Without any fanfare, the Croatian Basketball Federation (HKS) confirmed on Thursday that senior national team head coach Jasmin Repesa will remain at the helm to steer the side into next summer's FIBA World Cup.
In a move that breaks with tradition, the Czech Basketball Federation (CBF) has announced that Ronen Ginzburg will be the coach that steers the men's national team into next summer's EuroBasket 2015 Qualifying Round.
The EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualification Round gets under way in the summer and even the draw takes place after the winter break, but Montenegro fans have every reason to already feel optimistic about their chances.
Following on from the announcement of all host countries for 2014 events at the FIBA Europe Board Meeting in Madrid, Spain over the weekend, the official draw is the next major event on the FIBA Europe calendar.
The Ivanov twin brothers, Deyan and Kaloyan, are not only two of the finest Bulgarian players, but also have the capacity of shrinking the seemingly vast world of European basketball into a microcosmos.