The Slovenia Times

Eurobasket Shock for Slovenia: Udrih Quits The Team


The Slovenian Basketball Association said on Monday that Udrih recently sent a text message to national team director Matej Avanzo saying that he had decided not to play for Slovenia after serious deliberation.

Udrih previously mentioned the fact that he has not found a new employer in the NBA yet as the only possible problem for his playing at the EuroBasket, but he did not say anything about this in the text message.

He last played for Slovenia at the World Championship in Japan in 2006.

Maljković has already narrowed down the EuroBasket roster to 16 names, placing Udrih as one of the three point guards. He is now to be replaced by 31-year-old shooting guard Nebojša Joksimovič.

Udrih has played in the NBA since 2004. Prior to his short stint with the Orlando Magic, he played for the San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings and Milwaukee Bucks, winning two championships with the Spurs in 2005 and 2007.

He has averaged 8.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists in the NBA, enjoying his finest scoring season in 2010/2011 as a member of the Kings (13.7 points per game).


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