HoopsHype Kirk Penney rumors

July 6, 2011 Updates

The New Zealand Breakers are more confident of retaining the services of marquee shooting guard Kirk Penney after the American NBA lockout. Tall Black Penney has a clause in his Breakers contract which allows him to explore opportunities in Europe until August 1 by which time he must confirm with the Australian national league champions for another season. New Zealand Breakers chief executive Richard Clarke said they were 90 per cent certain of having Penney back on the roster for next season. Once that decision was settled the Breakers could then confirm their imported players. Stuff.co.nz

March 12, 2011 Updates

Word is Penney and Abercrombie are both keen to expand their hoops horizons and take their talents to Europe or even the NBA if the big boys will have them. Penney gave it a tilt with the Spurs this season, but came up short; while Abercrombie is enticed by the lure of the major leagues in Europe. Penney, it's said, is contemplating one last shot at the big time as he continues to have his NBA ambitions thwarted. Stuff.co.nz

October 24, 2010 Updates
October 16, 2010 Updates

The NZ Breakers have confirmed franchise player Kirk Penney will not be back for their NBL home opener next Wednesday night and that his return date is indefinite. Penney has remained in the United States after being waived by the San Antonio Spurs last Monday in his quest to earn a place in the NBA. He is now investigating his options elsewhere in the league. The Breakers say Penney has not given up hope of being picked up by another NBA club and has not yet shifted his mindset to returning to New Zealand. Stuff.co.nz

October 11, 2010 Updates

The Spurs waived Penney, a 6-5 combo guard, before heading to Mexico City for a Tuesday game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Their roster now stands at 17, with three, perhaps four more cuts to make before the regular season opens on Oct. 27. San Antonio Express-News

Tall Blacks guard Kirk Penney will return to the NZ Breakers after being cut from the San Antonio Spurs NBA training camp. Kirk Penney's latest shot at the NBA is over. The Breakers have confirmed the Tall Blacks point guard has been cut from training camp at the San Antonio Spurs. Penney only played one pre season match, coming off the bench to score nine points. Newstalk ZB

September 28, 2010 Updates

Spurs Nation's long national nightmare is over. Kirk Penney has cleared up the administrative red tape that kept him from joining the Spurs for media day Monday. Penney has signed his camp contract, and is participating in the team's first practice this morning. San Antonio Express-News

September 26, 2010 Updates
September 23, 2010 Updates

With five days and counting until Media Day 2010, the Spurs' front office is still in the process of finalizing its roster for training camp. With 11 players under guaranteed contract and three others (Alonzo Gee, Garrett Temple and Curtis Jerrells) also expected in camp, the Spurs have as many as six invitations to hand out. One of them will go to former second-round pick James Gist, the Express-News has confirmed tonight. Meanwhile, media outlets in New Zealand are reporting that Kirk Penney, a member of that country's national team, is also in line for an invite. San Antonio Express-News

September 22, 2010 Updates

Penney, 29, told the Deaker on Sport television show that he had waited five years for a chance to prove himself in the world's elite league. He played four games for the Los Angeles Clippers at the end of 2004 before being released. "I'm going to get another crack, another shot after five years ago with the Clippers," Penney said. "And that was a short, short stint. So here we go." TVNZ

September 17, 2010 Updates

The New Zealand Breakers say only an offer from the biggest league in the world will prevent marquee player Kirk Penney suiting up for them throughout the 2010-11 season. With less than a month before tipoff of the rejuvenated nine-team Australian NBL – a new sponsor and TV deal putting it on the firmest footing in years – the Auckland-based club has had an anxious moment or two hanging on to its world-class shooting guard. Stuff.co.nz

September 8, 2010 Updates

Kirk Penney could be back to Maccabi Tel Aviv. The 29-year-old guard, the best scorer of the New Zealander national team in the last World Championship (24,7 points and 2.0 assists per game), is in talks to go back to the Israeli team, where he already played during the 2005-06 season. Penney finished last season in the D-League for the Sioux Falls Skyforce. thehoopsmarket.com

September 7, 2010 Updates

Kirk Penney could be back to Maccabi Tel Aviv. The 29-year-old guard, the best scorer of the New Zealander national team in the last World Championship (24,7 points and 2.0 assists per game), is in talks to go back to the Israeli team, where he already played during the 2005-06 season. thehoopsmarket.com

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