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  News archive October 2009


October 30, 2009 - Referees wear microphones for Thursday game
Euroleague Basketball has announced that, for the first time in a Euroleague regular season, the referees will wear microphones for TV on game Regal FC Barcelona vs. Cibona.

October 27, 2009 - Hapoel Holon signed Brandon Wallace
Israeli club Hapoel Holon signed Brandon Wallace (206cm) who played in Boston Celtics (NBA), Utah Flash (NBDL), Turkey during his career.

October 27, 2009 - Golemac injury not serious
A few days ago, Panathinaikos signed Golemac in order to cover the absences of Batiste and Tsartsaris. Bad luck continued for Greens though as Golemac himself got injured.

October 27, 2009 - Maroussi gets Milosevic
The rumour which was developed over the last few days turned out to be true and Igor Milosevic will be joining Maroussi.

October 27, 2009 - Gonlum suspended for one year
Kerem Gonlum was suspended for one year by the Turkish Basketball federation on a doping case.

October 27, 2009 - R.I.P. Kevin Widemond
Portuguese basketball is in shock following the death of Ovarense’s American guard, Kevin Widemond.

October 26, 2009 - Oldenburg loses Gardner for another month
A week after missing his team's historic debut victory in the Euroleague, EWE Baskets Oldenburg must survive without point guard Jason Gardner due to his ongoing back injury.

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October 23, 2009 - Panathinaikos keeps Jasikevicius out of Greek A1
Due to the number of foreign players limitations, Panathinaikos decided to keep Sarunas Jasikevicius out of the Greek A1. Instead Jurica Golemac will be registered.

October 23, 2009 - Thomas Kelati gets waived by LA Lakers
Thomas Kelati, the Eritrean-American guard/forward was cut by Los Angeles Lakers and is now looking for a new club.

October 22, 2009 - Mondo becomes Euroleague Basketball official global provider
Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce a new partnership deal with Mondo that makes the international sports equipment manufacturer an official global provider.

October 22, 2009 - Estudiantes, Samo Udrih, part ways
Samo Udrih is no longer a player of Estudiantes as both parts reached an agreement regarding the financial compensation for the player who is now free to look for a new team.

October 22, 2009 - Femerling signs for Antalya
German national team centre Patrick Femerling has moved to Turkey for this season. The 34-year-old signed a one-year deal with Antalya.

October 22, 2009 - Orleanaise get Milic
Hours after their unsuccessful Euroleague debut, the French club of Entente Orleanaise Loiret managed to make the greatest signing of their history by adding the Marko Milic.

October 22, 2009 - Halperin to sit out of Greek A1
Although his name was not mentioned as a candidate, Yotam Halperin is the player who will sit out of the Greek A1 due to the number of foreign players limitation in place. .

October 21, 2009 - Euroleague adds broadcasters, agencies for new season
Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that agreements have been reached with broadcasting partners for 2009-10 season in two more of the world's biggest television markets.

October 21, 2009 - Partizan interested in Baston?
According to Serbian newspaper Sport, Partizan is interested in adding 33-year old Maceo Baston, known to Euroleague fans from his campaigns with Maccavi Tel Aviv.

October 21, 2009 - Tomasevic sues PAOK
Dejan Tomasevic sued PAOK to the FIBA Tribunal in order to get 100.000 euros, owed to him by the Greek club.

October 21, 2009 - Rytas tabs former Zalgiris guard Vidas Ginevicius
Lithuanian champions Lietuvos Rytas completed the signing of a 31-year-old guard Vidas Ginevicius who was without a club this season.

October 21, 2009 - Partizan lands Lawrence Roberts
At the last moment, Partizan managed to cover their power forward position by signing Lawrence Roberts, who had impressed last season playing for their arch rivals, Red Star.

October 20, 2009 - Efes Pilsener and Euroleague Basketball, three more years
Efes Pilsener and Euroleague Basketball have renewed their sponsorship agreement for three more years.

October 19, 2009 - PAOK wins "Kition" tournament
PAOK Thessaloniki has won the "Kition" tournament, hosted in Larnaca, Cyprus by the local team of AEK Larnaca. PAOK beat Kolossos Rhodes in the final of the tournament.

October 19, 2009 - Moni Fanan commits suicide!
One of the most famous General Managers of Euroleague, former Maccabi Tel Aviv GM, Moni Fanan committed suicide this morning in his home in Tel Aviv.

October 19, 2009 - Knicks hold off Maccabi in New York
Maccabi Electra started its brief coast-to-coast tour of the United States with a 106-91 loss on Sunday against the New York Knicks at the famed Madison Square Garden.

