The former Lakers center eager to promote sports in Serbia
Former NBA star Vlade Divac was elected president of Serbia's Olympic Committee on Tuesday.
The NBA will be well represented at the European Basketball Championship, led by the host nation with five players.
After two games of their pre-Olympic swing through Europe, it's already clear that the U.S. men's basketball team lacks experience, doesn't have many great shooters, isn't all that tall and is a month behind the competition in terms of preparation.
Peja Stojakovic said Wednesday he will not play for Serbia and Montenegro at the Athens Olympics, depriving the defending world champions of their best perimeter scorer.
Kobe Bryant and the rest of the U.S. Olympic basketball team will play reigning world champion Serbia-Montenegro in a warmup before the Athens Olympics.
Peja Stojakovic and Serbia & Montenegro learned that best players are necessary no matter the situation.
Andrei Kirilenko of the Utah Jazz scored 29 points Friday to lead Russia to a 95-80 victory over defending champion Serbia and Montenegro at the European Championships.