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@ 12.32National Teams0 Ergin Ataman is no longer the head coach of Turkish NT
Harun Erdenay, president of Turkish Basketball Federation, announced that Ergin Ataman is no longer the head coach of the national team. Ataman decided to focus only on Galatasaray and stepped down from his position. The federation now will focus on the search of a new coach.
@ 12.11Serie A2 Est0 Michael Umeh signs with Virtus Bologna
American/Nigerian guard Michael Umeh has signed a deal with Italian side Virtus Bologna, the team announced. Umeh spent the last season in Israel with Ironi Nahariya. The guard knows the Italian league well and has already played with Trento, Brindisi and Verona. Source: Virtus Bologna
@ 11.53Serie A0 Reggio Emilia ready to keep rookie Paris Bass with a three-year deal
As reported by Basket Time, Italian side Reggio Emilia is ready to keep American rookie Paris Bass with a three-year deal. The player has made a great impression during the training camp and now the team is willing to offer him a permanent deal.
If the technical staff will give the final ok, next week the deal could be finalized. Source: Basket Time
@ 10.27Greece0 Angelo Tsagarakis inks with Aries Trikala
French guard Angelo Tsagarakis has signed a deal in Greece with Aries Trikala, the team announced. Tsagarakis spent last season in Vichy and recently got Greek passport.
@ 10.11Serbia0 Avdalovic leaves Partizan bench
Partizan NIS assistant coach Vule Avdalović decided to resign from his position due to private reasons. Former captain and until recently assistant coach at Partizan NIS, Vule Avdalović, notified head coach Aleksandar Džikić and the club's management, that he is withdrawing from his position on the bench, next to head coach Džikić. Avdalović used to be a member of black and white coaching staff in the 2015/16 season and used to cooperate with both former head coach Petar Božić and the current one Aleksandar Džikić as well. Source: ABA Liga
@ 09.59Turkey0 Vladimir Stimac reportedly close to sign with Besiktas
According to several reports from Turkey, Serbian big man Vladimir Stimac is close to sign a deal with Besiktas. Stimac spent last season with Crvena Zvezda and has already played in Turkey with Banvit back in 2012-2013 season.
Besiktas is close to sign Vladimir Stimac.
— Fersu Yahyabeyoğlu (@fersudeniz) 31 agosto 2016