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Krstic, Nachbar Start Play in World Championships August 19

Two Nets will begin play in the FIBA World Championships on August 19 in Japan, but neither will be members of Team USA. Nenad Krstic's Serbia-Montenegro team faces off against Nigeria in the Japanese city of Sendai that day while Bostjan Nachbar's Slovenia unit plays Senegal in Sapporo, according to a just released schedule. The championship is September 3 in Tokyo. Serbia is defending champ. It's possible Nets' draft choice Mile Ilic could also play for Serbia.