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Landing Sane to sign with Andorra

Landing Sane has signed with MoraBanc Andorra to replace the injured Oliver Stevic .
Sane has played with Levallois-Metropolitans and Mornar Bar this season.

Lokomotiv Kuban officially name Bon Donewald head coach

Bob Donewald was an assistant coach in the Charlotte Hornets, New Orleans Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers. Also Donewald has coached China national team. They became first at the Asian Games in 2010, and won the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship.

In 2016-2017 Bob Donewald Jr coached the Jilin Northeast Tigers.

Bob Donewald had some serious success as head coach of the China national team and also has an experience in NBA. We think he will help Loko to achieve our goals in the VTB League. We thank Vlade Jovanovic and wish him all the best. At some point he gave us stability and helped Loko win important games. But in the critical part of the season the team has stalled and didn’t show the result. In the last games we lacked of some important tactical decisions and understanding, that needed for win.

Source: Lokomotiv Kuban.

Trevor Lacey, Lokomotiv Kuban part ways

Trevor Lacey and Lokomotiv Kuban have parted ways after almost two seasons.
Trevor Lacey was a part of the club for almost two seasons. In the VTB United League Trevor averaged 5.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 13 games this season. In EuroCup, Lacey played in 17 games, averaging 5.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 2,4 assists.

We thank Trevor Lacey for his contribution to the team and wish good luck in his future career.

Source: Trevor Lacey.

Jeremy Simmons turns down Reggio Emilia’s proposal

Jeremy Simmons won’t be  the new big man of Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia.

Reggio and XL Extralight Montegranaro reached an agreement on the buyout of the player for more than €60k but the American turned down the proposal made by the Serie A team for the remainder of the season and next year.

Simmons wants to finish the year with Poderosa which is fighting for the promotion in Serie A.

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia in talks with Montegranaro to acquire Jeremy Simmons

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia is on the market for a PF/C and is negotiating with XL Extralight Montegranaro to acquire Jeremy Simmons , a source told Sportando.

The American is averaging 12.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in Serie A2 Girone Est with the team that is in second position in the standings.

Reggio Emilia is ready to pay more than €50k as a buyout to get Simmons and have him available for the key game against OriOra Pistoia scheduled for next weekend.

Dominican Republic name Nestor Garcia National Team head coach

The Dominican Republic will have a new coach when the team faces Jordan at their FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 debut, following the hiring of Nestor “Che” Garcia as the new Head Coach.

In his resume, the Argentine has stints as Head Coach of Uruguay, Argentina and led Venezuela in a historic run to the continental championship during the FIBA AmeriCup 2015, two South American Championships in 2014 and 2016, and a qualification to the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.

“We understand that Garcia is the man to lead us on the next level. His knowledge of the game, ability to motivate and get the best out of his players are the things that have motivated us to make this decision,” said Rafael Uribe, president of the Dominican Republic National Federation to El Dia.

“Melvyn (Lopez) did an extraordinary job in the qualifying windows. He had to deal with different teams, and still achieved the goal. We are very grateful for him and I know he will also be very helpful for us at this stage,” added Uribe.

Source: FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Unics Kazan, Jackie Carmichael part ways

Unics Kazan and Jackie Carmichael have parted ways.
Carmichael was averaging 6.8 points and 4 rebounds in VTB League and 5.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in EuroCup .

Quincy Acy agreed to terms with Shenzhen Leopards

Quincy Acy has signed in China with Shenzhen Leopards, a source told Sportando.
Acy has played 10 games for the Phoenix Suns this season averaging 1.7 points and 2.5 rebounds.
The forward comes from Texas Legends where he signed 21.7 points with 7.7 rebounds in 3 contests.
Acy is already in Hong Kong to get his document and debut in CBA.

Zadar, Kwame Vaughn part ways

Zadar announced that they have parted ways with Kwame Vaughn. The club Sports Director Branimir Longin stated that as Vaughn missed the last 25 days of action it was estimated that the player would not be able to play at the required level and to therefore help the team in the rest of the season. The two sides have then agreed to terminate their contract by mutual agreement.

Source: ABA Liga.

Mario Chalmers signs in Big3

Mario Chalmers has signed to play in Big3.
Chalmers, a two-time NBA champion, recently signed a deal for the remainder of the season with Virtus Segafredo Bologna an Italian team that competes also in Basketball Champions League.

His contract will expire at the end of June.


The big 3 season will start on June 22.

Jamar Abrams signs a contract extension with Tsmoki-Minsk

Belarusan and VTB League team Tsmoki-Minsk has signed Jamar Abrams to a contract extension.
Abrams will remain with the team through 2020.
The American scored 17 points in his only VTB League game played so far.

Alfred Julbe named Egypt’s NT head coach

Alfred Julbe is the new head coach of Egypt’s National Team.
The Spanish has coached 542 games in ACB.
He has been at the helm of Badalona, Girona, Zaragoza, Caceres and Barcelona B.