Just as they did last year with coaches from France and Italy, the Nets will add highly regarded young European coaches to their summer league staff. The Nets play in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, starting on July 7.
But this year, reports Brian Lewis, there could be an added benefit. One of the two is “close with point guard Milos Teodosic,”
Sasa Obradovic, the Serbian-born coach of Lokomotiv Kuban in Russia and Damir Mulaomerović, the coach of Cibona Zagreb in Croatia, will work with Kenny Atkinson in Las Vegas, according to reports emanating from Europe. Both are in their 40’s. The Nets believe the hirings build good will and connections and provide the team with a European flavor.
Obradovic played in the French, German, Serbian and Italian leagues. He won a silver medal in the 1996 Olympics, playing for Yugoslavia. Since retiring in 2005, Obradovic has coached teams in German, Ukraine, Poland and Russia, landing in Kuban last year
Mulaomerović played in the Croatian, Italian, Spanish and Greek leagues from 1990 to 2012. Although a native of Bosnia, Mulamerovic played for the Croatian national team. He began his coaching career in 2013 and joined Cibona, where he played much of his career, as head coach in 2015. He also coached the Bosnian national team last year.
Oracio Cauchi of Sportando reported on Malaomerovic, David Pick on Obradovic.
Last summer, the Nets hired Julien Espinosa of the Antibes Sharks in France and Maurizio Buscaglia of Aquila Trento in Italy for summer league duty.
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