Things are going to get better with Canada basketball anytime soon. They messed up the team when they fired the former coach Jay Triano (assistant coach on the Raptors) and hired a television commentator who has NEVER coached a team on ANY level, Leo Rautins (played at Syracuse and briefly with the 76´ers). When Triano was fired Nash said he would never play again. They need to hire a coach who has European coaching experience and actually understand the international game.
Nobody on that team besides Nash even plays for a good European team, let alone an NBA team.
Actually a couple of them do, Barret, Guarasci...but you are right they don´t place enough importance on international experience when selecting the team.