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News archive July 2010
31, 2010 - AJ Milano tabs Gabriele Ganeto
Milano kept improving its roster for the 2010-11 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Basketball season by inking forward Gabriele Ganeto to a
multi-year deal, the club announced Saturday. Ganeto (200, 23) arrives
from MiroRadici Finance Vigevano, where he averaged 11.4 points and 4.6
rebounds in 30 Italian second division games last season.
July 31, 2010 - Chorale Roanne inks Alex Gordon
Roanne found a new scoring reference for the upcoming Euroleague
Qualifying Rounds by signing guard Alex Gordon to a one-year deal, the
club announced Friday. Gordon (183, 24) arrives from Erdemirspor
Belediyesi, where he averaged 9.9 points and 3.2 assists in 24 Turkish
League games last season.
July 31, 2010 - Nesterovic agrees with Olympiacos
the departure of Schortsianitis and Vujcic Olympiacos had a gap to fill
in the paint and did it in the best possible way by agreeing with Rasho
Nesterovic who will be returning to Europe after spending the
last 12 seasons in NBA.
July 30, 2010 - AJ MILANO brings back Hawkins
is back to Milano, as Armani Jeans confirmed the arrival of swingman
David Hawkins, who will play for the Italian powerhouse next season.
Hawkins (193, 27) arrives from Montepaschi Siena, where he averaged
11.2 points and 2.5 assists in 16 Euroleague games last season.
July 30, 2010 - Gran Canaria 2014 lands CJ Wallace
Canaria 2014 improved its frontcourt for its upcoming two-way Eurocup
Qualifying Round against KK Zagreb by inking power forward CJ Wallace
to a one-year deal, the club confirmed Friday. Wallace (205, 27)
arrives from Benetton Basket, where he averaged 9.6 points and 5.7
rebounds in 11 Eurocup games last season.
July 30, 2010 - ANWIL brings back Paul Miller
familiar face is back in Wloclawek, as Anwil confirmed the arrival of
center Paul Miller, who will play for the Polish finalists next season.
Miller (208, 27) already played for Anwil in 2008-09, averaging 13.1
points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 36 Polish League games.
July 30, 2010 - PANATHINAIKOS brings aboard Maric
of the most
dominant big men in European basketball last season switched Euroleague
teams on Friday when Panathinaikos announced the arrival of
All-Euroleague center Aleks Maric, who inked a two-year deal with the
Greek powerhouse. Maric (211, 25) arrives from Partizan, which he led
to its biggest season in recent history, averaging 14.6 points and 8.4
rebounds in 18 Euroleague games as the team reached Final Four for the
first time since 1998.
July 30, 2010 - POWER ELECTRONICS lands Augustine
Power Electronics Valencia improved its frontcourt for its Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Basketball return in the 2010-11 season by inking
rebounding ace James Augustine to a one-year deal, the club announced
Friday. Augustine (208, 26) arrives from Gran Canaria 2014, where he
played in each of the last two seasons.
July 30, 2010 - Andric moved to Galatasaray
five successful seasons with BC Cibona, center Luksa Andric (208,25)
decided it is time for his first move abroad. He signed a two-year
contract with the Turkish side Galatasaray.
July 30, 2010 - VEF RIGA signs Patrick Sanders
Riga improved its roster for its upcoming Eurocup debut next season by
inking forward Patrick Sanders to a one-year deal, the club announced
Friday. Sanders (198, 24) arrives from EclipseJet MyGuide Amsterdam,
where he averaged 14.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks
in 20 Dutch League games last season.
July 29, 2010 - ANWIL extends Dru Joyce
reached a new agreement with point guard Dru Joyce to keep him on the
team next season, the club announced Thursday. Joyce (183, 25) averaged
7.5 points and 3.4 assists in 27 Polish League games with Anwil last
July 29, 2010 - Gran Canaria 2014 puts Green at point
keeps putting together its roster in time to get ready for the Eurocup
Qualifying Round by inking point guard to a two-year deal, the club
announced Thursday. Green (183, 24) arrives from AEK Athens, where he
averaged 15.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 23 Greek League
games last season, being its second-best top scorer.
July 29, 2010 - Caja Laboral first to get Nemanja Bjelica
Timberwolves was close to persue him to play in the NBA, he signed
contract with Benetton Treviso and Olympiacos was "sure-thing" for
Bjelica in past few weeks but at the end, his next club will be Spanish
July 29, 2010 - Montepaschi Siena signs Malik Hairston
League champion Montepaschi Siena kept completing its roster for the
upcoming 2010-11 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball season by
inking small forward Malik Hairston to a two-year deal, the club
confirmed Thursday. Hairston arrives from NBA powerhouse San Antonio,
where he averaged 2.6 points in 38 NBA games last season.
July 29, 2010 - LIETUVOS RYTAS adds Balockas
Rytas improved its frontcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season by inking power forward Petras Balockas to a two-year
deal, the club announced Thursday. L. Rytas keeps an option to extend
his contract until the end of the 2012-13 season.
July 29, 2010 - BROSE BASKETS keeps Anton Gavel
Baskets kept getting ready for its Euroleague return by extending
starting point guard Anton Gavel until the end of the 2011-12 season,
the club announced Thursday. Gavel (189, 25) averaged 10 points, 2.3
rebounds and 2.1 assists in 36 German League games last season.
July 29, 2010 - Azovmash inks Pustozvonov, Kryvych
kept filling its roster and improved it for its initial goal of
reaching the 2010-11 Eurocup through the Qualifying Rounds by inking
forward Maksym Pustozvonov and swingman Rostislav Kryvych, the club
July 29, 2010 - Dynamo Moscow inks Viktor Keyru
Moscow kept getting ready for the Eurocup Qualifying Round by inking
small forward Viktor Keyru, the club announced Thursday. Terms of the
deal are undisclosed. Keyru (200, 26) arrives from CSKA, where he saw
very limited playing time in each of the last two seasons.
July 29, 2010 - CEZ Nymburk tabs Tre Simmons
Czech League champion CEZ Nymburk got stronger to face the 2010-11
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round by inking small forward
Tre Simmons to a one-year deal, the club announced Thursday. Simmons
(198, 28) arrives from Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem, where he averaged 12.6
points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 14 Eurocup games last season.
July 28, 2010 - Efes Pilsen tabs Lawrence Roberts
powerhouse Efes Pilsen brought ex-Partizan's Lawrence Roberts to their
squad for a one-year deal. After successful season with Partizan
Belgrade at the Euroleaugue where he averaged 9 points and just about 7
rebounds per game, 28-year old American born in Houston will continue
his career at Efes Pilsen.
