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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Eric Musselman and Moncho Monsalve, among the candidates to coach the Dominican Republic NT

The Dominican Republic Basketball Federation is looking for a coach to lead the National Team, who will replace Scott Roth. Two of the main candidates are the former NBA coach Eric Musselman, and the Spanish coach Moncho Monsalve, who was in charge of the Brazilian NT.

SOURCE: El Caribe

Virtus Bologna, looking for a big man: Zoran Erceg, Michalis Kakiouzis and Meteo Kedzo are the candidates

Canadian Solar Bologna wants to add another player for the frontcourt, to face the Lega playoff. The Italian team are considering three names: Zoran Erceg, who has finished the season with Panionios after being loaned there by Olympiakos; Michalis Kakiouzis, now in Aris Thessaloniki; and Mateo Kedzo, who is close to end season with Ventspils.

SOURCE: Corriere di Bologna

Kryvbasbasket releases Jerel Allen, Elton Nesbitt and Jovan Koprivica

Jerel Allen, Elton Nesbitt and Jovan Koprivica are no longer players of Kryvbasbasket. The three players have left the team after their contract with the Ukrainian team expire. Kryvbasbasket was defeated in the Super League quarterfinals against Azovmash, after finishing in the 3rd place at the end the regular season.

SOURCE: Kryvbasbasket

Bob McKinnon leaves the Idaho Stampede

Bob McKinnon is no longer part of the Idaho Stampede, after steeping down as head coach of the D-League franchise. McKinnon arrived last summer to Idaho after winning the D-League championship in 2009 with the Colorado 14ers, but failed to qualify the Stampede for the playoff this season.

SOURCE: Our Sports Central

Brian Asbury will play for Maccabi Haifa next season

After a great season playing for the Israeli National League with Hapoel Kiryat Tivon, Brian Asbury will play in the higher league next season. Maccabi Haifa have inked Asbury for the 2010-11 season. The American forward, who arrived last summer to Israel from the University of Miami, is averaging 28.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Vitaly Lebedintsev and BC Odessa part ways

Vitaly Lebedintsev is no longer head coach of BC Odessa, after agreeing both parts in terminating his contract. The 49-year-old coach couldn't avoid the defeat in the Ukrainian Super League quarterfinals against BC Kyiv. Odessa will have to find a replacement for the former Ukrainian NT head coach


Maccabi Tel Aviv, interested in Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Robert Archibald and Richard Hendrix

More rumors about the future of Maccabi Tel Aviv. The Israeli team could be trying to add a center for next season, and three names are reported to be on the radar of Maccabi. Pops Mensah-Bonsu (now in CSKA Moscow), Richard Archibald (Unicaja) and Richard Hendrix (CB Granada) are the three main targets to strengthen the frontcourt of the team

SOURCE: Walla! Sports

Montepaschi Siena signs Shammond Williams

It's official. Shammond Williams will play for Montepaschi Siena for the rest of the season. The Italian champion will be the third team of the 35-year-old American guard this season, after Unicaja and CB Murcia. This will be the first stint in the Lega of Williams, who also played in the NBA for several teams between 1999 and 2007.

SOURCE: Mens Sana Siena

Benetton Treviso and Montepaschi Siena, interested in Radosav Spasojevic

Radosav Spasojevic, named MVP of the last Montenegrin U-18 Final Four, is on the radar of Benetton Treviso and Montepaschi Siena. The young small forward, born in 1992, posted 31 points and 20 rebounds in the first game of the Final Four, won by his team Budocnost.

SOURCE: Eurohopes

Doron Perkins, Alan Anderson and Andrew Wisniewski could be sanctioned by Maccabi Tel Aviv

According to the Israeli media, three players from Maccabi Tel Aviv, Doron Perkins, Alan Anderson and Andrew Wisniewski, went out last night and drank alcohol, something not allowed by the club the day before a game (today, Maccabi plays against Bnei Hasharon). The subject is now under review, according to the club. Last year, Charles Gaines was released by Maccabi due to a similar affair.


Cajasol makes an offer for Philipp Neumann, one of the top German prospects

Cajasol keeps on trying to attract young European prospects. The Spanish team landed days ago Ondrej Balvin for a try-out, and now has made an offer to Philipp Neumann for next season. The 18-year-old German center, now on Brose Baskets Bamberg, was signed to a 3-year contract last summer. Neumann was the best center in the last Mannheim tournament, averaging 16.6 points and 10 rebounds for the German U18 National Team.

SOURCE: Diario de Sevilla

Maurice Baker won't play for the Indios de Mayagüez

The BSN league of Puerto Rico didn't allow the signing of Maurice Baker by the Indios de Mayagüez, because the board of the tournament received a report of the FIBA telling that the 30-year-old guard has a contract with a NBA team not revealed. The Indios will have to find another import to replace Dan Langhi.

SOURCE: BSN Puerto Rico