HoopsHype Benetton Treviso rumors

June 28, 2012 Updates

Former world champion Jorge Garbajosa of Unicaja announced on Wednesday that is retiring as a player at age 34. Garbajosa played for four different Euroleague teams in a 17-year career: Tau Ceramica, Benetton Treviso, Unicaja and Real Madrid, as well as Khimki Moscow Region in the Eurocup and Toronto in the NBA. Garbajosa reached the Euroleague title game in 2003 with Benetton, the same year that he was named to the All-Euroleague First Team. He was subsequently a second-team selection with Unicaja in 2006, just before he won the World Championships as a member of the Spanish national team. Euroleague.net

June 7, 2012 Updates
December 16, 2011 Updates

Benetton Treviso informed that Jeff Adrien officially left Benetton Treviso to return to the States. The big man exercised the NBA out in his contract and will sign a two-year deal with the Houston Rockets. Adrien was averaging 13ppg and 9rpg in Serie A and lead with five double double registered in the first part of the Italian season. Sportando

December 15, 2011 Updates
December 10, 2011 Updates

Scalabrine, a favorite of fans, coaches and teammates, is in camp on a non-guaranteed contract. "I have a good chance," he said. "I have to earn my way, same as last year. There's an opportunity. I was playing 35 minutes a night in Italy, so I'm in shape." Chicago Tribune

Brian Scalabrine tried to soothe any hard feelings his departure from Benetton Treviso created after officials from that Italian team criticized him for leaving early to try out for the Bulls. Scalabrine had played well overseas, making good on his plan that he first shared with the Tribune last spring. "I really enjoyed learning from the coach (Alexander Djordjevic)," said Scalabrine, who has not been officially cleared by FIBA to return to the NBA. "The organization treated me unbelievably fairly. When I left, I gave them back all the money they paid me. I went over with the intent to stay all year if the lockout lasted that long. "The only thing they were upset about was me leaving Friday instead of, say, two days before training camp. But I was trying to put myself in the best position to make the Bulls. I didn't want to be on Italian time while I'm trying to make the team." Chicago Tribune

December 2, 2011 Updates

Brian Scalabrine and Benetton Treviso officially parted ways. The American forward will return to the US trying to sign a contract in the NBA. Scalabrine has played 7 games in Serie A averaging 11.6ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.4apg per 15.6 of ranking. "I am going back to the States trying to get a contract in the NBA. Since I came to Treviso my goal was to return to the NBA" said Brian Scalabrine. Sportando

November 29, 2011 Updates

Emiliano Carchia: Brian Scalabrine will certainly leave Benetton Treviso and return to the NBA. Few more shows in Serie A for the White Mamba. We'll miss him Twitter

November 26, 2011 Updates
November 2, 2011 Updates

You’ve been a role player in the NBA. How does it feel to have a bigger role playing with Benetton Treviso? Brian Scalabrine: The funny thing about that is that I’m doing the same thing I did in the NBA, the only difference is that I have more minutes. If you watch my games, I still rely on my teammates to create shots for me. I’m still a role player, using the system, using my teammates to help me get my shots and get a little advantage against my defenders. A lot of people would probably say like, “You didn’t play that much in the NBA.” But I’d say to them “Hey listen, I’m behind guys who are going to the Hall of Fame. I’m behind power forwards that make hundreds and hundreds of million of dollars.” Quite honestly, Kevin Garnett, Kenyon Martin are better than me. Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, they are better than me. Now I’m having the opportunity to play and I’ve been really enjoying that. HoopsHype

September 22, 2011 Updates

Benetton Treviso officially signed for the upcoming season Brian Scalabrine. Former Bulls was signed as American while he is waiting for the Italian passport. Scalabrine, who won also an NBA title with Boston Celtics, is in Treviso since weeks practicing with the team. Treviso also announced the loan to Asseco Prokom Gdynia of Donatas Motiejunas. Sportando

September 3, 2011 Updates

Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas has returned to play for Benetton Treviso in Italy according to his agent, Herb Rudoy, in a text message to FOX 26 Sports. Rudoy did not indicate in his text message if Motiejunas has an out-clause in his contract which would allow him to return to the NBA when the lockout ends. FOX 26 Sports

August 26, 2011 Updates

Basketball legend Sasha Djordjevic, new head coach of Benetton Treviso, had great words for Brian Scalabrine after just one day of the former NBA player in Italy. "He is a great guy. And in one day he is already well-adjusted in the group. He asks info on the schemes, on the team and FIBA rules. He brought excitement for our young players and he will be a guide for all of them. I am sure he will teach the younger athletes that we are not here to punch the clock. He is already a leader" said Djordjevic. Sportando

August 25, 2011 Updates

Brian Scalabrine is headed to Italy. The free-agent forward, who spent last season with the Bulls, will attend Benetton Treviso's training camp without a contract before making a decision on his future. That's the same team for which Toni Kukoc once played. Chicago Tribune

August 24, 2011 Updates

Scalabrine couldn't get an NBA out in talks with the club should the NBA lockout end. So with a wife and two young daughters home in the States, the fan favorite will attend training camp in Italy and monitor the state of the lockout. Before the lockout started, Bulls management told Scalabrine it's open to his return. "I'm going off the grid, growing the beard and going dark for now," Scalabrine joked via text message. Chicago Tribune

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