Joe Prunty takes the lead for Britain

New Brooklyn Nets assistant finally gets his shot to be a head coach at EuroBasket

Originally Published: September 4, 2013
By Mark Woods | Special to ESPN.com

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- The anthem begins inside the Tivoli Arena. Joe Prunty stands to attention, adjacent to his colleagues and players, their eyes collectively transfixed by the flag above.

Inside the arena, only a handful of traveling supporters provide accompaniment. Great Britain's head coach is unable, just yet, to add to the volume. "I've got the beat," he admits, "but I don't know all the words." In a foreign land, wearing the colors of an adopted country, each day brings ...

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