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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pinar Karsiyaka signs Jovo Stanojevic

Jovo Stanojevic is back to Turkey. After his brief stint in Kuwait, the 32-year-old Serbian guard will play next season for Pinar Karsiyaka. The former player of Alba Berlin, among other teams, averaged 17.2 points and 6.6 rebounds last season in the TBL for Kepez.

Banvit signs Bora Pacun

Banvit has landed a new player for the next season. Bora Pacun, who played last season for Darufassaka, was signed for a one-year contract with his new team. The Turkish 22-year-old center averaged last season 2.9 points and 2.8 rebounds. Pacun also played during three seasons for Efes Pilsen.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Pinar Karsiyaka signs Ahmet Ali Erdogan

Pinar Karsiyaka has landed Ahmet Ali Erdogan. The 23-year-old Turkish guard averaged 9.1 points and 4.2 assists per game in the last season. This will be the second team in the career of Erdogan, who has played during his four seasons in the TBL for Oyak Renault.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Andrius Slezas, considering retirement

BK Prostejov has made an extension offer to Andrius Slezas. But the veteran 35-year-old forward hasn't accepted due to a thumb injury. Slezas, who arrived last season from Siauliai, is considering to retire depending of the evolution of his injury, though he still wants to play. Last season, Slezas averaged 12.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Krepsinis

Stefano Rusconi could play in Red Basket Ovada next season

Stefano Rusconi is close to reach to a deal with Red Basket Ovada, a team which is trying to play next season in the C Nazionale league. The veteran 41-year-old Italian center is still playing, ending last season in CUS Bari. Rusconi is known for playing in the NBA in the 1995-96 season for the Phoenix Suns, and for his succesful career in several Italian teams, especially Benetton Treviso.

SOURCE: Red Basket

Tofas Bursa signs Inanc Koc and Onur Aydin

Inanc Koc and Onur Aydin are the new two signings for Tofas Bursa. Both players arrive from Mersin Buyuksehir. Koc averaged 9.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per games in the last TBL, while Aydin posted 2.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. The new target for Tofas is to sign a foreign player.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Efes Pilsen releases Can Ozcan and Melih Mahmutoglu

Efes Pilsen has decided to release Can Ozcan and Melih Mahmutoglu. Both players were sent on loan last season to Darufassaka, the worst team of the last TBL. Ozcan averaged 2.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game, while Mahmutoglu posted 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Aris Thessaloniki, also interested in Guy Goodes as head coach

Aris Thessaloniki could be interested in Guy Goodes to be the next coach of the team, if David Blatt finally takes over Maccabi Tel Aviv. Goodes is without a team since leaving Hapoel Jerusalem days ago. The short list of candidates for Aris Thessaloniki coaching job also includes Jure Zdovc, Velimir Perasovic and Vlada Vukoicic.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Tom Izzo, close to become the new coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers

Tom Izzo could become soon the new head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to ESPN. The NBA franchise made an important offer to land Izzo, in charge of Michigan State since 1995, and the 55-year-old coach seems to be close to accept it. Izzo would replace Mike Brown, fired weeks ago.


Oldenburg signs Louis Campbell and releases Je'Kel Foster

More movements for EWE Baskets Oldenburg. The German club has decided not to extend the contract of Je'Kel Foster, who will leave the team after two years. The replacement of the American guard will be Louis Campbell, who has played last season for Eisbaeren Bremerhaven, averaging 13.0 points and 5.7 assists per game.


Olympiakos, also interested in Rudy Fernández

Gerard Darnés, agent of Rudy Fernández, admitted the interest of the three Spanish top teams (Real Madrid, Regal Barcelona and Caja Laboral) and Olympiakos to sign the 25-year-old guard, who could leave the Portland Trail Blazers. The future of Fernández, though, depends on the possible departure of the Blazers General Manager, Kevin Pritchard.

SOURCE: Diario de Mallorca

Khimki, Dynamo Moscow, Lokomotiv Kuban and Spartak St. Petersburg, interested in Alexey Shved and Alexey Zhukanenko

Four teams (Khimki, Dynamo Moscow, Lokomotiv Kuban and Spartak St. Petersburg) are reported to be interested in Alexey Shved and Alexey Zhukanenko. Both players were sent on loan last season from CSKA Moscow to Dynamo Moscow. Shved is still under contract by CSKA Moscow, and could be loaned again, while Zhukanenko has become a free agent.

