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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bogdan Tanjevic, almost recovered from his cancer, hopes to coach the Turkish NT next summer

The recovery of Bogdan Tanjevic from his cancer is going faster than expected, and the Montenegrin head coach is hoping to lead the Turkish National Team again next summer. The 63-year-old had to leave temporary his job in the NT, and in Fenerbahce, due to his illness. Lately, there has been rumours about the possibility of Panagiotis Giannakis taking his spot in the next World Championship.

SOURCE: SportSport

Chicago Bulls, considering Lawrence Frank, Maurice Cheeks and Dwane Casey as the next head coach

The Chicago Bulls keep on searching a replacement for Vinny Del Negro, who was fired two weeks ago. The main candidates are Lawrence Frank, former coach of the New Jersey Nets, and Maurice Cheeks, former coach of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Philadelphia 76ers. Another name, besides Kevin McHale, could be the assistant of the Dallas Mavericks, Dwane Casey, who is also on the mix to replace Mike Woodson in the Atlanta Hawks.

SOURCE: Post Tribune, New York Daily News

Paco Vázquez, to leave Bizkaia Bilbao Basket

The season is over for Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, after failing to reach the ACB league playoff. The Spanish team is already planning next season, and Paco Vázquez is the first player who will leave Bilbao for sure. The 36-year-old guard, who arrived in 2008 from DKV Joventut, has averaged 2.0 points and 0.7 rebounds in 10 minutes per game in the ACB league

SOURCE: El Correo

Virtus Bologna, eyeing Kristjan Kangur

After failing in landing Zoran Erceg, the next target of Canadian Solar Bologna is Kristjan Kangur. The Italian club will have until next Tuesday's deadline to land another player for the Lega playoff. Kangur has played this season in France for ASVEL Villeurbanne, averaging 5.9 points and 2.0 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per game in the Euroleague.

SOURCE: Corriere di Bologna

Maccabi Hafia and Avi Ashkenazi part ways

Avi Ashkenazi won't be the head coach of the Maccabi Haifa next season, acording to the owner of the Israeli team, Jeff Rosen. The 46-year-old coach arrived to Maccabi Haifa three seasons ago, after 6 years in Ironi Nahariya. The team couldn't reach the semifinals of the Israeli Super League after being defeated by Maccabi Netanya


New York Knicks, to land Dru Joyce for the next Summer League

The New York Knicks are considering to offer Dru Joyce to play in the next Summer League in Las Vegas. The American guard, now playing in Poland, is averaging 8.3 points and 3.6 assists in 19.3 points per game for Anwil Wloclawek. Joyce is especially known for being one a former teammate in high school, and a good friend, of the main target of the Knicks for next season, LeBron James.

SOURCE: New York Post

Caciques de Humacao sign Jermareo Davidson to replace Clarence Matthews

The Caciques de Humacao have signed the rebound leader of the last Turkish league, Jermareo Davidson, to replace Clarence Matthews, who just played one game with the Puerto Rican team after being signed two days ago. Davidson, a 24-year-old forward who played for the Charlotte Bobcats and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA, averaged 15.9 points and 10.7 rebounds for Darufassaka in the TBL.

SOURCE: Victoria 840

Pete Mickeal, considering his options for the next season

Pete Mickeal, is still considering where to play next season. According to the blog of the American forward of Regal Barcelona, Mickeal has "a lot of options out there". The 32-year old player arrived last season from Tau Vitoria, and admitted last January in the same blog he could have an offer from the New York Knicks. In the last Euroleague, won by his team, Mickeal averaged 12.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: HoopsHype

Four candidates to replace Mike Woodson in Atlanta: Tyrone Corbin, Sam Mitchell, Monty Williams and Dan Majerle

After firing Mike Woodson, the Atlanta Hawks have started the search of a new head coach, and four candidates have already emerged. Tyrone Corbin (assistant coach of the Utah Jazz), Sam Mitchell (former head coach of the Toronto Raptors), Monty Williams (assistant coach of the Portland Trail Blazers) and Dan Majerle (assistant coach of the Phoenix Suns) are the four potential replacements for Woodson.

SOURCE: Salt Lake Tribune

Pepe Sánchez could bring Derrick Alston and Juan Alberto Espil to Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca

Juan "Pepe" Sánchez will take control of Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca, if the conversations with the league and the board of the Argentinian team end with a deal. Estudiantes is in a huge financial crisis, and the sell of the club of Sánchez could bring a economical relief. In that case, the 33-year-old guard would also play for the team, and could land the 37-year-old American center Derrick Alston, who played recently for Olímpico de la Banda, and the 42-year-old guard Juan Alberto Espil, who would arrive from Obras Sanitarias.

SOURCE: Basquetplus