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Andris Biedrins conditionally disqualified from Latvian National Team

Last week Latvian sports media were shaken with an announcement from a Latvian Basketball Union (LBU). Namely, after a disappointing start in European Championships (team did not qualify for the 2nd round, 1W-2L) and when everyone expected sacking of the head coach, the LBU held a council meeting and after 5 hours issued the following sentence.

A.Biedrins to be conditionally disqualified from the National Team of Latvia for a term of 1 year. Another 4 starting players were disqualified along with him (terms and conditions differ).

What this means is - if AB joins the team for a training camp (qualifying tournament is starting next year), and "demonstrates unprofessional conduct" he shall be asked to leave the team.

Why was the decision carried out? Apparently he, along with 4 other players were "living it up" during the training camp, rather than focusing his energy on helping the team become better, and ultimately win a game or two more than the team managed in the Eurobasket...

If you wish, I can supply with details as to the rumored unsportsmanslike conducts that took place during the training camp. Of course, there hasn't been an official statement from AB. Which is why I decided to post this and sort of degrade his image a bit overseas. Hopefully, a US journalist will ask him what happened and how does AB feel about this, because apparently he refused a comment to Latvian media.

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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