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Home - News archive August 2009



August 31, 2009 - Childress: We will win a trophy this season
Josh Childress, the player whose signing upset Euroleague and NBA last season has arrived back to Athens to start preparation for a difficult campaign next season and has promised a title to Olympiacos fans.

August 31, 2009 - CSKA and Savrasenko part ways
A move which was expected since early summer is now official, CSKA and Alexey Savrasenko parted ways after many years of successfull collaboration.

August 30, 2009 - MACCABI adds Perkins, Mekel at point
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv completed its roster for the upcoming Euroleague season with the addition of two point guards who were last season's Israeli League MVP and Best Newcomer.

August 29, 2009 - PGE Turow signs playmaker Richards, forward Wysocki
PGE Turow Zgorzelec added two more significant pieces to the puzzle for the 2009-10 season by signing playmaker Jason Richards and veteran forward Konrad Wysocki.

August 29, 2009 - Cholet Basket brings Chupin back
Cholet Basket bolstered its froncourt by bringing young power forward Maxime Chupin back from loan. Chupin (204, 20) spent last season at French ProB side Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket.

August 28, 2009 - PAOK close to Gregory
Kenny Gregory is reported to be close to a return to the Greek club PAOK of Thessaloniki. Gregory had started last year with PAOK before moving to Pamesa Valencia mid-season.

August 28, 2009 - Lithuanian centre, Paulius Packevicius signs for Rocks
The Glasgow Rocks have added some European flavour to their squad with the signing of Lithuanian centre Paulius Packevicius.

August 28, 2009 - OLIMPIJA invests in promising big man Aleksandrov
Union Olimpija signed promising big man Nemanja Aleksandrov to a multi-year deal. Aleksandrov (210, 22) was among the top prospects in basketball a few years ago before injuries derailed his progress.

August 27, 2009 - Kakiouzis joins Aris
After Nikos Hatzivrettas and Dimos Dikoudis another member of the Greek National Team that won gold in the Eurobasket 2005 and silver in the World Championship 2006, joins Aris Thessaloniki. Michalis Kakiouzis will be wearing the yellow jersey for the next season.

August 27, 2009 - Panellinios targets Blackney
Roderick Blackney is reported to be the prime target to replace William Avery who did not pass the medical exams set by the club.

August 27, 2009 - Dasic officially in Real
Real Madrid completed their 8th transfer of the offseason as they announced the signing of 21-year old Vladimir Dasic from Buducnost.

August 26, 2009 - Official: Bagaric in Cibona
Cibona officially announced the signing of 29-year old Dalibor Bagaric who returns to the club after 10 years. The signed contract is for the next season.

August 26, 2009 - Barcelona, Joventut reach an agreement on Rubio
According to Spanish sources Ricky Rubio's future is finally clear: at least for the next two seasons Rubio will play for Barcelona. Barca raised their offer to 3.7 million and Joventut agreed to let Rubio go.

August 26, 2009 - Olympiacos lands Beverley
Olympiacos was still looking for a supplementary US guard for the upcoming season. The club officially announced a 2-year agreement with 21-year old Patrick Beverley.

August 25, 2009 - ZALGIRIS bulks up with big man Povilas Cukinas
Zalgiris Kaunas further bolstered its frontcourt on Tuesday by adding big man Povilas Cukinas to the mix.

August 25, 2009 - Fenerbahce brings back Tarence Kinsey
Two seasons after they helped each other reach the Euroleague's playoffs and win the Turkish League title, Fenerbache Ulker has announced that swingman Tarence Kinsey is returning to the Istanbul club.

August 25, 2009 - Erceg to be loaned out to Fenerbahce
With the frontline of Olympiacos being so crowded Zoran Erceg does not seem to have a place in the squad in the upcoming season so the club is trying to loan the player out for one season.

August 24, 2009 - New player for Strasbourg: Terrel Harris
Strasbourg announced the signing of 22-year old, fresh out of college Terrel Harris who participated in the Las Vegas Summer League with the LA Lakers. The club completed their roster for the upcoming season with Harris.

