Serbia is currently ranked 5th by FIBA. With the departure of head coach Zoran Slavnic, and the recent hiring of legendary coach Dusan Ivkovic, the future for Serbian basketball looks very bright. However, the same cannot be said about the present. Serbia has had its share of problems, mainly the fact they they didn't win a single game at Eurobasket, leaving them out of the World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which in turn, leaves them out of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. "This is an Olympic year, a bit sad for us, known across the world as a basketball land, since we won't have a basketball team in Beijing," said Coach Ivkovic. The main reason for the disappointing finish at Eurobasket was the absense of many players, including NBA players Nenad Krstic, Aleksandar Pavlovic and Peja Stojakovic. Marko Jaric and Darko Milicic were left leading a team that was simply outmatched against the top European teams. The 2008 Beijing Olympics will make for a painful summer for Serbian fans. But rest assured, the future looks bright.