PAU (2010 FIBA World Championship) - Boris Diaw has been named France captain for the FIBA World Championship.
The Charlotte Bobcats star inherits the armband from Tony Parker, who will not play in Turkey this summer.
"The most natural captain is Boris Diaw," said France coach Vincent Collet. "And I think Florent Pietrus will be his co-captain."
Diaw and Pietrus are the most experienced players in Collet's squad.
Collet made the announcement at the end of the first day of France's training camp in Pau.
France have been drawn in Group D for the FIBA World Championship, alongside Canada, Lebanon, Lithuania, New Zealand and Spain.