Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at 9:15 am  |  3 responses

Joakim Noah to Play for Team France in Euro Championships

According to ESPN, the French national hoops team will have the services of one Joakim Noah this summer: “Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is scheduled to leave for France on Monday to begin preparation for a stint with Team France in the European Championships in Lithuania, according to a source close to the situation. Noah, who has dual U.S. and French citizenship, is expected to be overseas for the next two months as the NBA lockout carries on. France opens play in the European Championships on Aug. 31 against Latvia. The tournament runs through Sept. 18.”

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  • Clay

    This reminds me of A-Rod a few years back when he wanted to play with the Dominican Republic for the World Baseball Classic.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Do your thing, Noah.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    Team France has no excuse for not being the best team in Europe. All of the French guys are gonna be free to play. Tony Parker, Ronny Turiaf, Michael Pietrus, Nicolas Batum, Roddy Beaubois, Johan Petro, now you talk about Joakim Noah…they’ve never really been a force in international basketball because all of there league guys were always ‘too busy’ (I can understand, a lot of them aren’t natural French Citizens) but now that ain’t nothin else to do but lace up they need to. I’m rooting for them