WARSAW, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) – Igor Milicic has been named the new head coach of the Polish men’s basketball team, the Polish Basketball Association announced at a press conference in Warsaw on Friday evening. .
The Croatian replaced Mike Taylor after the association decided to end cooperation with the American at the end of September. Milicic is well known in Poland because he has worked there continuously since 2007, first as a player and then as a coach. The 45-year-old has won three Polish league titles.
“I want to thank you for this opportunity. The job of coach of the national team is the dream of every athlete, and later a coach. I am lucky to have had such luck, confidence from the Polish Basketball Association. I will do my best to advance Polish basketball, “Milicic said at the press conference.
“We will work with people who care about playing for the country. We have to be proud of the players, the staff, whatever the outcome,” added the new manager.
“Milicic is an extremely talented coach with a head full of dreams. They correspond to the dreams of the Polish national team. The Polish Basketball Association has decided to put the coach in charge of the team for both. next years, “said the president of the Radoslaw Piesiewicz association.
In 2019, Poland reached the quarter-finals of the FIBA World Cup in China. The team qualified for the European Championship, against the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Serbia, Finland and Israel in the group stage.