The teams of the 7DAYS EuroCup continue to work hard to build strong squads for the 2022-23 season. Here are some of the most-important signings from the past week.
This week in EuroCup signings
Several teams solidify coaching situations
While Ryan Schmidt took over as head coach of the London Lions this week, two other clubs announced that they have extended the relationships with their current heads of bench. Early in the week, Promitheas Patras announced that long-time head coach Makis Giatras would return for another season. And then Lietkabelis Panevezys followed with the news that Nenad Canak would be back for 2022-23. They join Anton Gavel, who was appointed ratiopharm Ulm’s new coach, and Andrej Urlep, who re-upped with Slask Wroclaw, who both signed their deals the week before.
Bourg brings in four newcomers
Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse had a busy Wednesday with a trio of signings and added a fourth over the weekend. It started with swingman James Palmer, who comes off a successful first season in Europe in the Polish League and continued with power forward Isiaha Mike, who has played his first two pro seasons in Germany. Both will be making their EuroCup debuts with Bourg. The third addition, point guard Frantz Massenat, was a teammate of Mike’s last season at Chemnitz in the German League and brings some valuable EuroCup experience with him. He spent the 2019-20 season with MoraBanc Andorra. And on Saturday, the club penned a deal with center James Dickey.
Hamburg shakes up its roster
After making an explosive entrance to the EuroCup as a first-timer last season, Hamburg Towers have been hard at work with key additions in the final week of June. Kendale McCullum, who led the German League in assists and steals last season, becomes the team’s new floor general. He will have a new target to pass to in forward Christoph Philipps. At the end of the week before, big man Yoeli Childs also signed with Hamburg.
Brescia building for long-term success
Germani Brescia has gone to work early to build its roster and continued this week with two more transactions. First came the signing of guard David Cournooh for one year. Veteran forward also Kenny Gabriel penned an extension to remain in Brescia. These moves give Brescia eight players under contract already for next season – most of which are locked up through 2024.