MACEDONIAN BASKETBALL IN 2007
Macedonian basketball got an all new fresh look in 2007, the new website of the Basketball Federation of Macedonia is running for a while now. They also changed their logo and we must say it looks really good!
Soon there will also be a web shop on the site where you can buy the official Macedonian basketball apparel, let's hope the Macedonian Basketball Federation uses at least original Nike clothes instead of some Prilep fabricated jerseys, as the Football Federation did.
In the meanwhile on the European stage, Macedonia awaits it's chance to qualify itself in a tournament for the European cup in Spain next September. However it will be very hard to do so because there are 10 countries fighting for only just 1 place in Group A of the tournament. 15 countries allready have qualified of which Greece, Russia and Serbia are in Group A, awaiting for the new arrival to be anounced.
Macedonia has to take on Sweden and Estonia in group B of the qualifying tournament, the winner of group B will head to a new group stage, the winner of that group will qualify.
If Macedonia (God bless) will qualify itself, it will certainly be interesting to play in a group with Greece and Serbia, but also very hard because they are the best teams at the moment, Greece is the defending champion and Serbia(Yugoslavia) has won the most prizes all time.
MD: All the luck we need! Also an interesting fact is that there are 3 Americans playing for the Macedonian national team, Ryan Stack, Kevin Fletcher and Michael Wilkinson.