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Turkey Bids Farewell to D-Will

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Deron Williams will reportedly board a plane on Friday for the U.S., his time in Turkey having been a major success for him, Besiktas and truth be told, the Nets who just last week hired an international sales director to focus on Russia, China ... and Turkey.  Not to mention that having 20 games under your belt going into a shortened season is a very good thing.

Monday, he will be interviewed for an hour on local television and his coaches and teammates are already filling the local press with accolades. "European basketball had a thrill during the NBA lockout," his coach Ergin Ataman said nostalgically. "A star player like Deron wore the Beşiktaş jersey; many children came to love basketball thanks to him. Now, everything will be back the way it used to be."