Trophy basketball coach Zeljko Obradovic has no ambition to work in the NBA. He explains this in an interview in which he even analyzes the relationship they have in the strongest basketball competition in the world to coaches coming from Europe. The holder of nine Euroleague titles emphasized that there is a tendency to deny European specialists to work in the NBA.
“There are no European coaches there. You know why – because the NBA is a mafia. They don’t let coaches work and nobody talks about it. I have friends in the NBA, we work together through the summer, we are in constant contact. With the respect of the NBA which is the best league in the world, but many European coaches can work there. I am not personally interested in being a coach there, ”said Obradovic.
Obradovic says he hopes that someday some great European coach will go to the NBA and show them the skills the coaches of the Old Continent have. He says many are already ready for the challenge.