Eurobasket ’13 Update

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EuroBasket_2013_logoIn case you missed it, Mexico won the Tournament of the Americas.

Yes, Mexico, which hadn’t qualified for a World Championship Cup in 40 years. Gustavo Ayon of the Atlanta Hawks was the tournament MVP.

What does this have to do with Eurobasket ’13?

Only the fact that you never know what is going to happen in a FIBA tournament, as witnessed by what we are currently seeing in Slovenia.

Hubbard: Dick Motta deserves to be in Hall of Fame


In NBA history, only 10 coaches have won more games than Dick Motta, although that is misleading.

When he left the NBA after the 1996-97 season, his 935 victories were the third-most. He’s been passed by seven coaches while not coaching.

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Tweet of the Day: Mike Fratello

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The media train wreck that was and is the Brooklyn Nets firing of Avery Johnson continues.

A number of well respected media members have jumped on the story. Sheridan Hoops is also on the case:

Tweet of the Day: Mike Fratello

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Congratulations to Mike Fratello, who is coaching Ukraine for the second consecutive summer and qualified for next summer’s European championship by guiding Ukraine to a 68-57 victory over Austria.

Detroit Pistons fans will be pleased to hear that incoming rookie center Viacheslav Kravtsov (No. 11 in out list of the Top 10 incoming international rookies) had nine defensive rebounds and was a plus-15 in 22 minutes (he was in foul trouble).

For more on Eurobasket ’13 qualifying, check out our column on the Top 25 NBA players and NBA prospects (and washouts) playing in the qualifying tournament.