NBA Nightly Rundown-Deron Williams debuts in Turkish league,and if you missed it the 76ers have been sold
|Posted by shawn cassidy on October 16, 2011 at 10:55 PM|
Deron Williams scored 11 points and had five assists to help Besiktas to a 107-69 victory over Bandirma Kirmizi on Sunday in the NBA player's Turkish league debut.New Jersey Nets guard Williams -- a two-time NBA all-star -- is among a number of players from the North American league signed to overseas clubs until the end of the lockout.
Another lockout signing, Cleveland Cavaliers' Turkish forward Semih Erden, scored 13 points and gathered 8 rebounds to help Besiktas open the season with an emphatic win.
Marcelus Kemp led Besiktas with 27 points while David Hawkins added 22 points and four assists.
The first two weeks of the NBA season have already been canceled.
A person familiar with the deal says the sale of the Philadelphia 76ers has been approved by the NBA Board of Governors.The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Friday because the sale has not yet closed. That could happen early next week.
The sale was approved by the board this week, paving the way for New York-based leveraged buyout specialist Joshua Harris to take control of the franchise. It ends Comcast-Spectacor's 15-year run of ownership that included a trip to the NBA Finals.
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