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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Siroki signs Dalibor Persic

Dalibor Persic will play for Siroki the next season. The 25-year-old guard arrives from KK Slovoda Dita Tuzla, from the Bosnian D1, where he was playing since 2004, averaging 11.3 points and 4.2 rebounds last season. This will be the first stint in Persic in the Adriatic League, where Siroki will play next season.

SOURCE: SportSport

Aliaga signs Alex Gordon

Aliaga has made the first import signing for the next season. The Turkish team has landed Alex Gordon, who finished last season in Erdemirspor after six games in Kepez. The 24-year-old guard, who arrived to Turkey in 2008 to play for Oyak Renault, averaged 10.6 points and 3.3 assists per game in the the last TBL.

SOURCE: Turkbasket

Real Madrid could have signed D'Or Fischer

According to the Israeli media, D'Or Fischer is the first signing of Real Madrid for the next season. The 28-year-old American center has played during the last two seasons in Maccabi Tel Aviv, averaging 8.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the last Euroleague. Real Madrid would have signed Fischer to a $2.2 million, two-year contract.

SOURCE: Sport5

Sofoklis Schortsanitis, to play for Los Angeles Clippers next summer

The future of Sofoklis Schortsanitis could be in the United States. According to the Greek media, the 24-year-old center has decided to accept the offer from the Los Angeles Clippers to move to their training camp next summer. Schortsanitis is at the end of his contract with Olympiakos, where he has played since 2005.

SOURCE: Superbasket

Nikola Pekovic could decide to stay one more year in Panathinaikos

The jump of Nikola Pekovic to the NBA could be delayed one more year. The 24-year-old Montenegrin center has until July 15 to opt out of his final year of contract with Panathinaikos to play in the NBA, where the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team that owns his rights, are interested in landing him this summer. But Pekovic could be close to decide not to activate the leaving clause, and stay in Panathinaikos with the coach Zeljko Obradovic until 2011.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Besiktas signs Serhat Cetin

Serhat Cetin leaves Fenerbahce to play for Besiktas. The Turkish team has signed the 24-year-old forward to a two-year contract with an optional extra year. Cetin played during the last two seasons in Fenerbahce, averaging 2.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 14.2 minutes per game (just 12 games played) in the last TBL.


Olímpico de La Banda signs Djibril Kanté

Djibril Kanté is the first import player of Olímpico de La Banda for the next season. The 31-year-old American center arrives after two years in Atenas de Córdoba, where he averaged 9.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game last season, helping his team to arrive to the Argentinian LNB finals. Kanté was also on the radar of Regatas Corrientes during the last days.

SOURCE: Basquetplus

Maccabi Tel Aviv, also interested in Nik Caner-Medley

Maccabi Tel Aviv is looking for an import center, and the two main candidates played last season in Spain. Besides the already known interest for Richard Hendrix, from CB Granada, the other name in the short list is Nik Caner-Medley. The 26-year-old American guard played last season in Estudiantes, averaging 12.0 points and 6.5 rebounds last season in the ACB league.

SOURCE: Sport5

Algirdas Brazys, new head coach of Ventspils

Ventspils has a new coach, after firing Silvano Poropat a month ago. His replacement will be the Lithuanian coach Algirdas Brazys, who was working as the sporting director of Zalgiris Kaunas before leaving the club along with Ramunas Butautas last February. The last team Brazys coached a team was in the 2008-09 season, when he was in charge of Enisey Krasnoyarsk.

SOURCE: Lithuania Basketball

Mega Vizura signs Branko Milisavljevic

Branko Milisavljevic is back to Serbia after 4 years playing in several teams around Europe. The 33-year-old guard, who was released by PAOK Thessaloniki a couple of months ago, was signed by Mega Vizura, where he already played in 2006. Milisavljevic averaged 8.3 points and 1.8 assists last season in the Greek A1 league.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Eric Williams and Milovan Rakovic will be the first two signings of Montepaschi Siena

The first two players of the new project of Montepaschi Siena will be two centers: Eric Williams and Milovan Rakovic. The 26-year-old American player arrives from Scavolini Pesaro, averaging 13.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in the last Lega A while the 25-year-old Serbian player, from Spartak St. Petersburg, posted 15.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in the Russian Super League.

