Nikola Wojcic, the sporting director of Maccabi Tel Aviv, and who was recently inducted into the Euroleague Hall of Fame, announced that he will leave the team at the end of the season after a decade.
Today (Thursday), just before the yellows meet Panathinaikos in an important match, a special interview of Vučić was published in Serbia, in which he talked about his time in Israel in the service of the yellows.
"The situation in Tel Aviv is complex," said Vycic about building the squad.
"In recent years, we managed to keep a duo like Scotty Wilbkin and Ante Zizic, but from a budgetary point of view it was difficult for us to keep quality players like Elijah Bryant and Tyler Dorsey who left us."
About the Euroleague, Nikola said: "The Euroleague is crazy, you don't know what will happen in any game."
The professional manager was asked about the situation of the Israelis at Maccabi Tel Aviv and replied: "I wish the situation here was like in Serbia. The development of players here is much less good, in general Europe has stopped developing players as it was in the past. We turn to American players because they arrive mature and ready after college. It is impossible to be competitive without them."
Gave it as an example, photo: Alan Shiver
Regarding the relationship with Maccabi Tel Aviv and the decision to stay in Israel, the Croatian said: "I was drawn to the fact that this club is a symbol of national belonging. As President Herzog said: 'Maccabi is the best ambassador of Israel in the world.' Very special. Everyone follows Maccabi, regardless of the fact that there are fans of Hapoel and other local teams. Maccabi is a national pride, a club that promotes the country in the best way. You only feel it when you come here," he said.
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