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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Gimnasia y Esgrima signs Larry Abney

Lawrence "Larry" Abney will be the second import player of Gimnasia y Esgrima de Comodoro Rivadavia for the next season. The veteran American 33-year-old forward will be back to Argentina, after starting last season in Olímpico de La Banda before moving to Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca. Abney also played for Halcones Rojos de Veracruz, in Mexico, and for Khimik, in Ukraine.

SOURCE: Basquetplus

Jasmin Repesa, Svetislav Pesic and Velimir Perasovic, candidates to coach Efes Pilsen

After Erman Kunter decided to turn down the offer from Efes Pilsen to coach the Turkish team, a new list of three candidates has emerged. Jasmin Repesa (last season in Benetton Treviso), Svetislav Pesic (without a team since coaching Red Star in the 2008-09 season) and Velimir Perasovic (last two seasons in Cibona) are the three names considered to replace Ergin Ataman in Efes Pilsen.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Dirk Bauermann wants Dirk Nowitzki to play for Bayern Munich in the medium term

Dirk Bauermann, head coach of the German national team, was also the chosen one to take over Bayern Munich, now in the ProA league (the German second division). The target of Bayern is to be soon a contender for the BBL title, and Bauermann dreams of working with the best German player ever, Dirk Nowitzki, and not only in the national squad. According to the coach, to sign in a near future the 31-year-old forward, now in the Dallas Mavericks, is possible.

SOURCE: Sport1

Antwerp Giants sign Darnell Wilson

The Antwerp Giants have announced the arrival of Darnell Wilson. The 25-year-old American forward was the 4th top scorer in the last Belgian league with Pepinster, averaging 15.6 rebounds and 4.4 rebounds per game in his first season in Belgium. Previously, Wilson played in Holland.

SOURCE: Antwerp Giants

Maccabi Haifa signs Avi Ben-Chimol

Avi Ben-Chimol is the first signing of Maccabi Haifa for the next season. The 26-year-old guard will play in the Israeli team during the next two seasons. Ben-Chimol arrives to Haifa after averaging 8.4 points and 4.7 assists (3rd best) per game in the last Israeli Super League for Maccabi Rishon-LeZion.

SOURCE: Maccabi Haifa Basket

Maccabi Tel Aviv signs Elishay Kadir

Elishay Kadir is the new player of Maccabi Tel Aviv. The Israeli squad has announced that the 22-year-old forward as signed to a three-year contract. Kadir arrives to Maccabi after two seasons in Galil Gilboa, averaging 14.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in the Israeli Super League, helping his team to win the championship.

SOURCE: Sport5

Sacramento Kings send Andrés Nocioni and Spencer Hawes to Philadelphia 76ers in exchange of Samuel Dalembert

The Sacramento Kings and the Philadelphia 76ers have reached to an agreement to send Andrés Nocioni and Spencer Hawes to the 76ers, and Samuel Dalembert to the Kings, according to ESPN. Nocioni expressed his desire to leave Sacramento days ago, while Dalembert will bring his $12.9 million expiring contract to the Kings.


Panathinaikos doesn't extend the contract of Sarunas Jasikevicius

Panathinaikos has decided not to activate the extension clause of Sarunas Jasikevicius,so the Lithuanian 34-year-old guard is now a free agent, and the most interested team in singing him is his former club, Maccabi Tel Aviv. Panathinaikos, though, could negociate with the player a lower salary to resign him. Jasikevicius, in Panathinaikos since 2007, averaged 8.0 points and 2.5 assists per game last season in the Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Sport24

Khimki signs officially Zoran Planinic

As expected, Zoran Planinic is the second signing of Khimki for the next season after Sergey Monya. The 27-year-old guard arrives from CSKA Moscow, where he has played during the last two years. Planinic averaged last season 12.6 points and 4.6 rebounds for CSKA in the Russian Super League.