July 28, 2010 - MONTEPASCHI brings back Kaukenas
retired jersey will have to be removed from Pala Mens Sana, as
Montepaschi Siena announced the return of shooting guard Rimantas
Kaukenas, who inked a three-year deal with the perennial Italian League
champions on Wednesday. Kaukenas (193, 33) arrives from Real Madrid,
where he averaged 10.3 points in 18 Euroleague games last season.
July 28, 2010 - Budivelnik finds new coach in Berrocal
powerhouse Budivelnik reached an agreement with coach Josep Berrocal,
who signed a contract to lead the team until the end of the 2012-13
season, the club announced Wednesday. Berrocal, age 40, started his
coaching career in 1992, leading DKV Joventut's junior team until 1996.
July 28, 2010 - Pepsi Caserta lands Luca Garri
Caserta improved its frontcourt for the upcoming Euroleague Qualifying
Rounds by inking center Luca Garri to a two-year deal, the club
announced Wednesday. Garri (207, 28) arrives from Biella, where he
averaged 7.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 6 Eurocup games last season.
July 28, 2010 - CANTU extends Arminas Urbutis
Bennet Cantu reached a new agreement with forward Arminas Urbutis to
extend his contract until the end of the 2011-12 season, the club
announced Wednesday. Urbutis (206, 24) averaged 4.6 points and 2.8
rebounds in 9 Italian League games last season. He helped Cantu to make
it all the way to the Italian League semifinals.
July 28, 2010 - Kazlauskas closes the door to Papaloukas
weeks ago Papaloukas made known his decision not to play in the World
Championship 2010, but some days ago he had a change of heart and
decided to play after all, but he did not count Jonas Kazlauskas who
refused to allow him to join Greece NT.
July 28, 2010 - Belgacom Liege Basket tabs Nik Raivio
Liege Basket got stronger to face the Eurocup Qualifying Round by
inking guard Nik Raivio to a one-year deal, the club announced
Wednesday. Raivio (193, 24) arrives from the University of Portland,
where he just finished his college career.
July 28, 2010 - Pepsi Caserta keeps Timmy Bowers
managed to keep another core player for the upcoming 2010-11 season,
none other than Timmy Bowers, who inked a new one-year deal with the
Italian side on Tuesday. Bowers (188, 28) averaged 11.7 points, 2.9
assists and 1.7 steals in 34 Italian League games last season, helping
Caserta to make it to the semifinals.
July 28, 2010 - KRASNYE KRYLIA tabs Jermareo Davidson
Krylia keeps getting ready for its Eurocup debut in the 2010-11 season
by inking power forward Jermareo Davidson to a one-year deal, the club
announced Wednesday. Davidson (208, 25), an accomplished rebounder,
recently played for Caciques de Humacao in the Puerto Rican league.
July 28, 2010 - Mediterranean Basketball League: a vision to revive
basketball federation, and former FIBA Europe, president George
Vasilakopoulos is behind the idea of creating a united Mediterranean
League which will include teams from Greece, Italy, Serbia, Turkey,
Israel, Cyprus and Bulgaria.
July 28, 2010 - Greek A1 takes revolutionary measure to lift the league
Greek A1 (ESAKE) have decided to implement a revolutionary new rule
next season in Greek A1, which will take the league to the next level.
According to well informed sources Greek A1 decided that beginning from
next season dunks will be banned during the warm ups of the matches.
July 27, 2010 - Igokea signed coach Slobodan Klipa
newcomer Igokea from Bosnia and Herzegovina will start its first season
among the regional elite with the Serbian coach Slobodan Klipa, who
signed a one-year contract with an option for another year on Monday.
July 27, 2010 - PARTIZAN extends Dusan Kecman
of the signature players in Partizan Belgrade's incredible run to last
season's Final Four is returning to lead the club again as former
Euroleague champion Dusan Kecman has signed a new one-year contract
with the Serbian champs. Kecman (32, 197) averaged 9.6 points over 22
Euroleague games last season.
July 27, 2010 - Dynamo Moscow puts Urazmanov at point
Moscow found a new point guard for the upcoming 2010-11 season, none
other than Artur Urazmanov, who inked a one-year deal with the Russian
side on Tuesday. Urazmanov (186, 22) arrives from Radnicki Kragujevac,
where he averaged 3.3 points and 1.6 assists in 25 Adriatic League
games last season.
July 27, 2010 - Aris BSA 2003 lands Bryant Dunston
BSA 2003 kept getting ready for the Eurocup Qualifying Rounds and
improved its frontcourt for the upcoming season by inking power forward
Bryant Dunston to a one-year deal, the club announced Tuesday. Dunston
(201, 24) arrives from South Korean powerhouse Mobis Phoebus.
July 27, 2010 - SIAULIAI locks up Edvinas Ruzgas
its backcourt for the upcoming Eurocup season by inking shooting guard
Edvinas Ruzgas to a long-term contract. Ruzgas (198, 23) just finished
his college career at Texas Christian University, where he played in
the last two seasons.
July 27, 2010 - Buducnost lands Popovic, brings back Dubljevic
m:tel started to get ready for the Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by
inking shooting guard Aleksa Popovic and power forward Bojan Dubljevic,
who will try to take the Montenegrin champion to the Euroleague for the
first time since 2003. Popovic (201, 22) started his career in
July 26, 2010 - Real Madrid announce Fischer
reached an agreement with Maccabi Tel Aviv's D´or Fischer, signing him
through the end of the 2011/12 campaign. The player will be officially
presented on Tuesday 27 July at 13:00 CET in the Press Room of the
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
July 26, 2010 - Mickeal stays Blaugrana
the club's official website announced Pete Mickeal will be staying a
Barcelona player for the next season. After a very successful season
together the two sides decided to continue their path together. The
player joined Barcelona last summer coming from Baskonia and showed his
skills right away, both in the offensive and defensive ends.
July 26, 2010 - Euroleague, Turkish Airlines sign strategic partnership
Airlines and Euroleague Basketball announce today a strategic agreement
to sponsor the top European basketball competition across the globe.
According to the agreement, starting next season the top European
competition will be named Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball.
Similarly, the Euroleague Final Four now becomes the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Final Four whereby the new league title will appear in all
July 26, 2010 - BROSE BASKETS keeps Goldsberry
champion Brose Baskets reached a new agreement with playmaker John
Goldsberry to extend his contract until the end of the 2011-12 season,
the club announced Monday. Goldsberry (191, 27) averaged 5.3 points,
2.5 assists and 1.5 steals in 11 Eurocup games last season.
