Wayne Chism awarded $73,044 from team in Turkey

Former Tennessee men’s basketball player Wayne Chism will be awarded $73,044.42 through a petition for arbitration against his former Turkish Basketball League team.

“I’m relieved that this is over,’’ Chism said Thursday. “Now I can move forward more comfortably.’’

Knoxville-based Allegiant Athletics Agency (a3) filed the petition on behalf of Chism when his former team — Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye — refused to honor a guaranteed contract. The team released him in December after Chism suffered a sprained knee.

Chism will also collect interest on the contracted amount, including extra costs and attorney fees, as determined by The International Basketball Federation and its Basketball Arbitral Tribunal in Geneva, Switzerland, according to a release Thursday by a3.

FIBA’s procedural rules won’t allow Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye to make any other player transactions if Chism’s settlement isn’t paid in a timely manner, and the team could also face significant fines.

“Every team in Europe will see this decision, and hopefully this will encourage other agents to put the time and money into fighting for their clients,’’ said Chism’s agent, Knoxville attorney Jared Karnes. “We can’t allow overseas team to continue the practice of arbitrarily releasing players in spite of contract provisions’’

Chism finished the 2010-11 season in the NBA Development League with the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Mad Ants before returning to Knoxville to play in the Pilot Rocky Top summer league.

Karnes said Chism has received multiple offers from overseas teams and is currently considering a lucrative offer from a team in France.

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Volunatic writes:

They make pretty good money playing in Turkey.
Scotty Hopson didn't necessarily make a mistake in deciding to forego his senior season, even if he doesn't end up on an NBA roster.

TeamXer writes:

in response to Volunatic:

They make pretty good money playing in Turkey.
Scotty Hopson didn't necessarily make a mistake in deciding to forego his senior season, even if he doesn't end up on an NBA roster.

True, the money may be good. But does Hopson have the maturity to deal with living and playing in a very foreign environment?

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to TeamXer:

True, the money may be good. But does Hopson have the maturity to deal with living and playing in a very foreign environment?

People that want to will mature any where and any time. The key word is want to.
Scotty will not have any trouble adjusting if he goes in with a determined attitude.
There are people that post on this site it seems that will never mature. They delight in trying to stir up trouble.
I'll never understand why people will not try to get along and have a nice discussion.You would be surprised how much smarter we could become if we would only listen to other people's opinion.Now I didn't say we had to agree but our opinion is not the only ones worth listening to.

RoadTrip writes:

I am more concerned with Wayne than with Scotty since the article is about him. But now that Scotty's name is out there - at least Wayne stayed 4 years, gave his all every minute on both ends of the floor, and improved his game every year. He was immature early in his career, but he realized it and did something about it. That effort along with others like Prince and Maze is what gave us our first Elite 8 and a whisker from being in our first Final Four. What will Scotty's legacy be? Playing when he wanted to? Disappearing? Pouting? No defense? No hustle?

All of the above plus some. Hope he gets a good cold dose of reality before he wastes the God given talent he has.

OrangeDew writes:

in response to RoadTrip:

I am more concerned with Wayne than with Scotty since the article is about him. But now that Scotty's name is out there - at least Wayne stayed 4 years, gave his all every minute on both ends of the floor, and improved his game every year. He was immature early in his career, but he realized it and did something about it. That effort along with others like Prince and Maze is what gave us our first Elite 8 and a whisker from being in our first Final Four. What will Scotty's legacy be? Playing when he wanted to? Disappearing? Pouting? No defense? No hustle?

All of the above plus some. Hope he gets a good cold dose of reality before he wastes the God given talent he has.

Hopefully that reality came on draft night.

LiveFaith writes:

$70K+ Dang. I guess Wayne's department where he majored at UT should get a boost to it's "Average Starting Salary" number. University marketing departments just love that kind of stuff. :-)

wildmed writes:

Wayne's the kind of guy you really enjoy seeing have success. I hope he loves France and makes a ton of Euros!

Witch_Doctors writes:

Witch Doctor say French women the best(before age 30..Witch Doctor say not so much after that). Witch Doctor say go make us proud and tag as many as you possibly can. Witch Doctor feel like he sending son off...Witch Doctor got something in eye...type among'st yourselves.
Bones never lie.

Stepchild_nFL writes:

Chism is one of my Faves. VFL. God bless him. Got to love the head band.

Stepchild_nFL writes:

in response to MOUNTAINofOKEMO:

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You're kidding. He makes more than Peyton? Just sayin' What ever that means 'cause I just said it. You know.

John_10065 writes:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

Witch Doctor say French women the best(before age 30..Witch Doctor say not so much after that). Witch Doctor say go make us proud and tag as many as you possibly can. Witch Doctor feel like he sending son off...Witch Doctor got something in eye...type among'st yourselves.
Bones never lie.

Just what kind of bones are you referring to when talking about tagging french women?

tmartin writes:

Yes, he does. Manning gets closer to $0 for every "at bat".

MusicCityVol writes:

Great for Wayne and nice job by Karnes and the group at a3. According to Twitter, Chism has been going through some workouts on campus with Vols staff memeber Mark Pancratz. Best of luck to the all-time winningest Vol.

Checkerboard Chatting with Mark Pancratz
http://www.checkerboardchatter.com/20...

RashaadSalabeb writes:

Good luck to Wayne. I grew up and worked with several of the Chism clan. Most of them are realy good hard working people. Maybe he can make alot of money while he's still young. It seems to me though that if Popeye Jones could last for so many years in the NBA that Wayne could play with these guys a few years too. Maybe it's his in-between size. Any way, good luck like I said before, Wayne. You will always be a Vol!

Go Vols!

alfrizzle097 writes:

in response to tmartin:

Yes, he does. Manning gets closer to $0 for every "at bat".

0 divide by 0.... limit approaches zero... nonexistant point for the actual problem.

Witch_Doctors writes:

in response to John_10065:

Just what kind of bones are you referring to when talking about tagging french women?

Witch Doctor think he kill it many moons ago until one of your Medicine doctors give Witch Doctor little blue pill. Witch Doctor now like young Witch Doctor without all the stamina/desire.....Witch Doctor say we live in cruel cruel world...lol
Bones never lie.

FarmerVol writes:

Way to go Wayne!!!

johnlg00 writes:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

Witch Doctor say French women the best(before age 30..Witch Doctor say not so much after that). Witch Doctor say go make us proud and tag as many as you possibly can. Witch Doctor feel like he sending son off...Witch Doctor got something in eye...type among'st yourselves.
Bones never lie.

Roger with regard to French women, but I beg to differ on the opinion that they are over the hill past 30. I have a French aunt who is about 80 and she is still a knockout! She is still slim and trim and plays golf at least twice a week.

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