Maccabi Tel Aviv coach Neven Spahija has made it official: he wants Zoran Planinic for his Euroleague superpower. And Spahija notes that Maccabi is willing to negotiate with the Nets to acquire him. Planinic has long been unhappy with his lack of playing time in New Jersey and Spahija was his coach both at the club level and at the National Team level in Croatia. Spahija expressed no interest in former Net Ron Mercer.
- New Maccabi Tel Aviv coach makes his media debut - Yoav Borowitz - Tel Aviv Haaretz