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Monday, May 24, 2010

CSKA Moscow, Regal Barcelona, Caja Laboral, among other teams, also interested in Milan Macvan

Not only Maccabi Tel Aviv and Power Electronics Valencia are interested in the young Serbian forward Milan Macvan. According to the Serbian media, Khimki, CSKA Moscow, Efes Pilsen, Armani Jeans Milano and Regal Barcelona have also showed interested in the 20-year-old prospect, who is currently playing for Hemofarm.

SOURCE: Kosarka

Fenerbahce, in talks with Neven Spahija

Neven Spahija, who has just parted ways with Power Electronics Valencia, his team since a year and a half ago, will meet with representatives of Fenerbahce, according to the Turkish media. In case both parts reach to an agreement, the Croatian coach would replace Bogdan Tanjevic, who left temporary the club due to health problems.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Mike Brown, officially fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers

The expected firing of Mike Brown is official. The Cleveland Cavaliers have announced that Brown is no longer head coach of the team, after 5 years in the franchise. The winning of the last season Coach of the Year failed to win a title, despite having the MVP of the last two Regular Seasons, LeBron James. One of the candidates to replace him could be the Kentucky coach John Calipari, a close friend of James.


Maccabi Tel Aviv, close to sign Milan Macvan

Maccabi Tel Aviv is interested in landing Milan Macvan next season, and could be close to agree terms with the player. The 20-year-old forward, now playing for Hemofarm, could be signed to a 3-year contract with the Israeli team. Macvan has averaged 14.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in the last Adriatic League. Power Electronics Valencia was also reported to be tracking Macvan for next season.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Neven Spahija and Power Electronics Valencia part ways

Neven Spahija won't extend his contract with Power Electronics Valencia. The Croatian coach, who arrived last season to the Spanish team to replace Fotis Katsikaris, hasn't reached to an agreement with the club. In a year and a half in Valencia, Spahija has led his team to win the second EuroCup in its history.

SOURCE: Superdeporte

ASVEL Villeurbanne, to sign Kim Tillie

ASVEL Villeurbanne is close to bring back to France Kim Tillie. The 21-year-old forward has played during the last four seasons in the University of Utah, arriving from Paris Racing Club. The French player averaged 7.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game during his senior year in Utah.

Caciques de Humacao sign James Life and Corsley Edwards

The Caciques de Humacao have signed two new players. As expected, James Life has joined the Puerto Rican team after finishing the season in Macedonia with Feni Indistrija Kavadarci. The other player will be Corsley Edwards, who started this season in Shaanxi to land after his stint in China in the D-League, with the Dakota Wizards.

SOURCE: El Nuevo Día

Cleveland Cavaliers could have fired Mike Brown

The Cleveland Cavaliers, finally, have fired Mike Brown according to ESPN. The decision was almost taken after the early defeat of the Cavs in the NBA playoff, but the official announcement is still to come. Brown, name Coach of the Year last season, would remain as the Cavaliers head coach with a better winning percentage.


Paco Vázquez expects to stay in Bilbao Basket

Bizkaia Bilbao Basket is consiering to keep Paco Vázquez for next season, despite the earlier reports. The veteran 36-year-old guard is waiting for the club decision, but it's optimistic about his chances to stay in Bizkaia Bilbao Basket for another year. Vázquez, who arrived in 2008 from DKV Joventut, has averaged this season 2.0 points and 0.7 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: El Correo

Lenny Wilkens, considering to coach again, could be interested in take over Cleveland Cavaliers or Chicago Bulls

Hall of Famer coach enny Wilkens, appointed a month ago as an assistant for the South Korean team, is considering to be back to the NBA. Wilkens, who hasn't been in charge of a NBA team since 2005, mentioned the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls as good teams that could need a coach. The 72-year-old former player is the second coach with more career wins behind Don Nelson.

SOURCE: Sports Ilustrated

Capitanes de Arecibo sign Darius Rice

The Capitanes de Arecibo have acquired Darius Rice, who will replace Tim Pickett, signed last month. The 27-year-old forward has played this season in Hungary for Szolnoki Olajbanyasz, averaging 17.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. This will be the second stint for Rice in Puerto Rico, after playing in 2008 for the Gigantes de Carolina.

SOURCE: Capitanes de Arecibo