Slovenia will have to deal with another pull-out for the upcoming World Championship in Turkey. Sacramento Kings guard Beno Udrih added his name to the absent list which already included centre Erazem Lorbek. The reasons presented by the 28-year-old have to do with his role within the national team under the orders of new coach Memi Bečirović. Udrih was expecting more responsability, a leading role and a starter status which did not verify during the eight days of preparation, leading to a friendly departure. Udrih left to avoid problems and disharmony within the team.
Last season was of one Udrih's best in the NBA, after averaging 12.9 points, 4.7 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals over 79 games.
Slovenia is in group B of the World Championsip, alongside Croatia, Brazil, Tunisia, Iran and USA.