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15.09.2009 - By David Hein
Merriam-Webster defines a foreigner as "a person belonging to or owing allegiance to a foreign country".

Nine of the 16 head coaches at EuroBasket 2009 know a thing or two about owing their allegiances to foreign countries as they are leading national teams other than their native lands - with a mixed bag of success.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

No
Name
Pos.
Height
Birth date
Place of birth
Current club

4

PF
2.04
10.06.1972
Talsi (LAT)  
ASK RIGA (Latvia-Baltic league & LBL)

5

GF
1.94
15.02.1976
Riga (LAT)  
ASK RIGA (Latvia-Baltic League & LBL)

6

G
1.92
04.09.1983
Riga (LAT)  
BARONS/LMT RIGA (Latvia- Baltic league & LBL)

7

SG
1.91
20.04.1982
Saldus (LAT)  
IRUBENTIA Bilbao (Spain-ACB)

9

PG
1.88
18.09.1981
Riga (LAT)  
FUENLABRADA (Spain-ACB)

10

SF
2.00
11.08.1984
Riga (LAT)  
VEF RIGA (Latvia-LBL)

11

C
2.05
13.12.1978
Riga (LAT)  
JENISEJ (Russia-Superleague)

12

PF
2.10
21.01.1988
Gulbene (LAT)  
N/A

13

SF
1.99
15.10.1984
Liepaja (LAT)  
N/A

14

G
1.95
14.03.1983
Riga (LAT)  
Umana Venezia (Italia-Lega Due)

15

C
2.11
02.04.1986
Riga (LAT)  
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (USA-NBA)

22

PF
2.00
04.04.1987
Riga (LAT)  
ASK RIGA (Latvia-Baltic & LBL)

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07.09.2009
vs RUS
[L] 68-81
08.09.2009
vs FRA
[L] 51-60
09.09.2009
vs GER
[W] 68-62

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