HoopsHype Olimpia Milano rumors

December 30, 2011 Updates

As reported by Chema de Lucas on Twitter, Olimpia Milano is not planning to add any player for Euroleague Top 16. In the last hours Slovenian forward Bostjan Nachbar was linked to the Italian team as replacement of the injured Malik Hairston (out four weeks) for the Euroleague Top 16. Nachbar is actually free agent and is trying to get a contract in the NBA. Sportando

November 15, 2011 Updates
October 9, 2011 Updates

Have you ever thought about signing Kobe Bryant? Sergio Scariolo (Olimpia Milano's head coach): Olimpia has received a lot of calls from Bryant's agent because the player was interested in playing in Milano. But from the beginning we had decided we would not sign locked out players and we only made an exception with Danilo Gallinari because of his personal links with the team. VAVEL.com

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Olimpia Milano officially announces the return of Danilo Gallinari during the NBA lockout. The Italian International spent the last three years in the NBA with New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets averaging 13.8ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.5apg in 171 games. Sportando

"I am very excited for the chance given to me by Milano. I really hope I can give to the supporters a lot of satisfactions" said Gallinari who will join the team in the tournee in Spain from September 22nd to October 2nd. "As I said several times, Danilo Gallinari was the only exception we could make about 'part-time' players. We are excited about having him in the roster for the beginning of the season. He will give us a big help to reach Euroleague Top 16. I am sure that playing with us will also help Danilo in his growth as a player" said coach Sergio Scariolo. Sportando

As per La Gazzetta dello Sport, Danilo Gallinari reached an agreement with Olimpia Milano until the end of the NBA lockout. Il Gallo will also travel with the team to Spain on Thursday where Olimpia is going to play some friendlies with also the new arrivals, Antonis Fotsis and Ioannis Bourousis and meet with coach Scariolo. Gallinari should have signed the contract late yesterday or he will do it this morning. Sportando

September 19, 2011 Updates

Sergio Scariolo, in an interview released at SkySport24, the day after his second consecutive Eurobasket title with Spanish National Team, opened the doors to the return of Danilo Gallinari to Olimpia Milano during the NBA lockout. "We don't want in the roster part-time players but for Danilo Gallinari we could make an exception. Olimpia is his home" said Scariolo who will meet Milano's roster on Thursday (now the roster is coached by his future assistant Fabrizio Frates). Sportando

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