Carl English won't continue in Caja Laboral

As expected, Carl English told that he won't be back next season to Caja Laboral. The Canadian 29-year-old guard admitted he's not in the plans of the champion of the last ACB league, which has an option to extend his contract for another year. English, who told he wants to play in the Euroleague next season, denied any offer from Bizkaia Bilbao Basket.


Kosta Perovic could be the replacement of Tiago Splitter in Caja Laboral

According to Ermal Kuqo, friend of Kosta Perovic, the 25-year-old Serbian center could land in Caja Laboral to replace Tiago Splitter, who is reported to be close to leave the Spanish team to play in the NBA. Perovic averaged 8.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game last season in Power Electronics Valencia, which could let the player go due to his high salary.

SOURCE: Twitter Ermal Kuqo

Lamine Kanté won't continue in Poitiers

Lamine Kanté won't play next season in Poitiers. The 23-year-old forward arrived to the French team in 2007 from Chalon, and averaged 5.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game last season in the LNB ProA. Kanté will listen to offers from other French teams to decide his future.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Khimki, also interested in Kresimir Loncar

Kresimir Loncar could be on the radar of Khimki for the next season. The 27-year-old center would be the third addition of the Russian team after Sergey Monya and Zoran Planinic (not official yet). Loncar has played during the last two seasons in Unics Kazan, averaging 12.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in the last Russian Super League.

SOURCE: Championat

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters sign Rod Nealy and release Jai Lewis

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters have signed Rod Nealy. The 30-year-old American forward will be back to Philippines, where he played for he Barganay Ginebra Kings last season. Nealy moved to the Portuguese League, to play for Vitoria Guimaraes this season, averaging 18.7 points and 10.2 rebounds. The new signing of the Elasto Painters will replace Jai Lewis.


Khimki could be close to sign Zoran Planinic

Khimki could announce in the next hours the signing for the next two seasons of Zoran Planinic, who has played during the last two seasons in CSKA Moscow, and is at the end of his contract. The 27-year-old Croatian guard, with NBA experience in the New Jersey Nets, averaged 7.5 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: Sport Express

Beni Hasharon doesn't allow Dan Shamir to land in Maccabi Tel Aviv

Despite the reports about the arrival of Dan Shamir to Maccabi Tel Aviv to become the new assistant of David Blatt, Bnei Hasharon doesn't accept the movement. Shamir has a remaining two-year contract with the Israel team without any exit clause, and Bnei Hasharon doesn't allow him to leave, at least for free.

SOURCE: Walla Sport

Unicaja could be in talks with Simas Jasaitis

Simas Jasaitis won't play next season in Turkey to try to go back to Spain, and his desire could be accomplished. The 28-year-old, who played for Galatasaray last season averaging 13.6 points and 6.0 rebounds, could be on the radar of Unicaja, according to the Turkish media, and could be already in talks to land Jasaitis next season.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Omar Asik, closer to leave Fenerbahce to play for the Chicago Bulls

The future of Omar Asik seems to be in the United States. The 23-year old Turkish center, currently playing for Fenerbahce since 2007, could land in the NBA to play in the Chicago Bulls, the team that owns the rights of Asik. The future of the center will be decided in the next days.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Aliaga signs Erdem Türetken, Baris Güney, Polat Kaya, Levent Bilgin, Önder Külcebas and Delron Johnson

Aliaga Petkim has reached to an agreement with five players for the next season. The new signings are the forward Erden Türetken, the guard Baris Güney and the center Levent Bilgin (all three from Kepez Belediyespor), the forward Polat Kaya (from Darufassaka), the forward Önder Külcebas (from Antalya) and the American forward Dalron Johnson (which last team was Maccabi Rishon LeZion).

SOURCE: Basketbol Haber

Banvit signs Antonio Graves

Antonio Graves is back to Turkey, after reaching to an agreement with Banvit for the next season. The 25-year-old guard, who played for Galatasaray in the 2008-09 season, arrives from Hapoel Holon, averaging 10.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. Graves landed in Israel in January after leaving Cibona due to the payment delays of the Croatian club.

