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JWalk126
08-27-2008, 06:25 PM
FIBA (http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/langid/1/newsid/28394/arti.html)

BEIJING (Olympics) – Spain’s long-time captain Carlos Jimenez has decided to retire from the national team.

The 32-year-old Jimenez, who averaged 5.8 points and 4.8 rebounds at the Olympics, signed off with a silver medal at the Beijing Games.

Jimenez played 25 minutes in arguably the greatest gold-medal game of all time, a 118-107 defeat to the United States, scoring 12 points and grabbing three rebounds.

“I am really satisfied,” Jimenez said. “Things have gone really well for me. I’ve been a part of a fantastic group.

“When I look back, the work of many years has paid off.”

Jimenez made his debut with the national team in 1997 and went on to earn 187 caps.

The Unicaja Malaga forward led Spain to silver medals at the 1999, 2003 and 2007 EuroBaskets, bronze in 2001, and gold at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

Spain playmaker Jose Manuel Calderon said of this summer’s Olympics: "It was the most emotional moment when he (Jimenez) told us that he was retiring from the national team because he was the most capped player and for us he has been very important.

"He told us he was really proud of us, all the youngsters.

“But he has been the one that has been the key to this team having great camaraderie."

JWalk126
08-29-2008, 12:22 AM
Ramas Quits Lithuanian NT
Source: FIBA.com (http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/28404/arti.html)

VILNIUS (Olympics) - Lithuania star Ramunas Siskauskas has decided to retire from the national team.

Siskauskas, the Euroleague MVP last season after leading CSKA Moscow to the title, played in his third Olympics this summer in Beijing where the Baltic country suffered a narrow defeat to Spain in the semi-finals before losing in the bronze medal game to Argentina.

“I'd made up my mind last year and results in Beijing did not affect my decision,” said Siskauskas, who turns 30 on September 10.

“I made my decision and this is final.

“The summers in the national team are exhausting and it’s time to retire. Young players will replace me.”

Siskauskas averaged 11 points and four rebounds per game in Beijing.

He was a member of the Lithuania team that won the gold medal at the EuroBasket in Sweden five years ago, averaging more than 16 points per contest.

Reezy
08-29-2008, 03:07 PM
Not too surprised to hear Jimenez's announcement. I just wonder if he'll be included again on NBA Live 09 for the Spanish squad.

Just a random question, when will Euroleague teams be included on NBA Live? That would totally own.

JWalk126
08-30-2008, 10:44 PM
I have no idea, but I'm waiting for the Israeli modder website to make something with Israeli & Euroleague teams for NBA Live 08

Reezy
09-02-2008, 02:19 AM
I have no idea, but I'm waiting for the Israeli modder website to make something with Israeli & Euroleague teams for NBA Live 08
Holy crap that would be sweet. Even if there was a separate Euroleague game all together, I'd so plunk down $60 for that sucker. I'd learn so much more about Euroleague basketball.

JWalk126
09-02-2008, 11:28 AM
there is a Euroleague Manager game out for PC but its $45

Reezy
09-02-2008, 03:17 PM
there is a Euroleague Manager game out for PC but its $45
Where can I buy it at?

JWalk126
09-02-2008, 04:01 PM
Where can I buy it at?
here is the thread
http://prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234061


if it were cheaper, I'd buy it too