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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Maccabi Netanya, interested in Ido Kozikaro and Justin Dentmon

Maccabi Netanya is interested in two players for the next season, after finish fourth in the last Israeli Super League: the 32-year-old Israeli forward Ido Kozikaro, from Maccabi Haifa since 2008, and the 25-year-old American guard Justin Dentmon, who has played last season for Hapoel Alufa.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Vichy signs Jonathan Aka

Vichy has signed Jonathan Aka for the next season. The 24-year-old center arrives from Bouzalac, from the Frenche LEB ProB. Aka, who has played for several ProA teams like ASVEL Villeurbanne, Pau-Orthez and Dijon during his career, averaged 10.7 points and 6.1 rebounds in 23.5 minutes per game last season.

SOURCE: La Montagne

BBC Bayreuth signs Steve Wachalski

BBC Bayreuth has announced the first signing for the next season. The German team, which has promoted this season to the BBL, has landed Steve Wachalski. The 27-year-old forward arrives from Osnabrueck, where he averaged 17.2 points and 5.7 rebounds, being one of the best players of the ProA.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

Regatas Corrientes signs Eduardo Villares

Regatas Corrientes has announced the signing of Eduardo Villares. The Argentinian 31-year-old guard arrives from Olímpico de La Banda, where he averaged 14.6 points and 2.0 rebounds last season. Regatas is now tracking a point guard (Raymundo Legaría is the top choice) and a foreign center (Djibril Kante and Derrick Alston are the main candidates)

SOURCE: Infoliga

Panathinaikos could be close to sign a NBA player

Panathinaikos could be close to land an important NBA star, still not revealed, for the next season. The Greek powerhouse, according to the Greek media, wants to repeat the experience of signing former NBA players like Dominique Wilkins or Byron Scott. One of the candidates could be Peja Stojakovic. The 32-year-old Serbian guard, now in the the New Orleans Hornets, played in Greece for PAOK Thessaloniki between 1994 and 1998, and could decide to terminate his contract with the Hornets to finish his career in Europe.

SOURCES: The Player, Basketnet

Galatasary hires Oktay Mahmuti

Galatasary has hired Oktay Mahmuti as the new head coach of the Turkish team. The 42-year-old Macedonian-Turkish coach was without a team since leaving at the end of the 2008-09 season Benetton Treviso. The former coach of Efes Pilsen will replace Cem Akdag in Galatasaray.

SOURCE: Basketbol Haber

Cairns Trapans sign Ayinde Ubaka

The Cairns Trapans have announced the signong of Ayinde Ubaka. The 25-year-old guard played last season in the Australian NBL with the Gold Coast Blaze, averaging 16.3 points and 4.2 assists per game. Ubaka played in Belgium and in Germany before moving to the Australian league.


Meridiano Alicante, interested in Cehver Ozer

According to the Turkish media, Meridiano Alicante could be interested in signing Cehver Ozer for the next season. The 27-year-old forward, playing for Besiktas since 2006, would love to play in Spain. Ozer averaged 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in 28.7 minutes per game in the last TBL.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Beijing Ducks, interested in Hamed Haddadi

The Beijing Ducks are interested in landing Hamed Haddadi. The 25-year-old Iranian center, currently playing in the NBA for the Memphis Grizzlies, is the main target of the Chinese team for the next season. The contract of Haddadi, who averaged 1.7 points and 2.1 rebounds this season, doesn't expire until the end of the next one.


Aron Baynes, Stepas Babrauskas, Donatas Zavackas, Vidas Ginevicius and Justas Sinica, to leave Lietuvos Rytas

Lietuvos Rytas has started to planning the next season with a new head coach, Drazen Anzulovic. The Lithuanian team are expected to sign a power guard and a center, both foreigner, while Aron Baynes, Stepas Babrauskas, Donatas Zavackas, Vidas Ginevicius and Justas Sinica, will probably leave the team this summer.

SOURCE: Lithuania Basket

Power Electronics Valencia, CB Granada and Lagun Aro, also interested in Txemi Urtasun

Txemi Urtasun could be one of the names of the post-season market in the ACB league. The 26-year-old guard is in talks with his current team, Meridiano Alicante, to extend his expiring contract, but has also attracted the interest of other teams. Besides Cajasol and Estudiantes, Power Electronics Valencia, CB Granada and Lagun Aro could also make an offer for Urtasun.

SOURCE: Información

Mindaugas Lukauskis and Rawle Marshall will leave ASVEL Villeurbanne

More changes for ASVEL Villeurbanne after a disappointing season. Mindaugas Lukauskis won't finally stay in the French team, after not reaching to an agreement for an extension. Rawle Marshall, who arrved last November, will also leave the team, besides the confirmated departures of Curtis Borchardt, Eric Campbell, Ben Dewar and Aymeric Jeanneau.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Juan Pedro Gutiérrez, undecided between CB Granada and Obras Sanitarias

Juan Pedro "Juampi" Gutiérrez confirmed the interest of Obras Sanitarias to land him next season. The 26-year-old Argentinian center played there between 2001 and 2004, before being signed by his current team, CB Granada. Gutiérrez will decide this summer to accept an extension offer from Granada or to go back to Argentina.


The agent of Sergio Rodríguez slams rumors about an agreement with Real Madrid

The rumor about an agreement between Sergio Rodríguez and Real Madrid is false, according to the player's agent, José Ortiz, who considered the reports "an invention". The 23-year-old Spanish guard is still undecided about where to play next season, and is still unknown if he will play another year in the NBA or will be back to Europe.

SOURCE: La Opinión de Tenerife

David Logan doesn't rule out to stay in Asseco Prokom

David Logan has finished the season and his contract with Asseco Prokom. But despite some informations about a contract signed with Caja Laboral, Logan is also waiting for an extension offer from the Polish team. The 27-year-old American-Polish guard, MVP of the last PLK, would ask a €1 million per year contract to stay in Asseco Prokom.

SOURCE: Sports.pl

Bogdan Tanjevic will be back to the Turkish national team in August

After leaving temporary the duties as the Turkish national team, Bogdan Tanjevic could be back to work in August 1st. The veteran Montenegrin coach, former European champion with Bosna Sarajevo in 1979, will take over again the national team and will be in charge in the next World Championship, to be celebrated in Turkey.

SOURCE: Basketbol Haber

Shanxi hires Jason Rebedeaux as the new head coach

Jason Rabedeaux is the new head coach of Shanxi. The American coach, who was in charge of Jiangsu Dragons before being sacked in round 32, will replace Bob Weiss. Rabedaux is a former college coach, having being in charge of the UTEP between 1999 and 2002.

SOURCE: Asia-Basket