Nenad Krstic Jailed Overnight Following FIBA Fracas
Krstic threw a chair during Thursday's fourth-quarter fight at Olympic Indoor Hall. It was apparently meant for Greek center Sofoklis Schortsanitis, but instead hit Greek big man Ioannis Bourousis, who hadn't played in the game. The blow drew blood, and Bourousis had to be stopped from going after Krstic.
Krstic was also involved in the start of the fight, which sparked when Serb guard Milos Teodosic and Greek center Antonis Fotsis began jawing at each other with less than three minutes left in the game. Both teams are preparing for the 2010 FIBA World Championship, to be held in Turkey beginning August 28.
FIBA has not handed down sanctions for Krstic or any other player involved. Typically, in-game fights of this magnitude result in two-game suspensions for the primary actors, though Krstic may have done enough to draw greater punishment. Teodosic, Schortsanitis and Fotsis are the other players in danger of punishment. FIBA has not even acknowledged the fight occurred on its official World Championship website, so who knows when sanctions will actually be announced. Greece begins group play with games against China and Puerto Rico; Serbia draws Angola and Germany.