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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Rudy Fernández could be interested in playing for Regal Barcelona

Asked about the interest of one of the candidates to president of Regal Barcelona, Sandro Rosell, in signing him, Rudy Fernández didn't rule out that option, and admitted indirect contacts between both parts. The Spanish guard, though, is under contract by the Portland Trail Blazers, and would have to negociate his leaving with the NBA franchise.

SOURCE: El Mundo Deportivo

Sergiy Gladyr won't try to play in the NBA next season

Sergiy Gladyr, drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the 49th pick in 2009, won't try to earn a spot next season in the NBA. The 20-year-old forward has played this season in Suzuki Manresa, averaging 9.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in the Spanish ACB league. Gladyr will stay another season in Manresa.


Marcus Brown, new "head coach" of Zalgiris

The owner of Zalgiris Kaunas, Vladimir Romanov, decided to give the head coach duties to Marcus Brown before the Game 6 of the LKL Finals against Lietuvos Rytas. Dainius Salenga, captain of Zalgiris, was the unofficial coach of the Lithuanian team after the firing of Darius Maskoliunas a week ago.

SOURCE: Basketnews.lt

Mindaugas Katelynas could be back to Lithuania next season

The head coach of Meridiano Alicante, Óscar Quintana, doesn't expect Mindaugas Katelynas to play another year in Spain. According to Quintana, Katelynas wants to be back to his country, Lithuania, to stay closer to his family. Zalgiris Kaunas is already reported to be interested in the 26-year-old forward, who has averaged 11.2 points and 5.0 rebounds this season in the ACB league.


Flor Meléndez wants to stay in the Mets de Guaynabo

Despite agreeing to take the reign next season of Libertad de Sunchales, the new head coach of the Mets de Guaynabo, Flor Meléndez, is considering to sign a long-term contract with the Puerto Rican team. Meléndez is waiting to know if the dates of the Argentinian and the Puerto Rican leagues allow him to take the reign of both teams.

SOURCE: Primera Hora

Kristaps Valters won't play next season for DKV Joventut

After a disappointing season, DKV Joventut is already planning the next one with a lot of changes in the roster. Despite having another year of contract, Kristaps Valters will leave the Spanish club this summer. The 28-year-old Latvian guard, who arrived from Ayuda en Acción Fuenlabrada, has averaged 7.5 points and 4.3 assists per game in the ACB league.


Energa Czarni signs Paweł Leończyk

Energa Czarni has added the first player for the next season. The Polish team has signed Paweł Leończyk to a two-year contract. The 24-year-old forward played last season in Turow Zgorzelec, averaging 8.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Leonczyk will be back to Energa Czarni, where he played in the 2008-09 season

SOURCE: Polski Kosz

Bizkaia Bilbao Basket releases officially Damir Markota

As expected, Damir Markota is no longer player of Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, after agreeing with the Spanish team the termination of his contract. The 24-year-old Croatian forward arrived to Bilbao in January 2009 from ViveMenorca and has averaged 4.3 points and 3.4 assists in the ACB league this season.

SOURCE: Bilbao Basket

VEF Riga appoints Valdis Valters as the new vice president, while trying to land Karpars Kambala

Valdis Valters, who left temporary his duties as head coach of VEF Riga weeks ago due to health problems, won't be back to the Latvian team bench. The former point guard has accepted to be the new vice president of basketball operations of VEF Riga. The Latvian team is also trying to sign the center Kaspars Kambala, now in Enisey Krasnoyarsk, for the next season.


Partizan denies any interest for Luka Bogdanovic

Dragan Todoric, manager of Partizan, denied the Serbian team is interested in bringing back Luka Bogdanovic next season. The 25-year-old forward could leave DKV Joventut next summer, after two years in the Spanish team. Bogdanovic, who played for Partizan between 2004 and 2007, has averaged this season 9.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in the ACB league,

SOURCE: Sportske

Eric Musselman is the new head coach of the Dominican NT

The former head coach of the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings, Eric Musselman, was finally appointed to take the reign of the Dominican Republic national team. The 45-year-old coach, who was working as a TV analyst, was signed until 2012, when the Domincan Republic will try to play in the Olympic Games, in London.

SOURCE: El Caribe

Mark Worthington, to stay in Europe

The agent of Mark Worthington slammed the rumors about the possible signing of the 26-year-old forward to the Townsville Crocodriles. Worthington, who played last season for the Melbourne Tigers posting 15.3 points and 2.2 rebounds per game, wants to keep on playing in Europe. The Australian forward has finished the season in Germany with Brose Baskets Bamberg, averaging 5.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in 13 games.

SOURCE: Townsville Bulletin

Libertad de Sunchales adds Álex Galindo and Robert Day

Libertad de Sunchales have signed Álex Galindo for the next season. The Puerto Rican forward has played recently in the Uruguayan team Cader and in the Indios de Mayagüez, posting 21.1 and 7.3 rebounds per game in the BSN league. Libertad has also added the American guard Robert day, recently playing for the Lobos Grises de Durango, in Mexico.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Fenerbahce, interested in Harun Erdenay to coach the team next year

The health problems of Bogdan Tanjevic could force Fenerbahce to hire a new head coach for the next season. Along with Neven Spahija, currently in talks to extend his contract with Power Electronics Valencia, the Turkish team is also exploring to sign Harun Erdenay. The former player of Fenerbahce between 1993 and 2003 could be the first option, while Aydin Örs, who won the league as head coach for the Turkish team in 2007, could also be back to Fenerbahce.

SOURCE: Basketball Haber

Mets de Guaynamo hires Flor Meléndez to replace Pepo Martínez

The Mets de Guaynabo are trying to qualify for the playoff of the BSN league, and have decided to change their head coach. Pepo Martínez was fired by the Puerto Rican team, that hired to replace him Flor Meléndez for the rest of the season. The Mets are trying to sign the former coach of the Trotamundos de Carabobo to a multi-year contract, though Meléndez is set to take the reign of Libertad de Sunchales when the next Argentinian league starts.

SOURCE: Primera Hora

Trabzonspor signs Cevher Özer and extends Harold Jamison

The recently promoted Trabzonspor keeps on building the team in his comeback to the TBL. After adding Evren Büker from Galatasaray, the Turkish team has extended the contract of the former NBA player Harold Jamison, who arrived to Trabzonspor last February, and has added 27-year-old forward Cevner Özer, who was playing since 2006 in Besiktas.

SOURCES: Turk Basket, Basketbol Haber

BC Hoverla releases Rotislav Kryvych

The brief stint of Rotislav Kryvych in Hoverla is over. The Ukrainian team has decided to part ways with the 31-year-old guard, who arrived to Hoverla last February from the folded team BC Donetsk. Kryvych averaged 10.2 points and 2.6 rebounds before being swept in the Ukrainian Super League quarterfinals by Budivelnik.

SOURCE: iSport

Obras Sanitarias signs Luis Cequeira

Luis Cequeira will play next season for Obras Sanitarias. The Argentinian 25-year-old guard played recently for Juventud Sionista, arriving to the semifinals of the LNB league and averaging 14.1 points and 4.4 assists per game. Cequeira will play the next South American Club Championship with Obras Sanitarias next July.

SOURCE: Infoliga