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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    And it seems that Kambala, Biedrins and K. Valters decided to teach K. Kemzura and to skip the training because of that Latvians won't go anywhere far with that kind of attitude. I feel that this Latvian "dream team" will be a joke in this tournament as well.
    It's little bit inaccurate info. At first there were a lot of rumors, but all three had reasons why they didn't practice. Kambala had little pain in elbow, K. Valters had temperature, while Biedrins had minor ankle injury. Nothing serious, but they had to skip few practices. Only Biedrins status is uncertain for tomorrow's friendly against Asseco Prokom. Decision will be made after mornings practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    And it seems that Kambala, Biedrins and K. Valters decided to teach K. Kemzura and to skip the training because of that Latvians won't go anywhere far with that kind of attitude. I feel that this Latvian "dream team" will be a joke in this tournament as well.
    Time to change my predictions

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    Biedrins won't play in tonight's game against Assece Prokom, but he'll be in lineup when championship starts.

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    krepsinis.net writes that Kemzūra has an offer to stay in Latvian NT, while K.Valters is disqualified for 3 years, A.Skele - for 2 years, A.Biedrins, K.Kambala and K.Berzins for 1 year because of misbehavior. That's a pretty harsh punishment, isn't it? I thought they would just release the coach...

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    Kemzura has to decide whether he wants to sign extension with Latvia till October 15th. As expected Kristaps Valters, said that he won't continue his career in NT and he also got disqualified. Armands Šķēle also got suspension, but he has said that he's still open to playing in NT. Biedriņš, Kambala and Bērziņš has one year suspension conditionally.

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    Has this ever happened in a national team? I really can't recall. They should deserve some sort of punishment, but one-year bans? That's destroying the national team from the inside.
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    Can anyone tell me what exactly happened with the suspended players? What did they do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur View Post
    Can anyone tell me what exactly happened with the suspended players? What did they do?
    Anyone? Get Rich Or Die Playin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur View Post
    Can anyone tell me what exactly happened with the suspended players? What did they do?
    They were suspended for discipline problems. Kambala was suspended for hitting German NT player, Berzins, Skele, Biedrins and Kristaps Valters had discipline issues.

    Kristaps Valters recieved biggest penalty because of bad influence on team. Berzins partly served his penalty by missing European championship after he was released from team, but he probably made biggest trouble. When Berzins just joined team after NBA Summer league, he spent first night in hotel, but he did it in thunderous way (hammered out hotel room's doors). After that he recieved "yellow card", but later in Efes Pilsen Cup he smashed hotel room once again after partying. Then he recieved red card and was kicked out of team. Biedrins got his suspension also in Turkey when he was Berzins roommate. Skele probably did less from all mentioned, but he was suspended mostly because of his behaviour in previous years.

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    Much obliged GRODP!
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    Kemzura will not stay as Latvian NT head coach, as he didn't accept offer to extend contract. He had time till 15th October to give positive answer. Now most likely our head coach will be Latvian coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get Rich Or Die Playin View Post
    Kemzura will not stay as Latvian NT head coach, as he didn't accept offer to extend contract. He had time till 15th October to give positive answer. Now most likely our head coach will be Latvian coach.
    So it's final decision? In our sites is written, that Kemzura will give final decision to your federation after our federation comitee meeting on October 21st


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    So it's final decision? In our sites is written, that Kemzura will give final decision to your federation after our federation comitee meeting on October 21st
    Yes, it's final decision. Our federation will offer head coach position to Latvian coach. They will talk about candidates in early November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get Rich Or Die Playin View Post
    Yes, it's final decision. Our federation will offer head coach position to Latvian coach. They will talk about candidates in early November.
    That's interesting then. I wonder, could it be that Kestutis was offered to be our head coach without competition, if he didn't ask for a week more to take decision regarding your NT like our sites claims. That must be smth serious...


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    Latvia On The Search For A New Coach

    Latvia will have a new men's coach following the announcement by the country's Basketball Federation that Kestutis Kemzura will no longer be in charge.

    Kemzura, a Lithuanian, was offered the opportunity to continue but had to inform the Federation by October 15 of his intention to do so.

    He did not, apparently, meet that deadline so Latvia will reveal a new list of candidates by November 3.

    The new man, the Federation said, will be a Latvian.

    According to Sportacentrs.com, one possible candidate for the post is Ainars Bagatskis - the former national team star known as the 'Golden Hand' because of his deadly shooting.

    Bagatskis is the coach of Russian Superleague side Enisey, the same club that Latvia center Kaspars Kambala plays for.

    Another strong possibility is the coach of current Latvian champions BK Ventspils, Agris Galvanovskis.

    Gundars Vetra, the coach of Russian EuroLeague Women side UMMC Ekaterinburg, expressed interest in the job when it became vacant last time and could be a candidate as well.

    Latvia did not have an ideal build-up to the EuroBasket 2009 in Poland with indiscipline leading to suspensions for several players, including Kambala.

    However, Kemzura was praised for his work and told he could continue.

