General basketball transactions: 2008/09
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June 30th, 2009
France: Asvel re-signs Ali Traore.
France: Roanne signs David Noel.
France: Bremerhaven releases Frank Elegar, Mike Gansey and Jared Reiner.
Spain: Real Madrid releases Raul Lopez.
June 29th, 2009
Spain: Real Madrid exercises the option on Sergio Llull for two more seasons.
June 27th, 2009
Spain: Cajasol Sevilla extends the contract of Tyrone Ellis for one more season.
Venezuela: Marinos releases Vin Baker.
June 25th, 2009
France: Asvel releases J.R. Reynolds.
France: Nancy re-signs Akin Akingbala to a two year contract.
Puerto Rico: Gigants De Carolina signs Rodney White and Donnell Harvey.
Spain: Tau Vitoria signs Lior Eliyahu from Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Israel to a three year contract.
June 24th, 2009
NCAA: Appalachian State names Jason Capel as an assistant coach.
June 23rd, 2009
Spain: Gran Canaria re-signs Melvin Sanders for one season.
Turkey: Galatasaray signs Taylor Rochestie from Goettingen in Germany.
June 22nd, 2009
Belgium: Base Oostende signs Caleb Green from Dexia Mons-Hainault.
Italy: Prima Veroli re-signs Dawan Robinson.
Russia: Khimki Moscow signs Earl Calloway for two years from Cibona Zagreb in Croatia.
June 20th, 2009
Greece: Olympiakos re-signs Giannis Bourousis.
Spain: Lucentum Alicante re-signs Kyle Hill and releases Martynas Andriuskevicius.
Turkey: Efes Pilsen signs Igor Rakocevic for three years from Tau Vitoria in Spain.
June 19th, 2009
Venezuela: Marinos signs Vin Baker.
June 17th, 2009
Romania: Ploiesti re-signs Rashard Griffith for a third season.
June 15th, 2009
NCAA: Utah names Michael Doleac as graduate manager.
June 14th, 2009
IBL: Los Angeles Lightning sign Darrick Martin and Adam Parada, and release Jamal Sampson.
June 13th, 2009
Israel: Maccabi Tel-Aviv signs Maciej Lampe from Khimky in Russia.
June 12th, 2009
Puerto Rico: Santurce signs Jameel Watkins from Jiangsu Nangang Dragons in China.
June 11th, 2009
Russia: Khimky signs Keith Langford from La Fortezza Bologna in Italy.
June 10th, 2009
Australia: New Zealand Breakers release Rick Rickert.
Slovenia: Union Olimpija signs Edin Bavcic from Koeln in Germany, and releases Lorinza Harrington.
June 6th, 2009
France: Dijon signs Sean Marshall from Aliaga Petkim in Turkey.
Greece: Aris re-signs Andrew Betts for another season.
Italy: Scavolini Pesaro releases Deji Akindele.
Puerto Rico: San German signs Maurice Baker.
Venezuela: Marinos signs Luis Flores from Hapoel Holon in Israel.
June 4th, 2009
Greece: Sarunas Jasikevicius signs an extension with Olympiakos.
Puerto Rico: Bayamon signs Olumide Oyedeji from Shanxi in China.
Puerto Rico: Santurce signs Marcus Douthit from Buyuksehir Antalya in Turkey.
Spain: Barcelona releases Andre Barrett.
June 2nd, 2009
Puerto Rico: Bayamon signs Daniel Santiago from Barcelona in Spain.
Puerto Rico: Gigantes signs Filiberto Rivera from Bamberg in Germany.
June 1st, 2009
Puerto Rico: Guaynabo signs Jabari Smith.
May 29th, 2009
Italy: Primoz Brezec announced that he will not return to Roma.
May 27th, 2009
Puerto Rico: Bayamon releases Jabari Smith.
Venezuela: Trotamundos signs Gary Forbes from Talk N Text Tropang Texters in the Philippines.
May 24th, 2009
Greece: Panathinaikos signs Nick Calathes.
May 23rd, 2009
Spain: Cajasol Sevilla releases Nik Caner-Medley for drunkenly fighting a teammate.
Spain: Valencia releases Albert Miralles.
