According to Datasport.com and mensanabasket.it, San Antonio Spurs’ guard, Malik Hairston, has signed a two-year contract with Italian club La Mens Sana Basket:
This completes the mosaic of Montepaschi Siena next season. After announcements and McCallebb Kaukenas, training Tuscan announced the two-year agreement with Malik Hairston
La Mens Sana Basket comunica di aver raggiunto un accordo biennale con Malik Hairston, ala ventitreenne di 198 cm per 100 kg. Il giocatore statunitense, uscito dall’università di Oregon nel 2008 è stato scelto al draft Nba col numero 48 dai Phoenix Suns e trasferito ai San Antonio Spurs.
After signing guard Gary Neal, the Spurs had a log jam at the guard position with other players including Garrett Temple, George Hill, and Manu Ginobili. Hairston became the odd man out.
The Spurs have offcially announced Hairston has been released from his contract:
The San Antonio Spurs today announced that, per his request, the team has released Malik Hairston from his contract.
“We’ve enjoyed having Malik in our organization,” said Spurs General Manager RC Buford. “He is a hard-worker, a talented basketball player and an outstanding young man. After Malik approached us we were happy to honor his request as it will, after he clears waivers, allow him to pursue an excellent overseas basketball opportunity.”