Virtus Bologna Rumors
Ian Begley: Jared Ralsky, an exec who has worked for the Spurs, Bucks and Pelicans, built a strong team this season in Italy with Aquila Basket Trento. They are currently in the semifinal and over-performed expectations given the club’s resources and recent history. Ralsky, the Sport Director with Trento who is well-regarded in basketball circles, could be a candidate to fill an NBA front office role; several teams in Italy – one reportedly being Virtus Bologna – are interested in hiring him to run their franchise, per sources.
According to Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress, Italian prospect Simone Fontecchio, who currently plays for Virtus Bologna, will enter the 2015 NBA draft. The news was confirmed by his agent, Max Raseni.
Jerome Jordan agreed to terms with Virtus Bologna, a source told Sportando. The Jamaican big man spent last season in D-League with BigHorns and D-Fenders. Jordan averaged 10.5ppg and 6.4rpg at FIBA Americans recently played in Venezuela. The big man appeared also 21 times in the NBA with the Knicks averaging 2ppg and 1.3rpg.
Aleksandar Petrovic won’t be confirmed by Virtus Bologna after the tryout period. The Italiam team is on the market looking for a big man. The hot name is Jerome Jordan, according to Il Corriere di Bologna.