NEWS

30.09.2005
French Great "Le Roi" Retires

France captain and Pamesa Valencia player Antoine Rigaudeau has decided to call it quits.

Rigaudeau came out of international retirement to help the French team capture the bronze medal at EuroBasket 2005, which they accomplished on Sunday by beating Spain in Belgrade.

27.09.2005
Bergeaud Aiming To Keep Team Spirit

France coach Claude Bergeaud fears it will be difficult to recreate the team spirit engendered by his side during the recent EuroBasket 2005.

Les Bleus recovered from an indifferent start to the competition, which saw them lose to Greece and Slovenia in the group stage, to oust host nation Serbia & Montenegro and defending champions Lithuania.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birthCurrent club
 4Frédéric Fauthoux 1.80 06.12.1972 St. Sever Pau-Orthez 
 5Mickael Gelabale GF 2.01 22.05.1983 Pointe Noire (FRA)  Real Madrid (ESP) 
 6Antoine Rigaudeau 2.00 17.12.1971 Cholet, Maine & Loire (FRA)  Pamesa Valencia (ESP) 
 7Cyril Julian 2.06 29.03.1974 Castres (FRA)  Nancy 
 8Mickael Pietrus SG 1.98 07.02.1982 Abymes (FRA)  Golden State Warriors (NBA) 
 9Tony Parker PG 1.88 17.05.1982 Brugge (BEL)  San Antonio Spurs (NBA) 
10Mamoutou Diarra GF 2.00 21.05.1980 Paris (FRA)  Chalon-Sur-Saone 
11Florent Pietrus PF 2.01 19.01.1981 Abymes (FRA)  Unicaja (ESP) 
12Jérôme Schmitt 2.06 08.09.1981 Colmar (FRA)  JL Bourg 
13Boris Diaw PF 2.05 16.04.1982 Cormeilles (FRA)  Phoenix Suns (NBA) 
14Frédéric Weis 2.18 22.06.1977 Thionville (FRA)  Lagun Aro Bilbao (ESP) 
15Sacha Giffa GF 1.97 14.06.1977 Moscow (RUS)  Strasbourg 

COACHES

Head Coach: Claude Bergeaud

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25.09.2005
France Win Bronze Medal

After 46 years, the French basketball team can finally return home from a EuroBasket with some hardware.

Tony Parker was magnificent with  25 points and five assists, Mickael Pietrus added 23 and France crushed Spain 98-63 to win bronze at the 2005 EuroBasket and bring home the country's first medal in the competition since 1959.

25.09.2005
France Overwhelm Still Tired Spain In Bronze Medal Game

France and Spain both wanted to put last night's semi-final heartbreaks behind them to at least salvage a bronze medal.

But it seemed only France was able to get over the defeat of the previous night as they thrashed Spain 98-68 to earn their first medal in the European Championships since 1959.

EuroBasket 2005 Final - The Tale Of The Tape25.09.2005
France And Spain To Do Battle For Bronze Medal25.09.2005
Greece Wins Thriller on Diamantidis Three-Pointer in Final Seconds24.09.2005
Relentless Greece steal game from France in closing seconds24.09.2005
Preview Greece vs. France24.09.2005
France Advance To Semi-final With Dominant Defensive Performance22.09.2005
France Stay Grounded After Beating Defending Champions22.09.2005
Rigaudeau may be key for France22.09.2005
Lithuania And France Look For More In Quarter-final Match-up22.09.2005
France Coach - We Have Not Achieved Anything Yet21.09.2005

Team

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France
France

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSB. Diaw13.7
RTF. Pietrus7.1
ASB. Diaw3.4
STC. Julian1.0
BSB. Diaw1.3

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

16.09.2005vs GRE[L] 50-64
17.09.2005vs BIH[W] 79-62
18.09.2005vs SLO[L] 58-68
20.09.2005vs SCG[W] 74-71
22.09.2005vs LTU[W] 63-47
24.09.2005vs GRE[L] 66-67
25.09.2005vs ESP[W] 98-68

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