May 22nd, 2009
Israel: Maccabi Tel-Aviv signs Chuck Eidson of Lietuvos Rytas in Lithuania, and Alan Anderson of Cibona Zagreb in Croatia.
Lithuania: Eurelijius Zukauskas retires.
NCAA: Hartford names Rick Brunson as assistant coach.
May 21st, 2009
Venezuela: Trotamundos signs Corey Williams of the Townsville Crocodiles in Australia.
May 19th, 2009
Russia: Bostjan Nachbar of Dynamo Moscow declares himself a free agent after not being paid by the team.
Venezuela: Guaira signs Hiram Fuller.
May 18th, 2009
Spain: Fuenlabrada signs Esteban Batista of Libertad Sunchales in Argentina for three seasons.
May 15th, 2009
Puerto Rico: Capitanes de Arecibo signs Danilo Pinnock from Libertad Sunchales in Argentina.
May 14th, 2009
IBL: L.A. Lightning signs Jamal Sampson and Juaquin Hawkins.
Puerto Rico: Humacao signs Dermarr Johnson.
May 12th, 2009
Spain: Tau Ceramnica signs Gerald Fitch from Kepez Bld Antalya in Turkey.
Venezuela: Marinos signs Andre Emmett.
May 8th, 2009
Iran: Mahram signs Jackson Vroman from Saba Mehr.
May 8th, 2009
Kuwait: Al Qadsia signs Mike Harris.
May 5th, 2009
Philippines: Talk N Text signs Gary Forbes.
Spain: Wayne Simien of Caceres announces his retirement.
May 3rd, 2009
Puerto Rico: Conquistadores de Guaynabo signs Jumaine Jones.
Venezuela: Trotamundos signs Brandon Heath.
Venezuela: Gaiteros de Zuli releases Larry Turner.
May 1st, 2009
Puerto Rico: Santurce signs Josh Davis.
April 28th, 2009
Venezuela: Gaiteros de Zuli re-signs Larry Turner from the Vermont Frost Heaves in the PBL.
April 28th, 2009
Puerto Rico: Ponce Lions trades Ricky Sanchez to Santurce.
April 27th, 2009
Spain: Tau Ceramica Vitoria signs John Lucas III.
April 19th, 2009
Philippines: Ginebra signs David Noel.
Switzerland: Lugano Tigers signMohammed Abukar.
April 17th, 2009
Germany: Brose Baskets Bamberg releases Dan Dickau.
April 16th, 2009
Israel: Maccabi Tel-Aviv releases Charles Gaines.
Philippines: Smart Gilas signs C.J. Giles.
Puerto Rico: Quebradillas Pirates signs Peter John Ramos.
April 15th, 2009
Croatia: KK Zadar releases Desmon Farmer after Farmer left the team without permission, reportedly due to lack of payment.
Puerto Rico: Bayamon signs Jabari Smith.
Puerto Rico: Quebradillas signs Marcus Williams.
April 14th, 2009
Jordan: ASU Sports Club signs Tim Pickett, and Adam Parada from the Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins in Japan.
Puerto Rico: Bayamon signs Ryan Humphrey.
Puerto Rico: Humacao signs Antonio Meeking.
Spain: Fuenlabrada releases Peter John Ramos.
April 13th, 2009
IBL: L.A. Lightning signs Bryon Russell and Fred Vinson.
April 11th, 2009
Greece: Olympiakos releases Arvydas Macijauskas.
April 10th, 2009
Italy: Prima Veroli releases Dawan Robinson.
April 9th, 2009
Puerto Rico: Ponce signs Lee Nailon.
Turkey: Fenerbache releases Will Solomon.
April 8th, 2009
IBL: Los Angeles Lightning signs Lamond Murray.
Serbia: KK Swisslion Takovo Lions signs Davin White from Cordoba in Mexico.
April 7th, 2009
Puerto Rico: Conquistadores de Guaynabo signs Gabe Muoneke.
April 5th, 2009
Puerto Rico: Ponce signs Nigel Dixon.
Puerto Rico: Gigantes signs Donta Smith from Melbourne South Dragons in Australia.
April 4th, 2009
Puerto Rico: Caguas signs A.D. Vassallo.
