Joakim Noah Very Interested In Worlds

by June 03, 2010

Some earlier reports said Joakim Noah has decided to skip World Championships in Turkey to rest his foot after a difficult season full of injuries. Noah explained his situation to the French newspaper L’Equipe: “’I talked about the situation with (French coach) Vincent Collet and the coaches of the French team. What’s sure is that I really want to play with that group and go to the Worlds,’ he said. ‘But I explained the situation. I’ve to negotiate a contract extension this summer. I’m in the same situation than Tony Parker. Contracts like this only happen once in a lifetime. This will change everything for me and I hope to sign it quickly and join the Bleus as soon as I can. I’m still very interested in playing for the French team.’”