Four countries will host the 2017 men's European Basketball Championship, among them Israel. The nation competes in many sports as a European nation, but rarely gets a chance at hosting.
Despite injuries to two of their starting players, Slovenia were able to hold off Serbia to cap off an unbeaten EuroBasket tournament. Slovenia captain Goran Dragic scored 35 points and won the tournament MVP award.
After missing out on the 2016 Olympic Games, the Atlanta Hawks star wants to take Germany to next year's European Championships, which are held in Romania, Finland, Turkey and Israel.
Dirk Nowitzki has said he hopes to play another season in Dallas despite the disappointment of another early exit from the NBA playoffs. The German forward's coach is also hoping to have him back.
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