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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Evgeni Pashutin could be the next head coach of Unics Kazan

The arrival of Dusko Vujosevic to CSKA Moscow will imply the departure of Evgeny Pashutin, who has coached the Russian team this season, winning three titles (the Russian League and Cup, and the VTB United League). But Pashutin could have found quickly a new destiny. The 41-year-old coach will replace, according to the Russian media, Valdemaras Homicius in Unics Kazan.

SOURCE: Championat

Chicago Bulls send Kirk Hinrich to Washington Wizards

The Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards have reached to a deal that would send Kirk Hinrich, and the 17th (Kevin Seraphin, from Cholet) overall pick to the Wizards in exchange of a future second round pick. Hinrich was playing for the Chicago Bulls since being drafted in 2003, and averaged 10.9 points and 4.5 assists per game last season. This movement will allow the Bulls to have more cap space to sign two maximum salaried free agents starting next week.


Olin Genclik, in talks with Can Akin and Murat Kaya

Olin Genclik is in talks with Can Akin and Murat Kaya. Both players won't continue in Galatasaray next season. Akin arrived last season from Antalya, while Kaya was playing for Galatasaray since 2006, after six seasons in Büyük Kolej. The possible next team for both players, Olin Genclik, promoted last season to the TBL from the lower division.

SOURCE: Salsa Basket

Aris Thessaloniki, close to hire Sharon Drucker

Finally, Sharon Drucker and Aris Thessaloniki have reached to a verbal agrement. The Israeli coach, who was working as an assistant of Pini Gershon in Maccabi Tel Aviv until last season, would replace David Blatt in the Greek team. The 42-year-old coach has also been in charge of teams like Oostende, Lietuvos Rytas and Ural Great during his career.

SOURCE: Superbasket

Dusan Ivkovic could have signed a two-year contract with Olympiakos

According to the Russian media, Dusan Ivkovic is already the new head coach of Olympiakos, as expected. The veteran 67-year-old coach, also in charge of the Serbian national team, would replace Panagiotis Giannakis, who was officially released days ago. This would be the second stint in Olympiakos for Ivkovic, who led the Greek team to win the Euroleague in the 1996-97 season.

UPDATE: The official agreement will be announced tomorrow.

SOURCE: Soviet Sport
, Sport.gr

ASVEL Villeurbanne signs Andrija Zizic

ASVEL Villeurbanne has signed Andrija Zizic to a one-year contract, as the French club has announced. The 30-year-old Croatian center arrives to ASVEL after one season in Cedevita, where he was released from days ago. The former player of Barcelona, Olympiakos and Panathinaikos, among other European teams, averaged 11.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in the last Croatian league.


Efes Pilsen, also interested in Mike Batiste

Real Madrid is not the only team interested in Mike Batiste. Efes Pilsen could have also on the radar the 32-year-old American center, who averaged 11.1 points and 5.1 rebounds last season in thet Greek A1 league. Batiste, is at the end of his expiring contract with Panathinaikos, where he has played since 2003.

SOURCE: Baskenet

Dusko Vujosevic has signed a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow

As expected, Dusko Vujosevic is the new head coach of CSKA Moscow for the next three years. The 51-year-old Montenegrin coach, in charge of Partizan since 2001, leaves the Serbian club to take over CSKA, where he will replace Evgeni Pashutin. His replacement in Partizan could be his assistant, Vlada Jovanovic, though Sasha Djordjevic could be also a candidate for the bench of the Serbian team.

SOURCE: Kosarka

Doron Perkins could have offers from Real Madrid, Power Electronics Valencia, Fenerbahce and Zalgiris Kaunas

Doron Perkins has another year of contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv, but the 27-year-old American guard has other options. Perkins can opt out of his contract paying the 20 percent of the salary he get in another team, and could have several offers from European teams. Real Madrid (where his best friend, D'Or Fischer, will probably play), Power Electronics Valencia, Fenerbahce and Zalgiris Kaunas have shown interest for landing Perkins. Anyway, the first target of the player is to get a guaranteed contract in the NBA, and will probably play in the next Summer League.

SOURCE: Sport5

Giessen 46ers sign Dirk Mädrich

The Giessen 46ers have signed Dirk Mädrich to a one-year contract. The 26-year-old German center arrives to his new team after playing last season in the Greek A2 league with Olimpiada Patras just five games (averaging 8.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game) before suffering a season-ending injury.

