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Friday, June 11, 2010

Real Madrid has made an offer for Nikola Pekovic

Nikola Pekovic has to decide his future this summer. The 24-year-old Montenegrin center, who has played for Panathinaikos during the last two season, could stay on the Greek team or leave to the NBA and play for the Minnesota Timberwolves. But, according to the Serbian media, Real Madrid is also interested in landing the former player of Partizan, and has already make an offer to sign Pekovic for the next season.

SOURCE: Sportske


Cairns Trapans sign Daniel Dillon

The Cairns Trapans have signed another player for the next season. Daniel Dillon will join the Australian team after ending the current SEABL for the Sandringham Sabres. The 24-year-old guard is currently averaging 18.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, leading this team to a 11-3 record.

SOURCE: NBL.co.au


Vichy signs Ettiene Brower

Ettiene Brower won't play next season in Chorale Roanne. After two seasons in the team, the 25-year-old American-French forward was signed to a one-year contract by Vichy. Brower averaged last season 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in the LNB. Brower arrived to the French league in 2008 from the University of Massachussets.

SOURCE: Basketnews


Poznan signs Greg Surmacz

Greg Surmacz is the new player for PBG Basket Poznan. The 24-year-old Canadian-Polish forward was signed to a one-year contract by his new team. Surmacz arrives to Poznan from AZS Koszalin, where he averaged 5.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in the last PLK, in his first year as a professional player.

SOURCE: Sportowe Fakty


Regatas Corrientes signs Raymundo Legaria

Regatas Corrientes has signed a new player. Raymundo Legaria will play for the Argentinian team next season. The 30-year-old guard played last season in Peñarol, averaging 2.9 points and 0.9 assists per game. Regatas is now looking for a foreign center, and the two main candidates could be Djibril Kante, from Atenas de Córdoba, and Eric Coleman, from the Spanish LEB Oro team Leche Río Breogán.

SOURCE: Diario Época


Fenerbahce, interested in Matt Nielsen

The new head coach of Fenerbahce, Neven Spahija, is already planning the next season, and is eyeing a player from his former team, Power Electronics Valencia. The first target of the Croatian coach is Matt Nielsen. The 32-year-old Australian forward, who arrived during the 2008-09 season from Lietuvos Rytas, is out of contract, though Valencia is in talks with the player to extend his contract

SOURCE: Solobasket.com


Boris Diaw, new president of JSA Bordeaux

Boris Diaw will become the new president of JSA Bordeaux in the next weeks. The 28-year-old French forward, currently playing for the Charlotte Bobcats in the NBA, will lead the ambitious project of Bordeaux, currently in the NM1 league (the 3rd French division), to try to promote to the higher leagues.

SOURCE: Basketnews


T.J. Parker leaves ASVEL Villeurbanne to sign for Orchies

T.J. Parker has left ASVEL Villeurbanne to play in the NM1 league (the third French division) for the recently promoted Orchies. The 26-year-old French guard, brother of the NBA player, Tony Parker, averaged 0.7 points and 1.0 assists per game in the LNB in his first season with ASVEL.

SOURCE: Basketnews


Avery Johnson, new head coach of the New Jersey Nets

As expected, Avery Johnson will be the new head coach of the New Jersey Nets. The 45-year-old coach, who was in charge of the Dallas Mavericks between 2005 and 2007, will replace Kiki Vandeweghe, former GM of the team, who was the interim coach of the Nets last season. Johnson holds the highest coaching winning percentage in NBA history (.735).

SOURCE: NBA.com


Neven Spahija, officially new head coach of Fenerbahce

As expected, Neven Spahija was announced today as the new coach of Fenerbahce. The 47-year-old Croatian coach arrives from Power Electronics Valencia, where he won the EuroCup last season, and will replace Bogdan Tanjevic. This will be the first stint in Turkey for Spahija, who has coached in Slovenia, Croatia, Russia, Italy, Lithuania and Israel during his career.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket


Poitiers signs Evan Fournier

As expected, Evan Fournier, one of the finest French prospects, will play next season for Poitiers in the LNB ProA. The 17-year-old guard arrives from Nanterre, in the ProB league, averaging 4.7 points and 1.2 rebounds last season. Fournier declined an offer from Orleans to land in Poitiers.

