Denver Nuggets coach Mike Malone supposedly is in talks to join the Serbia basketball staff as the highest assistant and advisor for the Olympic 2020, conferring to Marc Stein of the New York Times. Olympic fans from all over the world are called to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Basketball fans can book Olympic Basketball Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on cheap prices.
He would serve under Igor Kokoskov, the former Phoenix Suns head coach and current assistant for the Sacramento Kings, who was called the head trainer for Serbia in November. Serbian center Nikola Jokic has played his entire five-year NBA career under Malone with the Nuggets.
Though Malone is American, Jokic provides him with a connection to the European team. His seven years of experience as an NBA head coach, counting helping the team reach the No. 2 seed in the West last season, should also be valued for a team trying to surpass its high estimates this summer. Serbia made the silver medal in the Olympic 2016 after a loss to the United States in the final, although the team just achieved the 5th-place end in the 2019 World Cup.
There is sufficient talent on the roster to once again contest for a medal, led by NBA All-Star Jokic. Bogdan Bogdanovic, Nemanja Bjelica and Boban Marjanovic could also play important roles for the team. Although Serbia was powerless to qualify for the Olympic 2020 through the World Cup, the team will get another unintentional in a qualifying tournament in June.
The highest two in each group will progress to the FIBA World Olympic 2020 Qualifying Contests, to be detained in February. As Japan has previously fit for Olympic 2020 as the host country, the top-ranked team in Group B will join them in advancing to the next stage of qualifying. Senegal secured a second straight victory in the African pre-qualifying tournament as they continue on track for Tokyo 2020.