Saturday, October 4, 2008
Dickau will not be getting Polish nationality
According to sport.pl Dan Dickau will not be getting Polish nationality. The article talks about Dan Dickau's polish roots and that it was in the best interest of the Polish Basketball Federation to issue him with a polish passport so he can help the National Team of Poland. Although he was born in Portland Dickau's parents are from Poland so that would enable him to receive the Polish citizenship and hence represent Poland in the National Team.
According to uncofirmed rumors though Dickau left Air Avellino as he didn't want to submit to doping tests. The reasons for that is that certain substances that are legal in the States are not legal in Europe. That would make the player stand out in a drug test and geopardise his contract and this fear will possibly deter him from playing anywhere in Europe in the next few years.