Friday, January 08, 2010

Juan Dixon and Aris Part Ways

Juan Dixon (1998-02) has been released by his Greek team, Aris Thessaloniki. The Hoop blog sums up his departure:
Juan Dixon couldn't conform to the european style of basketball so it was time for him to leave.

Juan Dixon and Aris Thessaloniki mutually parted ways today and it was announced via the official site of Aris. The NBA veteran was brought to Aris to provide a much needed scoring touch to the team but his recklessness was too much for his coach to handle and so the decision was made for Dixon to be replaced.

Dixon was the top scorer of Aris in the last few games averaging 14.3 points 4.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 7 games in the A1 league and also 11.6 points 1.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 4 games in the Eurocup but his focus in the game was questionable.

The Eurocup website says that Dixon was leading his team in scoring in their four Eurocup tournament games at the time:
Aris BSA 2003 and guard Juan Dixon parted ways by mutual consent on Wednesday, and the club inked Ivan Paunic as his replacement the next day. [...]

Dixon joined Aris shortly before the start of the Eurocup season, making his European debut with the club. He led the team in the Eurocup in scoring (14.3 points), assists (2.8 apg.) and steals (1 spg.) through four games. In a statement, Aris thanked Dixon for his contributions and wished him success going forward.

One of those two sources has their Greek League and Eurocup League stats backwards, but you get the picture. The Eurocup is a continent-wide tournament played concurrently with the teams' national league schedules, like the Euroleague, but for the second tier of top teams.


Anonymous said...

His Aunt is no longer mayor? FREDTERP

Calterp said...

Juan just signed with the Spanish Euroleague team Unicaja on January 14th.