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Friday, May 14, 2010

Jeremiah Massey wants to play for Aris Thessaloniki next season

In an interview for a Greek radio, Jeremiah Massey told he wants to go back to Aris Thessaloniki next season, and confirmed the interest of his former team in landing him. The American forward was recently released by Xacobeo Blu:Sens, after a brief and troubled stint in the Spanish team.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Zoran Erceg won't play for Virtus Bolognia

Olympiakos won't finally loan Zoran Erceg to Canadian Solar Bologna, due to bureaucratic problems related with the former team of the Serbian forward, Panionios. Erceg was supposed to sign for the Italian team for the rest of the season, but finally will have to wait for the next one to try to earn a spot in Olympiakos.

SOURCE: Superbasket

JDA Dijon signs coach Jean-Louis Borg, who could also bring Kareem Reid and David Mélody

JDA Dijon has finally hired Jean-Louis Borg as the new head coach. The French team will play next season in the ProB league. The signing of Borg for three years could also mean the arrival of two former players of Vichy, the latest team of the head coach: the American guard and streetball star Kareem Reid and the French guard David Mélody, captain of Vichy.

SOURCE: Bien Public

Mike Brown hasn't been fired yet by the Cleveland Cavaliers

Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, have slammed the report about the firing of Mike Brown as the head coach of the team. According to Gilbert, the team is evaluating the future of Brown, who could be released offically in the next days after being unable to qualify the Cavs to the Eastern Conference Finals.


Cleveland Cavaliers fire Mike Brown

Mike Woodson won't be the only coach to be released today in the Eastern Conference. The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired Mike Brown. This decision comes the day after being defeated in the Conference semifinals by the Boston Celtics. Brown, named Coach of the Year last season, was in his fifth year in charge of the Cavs.

SOURCE: Sports Illustrated

The captain Dainius Salenga will be the coach of Zalgiris Kaunas for the rest of the season

The owner of Zalgiris Kaunas, Vladimir Romanov, has decided that the captain of the team, Dainius Salenga, will also be, formally, the head coach for the rest of the season. Salenga took the responsability in the last game of the LKL Finals against Lietuvos Rytas, won by Zalgiris, after the firing of Darius Maskoliunas

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Atlanta Hawks and Mike Woodson part ways

Mike Woodson, coach of the Atlanta Hawks during the last six seasons, was informed by the NBA franchise that he would not be offered a new contract. Despite improving the results of the team from the 13 victories in the 2004-05 season to the 53 of this one, the poor performances of the Hawks in the postseason have costed Woodson his job.


Montepaschi Siena could land Ali Traoré next season

Ali Traoré could be a target of Montepaschi Siena for next season. The French-Ivorian center, who is playing in ASVEL Villeurbanne since 2008, has refused an extension offer from his team until 2012, and could have an offer from Siena. Traoré averaged 14.5 points and 5.4 rebounds in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: Le Progrès

Elston Turner, also a candidate for the Chicago Bulls

The assistant of the Houston Rockets, Elston Turner, will be interviewed by representatives of the Chicago Bulls as a candidate to be the next head coach of the franchise. Turner, who has been an assistant coach during the last 14 years, is also on the radar of the Philadelphia 76ers to take the reign of the team.

SOURCE: The Houston Chronicle

Atléticos de San Germán, close to bring Jesse Pellot-Rosa back

The stint of Jesse Pallot-Rosa in Israel is over after his team, Maccabi Haifa, was defeated in the Super League playoff. The American guard, who has averaged 17.1 points per game, will be back to the BSN league in the next days to play with the Atléticos de San Germán. The Puerto Rican team have also signed Karim Malpica to take the spot left by Donald Copeland, released due to an injury. The Mexican guard arrives from the Soles de Mexicali, where he averaged 5.3 points and 2.9 assists per game.

SOURCE: Victoria 840

Real Madrid eyeing Sasha Kaun

Real Madrid is also tracking the market looking for a big man, and the main target for the frontcourt is now Sasha Kaun. The 25-year-old Russian center, playing currently his second season with CSKA Moscow, has averaged 9.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague. Kaun, who has also attracted the interest of the Cleveland Cavaliers, has another year of contract with CSKA.


Power Electronics Valencia, considering to transfer Kosta Perovic to keep Neven Spahija

The talks about the extension of Neven Spahija's contract with Power Electronics Valencia are right now on stand-by. The Spanish club wants to keep the Croatian coach, but the economical demands of Spahija could force Power Electronics Valencia to sell a player to afford his salary. The main candidate to leave is the Serbian center Kosta Perovic. Teams like Caja Laboral could be one of the teams that would be interested in Perovic. Matt Nielsen, another target of Caja Laboral, could also decide whether to stay or not in Valencia depending on the renewal of Spahija's contract.

SOURCE: Las Provincias, Superdeporte

Caciques de Humacao sign Clarence Matthews to replace James Mays

The Caciques de Humacao have announced the signing of Clarence Matthews to replace James Mays due to an injury. Mays was averaging 17.9 points and 9 rebounds per game in the Puerto Rican BSN. The new player of the Caciques, Matthews, arrives from the Gigantes de Guayana, after being the top scorer of the LPB with 22.9 points per game.

SOURCE: BSN Puerto Rico

Erez Bittman, new coach of BBC Optima Gant

BBC Optima Gant has hired Erez Bittman as the new head coach. Bittman, a formar assistant of Maccabi Tel Aviv will replace Eric Rogiers in the Belgian team. The 42-year-old Israeli coach has been in charge during his career of SISU Copenhague, in Denmark, and BG Karlsruhe, in Germany.


JDA Dijon, looking for a new head coach

JDA Dijon will play next season in the French ProB league after finishing in the last position of the ProA. The team is already planning the new season, and is looking for a new head coach. The main candidate is Jean-Louis Borg, recently released from Vichy. Another candidate is the former coach of Paris Levallois, Jean-Marc Dupraz. The current coach, Henrik Dettmann, is not ruled out to continue in Dijon though.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Suad Sehovic, considering to leave Bosna Sarajevo

Suad Sehovic, captain of Bosna Sarajevo, is considering to leave his current team next season due to the bad results of the Bosnian team this year. The 23-year-old Montenegrin guard, who has played for Bosna since 2005, has averaged 13.7 points and 5.4 rebounts this season in the Adriatic League

SOURCE: Dvevni Avaz