By Paul Garcia, Project Spurs.com
Yesterday, I wrote a piece explaining how one obstacle that could prevent the San Antonio Spurs from signing Slovenian forward Erazem Lorbek was the condition Lorbek's agent exclaimed about the Spurs having to wait until July 1 to speak with Lorbek.
Now, the Spurs will not only have that obstacle, but they must compete for Lorbek's services, as one of the premiere clubs overseas, CSKA Moscow, is now in the hunt to sign Lorbek according to Encestando.es.
According to the report, Ettore Messina whom used to coach CSKA Moscow has been rehired with the team, after spending last season as an assistant coach under Mike Brown of the Los Angeles Lakers. Messina is seeking specific free agents in Europe, and Lorbek is at the top of his list.
This can be a huge obstacle for the Spurs because CSKA Moscow will be able to offer him a more attractive contract, due to the restriction in the NBA where teams must follow specific rookie salary rules.
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