Puerto Rico: Gigantes signs Alejandro Carmona.
April 1st, 2009
Lebanon: Al Riyadi releases Nigel Dixon.
March 31st, 2009
Lebanon: Champville releases Ruben Patterson.
Russia: Ural Great Perm releases Jumaine Jones.
Ukraine: Khimik signs John Thomas from Al Jalaa in Syria.
Venezuela: Trotamundos gies up on Lamond Murray, who never turned up to the team after claiming he lost his passport.
March 30th, 2009
France: Chalon signs Eric Sandrin from the Singapore Slingers in Singapore.
Puerto Rico: Caguas signs Matt Freije.
March 29th, 2009
Lebanon: Al Riyadi waives Rodney Buford and signs Nigel Dixon.
March 28th, 2009
Puerto Rico: Ponce Lions announces that Ricky Sanchez is ending his self-imposed holdout.
March 27th, 2009
Venezuela: Trotamundos signs Lamond Murray.
March 24th, 2009
Greece: Olympiakos suspends Sofoklos Schortsanitis for a month.
March 23rd, 2009
Lebanon: Al Riyadi signs Rodney Buford.
Venezuela: Cocodrilos signs Carl Elliott.
March 22nd, 2009
Italy: Armani Jeans Milano announces that Maurice Taylor has been granted an Italian passport, allowing him to play in Italian league games.
Mexico: Cordoba signs Davin White from the KK Swisslion Takovo Lions in Serbia.
March 21st, 2009
Greece: AEL Larissa announces that Sammy Mejia has left the team.
March 20th, 2009
Venezuela: Guaros de Lara signs Torraye Braggs.
March 19th, 2009
Lebanon: Champville signs Ruben Patterson.
Puerto Rico: Santurce signs Larry Ayuso.
Qatar: Al Jaysh signs Sean Lampley from Al Arabi.
March 18th, 2009
Philippines: Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants releases Brian Hamilton.
Saudi Arabia: Al Ittihad Jeddah signs Marlon Parmer.
March 17th, 2009
Holland: Eiffel Towers Den Bosch signs Jerome Beasley - currently suspended for three months for smoking cannabis - to an extension through 2010.
Israel: Bnei Hasharon signs Ira Newble.
March 16th, 2009
Serbia: Vojvodina Srbijagas announces that Hassan Adams has left the team.
March 15th, 2009
Puerto Rico: Gigantes signs Ebi Ere from Melbourne Tigers in Australia.
March 13th, 2009
Puerto Rico: Seoul SK Knights signs Justin Bowen from Mobis Phoebus.
March 12th, 2009
Puerto Rico: Mayaguez signs Dan Langhi.
March 9th, 2009
Turkey: Mutlu Aku Selcuk Universitesi Konya waives Jamar Butler.
March 7th, 2009
Iran: Saba Mehr signs Jackson Vroman.
Spain: Menorca signs Steve Burtt Jr.
March 6th, 2009
China: Fujian releases Mario Austin.
Spain: Menorca signs Bruno Sundov from Cibona Zagreb in Croatia.
March 4th, 2009
Russia: Spartak St. Petersburg releases Joseph Blair.
UAE: Al Wasl signs Randy Holcomb and recalls Herve Lamizana from his loan to Al Ittihad Alexandria in Egypt.
March 3rd, 2009
Argentina: Libertad Sunchales signs J.R. Pinnock from Pallacanestro Roseto in Italy.
PBL: Vermont Frost Heaves signs Larry Turner who only spent about two days in Venezuela.
WCBL: Santa Barbara Breakers signs Rashid Byrd.
March 2nd, 2009
Brazil: Lupo/Araraquara signs Lucas Tischer.
Germany: EnBW Ludwigsburg signs Frank Robinson.
Lebanon: Al Riyadi Beirut releases Lee Nailon.
March 1st, 2009
China: Guangdong waives Corey Underwood.
China: Shandong signs Samaki Walker.
Slovenia: Union Olimpija releases Frank Robinson.
Venezuela: Gaiteros de Zuli signs Larry Turner.
February 28th, 2009
Turkey: Bornova Bld signs Scott Merritt.
