French national team coach Vincent Collet and new German national team coach Chris Fleming as well as French NT guard Antoine Diot come on Taking The Charge to talk about the draw for the 2015 EuroBasket and more.

French national team coach Vincent Collet and new German national team coach Chris Fleming as well as French NT guard Antoine Diot come on Taking The Charge to talk about the draw for the 2015 EuroBasket and more.

Taking The Charge Podcast Episode 118: With the draw for EuroBasket 2015 complete, Taking The Charge looks for some reaction and talks to French NT coach Vincent Collet and guard Antoine Diot – both from French club Strasbourg about Les Bleus draw in Group A. Past guest Chris Fleming also returns to the show, this time as new German national team coach to talk about Germany’s tough group as well as being the top man during an exciting time in German hoops.

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Episode 118: Breakdown of the show – Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks tearing his ACL, the end of the Golden States Warriors’ winning streak and the Oklahoma City Thunder winning now seven straight and getting right back in the playoff picture in the Western Conference. There is only one undefeated team in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague after Barcelona lost. CSKA Moscow is the last of the perfect teams. Is Pablo Laso on the hot seat at Real Madrid after four losses in their last 10 games. Dario Saric is the favorite to repeat at the FIBA Europe Young Men Player of the Year ahead of Cedi Osman while my pick for the FIBA Europe Men Player of the Year is Boris Diaw ahead of Milos Teodosic. FIBA have named six countries on short list to host the 2019 and 2023 FIBA World Cups – China, Germany, France, Philippines, Quarter and Turkey. And FIBA announced that Spain beat out Israel 23-3 to host the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup.

Antoine Diot: 26:35

Vincent Collet: 32:55

Chris Fleming: 46:50

This week’s music: “see us through” by On Tour – 1:22:20

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