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    I thought of putting a more general title so as to include news and results from the new league to be created, the NT and Portuguese players abroad.


    Main news right now is that Ovarense, the current LCB champion, decided not to re-sign Spanish coach Manuel Molinero after he became champion and took the team with the season going on after Luís Magalhães left for Angola. The reason for this decision is of financial nature, Ovarense will have a reduced budget for next season mainly because their main sponsor, Aerosoles, will suspend the sponsorship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur
    I thought of putting a more general title so as to include news and results from the new league to be created, the NT and Portuguese players abroad.


    Main news right now is that Ovarense, the current LCB champion, decided not to re-sign Spanish coach Manuel Molinero after he became champion and took the team with the season going on after Luís Magalhães left for Angola. The reason for this decision is of financial nature, Ovarense will have a reduced budget for next season mainly because their main sponsor, Aerosoles, will suspend the sponsorship.
    Those are terrible news, now that they are gonna have more teams, the competition would be higher ( and that is a good basis to invest some money in some team), instead of putting more money on ot, they have to reduce the budget, damn it. I just hope they will find another sponsor at least with the same ammount of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neozyrus
    Those are terrible news, now that they are gonna have more teams, the competition would be higher ( and that is a good basis to invest some money in some team), instead of putting more money on ot, they have to reduce the budget, damn it. I just hope they will find another sponsor at least with the same ammount of money.
    Yeah that would certainly be good, but by the looks of it they won't get a sponsor as strong as Aerosoles.


    Meanwhile Porto will also not re-sign coach Alberto Babo, predictably after he club lost the finals to Ovarense.
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    Ovarense reached an agreement with coach Mário Leite for he will become the team's main coach after assisting Manuel Molinero and handling the club after Luís Magalhães left. A safe bet no doubt (and a cheaper one of course).
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    Which team will be in Uleb? Ovarense?
    2019/2020:
    PG: Jones, D-BA, Alber
    SG: Wilbekin,Dorsey, Bryant
    SF:Blayzer, S. Cohen, Zoosman
    PF: Acy, Coloiaro, Casspi
    PF: Zizic, Hunter, Amare

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy M
    Which team will be in Uleb? Ovarense?
    Probably, but it's still not known as the team has a reduced budget next season and with the extinction of the current league there are many questions answered.
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    Carlos Andrade (and Bruesa) will play next season in ACB. Bruesa became LEB Oro champion by beating Tenerife 81-76 in the final. Andrade had 10 pts + 7 rebs.
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    Jut a correction:
    In fact the team considered "LEB oro champion" this year is Cai Zaragoza i believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neozyrus
    Jut a correction:
    In fact the team considered "LEB oro champion" this year is Cai Zaragoza i believe.
    Oops you're right Bruesa just competed for a spot in ACB and won it. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur
    Carlos Andrade (and Bruesa) will play next season in ACB. Bruesa became LEB Oro champion by beating Tenerife 81-76 in the final. Andrade had 10 pts + 7 rebs.
    Bruesa has resigned for another season Andrade, so now its completely sure that he will be in ACB next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neozyrus
    Bruesa has resigned for another season Andrade, so now its completely sure that he will be in ACB next year.
    That's good news. Andrade is one of the best Portuguese players. Unfortunately he has João Gomes ahead of him in the NT.
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    Preparation games* roster for Eurobasket 2009 qualies were revealed:

    Carlos Andrade - Bruesa (ESP)
    Elvis Évora - Ovarense
    Francisco Jordão - 1º Agosto (ANG)
    Jaime Silva - Vigo (ESP)
    João Figueiredo - Porto
    João Gomes - Breogán (ESP)
    João Santos - Valladolid (ESP)
    Jorge Coelho - Palencia (ESP)
    José Costa - CAB
    Mário Fernandes - Plasencia (ESP)
    Miguel Miranda - Ovarense
    Nuno Cortez - Ovarense
    Nuno Marçal - Porto
    Paulo Cunha - Porto

    Coach: Moncho López (ESP)


    * vs Spain (18th July), vs Russia (19th July) and vs Lithuania (21st July)
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    Ovarense re-signed PFs André Pinto and Miguel Miranda for 1 season.
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    With the extinction of the previous competition model, the new league will carry a new name, LPB (Liga Profissional de Basquetebol) and will comprise 12 teams that will also play against the Proliga division teams (12 as well). Apart from the cross rounds with Proliga teams (which purpose I don't fully understand), it seems right


    Porto signed Júlio Matos as their new coach.
    Guimarães signed F Fernando Neves from Ovarense.
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    Ovarense re-signed G Nuno Manarte and C Nuno Cortez.
    Both players were wanted by Spanish LEB Bronze side Vigo (now coached by Ovarense's former coach Manuel Povea).
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    Vagos signed G João Reveles from Ginásio. Great signing.
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    Former NT player Artur Cruz (36) retired and is Belenenses' new headcoach.
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    Sérgio Ramos returns to Benfica after 9 years. One of the greatest Portuguese players ever, great signing for the reds.
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    The teams for next season's new (crossed) competition were made known:

    LPB (1st division)
    Ovarense
    Guimarães
    Porto
    Vagos
    Ginásio
    CAB
    Benfica
    Belenenses
    Lusitânia
    Barreirense
    Académica
    Física Torres Vedras

    Proliga (2nd division)
    Sampaense
    Galitos
    Esgueira
    Atlético
    Illiabum
    Sangalhos
    Maia
    Barcelos
    Angra Basket
    Queluz
    Eléctrico
    Seixal
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    Ovarense re-signed Gregory Stempin and João Abreu.

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