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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Philadelphia 76ers also considering Elston Turner for head coach

The Philadelphia 76ers continue looking for a replacement for the fired head coach Eddie Jordan. Another candidate is Houston Rockets assistant Elston Turner, who will go to Philadelphia to discuss the vacancy with the NBA franchise. Turner is now in his third season with the Rockets, after spending six season with the Sacramento Kings, and four with the Portland Trail Blazers.

SOURCE: Philly.com

Lottomatica Roma signs Josh Heytvelt

As expected, Lottomatica Roma has announced the signing of Josh Heytvelt. The 23-year-old American center has played this season for the Turkish team Oyak Renault, averaging 17.3 points and 10 rebounds per game in the TBL. Heyvelt will play for Lottomatica for the rest of the season.with a team option for the next one.

SOURCE: Virtus Roma

Jeremiah Massey and Xacobeo Blu:Sens part ways

Jeremiah Massey is no longer player of Xacobeo Blu:Sens, after agreeing both parts to terminate the contract of the American forward. Massey arrived to the Spanish team last February, after being released the month ago from Real Madrid, but was sidelined from the team after some personal problems with his coach, Curro Segura.


Guillermo Narvarte, new coach of Olímpico de La Banda

Olímpico de Lavanda has agreed terms with Guillermo Narvarte, who will become the new head coach of the Argentinian team. The last team of the 45-year-old coach was the Toros de Aragua, in Venezuel. Narvarte has been also in charge of the Argentinian NT in 2008 and will replace Fernando Duró in his new team.

SOURCE: Somos Deporte

Suzuki Manresa lands Marcus Eriksson

Marcus Eriksson, one of the top prospects of the Swedish basketball, has reached an agreement with Suzuki Manresa, where he did a try-out weeks ago. The 16-year-old guard is now playing with the U-18 Swedish NT the Nordic Championship. In the last U-16 European Championship, Eriksson averaged 19.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Eurohopes

Real Madrid, also interested in Vassilis Spanoulis

Real Madrid is already planning next season and showing interest for several players around Europe. Another name is Vassilis Spanoulis, from Panathinaikos. The 27-year-old guard, who played in the NBA for the Houston Rockets in the 2006-07, would be an alternative to the main target of the Spanish team, Milos Teodosic. Spanoulis averaged 10.5 points and 3.8 reoudper game in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Olympiakos agrees to loan Zoran Erceg to Virtus Bologna

Olympiakos has agreed to loan Zoran Erceg to Canadian Solar Bologna for the rest of the season. The 25-year-old Serbian forward was playing for Panionios this season, also on loan from Olympiakos, averaging 14.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. The Italian team was looking for a big man for the Lega A playoff.

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Houston Rockets and Miami Heat, eyeing Milos Teodosic

Real Madrid is not the only team interested in landing Milos Teodosic next season. The Houston Rockets and the Miami Heat also scouted the 23-year-old undrafted Serbian guard during the last Final Four of the Euroleague. Teodosic, under contract with Olympiakos until 2014, has expressed his interest in playing someday in the NBA.

SOURCE: Sport24

Olympiakos, considering to promote Milan Tomic to replace Panagiotis Giannakis

Olympiakos is considering major changes in the team after failing to win the Euroleague. The Greek team board could decide to fire Panagiotis Giannakis at the end of the season, and promote the assistant coach Milan Tomic to replace him. Olympiakos would also hire Dusan Ivkovic as the technical director. The 56-year-old coach is now in charge of the Serbian National Team, and coached Olympiakos between 1996 and 1999, winning the only Euroleague in the history of the Greek club.

SOURCE: Sportske

Aleks Maric wants to stay in Partizan next season

Despite the interest of teams like Panathinaikos and Maccabi Tel Aviv for Aleks Maric, the Australian-Serbian center wants to play one more season for Partizan and try to win the Euroleague. Maric, one of the best players in the last Euroleague averaging 14.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, arrived last season to Partizan from CB Granada.

SOURCE: Sport24

Atlanta Hawks want to bring Josh Childress back next season

The Atlanta Hawks, the team that holds the NBA rights of Josh Childress, are interested to land the American forward next season. Childress, who's playing in Greece for Olympiakos, is a restricted free agent after leaving the Hawks two years ago. The GM of the Hawks, Rick Sund, is ready to offer Childress a $4.8 million contract.

SOURCE: Superbasket

New York Knicks, interested in Tony Parker

The New York Knicks are considering to land Tony Parker in case they can't hire a top free agent like LeBron James. The French guard, now playing for the San Antonio Spurs, would be interested in case his current team finally decides to trade him. The Spurs would accept especially in case they can land Rudy Gay, from the Memphis Grizzlies, in a 3-way trade.

SOURCE: New York Daily News

Libertad de Sunchales hires Flor Meléndez as the new head coach

As expected, Libertad de Sunchales have hired Flor Meléndez as the new head coach of the Argentinian team for the next season. Meléndez was in charge of the Trotamundos de Carabobo until last month, when he was released by the Venezuelan team. The 63-year-old head coach is back to the Argentinian LNB after 12 years.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Óscar Quintana doesn't think Mindaugas Katelynas will remain in Meridiano Alicante

Óscar Quintana, head coach of Meridiano Alicante, doesn't think Mindaugas Katelynas will continue playing for the Spanish team. The 27-year-old Lithuanian forward will be a free agent this summer, and DKV Joventut and Zalgiris Kaunas are reported to be interested in landing him next season. Quintana, who is also at the end of his contract, is unsure too about his own future in Meridiano.

SOURCE: Diario Información

CSKA doesn't know anything about the interest of Maccabi Tel Aviv for Zoran Planinic

Despite the first reports coming from Israel, the president of CSKA Moscow, Andrei Vatunin, denied the interest of Maccabi Tel Aviv to sign Zoran Planinic next season. The 29-year-old Croatian guard was reported to be already in talks with the Israeli team to land there after two years in CSKA Moscow

SOURCE: Championat

Gaiteros del Zulia sign Manny Quezada and release Jason Edwin

The Gaiteros del Zulia have announced the signing of Emmanuel "Manny" Quezada. The 25-year-old guard arrives from Sameji, in his homecountry's league. Quezada will replace Jason Edwin in the Venezuelan team, who was released. The American guard, who plays for the U.S. Virgin Islands National Team, arrived at the start of the season to the Gaiteros

SOURCE: Gaiteros del Zulia