July 26, 2010 - VEF RIGA tabs Kaspars Berzins
Riga improved its frontcourt for its Eurocup debut next season by
inking big man Kaspars Berzins to a one-year deal, the club announced
Monday. Berzins (211, 24) arrives from CB Caceres 2016, where he
averaged 6.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 18 Spanish second division
games last season.
July 25, 2010 - MACCABI inks Mikhail Torrance
Electra Tel Aviv stayed as one of the most active teams in this
off-season by inking prospect Mikhail Torrance to a one-year deal, the
club announced Sunday. Maccabi keeps an option to extend his contract
until the end of the 2011-12 season.
July 25, 2010 - Montepaschi tabs Bo McCallebb
Montepaschi announced today that they have signed free agent Lester Bo
McCallebb. After several weeks of rumors and news about McCallebb's
next destination after Partizan Belgrade it has been announced that
American point guard will play for Montepaschi for the next three
July 25, 2010 - ZALGIRIS brings back Jankunas
familiar face is back to Zalgiris, none other than Paulius Jankunas,
who inked a two-year deal with the Lithuanian powerhouse. Zalgiris
keeps an option to extend his contract until the end of the 2012-13
season. Jankunas (205, 26) arrives from BC Khimki Moscow Region, where
he averaged 8.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 16 Euroleague games last
July 25, 2010 - Spartak St. Petersburg tabs Stephane Lasme
St. Petersburg strengthened its frontcourt for the upcoming Eurocup
Qualifying Round by inking center Stephane Lasme to a two-year deal,
the club announced Saturday. Lasme (203, 27) arrives from Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv, where he averaged 6.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4
blocks in 20 Euroleague games last season.
July 25, 2010 - Hapoel Gilboa/Galil Elyon inks McClinton
League champion Hapoel Gilboa/Galil Elyon improved its roster for the
upcoming Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking playmaker Jack
McClinton to a one-year deal, the club announced Saturday. McClinton
(185, 25) started his college career in Siena, but after sitting out
one year moved to Miami (Florida) where he posted great numbers in each
of the next three seasons.
July 23, 2010 - BC Khimki adds Thomas Kelati
region improved its backcourt for the upcoming Euroleague Qualifying
Rounds by adding sharp shooter Thomas Kelati, who inked a two-year deal
with the Russian finalists on Friday. Kelati (195, 27) arrives from
Power Electronics Valencia, where he averaged 8.3 points on 41.8%
three-pointers and 3 rebounds in 15 Eurocup games last season.
July 23, 2010 - Maric negotiating with PAO
year old Australian center who was named as the MVP of the regular
seasson in the Euroleague last year is negotiating contract with PAO.
Just one day after GM of BC Partizan Dragan Todoric said to the local
media that they have received acceptable offer for Maric today it is
known that PAO is the team who agreed terms with Partizan about
purchasing Maric's contract.
July 22, 2010 - Cajasol inks Mindaugas Katelynas
Seville added another piece to their roster. Mindaugas Katelynas became
the latest addition to the club. Lithuanian forward arrives from
another ACB team Meridiano Alicante.
July 22, 2010 - LOTTOMATICA lands Ali Traore
Roma made its first big roster move of the offseason by adding big man
Ali Traore, who was the 10th best scorer in the Euroleague regular
season, to its frontcourt. Traore (208, 25) arrives from Asvel Basket
of France, which he took to the brink of a Top 16 qualification last
season as the team's top scorer and rebounder.
July 22, 2010 - REAL MADRID tabs scoring ace Tucker
Madrid added more fire power to its roster by inking Clay Tucker to a
two-year deal, the club announced Wednesday. Tucker (195, 30) arrives
from DKV Joventut, where he averaged 12.5 points and 4.1 assists in 12
Eurocup games last season.
July 22, 2010 - Alba Berlin keeps All-Eurocup forward McElroy
Berlin reached a new agreement with swingman Immanuel McElroy to extend
his contract until the end of the 2010-11 season, the club announced
Thursday. McElroy (194, 30) arrived to Alba in February 2008 once his
previous team, RheinEnergie Koeln, folded.
July 21, 2010 - Cibona keeps two, extends two
took an important step forwards to complete its roster for the upcoming
Euroleague season by inking big men Jure Lalic and Drago Pasalic to
respective two-year deals. Also on Wednesday, Cibona confirmed that
up-and-coming swingman Bojan Bogdanovic was extended for three more
years while versatile forward Marin Rozic inked a new deal until the
end of the 2010-11 season.
July 21, 2010 - Chorale Roanne inks Alex Dunn
League finalist Chorale Roanne improved its frontcourt for the upcoming
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking center Alex Dunn to a one-year
deal. Dunn (212, 28) arrives from Anwil Wloclawek, where he averaged
8.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 36 Polish League games last season.
July 19, 2010 - Panathinaikos tabs Romain Sato
of the best small forwards in European basketball switched Euroleague
teams on Tuesday, when Panathinaikos announced that Romain Sato inked a
three-year deal with the Greek powerhouse. Sato (194, 29) arrives from
Montepaschi Siena, where he averaged 13.6 points on 85.5% free throws,
5.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 16 Euroleague games last season.
July 19, 2010 - CSKA Moscow lands Jamont Gordon
of the Euroleague's top newcomers last season switched teams on Monday
when CSKA Moscow announced the arrival of Jamont Gordon, who inked a
three-year deal with the Russian powerhouse. Gordon (194, 23) arrives
from Cibona Zagreb, where he averaged 13.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.8
assists in 15 Euroleague games last season.
July 19, 2010 - Real Madrid, Sergio Llull together until 2014
of the best young combo guards in the world is set to keep playing for
his current club, as Real Madrid announced that Sergio Llull has
extended his contract until the end of the 2013-14 season. Llull (190,
22) was under contract for two more years but Madrid opted to extend it
July 18, 2010 - KRASNIE KRYLIA adds veteran forward Kuzyakin
Krasnie Krylia remained busy over the weekend by signing veteran
forward Artem Kuzyakin, the club’s fourth transaction of the week.
Kuzyakin (202, 30) arrives from Unics Kazan.
July 17, 2010 - BARCELONA, Vazquez renew deal
Barcelona will have the anchor of its defense back in the lineup this
season after renewing the contract of Fran Vazquez for an additional
season. The athletic big man is the Euroleague's career shot-blocking
leader and set a record for most blocks in the Euroleague title game
when he rejected 4 Olympiacos shots in the final in Paris in May.
July 17, 2010 - Gilboa/Galil tabs Green, Kazarnovski
Israeli champion Hapoel Gilboa/Galil Elyon made a pair of moves Friday
as it continues to prepare its roster for the new season. Rodney Green
signed for one season and Anton Kazarnovski for two. Green (22, 196)
will make his professional debut with Galil after a four-year college
basketball career at La Salle University.