February 27th, 2009
Philippines: Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants signs Brian Hamilton.
February 26th, 2009
Cyprus: InterCollege Etha Engomis releases Scott Merritt.
France: Cholet suspends Vincent Grier for disciplinary reasons.
Turkey: Galatasaray signs Quinton Hosley and Anthony Tolliver.
February 25th, 2009
Israel: Eldan Ashkelon waives Steve Burtt Jr.
Spain: Cajasol signs Clay Tucker.
February 24th, 2009
Argentina: Obras signs Felipe Lopez from Fuerza Regia Monterrey in Mexico.
Israel: Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa releases Lucas Tischer.
Spain: Real Madrid signs Kennedy Winston from Turk Telekom in Turkey to replace Quinton Hosley.
Spain: Tau Ceramica signs Mirza Teletovic to an extension through the 2013-14 season.
February 23rd, 2009
France: Pau Orthez signs Alain Digbeu.
France: Gilboa releases Lucas Tischer.
South Korea: Mobis Phoebus signs Justin Bowen from the Gold Coast Blaze of Australia.
February 22nd, 2009
China: Xinjiang Gyang Hui Flying Tigers releases Alton Ford.
Israel: Maccabi Haifa signs Cheyne Gadson.
Spain: CAI Zaragoza signs Loren Woods.
February 20th, 2009
Italy: Fortitudo Bologna signs Alex Scales from BC Kyiv in the Ukraine.
Philippines: Barako Bulls signs Jeff Varem from Saba Mehr in Iran.
Serbia: Vojvodina Srbijagas signs Hassan Adams.
February 18th, 2009
Mexico: Fuerza Guinda Nogales signs Torraye Braggs.
Ukraine: BC Kyiv releases Clay Tucker.
February 16th, 2009
Italy: Caserta terminates Horace Jenkins's contract by mutual consent.
Poland: Prokom Sopot releases Koko Archibong.
Venezuela: Marinos de Anzoategui releases Brandon Armstrong.
February 14th, 2009
Croatia: KK Zadar signs Desmon Farmer from Spartak Primorie in Russia.
Philippines: Barako Bulls sign Scooter McFadgon from Deportes Castro in Chile.
February 11th, 2009
Spain: ViveMenorca signs Frederic Weis from Bilbao.
February 10th, 2009
Venezuela: Marinos de Anzoategui signs Brandon Armstrong from Buldivelnyk Kyiv in Venezuela: .
February 8th, 2009
Greece: Aris signs Bracey Wright, who didn't sign with KK Zadar in Croatia after all.
February 6th, 2009
Germany: Brose Baskets Bamberg signs Elton Brown.
February 5th, 2009
China: DongGuan New Century Leopards signs Cory Underwood to replace Jamal Sampson.
February 4th, 2009
Puerto Rico: Capitanes de Arecibo signs Marcus Fizer.
Russia: Dynamo Moscow signs Brian Chase from Le Mans in France.
Spain: Cajasol Sevilla releases Mile Ilic.
February 3rd, 2009
China: Shanxi Zhongyu signs Tim Pickett from Lukoil Akademik in Bulgaria to replace Bonzi Wells.
Lebanon: Al Riyadi Beirut signs Lee Nailon.
Spain: Lleida signs Ondrej Starosta from Zaragoza.
January 31st, 2009
Croatia: KK Zadar signs Bracey Wright.
January 30th, 2009
France: Belgacom Liege signs Julius Hodge.
Serbia: KK Swisslion Takovo Lions signs Davin White.
January 29th, 2009
Belgium: Belgacom Liege signs T.J. Cummings for six weeks.
Bosnia: Partizan signs Amal McCaskill.
Croatia: KK Split signs Jamon Gordon from the Koeln 99ers of Germany.
Israel: Maccabi Tel-Aviv releases Marcus Fizer and signs Charles Gaines.
Italy: Virtus Bologna signs Reyshawn Terry from Vanoli Soresina.
January 28th, 2009
Croatia: KK Zagreb releases DeMarcus Nelson.
January 27th, 2009
Germany: Alba Berlin signs Kenny Adeleke.
Greece: Olympiakos signs Jannero Pargo from Dynamo Moscow in Russia.