    He will be a contender for the Lithuania coaching job that became open when Ramunas Butautas resigned after the Baltic side's Qualifying Round exit in Poland.
    http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_HXPt3...frontpage.html
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    Latvia Coaching Positions So Far Unfilled

    UMMC Ekaterinburg coach Gundars Vetra is mulling over the chance to lead the Latvia men's side.

    The Latvians have been considering who to appoint since their EuroBasket 2009 coach, Kestutis Kemzura, decided not to continue and instead lead his own country of Lithuania.

    Vetra will not make a decision before he has discussed the matter with UMMC, the Russian team he is leading in the EuroLeague Women, in January.

    Latvia, meanwhile, have yet to announce who will coach the women's national team.

    Ainars Zvirgzdins stepped down from the post after the country's seventh-place finish at the EuroBasket Women held in Latvia earlier this year.
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    LAT - Bagatskis in line to coach Latvia

    RIGA (EuroBasket 2011) – Latvia had dreamed of playing at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey but the Baltic side made an early exit at last summer’s EuroBasket after one win in three games.

    The team now faces the difficult task of making it back to the Final Round of the EuroBasket, and the man who will lead the way is almost certain to be Ainars Bagatskis.

    The Latvians are expected to confirm Bagatskis as their new coach at a federation meeting in Riga on February 3.

    Currently at the helm of Russian Superleague outfit Enisey Krasnoyarsk in Russia, the 42-year-old represented Latvia at four EuroBaskets - the last in 2003 in Sweden.

    The national team job became open when Latvia’s EuroBasket 2009 coach Kestutis Kemzura elected not to accept the offer of an extension.

    Kemzura was then appointed coach of Lithuania.

    Gundars Vetra, UMMC Ekaterinburg's Latvian coach, was considered for the position before EuroBasket 2009 and was again a possibility for the job this time but he ruled himself out.

    He has a contract with Ekaterinburg through the 2010-2011 campaign.

    If confirmed, Bagatskis will not have it easy when Latvia go into EuroBasket qualifying this year as they were on Saturday drawn in the toughest of the three Division A groups.

    They are in Group A with Israel, Finland, Italy and Montenegro.

    Nevertheless, the opportunity to lead Latvia is something Bagatskis desperately wants.

    "To become the national team coach is an honor and a challenge for any coach," Bagatskis said.

    "At the same time, it is a very important responsibility because the team represents the entire country.

    "It has always been special when playing for the Latvian national team and therefore, I would be proud to represent Latvia basketball in the future, this time as coach."

    Bagatskis plans to bring in former Latvia teammate Roberts Stelmahers as his main assistant.

    Stelmahers is the coach of Lithuanian club Perlas Vilnius.
    http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/new...8165/arti.html
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    Kaspars Berzins loaned from Fuenlabrada to LEB Oro team Cáceres 2016

    http://thehoopsmarket.blogspot.com/2...erzins-to.html

    With Guardia in the team, Berzins would have played less minutes in ACB team

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    LAT - Bagatskis appointed Latvia coach

    RIGA (EuroBasket 2011) – Latvia’s Basketball Federation on Wednesday confirmed that Ainars Bagatskis is the new coach of the men’s national side.

    Bagatskis, a long-time national team player who is now coaching Russian club Enisey Krasnoyarsk, has been given a two-year contract.

    The 42-year-old will guide Latvia against Israel, Finland, Montenegro and Italy in EuroBasket 2011 qualifying this summer.

    Bagatskis will bring in former Latvia teammate Roberts Stelmahers as his main assistant.

    Stelmahers is currently at the helm of Lithuania club Perlas Vilnius.

    Latvia had high hopes going into EuroBasket 2009 in Poland under Lithuanian coach Kestutis Kemzura but failed to progress from their Preliminary Round group after win one in their three games.

    The Baltic country offered Kemzura a chance to continue in the job but he declined and was later appointed coach of Lithuania.

    Bagatskis played at four EuroBaskets - the last in 2003 in Sweden.
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    Latvian NT 23 player candidate list:

    Jānis Blūms, Bilbao Basket
    Jānis Strēlnieks, Ventspils
    Rinalds Sirsniņš, Barons
    Edgars Jeromanovs, Liepājas Lauvas
    Jānis Kaufmanis, Valmiera
    Dairis Bertāns, Ventspils
    Mareks Jurevičus, Ventspils
    Ingus Bankevics, VEF Rīga
    Akselis Vairogs, JSA Bordeaux
    Kristers Zeidaks, Fastweb Casale
    Artūrs Štālbergs, Rīgas VEF
    Rihards Kuksiks, Arizona State
    Ernests Kalve, Ventspils
    Ivars Timermanis, Barons
    Mareks Mejeris, Liepājas Lauvas
    Kaspars Bērziņš, Fuenlabrada
    Ronalds Zaķis, Ventspils
    Rolands Freimanis, Cajasol
    Pāvels Veselovs, Prostejov
    Dāvis Rozītis, USC
    Andris Biedriņš, Warriors
    Mārtiņš Meiers, Ventspils
    Raitis Grafs, Šiauliai

    There are few suprises as there are some young players, but most likely they're included to get them some valuable experience that can be used in future.

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