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November 20, 2012 Updates

Jason Kapono wrote an open letter which was posted in Panathinaikos bc official website. The American forward is thanking the Greek team for its support to his family problems (his wife is having pregnancy complications), but he still haven’t decided if he will come to Athens. “Having reached a deal with Panathinaikos last week, I faced an unexpected family emergency, that delayed my departure to Greece. At this moment my situation is still unclear and I don’t know yet if it will prevent me from fulfilling my obligations to the team. My agents and Panathinaikos are in constant contact and me and my family will try to find a positive solution. Panathinaikos is one of the most legendary clubs in Europe and I was excited to join them and be a part of their winning tradition. Everyone in the team is fully professional and respected my situation, specially owner Mr. Giannakopoulos, whom I thank personally about his support”. EuroHoops.net

November 19, 2012 Updates

Panathinaikos announced officially on Friday the 16th of November the singing of Jason Kapono and a few hours latter his wife had complications in her latest pregnancy. The Greek club is in constant contact with the player, waits to be informed about the new date of his arrival – he was scheduled to travel to Greece on Sunday – and clarified to the American player that his wife will have the best possible medical care in Athens. EuroHoops.net

Kapono seems to appreciate the behavior of the club, but he is worried due to the condition of his wife and he seems reluctant to come immediately to Greece on his own, or with his whole family. The Greens on the other hand can’t wait forever and even with his contract being signed, the deal could be voided. Kapono should decide what he will do in the next two or three days. If not, then Panathinaikos will not have any other choice than to move on. EuroHoops.net

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Panathinaikos has decided to move in a different direction not only by replacing Hilton Armstrong, but also by signing a power forward who could play also as a “3”. A player who fits this profile and is being examined by coach Argiris Pedoulakis is Dajuan Summers. EuroHoops.net

November 2, 2012 Updates

Olympiacos announced the signing of Josh Powell for the season. The player will replace Joey Dorsey. Powell, who won the NBA with the Lakers, was recently cut by the Spurs at the training camp. Sportando

October 26, 2012 Updates

Joey Dorsey decided to leave Olympiacos after less than a season. The American big man won both Euroleague and Greek A1 with Reds last year. Dorsey wrote on Facebook after the home loss against Zalgiris Kaunas that he has an offer from the NBA and he will talk with the staff to decide about his future. But, as reported by David Pick, the decision was already made. Dorsey will return to the NBA leaving Olympiacos who agreed to release him. Sportando

September 19, 2012 Updates

Had you not answered, you think that now you would have had at least an invitation to take part in a training camp with an NBA team; Joey Dorsey: “It would not be just an invitation, it would be a contract. I had a contract for the Boston Celtics and for the New Orleans Hornets. It was just, I don’t know man, my feeling here it was just crazy last year. I fell in love with the team., I fell in love with the city of Athens and the fans here are so passionate about basketball. I just wanted to work more on my game. I think these were the biggest factors”. EuroHoops.net

You think that with your defensive abilities, you would fit well into the defensive style of coach Williams in New Orleans? Joey Dorsey: “Yes, that was one of the things that we talked about. With Anthony Davis being the No1 pick and bringing him in, I was gonna be that guy. That defender that would protect the paint”. EuroHoops.net

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Hilon Armstrong: Good Morning everyone. Just wanted to share some good news. I will be plays for Panathinaikos, a Great team in Greece! Twitter

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