Poland: Asseco Prokom signs Qyntel Woods.
Turkey: Bandirma Banvit signs Andre Brown.
January 26th, 2009
Bulgaria: Lukoil Akademik signs Willie Deane.
Italy: Armani Jeans Milano signs Maurice Taylor.
January 25th, 2009
Argentina: Libertad Sunchales signs Esteban Batista.
January 24th, 2009
Croatia: KK Zagreb signs DeMarcus Nelson.
Greece: Aris signs Andy Betts.
Israel: Maccabi Tel Aviv signs Dee Brown.
Spain: CB Valladolid signs Dan Grunfeld.
January 23rd, 2009
Italy: GMAC Real Estate Bologna releases Qyntel Woods.
Spain: DKV Joventut Badalona signs Coby Karl.
January 22nd, 2009
Greece: Panellinios signs Mustafa Shakur from Tau Vitoria.
Poland: Energa Czarni Slupsk signs Omar Barlett.
Qatar: Al Arabi signs Sean Lampley.
January 21st, 2009
Mexico: Fuerza Regia Monterrey signs Felipe Lopez.
Spain: DKV Joventut Badalona releases Bracey Wright.
January 20th, 2009
China: Fujian SBS signs Mario Austin and releases Matt Freije.
China: Xinsiang Ttigers sign Alton Ford.
January 19th, 2009
Germany: Brose Baskets Bamberg signs Dan Dickau and releases Alexander Johnson.
Greece: Egaleo BC signs DeVon Hardin.
January 18th, 2009
Greece: Kavala/Panorama signs Torrell Martin from Kepez Bld Antalya in Turkey.
Turkey: Kepez Bld Antalya signs Gerald Fitch.
Uruguay: Atenas signs Darius Rice.
January 16th, 2009
Italy: Ferrara signs Allan Ray.
Turkey: Efes Pilsen returns Cliff Hammonds to Darussafaka.
January 15th, 2009
Italy: Lottomatica Roma releases Allan Ray.
Spain: Iurbentia Bilbao signs Damir Markota from Vive Menorca.
January 13th, 2009
China: Zhejiang Guangsha Lions signs Jelani McCoy to replace Nigel Dixon.
Latvia: Riga releases Charles Rhodes.
Montenegro: Buducnost signs Zarko Cabarkapa.
Russia: Lokomotiv Rostov signs Rawle Marshall.
January 12th, 2009
Greece: Kavala/Panorama releases Alain Digbeu and Billy Thomas.
Holland: Eiffel Towers Den Bosch forward Jerome Beasley suspended by FIBA for three months after testing positive for cannabis.
Spain: Sant Josep Girona signs Anthony Goldwire.
Turkey: Mutlu Aku Selcuk Universitesi Konya signs Jamar Butler.
Turkey: Besiktas Cola Turka releases Justin Williams from his trial.
January 11th, 2009
Israel: Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa signs Dion Dowell from Dexia Mons-Hainaut in Belgium.
January 10th, 2009
Austria: Furstenfeld Panthers releases Tony Gipson.
France: ASVEL Villeurbanne signs Nick Fazekas for a month.
Ukraine: Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk signs Devin Green.
January 9th, 2009
Slovenia: Union Olimpija signs Junior Harrington.
China: Guangdong Tigers signs Smush Parker.
January 8th, 2009
Australia: Adelaide and Julius Hodge agree to part company,
Poland: Polonia Warszawa signs Jitim Young.
January 7th, 2009
Croatia: Cibona Zagreb signs Bruno Sundov, and waives Rawle Marshall.
January 5th, 2009
Poland: Anwil Wloclawek signs Omar Barlett on a one week trial.
Mexico: Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun releases Torraye Braggs.
January 4th, 2009
China: Liaoning Panpan Hunters signs Chris Alexander to replace Keith Closs.
January 2nd, 2009
Latvia: ASK Riga announces that Bruno Sundov has left the team.
Sweden: Sundsvall signs Doug Thomas.
January 1st, 2009
China: Liaoning Panpan Hunters signs Keith Closs for a trial.
Germany: Koeln 99ers sign Edin Bavcic from Kepez Belediyesi Antalya in Turkey.
