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Brooklyn Nets big men Andray Blatche and Mirza Teletovic got into a scuffle during Sunday's practice and had to be separated. No punches were thrown, and the team quickly resumed drills. "It's great. That's competition. That's what it's all about," Nets coach Jason Kidd said. "This team is put together to compete at a high level, and you saw that. There's nothing wrong with competition. Tempers might flare, but it's all out of respect, because we're all working hard, and as a coaching staff and as players, that's what you need." ESPN.com

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If Deron Williams has to do this every time Mirza Teletovic hits a three this season, Williams is going to build up those pecs — Teletovic can knock that shot down. During Brooklyn’s exhibition game Tuesday night, in the fourth quarter when Teletovic hit a three, teammates waived over D-Will to do a few pushups (Teletovic was 3-of-7 from three but it only happened once). NBCSports.com

September 26, 2013 Updates

Meanwhile, in an interview with Bosnian TV, Teletovic talked about how he had fielded offers from various European teams "throughout the summer" but that he wants to win a ring with the Nets. Asked by the interviewer if he thought his value had risen after Eurobasket, he smiled and said, "I hope so." "Throughout the whole summer, there were offers ... from European teams to NBA trade offers but I am standing behind what I said when I signed with Nets. My big desire is to stay with Nets and win a ring with them. For me, there is only one team and that team is the Nets," he told the interviewer.. "I think that we have super team. We brought in great new players and a coach, who was before everything else a great basketball player. He knows everything about basketball and I think that I will get my real chance and that we will all together do some big things in NBA." NetsDaily

September 12, 2013 Updates

Teletovic, who is 28 years old, carries a heavy load for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and his shooting percentage—38.6 from the field—reflects that. But he is second in the tournament with 21.0 points per game, and averages 7.8 rebounds. Bogdanovic, who is 24 and had hoped to sign this summer, is ninth in scoring (16.7 points) in the European tournament. Both players are in high demand around the league. But, as one general manager told SN, “The Nets don’t seem to have any interest in getting rid of either guy. Plenty of teams have asked, but they are not moving them, not right now.” Sporting News

In an interview with Bosnian reporters, Mirza Teletovic talked about how he is emotionally and physically spent from his team's failure to make the second round of Eurobasket Monday. Bosnia had to beat Lithuania by 10 to advance but they fell short when he missed a 30-foot buzzer beater. No problem, he told reporters. He's headed back to the US soon to join his teammates in informal workouts at the PNY Center. He said "someone" from the team had contacted him, asking when he was returning. The Nets have Media Day on September 30, then fly south that night to start training camp. But in the meantime, a number of Nets players have been working out informally at the Nets training facility. "Some players have already started to work, it would be good if I was there as soon as possible and begin to fit in," he said, adding "I think I will soon travel to America." NetsDaily

September 2, 2013 Updates

One of Bosnia's all-time greats,, now working with the front office of Fenerbahce in Istanbul, told a Bosnian newspaper Sunday that the Turkish team will continue to pursue Mirza Teletovic after failing to recruit him this summer. NetsDaily

Damir Mrsic, who played for Fener, said he had contacted Teletovic but that the "transfer" didn't work out. He told the interviewer that he believes "It would be great for both for him and for his family" to join Fener which has hired Europe's top coach, Zeljko Obradovic this summer and signed some of Europe's top players. Mrsic said the team, rebuffed by Teletovic, will continue to pursue him. "We did not give up the desire to bring Mirza to Fenerbahce Ulker. " However, a Turkish blogger reports that Teletovic's agent has denied the reports. NetsDaily

August 25, 2013 Updates

Q. You finished your first year in the NBA and lots of European players have played in the NBA with mixed results. Talk about your experience, what you learned in the NBA this last year and how are you applying it this summer and preparing for the next season. Mirza Teletovic: It's tough for all the European players during the first year in the NBA, especially if you don't get a lot of playing time, you can't get confidence, you can't really get into rythm. I couldn't catch five, six games in a row. I was always one game out... You're missing the confidence, you're missing your game... so I think for me it's important to come back here to Europe and still have lot of minutes to play here, and have other things and lots of practice. YouTube

August 18, 2013 Updates

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