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Friday, June 4, 2010

Lietuvos Rytas signs Jerry Johnson and Cemal Nalga

Lietuvos Rytas could have closed the roster with two new signings: the American guard Jerry Johnson and the Turkish center Cemal Nalga. Johnson arrives from Spirou Charleroi, averaging 13.2 points and 3.7 assists in the Belgian league, while Nalga ended the season in Alba Berlin, posting 3.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Basketnews.lt

Air21 Express sign Leroy Hickerson and release Reggie Larry

After being close to sign Leroy Hickerson on March, the Air21 Express have finally landed the American forward, who was without a team since being released by the Puerto Rican team Atléticos de San Germán a couple of weeks ago. Hickerson will replace Reggie Larry, signed on last April.

SOURCE: Gmanews.tv

Leuven Bears sign Benson Egemonye

Benson Egemonye will play next season for the Leuven Bears. The Belgian team have agreed to terms with the Nigerian 27-year-old center, who played last season in the Turkish TB2L team Optimum TED Kolejliler Ankara, averaging 14.7 points and 11.1 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Sport.be

Townsville Crocodriles sign Nathan Crosswell

Nathan Crosswell is the new signing of the Townsville Crocodriles for the next season. The 30-year-old guard arrives from the Melbourne Tigers, where Crosswell has played during the last three seasons. In the last one, Crosswell averaged 8.3 points and 3.4 assists per game.


Poitiers, in talks to sign Garry Chathuant and Evan Fournier

Poitiers is in talks with Garry Chathuant for the next season. The 27-year-old forward is at the end of his contract with Bourg after three seasons in the LNB ProB team. Poitiers is also close to sign the 17-year-old guard Evan Fournier, one of the top French prospects, who was playing also in the ProB league for Nanterre.

SOURCE: Le Nouvelle Republique

Unión Formosa signs Gabriel Mikulas

Gabriel Mikulas is the new player of Unión Formosa. The 29-year-old forward, who played last season for Boca Juniors, was signed to a two-year contract by his new club. Mikulas averaged 13.1 points and 6.7 rebounds last season in the LNB. The next target of Unión could be Juan Figueroa, recently in Atenas de Córdoba.

SOURCE: Basquetplus

Orleans signs Zach Moss

Zack Moss will play next season in Orleans. The French team has announced the arrival of the 29-year-old forward, who has played during the last four seasons in Vichy. Moss, who will replace Ryvon Covile in the rotation of Orleans, averaged 13.2 points and 5.5 rebounds last season in the LNB ProA.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Martynas Andriuskevicius, with offers to leave Meridiano Alicante

Martynas Andriuskevicius is still undecided about his future. The 24-year-old Lithuanian center, who has played during the last three seasons in Meridiano Alicante after an unsucessful NBA career, has offers from several teams, according to the player's agent. Staying in the Spanish team, though, is also a possibility for Andriuskevicius, who has averaged 8.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in the ACB league.

SOURCE; Krepsinis

Golden State Warriors, in talks with Minnesota Timberwolves to trade Anthony Randolph

The Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves are in talks to trade Anthony Randolph to the Wolves. The 20-year-old forward, who played just 33 games this season due to several injuries, averaged 11.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. The Timberwolves are very interested in landing Randolph.


Zoran Kalpich, new head coach of Khimik

As expected, Zoran Kalpich is the new head coach of Khimik. The Ukrainian team has announced the signing of the Croatian coach for the next season, who will replace Valentin Voronin. This won't be the first experience of Kalpich in Ukraine, after working as an assistant for BC Donetsk last season.


Cibona Zagreb, interested in Alan Anderson

Cibona Zagreb wants to bring back to Croatian Alan Anderson, a former player of the team. The 27-year-old forward, with Croatian passport, could leave Maccabi this summer after a disappointing first year, and could agree to join Cibona again, where he played at the end of the 2008-09 season. Andarson is reported to be also on the radar of Real Madrid.


Cajasol releases Xavi Rey and Michel Diouf

Xavi Rey won't continue in Cajasol next season. The 22-year-old center has played during the last two seasons in the Spanish team on loan from Regal Barcelona, averaging 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. Rey will be back to Barcelona. Cajasol has also announced the departure of the Senegalese center Michel Diouf, who has played this season on loan for Servindustria Tarragona 2017, in the LEB Oro.

