Wed 02 Nov 11: The start of the NBA season has been postponed following the failure of players and club owners to reach a new collective bargaining agreement. Luol Deng has confirmed that if the NBA lockout continues he would be willing to play in Europe.
"I always wanted to play in Europe," he told
basketball website MVP.
"I always wanted to see what my game would be like. There's a part of me, because of growing up in England, I'd like to be close to there."
Luol Deng again led the GB scorers with 28 points and Joel Freeland added 27.
"You saw in 2009 we couldn't get any wins at all - now we've got two," said Freeland. "We're going to knuckle down and pull out all the stops to make sure we have a good tournament next year."
Sun 04 Sep 11: Luol Deng and Great Britain have recorded their first win at EuroBasket 2011, beating Portugal 85-73.
Team GB make history at EuroBasket 2011 (UK users only)
Following defeats to hosts Lithuania, Turkey and Spain, Luol scored 31 points as GB registered their first-ever win in a EuroBasket finals game. GB are unlikely to qualify for the second round however - they need to beat Poland by 58 points in their final group game.
Nevertheless, Luol was quick to identify the win as a significant marker on the road to London 2012: "We've had a really tough schedule and today we've done something that hasn't been done for GB basketball in a long time," he said.
Sun 21 Aug 11: Luol Deng has returned to the UK on a mission to bring basketball to the masses.
A summer of British basketball
Luol's coaching camp in Loughborough welcomed youngsters from across the UK and Ireland. Team GB also finished fifth in the London International Basketball Invitational held in the recently-completed Olympic basketball venue.
Sun 10 Jul 11: On the day South Sudan was proclaimed a new nation, Luol Deng set up a basketball clinic at a school in the country's new capital, Juba.
Sudanese-born Luol Deng (R) meets young basketball players at a school in Juba
"It's very emotional," Luol told
the Enough Project.
"I'm really happy that we are all here, everyone who fled. I'm happy that even my parents could see this day. Everything they sacrificed was worth it."
Thu 26 May 11: The Miami Heat defeated Luol Deng's Chicago Bulls in the NBA Eastern Conference final by winning the play-off series 4-1.
Fri 13 May 11: The Chicago Bulls have beaten the Atlanta Hawks to reach the NBA's Eastern Conference final for the first time since the glory days of Michael Jordan in 1998. They will face the Miami Heat in the final.
Tues 26 Apr 11: The Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 4-1 in the first round of the NBA play-offs to secure a second round tie with the Atlanta Hawks.
Fiba, the governing body for world basketball, has given Great Britain the go-ahead to compete at the London Olympics. It comes after GB Basketball proved its long-term commitment to the sport after London 2012.
Luol Deng says he is glad the investment he has made in GB Basketball has paid off.
Mon 31 Jan 11: Great Britain have been handed a tough draw
for August's EuroBasket tournament. Luol Deng and the rest of Team GB will play holders Spain, the hosts Lithuania, World Championship finalists Turkey and Poland.
Wed 9 Sep 10: Fiba, the governing body for world basketball, have announced they will decide in March 2011 if GB can compete at the London Olympics. To strengthen their cause, Britain have
bid to host the 2015 EuroBasket championships
Thu 26 Aug 10:Great Britain beat Bosnia 94-85
to qualify for EuroBasket - the European Championships taking place in Lithuania next year. Luol Deng hit 38 points, his highest yet for Team GB.
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