July 17, 2010 - Romain Sato to Panathinaikos for three years
to various reports, Panathinaikos is set to add Romain Sato to the
roster for the next three years. It is estimated that he will earn $7.5
July 16, 2010 - PANATHINAIKOS inks Kaimakoglou, Vougioukas
League champion Panathinaikos keeps getting ready for the upcoming
2009-10 Euroleague season. On Friday, just one day after extending Mike
Batiste and Drew Nicholas, the Greens announced the arrival of
versatile forward Kostas Kaimakoglou and center Ian Vougioukas, who
inked respective two-year deals with Panathinaikos.
July 16, 2010 - Scola stays with the Rockets
Scola got the offer he was expecting from the Rockets and will continue
his career in Houston. A lot of rumors were linking Scola to
Panathinaikos and Olympiacos this past week, but as TalkBasket already
analysed, there was no realistical chance that Scola would come to
July 16, 2010 - Three for Scavolini
Pesaro announced the agreements with three players, namely Nemanja
Aleksandrov, Andre Collins and Marco Cusin. 23-year old Aleksandrov
comes from Olimpija Ljubljana where he averaged 5.3 points and 2.1
rebounds in the Adriatic League.
July 16, 2010 - Cajasol Seville signed Paul Davis
Seville signed american center Paul Davis (1984, 2'11), who inked a one
year contract with another optional year. Davis was one of the main
target for the sevillian team this season after Richard Hendrix decided
to play for Maccabi.
July 16, 2010 - Kirilenko confirms absence at the WC
Kirilenko admited to Russian newspaper "Sport Express", that he will
not take part in the upcoming World Championship in Turkey with Russia.
July 16, 2010 - Olympiacos considering Anderson
are examining the case of Alan Anderson as the negotiations with their
first target, Romain Sato, are at a standstill. Sato is expected to
announce his decision even today.
July 16, 2010 - Real Madrid interested in Tripkovic?
media are putting Uros Tripkovic in the radar of Real Madrid for the
upcoming season. Tripkovic was linked with the New York Knicks and CSKA
Moscow earlier this summer.
July 16, 2010 - Rudy admits contact with Panathinaikos
Fernandez was contacted by Greek website gazzetta.gr and admited being
in talks with Panathinaikos while expressing his wish for everything to
July 16, 2010 - Shved returns to CSKA
Shved (21 years, 198 cm) who spent most part of the previous season in
Dynamo Moscow on loan will start the new season in CSKA uniform. The
players contract is valid until the summer of 2013.
July 16, 2010 - ZALGIRIS adds size with Omar Samhan
improved its frontcourt for the upcoming 2010-11 Euroleague season by
adding center Omar Samhan to a two-year deal, the club announced
Friday. Zalgiris keeps an option to extend it until the end of the
2012-13 season. Samhan (211, 21) arrives from St Mary's College of
California (NCAA), where he just finished his four-year college career.
July 16, 2010 - Gordon to be announced by CSKA
information obtained by the Russian sports website championat.ru CSKA
Moscow is expected to announce the signing of American combo-guard
Jamont Gordon in the following hours. The website relies on "reliable
information" regarding the signing and expects an announcement by the
club in Friday morning.
July 16, 2010 - Calathes goes Rhodes!
Rhodes have announced one of the most important signings of their
history, that of American-Greek forward Pat Calathes. Calathes had two
great seasons with Maroussi, but due to the club's financial
difficulties had to look for a new club.
July 16, 2010 - Cedevita adds shooting guard Troha
Zagreb added another player from local rival Cibona, signing veteran
shooting Robert Troha for the coming season. Troha (194, 33) reunites
with Vedran Vukusic and Vedran Princ at Cedevita.
July 15, 2010 - JR Bremer back in Russia
holds a Bosnian passport has signed for another year with Krasnie
Kriyla in Samara Russia, a club that will play in the eurocup next
July 15, 2010 - PANATHINAIKOS extends Batiste, Nicholas
has reached new agreements with two of the players that led the club to
its recent success, former Alphonso Ford Top Scoring trophy winner Drew
Nicholas and two-time Euroleague champion Mike Batiste. Both players
signed two-year deals with the Greens on Thursday.
July 15, 2010 - BARCELONA captain Grimau stays
FC Barcelona captain Roger Grimau will remain with the team for at
least one more year after the sides agreed on an extension Thursday.
Grimau (196, 32), who lifted the club's second Euroleague trophy in May
in Paris, will mark his eighth straight season with Barcelona this
July 15, 2010 - EWE BASKETS brings big Baynes in
Baskets Oldenburg signed Aron Baynes to a two-year contract on
Thursday, bringing the Australian center over from Lietuvos Rytas
Vilnius. Baynes (208, 23) made his professional basketball debut last
July 15, 2010 - CANTU connects with Diviach for 3 years
Cantu signed promising Italian forward Marco Diviach to a three-year
contract on Thursday. Diviach (200, 22) arrives from Pentagruppo
Ozzano, where he has spent the past three seasons.
July 15, 2010 - 2011 Euroleague Final Four set for Barcelona
Basketball is pleased to announce Barcelona as the host city for the
2011 Euroleague Final Four. With conversations between Euroleague and
the Municipality of Barcelona for a future Final Four being at an
advanced stage, both parties are confident that the city is ideal to
host the final of the top European club competition on the weekend of
May 6-8 at the Palau Sant Jordi.
July 15, 2010 - Robertas Javtokas signs with Power Electronics Valencia
Javtokas will continue his career in Spain after signing a 1+1-year
contract with Power Electronics Valencia. Lithuanian center arrives
from Khimki where he spent one season.
July 15, 2010 - Spirou Charleroi tabs point guard Demond Mallet
champions Spirou Charleroi found a replacement for Jerry Johnson.
32-year-old veteran guard Demond Mallet was signed to a 1+1-year
contract. Spirou will aim to reach Euroleague regular season through
July 14, 2010 - Barcelona to organize the Final Four 2011
seems we are
having a most probable candidate to organize the Final Four 2011 after
Torino dropped it. Two days ago it was London that was being presented
as the most probable host. Now it seems London won't be hosting the
event before 2015.
July 14, 2010 - Garbajosa to stay with Real Madrid
Jorge Garbajosa was not in the plans of Ettore Messina and was in
negotiations with Real Madrid in order to break his contract and with
Cajasol and AJ Milano being possible destinations, now it seems that
Jorge Garbajos will stay with the club.
