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Team Ukraine's Net Connections

If you look closely at the NBA.com video of the Ukraine National Team training, you'll notice a number of Nets connections. Mike Fratello, who's been doing color with Marv Albert and Ian Eagle, is head coach and a current Nets assistant and a former assistant are in there wearing Ukraine Basketball shirts.

Rich Dalatri, the Nets' strength and conditioning coach, "came on board to help our players with skills development and to get them in shape for tournament competition", Fratello says on his website. Former lead assistant Brian Hill is playing the same role for Team Ukraine.  Ukraine beat Estonia Saturday and will play Russia in the opening round of the European championships on August 31.