August 24, 2009 - Bagaric close to Cibona
Dalibor Bagaric is reported to have already agreed terms with Cibona since he won't continue with Fortitudo who was relegated to amateur divisions.

August 23, 2009 - Dragisa Drobnjak moves to Napoli
31-year old Dragisa Drobnjak will continue his career in Napoli after spending the last three seasons in Poland with Turow Zgorzelec.

August 23, 2009 - Gottingen brings combo-guard Frazier
Chester Frazier is the lastest signing of the German club MEG Gottingen. The 23-year old, 188cm combo-guard will stay with the club for one season.

August 23, 2009 - Estudiantes signs Ahearn
The Spanish club Estudiantes announced the signing of US sharp shooter Blake Ahearn for the next season. He also played a couple of games in the NBA.

August 22, 2009 - Vujanic joins Murcia
Milos Vujanic will be the star in Moncho Fernandez's team Murcia for the next season as the player leaves Efes Pilsen to return to Spain.

August 22, 2009 - Real really close to Dasic
With the negociations being in a very advanced state the 21-year old Montenegrin forward Vladimir Dasic will most likely be the player to complete the roster of Real Madrid.

August 22, 2009 - Alba adds Bajramovic
Alba proceded to a very promising transfer for the upcoming season adding the 28-year old Bosnian international Kenan Bajramovic. The two parts signed a one-year deal.

August 22, 2009 - Panionios announces Elder
BJ Elder is the latest signing of the Greek club Panionios. The two parts had agreed for a couple of days now, and now it became official after settling the final details.

August 22, 2009 - Mirza Begic moves to Zalgiris
Zalgiris found their starting center after signing 2+1 year contract with Slovenian center Mirza Begic. 24-year-old 2.20 m tall player arrives from Olimpija where he spent past two seasons.

August 14, 2009 - Nowitzki out for Germany
Dirk Nowitzki will not play for Germany at the EuroBasket, the country's basketball federation has announced.

August 14, 2009 - Will McDonald moves to Gran Canaria
Will McDonald who spent last two seasons with TAU Ceramica signed three year contract with Kalise Gran Canaria.

August 14, 2009 - Jankunas joins Khimki to replace Garbajosa
Euroleague newcomer BC Khimki Moscow Region has made another splash by signing one of the most-experienced young forwards in the world, Paulius Jankunas, away from his life-long club, BC Zalgiris Kaunas.

August 13, 2009 - CB Valladolid adds Brian Chase
Spanish club CB Valladolid signed american point guard Brian Chase (1981, 1'78) for the next season 09/10. Chase comes from Dynamo Moscow.

August 13, 2009 - Maccabi Haifa signs high school phenom Jeremy Tyler
The Maccabi Haifa professional basketball team, the Israeli Premier League runner-up last season, announced today they have signed 6-foot-11, 260-pound San Diego High School star Jeremy Tyler for the 2009-10 season.

August 13, 2009 - Maccabi Haifa signed Dror Hagag
The Israeli basketball league runner up, Maccabi Haifa, announces the signing of PG Dror Hagag, player of Maccabi Tel Aviv last season and Hapoel Jerusalem in the seasons before.

August 12, 2009 - Orleans keeps Cedrick Banks
Entente Orleanaise Loiret announced Wednesday that guard Cedrick Banks (190, 28) has extended his contract with the French club for one more season. Last season, Banks averaged 15.6 points, 4.1 boards and 2.3 assists withOrleans in the French League, with a 35.6% accuracy from the arc.

August 11, 2009 - Unicaja signs Guillem Rubio
Unicaja Malaga signed one of the spanish hot names in the market this summer. Power-forward Guillem Rubio (1982, 2.02) signed a contract for the next three seasons. He comes from Basquet Manresa.

August 11, 2009 - Aris adds Jeremy Richardson
After Curtis Stinson and Ira Newble Aris bagged another American player for its roster by signing Jeremy Richardson, who arrives from the Orlando Magic, where he averaged 3.1 points and 1.2 boards last season.

