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Andrei Kirilenko: “Now there are no preconditions to talk about a possible departure of Bazarevich”

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The head of the Russian basketball Federation (RBF), Andrei Kirilenko has shared his thoughts about the future of Sergei Bazarevich, the post of chief coach of the national team.

— We work with Sergei Bazarevich four years. Of the players that we had available, he always squeezed the most. Sergei Valerianovich able to supply competitive game which you are not ashamed of our fans. In every game we have a chance to win, for me it’s the most important thing.

— So I have no thoughts that the head coach may now become someone else. Perhaps at some point, something will change. He will come to me and say that he was tired from national team or something. But today there are no preconditions to talk about a possible departure of Bazarevich. A contract extension is already technical moment. When the agreement comes to an end, we sit, discuss the conditions and prolonging it, — said Kirilenko.

Recall that the 55-year-old Bazarevich heads the men’s team of Russia in 2016. His current contract with the national team is valid till 2021.

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