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Jazz Considering Ettore Messina For Head Coaching Job

Ettore Messina has emerged as a strong candidate to become the next head coach of the Utah Jazz.

Messina is currently head coach at CSKA and spent one season as an assistant for Mike Brown with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Jazz announced on Monday that they would not renew the contract of Ty Corbin.

Jim Boylen is also a candidate, but his rough stint at the University of Utah could make selling his hire on the local fans difficult.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Nenad Krstic Named Euroleague MVP For January

Nenad Krstic has been named Euroleague MVP for the month of January.

Krstic finished January's five games tied for the month’s best average performance index rating, 21.6, with Tarence Kinsey of Partizan. His fifth-ranked 16.4 points, his 6.0 rebounds and his 1.4 assists per game in January all more than doubled his regular season averages. And his PIR of 31.9 per 40 minutes was the best of any player who appeared in all five games last month. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Milos Teodosic Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 5

Milos Teodosic led CSKA Moscow to an 86-61 road victory at FC Bayern Munich on Thursday and earned MVP honors for his effort.

The former Euroleague MVP compiled a performance index rating of 31, the best among all players on winning teams in Top 16 Round 5. Teodosic was the game’s top scorer with 24 points, as he knocked down a career-best 6-of-10 three-point attempts, while going 1-for-3 for two points, and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. The playmaker also had five assists, five rebounds and as many drawn fouls for the third weekly MVP honor of his career. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Euroleague GMs Expect Real Madrid, CSKA, Olympiacos, Fenerbahce Ulker To Reach Final Four

In a survey of Euroleague general managers, Real Madrid, CSKA, Olympiacos and Fenerbahce Ulker were voted for the teams most likely to reach the Final Four.

Barcelona was fifth with just 25 percent compared to 87.5 percent for fourth ranked Fenerbahce Ulker.

Fenerbahce Ulker has begun the Top 16 stage with two losses.

Via RealGM Staff Report

CSKA Moscow Beats Timberwolves For Third European Club Win Over NBA Team In North America

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost to CSKA Moscow in a preseason game on Monday, 108-106, marking the third time a European club defeated an NBA team in North America.

The game went to overtime after CSKA Moscow led 53-50 at halftime.

Milos Teodosic led CSKA Moscow with 26 points and nine rebounds off the bench.

CSKA Moscow also boasted former NBA players such as Nenad Krstic, Jeremy Pargo and Victor Khryapa.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Quin Snyder Hired By Hawks As Assistant Coach

Quin Snyder has been hired by the Atlanta Hawks as an assistant coach, according to sources.

Snyder was most recently an assistant coach with CSKA Moscow and previously was a head coach with the Austin Toros of the D-League and the Missouri Tigers.

Snyder is familiar with Danny Ferry from their time together at Duke.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Hawks Seriously Considering Ettore Messina

Ettore Messina has emerged as a serious candidate to become the next head coach of the Atlanta Hawks.

Messina was born in Italy and is the current coach of CSKA Moscow. Messina is a four-time Euroleague championship coach and two-time Euroleague coach of the year. 

Messina was part of the Los Angeles Lakers' coaching staff during the 11-12 NBA season.

Messina left the NBA to take a $1 million-plus a year job with CSKA.

Danny Ferry recently scouted CSKA at last weekend's Euroleague Final Four.

Stan Van Gundy is also a candidate.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Fernandez, Diamantidis, Krstic, Tomic, Spanoulis Named To All-Euroleague First Team

Rudy Fernandez, Dimiris Diamantidis, Nenad Krstic, Ante Tomic and Vassilis Spanoulis headline the 2013 All-Euroleague First Team.

On the All-Euroleage Second Team are Shawn James, Juan Carlos Navarro, Milos Teodosic, Viktor Khryapa and Nikola Mirotic.

CSKA, Barcelona, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, Real Madrid and Maccabi were the six teams with first and second team representatives.

Via RealGM Staff Report
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