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  Friday, May 6, 2005

Angelo Gigli: NBA or Reggio Emilia
By Jonathan Givony

Written href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Luis href=/profile//> Fernandez

It href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> special href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Angelo href=/profile//> Gigli. href=/profile//> Coming href=/profile//> almost href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> nowhere, href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> 6-11 href=/profile//> athletic href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> skilled href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> impressed href=/profile//> everyone href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> taken href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Italian href=/profile//> League. href=/profile//>

Drawing href=/profile//> heavy href=/profile//> attention href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> sides href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Atlantic href=/profile//> Ocean, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> became href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> neverending href=/profile//> sequence href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> rumours href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> speculations href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> future.

Now href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Italian href=/profile//> playoffs href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> therefore href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> campaign href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> him, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> horizon href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> becoming href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> clear. href=/profile//> Reggio href=/profile//> Emilia's href=/profile//> president href=/profile//> Stefano href=/profile//> Landi href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> advanced href=/profile//> it: href=/profile//> "Angelo href=/profile//> Gigli href=/profile//> wants href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> try href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> become href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> first-round href=/profile//> pick href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA. href=/profile//> If href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> succeeds, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> USA. href=/profile//> Otherwise, href=/profile//> he'll href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> stay href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Reggio", href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> said href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Gazzetta href=/profile//> di href=/profile//> Reggio.

"Last href=/profile//> Saturday href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Rome href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> met href=/profile//> Gigli's href=/profile//> agent. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> can't href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> ruled href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> stay href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Reggio. href=/profile//> Three href=/profile//> months href=/profile//> ago href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> shot; href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> anymore. href=/profile//> If href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> want, href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ULEB href=/profile//> Cup href=/profile//> (the href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> qualified href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> European href=/profile//> competition href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> season); href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> want, href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> Gigli href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> considering href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> options. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> States href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> exposure, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> follow href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> closely. href=/profile//> There's href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> interest href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> important href=/profile//> Italian href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Spanish href=/profile//> teams. href=/profile//> Besides, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> (Italian) href=/profile//> Federation href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> supporting href=/profile//> Gigli href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> first-round href=/profile//> pick. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> Italian".

Angelo href=/profile//> confirmed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Gazzetta href=/profile//> di href=/profile//> Reggio href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> president href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> said: href=/profile//> "Yes, href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> possibility href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> number href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> reasons. href=/profile//> If href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> stick href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Europe, href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Reggio. href=/profile//> If href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> sign href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Euroleague href=/profile//> team, href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> won't href=/profile//> offer href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> three-year href=/profile//> contract. href=/profile//> That's href=/profile//> why href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> easier href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> stay href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Reggio. href=/profile//> Other href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> wouldn't href=/profile//> sign href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> year".

He href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> concrete href=/profile//> plans href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> upcoming href=/profile//> future, href=/profile//> though. href=/profile//> "By href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> May, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> case, href=/profile//> I'll href=/profile//> fly href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> USA href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> workout href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> different href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> teams; href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> Chicago href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> New href=/profile//> York href=/profile//> seem href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> interested href=/profile//> ones. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> important href=/profile//> thing href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> myself href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> physically href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> shape href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> recover href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> knee href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> slowed href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> games", href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> told href=/profile//> Il href=/profile//> Resto href=/profile//> del href=/profile//> Carlino

 
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