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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kavala releases Vangelis Alexandris

Kavala has decided to release Vangelis Alexandris as the head coach of the Greek team. The 59-year-old coach, former winner of a Saporta Cup with Maroussi and an EuroCup with Aris Thessaloniki, arrived this season to Kavala from Kolossos Rhodes, leading his team to avoid relegation with an 8-18 balance.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Gianluce Basile wants to play for an Euroleague team next season if he leaves Regal Barcelona

The future of Gianluca Basile could be far from Regal Barcelona, The 35-year-old Italian guard is at the end of his contract, and his current club is reported to sign Rafa Martínez or Rudy Fernández for the shooting guard position. In that case, despite he doesn't want to leave Barcelona, Basile wants to continue playing in the top European competition with another team.

SOURCE: Euroleague

Doug Collins, leading candidate to be the next head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers are close to announce the new head coach who will replace Eddie Jordan. The leading candidate is reported to be the veteran coach and TV analyst Doug Collins, while Avery Johnson and Sam Mitchell could be the alternatives. Other names like Dan Majerle, Bill Laimbeer, Monty Williams and Elston Turner could be already ruled out.

SOURCE: Philadelphia Daily News

Rossen Barchovski, new head coach of the Bulgarian NT

Rossen Barchovski is back to the Bulgarian national team, after being appointed by the national basketball federation. Barchovski was in charge of Bulgaria in 1995, in 1997 and from 2004 to 2006, and will replace Pini Gershon. The former coach of CSKA Sofia will lead the Bulgarian NT in the next EuroBasket 2011 qualification stage this summer


Atlanta Hawks will interview Dean Demopolous for their coaching vacancy

The Portland Trail Blazers assistant Dean Demopolous will be interviewed by the Atlanta Hawks for their coaching vacancy. The Hawks are looking for a replacement for Mike Woodson, recently released. Demopolous worked with Rick Sund, the Hawks general manager, in their stint with the Seattle SuperSonics.

SOURCE: Sports Illustrated

Richard Chaney is officially a new player of the Cangrejeros de Santurce

After solving his bureaucratic issues with his former team in Germany, Ludwigsburg, Richard Chaney has officially signed his contract in Puerto Rico with the Cangrejeros de Santurce, and will play tonight his first game against the Capitanes de Arecibo. The 26-yerar old forward averaged 8.0 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in the BBL.

SOURCE: Cangrejeros de Santurce

Maccabi Tel Aviv, interested in Kosta Perovic

Kosta Perovic could be another target of Maccabi Tel Aviv for the next season. The 25-year-old Serbian center, now playing in Spain for Power Electronics Valencia, is on the radar of Maccabi, though the Israeli team hasn't talk with his representatives. The ACB club could transfer Perovic to get extra funds to extend the contract of Neven Spahija. The former player of the Golden State Warriors, who signed a three-year contract with Valencia in 2008, has averaged 8.4 points and 4.9 rebounds this season.

SOURCE: Sport5

Luka Bogdanovic could be back to Partizan next season

After two years in DKV Joventut, Luka Bogdanovic could leave Spain and be back to his former team, Partizan, where the Serbian 25-year-old forward played between 2004 and 2007. Bogdanovic, who has averaged 9.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in the ACB league, will be a free agent this summer.


Siauliai signs Darius Gvezdauskas for next season

After finishing in the third place in the last LKL league, Siauliai is already planning the next season, and the first signingn is Darius Gvezdauskas. The 21-year-old guard played last season with Nevezis, averaging 16.0 points and 2.7 assists in the LKL. Gvezdauskas will have the chance to play in the EuroCup with his new team.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Stanislav Eremin could replace Valdemaras Homicius next season in Unics Kazan

Stanislav Eremin, now head coach of Triumph Lyubertsy, could be signed next season by Unics Kazan. Eremin would replace the Lithuanian former player Valdemaras Homicius, in charge of Unics since 2007. Both coaches faced each other in the quarterfinals of the Russian Super league, with victory for Unics Kazan.

SOURCE: Basketnews.lt

Jerome Moiso and Damir Markota will leave Bizkaia Bilbao Basket

After Renaldas Seibutis, the next players to leave Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, besides Paco Vázquez, will be Jerome Moiso and Damir Markota, as the coach Fotis Katsikaris has confirmed. The French center arrived last summer to Bilbao from DKV Joventut, while the Croatian forward was signed by the Spanish team from ViveMenorca in January 2009.

SOURCE: El Correo

Anwil Wloclawek, eyeing Dardan Berisha

One of the most improved players of the last Polish league, Dardan Berisha, is on the radar of Anwil Wloclawek. The 22-year-old guard has averaged this season has averaged 16.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game for Polonia Warszawa, despite being unable to avoid the relegation of his team from the PLK.

SOURCE: Pomorska