Sofoklis Schortsanitis Rumors

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The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired the rights to Sofoklis Schortsanitis and a trade exception from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for guard/forward Thabo Sefolosha, the rights to Giorgos Printezis and cash considerations, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. The Thunder will have one year from today to exercise the trade exception.
The Israeli’s league final will probably be the last game of Sofoklis Schortsanitis as a Maccabi Tel Aviv’s player, since the club has already inform him that it will not use the renewal option in his contract for next season. The best offer until now to him from a European elite club, according to sources, comes from Spain and Caja Laboral. There is a contract waiting for 27 years old “Sofo” in Vitoria, it’s quite attractive and it’s the first substantial offer for him in the European market.
Electronic Arts and Euroleague Basketball are pleased to announce their licensing partnership that makes the leading global interactive entertainment software company an official partner under the video gaming category. Under this agreement EA SPORTS will include Turkish Airlines Euroleague players in the upcoming release of the mythical arcade game NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. This is the first time that European clubs will be officially represented in the NBA JAM franchise, one of the most successful video games in sports history. All fans will be able to choose any of the four participating teams in the last Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four. Dimitris Diamantidis and Mike Batiste of Panathinaikos Athens, Lior Eliyahu and Sofoklis Schortsanitis of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Bo McCalebb and Ksistof Lavrinovic of Montepaschi Siena, Sergio Llull and Carlos Suarez of Real Madrid will be amongst the players representing the four Euroleague teams in the 2–on–2 basketball games.
5 years ago - via AP
FIBA’s decision to suspend Antonis Fotsis and Sofoklis Schortsanitis for their part in last week’s brawl in an exhibition game against Serbia was “something unbelievable,” Greece coach Jonas Kazlauskas said Friday. FIBA’s decision altered Kazlauskas’ plans ahead of Saturday’s opening game against China at the world basketball championships in Turkey. Both Fotsis and Schortsanitis will also be sitting on the bench during Sunday’s game against Puerto Rico. “It is a disappointment,” Kazlauskas said at Ankara Arena after practice. “This is something unbelievable.”
“This shouldn’t have happened,” said Serbian coach Dusan Ivkovic, who is due to take over Greek club Olympiakos next season. “Relations with the Greeks are now very bad.” A stunned crowd of about 5,000 at the Athens Olympic Arena watched players from both teams exchange punches and kicks on the floor and in the tunnels leading to the dressing rooms. Two or three spectators entered the fray but were quickly shoved out of the arena. The fight began when Greece forward Antonis Fotsis had moved threateningly against Serbia guard Milos Teodosic, who had fouled him. Krstic grabbed Fotsis by the throat and threw a chair toward Sofoklis Schortsanitis, who was pursuing him. The chair hit Yannis Bouroussis, who had not played because of a hand injury, and left him with a bloody wound on the side of his head.
Serbia’s Nenad Krstic has been released after he was held in custody overnight following a brawl during a game against Greece. Krstic, who played for the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder last season, grabbed Greece forward Antonis Fotsis by the throat and threw a chair at Greece center Sofoklis Schortsanitis. The chair instead hit Yannis Bouroussis on the head, leaving him with blood trickling from a wound.
Sofoklis Schortsanitis (25, 2.06), signed a two-year contract with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. Immediately after the signing, which took place in Cyprus, the player said, “As soon as I made the decision not to keep playing in Greece, I started looking for a big club, one that was well-run and had a great reputation, where I could make a contribution – I found all that with Maccabi Tel Aviv. I’m very excited to come to Tel Aviv and to Nokia Arena. I know the club, its fans and its impressive accomplishments very well, and I’m going to do everything I can to continue to glorify Maccabi Tel Aviv.”
Pepsi Caserta has another main candidate to fill the center position in the roster for the coming season: Sofoklis Schortsanitis. The Greek big man ended his contract with Olympiacos at the end of the season and tried to reach an agreement with Los Angeles Clippers which selected him in the 2003 NBA Draft. Few weeks ago Sofoklis Schortsanitis seemed close to signing with Panathinaikos but the Greens decided to pen a deal with Aleks Maric.