Belgian champions Spirou Charleroi found a replacement for Jerry Johnson. 32-year-old veteran guard Demond Mallet was signed to a 1+1-year contract. Spirou will aim to reach Euroleague regular season through qualifying rounds. They will face Czech champions Nymburk in the first round.
Mallet spent last season in Turkey with Turk Telekom. He averaged 21.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in Eurocup. It is reported that Mallet will earn $1 million during two years in Belgium.