Marcus Brown Joins Maccabi
Safsal ,10/19/2008
The 7-game losing streak in the preparation games pushed the league's runners-up to make a big move before the start of the season, and ink the Euroleague's all-time leading scorer. He'll be their 7th foreign player.

Maccabi Tel Aviv's season will begin only on Thursday, but today the team has made its first addition: Marcus Brown (34, 1.91 m), one of the most experienced guards in Europe, has agreed on all terms with the team, and will arrive on Monday to sign officially.

The American, who passed Luis Scola last December to become the Euroleague's all-time scoring leader, was supposed to return for a second season with Zalgiris Kaunas, but financial difficulties has led the Lithuanian champs to give him up.

At the moment, Brown's arrival will not lead to any other personnel changes. Rodney White, who played only 5 games on Friday's win against Rishon (96:85) and Tre Simmons who's also disappointing so far, will travel with the team to Zagreb.

Brown, who graduated from Murray State in 1996, has played for Portland and Detroit, before making his name in the old continent. He has played with Pau Orthez and Limoges of France, Efes Pilsen of Turkey, CSKA Moscow of Russia, Benneton Treviso of Italy, Unicaja Malaga of Spain and lately in Zalgiris.

He has won Lithuanian double last year and also the Baltic championship, and recorded 14.4 points in the Euroleague, in which he played in every single season since the beginning of the decade.

Last year, he recorded another win over Maccabi, while scoring 19 points in the Top 16's 2nd day. In the past, he has also led CSKA and Efes to victories in Tel Aviv, in which he excelled in money-time.

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