Eurobasket 2011 is still a couple of weeks away, but that isn’t stopping the Lithuanian national basketball federation from thinking about the future … and they’ve got a partner in speculation in Latvia.
Baltic Course is reporting today that FIBA Europe general secretary Nar Zanolin is seriously considering a bid for the two nations to jointly organize the 2012 U18 European Championship.
Said Zanolin on Thursday: “’Latvia and Lithuania could be the countries that will be entrusted to organize the tournament, with the decisive matches played in Lithuania.”
Surely psyched after a positive meeting with Zanolin, FIBA Europe and Lithuanian representatives, Latvian Basketball Association general secretary Edgars Sneps told media that “such cooperation would be the first step in Latvia and Lithuania’s efforts to organize the 2018 men’s world basketball championship.”
So when do tickets go on sale, then…?