August 10, 2009 - SLUC NANCY lands Dickens
As informed by the club on its official website, SLUC Nancy of France announced the addition of forward Kaniel Dickens (31, 203), arriving from Cimberio Varese of the Italian second division.

August 10, 2009 - PARTIZAN inks deal with young Sava Lesic
KK Partizan Belgrade announced on its website the addition of young power forward Sava Lesic (21, 204). Lesic arrives from KK Superfund Basket Plus, a Serbian second division team.

August 10, 2009 - AJ Milano tabs Morris Finley from Siena
Armani Jeans Milano announced on Monday the addition of point guard Morris Finley for the next two seasons. Finley switches sides from Montepaschi Siena, where last year he won the Italian League title. He averaged 4.5 points and 1.0 assists in 14 Euroleague games with Siena.

August 9, 2009 - Olympiacos sign Von Wafer
Olympiacos signed Von Wafer who spent last season with Houston Rockets. 24-year-old 1.96 m shooting guard should replace Thomas Kelati.

August 8, 2009 - ASVEL BASKET inks T.J. Parker
Asvel Basket announced the signing of combo-guard T.J. Parker, who looks to bounce back from an injury that cost him most of last season.

August 8, 2009 - Eurobasket 2009 Men, additional qualifying round, day 2
France - Finland 82 : 72, Bosnia - Belgium 82 : 77,

August 8, 2009 - Jerebko signed by Pistons
Swedish big man Jonas Jerebko was among three NBA Draft selections to sign Friday with the Detroit Pistons. Congratulations Jonas, World of Basketball wish you all the best.

August 7, 2009 - TELEKOM BONN racks up Jared Jordan
Telekom Baskets Bonn of Germany announced on Friday the addition of point guard Jared Jordan (188, 24) for the coming season. Jordan is a remarkable passer, who returns to Europe after getting his feet wet in the Euroleague two years ago with Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius.

August 7, 2009 - Motiejunas signs with Benetton
Donatas Motiejunas will start his foreign career at the age of 19 after signing a contract with Benetton Treviso. One of the top prospects in the world was wanted by his hometown club Zalgiris too but decided that it would be better for him to move to Italy.

August 6, 2009 - Rasko Katic signs for Hemofarm
Hemofarm signed expirienced center Rasko Katic (28, 208), former player of Red Star who is coming to Vrsac after four very succesfull seasons in Germany, where he was the best player of Tubingen.

August 5, 2009 - Eurobasket 2009 Men, additional qualifying round
Portugal - Bosnia 56 : 62, Italy - France 77 : 80.

August 5, 2009 - Marinovic back in Spain, signs for Valencia
Marko Marinovic is back in Spain, combo-guard signed a one year deal with Valencia Basket, team formerly known as Pamesa.

August 4, 2009 - Siauliai add size with Matt Kingsley
Lithuanian club Siauliai started building their team for the next season with the signing of 22-year-old 2.06 m American center Matt Kingsley. He will be making his debut in Europe after four years at Stephen F.Austin university.

August 3, 2009 - Kennedy Winston moves to Rome
Virtus Roma moved one step closer to completing its roster for the coming season overt he weekend with the signing of Kennedy Winston. The small forward agreed to terms on a one-year deal.

August 2, 2009 - Serbia won gold in FIBA U18 European Championship Men 2009, Division A
Serbia : France 78-72, that was final score of this match. Serbian U18 National team won their second U18 gold in last three years. Congratulations Serbia.

August 2, 2009 - Sweden won gold in FIBA U18 European Championship Men 2009, Division B
Swedish national team won gold in final match against Poland. Wonderful match, Swedish U18 National team played excellent and deserved gold. Congratulations Sweden.

August 1, 2009 - Olimpija tabs Matt Walsh
Slovenian champions Olimpija Ljubljana completed the signing of 27-year-old 1.97m tall American Matt Walsh. The player arrives from Belgium after spending two seasons with Spirou Charleroi.






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