December 31st, 2008
Croatia: Cibona Zagreb signs Alan Anderson from Triumph in Russia.
Israel: Maccabi Rishon releases James Lang.
Russia: CSK Samara announced Sam Clancy.
December 30th, 2008
Spain: Tenerife signs Pat Carroll, formerly of Rosalia.
December 29th, 2008
France: Pau Orthez signs JaJuan Smith.
Mexico: Potros waives DeeAndre Hulett.
December 28th, 2008
CBA: Albany Patroons signs Steven Barber.
CBA: Minot Skyrockets waives Rob Griffin.
France: Gravelines signs Russell Carter.
Greece: PAOK Thessaloniki signs Britton Johnsen.
December 27th, 2008
Poland: Czarni Slupsk signs Antonio Burks.
December 26th, 2008
Israel: Maccabi Tel Aviv releases Elton Brown.
December 25th, 2008
Turkey: Besitkas signs Justin Williams.
December 24th, 2008
Australia: South Dragons signs Donta Smith.
Bulgaria: Lukoil Akademik releases Kenny Adeleke.
Lebanon: Sagesse announces that Samaki Walker has left the team.
December 23rd, 2008
Belgium: BC Oostende signs Robert Hite and releases Devin Green.
December 21st, 2008
Egypt: Al Ittihad Alexandria loans Herve Lamizana from Al Wasl in the UAE.
Iran: Mahram releases Lee Nailon.
Israel: Maccabi Tel Aviv releases Esteban Batista.
Spain: Joventut signs Jerome Moiso.
December 17th, 2008
China: Zhejiang Guangsha Lions sign Rodney White to replace Kasib Powell.
Germany: Bremerhaven signs Jared Reiner.
December 16th, 2008
Bulgaria: Lukoil releases Kevin Kruger.
France: Nancy signs Akin Akingbala.
France: Pau Orthez releases Daniel Horton.
December 14th, 2008
China: Shanxi Zhongyu signs Bonzi Wells.
Lithuania: Zalgiris releases Willie Deane.
Spain: Los Barriors releases Marcus Campbell.
December 12th, 2008
Austria: Furstenfeld Panthers signs Tony Gipson.
Cyprus: Pizza Express Primetel Apollon signs Cornelius "Scooter" McFadgon.
France: Nancy releases Rod Benson.
Mexico: Potros ITSON signs DeeAndre Hulett.
December 11th, 2008
CBA: Albany Patroons waives Andre Owens.
Russia: University Surgut releases Akin Akingbala.
December 10th, 2008
Belgium: BC Oostende releases Nick Fazekas due to injury.
Italy: Snaidero Udine signs Joe Forte.
December 9th, 2008
CBA: Minot Skyrockets signs Rob Griffin.
December 7th, 2008
Russia: Spartak Primorie signs Desmon Farmer.
December 5th, 2008
Spain: Badalona releases Pops Mensah-Bonsu for returning to America without permission..
December 4th, 2008
China: Liaoning Panpan Hunters released Vin Baker after only two days due to poor conditioning.
Italy: Vanoli Soresina signs Reyshawn Terry
Spain: Cajasol signs Nik Caner-Medley.
December 2nd, 2008
Cyprus: Czarni Slupsk signs Scott Merritt.
Israel: Maccabi Tel Aviv signs Elton Brown and released Rodney White.
December 1st, 2008
Turkey: Efes Pilsen loans Cliff Hammonds from Darussafaka.
November 30th, 2008
China: Liaoning Panpan Hunters signs Vin Baker and release Tommy Smith.
November 29th, 2008
Turkey: Efes Pilsen signs Predrag Drobjnak.
November 28th, 2008
Croatia: Adriatic League suspends Rawle Marshall for three months for a fight.
Spain: Unicaja signs Paul Shirley
November 26th, 2008
Israel: Elitzur Q. Ata signs Larry Turner.
November 24th, 2008
Italy: Caserta signs Horace Jenkins.
November 22nd, 2008
Ukraine: Budivelnik Kyiv releases Scott Merritt.
France: Roanne signs Curtis Sumpter.
Turkey: Efes Pilsen releases Dwayne Jones.