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September 16, 2013 Updates
September 15, 2013 Updates

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. Sportando

September 11, 2013 Updates
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Simone Fontecchio isn’t the only talent from Virtus Bologna who’s thinking about playing overseas, also Danilo Andusic is considering to play in the United States. Andusic, born in 1991, is a very talented talented serbian shooting guard and during last weeks he’s proving he can be an important player in the Italian League. The player’s agency revealed that an NBA Franchise is interested to obtain the rights on Andusic. MY-Basket.it

December 7, 2012 Updates

Claudio Sabatini, CEO of Virtus Bologna, talked today on Kobe Bryant. Sabatini tried to sign The Black Mamba during the NBA lockout. "A marketing operation? No, a real negotiation. We have tripled his salary from the first offer while the game he would have played dicreased the 80%. Lockout would have helped us, Kobe was sincere to say that we were close to a deal" said Sabatini to Playbologna.it Sportando

August 24, 2012 Updates

Virtus Bologna is eyeing Kyle Weaver. The Italian team is still on the market looking for a 1-2 and a SF to add to the roster. Weaver, who spent last season in Germany with Alba Berlin averaging 10ppg in Eurocup and 9ppg in Bundesliga, has also an important NBA experience. Sportando

July 18, 2012 Updates

Virtus Bologna is targeting Terrico White, a source told Sportando. The Italian team is on the market looking for the new Petteri Koponen. The Finnish player left for Khimki Moscow and Virtus needs a combo guard to add to the roster. Sportando

July 12, 2012 Updates

Virtus Bologna is looking for a 2-1 to add to the roster who will be replacing Petteri Koponen who flew to Khimki Moscow. Virtus' Bologna head coach is in Orlando for the NBA Summer League and is eyeing Xavier Silas. Sportando

June 13, 2012 Updates
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Petteri Koponen: What will I do if Virtus Bologna is going to offer me a new contract? It is too early to talk about my future. At the end of the season my contract will expire and I want to see if any Euroleague team will make me a proposal. I want to talk with Dallas Mavericks as well because they own my NBA rights. If Virtus Bologna reaches Euroleague, it would be a huge opportunity for me to sit with the management and discuss a new deal. Siena and Milano? I was close to joining them in more than one occasion, but it didn't happen. I am happy to be here, I love Bologna but now I am ready for the next challenge. I am 24 and I want to play at the highest levels. For sure I don't want to sign for a great team risking to be a bench player for the entire season and I don't want to score 30 points at night for a weak team" said Koponen. Sportando

February 21, 2012 Updates
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"To stay with Virtus? Why not? My goal is to play in Euroleague because I think for me it is important to play at the highest European level. And if I can play in Euroleague with Virtus Bologna, anyone would be happier than me. I don't know what is going to happen from now to June. NBA or Euroleague? It is not clear to me as well. If Virtus Bologna plays in Euroleague, I know I would have an important role in the team. Dallas Mavericks? I spoke with them a couple of time, they told me to finish the season with Virtus" said Koponen, via BolognaBasket. Sportando

December 30, 2011 Updates
December 27, 2011 Updates

Claudio Sabatini talked again on the negotiation he had with Rob Pelinka to bring Kobe Bryant to Virtus Bologna. 'One of my biggest regrets that I have as Virtus president is that I failed to bring Kobe Bryant to Bologna. We were close, if Kobe's agency had been more flexible, we would have signed Bryant' said Sabatini, as reported by Il Resto del Carlino. Sportando

December 6, 2011 Updates

In an interview with Corriere dello Sport, Claudio Sabatini talked again about Kobe Bryant said that the agreement was reached and Kobe should have played today his only game in Italy. "We had the agreement, there was just a little detail left. He was supposed to arrive yesterday, play today and leave tomorrow. Three days, one game, but we would sell out Unipol Arena and make €1.5M. Our first offer for Kobe was $800.000 for two months then we offered him around $3M for four days" said Sabatini. Sportando

November 12, 2011 Updates

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