Leaders of the Federation of Montenegro want to join the organization, but the country lacks the necessary infrastructure, while together with Serbia, constituted the most serious candidate for the decision of FIBA.
The first thing Serbia needs to do is selecting a new presidency, and then will be followed by negotiations with Montenegro, and then stepping in front of FIBA with a concrete suggestion.
Opponents are Latvia and Estonia that also want to unite the field. However, they depend on the success of Lithuania in the organization of the European Championship this year, while Serbia and Montenegro has demonstrated the organization of European Championship 2005 .. A big plus for Serbia in competition with the Baltic countries are greater infiltration in basketball circles, but also the President of the Olympic Committee of Serbia Vlade Divac, who is one of the best European players who have played in the NBA.
Current President of KSS(Basketball Association of Serbia) Dragan Kapičić says that was talks on the household in the past, and that a project will took advantage of Serbia and its partner in all aspects.
"There are indications that the issue of common household 2018th be the first topic of discussion,for two new president of basketball federation. It is known that Milo Djukanovic loves basketball and has the greatest influence in Montenegro, and the same goes with Dragan Djilas would seem to be my successor. If Serbia with Montenegro, or any other former Yugoslav republics, has applied, it would be a great sporting, economic and political move. We all have a basketball tradition, which confirms the participation of all the republics of the SFRJ at Eurobasket in Lithuania, but also the infrastructure that is individually sufficiently have not any country. Imagine that world-championship game will be at the Belgrade Arena, the new halls in Ljubljana, Zadar, Zagreb, Podgorica, or, say, Nis. After all, we will all be together in the EU, so you would need to connect the first in the sports. "
Director of basketball teams of Montenegro Danilo Mitrovic told B92 that for the first time he heard on Monday, but that is a good idea.
"I tell you that I first heard yesterday. The idea is great with whatever it is, but I do not know anything about it, "said Mitrovic.