Shameful statement of Drazen Anzulovic

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Yesterday in Zagreb, Cedevita and Crvena Zvezda Beograd played postponed game of week 17 in ABA Adriatic league.

In maybe one of the most interesting games in this season, Cedevita Zagreb won against Crvena Zvezda Beograd with score 96:91 (18:17, 24:28, 24:18, 30:28) at front of 3.000 spectators.

I really enjoyed in watching this game. This was one of games with lot of good defense, transitions, attractive moves, but as well lot of turnovers, and unbelievable lot of personal fouls.

Even I never like to talk about referees, they were the worst part of this game. They called 62 personal fouls in game which was not that physical.

This caused a lot of complaints from both teams. One detail decided this game, when coach Svetislav Pesic got technical foul in less than minute before end of the game. With this stupid move, he just gave win to Cedevita.

Crvena Zvezda played well, and Cedevita needed to use all their potentials even over 100% to win and stay at position 2 in ABA Adriatic league.

After game, probably sick of all complaints from coach Svetislav Pesic, Cedevita coach Drazen Anzulovic said something shameful. He said: “Crvena Zvezda Beograd is the biggest disappointment in this season of ABA Adriatic league. Let’s forget stories about young team, they are not so young. They have Petar Popovic, Bojan Popovic, now they have Omar Thomas. This is team completed as combination of young and experienced players.”

He also added: “Don’t forget that they had one outstanding player as well, Adam Morrison. I am so glad about this win, regarding all things before game and quality of our opponents.”

As a coach, I would never say anything like this about opponents. The true is that referees caused a lot of tensions, and ruined this game, but after all Cedevita won, and coach Anzulovic could be more polite with statements.

But, this is what make difference between great and just small coaches. Even i respected Anzulovic as a coach, after this statement I am very disappointed.