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After Real Madrid’s Pablo Laso and Barcelona’s Sito Alonso, Unicaja Malaga head coach Joan Plaza also addressed the problem that stems from the conflicting schedule of EuroLeague with the FIBA Windows for the World Cup Qualifiers.
“Zeljko (Obradovic) and prestigious players, who understand the issue, have already expressed themselves before me, and we all have the same opinion,” Plaza said as reported by AS. “I am not going to tell any player to go or not. The club has to decide. Everyone has to sit down: FIBA, Euroleague, and ACB, and plan a more consensual schedule. Overexploiting the players is bad. The players must have August for vacation and July to be with their national teams and the rest (months) for the clubs, which pay them. From there, the club controls the contracts and must decide.”
Plaza’s comments arrive shortly after it became known that three of his players (Serbians Nemanja Nedovic, Dejan Musli, and Dragan Milosavljevic) will join their country’s national team for at least one game during the Windows.