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Adrian Wojnarowski: Panathinaikos and others in Europe with serious interest in Yi Jianlian, but his focus remains to play in the NBA, sources tell Y! Twitter

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Electronic Arts and Euroleague Basketball are pleased to announce their licensing partnership that makes the leading global interactive entertainment software company an official partner under the video gaming category. Under this agreement EA SPORTS will include Turkish Airlines Euroleague players in the upcoming release of the mythical arcade game NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. This is the first time that European clubs will be officially represented in the NBA JAM franchise, one of the most successful video games in sports history. All fans will be able to choose any of the four participating teams in the last Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four. Dimitris Diamantidis and Mike Batiste of Panathinaikos Athens, Lior Eliyahu and Sofoklis Schortsanitis of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Bo McCalebb and Ksistof Lavrinovic of Montepaschi Siena, Sergio Llull and Carlos Suarez of Real Madrid will be amongst the players representing the four Euroleague teams in the 2–on–2 basketball games. Euroleague.net

August 11, 2011 Updates

European clubs are built with veteran players who are well-versed in team basketball and drilled in fundamentals. It is rare that any team, particularly a Euroleague power, reaches out to an American rookie but Panathinaikos is pursuing Morris to fill a power forward void. Morris' agent, Tony Dutt, said talks with Panathinaikos are "moving along" but nothing is imminent. Dutt said he would pursue an out clause so that Morris could return to the Suns if the lockout ends. It is not clear whether Panathinaikos, the Euroleague's defending champion, would be willing to risk a midseason personnel loss to do that. Arizona Republic

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Coaching in the NBA isn't tempting to you? Zeljko Obradovic: No. I haven't spoken to them and I've had no offers. I'm very happy in Europe. It's a whole other worlds. You have to be really ready for the NBA, although I think there are coaches in Europe that, without a doubt, could work there. El Pais

May 6, 2011 Updates

How many years you have left on your contract with Panathinaikos? NC: There’s a team option next year. And what’s going to happen? NC: I can’t tell the future. I’m just going to keep playing. Hopefully we will win a Euroleague championship and things like that. Right now I’m not focused on that. We’re in the Final Four and that’s the main thing. I hope I can help this team win. Have you spoken with the Mavericks lately? NC: From time to time, yes I do. But I leave that to my agent. I leave that to everybody else. I don’t worry about anything like that. HoopsHype

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Sofoklis Schortsanitis is close to be a new player of Panathinaikos. The agent of the big man early in the afternoon denied the agreement but Sport24 late in the day reported that the two parts are very close to signing the deal. Sofoklis Schortsanitis spent last years of his career with Olympiacos. Sportando

July 20, 2010 Updates

Sofoklis Schortsanitis is close to become the new player of Panathinaikos. The 25-year-old center hasn't received a contract offer from the NBA, and his former team, Olympiakos, won't try to resign him. Panathinaikos is in advanced talks with Schortsanitis, and the agreement could be reached soon. The Hoops Market

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