SOURCE: Le Nouvelle République


Maccabi Tel Aviv, in talks with Drew Nicholas

Drew Nicholas could be one of the first signings of the new Maccabi Tel Aviv of the coach David Blatt. The 29-year-old American guard is at the end of his expiring contract with Panathinaikos, where he arrived in 2008, and could have demanded €1.3 million to join the Israeli team. Nicholas averaged 10.9 points and 2.0 assists per game in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: One


Moussa Badiane will play for Nancy

Moussa Badiane has reached to an agreement with SLUC Nancy for the next season, according to the French media. The 28-year-old center played last saeason in the ProB league for Aix-Maurienne, averaging 13.6 points and 7.3 rebounds. Badiane would be back to the ProA league after leaving Chalon in 2009.

SOURCE: L'Est Républicain


K'Zell Wesson, to leave Pinar Karsiyaka

The arrival of Jovo Stanojevic to Pinar Karsiyaka will imply the departure of K'Zell Wesson. The 32-year-old center averaged 12.5 points and 7.3 rebounds in the last TBL. In his long European career, Wesson has also played in France, Italy, Germany and Greece after leaving the United States in 2000.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket


Orleans signs Sean Marshall

Orleans has signed Sean Marshall to a one-year contract. The 25-year-old American forward arrives from JDA Dijon, where he averaged 14.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game for the French team. Marshall has also played for Pinar Karsiyaka and Aris Thessaloniki during his European career.

SOURCE: Basketnews


Tofas releases Sean Denison, Brandon Bowman, Marko Kolaric and Lamar Butler

Tofas Bursa has decided not to keep any of the foreign players than were in the team last season. Sean Denison, Brandon Bowman, Marko Kolaric and Lamar Butler are the four players that will become a free agents. The Turkish team will sign four other imports for the becoming season.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket


BK Prostejov signs David Marek

After four years in the NCAA, and another season in Spain, David Marek is back to his country, the Czech Republic, to play for BK Prostejov. The 25-year-old guard started last season in the affiliated team of the ACB team Xacobeo Blu:Sens, Marín Peixegalego, moving last January to the LEB Plata team Beirasar Rosalía, averaging 7.1 points and 1.9 assists per game.

SOURCE: BK Prostejov


Umit Turkoglu will play for Turk Telekom

Umit Turkoglu will be the new signing of Turk Telekom for the next season. The 29-year-old center arrives from Erdemirspor, where he averaged 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in the last TBL. Turkoglu has also played during his career for Banvitspor, Mersin Buyuksehir and Antalya.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket


Rotislav Kryvych will play for Azovmash Mariupol next season

Weeks after being released by BC Hoverla, Rotislav Kryvych has found a new team. The 31-year-old guard is close to be signed by Azovmash Mariupol. Kryvych, who started last season in BC Donetsk before the folding of the club, averaged 10.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game for Hoverla in the last Ukrainian Super League.

SOURCE: iSport


Chalon signs Jean-Baptiste Adolphe

Chalon has signed Jean-Baptiste Adolphe to a two-year contract. The 30-year-old French forward arrives to Chalon after three seasons in Paris Levallois. In the last one, Adolphe has averaged 8.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in his comeback to the ProA league after one season in the lower division.

SOURCE: Basketnews


Rimas Kurtinaitis won't coach Zalgiris Kaunas

Rimas Kurtinaitis has ruled out to become the new head coach of Zalgiris Kaunas. The 50-year-old coach, also one of the most important players in the history of Zalgiris, told he doesn't consider ethical to take over the team after winning the Lithuanian league in charge of the main rival, Lietuvos Rytas.

