Slask Wroclaw hires Jacek Winnicki as the new head coach

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Giannis Askounis

05/Nov/23 17:12

Winless after five games in the BKT EuroCup, Slask Wroclaw switches from Oliver Vidin to Jacek Winnicki

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A head-coaching adjustment for Poland outfit Slask Wroclaw was officially confirmed.

A familiar face in Jacek Winnicki was named as the new play-caller, replacing Oliver Vidin, the team announced earlier this week.

Winnicki, 58, inked a contract for the rest of the 2023-24 season.

“Slask Wroclaw has taken the decision to part ways with head coach Oliver Vidin following the team’s 0-5 start to the 2023-24 BKT EuroCup Regular Season. The Serbian tactician’s replacement has already been named, with Jacek Winnicki returning to Hala Orbita after starting his coaching career there back in 1997. He stayed with Slask until 2003, so he now takes charge of the club 20 years on,” as noted by

For Vidin, he only returned to Slask over the summer, having previously sat on the side’s bench between 2019 and 2021, but the club’s leadership have decided to go in another direction. The team went 0-2 at home and 0-3 on the road under Vidin.

Slask is currently on a 14-game losing streak in the EuroCup, bridging the second half of last season and the start of the current campaign. The Polish side’s last EuroCup win came against Dolomiti Energia Trento, 80-57, on December 21, 2022. Curiously, Coach Winnicki’s first game back in charge will come against the 2-3 Trento next Wednesday night.

During his 26-year coaching career, Winnicki has led Slask (1997-2003), Prokom Trefl Sopot (as an assistant, 2003-07), Sportino Inowroclaw (2007-08), Lotos Gdynia (2008-10), Turow Zgorzelec (2010-12), CCC Polkowice (2012-14), the Polish national team (2012-15), Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul (2014-15), Polski Cukier Torun (2015-17), MKS Dabrowa Gornicza (2017-19), BM Slam Ostrow Wielkopolski (2019), Spojnia Stargard (2019-20) and MKS Dabrowa Gornicza (2021-23).”

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