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.
Slovenian basketball legend Jure Zdovc has decided to end his successful career at the age of 37.
The veteran recently signed a two-year contract with Slovenian club Krka Novo Mesto, but he said he would only continue to play if he was 100% fit.
The Slovenian national team is licking its wounds after falling victim to one of the greatest comebacks in recent European Championship history.
Slovenia looked to be within touching distance of the quarter-finals with a big first-half advantage over Israel.
After a very weak start to the game, Israel almost magically recovered and won the elimination game against Slovenia with only two points, 78-76, this last Eurobasket afternoon in Luleå.
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