Radnicki messed its situation in ABA Adriatic league
When all we expected easy win for Radnicki and big step closer to Final 4, coach Miroslav Nikolic and his players decided to make last two games in regular season even more interesting.
Zadar, team from the bottom of standings in ABA Adriatic league, topped Radnicki 75-68 and caused big mess.
Reasons for this unexpected and stupid defeat could be that players of Radnicki underestimated Zadar and already won this game in their heads.
But, at the same time, role of coach Miroslav Nikolic should be to explain that it ain’t over until it is over, but obviously he failed in that.
It is not first time that he failed in motivating its players, but this defeat could cost them pretty much.
In other game today, Buducnost VOLI wins over Split and now they have identical record as Radnicki, 15-9.
Partizan mt:s with 14-9 record will host leader Igokea tomorrow and it will be interesting to see what will happen.
In case that Black and whites win, and I expect that they will, we will have three teams with 15-9 record, Buducnost VOLI, Partizan mt:s and Radnicki.
Igokea and Crvena Zvezda Telekom already booked its tickets for Final 4 but they will fight for position 1 which will lead to Euroleague in next season.
So, I am not sure if Radnicki understand how much they lost in this defeat in Zadar. This was great chance to win, and bit relaxed wait for next game.
Right now, they will play under pressure in next game in just few days, as they will meet Split in road game at March 14.