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Monday, May 31, 2010

Oded Katash, Sharon Drucker and Arik Shivek, candidates to be the next Hapoel Jerusalem coach

Hapoel Jerusalem is already finding a replacement for Guy Goodes, who left the team after the end of the Israeli Super League. The three main candidates are Oded Katash (winner of the league with Galil Gilboa), Sharon Drucker (assistant of Pini Gershon in Maccabi Tel Aviv) and Arik Shivek (head coach of the Israeli NT and Dexia Mons).

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Partizan and Virtus Bologna, interested in Igor Hadziomerovic

Partizan is targeting the young prospect Igor Hadziomerovic. The 18-year-old Australian-Bosnian guard is currently playing for the Melbourne Tigers reserve team, but will likely land in Europe next season. Another team interested in the young prospect is Virtus Bologna.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Drazen Anzulovic, new head coach of Lietuvos Rytas

It's official. As expected, Drazen Anzulovic, former coach of Cibona Zagreb, Ural Great, Spirou Charleroi and BC Donetsk, is the new head coach of Lietuvos Rytas ro replace Rimas Kurtinaitis. The Lithuanian team signed the Croatian coach to a one-year contract to lead the team in the next Euroleague.

SOURCE: Lietuvos Rytas

Manolo Hussein, new head coach of Power Electronics Valencia

Manolo Hussein will be finally the new head coach of Power Electronics Valencia for the next two seasons. The former coach of Gran Canaria, Cáceres and CB Murcia (until last summer) will be announced officially tomorrow by the ACB club. Hussein will replace Neven Spahija, who left the team weeks ago.


Sergio Scariolo denies rumors about his leaving from Khimki

Sergio Scariolo has slammed the reports about a possible departure from Khimki in his personal website. The Italian coach denied any contact with other teams, and told he's willing to stay in the Russian team next season, when his contract expires. The original rumor said Scariolo could accept an offer from Armani Jeans Milano to take over the Italian team.

SOURCE: SergioScariolo.com

Trabzonspor signs Michael Wright

Trabzonspor will have next season in the roster the top scorers of the French league, Derrick Obasohan, and the Polish league. The Turkish team has signed Michael Wright, who averaged 19.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in the PLK with Turow Zgorzelec. The 30-year-old forward also played in the TBL for Turk Telekom between 2007 and 2009.

SOURCE: Salsabasket

Neven Spahija could be in talks with Efes Pilsen

Neven Spahija has another team interested in Turkey, besides Fenerbahce. The Croatian coach, who left recently Power Electronics Valencia, is reported to be in talks to take over Efes Pilsen and replace Engin Ataman, who is closer to leave the team this summer. Efes Pilsen could finish the season without any title if Fenerbahce wins the TBL Finals.

SOURCE: Superbasket

Lietuvos Rytas and Rimas Kurtinaitis part ways

It's official. Rimas Kurtinaitis is no longer the head coach of Lietuvos Rytas, after agreeing both parts to terminate the contract of the Lithuanian coach. The replacement for Kurtinaitis could be Drazen Anzulovic, as reported, but also Jure Zdovc, from Union Olimpija, and a not-divulgated yet foreign coach.

SOURCE: Lietuvos Rytas

Rimas Kurtinaitis could have offers from two Spanish teams

Rimas Kurtinaitis is reported to have been replaced by Drazen Anzulovic as the Lietuvos Rytas head coach. The Lithuanian coach still hasn't heard anything officially, though two Spanish teams could have already showed interest in hiring him for the next season. In the ACB league, the only vacancy confirmed is in Power Electronics Valencia after the departure of Neven Spahija.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Sergio Scariolo could leave Khimki next season to take over Armani Jeans Milano

Despite having another year of contract, the recent scandal involving referees in the Russian Super League could make Sergio Scariolo to leave his job in Khimki. The 49-year-old Italian coach, also in charge of the Spanish national team, could agree to take over Armani Jeans Milano next season, according to the Italian media.

SOURCE: Sportevai

Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca, interested in Alejandro Montecchia, Cedric Moddie and Jamaal Levy, among others

The new Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca, with Pepe Sánchez as the new owner (and player) is planning the next season. Players like the veteran Alejandro Montecchia (last year in Regatas Corrientes), Cedric Moddie (Boca Juniors), Jamaal Levy (Lanús) and Tyler Field (Libertad de Sunchales) are also in the short list of Sánchez. The coach could be Néstor Rafael García, now in the Halcones de Xalapa, in Mexico.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Renaldas Seibutis could land in Lagun Aro GBC next season

Renaldas Seibutis could not go too far next season. The 24-year-old Lithuanian guard was released a couple of weeks ago by Bizkaia Bilbao Basket. Lagun Aro GBC is reported to be interested in signing Seibutis, and the player doesn't rule out to play in San Sebastian, a city only an hour away from Bilbao.

SOURCE: El Correo

Libertad de Sunchales signs Juan Pablo Cantero

Despite the interest of Regatas Corrientes to sign Juan Pablo Cantero, the 22-year-old forward will play next season for Libertad de Sunchales. The Argentinian team will probably release the American center Tyler Field, and is interested in James Williams, from Union de Sunchales, to replace him.

SOURCE: Basquetplus