HoopsHype Russia rumors

July 26, 2013 Updates

Unics signed a one year deal with Andrew Goudelock (24 yo, 191cm). Last season he played in Los Angeles Lakers and Rio Grande Valley Vipers, NBA DLeague MVP 2013. Sportando

Niki Bakouli: Andrew Goudelock is the new signing of @bc_unics and @Eurocup just got a little more interesting Twitter @Eurohoopsnet

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Ettore Messina said that CSKA Moscow and San Antonio Spurs are trying to organiza an exhibition game in Texas next fall. "Manu Ginobili was one of my players with Kinder and I am still in contact with him. Then there is coach Gregg Popovich, whom I consider a friend" said Ettore Messina. Sportando

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Nick Calathes spoke to F-Sport about his future. The American-Greek guard said that his future will be known in the next two weeks. Calathes is trying to sign a contract in the NBA but if he won't make it, he will return to Lokomotiv Kuban. "My dream is to play in the NBA. I grew up in America but I cannot make comments on that. In the next two weeks my future will be known. If I won't make it to the NBA, I will return to Lokomotiv Kuban. I have one year remaining on my contract and I like everything here in Krasnodar" said Calathes. Sportando

June 7, 2013 Updates

CSKA Moscow agreed to terms with Jeremy Pargo, a source told Sportando. The American PG returns to Europe after his NBA experience. Sportando

June 5, 2013 Updates

NBA players Timofey Mozgov and Alexey Shved have been named to Russia’s national basketball team for September's European basketball championships. The Denver Nuggets center and Minnesota Timberwolves point guard join seven other returnees from the 2012 Olympics bronze medal-winning squad on an extended roster revealed Tuesday by head coach Fotis Katsikaris. R-Sport

June 4, 2013 Updates

Add September 8 to your Nets calendar. That's the date of the next mayoral election in Moscow, and Mikhail Prokhorov is likely to run. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin stepped down on Tuesday, setting up the need for a "snap" election in three months. The mayoral elections were supposed to take place until 2015. Now, they will be run on September 8. Sobyanin hails from Siberia and never lived in Moscow before becoming President Vladimir Putin’s chief of staff in 2005. He was appointed Moscow mayor by then-President Dmitry Medvedev in 2010. He is expected to run in September. NetsDaily

June 3, 2013 Updates

The National Basketball Association is betting billionaire Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov can give it an advantage as the league seeks to replicate in Russia its success in China. The NBA hired David Watts, a former executive at sports and entertainment agency IMG Worldwide Inc., as London-based vice president for Russia and former Soviet states, NBA International President Heidi Ueberroth said. The position had been vacant since Egor Borisov, who was hired to run the Moscow office opened by the NBA in 2010, left the company more than a year ago. BusinessWeek.com

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