SOURCE: Il Cittadino

Krasnye Krylia and Valdas Vasylius part ways

Valdas Vasylius is no longer player of Krasnye Krylia, after agreeing with the Russian team to terminate his contract. The 26-year-old Lithuanian forward arrived last preseason to Krasnye Krylia from Neptunas, and averaged 2.2 points and 1.3 rebounds in just 9.8 minutes per game in the last Russian Super League.

SOURCE: Basketnews.lt

Air Avellino signs Marques Green

As expected, Marques Green is back to Air Avellino. The Italian team has signed the 28-year-old American guard to a two-year contract. Green arrives from Scavolini Pesaro, where he averaged 11.9 points and 5.0 assists per game. This will be his second stint in Avellino, after playing there in the 2007-08 season.

SOURCE: La Gazzetta dello Sport

Olympiakos could want to part ways with Josh Childress

Olympiakos could be considering to get rid of Josh Childress. The 26-year-old American forward is under contract until 2011, but has an option to opt out of his final year to move to the NBA. In case he decides to stay, his salary in Olympiakos would be $7 million, and the Greek club doesn't want to pay that money in one player when the country is suffering a huge economic crisis.

SOURCE: Basketnet

Billy Keys will leave Maroussi

Billy Keys will probably opt out of the final year of his contract with Maroussi due to the economical situation of the Greek club. The 32-year-old American guard has attracted the interest of several Spanish, Russian and Chinese teams, according to the player. Keys averaged 10.8 points and 2.5 assists per game in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: Las Cruces Sun-News

Bayern Munich signs Aleksandar Nadjfeji

Aleksandar Nadfeji will continue his carrer in the German Pro A league in Bayern Munich, coached by Dirk Bauermann. The veteran 33-year-old arrives from the Walter Tigers, where he played during the last season averaging 12.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. Nadjfeji is playing in Germany since 2001.

SOURCE: Sportal

Caja Laboral will sign to a three-year contract David Logan

As expected, David Logan will become a new player of Caja Laboral. The Spanish team will sign the 27-year-old American-Polish guard to a three-year contract. Logan will land in Spain after two seasons in Asseco Prokom, averaging 15.3 points and 3.4 assists in the last Euroleague.

SOURCE: El Correo

CSKA Moscow, interested in Miroslav Raduljica

Maccabi Tel Aviv could have a rival to land Miroslav Raduljica next season. CSKA Moscow is also interested in the 22-year-old forward, currently playing for FMP Zeleznik, and both teams could be the main candidates to sign Raduljica, who has averaged 13.7 points and 6.4 rebounds in the last Adriatic league. At the same time, Raduljica could be a 2nd round pick in the next NBA draft.

SOURCE: Championat

Unicaja doesn't extend the contract of Berni Rodríguez

Unicaja has decided not to activate the one-year extension clause in the contract of Berni Rodríguez. The 30-year-old guard, who has played during his whole career for Unicaja, will have to negociate a new contract with his team. Other Spanish clubs have expressed interest for the member of the Spanish national team. On the other hand, Unicaja could finally decide to keep Zabian Dowdell due to his low cost. The club has an extension option to resign the 25-year-old guard.


Tom Thibodeau, new head coach of the Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls announced that Tom Thibodeau will be introduced as the new head coach next Wednesday. Thibodeau was working as an assistant of Doc Rivers for the Boston Celtics since 2007, and was already reported to become the new coach of the Bulls weeks ago.

SOURCE: NBA.com/bulls

Cholet resigns Erman Kunter to a two-year contract extension

As expected, Erman Kunter will be the head coach of Cholet after this summer. The French team resign the Turkish 54-year-old coach to a two-year contract extension. Kunter, who was on the radar of Efes Pilsen days ago, is working with Cholet since 2003, except a one year stint in ASVEL Villeurbanne in the 2004-05 season.

SOURCE: L'Équipe