Press June 2011

30 juneDarjus Lavrinovic joined CSKA

Forward Darjus Lavrinovic (31 years, 212 cm) has become our team’s new player. Lithuanian signed 1+1 contract.

28 juneLatest signings

Unics continued to bolster their roster. After signing Alexey Savrasenko the Kazan team has agreed on terms of contract with Marcus Williams (191-G-85, college: Connecticut).

28 juneKrka's new head coach is Nenad Trajkovic

Slovenian champs Krka Novo Mesto announced Nenad Trajkovic as the new head coach for the next two seasons, in which the team will try to come back to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague through the Qualifying Rounds.

27 juneGiannis Sferopoulos added to CSKA coaching staff

Giannis Sferopoulos who coached Kolossos Rhodes for three seasons is named CSKA assistant coach. The specialist with experience of work together with Jonas Kazlauskas signed 1+1 contract.

27 juneUnics gets point guard Williams

Unics Kazan continued building a roster for its first Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by signing point guard Marcus Williams, who will also make his debut in the competition. Williams (1.91 meters, 25 years old) spent last season in Russia playing for Enisey, where he produced 15.3 points and led the league with 6.8 assists per game. It was his first season in Europe. Williams first made a name for himself playing college basketball at the University of Connecticut, where he spent three seasons. He next played in the NBA between 2006 and 2010 and averaged 5.6 points and 2.8 assists in 203 games for New Jersey, Golden State and Memphis. He was named to the NBA all-rookie second team after the 2006-07 season, when he posted 6.8 points and 3.3 assists over 79 games. Williams also played for Team USA at the World Under-21 World Championships in 2005.

27 juneFB ULKER lands Curtis Jerrells

Turkish champs Fenerbahce Ulker announced on Monday the addition of guard Curtis Jerrells for the next campaign. Jerrells (1.85 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Partizan Belgrade where last season he averaged 9.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 10 Turkish Airlines Euroleague appearances. With Partizan last season he won the Adriatic League and Serbian League titles in his first season outside the United States. Jerrells played college ball at Baylor until 2009. During the 2009-10 season he played with the Austin Toros of the NBA developement league, and then he crossed the pond to make his debut in the Euroleague with Partizan.

27 juneAnnouncement

We got involved in Olympiakos BC exclusively out of love for the club and for basketball. We never sought any business profit, publicity or other benefit whatsoever.

24 juneThank you, Matjaz!

After a conversation with a player and taking into consideration the mutual interests our club decided to use the contract option and to part ways with Matjaz Smodis. Legendary forward spent six glorious seasons with CSKA and our club sincerely wishes Matjaz family happiness and success in his future career.

24 juneKhimki brings on guard Vyaltsev

BC Khimki Moscow Region got to work on its new roster for the 2011-12 season by signing experienced guard Egor Vyaltsev to a two-year contract on Friday.

23 juneThank you, Sani!

Our club did not use the contract option to leave guard Sani Becirovic on team’s roster for one more season. CSKA appreciates Sani’s help in the end of the season and wishes him all the best in future.