SOURCE: Basketbol Haber

Turk Telekom signs Adem Örem

Adem Örem is back to Turk Telekom. The 31-year-old center arrives to the team based in Ankara from Besiktas, where he has played during the last two seasons, averaging 3.1 points and 1.6 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game in the last TBL. Örem played for Turk Telekom between 2004 and 2006, and in the 2007-08 season.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Trefl Sopot signs Adam Waczynski

Adam Waczynski is the first signing of Trefl Sopot for the next season. The 21-year-old forward is back to his former team after playinf during the last two seasons for Gornik Walbrzych and PBG Poznan, where he averaged 9.3 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in the last PLK.

SOURCE: Ultrasport

Fenerbahce resigns Roko Ukic and signs Engin Atsür

Roko Ukic will stay two more years in Fenerbahce, after agreeing to an extension with the Turkish team. The 25-year-old Croatian guard arrived to Fenerbahce last January after playing in the NBA for the Toronto Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Turkish club has also signed, as expected, Engin Atsür to a two-year contract. The 26-year-old guard arrives from Besiktas, where he played last season.

SOURCES: Fenerbahce Ulker, Turkbasket

Stefano Pillastrini, officially announced as the new head coach of Sutor Montegranaro

As expected, Stefano Pillastrini was officially announced as the new coach of Sutor Montenagraro to replace Fabrizio Frates. The Italian club signed to a three-year contract the 48-year-old coach, who will be back to Montenagraro after working there since 2003 and 2007. Pillastrini left recently Cimberio Varese after two seasons.

SOURCE: Sutor Basket

Dan Shamir, new assistant of David Blatt in Maccabi Tel Aviv

As expected, Dan Shamir has left his job as the head coach of Bnei Hasharon to become the assistant of the new coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv, David Blatt. Oren Aharoni, who was the assistant of Shamir in Bnei Hasharon, will be the new head coach of the team.


9 de Julio, interested in Diego Osella

9 de Julio de Río Tercero has agreed with Unión de Sunchales to swap places in the Argentinian league, and will be in the next LNB. The promoted team will try to sign Diego Osella in the new stint in the top Argentinian division. The veteran 40-year-old is without a team since being released by Atenas de Córdoba, and was considering retirement.

SOURCE: Basquetplus

Khimki signs Sergey Monya, and releases Sergei Toporov and Petr Gubanov

As expected, Sergey Monya was signed to a two-year contract by Khimki, after four seasons in Dynamo Moscow. The 27-year-old forward averaged 13.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in the last Russian Super League. Khimki won't also extend the contracts of Sergei Toporov and Petr Gubanov. On the other hand, the Russian team could be eyeing Romain Sato, from Montepaschi Siena, for the next season.

SOURCES: Sport Express, Krepsinis

Lubos Barton will leave Regal Barcelona

Regal Barcelona will exercise the option to terminate the contract of Lubos Barton. The 30-year-old Czech forward, who arrived in 2008 from DKV Joventut, has only played 6 games in the ACB league with Regal Barcelona after starting the season injured, averaging 5.2 points and 0.8 rebounds.

SOURCE: Sport.es

Stanko Barac could leave Caja Laboral

Caja Laboral is planning the next season assuming that Tiago Splitter won't continue in the team to move to the NBA. The arrival of a replacement could also make the Spanish team not to extend the contract of Stanko Barac. The future of the 23-year-old Croatian coach, who averaged 8.7 points and 4.5 rebounds per game last season, depends of the salary of that new center. Milt Palacio, Vladimir Golubovic and, probably, Carl English, will leave the team.

SOURCE: El Correo

Estudiantes, interested in Josh Asselin

Estudiantes could be interested in Josh Asselin. The 31-year-old American center finished last season in CB Murcia, averaging 7.9 points and 6.0 rebounds last season, and could be the replacement of Petar Popovic if the Serbian player leaves the team. Two other players that could be released this summer are Javier Beirán and Daniel Clark.