Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hatzivrettas will not renew with Panathinaikos

Nikos Hatzivrettas(1.95-SG) will not be renewing his contract with Panathinaikos. The greek veteran has been playing for Panathinaikos for the last 6 seasons but as of late the backcourt of Panathinaikos has become crowded and Hatzivrettas will not be getting anywhere near the playing that he used to get. He has been a long standing member of the National Team of Greece and has also played for CSKA Moscow under coach Dusan Ivkovic.

He released a statement in the press thanking everyone in Panathinaikos for 6 seasons full of great memories and titles. It is rumored that the deal went sour when Panathinaikos offered him a 1+1 contract with a 400,000 euros salary but instead Hatzivrettas wanted a closed 2 season contract for a 1 million euros. Hatzivrettas averaged 5.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 29 games in the greek A1 league playing for Panathinaikos. The next stop in the career of Hatzivrettas is rumored to be either Aris Thessaloniki or Virtus Roma who appeared to have made him offers.

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