The president of MBK "Nikolaev" Andrey Cherepanov told about the last decisions in connection with unsuccessful start of team in the current season.
- First of all, I want to tell that very much I worry about failure start of the Nikolaev club in the Superleague championship. Though we won the first match against "Azovmash", the following games as houses, and on a visit, brought us four defeats.
In my opinion, reasons of failures a little. Mistakes in selection of players are obvious. In this season the line-up changed cardinally - five basketball players left and five are invited. That for our club uncharacteristically. As a result - a discordance between new players and those who remained from former structure. I will note also that young basketball players upon whom we rested hopes, the season beginning also failed.
After defeat from BQ "Kiev" it became clear that the team was prepared for a season unsatisfactorily. On the same day we contacted several agents of basketball players and began negotiations on the invitation them to Nikolaev for structure strengthening.
A series of defeats caused the necessity of changes and for trainer's structure. Today I declared resignation from a post of the head coach Vladimir Polyakh. Until the end of a season of 2009-2010 the team will be headed by Valentin Berestnev.
Probably, this candidate isn't represented to someone ideal. I can agree. However in present conditions its candidate is optimum.
- Return of the head coach to the former post in practice of our basketball the phenomenon infrequent …
- Valentin Berestnev remained all these years in command for positions of the sports director, knows all problems so will be able to get down without swing to work. By the potential opportunities it as nobody else is capable to give real help. Valentin Borisovich declares the plans, personnel changes and assistants in the next few days.
In return, I want from a name of club to apologize to all his admirers for team failures on championship start. I remain with club, I hope for understanding and support of fans which are especially necessary to basketball players at a difficult moment.