rebounds in his 8th season in the ACB league, having also played for Real Madrid and Menorca.

SOURCE: La Verdad de Alicante

Yoo Jae-Hak, new head coach of the South Korean National Team

The current head coach of the Ulsan Mobis, Yoo Jae-Hak, will lead the South Korean National Team in the next Asian Games, in Guangzhou, China. Jae-Hak, who will replace Hur Jae, will coach a national team which is struggling in the last times, since playing the World Championship in 2005. One of his assistants will be the legendary coach Lenny Wilkens.

SOURCE: Korea Times

Nacho Martín wants to go back to CB Granada next year

Nacho Martín, who has spent this season on loan in the Spanish LEB Oro team CAI Zaragoza, wants to play next year in his club, CB Granada, though he admits it's going to be complicated. The 27-year-old forward has averaged 6.1 points and 3 rebounds, helping his team to reach the promotion to the ACB league.