It was an incredible reaction and one that is difficult to understand. Old methods for different times. In any case, repudiable wherever you look at it. The experienced Croatian coach Jasmin repesa, 59, who leads the Italian team Victory Freedom of Pesaro, where the Argentine Carlos Delfino plays, had an unjustifiable attitude when he lost his temper and He hit one of his players on the back with a strong slap because he did not respond to some of his prompts.
The event happened in the LEGA match, the highest category of basketball in Italy, in the match between Pesaro and Allianz Pallacanestro Trieste. The technician, visibly angry, reproached the young man for something Henri Drell, an Estonian player of 2.06 meters and 20 years old, who was in the NBA summer league, but when he approached the substitutes’ bench, first he threatened to hit him on the head and then he did slap him in the back.
Some Italian media assure that there may be an important sanction for Repesa for such an overflow. The young Estonian sat quietly on the bench, obviously aware that he had made a mistake in the game, and shortly after this fact, the video was disseminated on social networks, which generated a lot of repudiation.
Basketball journalist and analyst Dmitry Planidin explained the situation on his Twitter profile: “Lhe Balkan coaches are the strictest in the world, it was not a strong blow, but such action is not justified“.
Some media recalled Zeljko Obradovic (He was the coach of teams like Real Madrid, KK Partizan of Belgrade, Pallacanestro Treviso, Panathinaikos and Fenerbahce), who many times reacted in a similar way to point out to a player the mistakes he was making. In short, it is still a school of the old Yugoslav basketball, in which this relationship between coach and player was common.
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