SOURCE: Schoenen Dunk

Pau-Orthez signs Travon Bryant

Travon Bryant will be the import center of Pau-Orthez in the new stint of the French team in the LNB. The 27-year-old American player arrives from Panionios, averaging 9.7 points and 6.9 rebounds in the last Greek A1 league. Bryant has played during almost his entire professional career in Grecce.

SOURCE: Basketnews

Dariusz Szczubial, close to be the new head coach of Kotwica Kolobrzeg

Dariusz Szczubial and SKK Kotwica Kolobrzeg are close to reach to an agreement. The 53-year-old former coach of the Polish national team, who was working in Znicz Jaroslaw during the last two seasons, would replace Tadeusz Aleksandrowicz. Szczubial could sign the deal with the club tomorrow.

SOURCE: Sport24.pl

Sasha Djordjevic, candidate to replace Dusko Vujosevic in Partizan

More rumors involving Sasha Djordjevic. The 43-year-old Serbian coach, one of the best European players in the last 20 years, could return to his first club. Partizan could be interested in hiring Djordjevic if the departure of Dusko Vujosevic to CSKA Moscow gets finally done. Djordjevic was recently reported to be also a candidate to replace Jasmin Repesa in Benetton Treviso.

SOURCE: Sportal

Attilio Caja, close to become the new head coach of Riviera Solar Rimini

Attilio Caja is close to be appointed as the new head coach of Riviera Solar Rimini. The 49-year-old coach was recently released from Vanoli Cremona after few months in charge of the Lega A team. Caja will replace Giampiero Ticchi, who took over the Italian LegaDue team last March to replace the fired coach Giancarlo Sacco

SOURCE: Pianeta Basket

Real Madrid could have made an offer for Mike Batiste

According to the Greek media, Mike Batiste has an offer from Real Madrid. The Spanish team would have offered Batiste a $4 million, 2-year contract to join the team this summer. The 32-year-old American center, who averaged 11.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in the last Greek A1 league, is also in talks with Panathinaikos to extend his expiring contract, but the Greek club only offers him a one-year contract. Basiste, though, has told that he wants to stay in Panathinaikos.

SOURCE: Sport24

Turow Zgorzelec, interested in Filip Dylewicz

Turow Zgorzelec is considering to bring back to Poland Filip Dylewicz. The 30-year-old forward played last season in Air Avellino, averaging 6.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 20.5 minutes per game. Turow is also reported to be interested in the American players Cliff Hawkins, last season in Trefl Sopot, and Michael Kuebler, recently in AZS Koszalin.

SOURCE: Polski Kosz

TBB Trier signs Philip Zwiener

Anothe new player for TBB Trier. The German team has announced the signing of Philip Zwiener to a two-year contract. The 24-year-old forward arrives to Trier after 5 years as a member of Alba Berlin, averaging 2.7 points and 1.1 rebounds per game last season. Zwiener was in the German squad in the last Olympic Games.


Washington Wizards, close to an agreement with Josh Childress

Josh Childress won't play next season for Olympiakos. The 27-year-old American forward has decided to go back to the NBA, and could be close to a agreement with the Washington Wizards. Childress, who averaged 15.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in the last Euroleague, is reported to be signed to a long-term contract.

SOURCE: Red Planet

Galatasaray signs Haluk Yildirim

Haluk Yildirim will continue his long career in Galatasaray. The veteran 37-year-old forward has agreed to terms with the Turkish team after spending the last two seasons in Besiktas. Yildirim, who averaged 7.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in the last TBL, started his professional career in the 1989-90 season.

SOURCE: Mixbasket

Air Avellino signs Omar Thomas

Another signing for Air Avellino. The Italian club has announced the arrival of Omar Thomas for the next season. The 28-year-old American-Slovenian forward arrives to Avellino after being the MVP of the last LegaDue with Enel Brindisi, helping his team to reach the Lega A. Thomas averaged 18.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: Scandone Basket

CAI Zaragoza, interested in Joan Riera

Pedro Rivero is close to leave CAI Zaragoza to play next season in the Spanish LEB Oro with CB Murcia. To replace him, the recently promoted team to the ACB league is interested in Joan Riera. The 30-year-old guard played last season in LEB Oro for Bàsquet Mallorca, averaging 14.6 points and 2.1 assists per game.

SOURCE: Equipo

Giuseppe Poeta could land in Armani Jeans Milano, Benetton Treviso or in a Spanish team

As expected, Giuseppe Poeta won't continue in Banca Tercas Teramo next season after both parts are close to agree to terminate the contract of the player, who expires in 2011, after four seasons in the Italian team. According to the Italian media, Benetton Treviso, Armani Jeans Milano and a Spanish team have interested in the 25-year-old guard.

