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July 22, 2013 Updates

Gregory Echenique will start his pro career with Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg, a source told Sportando. The Venezuelan big man ended his NCAA career with Creighton averaging 9.7ppg and 6.7rpg as senior. Echenique will sign with an NBA clause. Sportando

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What’s the best way to raise shackles in the German sports world? Easy: Publicly proclaim anything that projects Dirk Nowitzki in anything but glowing colors. Over at heinnews today is a report that FC Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has done just that. In a line made for today’s instant media, FC Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness proclaimed that his side would be unlikely to ever sign Nowitzki after his NBA career because “We are … not a nursing home for basketball players.” Ball In Europe

January 24, 2013 Updates

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and digital sports media group PERFORM today announced the launch of NBA.de, the new look official online destination for NBA fans in Germany. The site, which will be hosted in a dedicated section within the PERFORM owned Spox.com, will stream one LIVE game per week free and will also feature a range of multimedia content including videos and highlights and real-time statistics. NBA.de will offer an array of digital content including a weekly game streamed live throughout the regular-season, Playoffs and Conference Finals. Fans will also be able to watch daily highlights from NBA games, as well as keep updated through exclusive editorial produced by the spox.com editorial team of expert NBA writers. StockMarketWire.com

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Dallas center Chris Kaman hasn't ruled out playing for Germany if it qualifies for 2014 World Cup in Spain. “I’m up for (playing for Germany again). I just don’t know what Dirk’s decision will be,’’ said Kaman, who played for Germany in the 2008 Olympics and before only has wanted to play for the country if Dirk Nowitzki, now his Dallas teammate, is playing. “I can’t say no now. But I can’t say yes.’’ Sulia

December 24, 2012 Updates

Telekom Baskets Bonn is signing Marqus Blakely, a source told Sportando. The forward will replace Patrick Ewing jr in the German team. Blakely spent last season in D-League finishing the year in the Philippines with B-Meg Llamados with whom he averaged 22.4ppg, 13.4rpg and 4.2apg. Sportando

December 4, 2012 Updates

Dirk Nowitzki said that he will likely miss Eurobasket 2013 next September. The German forward did not play last summer to with German National Team. Nowitzki, who is still out after the knee surgery, thinks that Mark Cuban won't allow him to play Eurobasket. "It will be very hard for me to be in Slovenia" said Nowitzki to Sport1.de. Sportando

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Will you support the national team at the European championship in Slovenia next year? Nowitzki: It's still too early to make a final decision about that. But you know how I feel. Supporting the team is very near and dear to me. Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the Olympics in London. If I can use my experience to help the next basketball generation get to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, I'll give it some careful thought. It's an appealing idea. Is that enough for now? Der Spiegel

August 2, 2012 Updates

Out of season, Nowitzki is candid, especially when asked about carrying Germany's flag in the Beijing Olympics. "That was probably one of my proudest moments of my life that day, leading my nation into the stadium -- 80 to 90,000 people in the stadium. I remember walking in there, and everything was a blur," Nowitzki said in a rare, sit-down interview on the Mavericks practice court. His German team finished 10th, but just being in the Olympic Village made the trip, he said. "The life, to me, in the village was unbelievable," he said. "You can sit and have lunch with your team and sit next to a Chinese wrestler or a Portuguese runner. It was just an unbelievable experience. I made it to beach volleyball one day, that was fun." nbcdfw.com

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