Welcome speech from the president of KZS, Matej Erjavec
Dear basketball friends! Two years after a succesful organisation of EuroBasket 2013, biggest sports event in history of Slovenia, a new big basketball event will take place in a beautiful Koper. Event, that will definitely prove everybody that our country lives and breathes basketball.

EuroBasket 2013 showed everybody in the world that Slovenia is a wonderful organiser, a country with friendly and hospitable people and crazy ideas which enthused everybody. Do not forget we were the first to prepare the draw in a natural cave and that we played basketball on the sea. I am sure we have not shown everything yet.


At the Basketball federation of Slovenia we are proud the tradition of organising basketball events continues and we are proudly supporting it on many areas. We have and we will offer the local organising committee help with our know-how, experience, promotion and other important details that will help in the process of making the event. I strongly believe the LOC will provide all necessary conditions for all participants in the highest level possible.


We welcome all 28 teams coming to Koper in 2015 and wish them a great tournament, with no injuries and good results! Let the best team win!


Matej Erjavec
predsednik KZS