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Croatia - Cibona names Andro Knego new Director

Andre KnegoReigning Croatian champion continues with new Director. Cibona's Management Board selected Andro Knego (208-C-56) as the right man for this position and he will start working immediately. Knego will replace Bozo Milicevic, who successfully led the club over the past years. Milicevic stepped down on his position at the beginning of this season.
Andro Knego is former player of Cibona. He led the team to many domestic and European trophies


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Portugal - Barreirense Signs Todd Sowell

Todd SowellBarreirense/Unilogos has released Quintin Thornton (204-F/C-86, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: LSU) and signed Todd Sowell (201-F-86, college: St.Peter's) to replace him.

Todd is from Brooklyn, NY, 67 (200 cm.) tall and weighs 260 lbs. (118 kg).

He played college basketball at St. Peters College in Jersey City, NJ. The Peacocks compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). In his senior year he averaged 12,7 points, 10,4 rebounds and 2,2 blocked shots


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Sweden - Basketligan, Round 24: Dolphins finish 2009 on top with 20 wins

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08 - Sundsvall 74-90
Expected win by the Dragons, who jumped to 17-5 score (same as Plannja, 2nd/3rd place). Jakob Sigurdarson (192-G-82, college: Birmingham Souther) shined in this victory with 23 points and 6 assists. Johan Jeansson (197-G-85) had 19 pts. In Stockholm (5-17), Francis Odada (197-F-89) collected 18 points and 9 boards.

Gothia Basket - Norrkoping 82-98
Victory number 20 for the Norrkoping Dolphins, who ended 2009 as No.1 in Basketligan


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Euroleague - Zalgiris celebrate Citta Di Roma title

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IJT Zalgiris clinched the Citta Di Roma tournament title. They held off IJT Benetton Treviso in the Final. The victory allowed Zalgiris to book the spot at the Nike Junior International Tournament to take place during the Euroleague Final Four in Paris next year. Dovydas Redikas (193-G-92) scored 15 points to lead the Kaunas youngsters to the fourth straight victory at the tourney


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Euroleague - Nick Kalathis: I am still learning, but I think I am learning really well

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Nick Kalathis (198-G-89, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Florida) gave an interesting interview at Hoops TV and Mr. C. Smith, regarding his way of life in Greece, his team Panathinaikos and general other things:
HTV: How is life in Greece so far?
N.K.: Greece is great. I love the guys. I love the team. I love living in Greece. Life outside basketball is great and I have a great house to live in


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Italy - Aget Imola land Matteo Maestrello

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Aget Imola signed Matteo Maestrello (198-G/F-81) till the end of the season. The 28-year-old guard is expected to replace Patricio Prato (193-G-79, college: St.Bonaventure) who left for Virtus Bologna earlier. Matteo Maestrello started the season in Matera in A Dillettanti league. Last year Maestrello spent in Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia. He averaged 5.6 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. Matteo Maestrello used to play for Benetton Treviso, Virtus Imola and Carife Ferrara.


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Italy - IJT Zalgiris win Citta Di Roma tournament

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IJT Zalgiris - IJT Benetton Treviso 79:55

IJT Zalgiris clinched the Citta Di Roma tournament title. They held off IJT Benetton Treviso in the Final. The victory allowed Zalgiris to book the spot at the Nike Junior International Tournament to take place during the Euroleague Final Four in Paris next year. Dovydas Redikas (193-G-92) scored 15 points to lead the Kaunas youngsters to the fourth straight victory at the tourney


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Spain - Ira Newble joins Caceres 2016

Ira NewbleCaceres 2016 landed ex-NBA player Ira Newble (199-F-75, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Miami, OH). The 34-year-old forward played for Bnei Hasharon in Israel in the previous season. Ira Newble averaged 14.4 points, 6.0 boards and 1.8 assists per game. The forward was in talks with Aris Thessaloniki but got injured and never appeared in the team. Ira Newble had a long NBA career. He played for the Spurs, Hawks, Cavaliers and Lakers. Ira Newble reached the NBA Finals twice in 2007 and 2008


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Nick Kalathis: I am still learning, but I think I am learning really well

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Nick Kalathis (198-G-89, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Florida) gave an interesting interview at Hoops TV and Mr. C. Smith, regarding his way of life in Greece, his team Panathinaikos and general other things:
HTV: How is life in Greece so far?
N.K.: Greece is great. I love the guys. I love the team. I love living in Greece. Life outside basketball is great and I have a great house to live in


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France - Rouen sign Aerick Sanders

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SPO Rouen Basket which is in a difficult situation with only 1-11, continue to change their roster with the addition of Aerick Sanders (203-F-82, agency: Buck Andre, college: San Diego St.), an american center who already played in Pro A. In fact, during the 2006-2007 season he played for Strasbourg (12.0ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.0bpg) and last year with Dijon (12.4ppg, 7.7rpg). According to the head coach, Michel Veyronnet, 'He will give us rebound and defensive toughness'


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