Jazz forward Boris Diaw announced today in an official statement that he’s stepping down from his position at JSA Bordeaux. Diaw became the president of French team back in 2010 and also played a couple of games for the team in 2011, during the NBA lockout. The club reached the Pro B, French second division, in 2012 but after making the playoffs, everything went down for Bordeaux. They got relegated to NM1 and then to NM2, French fourth category, last year.
Tony Parker, president of ASVEL, made it clear: the French team will play in EuroCup next season with the goal to be in EuroLeague in the next two years. Parker spoke with RMC Sport. “We have very good relations with EuroLeague. And I have already warned the French Federation and LNB that ASVEL will play in EuroCup next season. We want to play in EuroLeague in the future. France must be represented in the two best European Cups” Parker said. “I trust Jean-Pierre Siutat (French Basketball Federation president), I know how much he does for basketball. But if there is no agreement between FIBA and EuroLeague, Jean-Pierre knows that my goal is to play in EuroLeague. So, I have already told him that we’ll play in EuroCup next season.
Do you intend to play at FIBA EuroBasket 2017 this summer? Joffrey Lauvergne: Yes, that is a goal for me. I want to play for the national team. Things have been going well for me with the national team and I enjoy spending my summer with the guys from the team and staff.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Former NBA center Bernard James, just two games into his contract, has been cut by French club Limoges, according to source.