Pro basketball team signs two new head coaches for new season


Martin Knezevic (in costume) gives instructions to Caballeros de Culiacan players. Photo courtesy of Caballeros de Culiacan.

Cantho Catfish has added US coach Martin Knezeivc and national coach Vu Tieu Bang to their list ahead of the Vietnam Basketball Association (VBA) national league.

Knezevic has coached the NBA G-League Texas Legends team in the United States and other teams in Lebanon, Mexico, Canada and China.

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

Knezevic should bring the same style of play to Cantho, with high speed and immense attack.

Second Coach Bang is a household name in national basketball, with experience as a prolific player and coach.

The two coaches are currently in Nha Trang with their teams to prepare for the new season, which will run from July 10 to September 20.

Cantho is one of the most successful teams in national history with a title in 2018 and twice second in 2017 and 2019.

The 2021 VBA National League will be played exclusively at the gymnasium of Nha Trang University 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 team.

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