Wednesday , Aug , 20 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Gordan Giricek Signs with Euroleague’s Fenerbahce

Giricek finished last season as a member of the Phoenix Suns. On Tuesday, the 6-foot-6 shooting guard signed a two-year contract — with an option to return to the NBA next summer — with Turkey’s premier club, Fenerbahce.

"We looked around the NBA," his agent Marc Fleisher said. "Everybody was moving very slowly. And there were great opportunities for him to play overseas for a lot of money. Fenerbahce are Turkish champions and a EuroLeague team. It was a tough decision, and it came down to Fenerbache and Triumph, in Russia."

"Gordan had an offer from the San Antonio Spurs," Fleisher added, "but it was for much less."