Foreign Coaches Make Themselves At Home
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.
By The Skin Of Their Teeth

Lithuania remained alive at the 2009 EuroBasket with an 84-69 victory over Bulgaria, advancing to the Qualifying Round in Lodz and sending their rivals home.

Ramunas Butautas' men pulled away midway through the final quarter to claim their first victory in Wroclaw.

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For Lithuania, Do Or Die
Lithuania are in the running for the tag of the biggest disappointment in the competition.

Bronze-medal winners two years ago in Spain and semi-finalists at last year's Olympics, the Baltic side have sorely missed the presence of veterans Sarunas Jasikevicius, Darius Songaila and Ramunas Siskaukas.
Turkey Thump Bulgaria

Turkey destroyed Bulgaria 94-66 to secure their spot in the Qualifying Round of EuroBasket on the second day of games in Group D in Wroclaw.

Ender Arslan had a game-high 17 points for the victors on five of seven (71%) shooting from three-point range.

Turkey Roll Into Meeting With Bulgaria08.09.2009
Hosts With The Most07.09.2009
Moment Of Silence To Open Bulgaria-Poland Match07.09.2009
Hosts Ready To Tip-Off Against Bulgaria06.09.2009
Nilsen: Lithuania, Bulgaria Both Missing Something24.08.2009
No Jaaber For Bulgaria21.08.2009
Belgium Tie Bulgaria In AQR Warm-up04.08.2009
Decisions Ahead For Bulgaria Boss30.07.2009
Gershon Brings New Faces Into Squad06.07.2009
Nilsen: Bulgaria Comfortable In Underdog Role10.01.2009





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