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.
Russia Clinch Spot In Quarter-Finals

Defending champions Russia are returning to the Quarter-Finals for the ninth consecutive time after beating F.Y.R. of Macedonia 71-69 in Qualifying Round Group E action for a spot in the final eight in Katowice.

Timofey Mozgov collected 25 points and 11 rebounds while Anton Ponkrashov had 10 points, six rebounds and seven assists and Andrey Vorontsevich chipped in 10 points off the bench for Russia, who improved to 3-2 in the group.

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Everything Is Possible

Defending champions Russia can finish second in the EuroBasket 2009 Qualifying Round Group E or even be eliminated depending on what happens in their showdown with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the other results of the group.

There is still plenty to play for in Bydgoszcz with F.Y.R. of MAcedonia also having excellent chances of advancing to the Quarter-Finals, and making history, with a victory.

F.Y.R. Of Macedonia Topple Germany

A big second half run enabled F.Y.R. of Macedonia to write their first win in the Qualifying Round 86-75 over Germany on the second day of action in Group E in Bydgoszcz.

F.Y.R.O.M. now stand on a 1-3 record, tied with Germany, as both teams still hold a chance to make it to the Quarter-Finals.

Plenty On The Line For F.Y.R. Of Macedonia And Germany12.09.2009
France Katowice Bound After Demolition Of F.Y.R.O.M.11.09.2009
France Look To Avoid Letdown11.09.2009
They Came A Long Way Baby10.09.2009
Croatia Rally To Victory09.09.2009
FYROM, Croatia Face Off09.09.2009
F.Y.R. Of Macedonia Tame Israel 08.09.2009
Stefanov Puts End Of Career On Hold08.09.2009
Israel, FYROM Meet On Path To Qualifying Round08.09.2009
Greece Start With Convincing Win07.09.2009


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