July 14, 2010 - Panathinaikos makes an offer to Saras
Vassilis Spanoulis gone, the backcourt of Panathinaikos looks thin, so
Panathinaikos returned to the negotiating table with Sarunas
Jasikevicius. Panathinaikos have reportedly offered a 1-year contract
worth 700.000 euros.
July 14, 2010 - Hapoel Jerusalem adds forward pair
Migdal Jerusalem retooled at the forward spots on Wednesday with a pair
of signings of players with impressive resumes. Israeli final four MVP
Brian Randle and former ULEB Cup winner Moshe Mizrahi join the club,
while forward Sharon Shason was released.
July 14, 2010 - Unicaja adds point guard Barrera
signed playmaker Gustavo "Panchi" Barrera for the coming season with an
option for the 2011-12 campaign, the club announced Wednesday. Barrera
(193, 25), a native of Uruguay, has split his professional career
between his homeland and Spain.
July 14, 2010 - BC Khimki Moscow Region tabs Vadim Panin
Region stays as one of the most active teams in the off-season market.
On Wednesday, Khimki announced the arrival of versatile forward Vadim
Panin, who inked a two-year deal with the Russian finalists. Panin
(203, 26) arrives from Triumph Lyubertsy, where he played in the last
July 14, 2010 - Cabezas, Jankunas, Minard - on their way out of Khimki
league runners-up, Khimki, continues the process of rebuilding the
team. The club has already five players, namely Sergey Monya, Zoran
Planinic, Benjamin Eze, Kresimir Loncar and Alexei Savrasenko. Four
players left the club and three more are rumoured to be on their way
out of the club.
July 14, 2010 - Gran Canaria 2014 tabs Michael Bramos
Canaria 2014 keeps getting ready for the Eurocup Qualifying Round by
inking shooting guard Michael Bramos to a two-year deal, the club
announced Wednesday. Bramos (196, 23) arrives from Peristeri BC.
July 14, 2010 - Spartak St. Petersburg inks Miha Zupan
St. Petersburg reached an agreement with power forward Miha Zupan, who
inked a deal with his new club until the end of the 2011-12 season.
Zupan (205, 27) arrives from AS Trikalla 2000m where he averaged 13.6
points and 5.1 rebounds in 24 Greek League games last season.
July 14, 2010 - Ksistof Lavrinovic underwent surgery
Lavrinovic followed his brother's footsteps and underwent surgey on his
back in the same Tel Aviv clinic as Darjus. The 31-year old missed many
games of Siena last season due to back pain.
July 14, 2010 - Serbians want A-License for Partizan
treatment is what the Serbians are asking from the Euroleague for
Partizan. Serbian newspaper "Novosti" calculated the accumulated points
of Partizan during the last three seasons and found that the Serbian
club has more, than several teams with A-License.
July 14, 2010 - Fenerbahce also in the mix for Maric
want to sell Aleks Maric this summer as they do not know what his value
will be after the next season, but the Serbs are not willing to let him
go for nothing.
July 14, 2010 - Koufos sent to the Timberwolves
prospect Kostas Koufos, was sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves by the
Utah Jazz, where he will find Nikola Pekovic and Darko Milicic.
July 14, 2010 - Main target of Panathinaikos: Rudy
seems that the departure of Vassilis Spanoulis has not left
Panathinaikos unaffected. The main target of the Greens is presented to
be Rudy Fernandez, not only because he is a quality player, but also to
make up for the big loss of Spanoulis with another big name and create
July 14, 2010 - Brits confirm Freeland and Gordon absences this summer
Britain have announced that star power forward Joel Freeland of Unicaja
Malaga and Detroit Pistons guard Ben Gordon will be unavailable for
this summer’s EuroBasket 2011 qualifying campaign.
July 14, 2010 - Nielsen officially at Olympiacos
minutes ago, as expected Olympiacos announced the deal with Matt
Nielsen, that will keep him in Piraeus for the next two seasons.
July 14, 2010 - Faison heading to Charleroi
one season in Athens with Peristeri, Marcus Faison will probably return
to Spirou Charleroi, where he played from 2002-2006. The ex-player of
RheinEnergie Koln, Unicaja Malaga, BC Kyiv, Besiktas and ViveMenorca
will most likely move to Charleroi as he received an offer of 250.000
euros per season for the next two seasons.
July 14, 2010 - CSKA keeps Nikita Kurbanov
powerhouse CSKA Moscow has reach a new agreement with versatile forward
Nikita Kurbanov to keep him on the team until the end of the 2011-12
season. CSKA has an option to extend the deal for one more season.
Kurbanov (202, 23) has belonged to the club since the start of his
career, even when he has been sent on loan.
July 13, 2010 - PANELLINIOS keeps Coach of the Year Zouros
head coach Ilias Zouros have reached a new agreement to stick together
for a fourth consecutive season, the club announced Tuesday. Zouros
joined Panellinios in December 2007 and led the team to its biggest
success in decades.
July 13, 2010 - KRASNIE KRYLIA inks forward Nesterov
Krylia signed power forward Konstantin Nesterov for the coming season
on Tuesday. Nesterov (205, 29) arrives from BC Triumph Lyubertsy, where
he averaged 6.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in the Russian League
July 13, 2010 - Nicholas with Panathinaikos for two more years
was known since a couple of days that Drew Nicholas would continue with
Panathinaikos. This time the confirmation came from the player
himself...through his facebook page!
July 13, 2010 - Erceg - Bjelica trade negotiated
Bjelica has supposedly signed a deal with Benetton Treviso and will be
under contract with the Italian team in case he doesn't decide to go to
the NBA. But he is also the prefered player of Dusan Ivkovic to join
July 13, 2010 - PAO to announce Vouyoukas, aiming at Maric
is expected to announce the signing of Ian Vouyoukas shortly while
their main target for the starting C position of next season still
remains Serbian Aleks Maric.
July 13, 2010 - UNICS announces Vranes, McCarty, Pashutin and Rizvic
hit by UNICS Kazan's president who announced the signing of not one or
two, or even three, but a whole of four players in a press conference
held this morning in Kazan.
July 13, 2010 - BC Khimki bulks up with Loncar, Savrasenko
Khimki Moscow region keeps getting ready for the upcoming 2010-11
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking big men Aleksey Savrasenko and
Kresimir Loncar to respective two-year deals, the club announced
Tuesday. Savrasenko (215, 31) arrives from Dynamo Moscow, where he
averaged 11.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in 6 Eurocup games last season.
July 13, 2010 - Pepsi Caserta extends Ebi Ere
Caserta has reached a new agreement with small forward Ebi Ere, who
will keep playing for the team next season. Ere (195, 28) arrived to
Caserta last summer and had a big impact, averaging 15.1 points, 3.7
rebounds and 2.3 steals in 38 Italian League games.
