Odom to play for Spanish basketball team

VITORIA-GASTEIZ, Spain, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Former NBA player Lamar Odom will resume his career with team Laborla Kutxa in the Basque region of Spain, the team has announced.
Kings' Nocioni apologizes for DUI arrest

Kings' Nocioni apologizes for DUI arrest

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Sacramento Kings forward Andres Nocioni was arrested Thursday on suspicion of drunken driving and later apologized for a "lapse in judgment."

NBA: Chicago 100, New Jersey 87

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Ben Gordon had 24 points and Derrick Rose had 21 points and 13 assists Monday when the Chicago Bulls beat New Jersey 100-87.

NBA: Chicago 115, Golden State 110

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Larry Hughes and Andres Nocioni combined for four free throws in the final 15 seconds Friday, allowing the Chicago Bulls to hold off Golden State 115-110.

NBA: Portland 100, Chicago 97

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Jarrett Jack put Portland ahead from the free throw line with six seconds left Wednesday and the Trail Blazers downed Chicago 100-97.

NBA: Chicago 100, Philadelphia 97

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A 26-point effort by Andres Nocioni boosted Chicago to a 13-point, fourth-quarter lead Friday and the Bulls held on to down Philadelphia 100-97.

NBA: Chicago 103, Milwaukee 99

CHICAGO, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Andres Nocioni made three free throws in the final 15 seconds Friday, boosting the Chicago Bulls and their new coach past Milwaukee 103-99.

NBA: Chicago 107, Seattle 101

SEATTLE, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Luol Deng had 27 points and 12 rebounds Friday night, and Andres Nocioni had five points in the final two minutes, as the Chicago Bulls beat Seattle, 107-101.

NBA: Minnesota 91, Chicago 81

CHICAGO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Kevin Garnett scored 18 points Saturday night and the Minnesota Timberwolves halted the Chicago Bulls seven-game winning streak with a 91-81 victory.

NBA: Chicago 111, New Orleans 108

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Andres Nocioni scored a season-high 31 points Friday night as Chicago edged the New Orleans Hornets, 111-108.

NBA suspends Childress for two games

NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- Forward Josh Childress of the Atlanta Hawks received a two-game suspension Friday for a physical exchange with Andres Nocioni of Chicago.

NBA: Chicago 99, Philadelphia 92

PHILADELPHIA, April 5 (UPI) -- Andres Nocioni and Ben Gordon scored 21 points apiece Wednesday night to help the Chicago Bulls beat Philadelphia, 99-92.

NBA: Sacramento 98, Chicago 80

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Kevin Martin scored 23 points and Mike Bibby added 20 to lead Sacramento to a convincing 98-80 win over Chicago Thursday night.

NBA: Chicago 101, Charlotte 93

CHICAGO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Andres Nocioni started a fourth-quarter rush Thursday night that carried surprising Chicago to a 101-93 win over Charlotte.
Andres Nocioni
Boston Celtics' Tony Allen (42) drives through Chicago Bulls' Andres Nocioni (5) and Joakim Noah (R) on his way to a layup during the first quarter in Chicago on April 1, 2008. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Andrés Marcelo Nocioni (born November 30, 1979 in Santa Fe) is an Argentine professional basketball player for the NBA's Sacramento Kings, and for the Argentine national team. Nocioni won a gold medal with the Argentine national team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, he helped the Argentine national team win the bronze metal. His natural position is small forward, though in the NBA he has played some minutes at power forward.

Andrés was the second son of Pedro José Pilo Nocioni and Ángela Palmira Roux, both also born in Santa Fe. Though both he and his older brother Pablo were born in Santa Fe, the family actually lived in Gálvez, 80 km south of Santa Fe, where Andrés attended school. Andrés and his wife, Paula Raquel Aimonetto, have two sons, Laureano and Benicio. Nocioni is known as Chapu after the Mexican children TV series El Chapulín Colorado, very popular also in Argentina. He holds Argentine and Italian citizenships.

Nocioni's professional career began in the Argentine basketball league (LNB) in the 1995–96 season, and in 1998–99 he was already named Best Sixth Man. In 2001, Nocioni went to Vitoria-Gasteiz, where he spent three seasons as a refuerzo (reinforcement player) with Spain's TAU Cerámica of the ACB Spanish professional league. He was the league's 2004 Most Valuable Player and his stellar play earned him an All-Euroleague Second Team selection in 2003 and 2004.

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