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Jackson exists in a weird purgatory, stuck in the NBA D-League with the Idaho Stampede. The Pelicans have not renounced his draft rights, which would make him a free agent, and they haven't signed him, even after an injury to Jrue Holiday. He can't be called up by another team. He can't sign with another team. All he can do is work on his game in the D-League and hope something, anything happens before he's forced to head to Europe for the money. "(Europe's) on the back of my mind," Jackson told CBSSports.com over All-Star Weekend. "My family needs the money. I need to provide for my family so whatever I have to do, I'll have to. "The NBA's always been my dream, and I think I'm good enough to play there. But the way the cards are dealt, I may have to go overseas for my career." CBSSports.com

February 13, 2014 Updates

Euroleague CEO Jordi Bertomeu was present in Athens, Greece, and before the game between Olympiacos and Anadolu Efes he spoke about almost every matter of Euroleague. However the most important part of the press conference was the way he presented the possible expansion of the NBA to Europe under the terms of the American league as almost an impossible plan. That’s why according to him the cooperation with Euroleague should be considered the only way for this to be done. Jordi Bertomeu: “My answer is the same with David Stern’s answers. Every time this subject comes up, he says that he will think about it for the next ten years and every one starts to talk about it. In order for the NBA to come, there should be 5-6 really strong teams in Europe in league with a 130 million USD financial turnover. That means tickets which will cost 100 euros per average and at least 150 sold outs. Our television partners should pay ten times more for the rights. And we also have to answer how the salary cup will work under a possible six different taxation laws. There are many legal issues. A lot of people talks about NBA in Europe, but not about those matters. My place is to give answers. It’s easy to make the questions. Adam Silver, the new commissioner, is a great contributor to the sport. We have met and I think that we have a future together. We want to increase our cooperation and we want to see things realistically”. EuroHoops.net

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Nets lead assistant Joe Prunty has agreed a new deal to remain as the head coach of Great Britain’s national team for this summer’s EuroBasket qualification round. Team sources confirmed that approval has been granted for him to take the helm for a second campaign after guiding an inexperienced side to the brink of the second round of last September’s finals in Slovenia -- without the services of Luol Deng of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Joel Freeland of the Portland Trail Blazers. British Basketball has called a press conference Wednesday to formally announce the return of Prunty, who was an assistant in Cleveland before coming to Brooklyn last summer. ESPN.com

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The cancellation of the Spurs-Timberwolves game Wednesday in Mexico City because of smoke in the arena caused by a generator malfunction was a small blow to commissioner David Stern’s quest to play additional games in other countries. While games in London have gone off without a glitch, an NBA regular-season game in Mexico City was risky from the start and the Spurs and Timberwolves must now reschedule the game for Minneapolis, much to the chagrin of San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich. Both teams wasted valuable travel time to get to Mexico City, so the league is obviously going to think twice about returning there. Deputy commissioner Adam Silver, who will assume Stern’s duties in February, told the Globe last month the league plans to play more games in other countries but a potential expansion team in Europe may be years away. Boston Globe

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Europe would be incredibly attractive to the league. And logistically, it’s becoming more of a possibility in terms of state-of-the-art arenas that are now being built. When I was in China, I said we could use some faster planes to make life a little easier, but the potential is there. “There’s no question the popularity of this game continues to grow with the explosion of interest just with kids participating in this game around the world, and we also recognize the business advantages to having teams in European cities,” Silver said. Boston Globe

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Sebastian Telfair has received interest from a number of NBA teams this offseason, but sources close to the situation say that he’s also considering signing a deal with a team in Europe. The 28-year-old continues to weigh his options. If he signs overseas, it’s possible that he could sign with an NBA team later in the season once he has returned to the United States. Telfair spent last season with the Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors. HoopsWorld

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