MLADEN ERJAVEC (photo by ezadar.hr)
After the convincing 80-62 loss to Zadar in the 8th round of Croatian Championship Zagreb CO management board made a relative unexpected decision to fire head coach Mladen “Eri” Erjavec.
During his five-month tenure Erjavec was able to energize the team to a respectable 5th place in Adriatic League, Croatian Cup title and made it a legitimate Croatian Championship title contender.
Zagreb CO is currently 3rd placed team of Croatian Championship, trailing only to local rival Cedevita Zagreb, but still has seven-point advantage in the Croatian race for one-year Euroleague contract.
Erjavec’s successor Ivica Buric, long-time scouting assistant for the club, will have a heavy result burdain in front of him with no place for eventual mistakes.
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