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Friday, April 30, 2010

Nick Nurse will finally stay in the Iowa Energy

After a troubled week, Nick Nurse has finally decided to stay as the head coach of the Iowa Energy. The British coach first left the D-League franchise to become an assistant to Greg McDermott in the Iowa State college, but McDermott decided to move to Creighton. Iowa State appointed Fred Hoiberg as the new head coach of the Cyclones, which closed the doors to Nurse, who will in charge of the Energy the next season.

SOURCE: Des Moines Register

Caja Laboral could be close to land Milt Palacio for the playoffs

Caja Laboral could be interested in signing Milt Palacio for the rest of the season. The guard from Belize has just finished the A1 season with Kavala, and would continue his career in the Spanish team if both parts close a deal. Palacio has averaged 10.3 points and 2.6 assists in 16 games played with Kavala this season.

SOURCE: Superbasket

Jason Cadee, one of the top Australian prospects, signed by the Gold Coast Blaze

The Gold Coast Blaze have announced the signing of Jason Cadee. The 19-year-old Australian guard was chosen to take part in the last Nike Hoop Summit, in New York, and is considered one of the best young talents of the country. Cadee will make his debut in the NBL when the next season starts.

SOURCE: Gaze Hoops

Caja Laboral, interested in Matt Nielsen

Caja Laboral is tracking the market to strenghten the team for the next season, and another target could be Matt Nielsen. The 32-year-old Australian forward is on the radar of the ACB team. Nielsen, recently named MVP of the last EuroCup Final Four, is averaging 8.5 points and 4.0 rebounds, becoming one of the leaders of Power Electronics Valencia in the last two season.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Aleksandar Petrovic, new coach of Cedevita

Cedevita has decided to part ways with Slobodan Subotic due to the bad relationship between the coach and the board of the club. The replacement of Subotic, who was in his first season in the Croatian club, will be Aleksandar Petrovic. The older brother of the late Drazen Petrovic was without a team since leaving Zadar in 2008.

SOURCE: Kosarka

Indios de Mayagüez sign Maurice Baker

Indios de Mayagüez have signed Maurice Baker. The 30-year-old American guard, who played for the Atléticos de San Germán in 2009, is back to Puerto Rico to replace Dan Langhi, released by the Indios after being signed last month. Baker averaged this season in the D-League 12.2 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Dakota Wizards.

SOURCE: Rumbo al Camerino

Armani Jeans Milano, reconsidering to sign Jamie Arnold

Armani Jeans Milano doesn't seem to be as interested to sign Jamie Arnold as reported days ago by the Greek media. The Italian team could have just a limited interest in the American forward, who would arrive from Peristeri. Arnold, who played last year for Virtus Bologna, has averaged this season 14.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in the Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: La Gazzetta dello Sport

Dirk Nowitzki could be considering to leave Dallas Mavericks

After a painful defeat against the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the NBA playoff, the star of the Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki, could be considering to opt out of his contract and become a free agent. The 31-year-old German forward has played in the Mavs since 1999, when he landed in the NBA.


Virtus Bologna, close to sign Aaron Jackson

After the signing of the former target Darius Washington by Lottomatica Roma, Canadian Solar Bologna keeps on looking for a guard to replace injured Petteri Koponen. The chosen one could also come from Turkey. The Italian team could have reached a deal with Aaron Jackson to join the team for the rest of the season. The American guard has averaged 15.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game this season with Antalya.

SOURCE: Fanatik Basket

Richard Chaney leaves Ludwigsburg to play for the Cangrejeros de Santurce

Richard Chaney will land in Puerto Rico next Friday. The 26-year-old forward has played this season for EnBW Ludwigsburg, in Germany, averaging 8.0 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, where Chaney arrived at the start of the season from Tübingen. His new team will be the Cangrejeros de Santurce.

SOURCE: Victoria 840

Real Madrid and Caja Laboral, waiting for the decision of Sergio Rodríguez to be back to Spain

Sergio Rodríguez will hold a press conference next Tuesday to announce his future. The Spanish guard, who finished the season with the New York Knicks, could decide to be back to Spain. Teams like Real Madrid and Caja Laboral could be interested in signing the player, through his former team, Asefa Estudiantes, will have the right to match any offer for the 23-year-old guard.


Gaiteros del Zulia sign Sekani Francis

The Gaiteros del Zulia have announced the signing of Sekani Francis, a former star in the Lehman college. The American center has also played in Malvin, in Uruguay, and in the ABA league team Jersey Express. Francis will make his debut with his new team next Saturday.

SOURCE: Solodeportes

Guaros de Lara fire Guillermo Vecchio

Another coach fired in the Venezuelan league. The Guaros de Lara have decide to sack Guillermo Vecchio after being defeated by the Gaiteros de Zulia. The Argentinian coach, hired at the start of the season, will be replaced by his assistant, Carlos Gil, who will be the interim head coach. The Guaros are the seventh team to change the head coach this season in the LPB.

SOURCE: El Universal