SOURCE: Championat

Oyak Renault signs Umut Yenice

Oyak Renault has signed Umut Yenice to a three-year contract. The 30-year-old center, who averaged 11.1 points and 3.0 rebounds last season, arrives from Antalya, and will be back to his new team after playing there between 1998 and 2000. Yenice has also played for Fenerbahce and Galatasaray, among other Turkish teams.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

Meridiano Alicante, interested in Maxi Stanic to replace Vule Avdalovic

The stint of Vule Avdalovic in Meridiano Alicante is close to an end. The 28-year-old Serbian guard, who arrived last season from Valencia, will leave the team despite the will of Avdalovic to extend his contract. The Spanish club is already looking for another point guard, and a candidate could be Maxi Stanic. The 31-year-old Argentinian guard played last season for Xacobeo Blu:Sens

SOURCE: Diario Información

Anwil Wloclawek signs Dardan Berisha

As expected, Dardan Berisha is the new player of Anwil Wloclawek. The 22-year-old Kosovan-Polish guard was signed to a 3-year contract. Berisha, who played for Cibona Zagreb as a junior, was one of the best scorers in the PLK playing for Polonia Warszawa, averaging 16.0 points and 3.3 assists per game.

SOURCE: Pomorska

Unicaja and Joseph Gomis part ways

Joseph Gomis is no longer player of Unicaja after the Spanish team has decided not to extend his contract for the next season. The French guard arrived in the 2008-2009 season after three seasons in Valladolid. This one, Gomis couldn't see much game action due to a Achilles tendon injury, and only played 8 games, averaging 1.8 points and 1.0 assists.


BK Decin signs Levell Sanders

Levell Sanders is back to BK Decin after three seasons out. The 34-year-old guard left the Czech team in 2007 after four seasons, and played since then for BK Pardubice and for Novi Jicin, averaging 10.6 points and 4.3 assists last season. Sanders is playing in the Czech Republic since 1998.

SOURCE: Probasket

Gimnasia y Esgrima signs Agustín Carabajal

Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia has signed Agustin Carabajal for the next season. The Argentinian 32-year-old player will be the back-up point guard for Gerald Brown in his new team. Carabajal arrives from Regatas Corrientes, where he averaged 5.8 points and 1.7 rebounds last season in the LNB.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Markus Jochum, new head coach of Ludwigsburg

EnBW Ludwigsburg has a new head coach, after the German club decided not to extend the contract of Tolga Öngören. The chosen one is the 45-year-old coach Markus Jochum, who will be back to the team after playing there between 1987 and 1996. Jochum arrives from KuSG Leimen.


Yegor Meshcheryakov retires for a year to study in the United States

Yegor Meshcheryakov has decided not to interrupt his career as a basketball player to move to the United States to complete his academic formation. The 33-year-old Belarusian forward was playing for Spartak St. Petersburg, in Russia, averaging 8.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in the Russian Super League

SOURCE: Basket.by

Mersin Buyuksehir signs Valentin Pastal

Mersin Buyuksehir has landed Valentin Pastal for the next season. The 26-year-old forward, a former player of Efes Pilsen and Galatasaray, arrives from Pinar Karsiyaka, where ha has played during the last three seasons. In the last one, Pastal averaged 1.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 8.6 minutes per game.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, interested in Ibrahim Jaaber and Bobby Dixon

Bizkaia Bilbao Basket is looking for an American point guard for the next season, and has expressed interest for Ibrahim Jaaber and Bobby Dixon. Jaaber has played since 2008 in the Lottomatica Roma, while Dixon ended the season in Benetton Treviso after being waived by ASVEL Villeurbanne,.

SOURCE: El Correo

Andrés Nocioni doesn't rule out to play in Europe: Caja Laboral and Real Madrid could be his options

Andrés Nocioni doesn't want to play again in the Sacramento Kings next season, and could be traded soon, with the Toronto Raptors as an option in case they agree to swap him in exchange of Hedo Turkoglu. Another option for the 30-year-old Argentinian forward could be to play again in Spain. According to the player, Real Madrid and Caja Laboral are interested in him. Nocioni would prefer to go back to his former team: Caja Laboral.


Velimir Perasovic and Vlada Vukoicic, candidates to coach Aris Thessaloniki

Aris Thessaloniki is still looking for a replacement for David Blatt, close to become the next head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv. Besides Jure Zdovc, two more names could join the short list. The first one is the Croatian coach Velimir Perasovic, currently in charge of Cibona Zagreb, and the other one is the Serbian coach Vlada Vukoicic, without a team since being released by Bosna Sarajevo last December.

SOURCE: Athilitika Nea