Kaspras Berzins was dropped from Latvian squad in summer by Kestutis Kemzura as a punishment for his unprofessional behaviour. As a result of that the relationships between the team and a head coach went down. There were other cases when players were making troubles but they did not reach the media.
However those cases were not forgotten. LBS decide to disqualify Kristaps Valters for 3 years and Armands Skele for 2 years from the national team.
Kaspars Berzins, Andris Biedrins and Kaspars Kambala were disqualified for 1 year. Though this sanction will only come into effect if these players misbehave again.