Pro basketball team recruit two new head coaches for new season

By Hoang Nguyen   July 2, 2021 | 08:15 am GMT+7
Pro basketball team recruit two new head coaches for new season
Martin Knezevic (in suit) gives instruction for Caballeros de Culiacan players. Photo courtesy of Caballeros de Culiacan.
Cantho Catfish have added American coach Martin Knezeivc and domestic coach Vu Tieu Bang to their roster ahead of national league Vietnam Basketball Association (VBA).

Knezevic used to coach NBA G-League team Texas Legends in the U.S. and other teams in Lebanon, Mexico, Canada and China.

The 42-year-old is known for turning Caballeros de Culiacan into a formidable team in Mexican league CIBACOPA, topping all stats.

Knezevic is set to bring the same style of play to Cantho, with high speed and immense offense.

The second coach Bang is a familiar name in domestic basketball, with experience as a prolific player and trainer.

Both coaches are currently in Nha Trang with their teams to prepare for the new season, which will take place between July 10 and Sept. 20.

Cantho are one of the most successful teams in domestic history with a title in 2018 and two times as runner-up in 2017 and 2019.

The 2021 VBA national league will be played exclusively at the Nha Trang University gymnasium in Khanh Hoa Province instead of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City as initially planned and without spectators. Eight teams will play this season, including the national squad.

 
 
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