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Russian national team coach Sergey Bazarevich believes that the format of the FIBA Windows brought a factor of excitement to the games of the national teams.
The most exciting thing now is the games of the national teams, they are very unpredictable and in this component, they are approaching football,” Bazarevich said in an interview with Sports Ru. “In my opinion, everyone loves football so much because it is an unpredictable game. In the case of basketball teams, there is not always a super quality of play due to the short preparation time, but there is always a lot of emotion. This is due, among other things, to the competition system. FIBA brought emotions to the maximum here, sharpening the significance of each match. And it turned out that even for the “basketball” countries it is not easy. Lithuania entered EuroBasket in the last possession. We are always talking about Serbs, we said that they have a lot of players, but it turned out that without players who play in other countries, it is so much fun for them either.
Bazarevich’s Russia advanced to the 2022 EuroBasket by finishing at second place in Group B of the Qualifiers.