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Cibona split with Neven Spahija

14. November 2013, 20:11

Cibona will continue the season with Slaven Rimac after it was confirmed that Neven Spahija left the club.

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Spahija said that "the situation is unsustainable" after the defeat against Cantu which led to the Thursday's meeting with the club's Board. After the meeting it became evident that Neven Spahija leave’s Cibona’s bench and will be replaced by his assistant Slaven Rimac.

As things stand, it seems that the club will keep the entire team. Spahija allegedly sought departures of some players, which was his condition for his stay in the club but his bosses did not want to accept this because Cibona is not able to bring new foreign players  due to FIBA's blockade. Spahija joined the club during summer after 12 seasons spent abroad, where he worked with top clubs like Maccabi, Lietuvos Rytas, Fenerbahce and Valencia.
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Rastali se Spahija i Cibona

Trener Cibone Neven Spahija nakon poraza od Cantua rekao je da je “stanje neodrživo”, stoga je tijekom četvrtka održan sastanak s klupskom Upravom. Nakon tog sastanka jasno je da Neven Spahija odlazi s Cibonine klupe,  a zamijeniti će ga njegov dosadašnji pomoćnik Slaven Rimac. Kako stvari stoje, izgleda da u klubu ostaje i kompletan igrački kadar. Sa Spahijom je sastanak održao klupski direktor Domagoj Čavlović, a na izravnoj telefonskoj vezi bio je i Ivica Lovrić, predsjednik kluba, koji se spremao na poslovni put u Kinu.

Neven Spahija navodno je tražio otkaze nekim igračima, što je očito bio njegov uvjet ostanka, na što klub nije želio pristati jer zbog FIBA-ine blokade ne mogu dovesti nove strance.    Neven Spahija stigao je ovo ljeto u Cibonu nakon što je 12 sezona proveo u inozemstvu, radeći u vrhunskim klubovima poput Maccabija, Baskonije, Lietuvos Rytasa, Fenerbahčea i Valencije.


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