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May 31, 2012 Updates
December 1, 2011 Updates

Though the text was difficult to translate, Green did indicate that he's taking his days "match by match" and indicated "At this moment, I'm still here," referring to playing in Europe. I guess (it) will happen soon. My agent did not mention it (returning to the Spurs) before we talked. But I repeat, my thoughts are currently aimed at Olympia. I want to help the team to the best of my ability. ProjectSpurs.com

August 25, 2011 Updates

Rookie center Jerome Jordan became the first Knick to officially hit Europe to play basketball because of the lockout. With all the rhetoric from Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony about playing overseas ball, the 7-foot Jordan landed in Slovenia Tuesday and participated in his first day of training camp for Krka yesterday. Jordan has an out clause to return to the Knicks if the lockout ever ends. The Adriatic League season begins in late September with exhibitions starting in two weeks. As The Post reported, Jordan agreed to terms a month ago, but the deal was nearly scrapped because of a dispute over various housing perks. New York Post

August 21, 2011 Updates

Green, 24, appeared in eight games over two stints with the Spurs last season, and also made four postseason appearances. Already signed for the 2011-12 season, if it happens, Green stands a better-than-decent chance of making the Spurs out of training camp, if there is one. In a way, Green considers his out clause as a bet that cooler heads will eventually prevail in the NBA’s collective bargaining standoff. “I’m optimistic we’ll at least have half a season,” Green said. San Antonio Express-News

August 16, 2011 Updates

Jeff McDonald: Hearing Danny Green probably does have out clause in Slovenia, which would jibe with his tweet from earlier. Twitter

Curtis Stinson has been one of the most most statistically impressive players in the NBA D-League the past few seasons. Unfortunately for fans of the Development League, however, the point guard doesn't look like he'll be suiting up again for the Iowa Energy next season. Stinson has signed with KRKA Novo Mesto in Slovenia, according to a release on the team's website, and will team up alongside 2010 NBA Draft pick Jerome Jordan this season. It's probably fitting that the club's current roster has listed the former D-League MVP's position as "defender." Ridiculous Upside

August 13, 2011 Updates

Former Austin Toros G/F Danny Green announced via Twitter late Friday evening that he would indeed be moving on to play in Slovenia during the current NBA Lockout. Green, who signed a non-guaranteed multi-year contract with the Toros' NBA affiliate San Antonio Spurs last season, stated in a series of tweets that he hopes to be back when the lockout ends. However he also indicated that he would be back if the organization (Spurs) wants him back. Examiner

August 8, 2011 Updates
July 27, 2011 Updates

Krka Novo Mesto wil soon make official the signing of Jerome Jordan from New York Knicks. The center agreed to terms with the Slovenian team for one year with an NBA out. As reported by Jonathan Givony from DraftExpress on Twitter, Krka will get 500k of buyout from New York Knicks who hold his NBA rights if the center will join the franchise when the lockout ends. Sportando

July 26, 2011 Updates

Knicks rookie center Jerome Jordan signed a contract Tuesday to play in Slovenia for the Krka club with an “out clause’’, his agent Todd Ramasar told The Post. The out clause will allow the 7-foot Jordan the option to leave the club when the lockout ends and join the Knicks. Ramasar said that is Jordan’s plan. Jordan played for Hemofarm in Serbia last season to get seasoning. The Knicks obtained Jordan’s draft rights for $1 million after the Bucks selected him in the second round in 2009. New York Post

June 29, 2011 Updates
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August 29, 2010 Updates

Just like last year in Poland when the fans traveled en masse from Slovenia to back their national team and help them reach the Semi-Finals, the Abdi Ipecki was packed with people wearing green and white for Saturday's first game between the Slovenians and Tunisia. Slovenia rolled to an 80-56 victory. "Those guys (Slovenia) are tough," USA's Kevin Durant said after his side’s 106-78 romp over Croatia. "They have a big crowd here, too. "So, it’s going to be a tough environment for us. "It’s something that we’re used to so far, playing in Spain and playing in Greece. "We know what it takes to win in a tough environment. "We got to come out there and play our game." FIBA.com

Goran Dragic is a rising star with the Phoenix Suns and Boston Nachbar spent a lot a lot of time with the New Jersey Nets. "We have to stop them in transition because they are lethal and try to stay in the game as much as possible," Dragic said. "They are a very strong team and we will just go out and do our best." Tunisia lost on their debut at the FIBA World Championship but coach Adel Tlatli was encouraged by his team's effort. Now he is fully focused on Sunday's game against Brazil. "After the game against Slovenia," he said, "Brazil is more of the same for us. "We are going to have problems in our interior play but we will have to come up with solutions in order to play more zone defense. "For us it's important to play these type of games, to gain experience of playing at the highest level." FIBA.com

July 22, 2010 Updates

Coach Becirovic said he had been open with Udrih about his role on the team from the start. “The Basketball Federation of Slovenia’s delegation met with Ben in April in Sacramento, where he was invited to participate in the team,” Becirovic explained. “I later called him to explain in what capacity I saw him playing on the team and to tell him my ideas. I let him know that Jaka Lakovic would start, but he would be one of the team laters on the floor and would have a sufficient number of minutes and a role in deciding what we do. “Unfortunately, on the very first day he was here, Ben began to think differently so we decided to talk on this sensitive issue, but also to wait a week and approach it with cool heads along with director Matej Avanzo and sporting director Walter Jelklinom. “We had wanted the issue solved before the preparation matches. We talked about all our ideas, but the differences were too many, so it was decided it was better for the team if we continued separately.” Interbasket

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