SOURCE: Krepsinis


Igor Rakocevic could play next season in Spain

Igor Rakocevic told via Twitter that he's going to take permanent residence in Bilbao. The 32-year-old guard, currently playing for Efes Pilsen, also admitted that he would love to play again along with Tiago Splitter, from his former team Caja Laboral. Vitoria, when Caja Laboral is based, is 65 km away from Bilbao.

SOURCE: Twitter Igor Rakocevic


Quin Snyder, close to leave the Austin Toros to join the Philadelphia 76ers organization

Quin Snyder won't be the head coach of the Austin Toros next season. The 43-year-old coach will be hired by the Philadelphia 76ers to bolster their player development side. Snyder was in charge of the Toros since February 2007, after the sudden death of the former coach Dennis Johnson, an was named the D-League Coach of the year the following season.

SOURCE: NBA.com


Virtus Bologna has signed Deivydas Gailius to a two-year contract

Deivydas Gailius has confirmed that Canadian Solar Bologna has signed him to a two-year contract, as the Italian club did days ago. The 22-year-old Lithuanian forward will land next season in Italy after averaging 16.1 points and 3.0 rebounds in the last Baltic League for Siauliai, his already former team.

SOURCE: Lietuvos Rytas


Neven Spahija will be the new head coach of Fenerbahce tomorrow

Movements in Fenerbahce. Former head coach Aydin Ors will be the manager of the team, and Neven Spahija, as expected, will be the next coach. The arrival of Spahija to Istambul is expected for tomorrow, when the Croatian coach will be announced officially. Spahija left his former team, Power Electronics Valencia, weeks ago, and will replace Bogdan Tanjevic.

SOURCE: Fanatik


Maccabi Tel Aviv signs David Blatt to a 3-year contract

It's official. David Blatt will be the head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv for the next three years. The American-Israeli coach will be back to Maccabi where he worked from 2000 and 2004. Blatt arrives from Aris Thessaloniki, and will replace Pini Gershon, recently appointed as team manager of Maccabi.

SOURCE: One


Dwane Casey, Larry Drew and Mark Jackson, finalists for the coaching job in the Atlanta Hawks

The replacement of Mike Woodson in the Atlanta Hawks would be one of the three final candidates (Dwane Casey, Larry Drew and Mike Jackson), according to Yahoo! Sports. Larry Drew, already in the Hawks as an assistant, is a contender for the vacancy, along with Dwane Casey, assistant in the Dallas Mavericks, and the former NBA player Mark Jackson, currently a TV analyst. The decision could be announced tomorrow, on Friday.

SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports


Vladimir Stimac will leave Red Star

Vladimir Stimac won't play for Red Star next season. The 23-year-old Serbian center was close to leave the team to land in Lottomatica Roma on April, and admitted he won't stay due to the financial problems of the club. Stimac, who arrived to Red Star in 2008 from Valmiera, has averaged 6.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in the last Serbian Super League.

SOURCE: Sportske


Jamont Gordon, likely to leave Cibona

Jamont Gordon, one of the best players of Cibona this season, admitted that there are more chances to leave the Croatian team than to stay, due to the delicate financial situation of the club. The 23-year-old American guard, who arrived this season to Cibona from Fortitudo Bologna, averaged 13.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in the last Euroleague. and has attracted the interest of several European teams, though Gordon has expressed his desire to try to play in the NBA

SOURCE: Sportnet


Trazbonspor signs Vuk Radivojevic

As expected, Trabzonspor will be the new team for Vuk Radivojevic, who will play in the Turkish team next season. The 27-year-old guard will leave Red Star, where he has played tis season, averaging 13.5 points and 5.1 assists per game in the Serbian Super League. Radivojevic played before during two seasons in Fuenlabrada.

SOURCE: Sportske


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