Russia failed miserably in the Eurobasket and the new federation president Andrei Kirilenko has to take action in order to turn things around. However, coach Pashutin is ready to take the blame for the bad results. As he said: “I am ready to speak with the president of the federation, Andrei Kirilenko, and face the face the consequences. I am the coach and I understand that I am the only one responsible for the bad results of the team”.
No Timofey Mozgov, who underwent knee surgery in early July. No Sasha Kaun, who just signed with the Cavaliers No Sergey Karasev, who dislocated his patella and tore his MCL in March. Not even Alexey Shved, the former Knick who is suffering from back pain. Russia announced its roster for EuroBasket, and it doesn’t include a single NBA player.