Basketball Coaches Journey #6: New Season, New Team, New Positions

Welcome back dear readers, I know I’ve neglected you for a bit, but let’s be honest who didn’t go a bit lazy in the last few months?

As you know, or I assume you know, the pandemic has caused quite a stir in the world, and with it hurt a lot of branches, including basketball. With it said, I’ve been not working with a team and partially worked with two talented individuals that you will hear about pretty soon I think. I’ve been at home in Serbia, and due to that I decided to further my education and finally get a basketball coaching degree!

That aside, I start a new chapter in my colorful book of coaching, I am going to be starting from the 1st of October(a few days ago) the General Manager of the female basketball team Djerdap and the coach in it. I will also coach the male counterparts of the same-named team in my hometown.

There is a lot of work, and since it will be my first time as a GM I will have a lot to learn, but I am ready to take the challenge for my own growth and benefit. We are in a condition of having only a few players, and only one team in the league with another coach, while the male team has 2 teams playing and a decent amount of kids and coaches.

It is really sad that I will have to leave Bucharest and the Slam Basketball Academy since I grew fond of those kids and just adjusted to the amazing capital city. But it is time to say goodbye to all the amazing kids and my amazing colleagues who taught me a lot.  Big thanks to all the staff there for helping me adjust and teaching me new things about basketball!

All in all, it was an amazing experience to coach again in Romania, and I hope I will be back one day. For now, my new start will be in Serbia, and you will be kept updated with everything that goes on, hopefully, every two weeks or so.

 

Thank you all for reading!

Solkotovic Srdjan

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