What was rumoured for months now is now official, J.R. Holden will not play for Russia NT in the upcoming Eurobasket.

Holden who retired from club basketball earlier in the season had promised to at least think about helping Russia in the next Eurobasket.

But as the team’s coach David Blatt stated he made up his mind: “Holden won’t be playing for Russia NT in Eurobasket. This is his personal decision, we respect and accept it” said Blatt after a training session of the Russian NT.