Basketball Wiretap

David Blatt To Coach Next Season Somewhere

May 22, 2016 11:33 AM

David Blatt doesn't have interest in remaining in the NBA as an assistant coach but doesn't want to sit out next season.

“I don’t see myself not being a head coach somewhere but you never know,” he said.

Blatt was a candidate for several head coaching jobs this offseason.

“I’m going to coach next year. I’m not going to sit out. It’s not in my nature. I want to work,” he said. “I’ll be back somewhere. Could be anywhere.”

Blatt was fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers before the All-Star break.

“I went through the interview process, and I sincerely hoped to get a job,” he said. “It didn’t work out, and I’m looking ahead. That’s all.”

Jeff Zillgitt/USA Today

Tags: NBA, International, International Misc Rumor

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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.

Jose Ignacio Huguet/Mundo Deportivo

Tags: FC Barcelona Lassa, Euroleague, Spanish ACB, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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CSKA Wins 2016 Euroleague Final Four, Nando De Colo Named MVP

May 15, 2016 6:24 PM

CSKA defeated Fenerbahce Ulker 101-96 to win the 2016 Euroleague Final Four.

Nando De Colo was named MVP as he had 22 points and seven assists in the title game. Kyle Hines, Cory Higgins, Andrey Vorontsevich and Viktor Khryapa also had double-figures.

Fenerbahce was led by 17 points for Ali Muhammed and 16 points apiece for Pero Antic, Ekpe Udoh and Gigi Datome.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Nando De Colo, CSKA Moscow, Euroleague, International, International Teams, International League

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Willy Hernangomez Has Four-Year Offer From Knicks

May 12, 2016 1:37 PM

Willy Hernangomez has rejected two offers from Real Madrid and has a four-year deal on the table from the New York Knicks.

Hernangomez's four-year from the Knicks is worth $4.5 million.

The Knicks acquired the draft rights to Hernangomez during the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Tags: Willy Hernangomez, New York Knicks, Real Madrid, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams

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Furkan Korkmaz Negotiates Buyout Into Contract With Anadolu Efes

May 11, 2016 1:44 PM

Furkan Korkmaz has negotiated a buyout clause into his contract with Anadolu Efes, which could allow him to come to the NBA for the 16-17 season.

Korkmaz is projected to be a mid-first round selection.

Korkmaz’s buyout will be $2 million.

If Korkmaz is unable to secure assurances he'll be selected in the lottery, he's likely to withdraw and re-enter in 2017.

An NBA team can contribute up to $650,000 this summer for a player picked in the first round with an international buyout, but league rules dictate that the difference must be paid out of the player's pocket. 

orkmaz is expected to have difficulty traveling to the United States for the workouts and interviews needed to improve his draft stock if his Turkish season runs late into June.

Jonathan Givony/The Vertical

Tags: Furkan Korkmaz, Anadolu Efes, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International Teams

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French Prospect Jonathan Jeanne Will Not Enter 2016 NBA Draft

Apr 26, 2016 12:00 PM

7'2" French center Jonathan Jeanne will not enter the 2016 NBA Draft.

Jeanne was ranked 23rd on DraftExpress' Top 100 and currently plays for Le Mans in France. He will turn 19 in June.

Jonathan Givony / DraftExpress

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USA Men's Basketball Team Announces Summer Schedule

Apr 25, 2016 12:35 PM

The US Men's Basketball Team has announced their US schedule for games and training ahead of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

They will play July 22 in Las Vegas, July 24 in Los Angeles (at Staples Center), July 26 in Oakland (at Oracle Arena), July 29 in Chicago (at the United Center) and August 1 in Houston (at the Toyota Center).

Team USA's first game in Brazil will be August 6 vs. China.

Marc Spears / ESPN

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