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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.
David Pick: Greek muscle Sofo Schortsanitis signed a two-year extension with Maccabi, sources tell @ONE_CO_IL.
Emiliano Carchia: Ex Cantù sports director Arrigoni said to La Gazzetta dello Sport that once Schortsanitis ordered 12 pizzas plus 4 to take away
Panathinaikos informed Sofoklis Schortsanitis that he won’t continue with the Greek team next season too. The big man is now free agent and ready to choose his next destination. According to rumors in Israel, Maccabi is offering sofo 800,000 for 1 year but there are sounds from blatt that he prefers someone else besides Big Sofo.
Schortsanitis signed a three-year contract with Athens club Panathinaikos earlier this month so chances are he won’t be joining Atlanta’s roster. The value for the Hawks in the deal is gaining a trade exception in the amount of Green’s first-year salary with the Clippers, which wasn’t immediately known.
The Los Angeles Clippers today acquired guard Willie Green from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the draft rights to Sofoklis Schortsanitis. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced.
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 Eurohoops.net 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.
According to last minute information, Sofocles Schortsianitis has decided to withdraw from Greece NT squad. As Big Sofo let his coach Elias Zouros know, he took the decision due to personal problems (sick girlfriend), after his requests for a leave of absence, for some days,were all rejected.
Sofoklis Schortsanitis Extends Contract with Maccabi Schortsanitis, who was one of the top players for Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv last season and who was named to the All-Euroleague First Team, has extended his contract with the team for the coming season, with an option for 2012 – 2013.
Maccabi Tel Aviv extends Sofoklis Schortsanitis’ contract for the next season, with an option to an extra year
Basketball’s governing body has rejected Greece’s appeal of two player suspensions stemming from a brawl in a game against Serbia. Patrick Baumann, FIBA’s secretary general, says the punishment given to Antonis Fotsis and Sofoklis Schortsanitis will stand, and the players will miss the first two games of the world championships that open Saturday.
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.”
Sofoklis Schortsanitis is officially a new member of Maccabi Tel Aviv. The big man spent important years of his career in Greece with Olympiacos. At the end of the season the center tried to get a contract in NBA with Clippers which drafted him years ago but the negotiation failed. For some days Schortsanitis was also close to Panathinaikos.
The Israeli media has reported that Sofoklis Schortsanitis could be close to reach to a multi-year agreement with Maccabi Tel Aviv. The 25-year-old Greek center, who was also in talks with Panathinaikos, would be willing to join Maccabi Tel Aviv, after playing during the last five seasons for Olympiakos.
Sofoklis Schortsanitis and Panathinaikos have already reached to an agreement, and now Zeljko Obradovic, coach of the Greek team, will have the final word to sign the 25-year-old center, who has played since 2005 for Olympiakos. If the Serbian coach finally wants Schortsanitis in the team, the deal could be signed soon.
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.
The official announcement of the signing of Aleks Maric for Panathinaikos could arrive soon, but this couldn’t mean that Sofoklis Schortsanitis is not on the radar of Panathinaikos anymore. The 25-year-old Greek could still land in the current Greek champion.
Olympiakos is tracking the market for a replacement for Sofoklis Schortsanitis, who is close to land in Panathinaikos. The new target, according to the Greek media, is Nenad Krstic. The 26-year-old Serbian center, though, is under contract by the Oklahoma City Thunder until 2011. Krstic averaged 8.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in his second season with the Thunder.
Sofoklis Schortsanitis is close to be a new player of Panathinaikos. The agent of the big man early in the afternoon denied the agreement but Sport24 late in the day reported that the two parts are very close to signing the deal. Sofoklis Schortsanitis spent last years of his career with Olympiacos.
Sofoklis Schortsanitis is close to become the new player of Panathinaikos. The 25-year-old center hasn’t received a contract offer from the NBA, and his former team, Olympiakos, won’t try to resign him. Panathinaikos is in advanced talks with Schortsanitis, and the agreement could be reached soon.