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It took a few days for the English-speaking mainstream media to catch up with the "Carlos Delfino to Russia" news that DBB reader Ohad sent me last week, but it finally happened. Now, Ohad passes along this translated tidbit from Ynet.co.il:

"Slovenian center Primoz Brezec (216 cm, 1979) confirmed for several Slovenian media that he will continue his career in Lottomatica Roma. He spent last 7 seasons in NBA playing for Indiana Pacers, Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors. Union Olimpija Ljubljana, AXA FC Barcelona and Real Madrid were interested in him too.

He was very disappointed in last two seasons because after some injuries he didn't get enough playing time to show that his two good seasons with the Bobcats weren't coincidence. He was traded two times last season and this seems to push his patience over the limit.

He will officially sign probably on Monday and will play in Roma for one year. Financial details are unknown."

Euroleague.net has the announcement, as well, including a statement from Brezec:

"I am very happy and proud to play next year in Rome," Brezec said in a news release. "It's beautiful to return to Europe after seven years in the NBA with one of the best teams on the continent, with the great, successful coach Repesa and the most beautiful city in the world. The determining factor for my choice was the link with Dejan Bodiroga. With him I talked so much in these days. He explained what the objectives of the team are and I am really happy to join a project so important and ambitious like that of Rome. I hope to achieve important results. And it is great to be playing with Sani Becirovic, who is one of my best friends off the court. I'm ready for the big challenge."