Eurobasket will also change its format and have playoffs with 16 teams after first round (same as in FIBA World Cup).
FIBA Europe will announce a new race for hosting rights and the Board will accept applications by July 31.
Ukraine will have an advantage if they decide to host Eurobasket in 2017.
16 countries have already showed interest in hosting Eurobasket and FIBA Europe will allow more than one country to host the competition.
The host is expected to being announced by the end of August when the Eurobasket QR ends.