Regarding the disparity in team and coaching approaches, Zeljko Obradovic, the most accomplished European basketball coach, mentioned that he adjusted his methods following his NBA experience.
“From the moment I came back from Detroit, which was 2012, I was thinking why are these people doing training in the morning? Of course, it’s a perfect system,” Obradovic said. “From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there is team training, then it ends.
“They have an incredible number of coaches, someone who works individually, they work on shooting, or in the gym. After that, I started working in the same way. I do one training session and the players like it.
“Even we like it. I think that these are some things that when you think about and accept that they were once impossible.”
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