July 12, 2010 - Panathinaikos close to keeping Batiste
differences in the negotiations seem to have been bent so the player is
really close to staying with the Greens, ignoring luring offers by Efes
Pilsen, Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow.
July 12, 2010 - Okulaja announces retirement
Okulaja officially announced his retirement from profesional basketball
and is considering a career in coaching or in sports management.
July 12, 2010 - Olympiacos agrees with Nielsen, goes for Sato
the signing of Vassilis Spanoulis, Olympiacos quickly agreed with Matt
Nielsen in order to also cover the power forward position, and is very
close to Romain Sato to cover the small forward spot.
July 12, 2010 - Mavrokefalidis out of Greece NT
Mavrokefalidis declined the invitation to the preparation squad of the
Greek NT claiming a serious problem in his family. The preparation
begins next Sunday.
July 12, 2010 - Entente Orleanaise inks guard Reynolds
Orleanaise added some scoring punch to its backcourt by signing point
guard J.R. Reynolds, who returns to France and the Eurocup after
helping Asvel Basket win the 2009 French championship.
July 12, 2010 - VEF RIGA names Kurtinaitis head coach
Eurocup champion coach Rimas Kurtinaitis returned to the competition
Monday when he was officially appointed head coach at VEF Riga. The
Latvian runners-up publicly announced Kurtinaitis as coach last week,
but he did not sign his contract – for one season with an option for a
second year – until Monday.
July 12, 2010 - BG GOETTINGEN tabs Barnett, Meacham
keeps putting together a competitive roster for its upcoming Eurocup
debut in the 2010-11 season by inking Sean Barnette and Trenton Meacham
to respective one-year deals on Monday.
July 12, 2010 - 2011 Final Four host to change!
to Italian media it is more than likely that Torino will not host the
upcoming Final Four in 2011 as it was announced, due to financial
July 12, 2010 - MACCABI ELECTRA keeps Bluthenthal
Electra Tel Aviv keeps playing a very active role in the off-season
market by extending forward David Bluthenthal for one more season, the
club announced Monday. Bluthenthal (201, 30) had returned to Maccabi a
year ago and averaged 9.3 points in 19 Euroleague games last season.
July 12, 2010 - Childress leaving Greece, heading to Arizona to meet
to "Arizona Republic", Phoenix Suns are close to conclude a deal which
will land Josh Childress and Hidayet Turkoglu to the NBA side.
Olympiacos wanted to get rid of Childress' contract for weeks now and
waited for Childress to find a new team in order to clear up some room
in the budget to announce Spanoulis.
July 12, 2010 - POWER ELECTRONICS signs Omar Cook
Electronics has found a new point guard in Omar Cook, who inked a
two-year deal with his new team on Monday. Cook (186, 28) arrives from
Unicaja, where he averaged 9.7 points and a league-best 5.9 assists in
16 Euroleague games last season.
July 12, 2010 - OLYMPIACOS: Star guard Spanoulis crosses over
made a blockbuster signing as its fist move since hiring Dusan Ivkovic
as head coach, brining in one of the top guards in Europe, Vassilis
Spanoulis, on a three-year deal. Spanoulis (193, 27) arrives from the
Reds' archrival Panathinaikos, where he spent the last three seasons
and four years overall.
July 12, 2010 - BC Azovmash, House pen extension
Azovmash and Fred House signed a one-year contract extension over the
weekend. House (193, 32) is a savvy veteran known for his excellent
defense and team-first play, all of which contributed to leading
Azovmash to last season's Ukrainian League title.
July 12, 2010 - Spartak St. Petersburg signs Popovic
St. Petersburg turned to former ULEB Cup champion Petar Popovic to give
the club a force in the middle. Popovic (211, 30), who won the
competition in 2008 with DKV Joventut, arrives from another Spanish
side, Asefa Estudiantes, where he averaged 8.1 points per game on 59.9%
two-point shooting last season.
July 11, 2010 - Mozgov leaves Khimki, goes NBA
known some hours ago, Timofey Mozgov will be leaving Khimki and is
heading to the NBA, as he agreed terms with New York Knicks for a
July 11, 2010 - Rakocevic ends up in hospital
Rakocevic left the US where he was on holiday some days ago to attend
Boki Nachbar's training camp for children, in Slovenia. But things
didn't go all that well for the Serbian star.
July 10, 2010 - AJ MILANO tabs top prospect Melli
Jeans Milano locked up one of the top young players in European
basketball over the weekend by signing power forward Nicolo Melli for
the next four season. Melli (205, 19) arrives from Trenkwalder Reggio
Emilia, where he averaged 10.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1 block in 27
Italian second division games last season.
July 10, 2010 - New York Knicks interested in Tripkovic
will be missing hte WC in Turkey as he is recovering from surgery on
his left foot, he does however draw the attention of clubs that want to
July 10, 2010 - Splitter to the Spurs
finally happened. After a fantastic season in the ACB which earned him
MVP honours and the Spanish Championship with Caja Laboral, Tiago
Splitter will move to the NBA and the San Antonio Spurs.
July 10, 2010 - Jerome Randle to replace Bo McCalebb in Partizan
a very successful season in Euroleague, Partizan Belgrade are facing
troubles keeping their key players. Serbian champions will not be able
to keep Bo McCalebb at the club for next season.
July 10, 2010 - Tadas Klimavicius stays in Zalgiris
Klimavicius will continue wearing the green jersey next season.
Lithuanian forward confirmed to BasketNews.lt that is staying in
Zalgiris as the club decided to use the option to extend the contract
for one more year.
July 10, 2010 - Europe bleeding big men to the NBA
after year many top European prospects are leaving the Old Continent
and going to the NBA to continue their careers. This summer however
will be remembered for the many big guys that have crossed the
July 10, 2010 - Asik agrees with Bulls
Asik was in the US for tryouts trying to get a contract and all turned
out well for him, as he agreed with the Chicago Bulls. The Turkish
International will be a reserve for starting center Joakim Noah.
July 9, 2010 - Asefa Estudiantes keeps German Gabriel
reached an agreement with power forward German Gabriel to extend his
contract until the end of the 2011-12 season. Gabriel (207, 29)
averaged 9.8 points and 4.8 rebounds in 32 Spanish League games last
season, helping Estudiantes make it to the Spanish League playoffs.
July 9, 2010 - Dynamo Moscow lands Gubanov from Khimki
Moscow signed forward Petr Gubanov on Friday for the coming season,
bringing the player over from BC Khimki Moscow Region, where he made
his Euroleague debut last season.
