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Ergin Ataman: “Losing 22 seconds is a scandal”

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Talking about the double-overtime loss to Georgia, Turkey head coach Ergin Ataman was critical of FIBA, via Eurohoops:

“Losing 22 seconds is a scandal,” noted Ataman to reporters during practice Monday, “The last possession was ours so if we had 24 seconds to play, that might have changed the end result. We made our objection and protest. This is a clear mistake of rule. We objected even at that time in the game but they rejected us and distanced us from the table. This event affected the end result. We demanded the game to be replayed, or at least that last 4:30 minutes. We expect this to be the outcome. But FIBA is an outdated organization, we cannot find any solution to the problems.”

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