SOURCE: Baloncesto Sevilla

Frank Vitucci will be the coach of Air Avellino, instead of Stefano Pillastrini

Finally, Stefano Pillastrini won't take over Air Avellino. The Italian coach, who has been in charge of Cimberio Varese this season, could finally be the new head coach of Sutor Montenagraro. Avellino, on the other hand, will appoint Frank Vitucci as the replacement for the released coach, Attilio Caja. Vitucci was without a team since being fired by Benetton last January and replaced by Jasmin Repesa.

SOURCE: La Gazzetta dello Sport

Cocodrilos de Caracas sign Danilo Pinnock

The Cocodrilos de Caracas have signed a new player for the Venezuelan league finals against the Marinos de Aznoátegui. The new player of the Cocodrilos is Danilo Pinnock, one of the best players in the last Israeli leagues. The 26-year-old American-Panamanian guard averaged 19.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for Maccabi Netanya, attracting the interest of other teams like Hapoel Jerusalem or Maccabi Haifa.


Virtus Bologna, considering to hire Fabrizio Frates as the new head coach

Lino Lardo, head coach of Canadian Solar Bologna, was confirmed by the president of the club, Claudio Sabatini, in his job. But at the same time, the Italian team could be considering the name of Fabrizio Frates, coach of Sutor Montenagraro as his possible replacement. Stefano Pillastrini is close to become the new head coach of Montenagraro, so Frates would be free to be hired by any other team.

SOURCE: La Reppublica

Efes Pilsen and Ergin Ataman part ways

Ergin Ataman is no longer the head coach of Efes Pilsen. Ataman, in charge of the Turkish team since 2008, was unable to win a major title this season, and the club has decided not to extend his contract. Neven Spahija, former coach of Power Electronics Valencia, was reported to be already in talks with Efes Pilsen to replace Ataman

SOURCE: Efes Pilsen

Peñarol signs Selem Safar and Nicolás Lauría

Peñarol de Mar de Plata has close the signings of Selem Safar and Nicolás Lauría. Both players were signed to a two-year contract by the Argentinian team. Safar arrives from Argentino de Junín, averaging 14.1 points and 2.1 assists in the NBA, while Lauría posted 18.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game for Estudiantes Concordía in the Liga B.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Gant signs Daniel Emerson

The Belgian team BBC Optima Gant has signed Daniel Emerson for the next season. The 23-year-old forward arrives from the Mercer University, when he averaged 15.4 points and 12.0 rebounds in his senior year. Emerson landed in Mercer in 2008 after two seasons in Western Kentucky.

SOURCE: Sport.be

Obras Sanitarias signs Leonel Schattmann

As expected, Leonel Schattman is the new signing of Obras Sanitarias for the next season. The 23-year-old forward arrives from a great season in Unión de Sunchales, being named as the Most Improved Player of the Argentinian LNB. Schattmann averaged 14.8 points and 2.4 rebounds per game for Unión.

SOURCE: Infoliga

TBB Trier signs Dragan Dojcin

TBB Trier has announced the signing of Dragan Dojcin. The 34-year-old forward arrives from Alba Berlin, when he was playing since 2007. Dojcin, who has been signed to a two-year contract by TBB Trier averaged 5.9 points and 2.5 rebounds in 23.8 minuts per game in the last BBL.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

Bogdan Tanjevic leaves Fenerbahce and retires from the club coaching

Bogdan Tanjevic won't be back to the bench of Fenerbahce. The Montenegrin coach, who left temporarily the Turkish team months ago due to health problems, has decided not to coach another club. Tanjevic, in active as a coach since 1971, will be in charge of the Turkish national team in the next World Championship.

SOURCE: Dvevni Avaz

Montepaschi Siena, Benetton Treviso and Lottomatica Roma, interested in Pietro Aradori

One of the best Italian players in the Lega A, Pietro Aradori, is attracting the interest of the top clubs of his league. Montepaschi Siena is the favorite to land next season the 21-year-old guard, who is playing for Angelico Biella since 2008. Other candidates to sign him are Benetton Treviso and Lottomatica Roma. This season, Aradori has averaged 17.0 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Il Biellese

Donatas Motiejunas, to withdraw his name from the Draft and stay in Europe one more year

The Lithuanian prospect Donatas Motiejunas could decide to pull his name out of the next NBA Draft pool. The 19-year-old forward hasn't impressed to the NBA personnel people due to some concerns about his weight and his defense abilities, and the chances of becoming a lottery pick are decreasing. Motiejunas, who is playing for Benetton Treviso, could decide to play one more year in Europe.