July 9, 2010 - BG GOETTINGEN brings back Bailey
familiar face is back in Goettingen for the upcoming season as the club
inked a one-year deal with playmaker Kyle Bailey on Friday. Bailey
(188, 27) arrives from EnBW Ludwigsburg, where he averaged 8.8 points,
3.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 21 German League games last season.
July 9, 2010 - Ivkovic cuts Erceg, Bogdanovic and Jeremic
NT coach, Dusan Ivkovic cut Luka Bogdanovic, Mladen Jeremic and his own
player at Olympiacos, Zoran Erceg from the preparation. As it is
already known Darko Milicic and Uros Tripkovic are also out of the WC.
July 9, 2010 - Olympiacos interested in Andersen
to Greek website sport.gr, Olympiacos are interested in bringing David
Andersen back to Europe to reinforce their frontline that is looking
thin after the probable departure of Sofoklis Schortsanitis and the
possible of Yannis Bouroussis.
July 9, 2010 - Bozic renews with Partizan
Bozic signed a new one-year contract with the Serbian Champions and
will stay for a seventh season with Partizan. The experienced Serbian
guard has won 6 national titles, 3 cups and 4 Adriatic leagues with
July 9, 2010 - MONTEPASCHI lands Pietro Aradori
Siena has added more fire power to its roster by inking up-and-coming
shooting guard Pietro Aradori to a three-year deal, the club announced
Friday. Aradori (192, 21) arrives from Angelico Biella, where he
averaged 14.4 points and 4.6 rebounds in 5 Eurocup games last season.
July 8, 2010 - Euroleague Draw 2010-11
first stops on the road to the 2011 Euroleague Final Four are now clear
after the regular season and qualifying rounds draws for the 2010-11
Euroleague season took place Thursday in Barcelona, Spain.
July 8, 2010 - Euroleague 2010-11, Regular Season, Group A analysis and
League champion Caja Laboral will do it best to reach its first Final
Four in three years. The always ambitious and fiercely competitive
Laboral brings back a rock-solid core of players that includes Tiago
Splitter, Lior Eliyahu, Fernando San Emeterio, Marcelo Huertas and
Mirza Teletovic as well as signature head coach Dusko Ivanovic.
July 8, 2010 - Efes Pilsen locks up Raduljica for 5 years
Pilsen made a major move that signals to the future by signing Miroslav
Raduljica, one of the top young centers in the game, to a five-year
deal. Raduljica (213, 22) arrives from Serbian side FMP, where he had a
breakout season last year as his minutes rose.
July 7, 2010 - Regal FC Barcelona extends Terence Morris
champion Regal FC Barcelona has reached a new agreement with former
All-Euroleague power forward Terence Morris to extend his contract
until the end of the 2011-12 season, the club announced Wednesday.
July 7, 2010 - Alba Berlin bulks up with Femerling, Idbihi
Berlin improved its frontcourt with the additions of former Euroleague
champion Patrick Femerling and of power forward Yassin Idbihi, the club
announced Wednesday. Femerling (216, 35) inked a one-year deal while
Idbihi (207, 26) signed a three-year contract.
July 6, 2010 - Hemofarm inks big man Maras
Qualifying Rounds participant Hemofarm Stada added size in the
frontcourt by signing power forward Ivan Maras to a two-year contract.
Maras (24, 209) split last season between KK Buducnost, where he had
played four-plus seasons, and Metalac Valjevo of the Serbian League.
July 5, 2010 - Cibona names Radulovic as new head coach
champion Cibona Zagreb announced on Monday the addition of Zdravko
Radulovic, 44, as the new head coach of the team. Radulovic and Cibona
signed a two-year deal. He replaces Velimir Perasovic, who switched
Euroleague teams to Efes Pilsen earlier in the simmer.
July 3, 2010 - Fenerbahce Ulker signs big man Lavrinovic
Ulker added a marquee name to its frontcourt over the weekend by
signing former All-Euroleague selection Darjus Lavrinovic from Real
Madrid. Lavrinovic (212, 30) had a sparkling start to the season with
Madrid last year, but saw his minutes and production dwindle as the
July 2, 2010 - Benetton signs Brunner
officially announced the signing of Greg Brunner for the next two
season. The 26-year old American played for Montegranaro last season.
July 2, 2010 - Lechthaler returns to Siena
Montegranaro officially announced, Luca Lechthaler will be leaving the
club and joining Montepaschi Siena. 24-year old Lechthaler returns to
Siena after one season with Montegranaro where he averaged 2.4 points
and 2.8 rebounds.
July 2, 2010 - Gran Canaria interested in Poeta and Taurean Green
to Spanish sources, Gran Canaria is interested in Taurean Green and
Giuseppe Poeta, while Marcus Norris will probably be leaving the club.
July 2, 2010 - Union Olimpija names Janez Rajgelj as new General Manager
management board of Union Olimpija named Janez Rajgelj as General
Manager. He returns to this function as he was already General Manager
of the club between April '07 and March '08. The club also organized a
press conference where new General Manager of the club and one of the
management board representatives Jani Möderndorfer were speaking about
the future of the club.
July 2, 2010 - Mijatovic new coach of Cibona
Perasovic left to take over Efes Pilsen's bench and his replacement on
the bench of Cibona is no other than his assistant last season,
Tomislav Mijatovic according to Croatian media. 34-year old Mijatovic
was chosen amongst other candidates like Slobodan Subotic and Veljko
July 2, 2010 - Pascual Coach of the Year in Spain
receiving the Alexander Gomelsky award by the Euroleague, which defined
him as the best coach of the Euroleague last season, Xavi Pascual also
got the Antonio Diaz Miguel Trophy by the Spanish Federation of
Basketball Coaches for the second year in a row.
July 2, 2010 - Real Madrid announces Rodriguez
Rodriguez passed his medical examination and was officially announced
by Real Madrid in a deal that was reported to be done since a couple of
July 2, 2010 - Cantu renews Leunen
officially announced the renewal with one of their best players last
season, namely Maarty Leunen, for the next season, while the player
holds the right to depart for the NBA up until the 30th of July.
July 2, 2010 - Schaffartzik to Turk Telekom
of the revelations of the Eurobasket 2009, Heiko Schaffartzik will
continue his career in Turkey and Turk Telekom Ankara as it was
officially announced by the club.
July 2, 2010 - Unicaja makes an offer for Martinez
Malaga made an official offer to Rafa Martinez, on a 4-year deal
according to laopiniondemalaga.es. Rafa Martinez still has one year
left in his contract with Valencia, but he would be willing to leave
even though Valencia offered him an extension.
