The elders of the brothers Antetokounmpo Giannis have arrived in Athens, touching down Tuesday, August 2. in two days. on August 4, they will be permitted to join the the Greek national team’s training, where they will join brothers Alex and Kostas, who have already been practicing with the Greek national team.
According to the FIBA-NBA agreement, NBA players – unless there’s a special arrangement with their franchise – can be part of the preparation period of their national team for 28 days before major FIBA tournaments and 14 days before the Olympics.
In addition to the older Antetokounmpos, Tyler Dorsey, who recently signed a two-way contract with the Dallas Mavericks, will also be allowed to join the team on August 4.
Veteran guard Nick Calathes also joined the team on Tuesday.
The Milwaukee Bucks ties to the Greek national team extends beyond Giannis and Thanasis, as Bucks assistant coach Josh Oppenheimer is part of the Greek national team coaching staff.
The Greek national team will have its official media day Saturday, August 6. They will host Spain in an exhibition game August 9.