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Sergio Scariolo appointed as the head coach of Spain

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Sergio ScarioloItalian coach Sergio Scariolo has been linked with Spain national team for a while and eventually he was announced as the new head coach. Scariolo is currently working in Russia with Khimki. One of Spain NT members Jorge Garbajosa is also playing there.

Eurobasket 2011 logo unveiled

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Eurobasket 2011 LithuaniaThe logo of Eurobasket 2011 which will be held in Lithuania was unveiled today. The author of the logo is Kestutis Koira whose work was picekd as the best one by FIBA Europe. There were 49 logos submitted in total and only 3 of them were sent to FIBA Europe for a final judgement.

Jonas Kazlauskas to become the head coach of Greece?

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Jonas KazlauskasIt looks like Greek basketball federation found the right man to lead the national team in Eurobasket 2009. 55-year-old Lithuanian coach Jonas Kazlauskas should meet FIBA Europe President George Vassilakopoulos to discuss the details. Vassilakopoulos is visiting Lithuania these days for Eurobasket 2011 preparations.

Kestutis Kemzura to coach Latvian National Team

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Kestutis KemzuraKestutis Kemzura will be the new coach of Latvian National Team. He has reached an agreement with the Latvian Federation and will be officialized in the next days. If Latvia will qualify for World Cup the contract will be automatically renewed.

Latvia to choose from three candidates

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The official website of Latvian Basketball Union (LBS) announced three candidates for the head coach position of Latvia national team. The list consists of two Lithuanians and one Latvian. Jonas Kazlauskas, former head coach of Lithuania and China is the biggest name on the list.

Giannakis era is over

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Panagiotis GiannakisGreece will have a new coach in Eurobasket 2009. Panagiotis Giannakis will not do two jobs - coaching Olympiacos and Greece national team. Greece emerged as one of the top basketball powers in the world during Giannakis era.

World Championship 2014: Denmark and France withdraw their candidatures

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FIBAIn a surprising move both France and Denmark have withdrawn their bids to host the 2014 World Championship. All other nations will submit their bids officially in a ceremony on December 5th, 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland. Those nations are Spain, China and Italy.

Juri Zdovc takes over Slovenia National Team

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Slovenia National Team has a new boss and he is a well-known basketball figure, his name: Juri Zdovc. He will be replacing Ales Pipan who has admittedly failed to lean the Slovenian NT to a major achievement in the past years.

Lithuania vs. Spain scheduled next summer

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SpainLithuanian basketball fans will have a chance to see two world powerhouses next summer at home after Lithuanian and Spanish basketball federations agreed to arrange two friendly games between the national teams.

Aito and Carlos Jimenez leave National Team

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Aito Garcia RenesesAito has announced he will not remain as Spanish National Head Coach, His future is in Unicaja, where he can work for a long project, as he wants. Meanwhile, Carlos Jimenez told their mates that he quits the National Team.

Siskauskas retires from the national team

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Ramunas SiskauskasLithuania will have to look for another team captain. Ramunas Siskauskas announced his retirement from the national team. 29-year-old small forward was named Euroleague MVP last season. Siskauskas is considered as the best player in the world outside NBA after his recent achievements.


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