Sixers’ Furkan Korkmaz under investigation for EuroBasket altercation

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Furkan Korkmaz was eliminated from EuroBasket 2022 when Turkey fell in overtime to France, but EuroBasket isn’t exactly done with Korkmaz.

On Sept. 5, Korkmaz was ejected from a matchup with Georgia after he got into it a bit with Duda Sanadze. He was followed into the tunnel by Sanadze, Goga Bitadze and Tornike Shengelia. What followed was an altercation in the tunnel where Korkmaz said punches were thrown.

On Thursday, FIBA announced it is opening the disciplinary phase of its investigation of the incident and this phase includes Korkmaz as well as Sanadze, Bitadze and Shengelia. Bitadze plays for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers, so when the Sixers and the Pacers match up, that will be an interesting night.

Korkmaz will have to cooperate with the investigation, but from the facts that have been presented thus far, it seems this is not his fault. He was attacked by the three Georgian players after the on-court incident and he just has to wait out the results.

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