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As it’s rumored almost for a week, Valencia has made an offer to Nemanja Nedovic, but an other Spanish team entered the race in order to sign the Serbian guard. According to Eurohoops sources Laboral Kutxa also made its move for the player and his fate seems to be tied with Thomas Heurtel. After being cut by the Warriors, Nedovic has to clear weavers in order to sign with a European team and as he said to Serbian newspaper “Novosti” he would like to return to Europe in order to get minutes on the court, despite having the dream to play in the NBA. There have been reports about NBA interest towards him, specially by Utah, but there’s nothing imminent on the table. EuroHoops.net

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He certainly never imagined that his new employers, thanks to the ACB's petty rules, aren't even allowed to list him as a head coach in league play. According to ACB regulations, specifically those ordained by the Spanish coaches association, head coaches must possess a league-sanctioned license as well as FIBA clearance to coach league games. Roth didn't have the license when Sevilla hired him but was assured by his new club that, after a decade as an NBA assistant as well as head-coaching experience in both the D-League and internationally with the Dominican Republic, Sevilla would either have the grounds to obtain the license for him or be able to pay some sort of fine to clear him. ESPN.com

It's a farce that prompted Marca, Spain's biggest daily national sports newspaper, to refer to Roth as Sevilla's Entrenador Fantasma. The Phantom Coach. Suffice it to say none of this was in the brochure when the job was offered. Despite Roth's attempts to round up letters of support in recent weeks from the likes of the NBA, USA Basketball and both the Dominican Republic and Turkish national federations with whom he has worked, Sevilla has yet to convince the ACB that its new coach is already more than worthy of the license. Worse yet, Roth can't do anything to obtain a license in-season, since one of the three required courses is not until June. ESPN.com

In August, former NBA player Scott Roth agreed to take a detour from the volatile world of assistant coaching in the NBA to serve as the head coach of Baloncesto Sevilla in the Spanish ACB. It sounded like a truly special opportunity, since only a select few Yanks had previously coached in Spain's top league, most notably ESPN's own George Karl. So Roth, who had multiple playing stints in Spain in the early 1990s after his brief NBA career with Utah, San Antonio and Minnesota, decided he couldn't refuse the opportunity to take charge of his own team at such a high level. Especially because serving as Sevilla's coach would also mean overseeing the development of Latvian 7-footer Kristaps Porzingis, who is widely projected to be a lottery pick in the 2015 NBA Draft with a skill set scouts say takes the best from both Ersan Ilyasova and Andrea Bargnani. On my ESPN.com colleague Chad Ford's latest Big Board, Porzingis is the No. 4-rated prospect. ESPN.com

November 8, 2014 Updates
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Valencia Basket has officially announced that Dwight Buycks has left the team. Two sides have reached an agreement to resolve the contract. Buycks he's now discussing deals with Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers, as reported by Shams Charania. Sportando

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