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Transfers of Besiktas Basketball Team for the 2008-09 Season

Besiktas Basketball Team has succeeded in signing American Mire Chatman, who played for the Russian Triumph Lyubertsy team last season, to a 2-year contract with a 1-year option. Chatman not only wore the jersey of the mighty Italian team Lottomatica Roma previously but also won the ULEP Cup with the Russian team Dynamo Moscow in 2006.

Beşiktaş signed Serbian Center, Jovo Stanojevic to a 1-year contract. Besides wearing Polish team Prokoms’s jersey in Euro League last year, the Serbian Center also played for German Alba Berlin, Serbian Partizan, Israeli Maccabi Raanana and again Serbian Redstar. He averaged 10.3 points, 4,5 rebounds and 1,5 assists per game in his 35 games with the Polish club last season.

Besiktas has added American Center Mario Trevon Austin to its roster for the upcoming season. Born in 1982, the 2.06 tall Mario Trevon weighs 118 kilos and has been transferred from the Italian team Benetton. The American, who could play both no. 4 and 5 positions, was with Israeli Jerusalem, Italian Angelico, American Mississippi HH and Russian CSKA previously.

Besiktas signs U.S. player Marcus Faison. The club's web-site stated on Thursday that it signed a two-year contract with 1.95 meter Faison. Faison, born in 1978, played for Ukrainian BC Kiev team last season. He plays on forward position.