Dennis Rodman may be at the top of the bill, but the above headline already reveals which participant is likely to raise the spirits of restaurant owners coping with The Continent’s economic struggles.  From  :

Dennis Rodman is returning to Europe, this time as the main headliner of a group of NBA Legends for a European tour in November 2009.

The first planned event will take place on November 13, 2009, at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium.

And another sports Belgian sports site said organiser Geert Baeyens is hoping to get games scheduled in England, Germany, France, Spain and Italy.

Other players listed to participate in the NBA Legends event are Tracy Murray, Lamond Murray, AC Green, Shawn Kemp, Stacey Augmon, Norm Nixon, Darwin Cook, John Starks, Kenny Anderson, Oliver Miller (above), Stanley Roberts, Moses Malone, Robert Reid, Orlando Woolridge, Johnny Egan, Rodney McCray, Darryl Dawkins, Spud Webb, Dee Brown, Dominique Wilkins and Gerald Wilkins.

The second release called the event œScottie Pippen & his NBA-Legends. But Pippen apparently has pulled out, as the Sportpaleis website said Rodman has replaced Pippen.

I hate to cast doubt on the veracity of the above report, but Johnny Egan averaged 7.8 ppg in an 11 year NBA career…that ended in 1972.