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03/03/2017
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80 TIME-OUT participants confirmed

MUNICH – FIBA Europe has confirmed an immensely talented line-up of 80 participants for its innovative TIME-OUT project.

The unique one-time project, targeted at recently retired basketball players who want to continue their post-playing careers in the field of sport, has attracted an impressive roll of honor including Olympians, European national and club champions.

Among the stand out names on the list of participants are Bostjan Nachbar, Ann Wauters, Jiri Welsch, Maria Stepanova and Nevriye Yilmaz.

The full list of participants is available here.

"The caliber of the participants underlines the enormity of this project, which is among the most important which FIBA Europe has undertaken in assisting in the furthering of player careers,' commented FIBA Executive Director Europe, Kamil Novak.

"I am confident the participants will show the same aptitude and professionalism that defined their playing careers, as they take this next major step in their lives."

With co-funding from the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, and in conjunction with Northumbria University in Newcastle, United Kingdom, the participants will work towards earning a master's degree in sport administration, beginning on the final weekend of FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic (June 23-25) and concluding in August 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. For a full overview of the project, please click here.

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