SOURCE: Il Tempo Abruzzo

Ayuda en Acción Fuenlabrada signs Alex Chubrevich

Ayuda en Acción Fuenlabrada has announced the arrival of Alex Chubrevich. The Spanish team has signed the 23-year-old Israeli center to a four-year contract. Chubrevich, who will inicially play for the affiliated team Illescas in the LEB Plata league, arrives from Elizur Yavne, of the National Super League, averaging 13.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game last season.

SOURCE: Baloncesto Fuenlabrada

Virtus Bologna, interested in Jaycee Carroll

After the departure of Aaron Jackson, who will play for Bizkaia Bilbao Basket, Canadian Solar Bologna is looking for another guard, and is interested in Jaycee Carroll. The 27-year-old American guard was the top scorer in the last ACB league with Gran Canaria 2014, averaging 18.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.

SOURCE: La Gazzetta dello Sport (pdf)

Semih Erden could have reached to an agreement with the Boston Celtics

Semih Erden is closer to land in the Boston Celtics next season. The 23-year-old Turkish center could have already reached to an agreement with the NBA franchise, and the deal could be signed in the next days. Erden would arrive to the Celtics from Fenerbahce, averaging 8.2 points and 5.1 rebounds in 20.8 minutes per game in the last TBL.

SOURCE: Hurriyet

Houston Rockets, Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls, also in talks with Portland Trail Blazers for Rudy Fernández

The New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors are not the only teams interested in Rudy Fernández. The Portland Trail Blazers, where the 25-year-old Spanish guard plays since 2008, is in talks with the Houston Rockets, the Chicago Bulls (which would offer their 17th overall pick) and the Washington Wizards (which offered Nick Young in exchange of Fernández, but were turned down).


Oguz Savas, close to extend his contract with Fenerbahce

Another movement in Fenerbahce. After landing Marko Tomas and Kaya Peker (not official yet), the Turkish team is close to extend the contract of Oguz Savas, who was reported to have offers from Efes Pilsen and Galatarasay. The 23-year-old center has reached to an agreement with the club to stay in the club for two more years.

SOURCE: Milliyet

Quimsa, close to land Juan Levrino

Juan Levrino could join soon Quimsa. The Argentinian team is interested in the 20-year-old guard, and is close to sign him for the next season. Levrino would arrive from Independiente de Neuquén, averaging 7.7 points per game in the TNA, the second top division of the Argentinian basketball.

SOURCE: Infoliga

Benetton Treviso could have signed Nemanja Bjelica

According to Jonathan Givony, from the website DraftExpress, Benetton Treviso has signed to a three-year contract Nemanja Bjelica. The 22-year-old forward was on the radar of the Italian team since time ago. Bjelica, a member of the Serbian national team, averaged 18.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game for his last team, Red Star, in the last national Super League.

SOURCE: Twitter Draftexpress

Portland Trail Blazers, considering more offers for Rudy Fernández

The New York Knicks are not the only NBA team interested in landing Rudy Fernández via trade. The 25-year-old Spanish guard could be also on the radar of several franchise that would have made offers to the Portland Trail Blazers. Fernández told he's not happy in the Blazers, and that he want to play in another team next season.

UPDATE: The Blazers could be in serious talks with the Toronto Raptors in a trade involving Rudy Fernández. Portland would send to Toronto Fernández and the 22th pick in exchange for the 13th of the next draft.

SOURCE: Twitter Jason Quick (The Oregonian), ESPN

CSKA Moscow, close to hire Dusko Vujosevic as the new head coach

Dusko Vujosevic could be close to become the new head coach of CSKA Moscow. The 51-year-old Montenegrin coach has been in charge of Partizan since 2001, but the Russian team has offered him a three-year contract that Vujosevic could have accepted. In that case, Vujosevic, also the head coach of the Montenegrin national team, would replace Evgeni Pashutin in the CSKA Moscow bench.


Vinny Del Negro, Mike Woodson and Kevin McHale, among the candidates to be the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers is one of the two teams (the other one are the Cleveland Cavaliers) without a coach. In the list of candidates to take over the NBA team there are names like Vinny Del Negro (former coach of the Chicago Bulls), Mike Woodson (former coach of the Atlanta Hawks), Kevin McHale (former coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Dwane Casey (assistant coach in the Dallas Mavericks), Mark Jackson (former player and TV analyst) and possibly Tyrone Corbin (assistant coach in the Utah Jazz).

SOURCE: Los Angeles Times