FIBA Rumors

Deng, who played 15 seasons in the NBA, had a familiar face on the opposing bench. Mike Brown coaches the Nigerian team, and used to coach Deng when they were with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014. “I didn’t know he was going to coach the team,” Brown said “I used to coach Luol, now I’m coaching against him.” Brown credited Deng’s squad, which is inexperienced, for their grit.
The Slovenian basketball federation president, Matej Erjavec via a video conference with the local press Monday explained how Luka Doncic really wanted to help his national team in the upcoming games of the EuroBasket qualifiers but was not allowed. Doncic, 21, was keen on playing for Slovenia in the games versus Ukraine and Hungary scheduled to be held in Ljubliana on November 28 and 30, respectively. He even discussed his strong desire with Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, However, the lack of agreement between FIBA and NBA ultimately stopped him.
Luka Doncic strongly wants to play again with the Slovenian team. Along with the Basketball Association of Slovenia, he is making great efforts to be able to play in the upcoming qualifiers, but due to the NBA season timing, the probability is very small. The decision on whether Doncic, who has been training with national team coaches for the last four weeks, will be able to join the national team will be known at the end of the week.