Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

France 12 to OQT bared

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France 12 to OQT bared
by rick olivares

France head coach Vincent Collet and national technical director Patrick Beesley revealed today, June 29, the 12 players who will be in the roster for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila from July 5-10.

Included in the 12 are forward Nicolas Batum (Charlotte Hornets), combo guard Nando De Colo (CSKA Moscow), power forward-center Boris Diaw (San Antonio Spurs), point guard Antoine Diot (Valencia), small forward Mickael Gelabale (Le Mans), point guard Thomas Huertel (Anadolu Efes Istanbul), small forward Chalres Kahudi (ASVEL Basket),  center Joffrey Lauvergne (Denver Nuggets), power forward Adrien Moerman (Bandirma Banvit), point guard Tony Parker (San Antonio Spurs), power forward Florent Pietrus (Nancy), and center Kim Tillie (Vitoria).

Surprisingly, New Orleans Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca did not make the cut as did shooting guard Edwin Jackson Unicaja). The latter was told to accompany the team to Manila in the event that Antoine Diot does not recover in time from a leg injury. 

Team France will hold a press conference on later today in Paris before flying off to Manila in the evening.

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