July 2, 2010 - Clippers ready to offer a contract to Big Sofo
to Greek website sport24.gr, the LA Clippers already treat Sofoklis
Schortsanitis as their player and are ready to offer him a contract
worth 5mil dollars for two seasons.
July 2, 2010 - Partizan: Panathinaikos has not contacted us
has been written in the last couple of days in Greek media regarding an
interest of Panathinaikos about Aleks Maric, upon the departure of
July 2, 2010 - Childress, Kleiza close to remain with Olympiacos
market officially opened yesterday in the NBA to make their transfers
and the two players of Olympiacos are looking for a good contract in
order to return to the NBA while they have until the 15th of July to
find it or else they will stay with the Greek club.
July 2, 2010 - Panellinios agrees terms with Zouros
complete turnaround of the situation, Panellinios is reported to have
agreed terms with Head Coach Elias Zouros who led the club to the
Eurocup Final Four last season.
July 2, 2010 - Kolossos interested in Calathes
main target of the club is settled as Head Coach Yannis Sfairopoulos,
who led the club from the Greek island to an excellent season in the
A1, has agreed to renew. The management now is looking to build up the
roster for next season and Pat Calathes is reported to be the first
July 2, 2010 - CSKA targeting Teodosic
first target for the point guard position was Terrell McIntyre, but
obviously any interest came too late. According to Greek media, CSKA
are targeting Milos Teodosic now.
July 2, 2010 - Khimki interested in Sato and Evans
Moscow are not laying low and have proven to be one of the most active
clubs in this offseason. After signing Kresimir Loncar and Alexey
Savrasenko, the next target is reported to be Romain Sato.
July 2, 2010 - CAJA LABORAL lands David Logan
League champion Caja Laboral made its first major move for next season
by announcing Friday the addition of multi-talented point guard David
Logan, the Euroleague's fourth-best scorer last season, on a three-year
July 2, 2010 - Jasikevicius set to sign 2-year deal with Maccabi
Jasikevicius will become the third big name to leave Panathinaikos
following Nikola Pekovic and Vassilis Spanoulis. According to
ynet.co.il, Lithuanian point guard will sign a two-year contract worth
€1.2 million with Maccabi in the coming days.
July 2, 2010 - Maccabi considering the addition of Antoine Wright
giants Maccabi Tel Aviv continue building the team for the next season.
Antoine Wright is being considered as a potential addition to replace
July 2, 2010 - Asvel Basket lands Mickael Gelabale, Davon Jefferson
Basket announced on Friday the addition of two new forwards. The first
is a familiar face to Euroleague fans, Mickael Gelabale (201, 27), and
the second is a newcomer to the competition, Davon Jefferson (203, 23).
July 2, 2010 - Euroleague American Tour 2010 games set
Basketball and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have announced
that two Euroleague teams will compete in four preseason games from
October 14 to 16, 2010 in the United States. The four games, which are
part of the Euroleague American Tour 2010, will be played by former
Euroleague champion CSKA Moscow of Russia and Caja Laboral of Spain.
July 1, 2010 - FC Bayern inks Demond Greene
announced the signing of German international, Demond Greene, on a one
year deal as it was officially announced in the club's website.
July 1, 2010 - Loncar close to Khimki
Moscow has started off pretty impressive this summer. The next player
that is rumored to join the club is Kresimir Loncar, previously of
July 1, 2010 - UNICAJA inks playmaker extraordinaire Terrell McIntyre
the signing of Terrell McIntyre on a two-year deal, bringing in one of
the Euroleague’s best playmakers. McIntyre (175, 32) arrives from
Montepaschi Siena, which he led to four consecutive Italian League
titles in as many seasons with the club.
July 1, 2010 - Bilbao agrees terms with Mavroidis
Mavroidis will continue his career with Bilbao Basket as the club
officially announced. The agreed deal will keep the 25-year old Greek
center for the next three seasons.
July 1, 2010 - Minsk 2006 becomes the last team in VTB United League
champions Minsk 2006 was given the last remaining empty spot in the
next season's VTB United League, according to Krepsinis.net. Last
season the club participated in Eurochallenge.
July 1, 2010 - Bykov stays in Moscow, moves to CSKA
of the best players of last edition of Russian Superleague A, Sergey
Bykov opted to changed clubs and move from Dynamo to CSKA Moscow. The
player had a better offer from Dynamo but chose CSKA due to Euroleague
July 1, 2010 - Zalgiris and Spartak St. Petersburg showing interest in
Roma point guard Darius Washington by at least two clubs. Krepsinis.net
reports that the 24-year-old American is attracting the interest of
Lithuanian league runners-up Zalgiris and Russian club Spartak St.
July 1, 2010 - Benetton brings Bulleri home
Basket announced Thursday that veteran guard Massimo Bulleri returns to
his boyhood club on a two-year deal and has been named the 10th captain
in Benetton history.
July 1, 2010 - Limonad and Mekel released by Maccabi
Tel Aviv notified Raviv Limonad that he is not part of the team’s
program for the coming season. Gal Mekel, who has been on loan to
Gilboa/Galil, will also not be returning to Maccabi.
July 1, 2010 - CSKA interested in Tripkovic, Marjanovic
to Spanish media DKV Joventut want to get rid of the contract of Uros
Tripkovic who in turn wants to play for a Euroleague club. And Dusko
Vujosevic who had Tripkovic in Partizan up until last season wants the
player in CSKA.
July 1, 2010 - PAO loses Pekovic too, enters crisis
started off as a dream with the verbal agreements of Diamantidis and
Obradovic to remain a tthe club and the promise of a relaxed summer is
now turning into a bad joke for the Green fans as after Spanoulis,
another key player is ready to kiss the club goodbye, as Pekovic has
agreed terms with Minnesota Timberwolves.
July 1, 2010 - MACCABI inks forward Hendrix for two years
Electra Tel Aviv announced another addition to its roster with the
signing of Richard Hendrix for the power forward spot. Hendrix (203,
23) signed a two-year deal with the Israeli powerhouse. He joins Tal
Burstein, Elishay Kadir and Jeff Foote, who were signed earlier in the
July 1, 2010 - CHOLET BASKET lands Luc-Arthur Vebobe
Basket announced on Thursday the addition of forward Luc-Arthur Vebobe
(203, 30) for the next campaign in which the French champs will make
their Euroleague debut. Vebobe arrives from Antibes of the French
July 1, 2010 - BC Khimki tabs center Benjamin Eze
Khimki Moscow Region keeps building a strong roster for the upcoming
2010-11 Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking center Benjamin Eze to a
two-year deal on Wednesday. Khimki keeps an option to extend the
contract until the end of the 2012-13 season.
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