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President of French basketball: I’m sorry that we spent a lot time and vitality on a Joel Embiid file that shouldn’t have been opened


Embiid had beforehand expressed his curiosity in taking part in for the French nationwide staff, a lot in order that it was thought the 76ers participant may already be accessible to educate Vincent Collet for EuroBasket 2022. Nonetheless, the Cameroon native, partly as a result of some bodily troubles, selected to sit down out final offseason, suspending any potential speak till the next summer time. It was exactly his curiosity in taking part in for the French nationwide staff that had prompted the highest management of the federation to get him a passport, as confirmed by the president of the French federation himself, Jean-Pierre Siutat, at a latest press convention. “We met Joel Embiid along with Boris Diaw in March of 2022,” the president of the French basketball federation clarified. “However we didn’t ask for that assembly. He had proven curiosity in taking part in for France, and we helped him get French citizenship upon his request. However we have been by no means demanding of him, I’m simply sorry that we’ve got spent a lot time and vitality on a file that ought to by no means have been opened,” Siutat added.
Supply: Orazio Cauchi @ BasketNews

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