Afrobasket 2021 is a time bomb, says D'Tigers coach .

D'Tigers coach, Mike Brown has admitted that the timing of this year's Afrobasket competition was wrong.

The American coach told that the period fixed for the competition has proved to be challenging for players and the coaching staff.

“It is just a bad timing for FIBA Africa to have the tournament, but FIBA decides to have the Asian and African games at the same time as the Olympics and NBA players cannot participate in both because that is the rule.”

Brown agreed that the competition may not have the compliment of stars due to the just ended NBA and the Olympics fixtures, which was too congested for players.

"Some players may not make it to the the Afrobasket competition based on standard rules and guidelines of the NBA".

When asked why a lot of regular faces were missing on the roster, Brown said,

“It’s been a long summer for the players. They came to camp on June 20th, went through the Olympics process and I am asking them to come here. It is a long summer for everybody including the coaches and on top of that, the camp right now is at the same time when a lot of training camps are happening”.

He revealed that many of the players who participated during the Afrobasket qualifiers as well as the Olympics camp wanted to play, but holding training camps with their various clubs made it extremely difficult.

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