Congratulations, BallinEurope supposes, should go out to the Slovenian Basketball Federation, which seemingly has won the bid to host the 2013 Eurobasket tournament. This slightly bizarre news was run via Slovenian news service this morning:
The *only* candidate? Was no other country interested in hosting the tournament or is the economic situation in most European countries thought to be so poor as to prohibit even speculating on a bid? Neither FIBA nor FIBA Europe has released any official word on the outcome of 2013 Eurobasket “bidding” as of yet.
FIBA secretary-general Nar Zanolin, meanwhile, is reportedly ecstatic about preparations in Lithuania for Eurobasket 2011. BiE guesses Slovenia will now get started early on its on pre-production.