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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Vanoli Cremona and Attilio Caja part ways

Vanoli Cremona has announced that Attilio Caja is no longer the coach of the Italian team, after exercicing the early termination clause of his contract. Caja arrived to Cremona last February to replace Stefano Cioppi, and helped the team to avoid relegation. A candidate for the vacancy could be Sharon Drucker, currently assistant coach of Pini Gershon in Maccabi Tel Aviv.

SOURCE: Gruppo Triboldi Basket

Quimsa wants Diego Lo Grippo

Quimsa is interested in landing Diego Lo Grippo for the next season. The 32-year-old forward played last season for Atenas de Córdoba after 6 years in Spain, averaging 18.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, and helping his team to reach the LNB finals. On the other hand, José Muruaga, Bruno Ingratta and Pablo Gil will leave the team.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Tariq Kirksay could leave Cajasol next season

Tariq Kirksay told after the last game of playoff against Real Madrid that there's a chance that was the last game as a player of Cajasol, though there's nothing definitive. The 30-year-old American-French forward, who arrived last summer from Unics Kazan, has averaged 6 points and 5 rebounds in the ACB, being considerated one of the best defensive players of the league.

SOURCE: Piratas del Basket

Nenad Markovic, Luka Pavicevic and Sito Alonso, also candidates to coach Power Electronics Valencia

More names for the short list of Power Electronics Valencia to replace Neven Spahija, besides Velimir Perasovic (still the favorite), Paco Olmos and Sharon Drucker. Other coaches that are being considerated are Nenad Markovic (now in charge of Panionios), Luka Pavicevic (head coach of Alba Berlin) and Sito Alonso (former coach of DKV Joventut)

SOURCE: Superdeporte

Waikato Pistons sign Rashad Tucker to replace Carl Krauser

The Waikato Pistons have decided to release guard Carl Krauser due to an injury, and signed to replace him Rashad Tucker. The 35-year-old American forward arrives to New Zealand from the Sendai 89ers of the Japan, averaging 11.0 points and 7.2 rebounds in 25 games in the JBL with experience in the Australian league, having played for the Perth Wildcats, Cairns Taipans and Melbourne Tigers during his career.

SOURCE: Stuff.co.nz

Power Electronics Valencia and Vanoli Cremona, interested in Sharon Drucker

The assistant coach of Pini Gershon, Sharon Drucker, in Maccabi Tel Aviv could leave next season the Israeli team to take over a team in Europe. Drucker could be on the radar of Power Electronics Valencia, without a coach after the departure of Neven Spahija, and Vanoli Cremona, where he would replace Attilio Caja.


Armani Jeans Milano, front-runner to sign Giuseppe Poeta

Giuseppe Poeta could be player of Armani Jeans Milano next season. The 24-year-old guard, who is playing in Banca Tercas Teramo since 2006 is still under contract, but his current team is considering to transfer him. Other teams that could be interested in Poeta are Benetton Treviso and Lottomatica Roma.

SOURCE: Il Centro

ASVEL Villeurbanne, interested in Hollis Price

Hollis Price could be the new playmaker of ASVEL Villeurbanne for the next season. The 30-year-old American guard is currenly playing in Germany for the Artland Dragons. Price, who played in France for Le Mans between 2003 and 2005, has averaged 7.7 points and 3.4 assists in 10 games in the BBL.

SOURCE: Basketnews

David Blatt slams rumors about moving to Valencia

David Blatt has denied any intention of coaching Power Electronics Valencia to replace Neven Spahija, as the Greek media reported yesterday. Blatt has no intention of leaving the Russian national team, and is still in talks with Aris Thessaloniki to extend his contract with the Greek team.

SOURCE: Championat

Unicaja, interested in Kosta Perovic

Unicaja has asked about the situation of Kosta Perovic in Power Electronics Valencia. The 25-year-old Serbian center has another year of contract of Valencia, but his club could decide to transfer Perovic due to his high salary, despite the departure of the coach, Neven Spahija. Caja Laboral and Maccabi Tel Aviv are also interested in Perovic. Another player of Power Electronics Valencia who is on the radar of Unicaja is Thomas Kelati. The American-Eritrean guard played for Unicaja during the 2008-09 season, and could be a target of the coach Aíto García Reneses.

SOURCE: La Opinión de Málaga

Atenas de Córdoba and Óscar Sánchez part ways

Óscar "Huevo" Sánchez is no longer the head coach of Atenas de Córdoba, after the Argentinian team decided not to extend his contract. Sánchez, who arrived to Atenas last December to replace Ruben Magnano, the current coach of the Brazilian national team, and led his team to the LNB Finals, losing against Peñarol. The replacement for Sánchez could be Sebastián González, now in the TNA team 9 de Julio de Río Tercero. The other candidate is Gustavo Miravet, from San Martín de Marcos Juárez.

SOURCE: El Mundo D

Gallitos de Isabela add Angel Vassallo

The Gallitos de Isabela have signed Angel Vassallo to play the playoff of the Puerto Rican team. The 24-year-old forward arrives from Paris-Levallois, in the French LNB, where he averaged 17.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, being the top scorer of the team. The Gallitos will play in the first round of the playoff against the Vaqueros de Bayamón

SOURCE: Primera Hora