HoopsHype Sofoklis Schortsanitis rumors

July 5, 2013 Updates

Panathinaikos informed Sofoklis Schortsanitis that he won't continue with the Greek team next season too. The big man is now free agent and ready to choose his next destination. According to rumors in Israel, Maccabi is offering sofo 800,000 for 1 year but there are sounds from blatt that he prefers someone else besides Big Sofo. Sportando

July 30, 2012 Updates
May 24, 2012 Updates

The Israeli’s league final will probably be the last game of Sofoklis Schortsanitis as a Maccabi Tel Aviv’s player, since the club has already inform him that it will not use the renewal option in his contract for next season. The best offer until now to him from a European elite club, according to Eurohoops.net sources, comes from Spain and Caja Laboral. There is a contract waiting for 27 years old “Sofo” in Vitoria, it’s quite attractive and it’s the first substantial offer for him in the European market. EuroHoops.net

April 4, 2012 Updates
August 30, 2011 Updates

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 2, 2011 Updates

According to last minute information, Sofocles Schortsianitis has decided to withdraw from Greece NT squad. As Big Sofo let his coach Elias Zouros know, he took the decision due to personal problems (sick girlfriend), after his requests for a leave of absence, for some days,were all rejected. TalkBasket

July 1, 2011 Updates

Sofoklis Schortsanitis Extends Contract with Maccabi Schortsanitis, who was one of the top players for Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv last season and who was named to the All-Euroleague First Team, has extended his contract with the team for the coming season, with an option for 2012 – 2013. The Hoop

June 30, 2011 Updates
August 28, 2010 Updates

Basketball's governing body has rejected Greece's appeal of two player suspensions stemming from a brawl in a game against Serbia. Patrick Baumann, FIBA's secretary general, says the punishment given to Antonis Fotsis and Sofoklis Schortsanitis will stand, and the players will miss the first two games of the world championships that open Saturday. SI.com

August 27, 2010 Updates

FIBA's decision to suspend Antonis Fotsis and Sofoklis Schortsanitis for their part in last week's brawl in an exhibition game against Serbia was "something unbelievable," Greece coach Jonas Kazlauskas said Friday. FIBA's decision altered Kazlauskas' plans ahead of Saturday's opening game against China at the world basketball championships in Turkey. Both Fotsis and Schortsanitis will also be sitting on the bench during Sunday's game against Puerto Rico. "It is a disappointment," Kazlauskas said at Ankara Arena after practice. "This is something unbelievable." AP

August 20, 2010 Updates

"This shouldn't have happened," said Serbian coach Dusan Ivkovic, who is due to take over Greek club Olympiakos next season. "Relations with the Greeks are now very bad." A stunned crowd of about 5,000 at the Athens Olympic Arena watched players from both teams exchange punches and kicks on the floor and in the tunnels leading to the dressing rooms. Two or three spectators entered the fray but were quickly shoved out of the arena. The fight began when Greece forward Antonis Fotsis had moved threateningly against Serbia guard Milos Teodosic, who had fouled him. Krstic grabbed Fotsis by the throat and threw a chair toward Sofoklis Schortsanitis, who was pursuing him. The chair hit Yannis Bouroussis, who had not played because of a hand injury, and left him with a bloody wound on the side of his head. ESPN.com

Serbia's Nenad Krstic has been released after he was held in custody overnight following a brawl during a game against Greece. Krstic, who played for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder last season, grabbed Greece forward Antonis Fotsis by the throat and threw a chair at Greece center Sofoklis Schortsanitis. The chair instead hit Yannis Bouroussis on the head, leaving him with blood trickling from a wound. SI.com

August 6, 2010 Updates

Sofoklis Schortsanitis (25, 2.06), signed a two-year contract with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. Immediately after the signing, which took place in Cyprus, the player said, “As soon as I made the decision not to keep playing in Greece, I started looking for a big club, one that was well-run and had a great reputation, where I could make a contribution – I found all that with Maccabi Tel Aviv. I’m very excited to come to Tel Aviv and to Nokia Arena. I know the club, its fans and its impressive accomplishments very well, and I’m going to do everything I can to continue to glorify Maccabi Tel Aviv.” The Hoop

August 5, 2010 Updates

Sofoklis Schortsanitis is officially a new member of Maccabi Tel Aviv. The big man spent important years of his career in Greece with Olympiacos. At the end of the season the center tried to get a contract in NBA with Clippers which drafted him years ago but the negotiation failed. For some days Schortsanitis was also close to Panathinaikos. Sportando

August 2, 2010 Updates

The Israeli media has reported that Sofoklis Schortsanitis could be close to reach to a multi-year agreement with Maccabi Tel Aviv. The 25-year-old Greek center, who was also in talks with Panathinaikos, would be willing to join Maccabi Tel Aviv, after playing during the last five seasons for Olympiakos. The Hoops Market

August 1, 2010 Updates

Sofoklis Schortsanitis and Panathinaikos have already reached to an agreement, and now Zeljko Obradovic, coach of the Greek team, will have the final word to sign the 25-year-old center, who has played since 2005 for Olympiakos. If the Serbian coach finally wants Schortsanitis in the team, the deal could be signed soon. The Hoops Market

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