Tony Parker took a summer off national duty this year, for only the third time since 1997, but mentally he was with France every step of the way during their FIBA World Cup campaign in Spain.
Juan Antonio Orenga has resigned from the post of the Spanish national team head coach, the Spanish Federation (FEB) and the tactician announced in a joint statement on Tuesday evening.
Basketball celebrations tend to become a fixed part of Paris sightseeing tours in September, as for the second year in a row, the French national team arrived in town with silverware in their luggage.
Serbia's triumphant FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 campaign left many lingering images from their two weeks in Spain, but the longest-lasting was produced in Belgrade, on Monday night.
For the first time in their history, USA have won back-to-back FIBA Basketball World Cups, outplaying Serbia 129-92 in the gold medal game.