Bilan out of the Croatian national team

2017-07-26T14:00:18+00:00 2017-07-26T14:00:18+00:00.

Aris Barkas

26/Jul/17 14:00

Center Miro Bilan withdraw himself from the Croatian national team pre-selection roster, as coach Aco Petrovic announced today.

By Eurohoops team/

“He told me that because he is still a free agent he is unhappy, he would not like to risk any injury and he is not mentally prepared for the national team, so it was immediately clear where this was headed”, said Petrovic in a press conference while also expressing his disappointment for the stance of the player.

The training camp of the Croatian national team will start on the 31st of July, due to the NBA rules. The head of the basketball federation, former player Sojko Vrankovic explained: “Last year, the NBA got angry at us, they said we were not complying with some of their rules. They told us we could have a maximum of 28 days of practice with the players plus two days of rest so we decided to do so”.