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Livio Jean-Charles recently gave an interview to French site BeBasket and while his answers were by no means scandalous, there are some great nuggets there. For starters, Livio states that he doesn't know whether he is a small forward or a power forward and he and his coach will try to develop his game to be able to play both positions, which I consider great news. He also mentions that he wouldn't be too thrilled to play in the D-League, which is not great news. But the biggest takeaway from that interview has to be this paragraph: An assistant for the Spurs is by your side this season. What exactly is his role? Is it about your personal development? David was sent by the Spurs, and he will be present throughout the year. He is here to witness but also be involved with my season here. But I want to be clear, Peter Vincent is in charge of my evolution at ASVEL. Pounding the Rock

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San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker has now become the majority share holder in French club ASVEL according to French site L’Equipe. Parker, who served as the team’s Vice President of Basketball Operations, will take the helm of the team in May where he will become the club’s President after acquiring a majority of the shares. “I decided to buy the whole club. Now I’m the majority shareholder and from the end of May I will be president of the Asvel “said Parker. ProjectSpurs.com

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ASVEL Villurbanne decided to go to Kelenna Azubuike for the swingman spot. As the influential Catch and Shoot reports parts are looking to find an agreement to take Kelenna in France. Azubuike was plagued by knees problems but with the Tony Parker's approval the team is ready to present an offer. Sportando

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In an interview with Le Progres, Tony Parker confirmed that he is still involved with ASVEL Villeurbanne. The PG of the Spurs strongly criticized the signing of Chace Stanback, a newcomer in Villeurbanne. "He is null. He is not the player we had thought. We have a genius as scout. I don't want to criticize Bob Sudre, but when you watch players, there are more that are better than him. Personally I told him: 'Who is that guy?'" said Parker who confirmed that Stanback is still in the roster of ASVEL. Sportando

December 6, 2011 Updates

Mike Monroe: Spurs Tony Parker in great shape after return from playing for ASVEL in France. 'I'm ready to go. I played my last game last week.' Twitter

November 8, 2011 Updates

For those of you wondering about Ronny Turiaf’s debut with Asvel Basket, well, it was a bit of a mixed bag of results on Sunday. After resolving insurance issues, the locked-out New York Knick started for Asvel as Tony Parker’s side hosted defending LNB champions/ Euroleague team SLUC Nancy. Turiaf looked good enough in his first game since injuring his hand in a friendly match leading up to the 2011 EuroBasket tournament, going for nine points (including one effusive dunk early on; see below Asvel-based YouTube clip), eight rebounds (four offensive), three assists and five fouls drawn in 25 minutes of court time. Ball In Europe

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Ronny Turiaf, the Knicks oft-injured center, may take his cranky knees overseas to France to play for Villeurbanne during the NBA lockout. The French League team announced it on its website yesterday, but agent Mark Bartlestein said the deal isn't done as they look into insurance. "There's definitely a lot of insurance things that have to be worked out," Bartlestein told The Post. New York Post

"I will be on the plane on Wednesday and I hope to take part in my first training session by the end of the week," Turiaf was quoted on the club's website. Bartelstein, however, said no plane reservations have been made Turiaf would join All-Star point guard Tony Parker on the club. Turiaf has a French heritage, growing up in Martinique. He was given a huge ovation during the Knicks' preseason game in Paris last October. New York Post

October 17, 2011 Updates

ASVEL made official in its website the signing during the NBA lock out of Ronny Turiaf. The french team member, which couldn't play at the Euro because of its broken left hand, joins Tony Parker under the green Jersey. The New York Knicks center never played in Pro A as he went to to the university of Gonzaga, before joining the NBA and the Lakers, the warriors and then the Knicks. Yahoo! Sports

According to Catch-and-Shoot, Ronny Turiaf might be announced today by ASVEL Villeurbanne. The big man agreed to terms with the team where also Tony Parker is playing during the lockout. Turiaf could make his debut next weekend in the game against Gravelines. Sportando

October 7, 2011 Updates

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