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Barcelona Has Interest In Hiring David Blatt

May 17, 2016 10:19 AM

Barcelona has interest in hiring David Blatt as head coach.

Blatt left Maccabi Tel Aviv to become head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014.

Blatt was fired by the Cavaliers before the All-Star break and he would like to remain in the NBA.

The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets have interviewed Blatt.

Xavier Pascual has been head coach of Barcelona since 2008.

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Kobe Bryant Turned Down Offer To Join Barcelona For 16-17 Season

Apr 1, 2016 12:20 PM

Kobe Bryant was given an offer from Barcelona last summer to extend his basketball career overseas. Bryant decided to turn it down.

Senior officials at the Catalan club ramped up their overtures toward Bryant after hearing him talk about ending his basketball career with Pau Gasol.

In July, club officials said Kobe told them he "would love to finish my career playing for Barca with Pau Gasol."

Bryant spent his childhood in Europe and has often expressed admiration for European players.

Bryant turned it down out of concerns he wouldn't be healthy enough for the season. Barcelona offered to allow Bryant to exclusively play in the more high-profile Euroleague games.

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Tomas Satoransky Signs Four-Year Extension With Barcelona

Mar 7, 2016 11:40 AM

Barcelona has signed Tomas Satoransky to a four-year extension.

Satoransky has outs for the NBA in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Satoransky was drafted by the Washington Wizards with the 32nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and participated on their Summer League team that season.

Satoransky is averaging 8.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 23.1 minutes per game this season for Barcelona. Satoransky has a PER of 18.2, down from 20.2 last season.

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Kobe Bryant Expresses Interest In Ending Career With Barcelona

Jul 20, 2015 7:13 PM

Kobe Bryant watched Barcelona's training session in Los Angeles on Monday.

Barcelona's soccer team are in the United States on a preseason tour.

Bryant reportedly talked to Albert Soler, director of International Relations for the club, about ending his career with Barcelona.

"Kobe has offered to end his career here," said Soler.

Soler also reference Bryant reuniting with Pau Gasol.

Bryant is entering the final season of his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Mario Hezonja, Barcelona Agree Upon $1.4M Buyout

Jun 29, 2015 1:50 PM

Mario Hezonja and Barcelona have agreed upon a $1.4 million buyout.

Hezonja was the fifth overall pick by the Orlando Magic and will join the team immediately.

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