NEWS

22.09.2003
European Championship for Men 2005 Qualification
Following the meeting of the FIBA Europe Board in November 2002, it was decided that a new system of qualification would be implemented for the 2005 European Championship for Men.
07.09.2003
Israel 91 Latvia 75

Israel did their best game in the tournament and had no problems to win the important game against Latvia after really great shooting throughout the game.

Israel started the game with high speed and the Latvian players did not stand up against it. Israel made the first nine points in the game and played really great basketball in the first quarter. They where almost perfect in the shooting and looked very focused. The Latvians had no possibility to play the powerful game they had showed in the former games.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Uvis Helmanis PF 2.04 10.06.1972 Talsi (LAT)  
 5Aigars Vitols GF 1.94 15.02.1976 Riga (LAT)  
 6Trojs Ostlers 2.09 07.10.1978 UT (USA)  
 7Roberts Stelmahers 1.75 19.11.1974 Riga (LAT)  
 8Armands Skele 1.92 04.09.1983 Riga (LAT)  
 9Edgars Sneps 1.95 13.04.1972 Jelgava (LAT)  
10Kristaps Valters PG 1.88 18.09.1981 Riga (LAT)  
11Maris Laksa PF 2.07 08.09.1981 Ventspils (LAT)  
12Ainars Bagatskis 1.98 29.03.1967 Riga (LAT)  
13Raitis Grafs 2.08 12.06.1981 Riga (LAT)  
14Kaspars Kambala 2.05 13.12.1978 Riga (LAT)  
15Arnis Vecvagars 1.97 12.04.1974 Riga (LAT)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Armands Kraulins
Assistant Coach: Varis Krumins ,
Gundars Vetra

More Headlines

06.09.2003
Latvia 86 Germany 94

Big time favourites Germany were on top of the game troughout the 40 minutes. In between Latvia proved some good strength, but overall it was Germany who was the strongest team.

At crucial moments, Latvia made a lot of mistakes and won the not so pleasant statistics for turnovers 18-8. With two triumphs the Germans are qualified for the next round. The situation for Latvia is more difficult.

05.09.2003
Lithuania 92 Latvia 91 (OT)

Prior to the game there were many tensions involved in this baltic derby. And what a game we got. It went to overtime, and it was Lithuania who finally won with one point. In the end it was Lithuania's safe free throws who gave them the opening win.

Baltic derby in Norrköping05.09.2003
Kraulins Names Final Twelve 02.09.2003
Kambala Shows Spanish Flair 01.09.2003
Gasol Stars In Spanish Victory 31.08.2003
Good Signs For Latvia Against Tall Blacks 27.08.2003
Kraulins Keeping Calm23.08.2003
Latvia Slip to Defeat15.08.2003
Frailties Worry Latvia Coach Kraulins12.08.2003
Injury Problems Hinder Latvia's Eurobasket Preparations04.08.2003
Ostler's Latvian Hopes Fade08.05.2003

Team

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TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

05.09.2003vs LTU[L] 91-92
06.09.2003vs GER[L] 86-94
07.09.2003vs ISR[L] 75-91

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