Basketball: Aramis Naglič became Slovakia’s new coach

BRATISLAVA. The 56-year-old Croat Aramis Naglič became the new coach of the Slovakian men’s basketball team. He replaced Oleg Meleshchenko in the post, who was fired from this post a few days ago.

The Executive Committee of the Slovak Basketball Federation (VV SBA) also approved the implementation team ahead of the start of the second phase of Euro 2025 pre-qualification.

The Wednesday edition of Denník Šport brought the information.

He played for Pezinok, successfully led Inter

Naglič is closely associated with Slovakian basketball, since his playing career he was part of the dominant era of Pezinok in our top league.

He also returned to Slovakia at the start of his coaching phase, when he took over Inter Bratislava during the 2012/2013 season. He eventually won the championship with the “yellow and black”.

He then returned to Croatia for five years to renegotiate with the Pasienko squad for the 2018/2019 season. Also in this case it turned out to be gold.

For the past two years, the Croatian coach has been on the bench in Vienna, Austria. He was also successful here, as evidenced by the championship doubles (league and cup) of the previous season and participation in the semi-finals of the Alpine-Adriatic Cup.

In addition, he was recently assistant coach of the Croatian national team.

Together with him, the current Komárna coach Zlatko Jovanovič comes to the position of assistant coach. The former Prievidze player has held the same position with the Iranian national team in recent weeks.

Michal Madzin stays with the Slovakian team as an assistant, Maroš Helmecy takes on the position of assistant in charge of scouting and video analysis.

The first challenge is pre-qualification

Naglič and his implementation team will have their first coaching challenge at the end of August as they enter the second phase of the Euro 2025 pre-qualification with Slovakia.

The opponents of his charges in Group D are North Macedonia, Denmark and Norway. Right from the start they play at home against Norway (August 25) and then a game in North Macedonia (August 28).

This part will be played at home base, with further matches scheduled for November 2022 and February 2023.

The winners of the groups and Cyprus secure a place in the regular qualification as organizer of the final tournament, the other teams have one more chance.

In the third stage of the pre-qualification, the last places are at stake, the unsuccessful teams from the first and second stages are added to this part.

In the event that Slovakia advances to qualifying, he has a great chance of taking part in the premiere among the European elite. The first three teams from the 4-man groups advance to the final tournament in Latvia, Finland and Cyprus.

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