As the 2011 FIBA Eurobasket is set to begin next month on August 31st, many teams that will be participating have already begun training camps before the pre-qualifiers.
San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker and his home country of France will be playing their first exhibition game on Tuesday against Canada.
The article was written in French, so I used a translator tool to change the text into English.
Vincent Collet’s men will play two friendlies against Canada. The first of two confrontations, which takes place at the Palais des Sports Pau, could allow the coach of the Blues to appreciate the work done during the beginning of preparing and trying a few systems.
Not only will Parker begin playing in an exhibition, but Spurs fans can also keep track of draftee and Parker’s French teammate, Nando De Colo.
Aside from playing Tuesday, France will play Canada once again on Wednesday.
If Canada’s Cory Joseph, another Spurs draft pick, can get his insurance matters cleared, there’s a chance he could face Parker and De Colo as early as Tuesday or Wednesday.
If Joseph can’t get his insurance deal in time, there’s a chance he could face San Antonio’s Tiago Splitter (Brazil) and Manu Ginobili (Argentina) next month in the FIBA Americas pre-qualifier in Mar del Plata, Argentina.