Great Britain’s 79-69 defeat to Spain in the third game of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament spelled the end of the bid to get to Tokyo 2020.
Coach Chema Buceta expressed his pride in his players following a brave attempt to get the better of the European Champions in Belgrade on Sunday.
He spoke of his gratitude for the passionate efforts of his squad in his post-match press conference alongside Temi Fagbenle, who was named in the tournament’s All Star Five.
Here’s what Chema said:
Here’s is how Jo Leedham-Warner reacted:
And the British basketball community showed their pride in the team after their shot at another Olympic Games was denied.