October 19, 2009 - Panathinaikos calls up Golemac for help
Panathinaikos has been facing injury problems in their front line since the summer. The Greens decided to sign an experienced veteran like Golemac to help them out.

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October 16, 2009 - Euroleague unites with Special Olympics
Euroleague Basketball and Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia are delighted to announce a new partnership agreement during the 2009-10 Euroleague season.

October 16, 2009 - Partizan signed Bo McCalebb
Partizan strenghtened it's squad by signing a one-year deal with American point guard Bo McCalebb. Former student of his hometown New Orleans university.

October 16, 2009 - Maccabi beats Olimpija in EL opener
Maccabi Tel Aviv easily beat Union Olimpija infront of 11.000 fans in the Euroleague 2009-2010 season opener, behind 25 points of Alan Anderson and 19 of Andrew Wisniewski.

Alex Milic, Australian journalist write for us
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October 15, 2009 - Aris targets Miles
According to Greek sources Aris is not satisfied with the performances of Quinton Day and Jeremy Richardson and is looking to replace them with Aaron Miles.

October 15, 2009 - 2.24m Congolese youngster in Spain
15-year-old from the Democratic Republic of Congo called Bienvenue Letuni, who already stands 2.24m with a wingspan of 2.40m.

October 15, 2009 - Press conference marks start of 2009-10 season
The start of the 2009-10 Euroleague season was marked by a press conference in Tel Aviv held 24 hours prior to the competition's opening, between Maccabi and Union Olimpija.

October 14, 2009 - Ermal Kuqo back in Efes Pilsen
Experienced turkish center Ermal Kuqo, is back in Efes Pilsen. The club from Istanbul has completed a roster, wtih Rakocevic and Nachbar as it's biggest signings.

October 13, 2009 - Jonas Kazlauskas is among candidates to coach Lithuania
Jonas Kazlauskas is among two other candidates for Lithuanian National team Head coaching position.

October 13, 2009 - Panathinaikos beats CSKA to honour Alvertis
Panathinaikos beat CSKA with 82-69 in a game held to honour Fragiskos Alvertis' retirement who has been with the Greek club for the past 19 years.

October 10, 2009 - Lofton will play in Caja Laboral
Spanish powerhouse Caja Laboral signed american scoring machine Chris Lofton for the next two months, as a replacement for the injured Walter Herrmann.

October 9, 2009 - Burstein in Ayuda en Accion Fuenlabrada
Spanish club signed israeli forward Tal Burstein, player, with great experience at the top level in Europe, comes from Maccabi, and signed a one year contract.

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October 8, 2009 - NLB league starts tomorrow
Regional NLB league starts Friday, October 9. 14 teams from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

October 6, 2009 - Giannopoulos to Panionios
Charis Giannopoulos, captain of the U20 Greek team that won gold in the U20 European Championship in Rhodes, moves to Panionios for the next two seasons.

October 6, 2009 - Domen Lorbek in Cajasol
Domen Lorbek will continue his career in Cajasol. Cajasol proceded to this move, as the well-desired Spanish passport for Josh Asselin didn't arrive.

October 4, 2009 - Barcelona wins the Supercopa
In an amazing game, with thrilling final moments, Barcelona outgunned Real Madrid with 86-82 to win the ACB Supercopa 2009.

October 4, 2009 - Nuggets crush Partizan in American Tour
The young and inexperienced squad of Partizan was no match for NBA-semifinalists Denver Nuggets in the opening game of the Euroleague American Tour 2009.

October 4, 2009 - Panathinaikos wins Gomelsky Cup
Panathinaikos is the winner of the 2009 Gomelsky Cup as they beat CSKA in Moscow with 78-72, in the final game of the tournament.

October 3, 2009 - Kalambokis stays with Panionios
Yannis Kalambokis, international with the Greek National Team, will stay with Panionios after all, as it seems, for a further year.

October 3, 2009 - Dimitris Tsaldaris officially in Napoli
Many teams were reported to be interested in signing Dimitris Tsaldaris. The Greek guard however chose to play for Napoli as it was officially announced by the club.

October 1, 2009 - Kelati joins Lakers
Thomas Kelati signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Kelati have to "fight" with four other players that are currently under non-guaranteed contracts.

October 1, 2009 - PAOK lands Gecevski
As TalkBasket reported days ago, PAOK signed 32-year old Todor Gecevski, as the club's primary target, Ivan Radenovic, finally signed with CSKA Moscow.

October 1, 2009 - Marconato stays with Siena
34-year old Denis Marconato signed a 1+1 deal with Montepaschi Siena, as officially announced by the club.






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