The Czech Republic men’s team started their additional qualification for the 2005 EuroBasket with a 75-57 away win over Estonia.
Coach Michal Jezdik was delighted the Czechs got their campaign off to a winning start.
“The first step is always very important and I am happy that we have done it in a game against a strong opponent,” Jezdik said.
“We played well in defence in the second half when Estonia only scored 18 points.”
The Czechs play their next qualification game against Poland in Prague on Tuesday.