Maybe it should have been another season where Nymburk would have a relatively easy run to the title. Already the nineteenth in a row. However, today the basketball community knows that if the Central Bohemians defend their title, it will be the most difficult path in many years. Ladislav Sokolovsky is trying to bring his former player, coach and sporting director back to the top of the club.
With Nymburk, he won eleven titles as a player, then one Friday from afar watched another collection of championship cups in the magement of the club. But now even for the Czech hegemon, poorer times have come. Latvian coach Roberts Stelmahers broke his teeth in the Czech pool after his summer visit. Even some summer parishes were not crowned with success, but on the contrary, those who led the team gradually left. When will Nymburk return to his best results?
Four defeats in last six competitive games, three of them in the league. How to get out of it?
“Hard work. Otherwise it won’t work. No one wants to make excuses, but already at the beginning of the season, Kamau Stokes suffered a long-term injury that should have cost dearly and then affect you. Then the departures of key players Mark Klassen and Gerel Simmons, who the contract stated that they could leave if they were relegated from the Champions League We can blame ourselves for their departure without progressing in the Champions League and right now there are no options on the market like in the summer At the same time we are let down by the fact that we cannot assert ourselves in a gradual attack, as we used to in Nymburk.”
You moved from the position of sporting director to the position of coach of the “A” team after the departure of Roberts Stelmachers. What does this mean for you persolly?
“Coach Stelmahers was a quick decision after Alexander Sekulich left Russia. The coach is not the only one to blame for the poor start of the season