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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Larry Drew, officially announced as the new head coach of Atlanta Hawks

As expected, Larry Drew was promoted officialy to head coach of the Atlanta Hawks to replace Mike Woodson, who has been in charge of the NBA team during the last six seasons. This will be the first head coaching job of Drew, who has worked as an assistant from several teams since 1992.

SOURCE: Associated Press

BC Hoverla, close to sign Igor Kryvych and Jerome Coleman

BC Odessa could be close to land Igor Kryvych and Jerome Coleman for the next seasons. Both players would arrive from BC Odessa after not agreeing to resign with the Ukrainian team. Kryvych averaged 6.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game for Odessa after starting the season with BC Donetsk, while Coleman posted 16.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in his second stint in Ukraine. The American 30-year-old guard also played for Budivelnik in the 2007-08 season.

SOURCE: iSport

Cleveland Cavaliers, in talks with Byron Scott

While waiting for an answer from Tom Izzo, the Cleveland Cavaliers have started conversations with the former coach of the New Jersey Nets and the New Orleans Hornets Byron Scott to take over the NBA team. The Cavs are looking for a coach to fill the vacancy left after the firing of Mike Scott. Another option could be Mike Woodson, who was recently released by the Atlanta Hawks.

SOURCE: Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Montepaschi Siena, interested in Carlos Cabezas

Montepaschi Siena could be interested in landing Carlos Cabezas next season. According to the 29-year-old Spanish guard, the Italian team already offered him a 3-year contract a year ago. Cabezas, who averaged 6.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in his first season with Khimki, also denied any contact with his former team, Unicaja.

SOURCE: Basket Confidencial

Hapoel Jerusalem, interested in Brian Randle and John Thomas

Hapoel Jerusalem is tracking the market for new players after the official announcement of Oded Katash as the new head coach. The Israeli club could be interested in a player of Galil Gilboa, former team of Katash, like Brian Randle. The 25-year-old American forward averaged 13.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game last season. Another choice could be the 35-year-old center John Thomas, who posted 12.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game for Hapoel Holon in the last Israeli Super League.


Bornova signs Ümit Sonkol

Ümit Sonkol will play for Bornova next season. The 27-year-old Turkish forward has reached a deal with his new team. Sonkol arrives from Turk Telekom, where he averaged 8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds last season in the TBL. Sonkol has also played for several teams during his career like Pinar Karsiyaka, Mersin or Banvitspor.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

Spirou Charleroi signs Mouhamed Saer Sene

Mouhamed Saer Sene is back to Belgium. The Senegalese 24-year-old center was signed to a two-year contract by Spirou Charleroi, the champion of the Belgian league. Sene played last season for Hyères-Toulon after three unsuccesful year in the NBA, averaging 12.4 points and 11.4 rebounds per game in the last French LNB.

SOURCE: Basketnews

The Hoops Market, on Twitter

Armani Jeans Milano expects to land Nicolò Melli and Giuseppe Poeta and to release Mike Hall

Armani Jeans Milano could be close to land Giuseppe Poeta, from Banca Tercas Teramo, and Nicolò Melli, from Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia. Melli, though, told in an interview that Montepaschi Siena could be also his destiny next season. Armani Jeans Milano is also willing to release Mike Hall at the end of the season

SOURCES: Il Resto del Carlino, Pianeta Basket

Gary Neal and Zabian Dowdell, close to leave Unicaja

Gary Neal and Zabian Dowdell could be the next two players to leave Unicaja in the next days. Neal was signed by the Spanish team two months ago and has posted 12.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game, while Dowdell, another player who arrived at the middle at the season, averaged 6.4 points and 1.9 assists per game in the last ACB league.

SOURCE: La Opinión de Málaga

Cajasol, Gran Canaria 2014 and Power Electronics Valencia, interested in Henk Norel

More teams in the mix to land Henk Norel next season. Besides Caja Laboral, Cajasol, Gran Canaria 2014 and Power Electronics Valencia are reported to be interested in the 22-year-old Dutch center, at the end of his expiring contract with DKV Joventut, which is also trying to resign him. Norel averaged 6.4 points and 1.6 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Superdeporte

Hapoel Jerusalem announces officially Oded Katash as the new head coach for the next three years

It's official. As expected, Oded Katash will be the new head coach of Hapoel Jerusalem. The 36-year-old coach was signed to a three-year contract by the Israeli team to replace Guy Goodes. Katash arrives to Hapoel after two seasons in Galil Gilboa, leading the team to win the last Super League.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Milovan Rakovic and Goran Suton will leave Spartak St. Petersburg

Milovan Rakovic and Goran Suton won't continue next season in Spartak St. Petersburg. The Serbian center could be close to become a new player of Montepaschi Siena next season, while the 24-year-old Bosnian-American center, who arrived last season after being drafted by the Utah Jazz from Michigan State, will become a free agent.

SOURCE: Neva Time

Power Electronics Valencia, interested in Dusko Savanovic

Dusko Savanovic could another target for Power Electronics Valencia. The 26-year-old Serbian forward has played during the last two seasons for Cajasol, averaging 14.7 points and 4.8 rebounds in the last ACB league. Savanovic could be a good replacement for Matt Nielsen in case the Australian player leaves the team.

SOURCE: Las Provincias

Anton Yudin retires

Anton Yudin played the last game of his career against Lokomotiv Kuban last week. The 37-year-old Russian forward has decided to retire after a long career. The former member of the Russian national team played during the last four seasons for Spartak St. Petersburg, averaging 1.6 points and 0.6 assists last one in the Russian Super League

SOURCE: Neva Time