EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 7/3/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
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MACEDONIAN U 16 NATIONAL TEAM 2008
Gorjan Markovski (Fersped Rabotnicki),
Nikola Gajdadziev (Karpos Sokoli 2000),
Darko Georgievski (Plejmejker Centar),
Vladimir Gotic (Plejmejker Centar),
Vedran Dizdarevic (Plejmejker Centar),
Stefan Vidinski (Plejmejker Centar),
Bojan Krstevski (Plejmejker Centar),
Marko Zdravkovski (Junior Skopje),
Jasmin Biberovic (Mladost),
Dimitar Delipetrov (Vardar Osiguruvanje),
Dino Krezovic (Vardar Centar),
Nenad Stankovski (Vardar Osiguruvanje),
Enis Pepic (Junior Skopje)
Branko Gavrilovski (Petreski),
Jani Pinzovski (Junior Skopje),
Gorjan Isjanovski (Fersped Rabotnicki),
Dimitrie Zdravkovski (Fersped Rabotnicki),
Stefan Popovski Medunjanin (FMP Zeleznik - Srbija),
Viktor Veljanovski (Student Bitola),
Pavel Stamatov (Plejmejker Centar),
Mihajlo Mihajlov (Vardar Osiguruvanje),
Andrej Papes (Plejmejker Centar),
Aleksandar Kojcevski (Junior Skopje),
Stevan Ristovski (Pop Sport VSA).
Head coach: Panche Milevski
Assistants: Bojan Hristovski, Marjan Ilievski
Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv signed Yaniv Green (206-F-80, agency: ZAG Advocates),Green back to Maccabi after good season at Samara(Russia),Yaniv aslo selected to play at FIBA EuroCup All-Star Game.
His averge this year at the FIBA EuroCup were:11.6 ppg,8.4 rpg(Second at the competion),1 apg,and 1.4 bpg(Third at the competion).
His averge at the Russian League this year were:8.9 ppg,6.1 rpg,Yaniv will earn at Maccabi 500,000 $ per year.
Iscar Nahariya signed two guards,Yogev Ohayon (189-G-87, agency: Interperformances),and Raviv Limonad (192-G-84, agency: Arik Krayn Services).
Yogev played at the last season at Hapoel Galil Elyon,his averge at the Israeli league were:11.3 ppg,3.4 rpg,4.3 apg and 2 spg(First at the league),at the Uleb Cup:9.8 ppg,3.9 rpg,3.9 apg,and 1.8 spg.
Yogev will earn this year 70,000 $.
The Second sign of Nahariya is Raviv Limonad,Raviv back to Nahariya after one season in Le Mans(France),his averge this year at the French League were:
9.4 ppg,2.5 rpg,and 3.6 apg,at the Euroleague:10.5 ppg,2.3 rpg,and 4.1 apg,Raviv aslo mentioned this year as candidate to Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Hapoel Gilboa-Galil Elyon signed Guni Izraeli (185-G-84, agency: Gross Zeev ISA),Guni played in 2006/07 at Hapoel Gilboa/Afula,his averge this year were:4.8 ppg,1.8 rpg,and 2.6 apg.
Guni played at the last season at Hapoel Holon and won in the champion.
George Manousidis: What is your expectations of the Cameroon National Team?
Lazare Adingono : My expectations for the National Team are simple play together and compete.
George Manousidis: Do you believe that Hellenic Basketball Federation has the experience to organize top basketball events such FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men ?
Lazare Adingono : Yes, I believe the Hellenic Federation is not only qualify but the are committed to make this event a total success.
George Manousidis: What is your opinion about the development and the progress of FIBA Africa ?
Lazare Adingono : I think fiba has done a great job in put different events in place in order to gave most countries of the African continent to compete and have the exposure needed earn some experience.
George Manousidis: Do you think Africa's basketball can come closer to the European standards?
Lazare Adingono : I Believe African basketball is well on his way of compete against the very worldwide.
George Manousidis: Do you consider that European or American basketball culture is closer to the Africa's basketball culture?
Lazare Adingono : Although there are some similarities, i believe African basketball has a unique culture and i hope it hold on to that unique god given potential.
Benfica signed the portuguese PROLIGA champion Miguel Barroca (182-G-84) that leaves Fisica,also in Fisica Ekjersey Viana (203-F/C-77) will leave them but still not confirmed for which team he will go,meanwille they see two of their biggest players go they signed Miguel Salvador (187-G-81) (ex Lusitania) and Ricardo Rodrigues (185-G-81)(ex Queluz).
Porto signed Daniel Monteiro (182-G-82) former Belenenses guard that was in great focus in the last regular season games and in the playoffs with many points scored,Porto looking to replace their guards ,one of the weakest points in their game past season.
Filipe Da Silva (193-G-79, agency: Players Group) will compete in Boulazac BD a team in France PRO B division next season and Nuno Manarte (184-G-75) says he will stay with Ovarense.
The Sacramento Kings found a way to keep their starting point guard, Beno Udrih (194-G-82), despite some fierce competition. Udrih and the Kings have verbally agreed to a five-year contract for the full mid-level exception.
Assuming the full mid-level comes in at $5.5 million this year, Udrih would get a contract worth $33.3 million and he would have a player option for the fifth year of his contract.
'I am so happy and honored to be returning to the Kings,' Udrih told. 'They took a chance on me and believed in me. I can't wait to get back to my teammates and the city that has become home to me.'
The Kings outbid the Los Angeles Clippers, who also offered Udrih a five-year deal for the mid-level. Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy flew to New York and met with Udrih at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday morning -- the earliest NBA teams were permitted to commence negotiations and strike verbal agreements with free agents. Dunleavy was persuasive, but at the end of the day Udrih wanted to return to the team that gave him his big break (espn.com)
The Los Angeles Lakers extended qualifying offers to Alexander Vujacic (200-G-84) which allows the team to establish a right of first refusal. If Vujacic, whose offer was for about $2.2 million sign an offer sheet with another team, the Lakers can match the offer and retain them. Vujacic is seeking long-term deals and hope their agents can come to an agreement with the Lakers.
One thing is clear: The new Jersey Nets' interest in retaining Bostjan Nachbar (207-G/F-80, agency: Interperformances) increased after the Richard Jefferson trade to Bucks, even if Nachbar may not be the 15- to 20-point scorer they need at the small forward spot. And remarkably, GM Kiki Vandeweghe said there are 'absolutely' bigs on his list, even though the only bigs worth having are restricted free agents such as non-scorers Andris Biedrins, Emeka Okafor, and Nenad Krstic. (nj.com)
Miha Cmer (182-G-77, agency: AB Agency) extended his contract with Luka Koper.
Elektra Esotech inked Tadej Horvat (196-G-87) ex Zlatorog for two seasons and their former member Ziga Mravljak (180-G-87) ex Medvode.
Alpos Sentjur agreed terms with Jasmin Catovic (199-G-83, agency: Globalsports/Globalevents) and their former member Peter Jovanovic (200-F-80) both ex Hopsi Polzela.
Krka is negotiating with Tadej Kostomaj (186-G-87) ex Alpos Sentjur.
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MBK Ruzomberok signed two slovak players: Adriana Gresnerova (179-F-86) from Cassovia Kosice and Beata Simova (184-87) from UMB Banska Bystrica. Both are former junior national players. MBK is still looking for playmaker and one center, which will replace Lindsey Wilson and Regina Palusna. Ruzomberok anouced that in new season the head couch will be Anton Panis and Stanislav Onuska will be his asistant and general manager of the team.
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