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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Barangay Ginebra Kings sign Denham Brown

Denham Brown is the new import for the Barangay Ginebra Kings. The Canadian 27-year-old guard played recently in Venezuela for the Marinos de Anzoátegui, after starting the season with the Iowa Energy of the D-League. Brown was drafted in 2006 by the Seattle SuperSonics, but has never played in the NBA.

SOURCE: Gmanews.tv

Polpharma Starogard sign Marcin Dutkiewicz

After the most succesful season of the history of the team (3rd in the PLK), Polpharma Starogard is already working in the next season, and has made the first signing. Marcin Dutkiewicz, who played for Polonia Warszawa last season, is the new player of Polpharma. The 24-year-old forward averaged 8.2 points and 3.7 rebounds in the last PLK.

SOURCE: Sport1

Giessen 46ers sign Tim Schwarz

The Giessen 46ers have announced the first addition for the next season. Tim Schwarz, who played last season in the ProA for the Saar-Pfalz Braves, was signed to a one-year contract for the BBL team. The 22-year-old forward averaged 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Braves.

SOURCE: Giessen 46ers

Zoran Kalpich, close to be the new head coach of Khimik

Zoran Kalphich could be hired soon as the new coach of Khimik. The Croatian coach worked last season in Ukraine as an assistant of Ramunas Butautas and Drazen Anzulovich for folded team BC Donetsk, and is set to replace Valentin Voronin in the Ukrainian team bench next season.

SOURCE: iSport

Atenas de Córdoba signs Mariano García

The runner-up of the last Argentinian LNB has signed another player for the next season. Atenas de Córdoba has landed Mariano García, a 23-year-old forward who played last season in the TNA for San Martín de Marcos Juárez and for Argentino de Junín, averaging 12.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 38 games.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Ferro-ZNTU releases Vincent Hunter, Steve Burtt and Siarhei Charykau

Ferro-ZNTU has announced the first players who won't continue in the team next year. The American players Vincent Hunter (who arrived last October) and Steve Burtt (signed in January) won't be extended by the Ukrainian club. The guard Siarhei Charykau will also leave the team. Ferro-ZNTU reached the semifinals in the last Ukrainian Super League.

SOURCE: Basket.com.ua

Syndey Kings sign Damien Ryan

The Sydney Kings, who are back to the Australian NBL, are filling their roster for the next season. The new signing is a member of the Australian national team, Damien Ryan, who will be back to the NBL after six years in Europe, playing for the last time during the 2008-09 season in the LegaDue team Aurora Jesi.


Alessandro Ramagli could be the next coach of Vanoli Cremona

Alessandro Rimagli is another candidate to take over Vanoli Cremona next season. Rimagli, in charge of Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia since a year and a half ago, has just finished the season in the LegaDue, and could be an easier option than the other two candidates (Fabrizio Frates and Luca Bechi) to replace Attilio Caja, released days ago.

SOURCE: La Provincia

Maccabi Haifa, in talks with Danilo Pinnock

Danilo Pinnoch has become one of the most demanded players in the Israeli league. The 26-year-old American-Panamanian forward, who averaged 19.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in Maccabi Netanya last season, was on the radar of Hapoel Jerusalem, but Maccabi Haifa could be already in talks with the player to sign him for the next sason.


Alba Berlín signs Sven Schultze

Alba Berlin have signed Sven Schultze to a two-year cotract. The 31-year-old forward, captain of the German national team, arrives from Carife Ferrara after starting the season also in Italy with Angelico Biella. Schulze, who played for Alba Berlin between 1998 and 2002, averaged 8.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

Kurt Rambis wants a tandem Milicic-Pekovic

Kurt Rambis, head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, wants to keep Darko Milicic, who arrived to the Wolves last February, for the next season. The Serbian center, which contract expires this summer, would make a good frontcourt tandem with Nikola Pekovic, according to the coach. The Montenegrin player, now in Panathinaikos, was drafted in 2007 by the Timberwolves, and Rambis wants to bring him to the NBA as soon as possible

SOURCE: Sportske

David Blatt, Guy Goodes and Oded Katash, candidates to replace Pini Gershon, possible new GM of Maccabi Tel Aviv

Pini Gershon could be appointed as the new manager of Maccabi Tel Aviv, and leave his duties as the head coach of the Israeli team. In that case, Maccabi is considering several options to replace him. The main candidates would be David Blatt (still not re-signed by Aris Thessaloniki), Guy Goodes (who won't continue in Hapoel Jerusalem) and Oded Katash (former coach of Maccabi, now in Galil Gilboa).


Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca signs Lucas Faggiano, Pablo Gil, Facundo Giorgi and Juan Alberto Espil.

The new proyect of Pepe Sánchez in Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca has the first players. Besides Sánchez himself, who will be owner and player at the same time, the Argentinian team has signed Lucas Faggiano (re-signed by Estudiantes), Pablo Gil (from Quimsa), Facundo Giorgi (from Obera) and the veteran 42-year-old guard Juan Alberto Espil (from Obras Sanitarias). The team has also made an offer for Tyler Field, from Libertad de Sunchales, and it's waiting for his answer.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, interested in Dimitris Mavroeidis

Bizkaia Bilbao Basket could be interested in Dimitris Mavroeidis. The 24-year-old center is currently playing for Maroussi, averaging 9.1 points and 4.6 rebounds in 16 games during the last Euroleague. Mavroeidis could be a replacement for Jerome Moiso, in case the French center finally leaves the team.

SOURCE: El Correo

Peja Stojakovic won't leave New Orleans to play in Greece

Despite the rumors coming from Greece about a possible departure of Peja Stojakovic from the New Orleans Hornets to play for Panathinaikos, the Serbian forward doesn't have any intention of leaving the NBA. Stojakovic, who is set to earn $14.3 million in his final year in the Hornets, would need a large buy-out to consider play in Europe.


Axel Hervelle will continue in Bilbao Basket, while Javi Salgado could leave the team

Axel Hervelle is closer to stay in Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, where he played during the second half of the season on loan from Real Madrid. The Belgian forward would sign a three-year contract with the Spanish team. On the other hand, Javi Salgado, the captain of Bilbao Basket, could leave the team. Fotis Katsikaris, his coach, doesn't expect him to have a major role next season, so Salgado could decide to sign for another team.

SOURCES: El Correo, El Correo

Cedrick Banks, Ryvon Covile and Tony Dobbins leave Orleans

More departures from Orleans. Besides Laurent Sciarra, who could land in Pau-Orthez, other three players won't continue in the French team. The American players Cedric Banks, Ryvon Covile and Tony Dobbins, all of them in Orleans since 2008, are set to leave. Dobbins wasn't offered to extend his contract, while Banks and Covile have decided not to continue in Orleans.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Estudiantes and CAI Zaragoza, interested in Andrés Miso

Andrés Miso doesn't rule out to extend his contract with Cajasol, but it will be difficult if the Spanish club makes an low offer. CAI Zaragoza and Estudiantes, the club when the guard started to play as a professional, are interested in signing Miso for the next season. Both teams have started contacts with the player's agent.

SOURCE: Diario de Sevilla

Bosna Sarajevo, interested in Marko Radic, Nemanja Vranes and Filip Kruslin

Bosna Sarajevo is targeting several players for the next season. From KK Dubrovnik, the Bosnain team wants to land guard Marko Radic and forward Filip Kruslin. Another option is the Montenegrin forward Nemanja Vranjes, who was playing for Danilovgrad in his country.

SOURCE: Dvevni Avaz

Chorale Roanne signs Philippe Braud, Alexis Tanghe and Jean-Michel Mipoka

Chorale Roanne, now playing the semifinals in the LNB, has inked three players for the next season: as expected, Philippe Braud, from Chalon, was signed to a two-year contract, the same as Jean-Michel Mipoka, who arrives from Saint-Vallier, in the LNB ProB. The third player is Alexis Tanghe, from Dijon, signed to a three-year contract by Roanne.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Kevin Ollie could retire to become a coach

The veteran 37-year-old guard Kevin Ollie is close to retirement. The player of the Oklahoma City Thunder, a professional since 1995, has averaged 1.8 points and 1.0 rebounds in 10.5 minutes per game this season. Ollie wants to become a coach, and could accept to be an assistant for Jim Calhourn in the University of Connecticut.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant

Atenas de Córdoba signs Juan Manuel Rivero

Juan Manuel Rivero is the new signing for Atenas de Córdoba. The 25-year-old guard arrives from Regatas Corrientes, where he averaged 9.9 points and 1.3 rebounds in 25 minutes per game. The next target of Atenas is to re-sign Diego Lo Grippo, who is on the radar of Quimsa for the next season.

SOURCES: Basquetplus, Infoliga